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Welcome to Muddy Branch Veterinary Clinic

Providing the best care in the Gaithersburg area for over 20 years.


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We offer the Highest Standard of Care

Our hospital has been AAHA Accredited since 1996, and we are proud of it!

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Welcome to our practice! Let us know how we can help you!

We look forward to serving you and your pet with the best possible veterinary care. We utilize the most current standards of care, and we specialize in providing comprehensive wellness care to keep your pet healthy now and in the future.


About Muddy Branch Veterinary Center

As an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited clinic since 1994, our team of veterinarians and support staff adheres to the highest standards of facility and pet care. Only 15% of all practices are AAHA certified (re-accreditation takes place every 3 years). However, our greatest source of pride is found in the praise of our clients and the satisfied purrs and wagging tails of our patients.

Get to know your veterinarian

We have found the key to quality veterinary care is a combination of medical competence, empathy for pet owners and compassion for our animal companions. Our veterinarians will listen to your concerns, diagnose any medical conditions, help you understand your options and work with you to make the right decisions for you and your pet.

At Muddy Branch Veterinary Center, our team is made up of a diverse group of veterinarians and support staff professionals who bring their love for animals to work with them everyday. Our veterinary team comes from all backgrounds, and they have joined Muddy Branch Veterinary Center because of their desire to make a difference in the lives of animals, as well as the people who love those animals.

Our Animal Hospital Offers Cutting Edge, Affordable Care

Muddy Branch Veterinary Center is an animal care facility equipped to handle all medical and surgical needs. From preventive health care services to advanced diagnostic and surgical services, our doctors and staff are trained to manage all of your pet's needs. We are continually updating our equipment and educating our team to the latest medical information. We know that everyone has a budget and we will work within the confines of your budget to get the best outcome for your pet.

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They Love Us

Thank you so much for taking great care of Fluffy! She's friskier than ever thanks to the great care you provided.

Jane Smith

We've had 5 dogs under Dr Katz's care over the past 20+ years, and even though they moved locations a bit farther away from us, we wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. Dr Katz, and all the vets at Muddy Branch, have always provided exceptional and empathetic care, and the entire staff seem to truly love being around animals. Yes, veterinary care can be expensive, but they've always been great about discussing treatment options and focusing on what's necessary and manageable. They're great people who love animals - don't hesitate to trust them with your furry family!

Simon Conte

Pleasant & caring staff. Fit us in with urgent visit for our ailing cat.

Theresa Clark

I love this place. Such friendly and caring staff members from the moment you walk in the door. You can tell everyone there really genuinely loves animals and is concerned for the welfare of your pet. Dr. Challenge is my favorite because she takes a modern and holistic approach. She is a traditional vet but also offers services like acupuncture and laser which have been vital for some of my dogs injuries. I have a husky who LOVES TO RUN and as a result has had muscle strains which have responded wonderfully to acupuncture.

Amira Z

The second you walk in it feels different than every vet I've been to. It smells good, they've got coffee, snacks and a friendly atmosphere with plenty of bright pictures and a super friendly staff. Dr. Katz is amazing! He really took the time to explain the treatment options and seemed to really care about how to proceed cautiously.

Ryan Smith

MBV was highly recommended by my neighbors and I can see why. I'm a new puppy owner and took my little guy for his first puppy visit. The office is clean and friendly as we were both greeted by smiles. Dr. Katz was friendly, played with the puppy to introduce himself and spent a long time explaining what my puppy needed for his health and well-being. He knew what specific diseases that were attributed to our neighborhood to protect not just my puppy but us as well. Felt very comfortable and confident that we were in the hands of not just skilled vets but professionals who cared and genuinely loved dogs and animals.

Loren Atkinson

Dr. Katz and his staff are professional, friendly, and willing to squeeze a new patient in. I would highly recommend this practice.

lori abrams

All the Drs at Muddy Branch Veterinary Clinic have always shown my pets the greatest kindest and have been gentle (even when one of my dogs is not) and the care they get has been superior. Options are always presented as such - no pressure to do optional things.

Karen Lefkowitz

We've always had a great experience here with Dr Charlburg. We have brought our Brittany Spaniel here since 2015, and think the care is great while also being reasonable. Our dog might be a bit abnormal in this regard, but he loves going to the vet here.

Michael Kelly

Today was our first visit with our two cockapoos to Muddy Branch Vet and we are so happy we made the decision to switch over. The entire staff was very sweet and friendly. Doctor was very gentle with our dogs and explained everything so well!

Susie Wyne
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