Waldorf Animal Clinic

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2242 Old Washington Rd., P.O. Box 291
Waldorf, MD 20601

Driving Directions

(301) 843-2666


Email: info@waldorfanimalclinic.com

  • Hours:
  • Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM-7:00 PM
  • Sat: 7:30 AM- 2:00 PM
  • Sun: Closed
  • For after hrs ER, please call:
  • SMRVC: 301-638-0988
  • MASH: 301-843-8290

The professional and courteous staff at Waldorf Animal Clinic is committed to providing your pet with the very best medical care available. Our extensive list of services demonstrates our dedication to meeting your pet’s needs. But our staff is what makes our practice truly unique. Our knowledgeable staff will treat you and your pet with the compassion, respect, and professionalism you deserve. Whether your pet is a youngster, a senior, or anything in between, our focus is on promoting your pet’s health and longevity. Call today to learn more about our services and how we can help promote better health for your pet.

Waldorf Animal Clinic Services

  • Boarding
  • Dental Care
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Grooming
  • Health certificates for travel
  • Holistic Care
  • Laboratory
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Referral services
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

Waldorf Animal Clinic Staff Profiles

John Klimavicz, DVM

Managing Owner, Veterinarian
Dr. Klimavicz is the owner of Waldorf Animal Clinic. Along with his business partner, Dr.Hemmer, he currently co-owns and operates four animal hospitals in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He attended Virginia Tech both as an undergraduate and for veterinary school. He earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. Dr. Klimavicz regularly attends the DC Academy of Veterinary Medicine, is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and is USDA Accredited.

Dr. Klimavicz chose veterinary medicine as a career because he enjoys the interpretive approach to the medical sciences and adores animals. Soon after he began practicing medicine, he also realized his entrepreneurial tendencies. His desire to run a business of his own became a reality when he purchased his first clinic in 1992.

As a veterinarian and business owner, Dr. Klimavicz’s mission is to provide high quality medicine while educating clients to be responsible pet owners. In addition to providing routine preventative care and working up tough medical cases, Dr. Klimavicz is also a skilled and confident surgeon. Dr. Klimavicz often comes in on his day off, just to help his associates with tough medical decisions and emergency surgeries.

Dr. Klimavicz shares his home with Manfred, the Basset Hound. Manfred is sweet and gentle unless you are trying to trim his nails – that’s a different story!

In his spare time, Dr. Klimavicz enjoys spending time with his wife and children, crafting new business ideas into realities, practicing martial arts, going to the gym, and reading non-fiction.
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Years in Practice: 29

Virginia Tech

Jeff Philips, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Philips joined the Waldorf Animal Clinic team in September of 1995. He attended the University of Maryland and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Zoology in 1987. He became a veterinarian in 1994, after obtaining a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. Dr. Philips is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and is USDA Accredited.

Dr. Philips chose veterinary medicine as a career because of a lifelong connection with cats. It is no surprise that he has a special interest in feline medicine. He currently shares his home with six cats (Jobo, Hamilton, Bee, Calvin, Eleanor, and Franklin).

In his spare time, Dr. Philips enjoys spending time with his wife and son. He is certified in scuba and is a self-proclaimed baseball enthusiast. When the weather permits, you’ll find Dr. Philips either playing baseball or at the ball field rooting for his favorite team.

Whenever we have a complicated surgical case, Dr. Philips is available for consult or performs the surgery himself. His surgical confidence and hand-on-skills are valuable additions to our team.
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Years in Practice: 22

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Krystal Southern, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Southern joined the Waldorf Animal Clinic team in August 2006. She received her Bachelor in Animal Science from Tuskegee University and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. She is an Active member in the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Southern chose to be a veterinarian at a very young age and never looked back. She currently shares her home with her Pomeranian, “Ramsey” and domestic short-haired cat, “Miss Kitty”.

In her spare time, Dr. Southern enjoys working out and participating in various sports. She also enjoys mentoring girls interested in veterinary careers and volunteering with local organizations. 
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Tuskegee University