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Cats and dogs are loving animals and an important part of any family's life

At Calvert Veterinary Clinic, our doctors and staff focus on preventive care to keep your pet as healthy and safe as possible. Annual or semi-annual wellness check-ups allow our doctors the chance to assess the health of your cat or dog.

Pets: Dogs & cats


At Calvert Veterinary Clinic, our doctors and staff focus on preventive care to keep your pet as healthy and safe as possible. Annual or semi-annual wellness check-ups allow our doctors the chance to assess the health of your cat or dog. At these check-ups, our veterinary assistants collect a health history to determine whether there have been any recent changes with your pet's health. Our doctors will examine your pet from nose to tail, giving us the opportunity to detect any changes at an early stage and make recommendations for preventive care based on your pet's history, lifestyle and other factors. We are able to perform routine lab work including blood count, blood chemistry, urinalysis and parasite screenings. Our doctors may recommend additional preventive care from our animal hospital, such as blood pressure screening or glaucoma testing. If you notice a new lump on your pet's body, we may recommend testing the lump with a needle biopsy to gain more information.


Unfortunately, even with the best preventive care, illness can still occur. Watch your pet closely for any changes, such as diarrhea, vomiting, rashes, regular behavior, appetite or thirst. If you notice any of these symptoms, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Calvert Veterinary Center. Call us at 410-360-7297.


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Calvert Veterinary Center Implements Cat Friendly Practice Program 


Pasadena, MD– The cat is king. With cats being the most beloved pet in the country, there is a growing need to improve the health care and overall well-being of the feline population. Whether it’s a routine checkup or special visit, the staff at Calvert Veterinary Center is committed to ensuring that cats get the best care. And, to further its dedication, the clinic recently implemented the Cat Friendly Practice (CFP) program to offer pet owners more at every phase of the cat’s health care process. “We are committed to providing quality care to our feline patients,” said Dr. Christine Calvert, DVM and Owner of Calvert Veterinary Center. “When we heard about the CFP program, we knew it was time to take a fresh look at the practice to determine what could be done to make the veterinary visit more positive for cats and cat owners.” 

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) pioneered the CFP program to provide a framework for creating a positive practice environment for cats, including medical care that supports the cat’s unique needs and knowledgeable staff members who understand feline-friendly handling. “The AAFP realizes that cats present unique challenges before, during, and after a veterinary visit,” said Dr. Susan Little, DVM, DABVP (Feline) & President, American Association of Feline Practitioners. "Understanding these obstacles helped to shape the CFP program and its dedication to putting the needs of cats first.” At a CFP-designated clinic, the veterinary staff incorporates cat-friendly features into the physical environment of the practice including a feline-only exam room, feline-sensitive wards for medical boarding, and equipment appropriate specifically for cats. Staff members also approach cat care in a different manner. The staff learns how to understand the needs of the cat such as how to interpret a cat’s facial expression and body language. Furthermore, the staff is well-trained in alternate techniques to calm an anxious cat and ensure that exams and procedures do not escalate anxiety.  “We evaluated every aspect of the practice and its environment from the perspective of the cat, and we can proudly say that from the minute they walk through the door, our patients and clients will be part of a welcoming, comfortable experience that will ultimately lead to the improved health of our feline patients" said Dr. Calvert. For more information about Calvert Veterinary Center, visit us at or call 410-360-7297. 

Special Offer!

New Clients Recieve $10 OFF First Examination!

Sign-up using the form or call us at 410-360-7297 to take advantage of this exclusive offer.

*Offer limited to one pet, new clients only. Please allow up to 24 hours for request to be processed.


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We now offer medical boarding for dogs, cats and exotic pets. In need of general boarding? We can provide a list of recommended facilities.


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