VCA Columbia Animal Hospital at Hickory Ridge

410-730-2122

10788 Hickory Ridge Road, Columbia, MD, 21044

  • Open

  • Mon-Fri:

    7:00 am - 7:00 pm

  • Sat:

    7:30 am - 4:00 pm

  • Sun:

    Closed

Free First Exam

Experience exceptional pet health care.

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

Welcome!

We are a full-service animal hospital serving Columbia and the surrounding Howard County area with the best of veterinary care since 1974.

At VCA Columbia Animal Hospital at Hickory Ridge we look forward to welcoming you and your dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, and hamster to our practice! Our mission is to provide the best, most progressive and compassionate veterinary care to our patients in addition to an amazing client experience. We pledge to give all our patients the highest-quality medical and surgical care, treating each pet as if it were our own. We are your partners in pet care, and we want to provide support and information to help you give your pet the best possible care at home, including proper nutrition, early disease detection, dental health, exercise and plenty of TLC.

At every visit you will be served by experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate members of our staff. Our veterinarians, veterinary...

Accreditations & Affiliations

Accreditations & Affiliations

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Free First Exam

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Wellness Plans for Your Pet

Preventive nose-to-tail care.

Prescriptions, pet food
and more...So you'll

Never Forget It

Pet care you can count on - because VCA delivers.

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Animals Seen

Cats, Dogs, Pocket Pets, Rabbits

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My Pet is Sick

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My Pet is Sick

My Pet is Sick

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Physical Exam or Vaccines

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Other

Emergency

Emergency

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Our Pledge to You and Your Pet

Where your pet’s health is our top priority
and excellent service is our goal.

Our Team Overview

At VCA Columbia Animal Hospital at Hickory Ridge we have made it our mission to provide the best, most progressive and compassionate veterinary care for our patients, in addition to an amazing client experience.  To be true to our mission, our hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.  And, if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation’s largest...
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VCA Charities

VCA Charities is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that directly help pets in need. Through its 27 Pet Food Pantry locations in 18 states, VCA Charities has helped to provide over 1.5 Million pet food meals to families who could not otherwise afford it. VCA Charities also provides free veterinary services, medication, and funding annually to over 100 humane societies, animal rescues, animal shelters, and service dog organizations across the country.

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Our Veterinary Services

At VCA Animal Hospitals, your pet's health is our top priority, provided through high-quality, professional care and genuine personal service. We pledge to instill client trust and confidence that your pet will always receive compassionate, gentle care, as well as the highest standard of veterinary medical service available. We pledge to provide the finest personal service and facilities for you, our clients and your special pets.

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Know Your Pet

Tube Feeding - Esophagostomy Tubes in Cats

An esophagostomy tube is a small rubber tube that enters the esophagus through a surgical incision on the side of the neck. This allows food you to place food directly into the esophagus so that it can flow down into the stomach. The feeding tube is not placed directly into the stomach.

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Nutrition - Feeding Guidelines for Cats

Feeding your cat the appropriate amount of a well balanced diet is vital to the maintenance of overall health and well-being, just as eating a well balanced diet is for us. In order to understand how and what to feed cats, it is necessary to understand how the nutritional requirements of the cat have developed through the process of biological evolution.

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Gastrostomy Tube Feeding in Cats

A gastrostomy tube is a small rubber tube that passes directly into the stomach through the skin and body wall of the cat's abdomen. It permits you to deliver food and water directly into the stomach.

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