This is the best vet that I have ever worked with. No exaggerations- I have two special needs rescue Samoyeds who need frequent check-ins for various ailments or medication, and I have never met a more friendly and compassionate staff ever. But let's get more specific. I go to Odenton Vet Hospital because ten years ago one of my dogs was in a freak accident at about 7:30 at night. My dog Carter was in pain and I was in panic mode. I drove down to this hospital, a vet I had never brought her to, and they took me right in. Oh...did I tell you that the Odenton vet actually closes at 6:30 PM usually...which means that, despite being closed for over an hour, Dr. Steve saw us outside the door and brought us right in. He saved my dog. And I can't count how many times Dr. Slade was there to usher us through significant ailments and injuries because Carter is an adventurer and scrapper. But that's not the end of my recommendation. Last year I adopted another Rescue Samoyed in January who was coughing frequently. I thought it was kennel cough, but brought him just to make sure, and upon examination, Dr. Pepin-Slade saw the need for x-rays, only to discover that my dog Chase had an enlarged chamber of his heart that was pushing against his trachea. She immediately sent us down to the cardiologist and they gave him three months to live. It is the staff of Odenton Veterinary Hospital that I can clearly say have helped me keep him steady for a year, which really is a medical miracle. And the staff has been just wonderful. I will call right before they are closing and ask for a heart medication refill for my dog Chase and they will ensure he has it and stay open a few minutes if I am running late. The staff, and I am going to miss some folks so I will edit later is fantastic: Veronica, Kammie, Matt, Anna, Daniella, and Chris (and if I missed someone I will make sure to go back). So let's be clear- if you need a vet who will care for your animal companion like it was their own, there is no place else to go.