Annual Yappy Hour Event

Join us on December 9th, 2017
for our open house!
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Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 3-6 pm

Pet Photos with SantaChesapeake Animal Clinic invites you and your four-legged family members to join us for our annual Yappy Hour on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 3-6 pm.

Friendly, leashed pets are welcome!

Come enjoy some holiday treats and have your pet's picture taken with Santa for only $5 (cash or check)! All proceeds will benefit a national humane pet organization.

January 26, 2017

Dear Clients and Friends,

I am writing this letter to let you know that I will be leaving Chesapeake Animal Clinic at the end of February 2017. My husband and I are moving to Hagerstown, Maryland as he begins a new position in his career. I have been postponing this move for as long as possible because I find it hard to say goodbye to the people and pets I have cared for over the last 23 years.

I have been at the Chesapeake Animal Clinic since 1994, hired as a brand new and very young-looking veterinarian by Dr. Jo Moorer who owned the clinic. Under her guidance I gained confidence and skills, and her clients graciously let me care for their pets even though most of them thought I wasn't old enough to have graduated vet school. Now, 23 years later, everybody sees my gray hair and is confident that I AM old enough to be the veterinarian.

I have seen so many clients and patients in my time here that have grown up with me and have grown older with me as well. I have laughed with you, a lot, and cried with you as well. Thank you for letting me be a part of your lives for these last two decades. Everything I learned here helped me grow as a veterinarian and as a person.

I leave you in the caring and capable hands of Dr. Lori Giuffre, our Chief of Staff, who has been a great co-worker and friend over the last 8 years. I know she gives you and your pets the compassionate care they deserve. I also want to thank the current support staff - Elita, Fran, Mary, Wanda, Kim, Fran, Chantel, Sarah, Paul, Maurice, and Whitney, and all the techs and receptionists who helped make my job possible.

Now please join me in that classic from "The Sound of Music"..."So long, farewell, auf wiedersehn, goodbye...."


Rebecca Gurshman, DVM

dog teethChesapeake Animal Clinic now offers high-quality digital dental x-rays to assess your pet's teeth and oral hygiene!

Did you know that 60% of dental disease in pets is hidden below the gum line? With our new equipment, our veterinarians will be able to assess the integrity of an entire tooth (not just what is above the gum line) and any roots that are involved or compromised. Digital dental x-rays are vital in diagnosing underlying disease and prescribing proper treatment. We will also be able to store, print and email these digital files to share.

We are excited for this new addition and how it will improve our dental services for our clients! Our goal is to keep your pet's mouth healthy and pain free.

Chesapeake Animal Clinic is sad to announce that Dr. Cordo Jorch will be leaving us at the close of 2016. She has been a valued and much loved part of our team for four and a half years. We will miss her and the wonderful care she has provided for so many pets. While we are happy for the next chapter in her life, we’re sad to see her go!