Schedule an appointment
Please review our policies below, and complete the form so we can get the process started.
1. We do not perform surgeries on the following pets:
- Puppies and kittens under 4 months old
- Dogs over 60 lbs.
- Rabbits and other small animals
2. Rabies vaccination required.
Please bring a printed copy of your pet’s Rabies certificate with you on surgery day.
If your pet does not have a current Rabies vaccination (or if you do not bring proof of current vaccination), we will vaccinate the pet for a fee of $15.
3. For pets seven (7) years and older, pre-anesthetic blood work is required prior to surgery.
Please get this blood work performed at a veterinary hospital no more than 30 days before surgery, and bring the results with you. If your pet is under 7 years, pre-anesthetic blood work is recommended but not required. MCHS is not a full-service clinic – blood work must be performed by an outside veterinary office.
4. Appointments are made ONLY through our online system, using the form below.
Be sure you have provided your best phone number. Our scheduler, Kathy, will call you from the general MCHS number, (240) 252-2555 between 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday – Friday (not on weekends) to schedule your pet’s procedure. Please watch for her call!
IMPORTANT: To avoid delays, please return calls directly to Kathy at: (240) 547-3671, and not to the general MCHS number mentioned above.
NOTE: Completing this form does not automatically schedule your appointment – you must complete the process by speaking with the scheduler.
5. Make sure we can reach you!
IMPORTANT: We communicate and send information via email and phone. Please be sure your voicemail box is not full, and check your email spam folder.
6. Drop off and pick up
Drop your pet off at 8 a.m. (dogs) or 8:15 a.m. (cats) on surgery day, and pick up between 4 and 4:30 p.m. on the same day. When you arrive, STAY IN YOUR CAR and call (240) 328-8051 to speak to the clinic staff. Please wear a mask at all times.
7. Keep your appointment!
No-shows and last-minute changes drive up our rates! Cancellations within 24 hours of your appointment and missed appointments will be charged an additional $25 fee for a rescheduled appointment, if our schedule permits.