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At Animal Medical Center of Frederick County, we are passionate about providing the highest quality of care for your beloved pet. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff are here to make sure your furry friend is happy, healthy, and well taken care of! Come visit us today and see why we are the premier choice for pet care in the area.

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At AMC we offer wellness examinations to ensure your pet stays healthy. Our experienced veterinarians will provide a thorough physical exam, discuss preventative health care, and address any questions or concerns you may have. Together, we can work to ensure your pet's long-term health.


We provide comprehensive dental care for your pet. Our skilled veterinarians and technicians provide a full range of dental services from routine dental cleanings to more complex procedures such as extractions and periodontal treatments. We strive to ensure your pet's dental health and overall well-being.


We offer high-quality radiology services to help diagnose medical issues your pet may be facing. Our advanced imaging technology provides detailed and accurate images of your pet's internal organs and structures, allowing our veterinarians to make more informed decisions about their care. We strive to provide your pet with the best care possible. We additionally offer consults with board certified radiologists when needed.


The Veterinarians at Animal Medical Center of Frederick County provide a wide range of procedures and surgeries including Spay and Neuters, Rhinoscopies, soft tissue including mass removals and abdominal surgeries, and ophthalmic surgeries. Our experienced veterinarians use the latest technology and techniques to ensure the health and safety of your pet during and after surgery. We strive to make your pet's experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Our orthopedic surgeries include TPLOs, patellar and fracture repairs and are performed by our own certified surgeons.



Acupuncture is a holistic approach to pet care that can provide relief from chronic pain, improve mobility, and reduce stress. Our certified veterinary acupuncturist uses fine needles to stimulate specific points on the pet's body to promote healing and improve overall health. Acupuncture is a safe and drug-free form of treatment for many common pet ailments. 



Endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows our veterinarians to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions. Our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to look and explore the body's internal organs and cavities without the need for open surgery. We use endoscopy to help diagnose and treat a variety of medical problems, including gastritis, foreign body obstruction, and cancer.


Animal Medical Center offers Ultrasonography services, including echocardiograms, abdominal ultrasounds, focal ultrasounds, and pregnancy checks. This non-invasive imaging technique uses sound waves to create detailed images of the internal organs, bones, blood vessels, and other structures of your pet. Ultrasonography is a safe, efficient, and accurate way to diagnose and monitor medical conditions.


AMC offers a full-service Pharmacy, providing most of the medications and supplies that your pet needs. Our Pharmacy is stocked with high-quality products and can fill prescriptions quickly and efficiently. We also offer a convenient online ordering system to make refilling your pet's medications easy.

Cold Laser Therapy:

Cold Laser Therapy is a safe and painless form of treatment that helps reduce inflammation and pain in animals. It uses light energy to stimulate cells and promote healing, making it an effective treatment for a variety of conditions. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff can help your pet receive the care they need with cold laser therapy.

Laboratory Diagnostics:

We offer comprehensive in-house laboratory diagnostics, as well as the ability to send samples off-site for more advanced testing. Our team of experienced veterinarians and technicians is able to provide timely and accurate results to ensure your pet is receiving the best care possible.

Amanda M.

EVERYONE was so amazing from the moment I contacted them to schedule an appointment, to the assistants helping during the appointment, to Dr. McCarthy herself, and even the process of checking out with the front desk ladies. They honestly take the time to get to know your dog, build a relationship with him to make him comfortable, and do a phenomenal job from beginning to end. They are so understanding, caring, and non-judgmental about whatever may be going on with your dog.

Geertruida F.

I brought my cat Oliver in today for his wellness check and yearly rabies shot. The office staff is always so friendly when checking in. Oliver was nervous and had peed in his crate. The technician took the crate back and cleaned it out for me after taking his vitals. Dr Bowen was knowledgeable as always and gave him a clean bill of health. And your rates are very reasonable. A wonderful experience for Oliver and I!

Stephanie E.

5 Stars for Dr Sue and her assistant. 5 stars for receptionists. We couldn’t be happier with the service provided. Thank you!


681 Aylor Rd 

Stephens City, Va 22655

Phone: (540) 868-1001  

Fax: (540) 868-1011



8:00am - 6:00pm

Closed For Lunch: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Monday - Friday


8:00am- 2:00pm




Who We Are 

We are a primary care animal hospital dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to pets of all shapes and sizes. Our experienced team of veterinarians and staff members are committed to offering the highest quality of care and ensuring the wellbeing of all our animal patients. Our hospital offers a full range of services including routine check-ups, vaccinations, medical treatments, diagnostics, and surgical services. We also offer behavioral counseling and nutrition advice to keep your pet healthy and happy. Our facility is equipped with the latest technology and resources, and our team is dedicated to staying up-to-date on the latest advances in veterinary medicine. We look forward to providing your pet with the best possible care.

Our Mission

Our mission at Animal Medical Center of Frederick County is to provide the highest quality veterinary care for companion animals. We strive to create an environment of trust and mutual respect that allows us to build strong relationships with our clients and their pets. Our team of experienced veterinarians and staff members are committed to delivering compassionate and comprehensive care that meets the needs of both the pet and the pet’s family. We believe in educating our clients and providing support so that they can make the best decisions for their pets’ health and well-being. We strive to make every visit to our hospital as stress-free and comfortable as possible.

Our Beginnings

Animal Medical Center of Frederick County was founded in 1998 by Dr. Brian Cather and Dr. Bruce Welch. The team then comprised two doctors and a few support staff. As our client/patient base grew, so did our team of veterinary professionals as we steadily added associate veterinarians and technicians. In 2014 Animal Medical Center of Frederick County underwent major expansion and remodeling to accomodate the needs of our patients and staff.

We Accept All Major Debit and Credit* Cards, Checks, Care Credit**, and Cash. 

*All major Credit Cards are subject to a 2.5% service fee at the time services are rendered.

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