Emergency Vet Services

When you need an emergency vet in Maryland, trust the experts at VCA Veterinary Referral Associates. Our office—located in Gaithersburg, MD—is open for emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. No appointment is necessary when it comes to your pet’s emergency vet needs.

For emergency veterinary service in Maryland, give us a call at 301-926-3300 or visit us at: 

VCA Veterinary Associates
 500 Perry Parkway
 Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Our Emergency Veterinary Services

At VCA Veterinary Referral Associates, our 24 hour emergency veterinary hospital and emergency veterinarians, technicians, and assistants are able to handle a wide variety of veterinary emergency and critical care services—including emergency surgeries.

Emergency Veterinary Diagnosis

Our 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.

Emergency Animal Surgery

When it comes to certain animal conditions, prolonging surgery can be life-threatening. That’s why we offer emergency animal surgery services 24 hours a day. If your pet has been hit by a car, has internal bleeding, has difficulty giving birth, or other emergency that requires  surgery, we are prepared to help. Our anesthesiology department offers advanced monitoring to ensure your pet is as comfortable as possible at all times.

Emergency Internal Medicine Consultations

When your pet is sick or injured, our internal medicine department and doctors cover specialty vet services you’ll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. From colonoscopies to tracheoscopies, we have the tools, equipment, and skills necessary to locate and remediate your pet’s ailments.

Why Choose VCA Veterinary Referral Associates for Emergency Vet Services?

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. We understand that emergencies can happen at any time of the day or night—that’s why we offer after-hours care to make sure your pet is taken care of in case of an emergency.

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

For specialty vet services or more information, please call us or fill out a contact form.


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