Westminster Veterinary Hospital has been a member of AAHA
(American Animal Hospital Association) since 1974 and has
been serving the community of Westminster, Maryland for
over 30 years.
Veterinary Hospital was created and is owned and operated by Dr.
Douglas T. Chilcoat. The hospital was opened to Westminster and
the surrounding communities in 1970. This veterinary complex is
located on West Main Street, at the intersection of Routes 31
& 32, down from Baugher's Restaurant and across from the Western
Maryland College Golf Course. In the 1970's WVH provided veterinary
care to all animals, large and small. However, as the Carroll
County area grew and became more suburban, Dr. Chilcoat felt that
to continue with high quality animal care, and in keeping with
the hospitals philosophy, he needed to limit his practice to companion
animals. With the approach of the 21st century, and the advanced
technologies and rapid increases in population in the surrounding
areas Dr. Chilcoat perceived the need for expanding the services
at WVH to include an Emergency Trauma/Critical Care component.
This major addition provides 24-hour care, 365 days a year and
there is always a veterinarian and a technician on the premises.
The hospital is and always has been staffed with skilled, talented,
dedicated and caring people, including veterinarians, technicians
and administrators. The equipment is state of the art and all
staff are continuously involved in continuing education. From
its origin in 1970, Dr. Chilcoat and his staff of other professionals
have been attuned to the changing demographics of the community
and the increased technological opportunities available in veterinary
medicine. Because of this awareness, WVH is recognized as one
of the most advanced facilities in Maryland and surrounding areas.