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Hurricane Affected Areas Pose Dangers To Local Pets

Baltimore-area shelters have taken in several dogs from the Houston area. Here are some of the things local veterinarians are monitoring in these storm affected areas:

Houston was in the midst of an outbreak of H3N2 (K9 influenza) when Harvey hit.

Parvovirus is quite common in the Houston area.

A majority of dogs over the […]

Dr. Hammond Gives Christmas Gift Idea For Dog Owners

Dr. Kim Hammond from Falls Road Animal in Baltimore, MD gives holiday gift suggestions for dog owners.


Dr. Kim Hammond Returns For Pet Q&A

Dr. Kim Hammond from Falls Road Animal Hospital in Baltimore, MD returns to 11 News at Noon to answer pet owners’ questions.


Alleged Dangerous Dog Food, What To Do With Stray Cats, And More…

Jane Goodall

Dear Kim,

In haste – but I wanted to thank you so, so much for the two gorilla carvings. They do make me smile. They shall join my other African ape carving – if you get a moment to tell me their history I’d be grateful.

My private and secret not-to-be-copied or shared email is…

I’m so glad we […]

Animal Care Provider — TOP WINNER!

By Karen Kitkin — The Daily Record — Health Care Heroes
When Kim J. Hammond opened the Falls Road Animal Hospital in 1981, he didn’t plan to keep it open around the clock. Hammond had just graduated from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine and finished an internship at New Haven Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine.

With the help of his […]

Zoo Project Aims to Save Gorillas from Extinction

By Bruce Miller — The Examiner
BALTIMORE – For most veterinarians, working firsthand with gorillas in the wild is the stuff of movies. But for Michael Cranfield, director of animal health, research and conservation at the Maryland Zoo and director of the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project, it is about saving a species on the brink of extinction.

The Mountain Gorilla […]

Maryland Zoo Takes Over Preservation of Gorillas

Source: The Washington Times
BALTIMORE — The Maryland Zoo in the rolling fields of Druid Hill Park is far away from the mountain jungles in Africa, but it has become a surrogate home for a powerful primate species on the brink of extinction.

“We’ve got this very interesting opportunity to take these very interesting creatures and save […]

Man’s Best Friend Has a Friend in Baltimore

By Dana Thomas — The New Yorker
Hervé Leger was in a pickle. For months, the designer’s French bulldog, Ming, had been ill with hyper-keratosis – warty growths on the nose – and a bad case of arthritis. An assortment of Parisian veterinarians had been shooting Ming full of steroids to combat the arthritis, but by early October the warty […]

Charles Laurence Meets a Jet-Set Vet

Source: The Daily Telegraph
It was the warts on the nose of a fussy French bulldog called Ming that propelled Kim Hammond into celebrity orbit. Before the warts, Dr Hammond was a successful vet and, in his own way, a pretty successful publicity bound. He had thank-you notes from Presidents Reagan and Bush in his curriculum […]

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