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.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. Not all animal hospitals are accredited, and we are proud to be amongst only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) represents practitioners in the veterinary community who are passionate about the care of cats and supports its members in improving the health and welfare of feline patients. With a reputation as a leader in the field of feline medicine, the AAFP helps veterinary practices establish a feline-friendly environment that reduces stress for cats during veterinary visits.
The Cat Friendly Practice® program is a leading movement to make veterinary care less stressful for cats and their caregivers. This global initiative is designed to elevate care for cats by assisting practices in developing calming, cat-friendly environments and reducing stress for felines before, during, and after their veterinary visit.
We harness the scale and strength of our global network while acknowledging each individual's contribution. We work locally to improve the lives of all who interact with our brand.
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American Animal Hospital Association
VCA Columbia Animal Hospital @ Hickory Ridge is AAHA Accredited to best serve you and your pet.Visit American Animal Hospital Association
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