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Services


Anesthesia

Safe And Comfortable Surgical And Dental Procedures

General anesthesia is required for most surgical and dental procedures. For all animals undergoing general anesthesia, a complete physical examination is performed, appropriate blood work is drawn and the treatment plan is discussed with the owner.

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Bathing

Pamper Your Pet With A Cleansing Bath

Treat your pet to a luxurious bath at Countryside Veterinary Clinic. Our special, cleansing, baths remove dirt, debris and that doggie (or kitty) pet odor. Your pet will feel fresh and revitalized. If scratching is a problem, our medicated baths contain soothing agents that help soothe itching. Nail trim is included.

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Birds

Trust us to take care of your feathered friends!

Most birds require nail trimming regularly. Beaks continue to grow throughout a bird’s’ life and should wear evenly but some may grow too long or wear unevenly and need veterinary assistance.
Wing clipping is a non-painful procedure to ensure the safety of the bird from escaping.

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410-657-8024

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Boarding

spaniel-dogThere is nothing more luxurious than a relaxing vacation away from home. If you’re a pet owner, however, it can be hard to relax if you're worrying whether your caregiver gave Oscar his meds or made sure Coco got enough exercise. Our practice offers pet boarding so you can relax while you are of town.

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Cancer, Chemotherapy, Oncology

We Can Diagnose and Treat Many Types of Cancer Here at Countryside Veterinary Clinic

Unfortunately, cancer is one of the more common conditions in our pets and it becomes more likely as our pets age. Most cancer is diagnosed through blood work, radiographs, cytology, and histopathology. It is important to schedule annual wellness examinations and to have your pet examined if you notice a physical or behavioral change.

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Canine Cardiology

Canine cardiology is the medical field that treats your dog's cardiovascular system, which includes the heart and blood vessels. A dog cardiologist can diagnose and help develop a treatment protocol for canines that suffer from:

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Canine Laboratory Tests For Veterinary Care

Understanding Dog Blood Tests

labBlood or lab tests allow us to obtain information about your dog's health that can only be found from collecting a sample of blood and having it analyzed. This includes a CBC (complete blood count) and blood chemistries, which analyze chemical components in the blood.

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Cardiology For Cats

How A Cat's Heart Works

A cat's heart has four chambers. The two upper chambers are called the right and left aorta, and the lower chambers are known as the right and left ventricles. A cat's heart works as follows:

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Cat Dermatology

Most cats will scratch on occasion, but if you notice your cat's occasional scratching and regular grooming has become more frequent and he or she appears uncomfortable, cat skin problems may be present, and you should schedule an appointment with one of the veterinarians here at Countryside Veterinary Clinic.

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Cat Emergency? We Are Here For You

What To Do If Your Cat May Be Having A Veterinary Emergency

If your cat has suffered a sudden trauma or is experiencing any life-threatening symptoms, please call us immediately at 410-657-8024. Our experienced veterinary team can help increase the odds of recovery for your beloved feline friend, even in the face of the most severe cat emergency care situations.

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Cat Medications

If you’re like a lot of cat owners, you know your cat’s daily routine. If you notice your cat is not following his or her usual activities, or if you see a change in behavior patterns, those could be subtle but important clues that your cat is sick. As a pet parent, it’s time for you to step in and get the vet on speed dial.

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Cruciate (ACL) Repair

Surgical Options To Repair The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

One of the most common injuries to the knee of dogs is tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). When the anterior cruciate ligament is torn, the shin bone (tibia) slides forward with respect to the thigh bone (femur), and this movement is known as a positive drawer sign. Most dogs with this injury experience pain and limping.

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Cryosurgery

Virtually Painless Removal Of Skin Growths

Cryosurgery is a relatively painless surgical procedure that uses cold temperature to remove or destroy small growths on the skin. This same procedure is used for people.

If your pet has growths you are concerned about or would like to have removed, please contact us to set up an appointment.

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Dental Care For Cats - What Every Cat Owner Should Know

cat dentalDental disease is a reality for most cats. By age four, many cats have significant gingivitis, and many also have periodontal disease. It is a slow progressing but serious disease that causes pain and affects the cat's overall health and well-being. Cats hide illnesses well and so they do not show signs of oral discomfort readily. Because the pain associated with dental problems comes on slowly over time, they simply learn to live with it.

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Dentistry

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Sometimes, keeping your pet's teeth healthy can feel like a big job. Luckily, our practice provides advanced veterinary dentistry services in addition to basic dental care.

This includes routine care, such as cleaning, along with treating more complicated conditions. Because our pets don’t brush their teeth every night before bed as we do, tartar can firmly adhere to their teeth.

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer in Cats

Diagnosing And Treating Cancer In Cats

At Countryside Veterinary Clinic, we understand that feline cancer is a devastating diagnosis. It is natural to feel highly emotional. However, a cat cancer diagnosis is not necessarily a hopeless one. Depending upon how early it is identified and the type of cancer involved, there are certainly options that can lead to very positive outcomes.

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Digital Radiology

digital-radiologyWe Only Use The Newest Technology

As technology leads us into the future and improves our lives, diagnostic imaging is no exception. Digital radiology gives our practice the ability to diagnose conditions almost on the spot. This allows us to treat conditions faster and more effectively.

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Dog Bathing - Self Service Dog Wash

Get Your Pet Clean And Have A Little Fun

Our self-service dog wash is available for you to use! Choose from a selection of shampoos and use our brushes, towels and nail trimmers. Next, towel dry or use our forced air blower to completely dry, remove undercoat, and fluff! Then leave the mess to us!

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Dog Cancer - Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

At Countryside Veterinary Clinic, we understand that your canine companion is not just a pet but also is a beloved, cherished family member. The mutual bond of love and loyalty between you can make a diagnosis of any form of dog cancer very difficult to hear. Our veterinarians and support staff are empathetic, compassionate, and trained to focus on both the emotional and medical aspects of dog cancer.

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Dog Daycare Information

Welcome to COUNTRYSIDE DOGGY DAYCARE!

ellicott city maryland veterinarians doggy daycare and boardingCountryside Doggy Daycare is conveniently located in YOUR community and supervised by the Countryside Veterinary Clinic team. Your dog will play and socialize with other dogs in our newly renovated, clean, climate-controlled indoor gym AND our artificial K-9 grass outdoor playground.

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Dog Dental Care - Bad Breath, Teeth Cleaning, Dog Dentist

It is important to realize that your dog will never tell you when he or she is experiencing dental pain. All dogs will endure some level of dental disease and dental pain during their lives. The best way to minimize these issues is for your dog is to start out with a great dental health routine at home. This should be supplemented with regular dental cleanings performed by veterinary professionals (a veterinarian and veterinary nurse to aid in the dental cleaning and care during the procedure).

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Dog Deworming

How Worms In Dogs Are Contracted

At Countryside Veterinary Clinic, we love helping educate our clients about the best detection and prevention methods for worms in dogs, and we pride ourselves on providing our canine patients in and around the Ellicott City area with the utmost in care and treatment protocols. Due to their outdoor lifestyles and social natures, most dogs will be at risk of contracting worms throughout their lives. Some of the most common ways to contract worms in dogs include:

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Dog Endoscopy: Gastrointestinal Exams For Dogs

At Countryside Veterinary Clinic, we utilize the most up-to-date equipment, which allows us to offer a very high level of care to all of the animals we treat. Canine endoscopy uses a tiny video camera at the end of a very narrow scope, called an endoscope, which is inserted either into the stomach through the mouth or the colon via the rectum. This allows a veterinarian to view a dog's gastrointestinal tract or other areas of concern throughout his or her body. Because a gastrointestinal examination for dogs is minimally invasive, it requires relatively little recovery time.

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Dog Parasites - How to Prevent, Detect & Kill Dog Parasites

What are intestinal parasites, and how do I get rid of them in my dog?

Intestinal parasites are basically mostly worms that live in dogs' intestinal tracts. For instance, there's a roundworm and hookworm that live in the stomach and the small intestines of dogs, and there are tapeworms that live in the large intestines of dogs. There are intestinal parasites that are not worms, such as coccidia and Giardia. They're one-cell organisms that are also considered parasites in the intestinal tract.

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Dog Wellness Exams - Why Wellness Exams Are Vital to Good Dog Health

What do I need to bring to a wellness exam?

What you need to bring to a wellness exam is a good history, information on how your dog's been doing at home, what the behaviors are that you consider normal, and any behaviors that you consider to be abnormal. If your dog is older and is on some prescriptions, bring the list of prescriptions that they're on. Those, along with the name of the dog food your pet eats, would be great things that would be able to let the veterinarian know what's going on at home.

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Emergency Dog Clinic - What To Do In A Dog Emergency

What To Do In Case Of A Dog Emergency

There are times when you are certain that your dog has an emergency, and there are times when you are very concerned but not convinced that it is an emergency requiring immediate care. When in doubt, head to our hospitalduring business hours or to the closest emergency clinic if we are closed. If possible, call on to explain the emergency and let us know if you will need assistance getting into the building and as well as your E.T.A.

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Emergency Veterinary Care During Hospital Hours

If Your Pet Is Injured, Don't Wait! Call Us Right Away!

In the event that your pet experiences an illness or an injury, please call our office at 410-657-8024 and our helpful receptionists will schedule an appointment that meets your needs. Please bring any previous records or laboratory results, and any fecal or urine samples that may be appropriate. Sometimes a picture or short video can be helpful.

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Endoscopy

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Endoscopy is a procedure that uses a tiny video camera at the end of a very narrow scope in order to see inside of the body. Sometimes, we use endoscopy for surgical procedures, but most often we use it for diagnostic purposes. The procedure is minimally invasive and requires relatively little recovery.

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Environmental Enrichment for Indoor Cats

While cats confined to an indoor environment generally live longer and are at less risk for contracting infectious diseases or injuries due to trauma, they are at greater risk for a variety of behavioral problems. These problems include urinating and defecating outside the litter box, anxiety, eating disorders, attention seeking, aggression, self-injury and compulsive disorders like excessive grooming and scratching.

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Euthanasia

euthanansiaDignified And Stress-Free Euthanasia

Just like any member of our family, we never want to see our pet suffer. We can examine your pet to help you understand your options, and when all other options have been explored and the decision is made to say good-bye, we’ll do our best to make the process as stress-free as possible – for both you and your pet.

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House Calls

housecallsCan’t Come To Our Office? We’ll Come To You!

We are happy to make house calls. If you or your pet finds veterinary visits stressful, or if you would simply prefer the convenience of a home visit, please call to arrange an appointment.

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In-House Laboratory

In-House Laboratory Means Quicker Results

inhouse-labA fully equipped in-house laboratory allows for the quick turn around of results to expedite the diagnosis and treatment of your pet. At Countryside Veterinary Clinic, we can run the following in-house tests.

  • Blood glucose

  • CBC

  • Chemistry

  • Cortisol levels for Addison’s and Cushing’s disease

  • Cytology

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Laser Therapy For Cats

What Is Laser Therapy For Cats?

At Countryside Veterinary Clinic, we are always looking for new ways to care for your cat. Medicine and technology are constantly advancing, and we embrace staying at the forefront of the best medical and surgical care. We are proud to offer laser therapy for cats at our veterinary clinic.

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Pain Management

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When it comes to managing your pet’s pain, our practice offers the highest quality of care utilizing compassion and the most effective medical treatments available. We develop a unique pain management plan to best serve the individual needs of your pet. This plan may include medication, complementary treatment, or a combination of both.

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Pharmacy & Online Stores

In-House Pharmacy

We stock a comprehensive inventory of veterinary pharmaceuticals selected and trusted by our veterinarians including heartworm, flea and tick preventatives, and supplements.

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Preventing And Treating Heartworms In Cats

At Countryside Veterinary Clinic, our highly experienced team of veterinarians and veterinary support staff have been helping educate our clients about feline heartworms.

What Is Dirofilariasis, AKA Cat Heartworm?

Dirofilaria immitis is a blood-borne parasitic referred to as cat heartworm. Heartworms in cats are spread through mosquitos that carry cat heartworm larvae. The severity of heartworms is directly dependent upon the number of worms present in a cat's body, the duration of the incubation, and the response of the infected cat.

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Preventive Care That Will Ensure A Happy, Healthy Cat

What Is A Cat Preventive Care Program?

At Countryside Veterinary Clinic, we understand that prevention is truly the best medicine where the health and wellness, of your cat is concerned. This is why we offer our feline patients and their human counterparts a comprehensive array of cat preventive care services that promote the health, wellness, and longevity of your cat.

A cat preventive care program consists of:

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Spaying or Neutering Dogs

If you have owned an animal, or if you know anyone who has, chances are you have heard of the terms spay and neuter. Spaying is a term that describes an ovariohysterectomy, or the removal of portions of the reproductive system of a female dog. Neutering is a term that describes castration, or the removal of the testicles of a male dog. Veterinarians perform these surgical procedures, which render dogs incapable of reproducing.

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Surgical Laser

An Alternative To Traditional Surgery 

Advanced procedures and new technology help keep Countryside Veterinary Clinic as the most trusted animal hospital in the Ellicott City area.  By using the newest technologies, we put the care of your pet first.

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Surgical Services

Our Expert Surgical Team Can Handle The Most Complex Procedures

What sets Countryside Veterinary Clinic apart from other veterinary practices? It’s our team of skilled veterinary surgeons that operate on the most difficult of surgeries.

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Therapeutic Laser

An Innovative Treatment For Your Pet’s Pain

laser-therapyIn an effort to continue to provide the best possible care of your pet, we have added the latest technology for decreasing swelling and associated pain through the education, training and the acquisition of a therapy laser. This laser emits a beam of light which cells absorb as energy. The energized cells then work to decrease swelling and speed healing in skin, soft tissue and joints.

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Ultrasound

Non-Invasive Diagnosis Of Issues Within Your Pet’s Internal Organs

ultrasoundUltrasonic imaging has become an important diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. Ultrasound images are produced by sound waves that bounce from a transducer to tissue and back. It is a non-invasive procedure that allows visualization of organs such as the kidneys, liver, heart, pancreas, adrenal glands, urinary bladder, and other structures.

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Veterinary Services

Countryside Veterinary Clinic Offers A Full-Service Veterinary Clinic

At Countryside Veterinary Clinic, we believe that your pet is a part of the family, yours and ours. That is why we have made it our mission to provide comprehensive and compassionate veterinary care that is in the best interests of you and your furriest family member. If you are in the Ellicott City area and are looking for a caring veterinary team to help make sure your pet remains in good health, we are nearby and ready to help.

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Veterinary Services For Cats

Since 1988, the veterinarians and support staff at Countryside Veterinary Clinic have sought to achieve the highest standards of veterinary medicine. We feel that cats are part of the family - yours and ours. Our clients' response to the care we provide is the strongest testament to the quality of care we provide for your cats.

Countryside Veterinary Clinic offers preventative health care, as well as, advanced diagnostic and surgical services, and boarding. Our commitment to quality service has lead our cat care to become well-known and respected throughout our community. 

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What Blood Tests Can Tell You About Your Cat's Health

When Will A Veterinarian Order Blood Tests For Cats?

Sometimes in the case of an eye or ear infection, your feline friend's medical condition affords a veterinarian the opportunity for a relatively straightforward diagnosis. However, other times there is a need for further examination. In such cases, your veterinarian may order feline blood tests to aid in his or her investigation. The following situations can result in the need for blood tests for cats:

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What To Know About Your Cat's Pre and Post-Op Surgical Care

Understanding Why A Cat Surgery Has Been Recommended

At Countryside Veterinary Clinic, our primary concern is for the health and well being of your cat. Unfortunately, there may arise a circumstance when a surgical procedure is in the best interest of your feline friend, and in this situation, you will need to make that decision. We understand what that feels like, and our veterinarians and staff are here for you too.

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What To Know When Your Cat Needs Anesthesia

There may be a time when your cat will require a procedure or surgery for his or her continued health. At the time of surgery, your cat will require anesthesia, which will be carefully administered and monitored by our veterinary staff. Knowing the basics about how anesthesia is used in cat surgery and the recovery basics will help to ease your mind while your kitty is under our care.

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