New Clients 

New To Us?

We Love Meeting New Pets & Their Owners!

At Paradise Animal Hospital, we understand how important it is to find the right vet for you and your pet. Our dedicated veterinarians and staff strive to exceed your expectations and ensure your time with us is a truly positive experience.

To schedule an appointment, call (410) 777-5309 or send us a message through our online form.

Learn More About Us

Prior to your visit, you can learn more about our hospital by taking a virtual tour, reading our staff bios, and exploring the range of services we offer.

Preparing for Your First Visit

  • To make your time with us as comfortable as possible, we recommend filling out the appropriate forms prior to your appointment:
  • Please bring a copy of any previous health records that you might have. Alternatively, you may notify us beforehand and we can obtain the records for you in advance of your visit
  • Compile a list of all medication that your pet may be on, including dosages, to bring to your appointment. Please remember to include any over-the-counter medication, supplements, and flea, tick and heartworm prevention that you may be giving your pet
  • Collect a fresh stool sample, if possible, to bring to your appointment

Payment Options Available

For your convenience, we offer a variety of payment options:

To schedule an appointment, call (410) 777-5309 or send us a message through our online form. We look forward to meeting you!

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

  • A Passion for Animals

    Our love for animals shows in everything we do, from minimal-stress handling to expanded hours to better accommodate our clients and patients.

  • State-of-the-Art Care

    With a modern facility and a strong commitment to education, the veterinarians and staff of Paradise are dedicated to providing your pet with the highest quality medical, surgical, and wellness care possible.

  • Commitment to Community

    As a proud member of the Catonsville community since 1990, Paradise Animal Hospital believes in giving back through a variety of local causes.

Meet Our Team

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    Dr. Pound

    Lead Veterinarian

    Dr. Pound grew up just outside of Richmond, Virginia. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Animal Science and Agribusiness. She went on to attend the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, where she received her DVM. Her interests include neurology, ophthalmology, and internal medicine. She is passionate about client education and being able to give back to the animals who bring such joy to the lives of their families. When not working, she enjoys horseback riding, reading, ...
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    Dr. King


    Dr. Jennifer King grew up in Northern Virginia. She graduated from St. George’s University Vet School in 2006. She has practiced veterinary medicine in Maryland since 2006 and became certified in rehabilitation and physical therapy in 2011. She is interested in neurology, ophthalmology, feline medicine, and pain management. She practiced emergency medicine and rehabilitation for five years before joining Paradise Animal Hospital. After recently losing her cat Sylvia, she only has one furry ...
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    Dr. Riehl


    Dr. Riehl is originally from Corvallis, Oregon. She completed her undergraduate degree at Colorado State University but returned home and graduated from Oregon State University’s 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 ...
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    Dr. Twardzik


    After graduating from Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003, Dr. Twardzik moved to Portland, Oregon, where she practiced for 10 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. 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 cat Winky.
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    Dr. Halpern


    Dr. Halpern grew up in central New Jersey, just outside of New York City. She earned her B.S. in Biology and Italian Studies from Brandeis University. She then completed her DVM and Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Her special interests include feline medicine and behavior, internal medicine, and ophthalmology. She currently lives in Hanover with her two cats, Mrs. Ethel P. Zabladowski (who is rarely on a first name basis with anyone) and Daisy. When not working, she ...
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    Dr. Rieckert


    Dr. Krista Rieckert grew up in New Jersey and completed her undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University. After working as a veterinary technician, she earned her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rieckert completed a small animal rotating internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, DC. Since then, she has enjoyed practicing in and around Baltimore. Her professional interests include internal medicine, wound management, and feline medicine. Dr. ...

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