Paradise Animal Hospital

6350 Frederick Rd. Catonsville, MD 21228

410-744-4224
In case of an after-hours emergency please contact the following emergency hospital:

The Emergency Veterinary Clinic
32 Mellor Ave
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 788-7040

Pet ER
1209 Cromwell Bridge Rd
Towson, MD 21286
Phone: (410) 252-8387

Animal Emergency Hospital of Ellicott City
10270 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Phone: (410) 750-1177

 

AboutUs

Meet Our Veterinarians

Get to know our team of veterinarians here at Paradise Animal Hospital by reading their staff bios, so that you, and your pet, can be assured that you will have the best care possible for any of your pet’s health needs!

Burke

Dr. Burke

Dr. Burke was born and raised in Catonsville. She attended Catonsville Elementary, Junior and Senior High Schools. She graduated from University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1982 and received her DVM with honors from Ohio State University in 1985. She opened Paradise Animal Hospital on June 19, 1990. Her special interests include internal medicine, geriatrics and canine rehabilitation. She is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner. Dr. Burke and her husband, Will, are the proud parents of two boys, Nick and Mack; two dogs, Ripp and Croner; two cats, Charlotte and Ahab; and a parakeet. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors, gardening, working out with her friends and antiquing.

Tinanoff

Dr. Tinanoff

Dr. Tinanoff is originally from Connecticut and went to veterinary school at Cornell University. She then completed an internship at Oradell University in New Jersey, after which she came to Maryland to be closer to her family. She practiced at an emergency hospital for two years and then came to Paradise Animal Hospital in 2005. When she’s not chasing around her toddler, she enjoys traveling, playing cello, hiking and running. She lives with her husband and son as well as a funny-looking, pint-sized mutt and two lazy cats.

Riehl

Dr. Riehl

Dr. Riehl, originally from Corvallis, Ore., completed her undergraduate degree at Colorado State University. She returned home for veterinary school and graduated from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She completed an internship at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 2012. Dr. Riehl’s veterinary interests include sports medicine and internal medicine.

Outside of the hospital, Dr. Riehl enjoys long-distance running, ultimate frisbee, competitive horse-back riding (three-day eventing), and going to concerts. Throughout her years of animal service, she has miraculously only adopted one pet (so far!), a faithful black Lab mix named Sally.

Urie

Dr. Urie

Dr. Urie was born and raised in Baltimore Maryland. She attented Towson University for her undergraduate degree in biology, she then attended Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated in 2010. Dr. Urie has been practicing small animal and exotic medicine in the state of Maryland for the last 4 years. She has a passion for exotic animals and even keeps a few for pets of her own. She has 2 elderly sugar gliders, a love bird, 8 aquatic turtles, a feisty cat named Salene, and a hound-mix named Ginger. In her free time Dr. Urie enjoys interior design, cooking, exercising and spending time with her daughter and husband. joined the staff of the Animal Hospital of Dauphin County in 2011. Her dream of becoming a veterinarian started when she got her first dog at the age of five. She attended Colorado State University and earned her Bachelor's of Science in Microbiology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Dr. Fletcher went on to complete a rotating medicine and surgery internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Denver, Col. Dr. Fletcher's professional interests include internal medicine, oncology as well as canine physical therapy and rehabilitation.Originally from Boston, Dr. Fletcher grew up in Michigan. She has lived in California, Michigan, Minnesota, Colorado and even Perth, Australia. She lives in Mechanicsburg with her boyfriend and their Heeler-Lab mix Colbie and four cats: Spunky, Duck, Darby and Mac. When not working, she enjoys salsa and swing dancing, reading, cooking and running.

Loewenstein

Dr. Loewenstein

Dr. Loewenstein, or just Dr. Brooke, is originally from Wisconsin. She completed her undergraduate degree at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and then returned home to attend veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Brooke practiced mixed animal medicine and surgery in Frederick County for ten years before coming to Paradise. She is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist and also has a special interest in dentistry. Outside the hospital, Dr. Brooke shares her life with her husband Dave and their son Thomas, as well as two mischievous but lovable mutts, Franklin and Piper. Together, they enjoy hiking, wading in the creek near their home, and taking trips to the beach. Dr. Brooke is also a huge Green Bay Packers fan. joined the Animal Hospital of Dauphin County in July, 2013. She became interested in animals at a young age; and spent summers working on her grandparents' dairy farm and began riding horses at 12 years old. Dr. Zajac attended King's College in Wilkes-Barre, PA where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology, and then headed off to Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in Auburn, AL. Although she loved Southern life and enjoyed meeting new people, Dr. Zajac felt the urge to be back in PA with her family. After graduation, she returned to PA in 2009 where she worked with dogs, cats and horses as a general practitioner. In her free time Dr. Zajac enjoys birding, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. She have a horse named Lovie and a cat named Gus.

Twardzik

Dr. Twardzik

After graduating from Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003, Dr. Twardzik moved to Portland, Oregon, where she practiced for ten years. In 2013, she returned to Maryland and joined the Paradise team. Her areas of interest include internal medicine, feline medicine, pain management, wellness and senior care. joined the Animal Hospital of Dauphin County in July, 2013. She became interested in animals at a young age; and spent summers working on her grandparents' dairy farm and began riding horses at 12 years old. Dr. Zajac attended King's College in Wilkes-Barre, PA where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology, and then headed off to Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in Auburn, AL. Although she loved Southern life and enjoyed meeting new people, Dr. Zajac felt the urge to be back in PA with her family. After graduation, she returned to PA in 2009 where she worked with dogs, cats and horses as a general practitioner. In her free time Dr. Zajac enjoys birding, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. She have a horse named Lovie and a cat named Gus.

In her time away from the hospital, Dr. Twardzik enjoys writing, reading, gardening, travel, and any number of outdoor activities. She currently shares her home with her two cats, Winky and Carmilla, a bunny named Bunny, and a one-eyed tree frog named Esteban.

Dr. Hain

Dr Rosalind Hain is originally from South Africa but has lived in the US for over 20 years.  She did both her undergraduate and veterinary training at The Ohio-State University, and graduated in 2004. Go Buckeyes! After working in mixed animal practice for 11 years, Dr Hain joined Paradise Animal Hospital.  She is interested in rehabilitation and diagnostic and treatment of orthopedic conditions and received her certification in Canine Rehabilitation from the University of Tennessee.  When not working Dr. Hain is an avid cyclist and shares her home with her partner, two naughty cats and her 14 year old dog Trevor.