We offer a wide
range of services at
Millersville Animal Hospital. Below are a brief description of the
various services we offer. For services we don't offer, you'll
find information on local businesses that do provide them.
Since our pets can't tell us when
they're hurting, it takes a combination of observant owners and routine
check-ups by a veterinarian. This way, we can catch problems
early. Our veterinarians provide comprehensive physical
examinations on every pet visit to make sure we respond to any problems.
Bringing a new critter
into your home opens many new joys, as well as frustrations. Our
staff is trained to discuss many topics
specific to puppies and kittens, including behavior challenges,
housetraining, vaccine recommendations, intestinal parasites, heartworm
prevention, flea and tick control and more.
pets' health needs change as they grow older, just like their human
owners. Did you know that most pets are considered geriatric once
they reach seven years old? Let our staff work with you and your
older pet to formulate a health plan including routine laboratory tests,
nutritional modifications and preventative medicine to help reduce the
risk of geriatric diseases.
Our staff is committed
to providing the latest, safest anesthetic protocols to our patients.
This includes the addition of various types of pain management
techniques to ensure your pet receives as pain-free an experience as
possible. A state-of-the-art anesthesia monitor provides a
continuous reading of each patient's heart rate, ECG, blood oxygen
saturation level, exhaled carbon dioxide level and blood pressure during
the anesthetic procedure.
doctors are experienced with a wide array of surgical procedures,
ranging from the common spay and neuter surgeries to more involved tumor
removals, stomach and intestinal operations, urinary bladder procedures,
ear hematoma repair, minor eye surgery and more.
Just think about what
our mouths would look like (let alone smell like) if we didn't brush our
teeth regularly. Well, you don't have to imagine, just look in
your pet's mouth! Unless you're extremely motivated, you probably
don't brush your pet's teeth often, if ever. It's important to
realize that dental disease isn't limited to the mouth--the longer
bacteria lingers on your pet's teeth, the more likely these infections
are to spread to other parts of the body. This can potentially
cause problems in the heart, liver and kidneys. Most pets would
greatly benefit from a plan for oral health, including routine brushing
and periodic cleanings by our staff. Pets are placed under general
anesthesia and receive the same ultrasonic scaling and polishing that we
humans receive from our dentists.
Pets that require more
specialized dental care are encouraged to visit the
Animal Dental Center with offices, in
Baltimore and Annapolis.
pharmacy carries the most common prescription medications at competitive
prices to save you the hassle of visiting another pharmacy. You
can also request medications, supplements, regular and prescription
diets and other pet supplies from our online, home-delivery pharmacy,
X-Rays are still a
mainstay for diagnosing and staging many healthy conditions, including
heart disease, lung and airway disease, kidney and bladder stones,
gastrointestinal problems and various bone ailments. Many
radiology studies can be performed while pets are awake, but some
studies require pets to lie extremely still, or in awkward positions.
For these studies, we strongly recommend sedation to minimize patient
discomfort and avoid unnecessary exposure to radiation.
Ocular (Eye) Health
capable of testing for and treating many ocular conditions, including
corneal injuries, eyelid
abnormalities, cataracts, glaucoma and uveitis. For specialized
care, we recommend
Eye Care for Animals in Annapolis with
Dr. Jennifer Hyman.
For emergency care
when our hospital is closed, you can contact
Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Center in Annapolis at
410.224.0331, or the Emergency Veterinary Clinic in Catonsville at
not currently offer boarding services. We recommend
The Pet Salon on Obrecht
Road in Millersville at 410.647.3505.
Grooming services are
not offered by our hospital, but we recommend
The Pet Salon in Millersville and Groomingdales in Severna
Park at 410.987.2284.
puppy housetraining and attention seeking behavior, to inappropriate
bathroom habits, our staff is qualified to provide competent advice on
how to best handle most pet behavior issues. If your pet has a
problem that requires specialized behavior modification techniques, we
Chesapeake Veterinary Behavior Services
with Dr. Jen Rommel, or Nancy Williams,
Animal Behavior Consultant.
International Pet Transportation
vaccine and anti-parasitic requirements of the many countries around the
world are incredibly complicated. Our advice, don't try it
Animailers and make sure your pet won't
need to be quarantined (or worse) at your destination. If you do
brave this on your own, our doctors are licensed to complete the
necessary exams and paperwork and our staff is able to help lead you in
the right direction.
Headquarters Dr. Suite
206 Millersville, MD 21108