Our Services

CVRC is the Premier Veterinary Referral Center in the Mid-Atlantic region providing specialty medical services for animals.

Advanced Imaging


Veterinary Neurology and Imaging of the Chesapeake offers a 1.5T MRI facility equipped with top notch, MRI-compatible anesthesia machines, a ventilator, monitoring equipment (ECG, ETCO2, SPO2, and blood pressure) and is located in the Annapolis office. MRI scanners use strong magnetic fields, magnetic field gradients, and radio waves to generate images of the organs in the body.

Computed Tomography (CT Scan)

CVRC offers Computed Tomography (CT) at all our specialty hospitals. CT is diagnostic imaging test used to create detailed images of internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels. The machine produces computer-processed combinations of many X-ray measurements taken from different angles to produce cross-sectional images of specific areas of a scanned object, allowing the user to see inside the object without cutting. CT is a useful tool in further evaluating the following conditions: trauma, lung disorders, soft tissue abnormalities, nasal and ear disease, orthopedic disease and neurological disease.

  • Annapolis CT: Veterinary Neurology and Imaging of the Chesapeake
  • Towson CT: Atlantic Veterinary Internal Medicine and Oncology/Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists
  • Columbia CT: Atlantic Veterinary Internal Medicine and Oncology/Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists


CVCA Cardiac Care for Pets is the leading choice for veterinary cardiology.  Since 1987, CVCA Cardiac Care for Pets has provided compassionate, optimal care for cardiac patients. We see over 20,000 patients per year – more than any other board-certified veterinary cardiology practice. And over 99% of our clients would recommend us to a friend or family member. 

Our team of board-certified veterinary cardiologists sees more pets with heart disease than any other practice worldwide.  Our expertise and top of the line echocardiography equipment ensures accurate diagnosis and the best outcome for your pet.


As a specialty referral practice, we utilize state-of-the-art technology and the latest techniques in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery to provide your primary care veterinary team the advanced support necessary to successfully manage your pet’s oral health.

Our specialty clinics offer state-of-the-art dental equipment including digital X-rays to help diagnose disease that is below the gum tissue and therefore not always visible to the eye. We recommend an annual dental health care examination for all pets. Please make an appointment or call us.


Our emergency and specialty clinics offer leading full service emergency and specialty veterinary care. Our fully-staffed 24/7 emergency clinics are comprised of a team of outstanding individuals in the veterinary medical field whose goal is to provide the highest quality emergency care while utilizing the best trained veterinary personnel available.

Working closely with each other, as well as with pet owners and primary care veterinarians, we’re able to deliver the best possible care by openly exchanging information and ideas for the betterment of our patients. Learn more about our emergency and critical care hospitals.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

The benefit of HBOT is that the hyperbaric chamber allows patients to have a higher than normal concentration of dissolved oxygen in the plasma. This allows for improved oxygen delivery to damaged or diseased tissues in many acute and chronic disorders. With HBOT, tissues that are lacking oxygen, or would have therapeutic value to a higher level of oxygen, can have this goal met. Oxygen is essential for cells to live, function,repair themselves and the function and production of the cells that respond to infection and that create new bone. Higher oxygen levels can assist in treating several difficult infections.

Conditions of tissue damage, post traumatic events, following grafting or surgical repairs of wounds, snake and insect associated venom lesions, and many situations that would include poor perfusion, swelling and edema, are all potential reasons for HBOT. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is administered by placing our patient into a comfortable chamber specially designed for dogs and cats rather than the repurposing of used  human equipment.  While In the chamber, the pet receives 100% oxygen at increased atmospheric pressure that is inhaled in a calm and protected environment. The pet is carefully monitored during treatments.

A treatment usually lasts about one hour and may be done once or twice a day, as a onetime event or as a series for situations involving  longer healing. HBOT will also be an adjunctive treatment option, available via AVIM&O, to our sister services within CVRCThe term Hyperbaric refers to the medical use of oxygen at a level higher than normal atmospheric pressure. It takes an increase in atmospheric pressure to more quickly and more effectively treat conditions in the body and it is through Hyperbaric Therapy that we are able to do this.

Internal Medicine

Atlantic Veterinary Internal Medicine & Oncology specializes in diagnosing and treating illnesses in dogs and cats. We provide advanced medical care for pets with extensive health problems that require specialized diagnostics and treatments. In most cases, we treat patients that have been referred to us by the patient’s primary care veterinarians. We provide more than a dozen internal medicine services, including ultrasound and endoscopy procedures, intensive and critical care.


The board-certified neurologists at VNIoC have decades of experience delivering competitive treatment options and exceptional pet care using cutting edge tools and technology. The neurologists at VNIoC work with your primary care veterinarian to treat patients with disorders of the brain, nerves and spine, including pets suffering from seizures, Wobbler Syndrome, atlantoaxial subluxation, head trauma, disc and spinal cord disease, paralysis, vestibular disease and more.

Our highly specialized neurology practice offers advanced diagnostics that are not readily available in a primary care setting. Our patients, pet parents and primary care veterinarians receive comprehensive treatment plans in veterinary neurology that can include performing one or more of the following diagnostics: physical examination, X-rays, advanced imaging (CT and MRI), cerebral spinal fluid tap and myelogram.


The oncologists at Atlantic Veterinary Internal Medicine & Oncology offer advanced treatment options, to provide the best quality of life for our patients.  Services at our clinics involve treating cancer as well as diagnosing, and researching it using the latest knowledge, protocols and treatments in veterinary medicine.

Cancer Treatment Options include: chemotherapy, immunotherapy and stenting (Tracheal, Urethral, Esophageal, Ureteral).


CVRC veterinary ophthalmologists focus on maintaining and improving the health of your pet’s eyes and vision in addition to the alleviation of pain. Our network of veterinary ophthalmologists work gently and compassionately with our patients to provide exceptional care through state-of-the-art medicine and surgery.

Your primary care veterinarian may refer your pet to an ophthalmologist for a variety of reasons and diseases. Signs of ocular disease can include squinting, tearing or other ocular discharge, redness, swelling, other signs of ocular discomfort, or vision changes including blindness.

A veterinary ophthalmologist can diagnose and treat ocular problems such as: A veterinary ophthalmologist can diagnose and treat ocular problems such as glaucoma, KCS(Dry Eye), cataracts, corneal ulcers, hereditary conditions, autoimmune eye disease, retinal disease (PRA and SARDS) Orbital Disease, orbital neoplasia, ocular trauma, vision changes, eyelid tumors, eyelash abnormalities (distichiasis, trichiasis, ectopic cilia), eyelid abnormalities (entropion, ectropion, euryblepharon eyelid agenesis, eyelid tumors) and corneal sequestrum.


CVRC specialty clinics are equipped with on-site, state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies for radiographic and advanced imaging (see advanced imaging) that allow us to deliver competitive treatment options and exceptional emergency pet care. Our digital X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs which aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders. Radiographs are often reviewed by a board-certified radiologist  with Synergy Veterinary Imaging and results are made available within several hours.

Synergy Veterinary Imaging Partners is a referral-based out-patient radiology and teleradiology service that practices within CVRC. Synergy is comprised of a team of board-certified radiologists who believe imaging diagnostics should be more efficient, accurate, and personable. Teleradiology is a service that allows medical images to be sent to the radiologist such as, radiographs (x-rays), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computed tomographic (CT or CAT) scans for interpretation. Synergy works closely with your CVRC specialists and family veterinarian to achieve the highest level of care for your pet.


Physical rehabilitation is often utilized post-operatively to help patients regain function in their joints and muscles after surgery.  Physical rehabilitation is ALSO useful in maintaining proper functioning for patients with chronic neurological disorders, arthritis, weight problems, and other musculoskeletal disorders. The therapy provided at CVSS is provided by a certified rehabilitation therapist and nurses. Therapy will include intial assessment and utilize modalities such as manual manipulation, joint mobility, underwater treadmill, exercises, cold laser, electrical stimulation, ultrasound and phonopharesis to help the patient regain function and mobility.


Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists (CVSS) is the Mid-Atlantic's most experienced and advanced team of board certified veterinary surgeons. Established in 1992, we have grown to eight surgeons in 3 locations, where we offer the most advanced care in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, non-invasive surgery including arthroscopy, thoracoscopy and laparoscopy, advanced soft-tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery including joint replacement, oncologic surgery, neurologic surgery, and emergency surgery.

CVSS works in close partnership with primary care veterinarians to provide your pets with the very best surgical care and treatment. We perform complex surgeries daily, utilizing our state of the art equipment and OR facilities.

Our surgeons frequently attend and speak at regional, national, and international meetings to keep up with the latest veterinary surgical advances, providing us with a wealth of experience and knowledge to apply to your pet’s surgical needs. Our highly trained, licensed veterinary nurses provide top notch assistance, anesthesia monitoring, and supportive care for your pet. Our association with other specialists and 24/7 emergency doctors on premises ensures that your pet receives the highest quality care throughout their hospitalization.


An ultrasound, or sonogram, is a safe and painless diagnostic imaging study using harmless sound waves to view interior structures of the body. Ultrasound is commonly used in both veterinary and human medicine to evaluate a wide variety of organs including the liver, kidneys, bladder, stomach, intestines, glands, pancreas, reproductive tract, blood vessels, and muscles/tendons. Ultrasound is offered by our medicine and radiology services by either a boarded radiologist or internist.

CVAC - Columbia

CVRC is the Premier Veterinary Referral Center in the Mid-Atlantic region providing specialty medical service for animals.

Located in Annapolis, Towson and Columbia, Maryland.


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