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About Us

PetER building.

Sprouting Roots . . .

Pet+E.R., previously known as the Animal Emergency Center, opened its doors on York Road in 1986 when a group of veterinarians identified a strong need for a 24-hour emergency animal hospital that would be able to care for their patients outside of their regular clinic hours. These Baltimore-area veterinarians opened the Animal Emergency Center to support patients with emergency and critical care situations when their offices were closed.

5 new born puppies.

To Build a Brighter Future


As the animal hospital expanded, it changed its name to Pet+E.R. and, in 2003, moved to its state-of-the-art facility on Luskin's Hill to better serve the veterinary and pet-owning community in Maryland. In 2016, Pet+E.R. opened its second location in Columbia, Maryland to provide emergency and specialty veterinary care to pet owners in Howard County and the surrounding areas. To date, Pet+E.R.'s hospitals are the only two certified critical care facilities in Maryland that are open for patient care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This coveted certification reflects the level of excellence that we provide to our clients around the clock.