All surgical procedures are performed by an American College of Veterinary Surgeons Certified Surgeon
We are family-owned and believe in treating each pet parent as we ourselves would want to be treated; and to treat each patient as if they were our own beloved companion.a
Our surgical technicians and practice staff are highly experienced in assisting our Specialists and providing supportive care to our patients.
We strive to provide outstanding veterinary surgical care at an affordable price.
We can talk about our surgical services, how we treat our patients and pet parents, or how our patients have recovered and so on, but we’d rather let our previous clients do the talking...
"Dr. Walesby is currently helping us through a rough time with our 17 mon old Dalmation mix. He is having his leg amputated this Tuesday, and Dr. Walesby has been with us the whole time. She had a room full of patients but took the time with us in front of the X-ray light explaining Calvin's problem. She called us personally at 9 PM with the results of the biopsy. She thoroughly explained Calvin's upcoming amputation, explaining all aspects of the surgery and the aftercare. It's a really awful time for us, but Dr. Walesby is so personable and upbeat, it makes it so much better. It's very obvious that she cares very deeply for her patients and their families."
PN. - Ellicott City, MD
"I just wanted to compliment Dr. Walesby and her staff on the wonderful care Gizzy, my Jack Russell Terrier received during his surgery and stay at MVSS. He had to have a mandibulectomy and at first I was against the idea not knowing what to expect by Dr. Walesby was confident and assured me that Gizzy would be fine. For anyone who is faced with the decision to have surgery or not, I would highly recommend to contact MVSS and meet with Dr. Walesby. Gizzy is happy now and I feel he has gained a tremendous quality of life back thanks to Dr. Walesby and her staff. Our last visit was bitter sweet because even though I hope Gizzy does not have to go back, I really treasure the relationship that we established while he was there."
Shirley D., Hampstead, MD
"A neighbor recommended Dr. Walesby to us after our lab mix tore her knee. She and her staff did a great job. They were professional, caring, and were accessible after-hours to help us with some post-op questions. 3 weeks after the surgery, when my dog tore her OTHER knee, we didn’t hesitate to return to MVSS and they fit us in last-minute. One other note: we shopped around before the first surgery, and MVSS was between $500 and $1500 cheaper than everyone else we looked at. With two operations in 3 weeks, that became really important!"
Matt G., Columbia, MD
"Our mini schnauzer had chronic ear infections and we had to have her ear canal removed. Dr. Walesby was absolutely wonderful. She met with me and explained in detail the surgical process and what to expect after the surgery. She was so compassionate and warm. Her love of animals was very apparent! She personally followed-up with phone calls to check on our doggie to make sure everything was healing correctly. It was a pleasure to deal with her. I would recommend this practice to anyone with a pet in need of surgery. The cost was very reasonable when compared to other practices."
Xina K., Ellicott City, MD