Veterinary Hospital & Clinic ServicesOur veterinarians are available to examine, diagnose, and provide preventive medicine and caring treatment for a wide array of dog and cat health conditions.
Boarding and Daycare are also available year-round for dogs and cats, including Grooming options, exclusively for Beltsville Veterinary Hospital clients and their pets. Contact us to join our family and become a new client. For boarding pricing, requirements, forms, and FAQs, visit our Boarding & Daycare page.
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Our veterinarians, technicians, and staff are available during business hours to help you get your pet the medical attention it needs. Additional fees may apply. We can accommodate same-day appointments in most cases, depending on the urgency of the situation. Our family of seasoned staff are here to help.
If your pet has ingested something that is potentially poisonous, call the 24/7 Animal Poison Control number – (888) 426-4435
For after hours emergency care please contact one of the following local 24/7 clinics:
- Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic 410-224-0331 808 Bestgate Road, Annapolis
- Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral and Emergency 301-809-8800 6700 Laurel Bowie Road, Bowie
- Metropolitan Emergency Animal Clinic 301-770-5225 2106 Nebel Street, Rockville
Diagnosing An Emergency: Consider the Symptoms
If you suspect your pet is undergoing an emergency, consider their visible symptoms.
Observe: Is your pet acting unusual, or doing something out of the ordinary?
Orient: Focus in on the primary symptom(s).
Decide: Contact us or an emergency clinic for assistance!
Act: After speaking with our staff, follow our timely triage process and recommendations to get your pet the care it needs.
If your pet is experiencing any of the symptoms from this list, they should be treated immediately.
- Pale gums
- Rapid breathing
- Weak or rapid pulse
- Change in body temperature
- Difficulty standing
- Loss of consciousness or Seizures
- Excessive bleeding, vomiting, or diarrhea
- Inability to urinate or defecate
In some cases, it may be recommended that your pet is transferred to an emergency center based on the severity of their condition. No matter what, we can assist you in getting the proper care for your pet.
Veterinary Care for Dogs and Cats
Annual Physical Exams, Checkups, Vaccines, and Preventive Wellness Care
Preventive Wellness Care
Beltsville Veterinary Hospital is committed to lifelong pet health through routine exams and preventive care. Our health screenings for cats and dogs may include physical examinations, laboratory screenings, immunizations, and a nutritional or behavioral consultation.
Every animal is different, and your cat or dog’s visit will be tailored to suit its lifestyle, health history, and any special needs. Learn more about our care guidelines and service options below and please free to talk to our veterinarians about any concerns over your pet’s health.
For Canines, or Dogs
Your puppy will receive a series of vaccinations every 3 – 4 weeks until after 16 weeks of age. At each visit a physical examination, intestinal parasite screening, and vaccines specific to your puppy/kitten’s lifestyle will be given. Heartworm, flea, and tick prevention will started on your first visit. Deworming may be recommended. Please remember to bring a fresh fecal sample and any medical history/previous vaccinations to your visit.
Adult dogs need annual wellness exams and yearly parasite screenings to ensure they remain healthy and active. During each checkup, our veterinarians will determine your dog’s health status by talking to you about its nutrition and lifestyle, as well as through physical and dental examinations. Based on what our vets find, they will update your pet’s vaccines, recommend any relevant treatments, and provide you with all the care and nutrition you need to keep your best friend healthy for another year.
For Felines, or Cats
Your kitten will receive a series of vaccinations every 3 – 4 weeks until after 16 weeks of age. At each visit a physical examination, intestinal parasite screening, and vaccines specific to your puppy/kitten’s lifestyle will be given. Parasite control will begin with your first visit. Deworming may also be recommended. Please remember to bring a fresh fecal sample and any medical history, or previous vaccination information to your visit.
Yearly check-ups and parasite screenings are advised for adult cats to detect changes that may indicate potential health problems early as cats tend to hide illnesses. During each checkup, our veterinarians will determine your cat’s health status by talking to you about its nutrition and lifestyle, as well as through physical and dental examinations. Based on what our vets find, they will update your pet’s vaccines, recommend any relevant treatments, and provide you with all the care and nutrition you need to keep your best friend healthy for another year.
Laboratory Health Screenings
Make sure your pet is living its best life with regular health screenings — these tests detect parasites, help keep organs healthy, and can catch tumorous growths. Identifying health problems before they become concerns or emergencies will save you a lot of stress, and is the best way to manage care costs for your pet.
Surgical & Diagnostic Procedures
Beltsville Veterinary Clinic is a full-service pet hospital. We use modern technologies and techniques to perform diagnostics, surgeries, and perform other therapeutic services.
Our modern surgical suite is available to meet almost any surgical need. We regularly perform the following soft tissue surgeries:
- Growth removal
- Exploratory (for diagnosis)
- Spay and Neuter
- Eye enucleation
- Nail cautery
We will also address any questions or concerns you may have about surgery, including concerns about anesthesia, pain management, or postoperative care.
Beltsville Veterinary Hospital offers dental cleanings for both cats and dogs. And, when necessary, we perform dental extractions for teeth in need of removal.
When was the last time your pet had its teeth cleaned? According to the AVMA, an estimated 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of dental disease by 3 years of age. Dental problems can be painful on their own, and can also lead to bigger health issues, like heart or kidney disease.
Spay and Neuter
Diagnostic Laboratory Analysis
Blood analysis, often called “bloodwork,” is sometimes necessary to assist in the diagnoses of some health conditions. These tests also help our care providers to detect developing conditions, particularly in aging pets. Beltsville Veterinary Hospital performs several tests in-house, and for advanced tests, we partner with Idexx Diagnostics for accurate and timely results.
Ultrasonography is a sensitive diagnostic tool that allows us to identify both significant and subtle abnormalities. Completely non-invasive and painless, we are proud to provide this as a key diagnostic service for your pet’s care.
Beltsville Veterinary Hospital regularly checks its patients eye health using a Tono Pen device, and have deeper diagnostic ability with our PanOptic ophthalmoscope. If your pet is experiencing vision trouble, contact us to learn how we can help.
Ocular hypertension is a condition where the blood pressure in your pet’s eye is higher than normal. Left untreated, this can result in painful conditions like glaucoma and even permanent vision loss.
Our facility is equped with modern digital radiography, which provides a painless, non-invasive tool for our veterinarians and technicians to make observations to your pet’s internal structures.
This tool allows us to provide Orthopedic Foundation of America certification, which determines hip dysplasia and other joint problems in large dog breeds. Contact us to discuss your dog’s joint and bone health.
We also offer International Health Certificates for when you’re preparing to travel abroad with your pet dog or cat. Or both! The process can be long and daunting, but our team can help you get organized. We are here for the necessary testing, vaccines, and exams, and we can finalize the related forms when all requirements. Learn more about how to find your destinations requirements and view our preparation checklist here.
Frequently Asked Questions
We've answered some of the more common questions we receive about our veterinary practice below. Feel free to contact us if you would like more information or do not see your question answered here.
Q: Which payment options are available to customers?
A: For your convenience, we accept Cash, Checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and CareCredit. Payment is due at the time services are rendered.
A Payment Plan may be established with CareCredit to allow you to create the easiest payment option for your budget. CareCredit has an automatic 6-month NO INTEREST Plan available, as well as other plans. CareCredit can also be used with many (human) medical service providers. For financing approval, visit the CareCredit website.
For more information, contact us.
Q: Which types of pets do you see?
A: We specialize our care in cats and dogs.
For more information on the pets we care for, see our services.
Q: Do you provide emergency care?
A: Unfortunately, we are not equipped to handle emergency animal situations. We encourage anyone with a pet-related emergency to contact one of the following emergency hospitals:
Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic
Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral and Emergency
Metropolitan Emergency Animal Clinic
For more information on the full range of services we provide, please see our Services page.
Q: Does my pet need an appointment?
A: Yes, we require scheduled appointments so we can ensure your pet receives the very best care for its age, lifestyle, and existing conditions. This also allows you and your pet the opportunity to share your concerns with the veterinarian and hospital medical team before your visit. Contact us to schedule an appointment!
Q: Do you recommend any at-home euthanasia services?
A: While we do offer euthanasia services on-site at Beltsville Veterinary Hospital, we do not provide at-home services. One of our most recommended at-home services is Lap of Love. Please visit their website for more information and to locate a veterinarian in your area.
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