Welcome to Greater South River Animal Hosptial
Your Veterinarian in Edgewater MD
Locally owned and operated since 1984
Call us at (410) 956-4500


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In this day and age, when healthcare has become a corporate commodity, you can take comfort in knowing that we still provide completely customized care for each one of our patients—your pets. Our unique combination of modern medicine and equipment plus a personal touch ensures that your pet's health is in the hands of someone you know and trust. Meet our veterinarians.

Greater South River Animal Hospital strongly feels that you and your pet deserve a clean, safe, and welcoming environment. We offer complimentary coffee and treats at every visit and will assist you with purchases right to your vehicle. Our client relations specialists are known for their hospitality and kindness. We want to build long term relationships with our clients and patients. We hope to work with you in achieving the best care possible for your animal. We look forward to providing a lifetime of friendly faces, optimum treatment, and exceptional customer service for you and your loved ones.

If you live in Edgewater or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Catherine Gately-Dean is a licensed MD veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Greater South River Animal Hosptial is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Catherine Gately-Dean has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Edgewater veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (410) 956-4500 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Edgewater veterinary office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Edgewater pet owners.

At Greater South River Animal Hosptial, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Catherine Gately-Dean
Edgewater Veterinarian | Greater South River Animal Hosptial | (410) 956-4500

125 Mayo Rd
Edgewater, MD 21037


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Meet Our Skilled Team

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  • Cate Gately-Dean, DVM

    Catherine Gately-Dean, DVM is a 1991 graduate of Virginia-Maryland School of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the practice in 1997 and enjoys working with ferrets, rabbits and other small animals. Her spare time is spent with her husband and their three children, actively participating in school events and their sports programs. Their family includes their Labradoodle, “Kanga” and cat “Popper”. Dr. Cate and her husband live in Mayo, Maryland and enjoy supporting their local community.

  • Daniel L. Doherty, DVM

    Dan Doherty, DVM is a 1988 graduate of the University Of Georgia College Of Veterinary Medicine. He resides in the Annapolis area where he graduated from Annapolis High School in 1968. In addition to his veterinary career, he is an attorney and has served as an Assistant States Attorney for Anne Arundel County and in private law practice. He has been married to his wife Kris for 33 years and they have two children. Dr. Doherty has been active as a lacrosse player, coach and referee. He enjoys gardening and spending time with his Labradoodle, “Bailey”.

  • Michelle Mueller

    Michelle has worked with our practice since 2001 as a Veterinary Technician and now Office Manager. She has an AA degree from Anne Arundel Community College. Michelle currently resides with her husband, two children and two cats, 'Tuna' and 'Copper'. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading a good book and being outdoors. Michelle is dedicated to making sure every pet and owner receive the best care possible.

  • Erin Murray

    Erin joined our team in the spring of 2014. She had moved from receptionist to technician assistant. She is currently training to be a technician. She lives with her family in Churchton. They currently have 2 dogs, Peanut and Ruger, Bassett hounds; and, Sadie a Puggle. They also have a black cat named with the original name of Cat. In her spare time Erin likes to spend time with her friends and family. She enjoys country music and frequently attends local concerts. Erin loves coming to work every day because she had a deep love for all animals. She also enjoys working with all her coworkers at GSRAH.

  • Rachael Leubecker

    Rachael joined our team in February of 2017. She lives in Crofton with her family and their family dog Riese. Rachael will be studying to receive to Veterinary Technician certification at Wilson College starting in the fall of 2017. After that she hope to pursue a degree in Veterinary medicine. Outside of work Rachael likes to read and write. Rachael is so happy to be given the opportunity to gain experience from our team and help our patients in need.

  • Linda Hammond

    Linda Hammond, a senior Client Relations Specialist, has been with our practice since 1990. She was born and raised in Grand Island, New York and has been a resident of Maryland for 23 years. She joined Greater South River Animal Hospital 20 years ago. She is full of light and happiness and makes all our clients feel as though they are a part of our family. Linda feels that it is not only an honor, but a privilege to care for your patients and companions.

  • Denise Sullivan

    Denise Sullivan, a part time cross trained Client Relations Specialist has worked with our practice since 2000. Denise is a former native of Centreville, Virginia, where she spent her youth on the farm training, competing and showing horses. During her time off she enjoys time with her family and friends, and shopping. Denise enjoys her career and has been known to go way beyond normal customer service to provide the best atmosphere for our clients.

  • Larissa Winingar

    Larissa, a part time Client Relations Specialist joined our practice in February 2008. Larissa was born and raised in Brazil, now she resides with her husband, and her pit bull named “Vida”. She has been around animals her whole life and loves being a part of a team whose common goal is health and well being of animals. She enjoys dancing and going outdoors. She currently attends college and plans to get a degree in health care. She absolutely loves the animals we care for.

  • Lucy Galvin

    Lucy joined our team in the fall of 2016. She is a student at South River High School. She lives in Davidsonville with her family and their dog, Stella and sugar glider, Stella. You can also find Lucy across the street at Rita’s Ice a few days a week. When she is not studying or working Lucy likes to listen to music and read. Lucy’s favorite thing about working at Greater South River is meeting all of the friendly animals.


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Have been bringing my animals here for years - awesome place and wonderful staff!"
    Lisa K.
  • "Very, very caring staff from the person that answers the phone all the way until the bitter end. Thank you for all of your compassion for our pets over the years! Don't know where our pooches would be without Drs. Cate and Dan as well as all the rest of the staff there! Thank you Greater South River Animal Hospital!😁"
    Darlene C.
  • "I seem to spend a fortune here, but that's a result of having so many pets! Dr. Dan is great and really loves animals. The whole staff is friendly."
    James L.

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*Drop offs as early as 7:30am

*First Tuesday of every month-closed from 12-2pm for staff training.