Conveniently Located Right Off the Baltimore I695 Beltway

Essex Middle River Veterinary Center

1609 Eastern Blvd
Essex, MD 21221

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Clinic Hours

Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 8pm
Saturday: 7:30am – 1pm
Sunday: Closed

Drop-off admissions available.  Please Allow 15 minutes for in-processing.


Phone: (410) 687-1111
Fax: (410) 780-0057


For general inquiries, email:

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Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May 30, 7:30am - May 30, 8:00pm

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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted to dogs through the bite of a deer tick. Currently, of all dogs tested for Lyme disease in the state of Maryland, 5% tested positive. This is not only important because it allows us to protect our pets, but it also allows us to determine human infections. Since dogs and humans share their environment, if a dog tests positive for lyme disease, it is likely that their human(s) could test positive as well. Most importantly, however, we can not get infected by our dog(s), only by the bite of a deer tick.
According to the Merck veterinary manual, the most common signs of lyme disease in dogs include fever, loss of appetite, painful or swollen joints, intermittent lameness, swollen lymph nodes, and lethargy. If left untreated, lyme disease can damage the kidneys, nervous system, and heart. Sadly, lyme disease affecting the kidneys is generally fatal.
Lyme disease is diagnosed in dogs through an antibody test. The antibody test that EMRVC uses is called the “4Dx” or “tick and heartworm test”. The benefits of this test are that it not only can identify lyme disease infections, but also other tick borne diseases (anaplasma, ehrlichia), and heartworm disease.
The good news is that lyme disease is preventable and treatable. Prevention is achieved with an oral or topical medication. EMRVC has the topical option of Parastar Plus, which is a monthly application between the shoulder blades to kill all the different types of ticks and fleas. Bravecto is our recommended oral option for its effectiveness, ease of administration, and 12 week duration.
If your dog has been diagnosed with lyme disease, your veterinarian will discuss performing a lyme quantitative C6 antibody test. This test will determine the severity of the infection. Our doctors will recommend treatment with antibiotics to reduce the amount of bacteria in your dog’s system, which will reduce and/or prevent any symptoms. Doctors may also recommend checking your pet’s urine to make sure that lyme disease is not negatively affecting their kidneys.

Ticks can be very hard to find on your pet. A common misconception is that ticks can only survive in the warmer months. This could not be further from the truth. Ticks do not recognize changes in seasons. Because of that, EMRVC recommends year round flea/tick prevention. Call our office at 410-687-1111 to discuss the best course of treatment for your pet.
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Giant Gift Card Giveaway

Giant Gift Card Giveaway

May 30, 7:30am - May 30, 8:00pm+26Jun 1, 7:30am - Jun 1, 8:00pmJun 2, 7:30am - Jun 2, 8:00pmJun 3, 7:30am - Jun 3, 8:00pmJun 4, 7:30am - Jun 4, 8:00pmJun 5, 7:30am - Jun 5, 8:00pmJun 6, 7:30am - Jun 6, 8:00pmJun 8, 7:30am - Jun 8, 8:00pmJun 9, 7:30am - Jun 9, 8:00pmJun 10, 7:30am - Jun 10, 8:00pmJun 11, 7:30am - Jun 11, 8:00pmJun 12, 7:30am - Jun 12, 8:00pmJun 13, 7:30am - Jun 13, 8:00pmJun 15, 7:30am - Jun 15, 8:00pmJun 16, 7:30am - Jun 16, 8:00pmJun 17, 7:30am - Jun 17, 8:00pmJun 18, 7:30am - Jun 18, 8:00pmJun 19, 7:30am - Jun 19, 8:00pmJun 20, 7:30am - Jun 20, 8:00pmJun 22, 7:30am - Jun 22, 8:00pmJun 23, 7:30am - Jun 23, 8:00pmJun 24, 7:30am - Jun 24, 8:00pmJun 25, 7:30am - Jun 25, 8:00pmJun 26, 7:30am - Jun 26, 8:00pmJun 27, 7:30am - Jun 27, 8:00pmJun 29, 7:30am - Jun 29, 8:00pmJun 30, 7:30am - Jun 30, 8:00pm

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We are all experiencing some trying and unprecedented times. In an effort to try and keep your canine family member healthy, we are running a great promotion. Between May 4 and June 30th when you purchase a 6 month supply of Sentinel, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $100 Giant Grocery gift card. Purchase a 12 month supply and you will get three chances!! The winner will be notified July 1st. Please call EMRVC at 410-687-1111 with any questions.... See MoreSee Less

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May 31, 7:30am - May 31, 8:00pm

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Location & Directions

Essex Middle River Veterinary Clinic is conveniently located just two minutes from the Beltway. We attract clients from all over: Towson, White Marsh, Honeygo, Baltimore City, and even parts of Pennsylvania and Virginia. Once here, you’ll find convenient parking in the front, and welcome yourself into the wheelchair entrance to meet our friendly team. 

For more information about us, visit our About page!

También hablamos Español

Bienvenidos a Essex Middle River Veterinary Center! Somos una clínica muy progresiva que proporciona cuidado y tratamiento completo para sus mascotas.

Nuestros servicios incluyen tratamiento de emergencias, cuidado preventivo, cirugía, diagnósticos avanzados en un centro moderno que tiene un ambiente cálido y amistoso. Aquí en EMRVC nosotros queremos hacer lo que es mejor para su mascota para que mantengamos su salud para toda la vida.

No hay problema si sólo habla en español. Hay varias personas en esta clínica que también hablan en español y pueden ayudarlo a usted y a su mascota. Estamos aquí para cualquier persona que ama a su mascota, no importa el idioma que hablen.

Por favor, para contactarnos sólo necesita enviar un mensaje por correo electrónico a

Escriba en español lo que su mascota necesita o el problema que su mascota está teniendo. Deje su número de teléfono o su correo electrónico. Nosotros le devolveremos su mensaje con una respuesta o, si desea, podemos hacerle una cita lo más pronto posible.

Soy el Dr. Joe Zulty, or Dr. Jose Carlos. Estoy a su servicio.

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