Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is generally caused by excessive build-up of odor -producing bacteria inside your pet’s mouth, lungs, or even gut. While most cases of bad breath can be trac ...View Article
Welcome to Hillside Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Eckhart, MD
Call us at 301-689-2782
Hillside Animal Hospital is proud to introduce digital dental radiography!
Did you know that According to the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS), eighty percent of dogs and seventy percent of cats have periodontal disease by the age of three?
Did you also know that up to 70% of each tooth is below the gum line and without radiographs, 75% of dental disease is overlooked?
Digital dental radiography is fast becoming one of the standards of care for our pets. It will help us to identify painful conditions such as tooth fractures below the gum line, tooth root abscesses and infections, bone loss around tooth roots, retained or unerupted teeth, feline resorptive lesions and many other conditions that would otherwise go undetected.
Call us today to schedule a comprehensive dental examination!
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Welcome to Hillside Animal Hospital - We care for you and your pet!
If you live in Eckhart or the surrounding tri-state area, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. Drs. Steve Harman, Ben Harman, and Tom Vogtman are licensed veterinarians, treating all types of pets and animals. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.
Hillside Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Our doctors are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own veterinarian.
We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call 301-689-2782 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Eckhart veterinarian office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.
Hillside Animal Hospital is an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Since 2009, we have regularly undergone evaluations by AAHA to ensure that we comply with the association's high quality standards of care. These standards cover nearly every aspect of our hospital, including surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, patient care, cleanliness, client service, emergency services, diagnostic imaging, and anesthesiology. Approximately 15 percent of animal hospitals in North America are accredited by AAHA.
At Hillside Animal Hospital, we care for you and your pet.
Dr. Steven H. Harman
Dr. Benjamin A. Harman
Dr. Thomas A. Vogtman
Eckhart Veterinarian | Hillside Animal Hospital | 301-689-2782
17100 National Highway
Eckhart, MD 21528
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