Switch to Main Site
Practice Name

Queenstown Veterinary Hospital

Social Media
Primary Location
105 4H Park Rd
Queenstown, MD 21658
Phone: 410-827-6776
Fax: 410-827-4526

Office Hours

DayOpenClose
Monday7:307:00
Tuesday7:307:00
Wednesday7:307:00
Thursday7:307:00
Friday7:307:00
Saturday7:301:00
SundayClosedClosed
Main Content

]

Senior pets have a special place in our hearts and we know they are special to you. Because ofadvances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer and this means that we see more animals with age-related problems than ever before. These can include:

  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Organ failure
  • Cancer
  • Dental issues
  • Obesity

At Queenstown Veterinary Hospital, we will do everything possible to work with you to make sure your senior pet is comfortable as he or she ages and will recommend the appropriate screening tests along the way to detect any possible illness or disease.


Senior Pet Care Benefits Older Cats & Dogs

It is often thought that every pet is considered a senior when he or she reaches a certain age on a chart. As pets get older, we need to examine them differently and more often. Depending on the breed and lifestyle, senior status may be attained earlier for some pets and later for others.

Queenstown Veterinary Hospital recommends more frequent wellness examinations for senior pets. We will perform a very gentle examination and, because we believe you know your pet better than anyone, we will ask about changes in behavior or appetite that may indicate more serious illness.


Senior Pet Wellness Exams: What to Expect

Just as senior pets may need some extra care as they get older, their wellness exams should be scheduled more often and will include more comprehensive testing. We will recommend screening tests as necessary and to help us provide the best care for your pet. At every senior wellness exam, we recommend you bring:

Stool sample

  • Samples can be placed in any clean container or baggie or a pre-paid fecal collection container can be picked up at the clinic
  • Stool sample should be collected within 24 hours of the appointment

Urine sample

  • Urine collection kits can be picked up at the clinic
  • Sample should be collected within 4–6 hours of the appointment and stored in the refrigerator
  • If you would prefer, we can collect the urine sample from your pet during his or her visit with us at no additional charge


Medications

Bring all medications your pet is currently taking or a list of the medications. This includes over-the-counter and prescription medications (including heartworm and flea preventives)

It is often helpful to bring along a list of any questions or concerns you may have regarding your pet’s health.


Older Pets Should Remain Active

Just because your dog or cat is a senior, there is no reason that he or she must slow down. There are many new medications and dietary supplements that we can prescribe to help improve your senior pets quality of life. For example, pain medications or dietary supplements for chronic arthritis can relieve discomfort and inflammation, resulting in your pet being more comfortable. A change in diet or variations in the type and amount of exercise he or she gets may help to keep your pet in good condition, have better mobility, and be much happier.

We Love Your Pets

Sign up to receive monthly pet health tips!

Name: *
Email: *
Phone: *

Our Services

Meet Our Team Our team is committed to educating our clients on how to keep their pets healthy year round. Make an Appointment We do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Make an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Pet Health App

Our Pet Desk App is now available!

It's never been easier to manage your pet's health with the tap of a finger.

  • Connect with your veterinarian 24/7
  • Schedule appointments
  • Review your pet's vaccination due dates
  • Check your pet's health records
  • And much more!

Download your Pet Desk App faster than you can fill a food dish! Available for iPhone and Android.

SaveSave

Office Hours

Open Close
Monday 7:30 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed Closed

Upcoming Events

a, a:visited {text-decoration: none; color: #196AF9; } a:hover {text-decoration: underline; color: #196AF9; } Donuts with the Doctors - Running with Your Dog

Sunday September 30th, 9:30 am - 11 am - Kent Island Volunteer Fire Dept

Join us for this free community event as Dr. Matt Brunke of Veterinary Orthopedic Sports Medicine Group discusses running with your dog. Determine if your pet is suited to running and learn how to do it safely. Already run with your dog or just thinking about it? Bring your questions for Dr. Brunke! Light refreshments will be served.

Contact

Location:

410-827-6776
105 4H Park Road
Queenstown, MD 21658

Get Directions

Newsletter

Newsletter Sign Up