About Our Specialty and 24 Hour Emergency Hospital

Veterinary Referral Associates is one of the oldest and best known specialty veterinary and 24 hour emergency animal hospitals in the country. Located in Gaithersburg, MD our specialty veterinarians, veterinary technicians and administrative staff provide referral and pet emergency care for animals throughout Maryland and see cases from as far away as Pennsylvania every day. Our unparalleled emergency care is available 24 hours per day seven days per week without an appointment.

As nationally recongized veterinarians, we are a dedicated and compassionate team of professionals who excel in the care of companion animals. Providing the very best care for you and your pet is our primary mission and one which we take very seriously. As pet owners ourselves, we understand the special bond that we have with our furry family members and so are committed to providing your pet with the same care we would provide our own pet.

As a premier specialty and emergency veterinary hospital, our specialty veterinarians and technicians have unparalleled expertise and years of experience in companion animal medicine. Our knowledge of the latest veterinary medical techniques and procedures ensures that all of our patients receive the highest quality of animal care available throughout Maryland. Coupled with our hospital’s state of the art technology, Veterinary Referral Associates is fully prepared and equipped to handle your pet’s emergency or specialty veterinary needs.

The staff at Veterinary Referral Associates look forward to serving you and your pet. You have our assurance that from the moment you arrive at our animal hospital, you’ll be assisted by experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate members of our staff. For more information about our hospital, please contact us at 301-926-3300.

Accreditations and Affiliations

Learn more about the American Animal Hospital Association

AAHA sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association’s high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. We are proud to be amongst the only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.

Learn more about the American Association of Feline Practitioners

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) represents the veterinary community who are passionate about the care of cats. With a reputation as a leader in the field of feline medicine, the AAFP helps veterinary practices establish a feline-friendly environment that reduces stress for cats during veterinary visits.