Grove Center Veterinary Hospital

9033 Gaither Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20877




Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If Dr. Bender is unavailable for consultation, our service will refer you to one of the three local emergency clinics. They are:


Blue Pearl Advanced Veterinary Center

1 Taft Court

Rockville, MD 20850

(301) 637-3228                              Map Location             Website


 Metropolitan Emergency Animal Clinic

12106 Nebel Street

Rockville, MD 20852

(301) 770-5225                              Map Location              Website


Veterinary Referral Associates

500 Perry Parkway

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

(301) 926-3300                              Map Location               Website



For poisoning issues, you may call:


National Animal Poison Control Center  -  (888) 426-4435                   

The Poison Control Center is run by the ASPCA and staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by veterinarians and veterinary toxicologists.

There may be a $65.00 fee, payable by credit card.                    Website


Pet Poison Helpline - (855) 764-7661

The Animal Poison Control Center is run by an organization called Safety Call International. Staff on hand 24 hours a day include veterinary toxicologists, internal medicine and critical care specialists.

The fee is $39.00 per incident.                                                   Website



Animal Control Emergencies - and Websites


Montgomery County Animal Services Division:   (240) 773-5900

Rockville City Animal Control:   (240) 314-8937

Gaithersburg City Animal Control:    (301) 279-8000 (emergency)   or   (240) 773-5900 (non-emergency)