Testimonials about our Veterinarians and Staff

The veterinarians and staff of Jefferson Veterinary Hospital strive every day to provide exceptional veterinary care for your pets.  Below are reviews from clients who have experienced the compassionate care from our veterinarians and staff at the animal hospital.    

Dr. Ahalt is simply is one of the very best. Without him our Riot would not be here. He just refused to ever give up. In 2019, team Riot will step back into national ranking competition. I am forever grateful and as a 5 time USA Agility world team member and pro trainer, I refer everyone to this practice.

— Airborne Agility K9s
Dr. Ahalt is the most caring and compassionate vet that I have had the pleasure to use in a very long time! He truly loves the animals that he sees and cares for each of them as if they were his own. I highly recommend him and his clinic for any and all veterinary needs!! I’ve been seeing him for about 9 years now and have taken each and every one of my pets to him over the years.
— Norma
I had such a thorough, patient experience yesterday with my Hunny...an almost 3 yr patient here. She had a skin thing, itching, and I am in between clients right now and was concerned about the bill. Not only did the tech and doc take so much time with me explaining what everything would cost...everything I could wait on, and adding it all up for me so patiently... They also fixed Hunny up so good, as she even had a little ear infection. The doc went on to see my nervousness at cleaning my dogs ears, and even got out a cross section model of a dogs ear canal for reassurance I wouldn’t go in too far. They are always so thorough and nice with Hunny and her mom:))) And I always get in right away. Really love all the vets and techs there. So does my dog!
— Laurie
It’s the little things that make up the great care and treatment provided at Jefferson Veterinary Hospital: post cards with a similar dog breed, staff helping to get an accurate weight with a dog who doesn’t stand still, staff who pet and comment nicely about the four legged patient, the friendly and knowledgeable personnel behind the desk, and the veterinarians and veterinary techs who do not rush us.
— Adrena
I love Jefferson Veterinary Hospital, not only are they very accommodating but Dr. Ahalt and his staff are so great for my pets! I am a former veterinary technician and veterinary receptionist and I wouldn’t trust my pets care to anyone else!
— Liz
Brooks Ahalt has been our cats vet since he started at Jefferson Veterinary Hospital. I don’t know that there are words I can say that haven’t already been said. He has ALWAYS been there for us whenever we have needed him, for that we are truly thankful. He and his team are the kindest most caring folks you might ever meet.
— Greg
People should know how compassionate Dr. Ahalt is. When he came on board it was evident from the very first visit that we had another gem in our community. His dedication and tenderness with pets throughout the community is note worthy. Thank you Dr. Ahalt for being YOU.
— Diana
Dr. Ahalt is not only an extremely nice person, he’s an incredible veterinarian. Compassionate, exceptionally smart and explains things very well. I had the pleasure of interacting with Barb, Nancy and Joyce in the front office this morning and they are truly kind women who genuinely care about whatever situation you’re in with your pet. I would recommend everyone take your pet there for all veterinary needs. You won’t be disappointed.
— Julie
I just wanted to thank you for your help with my dog, as well as the great care you’ve given all my pets over the last 15 years. It is a huge deal to me that you are always willing to take the time to help, especially since I’m a “little” obsessive about them! More importantly, you are a great vet, and I’m thankful I can trust the care they are given. We really appreciated your help in the middle of the night, it meant a lot to us to not have to go somewhere else.
— Rebecca
Dr. Ahalt and the entire team there are some of the best in the business. Caring, compassionate and professional. They have a top of the line facility. And it’s spotless and has a fresh clean smell. I’ve used them for years. We even moved an hour away from their office but my wife and I both agreed that it was well worth the extra drive time for our pets to get the best care around. Highly recommend them and my Boston Terrier Gus agrees!!!
— Shaun
I love the vets and staff of Jefferson Vet! They have excellent geriatric pet care, updated innovative approaches, very skilled professional staff and techs. I can’t say enough about them I would recommend ANYONE to this place. Thank you for your commitment to excellence, pet love, and our community! Dr. Brooks Ahalt... you are a Gem!
— Lois
I’ve been taking my poodle here for over 10 years
Dr. Ahalt and his staff are excellent with her warm and compassionate. I highly recommend Jefferson veterinary practice!
— MaryBeth
When moving to Brunswick area in 2004, Jefferson Veterinary Hospital has been my primary source for my pets. Dr. Ahalt have always been there to give my pets their utmost attention, the staff as well. When walking into either office one feels the love and compassion that everyone has for your pet. My puppy and cat both get terrific treatment from the staff and the Vets. The care and concern my babies receive is always top quality. When an emergency arose for my pup, they took her in right away and kept me informed on her condition, and afterwards I was contacted to see how she was doing. I also get plenty of warning when an appointment is needed for either one, even Birthday cards for them, how cool is that. The entire staff is terrific, the quality of care is outstanding one is totally at ease knowing that your babies are in capable hands.
Dr. Ahalt is the best and the dedication and attention he shows to each and every animal and person is so obvious and appreciated. It really is a gift that he shares with all of us-
— Maureen
Dr. Ahalt is hands down one of the kindest, most compassionate souls I know. I’m so very happy my pups found their way to him! Bless you.
— Debbie
Dr. Ahalt was recommended to me by a friend who drives 45 mins out of her way to come to this hospital, and I am so glad that she did. Dr. Ahalt is very friendly and personable and takes his time to listen to any of my (often stupid sounding) questions and is clear and concise in his answers. He has a sense of humor and is down to earth, but sensitive when things are not going well - he euthanized my sick elderly dog and was so compassionate and understanding. I always feel my dogs and cats are in good hands here and trust Dr. Ahalt and the staff with them. I have contacted Dr. Ahalt out of hours and he helped me over the phone and saved me $$$$$ in emergency hospital visits. The rates are excellent and the service offered is great. I highly recommend this veterinarian!
Great place to take your pooch! Always a friendly staff and great with our dog. Willing to help and give advice when our dog is sick. Love them! They are a 10 for us!
— Lauren
Wonderful care! Wouldn’t take my beloved pet anywhere else!! Dr Ahalt is wonderful!
— Charlene
Dr. Ahalt is so much more than our Veterinarian! He’s a caring, compassionate soul who pours everything he has into his work, we love him and his whole team for that.
— Rick
Dr. Brooks Ahalt has been our veterinarian for almost 18 years. The compassion and dedication he has shown not only to our pets but to those of countless friends is unparalleled. Thank you so much for all that you do.
— Daniela
Dr. Ahalt has not only cared for our many pets since we moved here from California 19 years ago, but he has loved them. He has been happy for us when we brought yet another kitty or puppy in to meet him. And, he has grieved with us when we had to say good bye to one of our beloved ones. God bless you all.
— Carol
A very warm heart-felt thank you to Jefferson Veterinary Clinic and Brooks Ahalt for helping our family say goodbye to our beloved Chip. The compassion, kindness and knowledge is unlike anything I have ever experienced with a Vet. I highly recommend this clinic to anyone who wants the best in care for their pet.
— Kathy
Warmest wishes for all of you and especially those who have become such an important part of our family over the last year. We can never express enough thanks for the care and devotion you give to your 4-legged patients and their humans.
— Pat and Abby
I have been taking both of my dogs to Jefferson Veterinary Hospital since they joined my family, Buddy first then Junior. Have been very pleased with Dr. Ahalt and staff. They show the care that I would expect from myself. I can be a pain in the neck when it comes to my 2 kids. The staff always go above my expectations. If you are looking for a veterinarian I highly recommend this service. You will be very happy with their professionalism and the big thing to me is how they treat my kids.
— Gary
My family and I have brought our pets here for years and every time I am impressed with the staff. Most visits have been routine check ups but this morning we had an emergency with my three year old dog who would not get out when I woke up today. Not only did the office get her in first thing to be seen but the staff was awesome as usual! Always so caring and genuine! Thanks so much for all you do to keep my fur babies healthy and happy!
— Elizabeth
Dr ahalt is awesome! Such a great vet and such a great person!!!
— Michelle
Dr. Ahalt and his team are both caring and accomodating!!!!
— Nancy
I am very impressed by the high level of service offered by the veterinarians at Jefferson Veterinary hospital. Dr. Ahalt is very personable and I feel that he is honest in his answers and that he truly cares about the well being of my dogs ... He takes his time and is very good at explaining what he thinks and his recommendations. I do think that compared to other vets that I have previously used in the Frederick area that his rates are extremely reasonable and that the service offered is excellent. I recommend him to all my friends.
Dr. Ahalt always has, and will always be, the best vet there could be! You couldn’t ask for kinder staff as well!
— Carol
Thank you all for your kindness to me and my family ... we appreciate you all so much for taking such good care of all our animals.
— Barb and Bill
***** Star Rating!!!!! Where do I begin.....Amazing all the way around.....I called as a new client for my pet kitty Rookie who is 10 years old. Not eating, lethargic, meowing with discomfort, very clingy, etc.....I spoke with the most compassionate lady who scheduled us to come right in. From start to finish and in between, each person that works there and the Doctor make you feel like family and act like its there pet being assessed and treated. I cannot say enough about this establishment, the staff, Doctor, cleanliness, compassion, love and follow up. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!!!!
— Sue
I’ve been bringing my dog Bandit here for years. I would never consider taking him anywhere else. You would never find a more caring vet than Dr. Ahalt and his staff, and I trust him completely.
— Ainsley
Dr. Ahalt was very helpful and the veterinary technicians were very positive and made us (my dog and I) feel at home.
— Melissa
Absolutely awesome vet and staff. Dr. Ahalt has helped us with a very difficult time with our beloved rotti, who we drove from Florida just so Dr. A could be the vet to see him. I wouldn’t have trusted that case to anyone else.
— Hannah
Best vet ever. Caring and loving of every animal that comes in. I drive an hour just to see them.
— Megan
Dr Ahalt & his entire staff are amazing! We switched veterinary practices and decided on trying Jefferson Vet Hospital after hearing a lot of raves about it. Very glad we made the switch!
— Kimberly
Dr. Ahalt and staff, My husband and I cannot thank you enough for the care you gave our beloved golden retriever for almost 12 years. Dr. Ahalt, it was so very kind of you to come to our home. Our dog was in no shape to be moved and somehow you knew it would be best. We appreciate it so very much. Our dog is already missed like you wouldn’t believe but thanks to you and your assistant she left this world peacefully and with dignity. I am sure there will be a new puppy in our future and you all will surely be the ones we bring her to for the best vet care anywhere!
— Karen and Ed
Dr. Ahalt is an amazing vet who took care of my dog’s knees! Great vet! Even better person! I would recommend him to anyone. Well worth the 45 minute drive to his office.
— Michelle
Dr. Ahalt is the best very we’ve ever had. Incredible person!
— Sharon
The first time we saw Dr. Ahalt unfortunately ended up being the day we had to say goodbye to our 20 year old kitty, Mittens. The extra care, compassion, explanations and even a hug was very much appreciated. We even received a lovely card from them that included his footprints. It made it very easy to make the decision to only go to Dr. Ahalt from now on with our other much loved furry family members.
— Trina
Thank you for your kindness, professionalism and your dedication to your job and your clients and patience.
— John and Patti
Dr. Ahalt and staff, A note of deep gratitude for your compassion and assistance during one of our family’s darkest days ... thank you for all you and your staff have done over the last 16 years!
— Barb and Don
Brooks Ahalt is a very special person. He’s very dedicated and loving to the animals he cares for. I can’t imagine taking my pets to another vet. I had to call him last Sunday (his day off) because little Bentley wasn’t feeling well and he was there for us. Thank you so much for always being there. We love you Dr. Brooks Ahalt.
— Ainsley
Thanks for all you do Dr. A - and for taking great care of our animal pack. I’ll always remember you coming out of surgery when we had to let Frost go, just to let us know it was OK. That’s not the treatment you’d get just anywhere and why we would never take our pets anywhere else.
— Brian
Dr. Ahalt is truly devoted to the care of all animals. He’s compassionate, friendly, easy to deal with. So proud to call him our vet for our fur babies.
— Charlotte
I had to take my cat in after she miscarried her litter and the staff at this hospital are wonderful. They took her for X-rays and did some blood work on her and discovered that she needed surgery to remove another kitten. Dr. Ahalt called me personally to tell me about the procedure and give me peace of mind. When we picked her up the following day, everyone talked about how much they loved her and how much they enjoyed her. The new building is beautiful and I’m so grateful for how well they took care of my Boots!
— Olivia
Thanks so much for taking care of Wally today! He stresses so easily, and always does so well at your clinic! Kudos to the doctors, nurses, techs and staff for providing the lowest stress environment for the dogs, and excellent veterinary care!
— Greer
Dr Brooks has been amazing with our poodle for the last 14 years! Always spending those extra few minutes to make sure the family is at ease ! He’s the best of them all!!!
— MaryBeth
Dr. Ahalt and his staff are incredibly caring while being professional at the same time. After working with JVH for years to keep Max healthy, I had to make the decision to have my almost 16 year old Cairn Terrier euthanized. Dr. Ahalt and staff were so sensitive and made the whole process a little more bearable. I would highly recommend them! Thanks for all you do!
— Wendy
I have always had a great experience with Dr Ahalt. We just adopted a new puppy and got to visit his new offices. WOW!! What an amazing experience we had. We feel so lucky to have such a great Vet office in our town.
— Eddie
We take both our dogs to Jefferson Veterinary Hospital and I wouldn’t go anywhere else. We have two Huskys and they are our best friends, I’m not sure I would trust anyone else.
— Shannon
I walked in in tears, sure I wasn’t gonna leave with my beloved pup. Everyone was compassionate and caring. Service was quick and precise. I’m home with my pup now and feeling hopeful for a full recovery. If not, I know I will be in good hands if I have to make the choice to let my friend go. I still have tears in my eyes but my heart is hopeful.
— Alicia
I was very pleased with my services and outcome. I will be returning, might be a bit of a drive for me but this Vet by far knows his stuff and am impressed and trust him.
— Janell
The staff are great! Very knowledgeable and friendly. They properly diagnosed our cat after another practice couldn’t determine what was wrong with her. My cat is doing great now!
— Karen