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What to Know if You Are Worried About COVID-19 and Your Cat or Dog

This is an unusual time to live. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing direct impact on almost everyone's lives. Even within the medical community, there is a large amount of uncertainty, because we are learning new things about this virus every day. Uncertainty can lead...

Avoid Letting Your Pet Eat These Common Household Foods, Plants, and Chemicals

Every year, my colleagues and I help treat dozens of pets who are inadvertently exposed to poisonous substances. The best way to keep your pets safe is to prevent them from getting access to dangerous drugs, plants and food. If you believe your pet has been exposed to...

The Dangers of Valentine’s Day Chocolate For Cats and Dogs

Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday, but it also poses a potential problem for both cats and dogs. A big part of Valentine’s Day involves chocolate, which can be toxic to your pets. Chocolate Contains Chemicals That Are Harmful to Dogs and Cats Theobromine is the...

Why Does My Healthy Pet Need a Wellness Screening?

Answer: Because when it comes to pets, not everything is always as it seems and a healthy exterior can hide troubling internal problems. Wellness screenings allow us to: Monitor your pet for abnormalities Act on any early changes Make sure any medications can safely...

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What It Means When Your Dog is Limping With One Back Leg

Over the past five to 10 years, veterinarians have been seeing more dogs who experience periods of limping on one of their back legs. While this sign can be indicative of a less serious soft tissue injury such as muscle bruising, tendonitis, or a hyperextension, it...

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We are so happy to be able to provide service for all appointments and surgeries again. Since we are still only able to provide curbside service and have to solely rely on our phone system, our call volume has increased significantly. We understand this is making it more difficult for our clients to contact us by having extended wait times. Please set your phone settings to accept blocked calls. We also ask that you use our PetPage App or our pharmacy prescription line to request food and/or medication refills. EMRVC appreciates your continued patience during these times.

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We are so happy to be able to provide service for all appointments and surgeries again.  Since we are still only able to provide curbside service and have to solely rely on our phone system, our call volume has increased significantly.  We understand this is making it more difficult for our clients to contact us by having extended wait times.  Please set your phone settings to accept blocked calls.  We also ask that you use our PetPage App or our pharmacy prescription line to request food and/or medication refills. EMRVC appreciates your continued patience during these times. 

APPOINTMENT REQUEST:
https://connect.allydvm.com/practice/essexmrv/appointment_request

PRESCRIPTION REFILL REQUEST:
https://connect.allydvm.com/practice/essexmrv/refill_request

Happy Mother's Day from all of us at EMRVC - Has your pet ever been a mom? If so, share some pictures of mom and kids!! If not, share pictures of you and your fur babies! ... See MoreSee Less

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Princess & Chase

My baby Benji 🥰

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Today is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day:

If Covid-19 taught us nothing else, it is to be prepared for the unexpected. In recognition of National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day, our doctors have gathered a list of items they feel is important to keep prepared and ready in the event of a disaster. Keeping this things together and ready to go can save a lot of time and headache in the event you would have to evacuate quickly with your pet:

Food, Medication and Supplies
· 3-7 days’ worth of dry and canned (pop-top) food*
· Two-week supply of medicine*
· At least 7 days’ supply of water
· Feeding dish and water bowl
· Liquid dish soap
· Litter, litter pan, and scoop (shirt box with plastic bag works well for pan)
· Newspaper, paper towels, and trash bags
*These items must be rotated and replaced to ensure they don’t expire
Important Documents
· Identification papers including proof of ownership
· Medical records and medication instructions
· Emergency contact list, including veterinarian and pharmacy
· Photo of your pet (preferably with you)
Travel Supplies
· Crate or pet carrier labeled with your contact information
· Extra collar/harness with ID tags and leash
· Flashlight, extra batteries
· Muzzle
Comfort Items
· Favorite toys and treats
· Extra blanket or familiar bedding
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Today is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day:

If Covid-19 taught us nothing else, it is to be prepared for the unexpected. In recognition of National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day, our doctors have gathered a list of items they feel is important to keep prepared and ready in the event of a disaster. Keeping this things together and ready to go can save a lot of time and headache in the event you would have to evacuate quickly with your pet:

Food, Medication and Supplies
·    3-7 days’ worth of dry and canned (pop-top) food*
·    Two-week supply of medicine*
·    At least 7 days’ supply of water
·    Feeding dish and water bowl
·    Liquid dish soap
·    Litter, litter pan, and scoop (shirt box with plastic bag works well for pan)
·    Newspaper, paper towels, and trash bags
*These items must be rotated and replaced to ensure they don’t expire
Important Documents
·    Identification papers including proof of ownership
·    Medical records and medication instructions
·    Emergency contact list, including veterinarian and pharmacy
·    Photo of your pet (preferably with you)
Travel Supplies
·    Crate or pet carrier labeled with your contact information
·    Extra collar/harness with ID tags and leash
·    Flashlight, extra batteries
·    Muzzle
Comfort Items
·    Favorite toys and treats
·    Extra blanket or familiar bedding

EXCITING NEWS!
The Maryland State Veterinary Board has lifted some restrictions that were placed upon all Maryland hospitals due to COVID-19. We will now be allowed to schedule all types of visits and surgeries, including nail trims. We will be continuing our curbside service until further mandates are lifted. Give us a call at 410-687-1111 to schedule your appointment. EMRVC will be here for you and your pet through sickness and in health.
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EXCITING NEWS!
The Maryland State Veterinary Board has lifted some restrictions that were placed upon all Maryland hospitals due to COVID-19. We will now be allowed to schedule all types of visits and surgeries, including nail trims. We will be continuing our curbside service until further mandates are lifted. Give us a call at 410-687-1111 to schedule your appointment. EMRVC will be here for you and your pet through sickness and in health.

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Mandi Mars

You guys are the best ! Thanks for seeing Skylee in the car since she is petrified of vet offices !!

Awesome, forgot to call today. My Maggie needs a nail trim, she's been slipping on the hard floors and stairs 😢 her black nails are tough for me to trim and she won't let me. You all are awesome!!

And here’s the other amazing tech seeing Skye in the car ! Thank you again

Thank you so much for all that you do and continue to do. As always, the staff is wonderful, even during this extra stressful time. Stay safe 💜

Great news so I shouldn't have any issues next week to get my fur baby's Heart Guard meds

Great Vet's !!

Awesome, now I can schedule my cats dental

Awesome

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