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We are here to provide the highest quality, situation-appropriate care for patients and their owners in a compassionate, professional and respectful manner.



Both wellness and those for sick pets, are done by appointment Monday - Saturday.


We are proud to offer routine oral health maintenance. Dental radiography has allowed us to provide our patients with even more comprehensive and thorough dental care.



The digital radiography unit at Animal Medical Center takes images of your pet with less radiation, faster results, and better imaging detail. We offer these services in-house to allow our vets to evaluates the internal structures of our patients including both bones and soft tissue organs. Also, we offer OFA and Penn Hip imaging imaging studies.  



Surgical Procedures are performed in our fully equipped surgical suites Monday - Friday. The veterinarians of Animal Medical Center routinely perform a wide range of procedures including: Spay/Neuter, Soft tissue, Orthopedics, and some Ophthalmic procedures. Our orthopedic procedures are completed by one of our two veterinarians with certifications in this area.



We offer ultrasound as a means of diagnostic imaging. Dr. Cather has years of experience in performing ultrasounds for our patients. Through ultrasounds and expertise we are able to diagnose various abdominal, intestinal, liver, kidney, bladder, and heart diseases much more quickly and accurately.


Thanks to Dr. Welch, flexible endoscopy is now available at Animal Medical Center. The flexible endoscopy allows for examination of the nares, nasopharynx, oropharynx, esophagus, stomach, upper small intestines, and the colon. We can also perform endoscopic diode laser surgery. 

Laser Therapy:

Laser therapy is a therapeutic procedure that offers significant benefits for veterinary patients. Our deep tissue laser therapy uses a beam of laser light to deeply penetrate tissue without damaging it. This induces a biological response in the cells which leads to reduced pain, reduced inflammation, and healing time.

Laboratory Diagnostics:

We have a full in-house laboratory, allowing us to run test efficiently and with accurate results. These tests include Heartworm/Lyme and FELV/FIV combination testing, fecal flotations, urinalysis, and full blood panels. We also work very closely with multiple top notch referral labs for additional testing as needed and recommended. 


At AMC you will find a wide range of medications in our fully stocked pharmacy. This also includes, flea/tick prevention, heartworm prevention, shampoos, and prescription diets. For the convenience of our clients we have also partnered with Chewy to provide an online pharmacy. 

Kelli T.

The staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. They were very quick to take me back to examine my dog. Dr. McCarthy was super kind and very thorough. It’s the kind of place you can trust to take the best, most compassionate care of your pet.

Benjamin J.

Everyone was very kind and helpful! You can tell everyone there truly cares about animals! It’s a very pleasant environment and we went in and came out in a very timely manner! Thank you for everything!

Phil G.

Dr. Howard’s unconditional care of Aldie and her welcome warmth for me made Aldie’s alarming symptoms understandable and the diagnosis comprehensible. I appreciate the sense of urgency the office had and the calm they created.



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 of a team of eight highly qualified and seasoned veterinarians with over 30 years of experience. We employ a talented group of Veterinary Technicians and Assistants, and an inviting team of Client Care Specialists. Client and patient care are our top priority, now and always!
Our veterinarians strive to stay current with the best practices, procedures, and technologies. Technicians and assistants are regularly updated with the latest topics and issues in pet health. ​

Our Mission

To provide the highest quality, situation-appropriate care for patients and their owners in a compassionate, professional and respectful manner. 

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.

**Care Credit use is subject to a 5% service fee at the time services are rendered.

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