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Quality & ExperiencedVeterinary Care

Rocky Gorge Animal Hospital strives to provide compassionate, state-of-the-art veterinary care with old-fashioned values.

The team here at Rocky Gorge is committed to providing the best, most complete veterinary care available to the pets of Laurel, Maryland, and surrounding areas, 24 hours a day.

  • State of the art veterinary care
  • Providing pet care care for over 70 yrs
  • A variety of services available
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Modern veterinary care
with old-fashioned values

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Our Vision

We care deeply about each and every one of our patients and want everyone who comes into our practice to feel at home.

We are proud to have been serving the community since 1950, showing just how committed we are to our clients.

Our History

Dr. Leeland Curtis “Buzz” Morley Sr. founded Rocky Gorge Animal Hospital in 1950. It began as a 1,500 square foot, red brick building at the same location we stand today. Upon his retirement, Buzz handed down his practice to his son Dr. Charles Bruce Morley, who then passed it on to Dr. Steven Wolchinsky in 2005.

In 2008, Dr. Wolchinsky opened the current 18,000 square foot new hospital and a new era in Rocky Gorge’s history began. Dr. Wolchinsky turned over the day-to-day operations in 2017 to Dr. Marisa Pasekoff (a partner since 2007), Dr. Tracy Appelbaum (a partner since 2015), Dr. Lindsay Lane & Dr. Nelson Bricker. No matter how large the hospital gets, they will always ensure it runs with the same values with which the Morley family began Rocky Gorge.

Proudly serving the community for more than 70 years





71 +

Years of Service


Hours a Day

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Why Choose UsEverything for your Pet in one place

  • Traditional Vet Services
  • 24/7 Emergency Vet Services
  • Preventive Wellness Plans
  • Equipped with an On-site Pharmacy
  • A Variety of Resort and Spa Services

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Want to become a part of the Rocky Gorge family? We’re always looking for people to join our team. Fill out our online application today.