As we continue to experience challenges and disruptions in our daily lives due to COVID-19, we wanted to keep you informed of possible delays in services and employee status currently at Takoma Park Animal Clinic.
First, we have not received any reports from our staff regarding any exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19). We have required all staff, visitors, and other stakeholders to wear a mask at all times while on the premises (inside or outside). We also require that staff and visitors sanitize their hands at the entrance and keep 6 ft distance from each other. Our goal is to provide a safe & healthy environment for our staff, clients, and all stakeholders.
Secondly, we are also making every effort to ensure we can continue to serve you and your companion during the pandemic. At this point, we have decided to adjust our operating hours given the final decision of the District of Columbia, Montgomery County, and Prince George’s Public School Board of Education’s decisions about student’s virtual learning from home. This decision has impacted many parents/guardians in our area and our staff isn’t exempt. See temporary hours below. In addition, only clients requiring euthanasia services will be allowed into the clinic at this time. Please note that we are providing curbside service and telemedicine as an alternative.
Lastly, we will continue to keep you informed of any further updates as we all maneuver through this new “norm” journey. We thank you in advance for your continued understanding and support as we strive to meet the needs of all stakeholders involved. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but please know that the decision was not easy; yet, for the best. We hope that you and your family are keeping safe. Thank you for allowing Takoma Park Animal Clinic to care for your veterinary needs.
Sunday: 9am to 1pm
Mon & Wed: 8am to 5pm
Tues, Thurs, Fri: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 2pm
Having a seriously sick or injured pet is a highly stressful situation, and our veterinarians at Takoma Park Animal Clinic will be here for you with emergency services, advanced veterinary diagnostics, experience, and compassionate care.
What to Do If Your Pet's Having an Emergency
If your pet is experiencing an emergency medical situation, contact our clinic immediately at (301) 270-4700. We’ll ask you to describe your pet’s symptoms and condition, provide you with instructions over the phone for transporting your pet to our clinic, and we’ll be ready to receive you and your pet as soon as you arrive.
Upon receiving an emergency patient, our veterinarians will first take steps to stabilize your pet’s condition and relieve pain. We’ll then thoroughly examine your pet and perform any necessary diagnostic tests to determine the underlying cause of illness or the extent of an injury. Once we understand the nature of your pet’s condition, we’ll discuss treatment options with you and work with you to determine the best course of action for your pet.
Our Emergency Veterinary Services
Walk-in, urgent care availability
Advanced, in-house diagnostics
In-house surgical suite
Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Care
When you’re not an experienced veterinarian, it can sometimes be difficult to tell when a pet requires immediate, emergency care and when veterinary attention can wait for a regular sick pet appointment.
The following signs, symptoms, and situations indicate that your pet requires immediate veterinary attention:
Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
Lack of bowel movements
Extreme weakness, collapse, or fainting
Pregnant pet in labor
When you’re not sure if your pet needs emergency veterinary care, we strongly encourage you to contact our clinic. Our veterinarian can talk with you about your pet’s condition over the phone to help you determine whether or not your pet’s care can wait.
Emergency Veterinary Care in Takoma Park
If your pet has an emergency, Takoma Park Animal Clinic will be here for you every step of the way. Our veterinarians are fully equipped, trained, experienced to handle emergency situations. To learn more or to establish your pet’s veterinary care with our clinic, please contact us today.