Our Animal Hospital

VCA Veterinary Referral Associates operates a 24 hour animal hospital in Gaithersburg, MD seven days a week, 365 days a year. Whether your pet needs emergency vet services or specialty treatment, our veterinarians, technicians, and assistants are able to handle a wide variety of veterinary services—including x-rays and other diagnostic tests, surgery, animal rehab, oncology, and more.

Call us to make an appointment for specialty vet services, or visit us at our address below for emergency vet services (no appointment necessary). 

VCA Veterinary Associates
 500 Perry Parkway
 Gaithersburg, MD 20877

What Makes Our Veterinary Hospital Different?

When you bring your pet to VCA Veterinary Referral Associates, he or she will benefit from our:

  • Emergency services – We understand that emergencies can happen at any time of the day or not—that’s why we offer veterinary emergency services to ensure your pets always get the care they require. 
  • Extremely high quality medicine – At VCA VRA, we operate an entire internal medicine department dedicated to treating your pets with only the highest quality medicines. 
  • Advanced medical services and equipment – Our veterinary hospital is equipped with an in-house stat laboratory—allowing us to provide fast diagnosis in critical care situations. We also have an extensive diagnostic imaging and radiology department for animal x-rays, radiographs, CT scans, MRIs, biopsies, and ultrasounds. Our veterinary hospital is also home to the only Linear Accelerator in the state of Maryland.
  • Number of specialists – When you need a veterinary specialist, VCA VRA can help. Our vets specialize in areas such as radiation oncology, cardiology, neurology, oncology, rehabilitation, and more. Contact us for more information on our specialty veterinary services! 
  • Convenient location – Our veterinary hospital is conveniently located in Gaithersburg, MD. Our customers include pets and their owners from Maryland as well as the Washington, D.C. metro area, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Northern Virginia.

Visit Our Vet Clinic in Maryland

At VCA Veterinary Referral Associates, our goal is to provide the very best service to pets and their owners—we treat your pets as if they were our own. If you’d like to make an appointment with one of our specialty vets, please call us or fill out a contact form.

If your pet needs emergency vet services, please visit us at our Gaithersburg, MD location—no appointment is necessary.


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