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 off routine oral health maintenance. Dental radiography has allowed us to provide our patients with even more comprehensive and through 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 preform 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 means of diagnostic imaging. Dr Cather has years of experience in preforming 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 not 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 preform 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 FFFeLC/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. 


We strongly encourage that all pets be microchipped. This minor procedure can be performed in our office. the microchip is very small and is inserted under the skin between the shoulder blades. A pet microchip uses a radio frequency to transmit the ID number stored on the microchip to the scanning device the reads the pet's unique number and displays it. Most veterinary hospitals and animal shelters are equip with a scanner capable of detecting and reading microchips in case your pet gets lost. 


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 provide an online pharmacy. 



681 Aylor Rd 

Stephens City, Va 22055


Phone: (540) 868-1001  

Fax: (540) 868-1011

Email: amc@amcfc.com


8:00am - 6:00pm

     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.

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