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Emergency Vet and Urgent Care in Columbia, MD

Welcome to VEG Columbia!

Sometimes it’s obvious when your pet needs immediate help. But sometimes they just seem “off.” That’s where our emergency vets in Columbia come in. From vomiting to complex surgeries, we treat emergency and urgent care needs for all kinds of pets—even avians and exotics! Discover the VEG difference, with our open floor plan hospitals, pet-parent participation, and an emergency-focused team that’s always ready to expect the unexpected.

Our Elkridge, Columbia pet emergency hospital is located within minutes of Baltimore, Ellicott City, and Laurel. VEG Columbia is accessible via Marie Curie Dr., between Gateway Overlook Dr. and Lark Brown Rd.

Parking for our Columbia, MD pet hospital is conveniently within the shopping plaza’s parking lot. If you need assistance getting your pet into the hospital, call ahead—one of our VEGgies will meet you at the door. Your pet will receive urgent vet care and you never have to leave their side.

Dr. Alaina Cargill

Medical Director VEG Columbia

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine; Small animal rotating internship

Dr. Cargill hails from Nassau, Bahamas and moved to New Orleans to pursue her vet med education. Pre-VEG, she spent her free time working at the local zoo and the university’s ornithology labs. Proud owner of a Persian cat and two standard poodles.

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Why Choose VEG A better experience means better care

Call Us 24/7

Call Us 24/7

Pet emergencies shouldn’t be put on hold. Call and speak with a doctor to get your medical questions answered.

See a Vet Now

See a Vet Now

No appointment needed, come in 24/7. Care starts the moment you walk in the door.

Stay Together

Stay Together

No waiting and wondering in a lobby. Stay with your pet the entire time and get as involved as you like in their care.

Stress Less

Stress Less

At VEG, we make a scary situation less stressful. We sit on the floor with your pet, or wherever they’re most comfortable.

Call & Speak with a doctor Open 24/7,  Even Holidays!

Walk in for:



High-quality critical care for when the unexpected happens.


Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Non-invasive, soft-tissue imaging with same-day results.


Urgent Care

For injuries or illnesses that simply cannot wait.



Performed on site to immediately diagnose fractures, stones, foreign ingestions, and more. 


Diagnostics + Testing

Done right in our hospital for less wait time and fast results. 


End-of-Life Care

Comfortable, compassionate care during the most difficult time.



A high-quality doctor is on site for emergency operations.


Treatment + Hospitalization

Care starts right away; if your pet needs to stay overnight, you can too.

Hospital Row

Call & Speak with a doctor Open 24/7,  Even Holidays!