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Best Veterinarians in Baltimore, MD

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Baltimore Veterinarians on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Essex, MD 21221

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4.0 (14)

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Essex Middle River Veterinary Center, which opened in Essex in 1950, treats dogs and cats from Baltimore and other nearby cities. Among the office’s veterinary medical services are behavioral medicine, cytology, endoscopy, and nutritional counseling, as well as more routine procedures, such as dental care and microchipping.

Baltimore, MD 21230

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4.6 (22)

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Camden-Inner Harbor Veterinary Services is a Baltimore clinic helping families in the city and its suburbs. Dr. Johnny Slaughter, who owns the office and serves as its sole veterinary doctor, chiefly works in the areas of preventive and geriatric veterinary medicine. He also practices alternative medicine, including acupuncture.

Baltimore, MD 21209

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4.1 (55)
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3.5 (36)
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4.8 (21)

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The Village Vet has been practicing in the greater Baltimore community since 2005. Its services include wellness care, surgical treatments, oncology, and diagnostics. The practice is owned by Dr. Robert Berry, who received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, and now has more than 35 years of professional experience. The Village Vet partners with Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter, Inc., as well as Pets for Patriots.

Baltimore, MD 21224

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4.5 (36)

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Small animal veterinarians Dr. Kristin Karbonik and Dr. Jessica Eavers opened Charm City Veterinary Hospital in 2011 and have been practicing together as a team for over nine years. Their focus is on providing high-quality personalized care in an array of veterinary fields, from wellness care and routine diagnostics to dentistry and surgery.

Baltimore, MD 21212

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4.7 (217)
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4.8 (53)
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4.0 (44)

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Belvedere Veterinary Center, founded in Baltimore in 2011, treats dogs and cats from the city and its suburbs. Dr. Elianne Amstalden, DVM owns the American Animal Hospital Association accredited clinic. Dr. Amstalden studied at the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine before receiving her DVM from the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and her practice is accredited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Baltimore, MD 21234

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4.8 (12)
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3.0 (7)

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Parkville Animal Hospital, established in 1985, is a small animal clinic owned by Baltimore veterinarian Dr. Duane S. Mangini. Dr. Mangini graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing since 1978. He served for several years on John Hopkins School of Health and Public Hygiene’s Animal Care and Use Committee, and he is a member and former president of the Greater Baltimore Veterinary Medical Association.

Annapolis, MD 21401

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4.5 (5)
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4.0 (5)

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Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists, located in Annapolis since 1992, treats pets from Baltimore and other nearby municipalities. Veterinary medical services include orthopedic, soft tissue, and neurological surgeries. Dr. Joseph Prostredny, DVM, who founded the clinic, works alongside his wife, Dr. Krista L. Evans, DVM. Both are board-certified small animal surgeons.

Catonsville, MD 21228

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4.7 (527)
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4.8 (156)
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3.5 (33)

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At Paradise Animal Hospital, which has operated in Catonsville since 1990, companion animals from Baltimore and other neighboring municipalities can receive dental, surgical, and preventive care. The veterinary team consists of seven Doctors of Veterinary Medicine, including Dr. Cheryl Burke, the practice’s founder and owner.

Baltimore, MD 21231

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3.5 (43)

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At DOC•SIDE Medical Center, located in Baltimore, families can bring their cats and dogs for a variety of veterinary services. Leading the clinic are four qualified veterinary doctors, including Dr. Irvin Herling, a member of the Board of Animal Control who has been practicing small animal medicine since 1972. Human visitors of DOC•SIDE Medical Center praise the staff members’ friendliness and their compassionate, knowledgeable care.

Abingdon, MD 21009

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4.5 (20)
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4.8 (5)

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Spouses Dr. Keith Gold and Dr. Ruby Schaupp jointly opened Chadwell Animal Hospital in Abingdon in 2003. Both veterinarians graduated with their DVM degrees from the Ross University’s veterinary medicine program. They are members of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association, and they focus primarily on performing veterinary surgeries.

Millersville, MD 21108

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3.5 (60)

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Noah's Ark Veterinary & Boarding Resort, a Millersville-based animal hospital, provides Baltimore Metro companion animals with parasite control, vaccinations, dental care, surgical procedures, and nutritional counseling, among other forms of medical treatment. Dr. Amy Carney and Dr. Karen Hamilton, the hospital’s cat treatment team, are both members of the American Association of Feline Practitioners. The clinic also provides boarding, grooming, and daycare services.

Baltimore, MD 21237

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4.5 (7)

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Dr. Sue Reiter purchased Rosedale Animal Hospital, a Baltimore-based small animal medical center, in 2004. Dr. Reiter, a 1988 alumna of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, has focused especially on providing care to geriatric pets. She is also experienced in pain management, internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery. The facility includes a pharmacy, surgical and dental care suites, and an infectious disease ward. Families who are going on vacation can bring their pets to the clinic’s on-site boarding kennels.

Baltimore, MD 21207

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4.9 (17)
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3.5 (5)

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Westview Animal Hospital is a private practice led by Baltimore veterinarian Dr. Frederic M. Cohen. Dr. Cohen is a 1984 alumnus of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, and he purchased Westview Animal Hospital in 2001.

Baltimore, MD 21225

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4.9 (77)
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5.0 (52)

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Everhart Veterinary Hospital is a longtime Baltimore veterinary clinic, having provided veterinary care to the area’s companion animals since 1956. Dr. Robert Goodman DVM purchased the clinic from Dr. Fred Everhart, its original owner, in 1992. A graduate of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Goodman has more than 30 years of professional experience. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association.

Baltimore, MD 21236

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4.5 (19)

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Perry Hall Animal Hospital gives medical care to pets from Baltimore and the surrounding areas. Dr. Tara Klimovitz, the office’s owner and medical director, received her DVM from Ross University. She focuses on providing alternative health care services, such as stem cell and laser therapies. Additionally, Dr. Klimovitz is certified in Canine Rehabilitation Therapy, qualifying her to work with pets who have neurological and orthopedic medical issues, as well as animals who are recovering from surgery.

Compare our Top Veterinarians

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Essex Middle River Veterinary Center
Essex, MD 21221
Camden-Inner Harbor Veterinary Services
Baltimore, MD 21230
The Village Vet
Baltimore, MD 21209
Charm City Veterinary Hospital
Baltimore, MD 21224
Belvedere Veterinary Center
Baltimore, MD 21212
Parkville Animal Hospital
Baltimore, MD 21234
Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists
Annapolis, MD 21401
Paradise Animal Hospital
Catonsville, MD 21228
DOC•SIDE Medical Center
Baltimore, MD 21231
Chadwell Animal Hospital
Abingdon, MD 21009
Noah's Ark Veterinary & Boarding Resort
Millersville, MD 21108
Rosedale Animal Hospital
Baltimore, MD 21237
Westview Animal Hospital
Baltimore, MD 21207
Everhart Veterinary Hospital
Baltimore, MD 21225
Perry Hall Animal Hospital
Baltimore, MD 21236

FAQs

  • Introduction

    If you're a pet owner, you're probably familiar with companion animal veterinarians. This type of vet is a general practitioner who provides preventative care, diagnosis, treatments, and surgical services for dogs, cats, and other common pets. Some vets specialize in the care of exotic animals, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and pocket pets. There are veterinarians for livestock and large animals, too. These vets focus on providing care for cattle, horses, pigs, and other animals on the farm.

    Veterinarians can choose to specialize in areas such as nutrition, oncology, cardiology, and many others. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) currently recognizes more than 40 fields of study and 22 veterinary specialist organizations nationwide.
  • How often should I bring my pet in for an exam?

    This depends on the age of your pet. Ideally, puppies should have their first vet visit between six to eight weeks old, and kittens should see the vet within one week of bringing them home. Healthy adult animals need a checkup once per year. Vets recommend two exams per year for senior pets (age 10 and up).

  • What are the benefits of having my pet spayed or neutered?

    Aside from preventing unwanted pregnancy, sterilization has other benefits for pets. Spayed females won't go into heat, and they have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer and mammary gland tumors. Neutering males reduces aggressive behavior, territorial marking, and roaming urges. It also eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and can reduce the chance of prostate disease.

  • Should my pet be on heartworm medication?

    Dogs are very commonly affected by heartworm disease, so they should be on medication to prevent it all year long. Heartworm preventatives are available as topical “spot-on” medications, monthly chewable pills, and injections that are given every six to 12 months. Heartworms are less common in cats, but preventative medication is still recommended.

  • How often should my pets be vaccinated?

    In general, puppies and kittens need several types of vaccines every three to four weeks until they're 16 weeks old. Depending on the vaccine, your pet might need a booster shot every one to three years. Pets that are indoors-only may require fewer and less frequent vaccinations.

  • Are you supposed to brush your dog’s or cat’s teeth?

    Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental disease in animals as young as two to three years of age. To help prevent this, vets recommend that you brush your pet's teeth at least two to three times a week. Dogs and cats should also have a professional dental cleaning once per year.

  • Is it safe for my cat or dog to be vegan?

    According to the ASPCA, cats need a diet that's high in protein and taurine, which can only be found in meat and other animal products. They also struggle to digest carbohydrates from plants. Dogs can eat plants, but it's difficult to provide adequate nutrition for them on a vegan diet.