In our AAHA-accredited facility at VCA St. Mary's Animal Hospital, we've helped pets live long, healthy and happy lives since 1987. We work hard to deliver the best medical care for your pets, and the best experience for you, the pet owner.
Located in Lexington Park in southern Maryland, our veterinarians, technicians and pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medicines ensures all our patients get the best in prevention and healing care.
VCA St. Mary's Animal Hospital was established in 1987 to provide personalized and compassionate care for the companion animals of our community including Lexington Park, Great Mills, Ridge, Valley Lee, Callaway, Leonardtown, Hollywood and surrounding areas. Our hospital is a full service companion animal hospital fully equipped offering an in hospital laboratory, digital radiology, dental radiology, endoscopy, laser surgery, and ultrasonography.
As an accredited member of AAHA (The American Animal Hospital Association), we voluntarily choose to be evaluated on over 800 standards in the following areas: quality of care; diagnostic & pharmacy; management; medical records and facility. In serving you, and your pets, we take pride in offering the very best preventive health care plans and diagnostic tools available.
Our medical team consisting of five veterinarians, multiple support staff and personnel we understand the special bond that each family holds with their pet. Knowing that each individual pet has special needs, we provide individualized care to dogs, cats, reptiles, birds and small mammals. We take the time to listen to your concerns and provide caring attention to assist you in helping your pet live a long, happy and healthy life.
For you, we will provide the knowledge it takes to keep your pet in optimum health. For your pets, the finest quality preventive and medical care will be given at every visit or stay with us. New patients are always welcome, we look forward to seeing you and your pets at VCA St. Mary's Animal Hospital,
were your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal.
Local Medical Issues
In Southern Maryland, year-round preventive care is critical to keeping our pets in optimum health. Our weather conditions enable parasites to survive year round. Heartworms and intestinal parasites including roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and giardia, which also can be transmitted to humans, are the internal parasites of concern. The external parasites of concern are fleas and ticks. Not only are fleas a nuisance, but they can also contribute to skin allergy, tapeworm infestation and anemia. Ticks transmit Lyme and Ehrlichia disease. These parasite risks can be minimized by regular stool testing, annual heartworm / Lyme / Ehrlichia testing, Lyme vaccination and year-round administration of heartworm and flea and tick prevention medication.
Vaccination is also important for preventive care. Feline diseases commonly diagnosed in our area such as distemper, feline luekemia, respiratory disease and feline immunodeficieny virus can be avoided with routine vaccination. The same is true with the canine diseases distemper, lyme disease, parvo, kennel cough and leptosporosis. Locally reported rabies cases have recently increased, which makes rabies vaccination for all dogs and cats a must.
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.
Caring for pets means meeting a wide range of needs beyond health care. Fortunately, there’s a whole community of organizations and businesses eager to help.
Here’s where to meet the local groups that we recommend to our pet-loving families.
Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA)
Founded in 1929, the Brandywine Valley SPCA exists to end animal suffering and to involve the entire community in the welfare and well-being of animals. Their mission is to put the "human" back in humane animal treatment and advocate on their behalf. Their vision is to be the recognized leader in animal welfare that empowers communities to treat life with respect and dignity. We participate in various spay-neuter programs for our local Humane Society and offer free post adoption examinations and provide covered care for their illnesses.Visit the Brandywine Valley SPCA
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland. They find homes for dogs and cats rescued from low-income, rural animal shelters or whose owners can no longer care for them; abandoned hunting dogs who are dumped in woods or left at shelters; owned pets whose owners can no longer care for them; and animals who have been injured, abused and neglected. They actively seek to reduce the rate of euthanasia, support proactive spay/neuter practices, and educate the public about how to care for their animals in a humane way. They facilitate adoptions from local shelters and support a large network of foster care providers who take homeless dogs and cats into their homes, care for them, rehabilitate them when needed, and prepare them for their permanent adoptive homes.Visit Homeward Trails Animal Rescue
St. Mary's Animal Welfare League
The St. Mary's Animal Welfare League is a nonprofit, rescue organization that specializes in the rescue, care and placement of abused, neglected and homeless companion animals.Visit St. Mary's Animal Welfare League
Tri-County Animal Shelter
Looking to adopt a pet? Call our local Animal Shelter at 301-932-1713Visit Tri-County Animal Shelter