Paradise Animal Hospital

6350 Frederick Rd. Catonsville, MD 21228

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



Meet Our Vet Techs

Read about the background and experiences of our veterinary technicians at Paradise Animal Hospital so that you feel comfortable before you and your pet even arrive at your appointment!


Lead Technician- Anca Thompson

Anca has worked at Paradise Animal Hospital for since January of 2015, but she has been in the vet field for 18 years. She shares her home with her two cats, Riley and Tater, and two chihuahuas, Pete and Tyson. Anca is originally from Romania and moved to California, USA in 2005, before receiving her RVT in 2009. Her favorite thing in the vet world is making a difference in an animal’s life, and outside of work, she enjoying cooking and tending to her succulents.


Linda Reeves, R.V.T.

Linda has been in the veterinary field for 29 years, and at Paradise for 27 ½ years! She has two pitbulls, Mya and Zelda, and one cat named Kitty Puss. She adores the animals she works with and takes personal satisfaction in creating a low-stress environment and helping them become well again. Linda follows a vegan diet for the health of herself, the animals, and the planet and she loves hiking with her dogs.

Kim Polleys

Kimmie has worked at Paradise for 16 years, and has been in the vet field for 20 years! She currently has seven rescue cats, ranging from 5 months to 14 years old. Kimmie loves the ever-changing speed of the vet field. She loved to learn new procedures and enjoys the fact that every day is different. She loves to spent time with her clients, and be able to educate them. Outside of work, Kimmie loves to shop, spend time with her family, watch movies, and listen to music.


Emma Natal-Pheobus

Emma has worked in the veterinary field for 12 years and at Paradise for three years. She has one calico cat, one cat/dog, and two chihuahua mixes (named after the Lord of the Rings’ Hobbits). Emma is from Brazil and enjoys working with the Paradise team, and outside of Paradise enjoys drawing, puzzles, photography, and the Foo Fighters.

Monique McDuffie

Moe has been at Paradise since March of 2015 and has been in the vet field since 2005. She has one cat named Maya. She loves to give comfort to the animals and help make people laugh. She loves to spend time with her family outside of work.


Lexie Burja

Lexie has been working at Paradise since March 2017, and has been a technician since 2016. She currently has one kitty, but plans on having many more pets in the future. She loves helping her patients feel at home during their stay and giving them the best medical care possible. Outside of the hospital, Lexie is a food enthusiast.

Melissa Tompkins

Melissa has been a veterinary technician for ten years and has been at Paradise for two years. She currently has six cats, two dogs, and a green winged macaw. She enjoys taking care of her patients and how rewarding it is to see them feeling happy and healthy after an illness, and learning about alternative treatments. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys dancing, video games, and outdoor activities.

Vicky Thompson

Vicky has worked at Paradise for just over a year and in the veterinary medical field for 11 years. She has two pit bulls, Caira and Molly, and one cat named Gambit. Her favorite thing about her job is helping clients understand the importance of their pet’s health. She loves to hike with her dogs after work.

Alyssa Lynch

Ally has been in the veterinary field for 15 years and at Paradise since August 2017. She currently has three cats, two dogs, and two guinea pigs. Her favorite thing about her job is helping clients’ family members when they can’t and she enjoys learning about internal medicine and feline behavior. Outside of work, she enjoys camping, hiking, kayaking, and singing.

Danyelle Reid

Danyelle has been working at Paradise for five years and has been an RVT for eleven years. She currently has two cats, Ruca and Morgan. She enjoys providing quality, compassionate care for her patients and truly admired the quality of care Paradise provides. Danyelle also enjoys traveling, reading, and going to the beach.

Alli Payne


Jackie Yeagley


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