VCA St. Mary's Animal Hospital


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  • Happy Puppy Visit

    -Brenda from Lexington Park, MD
    Pet Name: Brutus

    Pet Image We've been to VCA St. Mary's before, but we were very happy with our Puppy Visit with Brutus, a German Shepherd. He is our newest addition! Everyone was pleasant, helpful, and answered all of our questions. We look forward to Brutus' next visit with the Puppy Package, not to mention the savings :)

    Brian, Brenda and Family

  • Helping me when I lost a kitten

    -Jessica from Avenue, MD
    Pet Name: Stinky

    I went to VCA with my cat Stinky about two years ago or so and they were so helpful with her. And now when the feral cat at my house had more kittens I tried to save one because she left it and almost hurt it. I'm not sure what the sex of the kitten was. They helped me out and I had to unfortunately put the baby down because he was sick and I was thankful for their help. Now I have his brother and will be making an appointment soon so he can get checked out. God Bless them.

  • Love and Care

    -Shellie from Hollywood, MD
    Pet Name: Boots

    Pet Image With each of our pets we have found a truly warm and caring staff from the reception desk to the doctor's exam. We lost our beautiful Boots 3 weeks ago to an illness and the other day we received a lovely card in the mail from VCA St. Marys. Not only were the personal messages written from the staff at St. Mary's Veterinary Hospital beautiful and thoughtful but they sent us Boots' 4 paw prints! To have his precious little paw prints is giving us the world. We miss him so much. Thank you St. Mary's Veterinary Hospital for such thoughtfulness and all the tender care and attentiveness you've given each of our pets.

  • I love St. Mary's Animal Hospital

    -Hailey from Prince Frederick, MD
    Pet Name: Truman

    Pet Image I have been taking my bird to St. Mary's Animal Hospital to see Dr. Forrest for many years now. Everyone is always extremely nice and welcoming and Dr. Forrest is wonderful!

  • Halloween

    -Dr Sierra Parker from Lexington Parker, MD
    Pet Name: Sierra

    Pet Image I love my doggie doctor, Dr. Forrest, so much that he inspired me to be a Vet for Halloween. Happy Halloween.

  • Great Customer Service

    -Karen from Lexington Park, MD
    Pet Name: Buddy

    I would like to start off by saying at first I was not going to bring my Buddy in for an exam, I just wanted some questions answered. When I call early one morning, I spoke to Sam about the problems Buddy seemed to be having. She recommended bring Buddy in for an exam by a Vet doctor, and at first I said no but after she was going over some of the problems Buddy was having, she explained to me a virus called Giardia (which I have never heard before) and she wouldn’t exactly say that’s what is was but she did say that could have be a possibility. So Sam convinced me to bring Buddy in and a sample as well to test for this virus. My visit at VCA St. Mary’s Animal Vet Hospital with Buddy was great. The doctor that was examining Buddy was Dr. Simmons and the technician that brought us to our room was Luella. They are both highly professional and very caring for Buddy. Later while I was waiting for the doctor to come back with results for Buddy test, Sam came into the room and gave some loving to Buddy and she notice his back had scabs (some open). She recommended a special collar to stop Buddy from chewing on himself and she let the doctor know I was interested in getting one (which by the way works GREAT! Thank you, Sam). During Buddy’s visit it was found out that unfortunately he has heartworms and then Giardia on top of that (exactly what Sam explained), I’m glad we brought him in after all. Dr. Simmons went over all the information and results with me, as well as treatments. After all was done, we heading to pay our bill which I wasn’t really looking forward to. We were greeted by Lauren and Sam, (they are very sweet, caring and professional, they gave Buddy lots of loving), Lauren went over the bill with me item by item, which sounded like a lot but the price was nothing compared to what I thought it would be. And for the great customer service and caring we have received there, the price didn’t even matter. It was well worth it, for Buddy’s sake too. The two also went over the heartworm treatments with me, which you can tell how educated the whole staff is. Thank you all very much and we will be back again (hopefully not too soon) as well as recommend new clients to you. Your staff is GREAT and you honor great services. Buddy thanks you too, he says hi as well :)


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:  Please call us immediately at 301-862-2441

VCA Southern Maryland Veterinary Referral Center immediately at 301-638-0988