Advanced & Compassionate Care For Pets
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Maine Veterinary Medical Center is proud to be one of 26 hospitals in the United States operating as a Certified Level 1 Facility with the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. We are currently practicing social distancing protocols and operating with limited staff due to COVID-19. The health and safety of our staff and patients will always come first. Wait times may be longer than usual at this time, so please CALL before visiting us. For more information on our COVID-19 policies, please visit the link below.Read More About Our COVID-19 Response
1500 Technology Way
Scarborough, ME 04074
OPEN 24 HOURS
Services We Offer
As a certified level 1 VECCS facility, the Maine Veterinary Medical Center is both specialty referral hospital and emergency hospital. We provide 24-hour emergency care and serve all pet owners directly, without needing a referral. Our goal is to stabilize, diagnose and treat your pet’s emergency needs. We treat the most critically ill or seriously injured patients first. This is called “triage.” Upon arrival at the MVMC all pets are triaged by our experienced medical staff. Our three criticalists, Dr. Meghan Vaught, Dr. Amy Bell, and Dr. Kim Opari, work in cooperation with your primary veterinarian. Although the MVMC can play an important part in your pet’s health care, your relationship with your primary veterinarian has the greatest impact on maintaining a happy and healthy life for your pet.
The Internal Medicine Service at MVMC is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of disease of the cardiac, respiratory, gastrointestinal, hepatic, renal, urogenital, endocrine, immune and hematologic systems. Pets can develop a complex variety of illnesses requiring the skill and expertise of a knowledgeable board-certified internal medicine specialist. Dr. Karin Wagner, Dr. Jeremy Diroff, Dr. Dani Rondeau and Dr. Erika DePapp work closely with your primary veterinarian to consult about your pet’s problems, and to determine a diagnostic and treatment plan. Your pet’s plan may include critical monitoring or out-patient treatment at MVMC, or therapy under the care and supervision of your primary veterinarian.
The diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders can be challenging. At Maine Veterinary Medical Center, we specialize in these challenging disorders of the nervous system, brain, and spinal cord. We are fortunate to have three highly experienced board-certified neurologists with extensive experience in neurology, the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders, anesthesia delivery and patient pain management here at the MVMC. Dr. Green, Dr. Eifler, and Dr. Hodshon collaborate routinely on challenging cases and are devoted to compassionate understanding of the stress neurological problems put on their owners and their pets. We also have the only MRI in the state of Maine.
A board-certified veterinary oncologist is a veterinary internal medicine specialist who has also obtained additional training and certification in veterinary oncology. Our board-certified oncologists Dr. Ginny Gill and Dr. Jeff Philibert use their specialized knowledge in the diagnosis of cancer, the staging of tumors, the development of treatment plans, and the administration of chemotherapy to give their patients the best quality of life possible. When your pet is faced with cancer, a veterinary oncologist will typically work in concert with your pet’s general practitioner veterinarian in order to obtain the best possible medical outcome for your pet. A veterinary oncologist can help your pet by developing treatment plans that incorporate surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or immunotherapy.
Ophthalmology is the branch of veterinary medicine that concerns diseases and conditions that affect a pet’s vision. This includes diagnosing and treating problems with the structures surrounding the eye such as eyelids, eye socket, and conjunctiva. Dr. Sarah Blackwood is an experienced, board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist on staff to treat these conditions. The most common include cataracts, corneal ulcers, glaucoma and cherry eye. Ophthalmological disorders sometimes require more advanced diagnostic testing to determine the root cause of the problem. If your pet’s diagnosis is more complicated, our ophthalmologist might recommend a combination of therapies and treatments.
The surgical department at MVMC is dedicated to providing excellence in small animal surgical care. We strive to provide comprehensive and compassionate communication with owners and referring veterinarians. Dr. Ezra Steinberg, Dr. Jacob Rubin, Dr. Todd Hamilton and their team of licensed veterinary technicians will guide you through your pet’s surgical experience. In pets as in people, pain has been shown to delay healing, decrease appetite and decrease prognosis. Pain management is critical at the MVMC as an integral part of the veterinary oath of relief of animal suffering and pain management is always used to maximize prognosis and recovery.
Advances in small animal healthcare have led to the development of physical rehabilitation as an integral of a pet’s total health care. Many protocols in human physical therapy have been developed using animal models. Likewise, techniques used in human physical therapy are being adapted for small animals. Physical rehabilitation with Dr. Beth Ellen McNamara and Katie Marles, LVT, VTS(neurology), CCRVN is incorporated into our comprehensive services for excellence in the medical standard of care. MVMC pet rehabilitation is individually designed for each patient’s recovery goals.