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Briggs Chaney Animal Hospital has moved to Burtonsville Animal Hospital
Location: 15543 old Columbia pike Burtonsville MD 20866 
Phone: 301-421-9200

We're pleased to offer the following services at Briggs Chaney Animal Hospital

kitty1.pngAppointments

Our appointment book is computerized which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.

Dental

Pets Need Dental Care Too!

Maintaining the health of your pet's teeth is one of the most important things you can do to increase the comfort and length of your pet's life!

Pet dental care is important because:

  • Pets with gum infections are uncomfortable, even though they may not show it.
  • Gum and tooth disease can lead to endocarditis (heart valve infection), kidney and other organ infections.
  • Your pet will be much better company with no "bad breath."
  • Your pet will enjoy life without pain of sore gums and abscessed teeth, and your pet health care expense in later years will be reduced.

Cleaning your pet's teeth requires:

  • Pre-anesthetic bloodwork to be sure your pet is in good health before general anesthesia is administered.
  • Anesthesia is required to do a thorough, painless job. The part of the tooth under the gumline must also be cleaned. Our sedatives are chosen with your pet's utmost safety in mind.
  • Scaling of the teeth to remove tartar above and below the gumline is done with both hand and ultrasonic cleaning equipment.
  • Polishing the teeth after scaling is important to smooth the tooth surfaces, making them more resistant to new plaque formation. Without polishing, dental specialists agree we do very little good.
  • Fluoride coating decreases tooth and gum sensitivity, strengthens tooth enamel, and decreases the rate of plaque formation.
  • Antibiotics are always required in veterinary dentistry because some degree of tooth and gum disease is usually already present. Injectable antibiotics are used routinely. Oral antibiotics may be prescribed depending on the severity of inflammation and infection, or if any extractions are necessary.

Please call our office for more information about our Dental Awareness Days!

Laboratory Services

Our in-house laboratory and state-of-the-art radiology equipment all us to quickly and thoroughly evaluate your pet's health, even critical cases where time is of the essence. Our facilities include:

  • Fully equipped laboratory
  • Full X-ray department
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Blood Pressure Monitor

Surgical Services

The most up-to-date anesthesia and surgical equipment allows up to perform many routine, and no-routine surgical services. While ensuring your pet's safety and comfort. Such services include:

  • Spay or Neuter surgery
  • Declawing for cats
  • Tumor removal surgery
  • Orthopedic (bone) surgery
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Laceration repair

Preventative Healthcare 

Preventative healthcare is essential to ensure that your dog or cat has a full, healthy life. Our Wellness Care Program includes:

  • Comprehensive Physical Examinations
  • Puppy/Kitten Vaccine Series
  • Adult Dog/Cat Vaccination
  • In-house Parasite testing
  • In-house Heartworm, Lyme Disease, Ehrlichia Canis testing
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Senior Pet Healthcare and DiagnosisLaboratory/Diagnostic
  • Our in-house laboratory and state-of-the-art radiology equipment all us to quickly and thoroughly evaluate your pet's health, even in critical cases where time is of the essence. Our facilities include:
  • Fully-equipped Laboratory
  • Full X-Ray department
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)Surgical Services

The most up-to-date anesthesia and surgical equipment allows us to perform many routine and non-routine surgical services, while ensuring your pet's safety and comfort.

  • Spay or Neuter Surgery
  • Declawing
  • Lacerations and Abscesses
  • Tumor Removal
  • Orthopedic (bone) Surgery
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Ear/Eye Surgeries
  • Reproductive Surgery
  • Oral/Periodontal SurgeryDental Services
  • Oral health increases your pet's well-being, adds to it's longevity, and makes it more pleasant to be around. Our dental services include:
  • Oral/Dental Examinations
  • Dental Cleaning, Polishing, and Fluoride Treatments
  • Extractions
  • Fracture Repair
  • Root Canal (endodontic) Therapy

Emergency & Urgent Care

We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 6 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such as snail bait poisoning, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency.

We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening. If you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment, our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.

Types of Pets Seen

Because a large number of veterinarians practice at Briggs Chaney Animal Hospital, we can care for many types of pets:

  • Dogs
  • Cats