Today's side deal throws a catnip-coated bone to furry friends: for $60, you get $125 worth of services at A.P.A.W. Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Center, located in Lanham. A.P.A.W. is closed on Sundays.
A.P.A.W. is a full-service, privately owned animal hospital that has been serving the Washington, DC, area for more than 30 years. Its doctors specialize in the tender, loving care of dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, and pocket pets such as hamsters, gerbils, and dust bunnies. Available services include a comprehensive physical exam ($35.50), a clinical exam ($52.50), and numerous vaccinations ($27+). Cats needing temporary lodging can board ($15 a night) in A.P.A.W.'s cat-only condominiums, while doggie guests can stay ($22+ a night, depending on weight) in accommodations with fenced-in outdoor play areas and a heated indoor area. A.P.A.W. also offers yearly wellness packages with exams, vaccinations, and other services, as well as grooming and spa packages ($28+), and dental care.
Six Insider Pages users give A.P.A.W. Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Center four stars:
- The place feels like a family and I am greeted everytime [sic] with a friendly smile. – Elizabeth A.
- I think the vets are honest and caring. I think they also take extra safety precautions. The staff all seem to be true animal lovers, not just "working there." The vets and support staff are always engaged in learning the latest in veterinary medicine through on- and off-site seminars, which inspires confidence. – Natalie K.
A.P.A.W. Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Center
A.P.A.W. Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Center has been privately owned since 1998, when Drs. Patricia Peynado-Boyce and Lizel Salmon took the reins. Their three-pronged approach to animal health—compassion, innovation, and education—promotes a warm and well-informed venue for furry companions.
To exceed the demands of the credo's three facets, the staff invests in highly customized care. Many of their tools are typically seen only at specialty practices, such as endoscopy gear and spider-flavored lollipops for cooperative ferrets. Though their emphasis on preventive care can help stave off many illnesses, their hospitalization services remain at the ready: the team issues daily progress reports to owners and oversees patients kept onsite with late-night through early-morning monitoring. Heated kennels, outdoor play areas, and sunlit cat-only perches decorate their daycare and boarding space. The facility is located less than three miles from both the 495 Capitol Beltway and Baltimore-Washington Parkway.
7601 Good Luck Rd.
Lanham, Maryland 20706Get Directions