Animal Medical Center of Watkins Park

60 Watkins Park Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

(301)249-3030

www.amcwp.com

The Animal Medical Center of Watkins Park is a full service veterinary facility offering experienced, personalized and high-quality care to cats, dogs, rabbits, and small mammals.


Animal Medical Center of Watkins Park receives A+ ratings

 

 

Consistently named as one of the top DC-area veterinary practices by Washingtonian and Checkbook magazines, the Animal Medical Center of Watkins Park has been serving the Upper Marlboro, Bowie, and the surrounding communities for 27 years, emphasizing client education and holistic pet care.

We also serve the communities of Mitchellville, Annapolis, Crofton and Davidsonville.

 

Doctor Susan Maturo offers conventional medicine and surgery, including hysterectomy and vasectomy.  Dr. Maturo has a special interest in dentistry, nutrition, soft tissue surgery and internal medicine.  She also enjoys counseling clients about behavior and training.  Dr. Maturo can tailor an individualized vaccination program for your pet.

Doctor Kristen Hogue has a strong interest in fear-free handling and treatment of pets, and enjoys working with small and exotic mammals, as well as dogs and cats.  She joins us again, after beginning her veterinary career at our hospital years ago as a veterinary technician! 

Doctor Sara Fox Chapman offers holistic medicine including homeopathy, acupuncture, and Reiki. She offers nutritional consultations, including raw feeding, as well as individualized vaccination programs, and conventional medicine as appropriate.

 





We understand how important your pet is to you, and we are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's lifelong health care. At the Animal Medical Center of Watkins Park, we treat your pet as we would our own!


We love to hear kind words from our satisfied clients!

Our services include:

  • Wellness exams
  • General and soft tissue surgery
  • General dentistry and minor oral surgery
  • Spay/neuter
  • Microchip for permanent identification
  • Holistic pet care
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic services
  • In-house pharmacy and laboratory
  • Electrocardiography and digital radiography
  • Dietary and behavioral counseling
  • Emergency care
  • Acupuncture

   

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Protect your Pets


Continue protecting your pets against heartworms, intestinal parasites, and tick-borne diseases with year-round use of Heartgard and Frontline or Bravecto.

 

Dental Care


Dental disease is the most common illness encountered today in veterinary medicine today, affecting 8 out of 10 pets. 

  

Pet Library 


The Client Education Library provides up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network. 

 

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November is National Senior Health Care Month!

Set up an appointment today to have your senior cat or dog examined and diagnostics run to look for any early signs of disease that could be creeping up in your four-legged family member.

Ask about our Senior Wellness Package that includes full body testing from X-rays and eye exams to heart and blood pressure readings. Don't let your pet wait on these important discounted work-ups!!! 

 Leptospirosis

We are now recommending all dogs be vaccinated for leptospirosis!

Leptospirosis is an infectious disease that causes serious illness in dogs, other animals, and even people. Due to the rise of leptospirosis in the Mid-Atlantic area, we are now recommending that all exposed dogs be vaccinated for this disease. 
Exposed dogs are those both in the city and suburban areas where they could have contact with the urine of rodents or other wildlife.

Leptospirosis is a bacteria that can cause kidney and liver failure in dogs. It is transmitted to dogs through the urine of infected animals or through contaminated water. This disease could be transmitted to humans from infected animals. Please call our office for more details and to schedule your dog for the vaccine.

Therapy Laser Now Available !!!

We are very excited and proud to announce that we now have a Companion Laser to provide therapeutic laser treatments to our patients!  There are so many uses for laser therapy in veterinary medicine, including post-operative wound healing, "hot spots", ear infections, osteoarthritis, and more!!  Here you see "Bonezy" sporting his very fashionable "Doggles"!!  


For more information on therapy laser or to schedule an appointment to see if this treatment is appropriate for your pet please call us at (301)-249-3030. 

Dr. Ellen Buck Memorial Fund

In January 2017, after the passing of our beloved Saturday relief doctor Ellen Buck, our hospital established the Dr. Ellen Buck Memorial Fund to assist pets in need of medical care whose owners might be experiencing financial hardship, or other extenuating circumstances. Dr. Buck was a wonderful veterinarian who loved all animals - especially cats and horses!!  If you would like to contribute to this fund for animals in need, please send a check to our office, or call with a credit card number.  We will soon have a FB page devoted to the fund!

Click here to learn more!

 


 

 

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