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About Our Hospital

Veterinary Referral Associates is one of the oldest and best-known specialty veterinary and 24-hour emergency animal hospitals in the country, serving the Greater D.C. metropolitan area including Gaithersburg, Potomac, Frederick, Germantown, Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Rockville, MD pets. 

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Specialized Veterinary Care

We are staffed with highly-qualified specialists in many areas of veterinary medicine, from dermatology, internal medicine and oncology to surgery, radiology, feline hyperthyroid treatment and more. 

Each of our board-certified specialists has completed at least three years of additional training beyond veterinary school and has passed examinations in their chosen areas.

Specialty Services     Our Specialists

24/7 Emergency Care

Our unparalleled emergency care is available 24 hours per day seven days per week without an appointment, including holidays.

Our Gaithersburg veterinarians are specially trained in emergency medicine, and our board-certified veterinary criticalist treats pets with life-threatening conditions.

Emergency Services

Our Partnerships

Veterinary Referral Associates is proud to work in cooperation with a number of veterinary specialty practices that either share our building or operate in our area. We aim to provide seamless support and care to our patients and this is one of the many ways of doing so. 

Our Partnerships

Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg

Our Pet Care Philosophy

We provide the best care possible in our state-of-the-art facility. As pet owners ourselves, we understand the special bond that you have with your furry family members and are committed to providing your pet with the same care we would provide our own.

What Sets Us Apart

Hospital Features

24/7 Emergency Care

Fully-Equipped Facility

Advanced Diagnostic Tools

High Definition MRI scanner

In-House Lab & Pharmacy

Convenient Location

Phone Call Appointment Reminders

Our Commitment 

We are a dedicated and compassionate team of professionals who excel in the care of companion animals.

As a premier specialty and emergency veterinary hospital, our specialty veterinarians and technicians have unparalleled expertise and years of experience in companion animal medicine.

Our knowledge of the latest veterinary medical techniques and procedures ensures that all of our patients receive the highest quality of animal care available throughout Maryland.

Coupled with our hospital’s modern technology, Veterinary Referral Associates is fully prepared and equipped to handle your pet’s emergency or specialty veterinary needs.

New Patients Welcome

Veterinary Referral Associates is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Gaithersburg companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

Contact (301) 926-3300