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
When it comes to veterinary care, prevention is always the best medicine. Maintaining your pet’s health, promoting optimal wellness, and preventing avoidable health problems is always the best course of veterinary care. Prevention is not only more effective and safe than treating health problems after they’ve developed, but it’s also usually the least expensive veterinary care option.
At Takoma Park Animal Clinic, our veterinarians offer a comprehensive list of preventive veterinary care services designed to keep your pet as healthy and happy as possible.
Preventive Veterinary Care Services in Takoma Park
Wellness Exams & Health Screenings
We encourage pet parents to schedule regular wellness exams and health screenings for pets of all ages and conditions. These appointments ensure we’re able to detect potential health concerns as soon as they arise — rather than overlooking issues until they become more difficult to treat.
Vaccines protect pets and people from some of the most dangerous, contagious diseases. Our veterinarians will work with you to determine an appropriate regimen of core and non-core vaccinations based on your pet’s lifestyle, environment, and exposure risk.
Based on your pet’s species, size, lifestyle, and family members, we’ll recommend safe and effective parasite preventatives.
In addition to at-home dental care, regular professional dental cleanings and exams help to prevent pets from developing periodontal disease and other oral health problems.
Nutrition and Lifestyle Counseling
Nutrition provides the foundation for your pet’s health and quality of life. Providing a well-balanced diet and plenty of exercise will give your pet’s body the tools it needs to stay healthy and strong. Our veterinarians can help you select a high-quality diet and nutritional supplements, in addition to helping your pet maintain a healthy weight.
Schedule a Wellness and Prevention Appointment for Your Takoma Park Pet
Similar to receiving a vaccination, no anesthesia is required for microchipping. A pet might experience a slight pinching sensation when the needle is inserted, but they don’t experience any lasting pain and won’t even feel the microchip.