Our appointment book is computerized, which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Emergency appointments are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible, it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency and prepare for your arrival.
We offer early morning drop-offs from 7:30am – 8:00am for those who would like the convenience of having your pet treated while you are at work. Please call us to set up an appointment so we can save a comfortable spot for your pet.
Emergency & Urgent Care
Six days a week we have a veterinarian and personnel on duty who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet requires. Usually, an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such as bleeding or a laceration, difficulty breathing, hit by car, and chocolate or other toxin ingestion. If you ever feel your pet needs emergency treatment, do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible, it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, but you feel your pet needs to be seen sooner than later. Our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait to be seen.
Types of Pets We See
Because of the diverse background of our veterinarians at Calvert Veterinary Center, we can care for many types of pets, including dogs, cats, rabbits, pocket pets*, birds* and reptiles*.
*Select veterinarians only. Call us for more information.
Therapy Laser Treatments
Help your pet heal with therapy laser, a drug-free, surgery-free pain relief solution for your pet. Therapy lasers have been scientifically proven and successful in treating post-surgical pain and many acute and chronic conditions.
Calvert Veterinary Center operates an open hospital. This means that our team welcomes owners to be with their animals during most medical procedures, whether a simple vaccination or diagnostic testing. Please call us for more information.
LASERs have revolutionized human surgical specialties such as ophthalmology and neurosurgery, and now Calvert Veterinary Center is applying that same technology to treat your pets. We are pleased to offer LASER surgery as an option for safe, comfortable treatment for your pet. With this type of surgery, your pet will experience less pain, less bleeding, and less swelling which will enhance the healing process.
The LASER is an intense beam of coherent light that replaces the scalpel in many surgical situations. The LASER can be utilized as a multipurpose tool because it can cut, cauterize and vaporize tissue. The way a LASER beam reacts with tissue is what makes it such a remarkable instrument. LASER seals nerve endings and blood vessels as it cuts. As a result, our patients, just like human LASER patients, feel less pain. Plus, there is little to no bleeding.
Nothing touches the tissue but a beam of light. Because LASER surgery is a non-contact procedure, there is very little swelling post-operatively. With traditional methods, there is a small but unavoidable amount of tearing, crushing and bruising that leads to post-operative swelling, or edema.
A CO2 (carbon dioxide)surgical LASER allows the surgeon to be more accurate, because it only acts upon targeted tissue and leaves normal tissue, as little as a tenth of a millimeter away, unaffected. The LASER is so precise that we can perform surgeries in and around the eyes, ears and mouth. These types of procedures would have been very difficult, if not impossible, without a LASER.
Laser surgery can be used for almost any surgical procedure that is needed for your pet. Ask us if laser surgery is available for your pet’s upcoming surgery.
At Calvert Veterinary Center, we carry or order all prescription diets for cats and dogs, from Hills, Royal Canin, Purina and Iams. These diets can be used to treat, control and/or assist with medications. There are prescription diets available for the following health issues: Obesity, Diabetes, Kidney Disease, Aging and Alertness, Food Allergies, Colitis, Tartar Control, Arthritis, Bladder Stones, Pancreatitis, Gastritis, Feline Hyperthyroidism, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease.
If you're worried about your pet not liking one of these diets, all the prescription diets are 100 percent guaranteed by the manufacturer, and any opened or unopened food may be returned for a full refund.
If you would like more information about prescription diets or how to order them, please call us at 410-360-7297.
Thundershirts are now available. Thundershirts are great for anxiety associated with storms, separation, travel, etc. Come in today to have your dog or cat fitted for their very own Thundershirt.
We carry a selection of LupinePet collars and leashes, which are covered by Lupine's lifetime guarantee (even if chewed!).
We also have a wide assortment of products for your animal, ranging from C.E.T dental products, radiopaque Kongs (which show up on X-ray if ingested), hypoallergenic treats and more.
When the time comes to say goodbye to our beloved pets, our partnership with Pet Memorial provides us options on how we want to remember them. Pet Memorial offers a variety of products including urns, jewelry, photo markers, and glass memorials to pay tribute to our companions. For a full gallery of options, please visit the Pet Memorial website below. All products and services can be coordinated through Calvert Veterinary Center, or through Pet Memorial directly. "https://www.petmemorialservices.com/collections
Another way to pay tribute to your pet is through their online memorial services. You can submit your pet's photo to their Photo Memorial Gallery or create a Pet Memory Book with your pet's photos and life story. https://www.petmemorialservices.com/pages/make-a-pet-memorial-book