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Camden-Inner Harbor Veterinary Services

Your Concierge House Call Veterinarian in Baltimore, MD
Call us at (410) 881-7314

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Many pet parents lament about chasing their dog/cat around the house, stuffing them into a carrier, driving to the hospital or clinic and then waiting a half hour (more?) - for a 10 minute appointment. Your pet's 'stress hormones' masks the ‘limp, cough or behavioral concern' most often leading to a missed diagnosis. Won't it be easier if I came to you?

Dr Johnny specializes in wellness, geriatrics/hospice care and traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM). I integrate our common Western approach (physical examination and prescription drugs) with a thorough Eastern (Chinese) approach: acupuncture, diet therapy, herbs and Tui-Na (medical massage). 

Combined, these approaches provide the answer for older pets who don’t respond as well to the prescription drugs as they did in their younger years. 

Good news!

If you adopt my wellness approach of twice-a-year physical examinations, annual blood work, and parasite preventive care, I provide vaccinations against the most feared and common diseases free of charge!

Please feel free to call, introduce yourself and your concerns.

I look forward to earning your business!

At this site, you will find information about our practice philosophy, our services, helpful forms to assist you and an extensive Pet Medical Library for you to search for additional animal health care information.

Thank you for taking the time to read about our veterinary practice and the services we offer. We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please contact us at (410)404-1600 for all your pet health care needs.

At Camden-Inner Harbor Veterinary Services we offer services to Maryland as well as Telemedicine services in Florida.

    At Rocky’s very first treatment, Dr. Johnny could not have been more kind, humane, compassionate and professional. He treated Rocky as if he was treating his own family. His patient and gentle treatment of my Rocky let me know that I had made the best decision at the time. Rocky was in pain and not inclined to walk much before his first treatment. After his first acupuncture treatment, he wanted to run and play! His “Qi” had been stimulated, and his spirits were visibly improved.

We're pleased to offer the following services at Camden-Inner Harbor Veterinary Services

Specialties

  • wellness
  • geriatrics/hospice care
  • traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine

Services Offered

  • Food Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese Herbs
  • Palliative Care
  • Pet Cancer Treatment
  • Senior Pet Care
  • Home Euthanasia
  • Tui Na for Pets
  • Pet Athlete Care

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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:

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Horses

Food Therapy

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.  


Palliative Care

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.

Euthanasia 

"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"


Compassionate Euthanasia

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.

Our location

Office Hours

Primary

Monday:

9:00 am-9:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-9:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-9:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-9:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-9:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-9:00 pm

Sunday:

9:00 am-9:00 pm

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