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Welcome to Compassion Veterinary Center

Compassion Veterinary Center is a full-service animal hospital in the Urbana Market District of Frederick, Maryland, and welcomes pet patients in need of medical, surgical, and dental care.

175aa.jpg Dr. Adriane Shell is a licensed Maryland veterinarian, whose mission is to provide the highest level of care possible, and provide a safe and loving environment for your loved ones.

Here are some of our featured services:

- Preventative & Wellness Care
- Sick & Injured Care
- Diagnostics & Laser Therapy
- Surgery
- Spay & Neuter
- Dentistry & Dental X-Ray
- Behavioral Counseling
- Bathing, Nail Trims, Sanitary Clips
- Nutrition Consultation & Weight Management
- Drop-Off & House Call Services
- Hospice & End-of-Life Care

At Compassion Veterinary Center, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Meet the CVC Team

  • Dr.
    Adriane Shell
    Dr. Shell, Veterinarian/Owner, grew up in Frederick County dreaming of being a veterinarian. Her youth was largely spent participating in 4-H exhibiting dairy cattle. She attended Hood College for her undergraduate studies.
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  • Dr.
    Brooke Loewenstein
    Dr. Brooke, Veterinarian, practiced mixed animal medicine and surgery in Frederick County for ten years and then spent a few years in practice in Baltimore County, and is thrilled to be back in Frederick County! She is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist and also has a special interest in dentistry.
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  • Juliann Guiffre
    Practice Manager
    Juli, Practice Manager, grew up in Frederick County and attended Walkersville High School. She completed her undergraduate studies at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD in 2010, majoring in Communications and Marketing.
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  • Kristine Cox
    Hospital Manager
    Kristine, Hospital Manager, has been working in the veterinary industry since 1999, including managerial roles as a Veterinary Technician Supervisor and Research Manager.
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Hospital Hours


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9:00 AM-6:00 PM


9:00 AM-6:00 PM


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9:00 AM-6:00 PM


9:00 AM-1:00 PM




Hear From Happy Pet Owners

  • "Absolutely wonderful experience bringing my anxious dog to the vet. Staff is wonderful and the doctor is gentle, kind and takes her time talking with you and getting to know the animal. The fees are extremely reasonable! Highly recommend!"
    Patrice W.
  • "I love Dr. Shell and would not take my babies anywhere else! She honestly cares about both her patients and clients. Kris is an amazing tech, and Juli is always very friendly and welcoming."
    Dana M.