"We have been coming out to OSSVH from DC for many years and my Mom brought her cats to see Dr. Roskin when OSSVH was just starting, years before your current building and facilities.  Your Doctors and all your staff have always been so professional and so caring.  We really appreciate the help our pets get, most especially since many are rescues, and bring a host of unknown issues. The short waits and the efficient and kind response at the hospital more than make up for the slightly longer commute.

It is great to bring the cats to board with you year after year when we travel, to see the same staff members and know they will be well-cared for by Kennel and Veterinary staff as needed."

Karen & Chuck Fairchild


"I have been a client of the Olney- Sandy Spring Vet Hospital since moving to Maryland in 1995, with as many as 5 Irish Setter dogs as patients there at one time. The facility is first rate, the staff has always been patient and accommodating, and the medical staff is always very compassionate and skilled.

This vet hospital is NOT the closest to my home, but because of the great care my pets have received there, I would never go anywhere else. Of course, like any business, once in a while there is some turnover of staff at all levels, but the replacements always meet the highest standards attainable."

Larry Spivack


"My dogs are my family and their welfare is my utmost concern.  As an owner, it is my desire to have doctors that stay current with technology and veterinary medical advances along with listening to and understanding my needs. The vets are Olney Sandy Spring Veterinary Hospital do exactly that.  With their knowledge, ability, and compassion, I know my dogs are getting the best care possible, whether during annual wellness visits or emergency situations. I am grateful to the entire staff and quality of doctors at OSSVH for their care of my animals over the last decade.  Thank you!"

Deborah Lynn Stern


"We were never so thankful for OSSVH's dedicated care and network of specialists as when our German Sheppard faced a series of complicated health events.  We knew our beloved pet was in capable, talented hands at OSSVH, but when other veterinary specialists take the time to express their respect for OSSVH, and in particular Dr. Karen Hoffmann, you know you've trusted the best!"

Greg & Jolene King


"Surely, you must know by now that I rate OSSVH  A+++++++++++!

My first visit was with Dr. Roskin in 1991 at the previous location in Sandy-Spring.  So, I must comment that your current facility is outstanding, well designed and extremely functional as well as being welcoming to pets and humans.

From the moment that I walk in with Mimi or Sam, we are greeted at the front desk by a friendly, caring, knowledgeable and very responsive staff.  Even your patients are happy to be there.  (Sam, of course thinks he is returning to visit family!)

Then we are greeted by a well trained Veterinary technician, who patiently answers many questions and provides all of the basic nail clipping, weight, temperature, etc procedures.  The technicians are the "glue" that makes it all work in a fluid efficient manner and are always willing to help in any way that they can.

The collective knowledge, skills and on going education of the Veterinary doctors and surgeons is truly impressive as is their ability and willingness to confer with other experts in the area and to go out of their way to solve a particular problem (accompany you and your dog to a visit with an area ophthalmologist).

While I have not taken much advantage of your boarding and grooming facilities, it is good to know that they are there if needed.

Okay, I know you asked for just a few sentences and you are getting a few pages, but I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you for all of the care you have given my dogs over the years. 

I have complete confidence in your ability to not only provide the best medical care for them, but also to give me good advice on behavioral and feeding concerns (as well as keeping my sanity in a few instances!).

The best and biggest asset of OSSVH is the perfect and seamless teamwork of all its highly skilled individuals.  They obviously respect one another and work well together to provide the best total care and support for their "patients".   This spirit of teamwork creates an atmosphere for outstanding professionalism and makes you feel very thankful that you have chosen OSSVH for your pets.

"We" enjoy coming to OSSVH.  I wish I could say the same for my own trips to human medical facilities!

Thanks for all of your help and caring,"

Espy Driscol


"Over 34 years and 4 dogs we have had many occasions to use every facet of OSSVH.  The Doctors are superior and are supported by an excellent Technical staff.  In addition, the Office, Grooming and Kennel personnel are all top notch.  …From first puppy visit to last goodbye we have been treated like family and our pets as if they were their very own."

Dick and Priscilla Hoffman


"At Warrior Canine Connection our dogs have an important mission in training to become service dogs for our nation's Veterans.  With such an important mission we are so incredibly grateful for the care and support of the entire staff at OSSVH.  From their birth and throughout their training the staff at OSSVH has played an integral role in the care of our dogs.  From the front desk staff to the veterinarians the professionalism shown and care received has been second to none.  We can't imagine being able to run a successful program without OSSVH and are so incredibly grateful that our team has been able to partner with theirs. Our staff, puppy parents, and dogs thank you!"

Molly Morelli
Warrior Canine Connection
Director of Dog Program


"Our group, Mid Atlantic Scottish Terrier Education and Rescue, Inc. has entrusted OSSVH with the care of our rescued dogs for the last several years.  In that time, the staff has gone above and beyond to ensure that our dogs receive the best and most compassionate medical care available.

I know that we often call at the last minute and need assistance at times that are not convenient for the hospital staff.  We have never been turned away.  And, the veterinary staff has done countless hours of research on possible procedures and medications to help some of our more unusual veterinary cases.

I have nothing but the highest praise for the care, competency and professionalism of the entire staff of OSSVH.  I consider them to be an integral part of the rescue process and part of our rescue family."

Jeanne Lishia,
Mid Atlantic Scottish Terrier Education and Rescue Coordinator


"I don't live close enough to OSSVH to use them as my regular vet office, but have been there many times for reproductive issues and would never go anywhere else for that.  I have done 5 frozen semen breedings there and had 100% success with those, but the best part of those is the personal attention you get with the entire process from consultation to being present at the surgical breeding. I love watching the surgery & being right there for my girl's recovery.  One of mine was done the day after Christmas years ago and they opened up just for us because that was the day, how awesome was that!! 

I have also, for good or bad, been there two times for routine reproductive issues when we discovered a much more serious issue with one of the dogs and the entire place jumped through hoops to cover the emergent issue.  Both times it was handled professionally and compassionately and we felt like we were the most important clients in the place.

Bottom line is I wished I lived closer to OSSVH ;-)"

Judy Gladson 
Victory Flat-Coated Retrievers
Accokeek MD


"I have driven from Northern VA to OSSVH since we moved to this area, over six years ago. It is worth braving the traffic to take advantage of the unbelievable services they offer and the kindness, the patience. We are there often for reproduction services and most everything else our seven dogs need--everyone in the facility is professional and caring. When my husband and I retire in a few years, our downsizing house hunt will center on OSSVH."

Mary Jo Rasmussen, President, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club of America
AKC Breeder of Merit
AKC Delegate Representative


"As a long time breeder/exhibitor, OSSVH's full service facilities and the expertise of breeder/exhibitor veterinarians provide the perfect support system for my dogs and breeding program."

Cathy Nelson