What to Expect


When you are looking for a veterinary hospital, you should be able to count on superior care and excellent service. We at Hillside Animal Hospital have assembled an expert team of veterinary professionals to bring you the best possible healthcare for your pet. We have a state of the art veterinary facility which is clean, comfortable, and efficient. Call 301-689-2782 to schedule an appointment and we will find a time that is convenient for you.

At least once a year, your pet should be seen by one of our doctors for a check-up. This visit is likely to include a full physical exam, routine preventive care (vaccinations, fecal examination, heartworm testing, etc.) and a discussion of any concerns or problems that the doctor may identify. This visit will also give you an opportunity to relay any questions or concerns to the doctor.

Bring in any medical history you have of your pet when you come to our vet clinic. It is beneficial to keep a journal of your pet's health throughout his or her life, including behavioral shifts. If you have something like this, please share it with our team. If not, let us know everything that you think will be important. Our doctors will work with whatever information you have.

In some circumstances, our doctors may refer you to a specialist who has advanced expertise in areas such as internal medicine, neurology or ophthalmology.