At VCA Lewis Animal Hospital we’ve helped pets live long, healthy and happy lives since 1954. We provide the best medical care for your pets, and the best experience for you, the owner.
Located in Columbia and serving families throughout Howard County, our veterinarians, technicians and pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medications ensures that our patients receive the best in preventive and healing care.
Welcome to our hospital. Since 1954, families throughout Howard County have trusted VCA Lewis Animal Hospital to provide high-quality, compassionate care for all of their pets' health care needs. Our entire team shares your love for animals and understands that your pet is an important member of your family. We invite you to visit our hospital, become acquainted with our services, and see why we have been consistently voted Columbia's Best Veterinary Practice by Howard Magazine.
We carry a large variety of retail products for your pet's needs and your convenience, such as leashes, collars, and harnesses. Grooming supplies, toys, and treats, as well as two of the top nutritional foods on the market today (Hill's Pet Nutrition and Royal Canin), are also available at our hospital. We appreciate the opportunity to provide excellent care for the pets of Columbia and the surrounding communities of Howard County.
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 which nearly all dogs that are exposed to become infected by within a few days after exposure. This disease is highly contagious, so dogs that are around other dogs (boarding, grooming, dog parks, dog shows, contact with neighbors' dogs) are at increased risk.
About 80% of exposed dogs will go on to develop symptoms. 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.
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.
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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Animal Advocates of Howard County
Provides Free or Reduced Cost Spay/NeuteringVisit Animal Advocates of Howard County
Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank
Humans aren't the only ones who can give blood to save lives; pets can, too! Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank is the largest all volunteer blood bank, and they are thankful for all of their canine donors! They also offer many benefits for their donors, such as bloodwork and treats when available. Please go to their website and "Give your dog a chance to be a hero!"Visit Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank
For your training, day care, and boarding needs, Club Pooche is a great place for your dog!Visit Club Pooche
The K-9 Connections
Certified trainer and owner of Club Pooche, Elisa Kamens, offers puppy classes at our hospital. Call us today to sign up your pup!Visit The K-9 Connections
Maryland’s largest animal shelter and pet adoption center. We are an open admission shelter, granting refuge to every abandoned, neglected, abused, lost or surrendered animal that comes through our door.BARCS
The Maryland SPCA’s mission is to improve the lives of pets and people in the community.Maryland SPCA