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Veterinary Resources

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West Frederick Veterinary Hospital has compiled a list of veterinary resources and educational information to help pet owners in Frederick, MD provide the best care for their pets.

Disclaimer: The following websites may provide useful information to you as a pet owner. However, placing the following links on our Web site does not necessarily constitute endorsement of the organizations, their Web sites, or the information which they present. They are not meant to replace regular visits to your veterinary doctor, clinic, or hospital.

Veterinary Partners - Approved Site for Pet Illness and Care Questions

Frederick County Community Partners


Frederick County Animal Control

1832 Rosemont Avenue

Frederick, MD 21702

(301) 600-1546


Frederick County Humane Society

550 Highland Street, Suite 200

Frederick, MD 21701

(301) 694-8300


Animal Welfare League of Frederick Co

1202 East Patrick Street, Suite 13A

Frederick, MD 21701

(301) 663-5855

Specialized Veterinary Care


CARE Veterinary Center

1080 West Patrick Street

Frederick, MD 21703

(301) 662-CARE (2273)


The Life Centre, Emergency and Specialty Care

165 Fort Evans Road, NE

Leesburg, VA 20176

(703) 777-5755


VCA Veterinary Referral Associates

500 Perry Parkway

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

(301) 926-3300

CVCA Frederick

Chesapeake Veterinary Cardiology Associates

1080 West Patrick Street

Frederick, MD 21703

(240) 457-4387

Skylos Sports Medicine

Skylos: Orthopedic Solutions,

Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation

434 Prospect Blvd.

Frederick, MD, 21701

(410) 465-2428

Animal Eye Care Center

Dr. Eric Smith, VMD DACVO

9043 Gaither Road

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

(301) 990 6373


Veterinary Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Group

10975 Guilford Road

Annapolis Junction, MD 20701

(240) 295-4400


434 Prospect Blvd

Frederick, MD 21701

(301) 288-8387

Pet Health Information


ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center

(888) 426-4435 | Fee for service

*If your pet has a registered HomeAgain Microchip, call (888) 466-3242 for a possible poison control fee waiver.

Full-service Annual Membership with HomeAgain is required.

American Heartworm Society

Dedicated to the scientific study of heartworm disease and its effective diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.


Companion Animal Parasite Council

A guide to monitoring and reporting internal and external parasites in dogs and cats in the United States.

Pets Need Dental Care Too

Learn more about the proper oral health care for dogs and cats.

CDC – Rabies Information

Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Describes the structure of the Rabies virus, and its natural history, diagnosis, prevention, control, and other Rabies-related facts.

CDC – Healthy Pets Healthy People

Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Provides information on protection against diseases that companion animals and wild animals carry that may be transmitted to people.

Healthy Pet

Presented by the American Animal Hospital Association.

A source for accurate, entertaining pet care information.

Bflex-space-between the library, find an AAHA-Accredited hospital, or download a kid’s coloring poster.

Community And Support Groups

Guide Dog Foundation

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind.

Dedicated to improving the quality of life for people who are blind, visually impaired, or with other special needs.

Wags for Hope

Wags for Hope (WFH) is a non-profit organization that provides volunteers with their pets to bring joy to the lives of others.

Pet Loss Support

Features articles and resources for dealing with the loss of a pet.

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  • Creekside Canine Training - Creekside Canine prides itself on providing eclectic and well-balanced training programs in the Frederick area. We will work with you to design a custom-made training program that best suits you and your dog.

Pet Adoptions

Contact one of our Frederick County Community Partners (listed above) or check out the website below.

  • Petfinder - Search a vast database to find a homeless pet to adopt.

Veterinary Profession Information


American Veterinary Medical Association


American Animal Hospital Association


Maryland Veterinary Medical Association


AAHA Lifestyle

Ask AAHA: Answers from the experts