Family Veterinary Clinic’s New Home is Now Open!
Crofton, Gambrills and Bowie, thank you for allowing us to serve you for twenty seven years. In that time we have been known as the vet clinic “in the house”, now it is our pleasure to introduce our new home. After much consideration for your ideas and concerns we believe that our new home will mix all of the “feel” that you have come to expect with all of the technology your loved ones deserve. The pictures say it all, a state of the art facility wrapped in the arms of a home. Enjoy!
At Family Veterinary Clinic, we take surgery very seriously. Our veterinarians have thirty years combined experience, fifteen serving the Crofton, Gambrills and Bowie areas. Both have extensive knowledge and skill in spays, neuters, cesarean section, cystotomy, exploratory laparotomy, resection and anastomosis, minor reconstruction, digit amputation, mass removals, tail docking/declawing, and eye surgeries. In addition to our primary veterinarians we also employ the services of Dr. Marilyn Kostolich a, Board Certified, surgeon who performs many other more complex surgeries e.g. ACL repairs. All of these surgeries are performed in our “state of the art” facility, outfitted with the latest surgical equipment.
Anyone considering having surgery performed on their loved one is faced with a daunting amount of information. Whether it comes from their veterinarian, an online source or friends who have had similar procedures, it can be confusing and sometimes even scary. The following are just a few guidelines when considering having a procedure done.
There are plenty of resources to familiarize you with the procedure prior to having it performed. Ask your veterinarian to explain what they will be doing. They should be willing to go over it in as much detail as you like. Go to reputable web-sites, such as ones sponsored by universities. (Click Here)
Like their human counterparts, veterinarians have become specialized, from general practitioners that you see every year to specialists that only work in one area. Just as with human medicine, it is important to get the right doctor and although most veterinarians are capable of performing surgeries such as spays and neuters it is a good idea to have a ”Board Certified Surgeon” perform more complicated ones such as orthopedic repairs. (What is a Board Certified Surgeon?)
This old proverb could be expanded to say, “A clean, well equipped and maintained surgery is next to godliness”. When general anesthesia is administered every measure should be taken, both pre and post operative, to increase the chances of a positive outcome. Most of the surgeries performed by your veterinarian call for general anesthesia. As is with the human medical field, there are standards and practices used to promote success. The veterinary field has adopted most of these standards, look for these when making your selection.
Local Businesses We Support
Crofton, Gambrills, Bowie
Veterinarians at the Crofton Animal Hospital, Family Veterinary Clinic, Support Local Business
As veterinarians in the Crofton, Gambrills, and Bowie area we feel it is our duty to support the community that supports us. In the spirit of that support, Family Vet Clinic, the oldest Crofton Vet Hospital in the area, shops where we live. Please check out these local businesses and try one out…we are sure you will be satisfied.
Family Bike Shop is owner operatedby a Crofton resident and bicycle racer/commuter. We specialize in expert repairs on all makes and models of bikes and pride ourselves on our friendly and knowledgeable customer service. We carry Moots titanium, Raleigh, Jamis, Diamondback, Giant, Redline, Surly and Niner bicycles.
We also carry Torker Adult Tricycles and a wide selection of unicycles! Come experience the FBS
Crunchies Natural Pet Food Storeis located just outside Annapolis in Crofton, Maryland. Crunchies has the largest selection of foods, vitamins, and supplements in the area for both dogs and cats.
The shop has been open since 1995 and has already established a large and growing list of satisfied customers. The owners started by selling the high quality pet food from their living room, but quickly outgrew this and another shop until they finally expanded into their current location on Crofton Lane.
Crunchies Natural Pet Foods
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At Dogwood Acres Pet Retreat we’ve gone to great lengths to create the region’s premiere pet lodging, daycare, training and spa facility Our goal is to create a fun and safe environment where pets love to come and play and where owners can confidently place their trust in our standards of care for their pets.With 10,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art interior space and acres of wooded grounds, along with our full complement of customizable care options, we offer our guests a superior experience every visit.