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Our Hospital

At VCA Columbia Animal Hospital at Hickory Ridge, we've helped pets live long, healthy and happy lives since 1974. We work hard to deliver the best medical care for your pets, and the best experience for you, the pet owner.

Located in Columbia and also serving communities like Ellicott City, Laurel, Elkridge, Clarksville, Hanover, Catonsville and Baltimore, our staff's thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medicines ensures that our patients receive the best in preventive and healing care.

Hospital Overview

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 technicians and client service representatives are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines and procedures ensures that all our patients continue to receive the best in medical care.

Please feel free to visit our hospital, meet our friendly veterinarians and staff and take a tour of our hospital!

Local Medical Issues


Canine Flu Alert!

Many of our clients have asked about the threat of canine influenza to their dogs. Canine flu is a highly contagious respiratory virus with nearly all dogs that are exposed becoming infected within a few days after exposure. This disease is highly contagious, so dogs that are around other dogs (boarding, grooming, dog shows, dog parks, contact with neighbors' dogs) are at increased risk.
About 80% of exposed dogs will go on to develop signs. Typical symptoms resemble those of kennel cough: a persistent cough (often accompanied by a nasal discharge). Some dogs go on to develop pneumonia and can become critically ill.
A new vaccine is available that can help reduce this risk. Please schedule an appointment today with one of our VCA veterinarians to discuss this emerging threat to your dog.

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