Veterinary Neurology of the Chesapeake | Jay McDonnell, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM | Annapolis & Towson, MD

AAVEC: Our Partner in Serving You


Veterinary emergencies can happen at any hour, which is why we’re so fortunate to have Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A member practice of the Chesapeake Veterinary Referral Center—as is VNoC—AAVEC is similar to the ER in a major medical hospital, providing triage, stabilization, diagnosis-oriented and critical care to small animals, primarily dogs and cats. When a specialist is requested, either by the referring vet or the patient’s owner, AAVEC calls in one of the in-house specialists.


In addition to the neurology and neuro-surgery services provided by VNoC, AAVEC has access to in-house specialists in surgery, canine rehabilitation, internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology and cardiology. “We provide coverage and care outside these specialists’ usual hours, and oversee care of their in-hospital patients,” explains Tasha Fleury, DVM.


Like VNoC, AAVEC works closely with the patient’s regular vet. “We’re very good at communication with their regular vet, the board-certified specialist and any other services, as well as with the pet’s owner,” continues Dr. Fleury. “We work collaboratively so that we can quickly get to a diagnosis and treatment.”

AAVEC’s 12,500-foot, state-of-the-art facility includes 10 examination rooms, four advanced operating suites, several specialty treatment suites, and a comfortable waiting room. AAVEC is well-equipped with digital radiography (x-ray) and ultrasonography (ultrasound) services, MRI, a dedicated ICU ward for patients in critical condition, and an in-house laboratory.


To reach AAVEC, call 410-224-0331.

Board Certified Veterinary Neurologist Dr. Jay McDonnell | Annapolis & Towson, MD