We're pleased to offer the following services at Camden-Inner Harbor Veterinary Services
- geriatrics/hospice care
- traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
- Food Therapy
- Chinese Herbs
- Palliative Care
- Pet Cancer Treatment
- Senior Pet Care
- Home Euthanasia
- Tui Na for Pets
- Pet Athlete Care
Our appointment book is computerized which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.
Types of Pets Seen
Because a large number of veterinarians practice at Camden-Inner Harbor Veterinary Services, we can care for many types of pets:
Camden-Inner Harbor Veterinary Services is proud to serve the Baltimore MD area for
everything pet related. Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital is run by Dr. Johnny Slaughter, who is a licensed, experienced Baltimore veterinarian.
Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. Camden-Inner Harbor Veterinary Services stays on top of the
latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.
Letting a family member go - is wicked hard! There are usually conflicting issues which hamper a pet parent in setting a date/time.
What are they?
The longer (more memories?) we’ve have with our pet - the harder the decision. Time and time again, we’ve seen our loved-one sick, under the weather, and then recover - remarkably - in
a matter of days.
If the pet was the favorite of a deceased spouse or an out-of-state child, we subconsciously delay the decision in an effort to hold onto that warm connection.
Scroll thru your pet’s photographs…. how is the coat quality and musculature now compared to those images? Are the ribs, hip bones or spinal processes jutting out, preventing a smooth
run of your fingers along your pet’s body?
If so, your pet is fighting a wasting-away condition. Oftentimes the food you are feeding is not being absorbed and processed. Sometimes, with associated kidney and liver involvement -
decrease appetite leads to weakness and an inability to move the diaphragm which limits your pet’s ability to move energy downward, a necessity for waste and water absorption/elimination.
Are you confused with the actions available to you in these moments?
Consider a consultation with a professional to develop a palliative care scheme unique to your pet. We will discuss environmental choices for your home, food therapy, ambulatory management
(ramps, carpets, carts, etc.), and an individualized approach to help you determine when it’s time to say goodbye.
"good morning to all my pet owner friends
this past week, dec 23, 2014 we had a very bad night. my beloved Rottweiler Micky had the worst night. after a 2 year on and off again problem with a injury that like i said happened 2
years ago, he reached his breaking point. my wife and i were at the mercy of what we could find to help our baby boy. that was when we came across Dr Johnny Slaughter, a vet
at Camden, Inner veterinary services.
remember this is at the heart of the christmas season. well dr johnny took our night time call, he could tell we were in a bad way. he was great, a level of understanding and compassion
the is hard for me to compare to anything. our micky was in a bad way, dr johnny went out of his way to make sure we were ok and able to manage micky for the night. he offered to come to our
home right then..i was really taken back by that. i wasn't sure what to think about that and he knew that. he then went on to help us by just assuring us he was there for us and micky for
what and when we needed his help. we held on for that night and on 12-24, christmas eve at the noon hour dr johnny was at our home.
he came in and met with micky and spoke with us, he could see the pain that my wife and i were in and that this was not easy. the way he comforted us, my wife and i, not to mention
micky...i could not have been more impressed....i was able to hug and hold my micky through the procedure. it's already a terrible morning, but dr johnny was great, and i know micky was
feeling the love till the end. i know if you ever need a great doctor for your beloved pet-family member that camden-inner harborveterinary services and for sure Dr Johnny Slaughter
you could not be in better hands besides the fact that all this took place right at the christmas holiday, it was as if none of that was going on. the docs main concern was for sure all
about micky and us...my long drawn out point is this, if you or anyone you know needs any kind of help with your pet, dr johnny slaughter is for sure the man for the job
a very heart felt sincere thank you
ed barrett...and for sure micky my beloved rotty thank you doc"
When the time is nigh, schedule a time of convenience - before your pet is taking his last gasp.
An injection of a sedative, like Telazol, relieves anxiety and relaxes your pet - but won’t depress cardiovascular or respiratory centers. It provides the time to relax comfortably with your pet, for as long as you’d like, as I shave a little hair over the cephalic or saphenous veins to allow smooth insertion of an IV butterfly catheter.
Once you’ve given me the go ahead I’ll inject a barbiturate overdose which will depress the respiratory/circulatory system with limited to no movement.
If you’d like me to provide a private cremation, I will take your loved one with me. I will transport him to a local crematory where your pet will be individually cremated and placed in an urn of your choice for display or reburial at a time/location of your choice.