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Keeping your friend healthy



As a unique individual and an important member of your family, your furry friend deserves the utmost care and respect. While we understand that routine veterinary exams are important to help maintain a happy healthy life; our furry friends sometimes disagree. At Hickory Ridge Animal Hospital we take your friend's comfort very seriously. We make every effort to help ease your friend's anxiety by scheduling longer appointments and taking time in the waiting area and exam room to get to know them before rushing in to perform the exam. Just as you would want your own physician to do for you, we take our time and attempt to go at their pace. We pay close attention to their body language and other key signals to let us know if they are getting uncomfortable, and if possible, will avoid that situation. 

We offer an array of services from Well Visits and Annual Vaccines, to Sick Visits and Surgery. To view a full list of services or to schedule an appointment click on a button below. If you would like to speak with a staff member directly please click here: 'Contact Us' by phone or email. One of our friendly staff will quickly assist you with whatever you need!


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March 2020

" Absolutely wonderful!! If I could give 30 stars, I would. I've never seen a vet care as much about animals and people as Hickory Ridge. The staff is not only caring, but honest, they take the time to fully understand what is going on and they help in any way they can. Dr. Parrish really goes above and beyond. Super appreciative that my pets have a vet that cares the way Hickory Ridge Animal Hospital does."

                                                                                             - Google Review by Taty

Comprehensive veterinary care



From pampered pooches, frisky felines, to bouncing bunnies, pets add so much to our lives.  And keeping them healthy and happy for a lifetime is priority one at Hickory Ridge Animal Hospital.

We are a full-service veterinary hospital in the heart of Columbia, MD with an expert team that understands the health needs of your special, furry family member.
Join our growing family today!


Click Below to Schedule an appointment.


To view a full list of comprehensive services select: 'Services,' or 'Contact Us' to speak with a team member directly.


“There is nothing better than a friend, 
Unless it is a friend with a 'ball.'” 


- Linda Grayson -


At Hickory Ridge Animal Hospital we consider every client, patient, and staff member a part of our family.

We have a dedicated team of professionals from diverse backgrounds that are well-trained and highly skilled. Our team loves your pets and loves what they do. Whatever your pet's needs are, we put our heart into their care. The goal of each staff member is to provide your pet with the most excellent care possible so they can continue to do what they love with you for many years to come. 

To meet our family team, schedule an appointment, or learn more about our services, click on an option below.

The Team




Access your pet’s medical records, request appointments, medication refills and more with this FREE smartphone app. This valuable information can be life-saving! Search for VitusVet in the iPhone App Store or Google Play, or simply click the displayed image!

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We request 24 to 48 hours advance notice for all appointment cancellations.

As a courtesy to all of our clients, we request as much advance notice as possible for all appointment cancellations. If you must cancel an appointment with us, please do so at least 24 to 48 hours in advance. This enables us alert clients that may be on a waiting list. Thank you for helping us continue to provide excellent service for all of our valued patients and clients!

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We request a minimum of 24 hours advance notice for all medication refills. Certain foods and special order items may require 7 days advance notice for processing and shipping.

In order to maintain excellent quality care, ensure patient safety, and avoid excess wait time; please give us at least 24 hours to fill any medication requests. This enables our staff to properly review, assess, and fulfill each request according to best practice standards. Thank you for your understanding and helping us to keep your pet happy and healthy!


Contact Us

Use the form below to contact us via email. Be sure to include your name, contact info, best way and time to reach you, and a detailed message. One of our friendly staff will review and respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

Employment Opportunities

If you are a positive, upbeat person, who enjoys working with people and has the heart to help animals, then consider applying with us! We are periodically hiring for both full and part-time positions.

If you would like to be considered for employment with us;

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to our practice manager at hrah.management@gmail.com

 We will keep your information on file and notify you in the event of a job opening.