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Welcome to Petvacx Animal Hospital
and Mobile Veterinary Services

Your Veterinarian in

Rockville, Germantown, Wheaton, Potomac, Bethesda, Gaithersburg,
Glenmont, Silver Spring
Olney, and serving the rest of Montgomery County, MD
Call us at 301-838-9506

Serving the Metro Area since 1982

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Full Service Hospital and Pet Lodging

Permanent Weekly Mobile Van Locations

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Convenient House Call Services

Serving Montgomery County since 1982

When Drs. Raymond Craft and Deborah Dodson opened their doors in 1982, their mission was simple: to provide high quality veterinary care to the residents of Montgomery County, Maryland. If you can't come to us, we'll come to you! Convenient appointments at our hospital, or evening van locations, or day house calls. Reasonable rates that give every animal the chance to have a happy and healthy life. Whether through regular check-ups, treating injuries, or preventing illness, we strive to give you and your pet the best services and quality care possible.

If you live in Rockville, Maryland or the surrounding area in Montgomery County, then you have picked the perfect site to find a compassionate and caring veterinary team to help you and your pets. Together, Drs. Craft, Dodson, and Hansen have eighty years of veterinary expertise in small animal medicine.

Petvacx Animal Hospital and Mobile Veterinary Services is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. We always strive to make our hospital a comfortable, safe, and caring sanctuary for our patients and their owners. We also board pets at our welcoming hospital.

House Calls are a particularly convenient way to get the medical services you need for those pets that don't travel well, or for the multi-pet household that wants to save on office visits. Call us and ask about how a House Call can make it easy for you and your pet today.

The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse through and look at our articles and pet videos. If you want to ask a question, call 301-838-9506 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Petvacx Animal Hospital and Mobile Veterinary Services is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for Rockville pet owners. In-between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

We treat your pets like the valued family members they are! Thank you for your trust.

Drs. Raymond Craft, Deborah Dodson
14636 Rothgeb Drive
Rockville, Maryland
301-838-9506

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Exclusive Offers

Under New Ownership!

We have lowered our prices



Walk in Wednesdays!

From 9:00am to 12:00pm
*Free Distemper or Rabies Vaccine for well pets*


Boarding Specials!

If you board with us for four days get a complimentary bath for dogs and get a complimentary nail trim for cats. Dogs are walked outside three times a day except on Sundays, twice a day, at no additional charge.
*(If sedation is necessary, additional charges apply).

For more info click here


As of March 1 we will not be going to our Tuesday evening location in Germantown

​We are referring those clients to the Monday night location in Gaithersburg


 

Also, watch us on the Maryland Public TV Documentary, Our Town, Rockville.

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Meet Our Team

  • Dr.
    Raymond Craft,
    DVM
    Veterinarian/Practice Owner

    The son of a sergeant in the Marine Corp. and orphan from the Depression, Dr. Craft became the first person in his family to graduate from college. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland in 1970, followed by his veterinary degree which was obtained from the University of Georgia in 1974.

  • Dr.
    Deborah Dodson,
    DVM
    Veterinarian/Practice Owner

    Dr. Dodson attended the University of Maryland for her undergraduate degree and then graduated from veterinary school at the University of Perugia in Italy after attending for 5 years. Dr. Dodson is married to Dr. Craft, with whom she founded Petvacx Animal Hospital and Veterinary Services, Inc. in 1982.

  • Shelly Paniagua
    Office Manager/Technician

    Shelly was born in Silver Spring, MD. Her parents moved to the United States from Bolivia before she was born. Shelly graduated from Colonel Zadok Magruder High School and has since continued her education at Montgomery College. She and her two sisters are all bilingual, speaking both Spanish and English.

  • Wanda
    Veterinary Technician

    Wanda was born in New York, but lived most of her childhood in Maryland. She graduated from John F. Kennedy High School and upon graduation shipped out to boot camp. As a former Marine, and having served her country in Iraq and Afghanistan, she has spent most of her time overseas before relocating to Maryland from San Diego.

  • Janice Allen
    Kennel Attendant/Housekeeper

    Janice loves animals and oversees the cleaning of the hospital and kennels for all dogs, cats, and clients. She enjoys taking the dogs out for their walks and giving the cats love while tending to their individual kennels. Janice has been with Petvacx longer than any other employee and is an extremely valued member of the Petvacx family.

  • Butters
    Official Greeter & Petvacx Mascot

    Butters was brought into our hospital by the Montgomery County Police Department after being hit by a car. Although he was injured and scared, he was full of life and personality. While sweet and charming, he was VERY, very dirty.

  • Kelsey
    Kelsey does not work. Kelsey cuddles, that is all.

    Kelsey's previous owner found her outside as a stray kitten of about 12 weeks old in 2005. She has been taken care of by Petvacx's Doctors her entire life, and has always been a sweet girl with just enough sass to make her stand out among our clientele.

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Business Hours

Hospital

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Van

Monday:

5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Thursday:

5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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Testimonials

Hear From Happy Pet Owners

  • "I have been coming to Petvacx for years and the service is always excellent, starting from the wonderful receptionists and staff, to the amazing doctors."
    Sta. K