For more than 20 months the Maryland area; as well as many other jurisdictions, had to adjust and take extreme precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout this span of time, there have been many changes and challenges both on an individual and business level. These have truly been some challenging times for us all. Nonetheless, our staff at Takoma Park Animal Clinic continues to work diligently and hard to provide our pet parents and patients with the best service and to do that safely.
Although things seem to be improving, we are not out of the woods yet. Recently, the state governor lifted the indoor mask guidelines mandate; however, our office continues to keep the mask policy in effect. All employees and visitors are required to wear a mask indoors and when interacting with each other (indoors or outdoors). We also ask that you maintain 6 ft when encountering our staff. Additionally, we also ask that you sanitize your hands at the available hand-washing station upon entering the building.
We have decided to continue curbside service at this time. However, we are allowing clients to enter the office for the following brief services: to pick up already prepared prescriptions and food products as well as to make payments. Clients are not allowed in the clinic during appointments at this time.
We are constantly monitoring the COVID-19/Delta situation. Our goal is to make every effort to ensure we can continue to serve you and your companion safely during the continuation of the pandemic. As things continue to improve, our management staff will inform you when the office will begin allowing clients to come in during appointments. We will also continue to keep you informed of any future updates as we all maneuver through this new “norm”. We thank you in advance for your understanding and support as we strive to meet the needs of all stakeholders involved. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We hope that you and your family are keeping safe as you move forward throughout the rest of the 2021 year. Thank you for allowing Takoma Park Animal Clinic to serve your veterinary needs!
We are not accepting new clients at this time. Thank you!
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.