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By: socialbutterfly25
Charles County Veterinary Hospital
This is the best clinic I have ever been to. I took my two big dogs for their yearly checkup and shots. The very first thing the veterinarian did was get down to their level and pet them. He spent a good five minutes greeting them and feeding them treats so that they would have a positive experience with him. He was very gentle with their shots and tests. He even took me on a tour of the clinic. The place smelled so clean, I didn't smell any animals at all! Their equipment is fairly high tech and they are the only clinic in the area to have some of them. They have normal crates as well as the running kind which allows dogs room to stretch and walk around a bit without having to feel so cooped up. Any vet is is eager to give a "behind the scenes" tour proves to me that they are confident in their practice and that they have nothing to hide. I feel completely safe letting him care for my pets.
By: Chrishena B.
St. Charles Animal Hospital
I recently moved to Waldorf and was in search of a vet for my dogs and could not find one that I really liked, until one of my dogs became ill. I took Coco to this hospital in hopes that they could help her, and they most certainly did. The office is nice and clean from top to bottom, I felt my dog would be well taken care of. The staff were exceptional (ALL of them) Dr. Newman and Dr. Davis are the BEST! Debbie the Office Manager is also a wonderful person, she worked with me along with the doctors to make sure that my dog was able to have the emergency surgery that she was so in need of. I just can not thank this hospital enough for all that they have done. If you are looking for people that really are genuine lovers of pets, then this is the place for you!
By: kendra.william1
Waldorf Animal Clinic
I had to take my dog there because she needed medical attention. After much discussion with the doctor, we decided to let her go because she was so old and her health had failed. Dr. Reidy and the rest of the staff were amazing! From beginning to end they were very professional, informative, and compassionate. The cremation and memorial services were excellent. The cost was reasonable. We got way more than we expected and they really put us at ease. We could not have asked for better treatment. If we ever get another pet in the family, Waldorf Animal Clinic will be our choice.
By: Adrianne R.
Charles County Veterinary Hospital
I love Dr. Miller and his staff so much! They're so sweet and obviously adore every pet that walks through the door. This place is amazing. They're clean, thorough, and proud of their outstanding facility. On my first visit, Dr. Miller actually gave me a tour through his whole facility, and everything was sparkling clean. I was happy to see a modern statim, ultrasound, x-Ray, and many other devices that are rare for most animal clinics. Know that if you take your pets here, they are going to be very well taken care of.
By: D P.
St. Charles Animal Hospital
BEST vet experience EVER! From the moment you drive into landscaped facility and parking lot.... then enter the clean building... to be greeted by the friendly staff.... you and your pet will NOT be disappointed! Dr. Britain's years of veterinary experience SHOWS! He explains EVERY detail of your pet's exam and will draw illustrations for people like myself who are VISUAL learners. This place and people are FIRST CLASS TOP RATED veterinarians!
By: qwerty9876543210
St. Charles Animal Hospital
I love St. Charles animal hospital!I brought in my older shiba inu and new puppy on separate occasions and each time was a very great experience. Very helpful, knowledgeable employees who readily answer any questions with a smile! Will definitely continue to patron here.
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By: Holly W.
St. Charles Animal Hospital
LOVE THEM! They do a great job with both my two dogs and our iguana. Not many local vets would handle her but they did a great job. When she passed, I was not going to take my dogs to anyone but St. Charles because I know how great they will be treated!
By: Melinda M.
St. Charles Animal Hospital
New to area and needed care for my pet who was sick and in pain. The hospital is very clean and the staff is nice and considerate of your pet's needs. I will continue to seek their services in the future & recommend this animal hospital.
By: Theresa J.
St. Charles Animal Hospital
Awesome experience! The atmosphere was EXCELLENT! PROFESSIONAL & FRIENDLY STAFF! My dog acted really comfortable and relaxed! The Best Experience Ever!
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By: Paula B.
St. Charles Animal Hospital
Dr. Neuman was very professional and addressed our concerns. We have been a client for over 33 years. That says it all.
Tips & Advices
Most 24-hour clinics do not allow owners to stay with their pets overnight. However, many do have specific visiting hours or will let owners see their pets at any point during the day. In addition, owners can call most clinics at any time for an update on their pet's well being.
  • Important phone numbers, especially those of the the veterinary clinic, the animal hospital or emergency clinic, and the poison control center
  • A book detailing pet first-aid steps
  • Copy of medical records
  • Nylon leash
  • Muzzle (only use if pet is not vomiting and has no difficulty breathing)
  • Absorbent gauze
  • Nonlatex disposable gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting only at the recommendation of a veterinarian
  • Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison only at the recommendation of a veterinarian)
Find a 24-hour animal hospital that provides emergency services within your area. Keep the facility's contact information in a place that's easy to locate, such as the refrigerator, address book, or smartphone. Most veterinary clinics operate on standard business hours and are not equipped to handle emergencies.
Veterinary clinics operate on a smaller scale than animal hospitals. The latter are more likely open 24 hours and provide emergency services. The former generally operate on typical office hours and only perform wellness exams and minor surgeries. Veterinary clinics also do not generally perform laboratory tests on site.
The specifics vary depending on the type of visit. For a wellness exam, bring:
  • Medical records
  • The type or brand of food the pet eats
  • Medication (including flea, tick, and heartworm medication).
If the animal needs medical treatment, the following may be helpful depending on the situation:
  • Fresh stool sample
  • Vomit sample
  • Video of the pet engaging in abnormal behavior
  • Substance the pet may have ingested

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