About Your Appointment

About Your Appointment with Paradise Animal Hospital in Catonsville

We Examine Your Pet from Head to Wagging Tail

At Paradise Animal Hospital, we understand that bringing your pet in for any type of appointment can bring about a ton of stress. To help put you and your pet at ease, read what to expect during the appointment.

Steps to Take Before Your Pet’s Appointment

If your pet has an upcoming annual exam, or if it’s your first visit, please fill out the necessary questionnaires prior to your appointment.

What to Expect During Your Pet’s Appointment

In order to provide time for proper appointment preparation, we ask that you aim to arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. Upon your arrival, please sign in at the front desk unless you’ve been instructed otherwise.

Because we strongly encourage yearly checks for intestinal parasites on all pets great and small, we ask that you try to obtain a fecal sample to bring. If you arrive with any samples for our laboratory, feel free to let a customer service representative know, and they will take it off your hands.

When we call your pet’s name:

  • A technician will get you and your pet set up in an exam room and take a brief history prior to your pet’s exam.
  • Your pet’s veterinarian will then join you in the room, address your concerns, and examine your pet.

After your pet’s exam, we ask that you kindly take a seat back in our lobby as any necessary prescriptions are filled at our in-house pharmacy and your pet’s medical notes are properly documented. One of our customer service representatives will inform you when everything is ready.

Please note that payment is due at the time of service. We accept cash, personal checks, credit cards, and CareCredit®.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (410) 777-5309 or contact us online. We proudly treat pets from Catonsville, Ellicott City, and the greater Baltimore County area.

See What Makes Us The Right Choice for Your Fur-Baby

  • Passionate About Access to Care

    We open early and stay open late to better accommodate your busy schedule and provide the best services at affordable prices.

  • The High Quality Care

    A state-of-the-art facility and technology to properly diagnose and treat your pet for a variety of ailments.

  • Nearly Three Decades of Care

    Paradise Animal Hospital has been proudly serving our community since 1990, put their paws in our experienced hands.

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Real Stories from Real Owners

Read Our Reviews
  • “Xander and I want to thank Dr. Burke for performing some excellent surgery and for doing all the necessary things to preserve his health and to keep his remaining teeth. I thank you wholeheartedly, and he will thank you later on, I’m sure.”

    - Eric S
  • “We have been coming to Paradise since Dr. Burke opened it. All of our pets have received excellent care for all of the years we have patronized Paradise. We couldn’t be more pleased with the staff and service.”

    - Diane K
  • “I have the highest regard of Dr. Cheryl Burke’s diagnosis and care. She is always well informed and has good reasons for her recommendations. The staff has always been polite, helpful and friendly. I am extremely pleased!!!”

    - Dennis L
  • “We love Paradise Animal Hospital and wouldn’t think of going anywhere else!”

    - Anne & Angie P
  • “The staff has always taken the time to answer any questions I may have regarding Matilda. I have confidence in their responses and believe her health and well being are a priority at Paradise.”

    - Cindy T