New Clients

New Clients to Paradise Animal Hospital in Catonsville

We Love Meeting New Pets & Their Owners

At Paradise Animal Hospital in Catonsville, we are always happy to meet and welcome new clients and patients into our pet care family.

We understand how important it is to find the right vet for you and your pet and will do our best to make you feel comfortable with your decision. And, as a new client, we want to make sure that your first visit—and every visit—exceeds your expectations and is a truly positive experience.

We thank you for considering Paradise Animal Hospital and look forward to seeing you soon.

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

What to Do for Your First Visit

In order to streamline the process and make it simpler for you and your pet, we ask that you please fill out our new client forms before your visit.

Please fill out and bring these forms to your first appointment:

Additionally, to help us learn as much as possible about your pet and his or her medical history, please obtain any previous health records that you might have. Or, if you prefer, just notify us and we can obtain the records for you in advance of your visit.

Learn More About Our Staff

Before your visit, you can get to know our hospital by taking a virtual tour and reading our staff’s bios. We also suggest reading about all the different services we provide to help you and your pet feel at ease as you come for your first visit.

Payment Options

At Paradise Animal Hospital in Catonsville, we offer a variety of payment methods to meet your individual needs.

These options include:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Debit card
  • Credit card
  • Pet insurance
  • CareCredit® payment plans

Please note that payment for services rendered is expected at the end of your visit.

Give us a call at (410) 777-5309 and tell us more about you, your pet, and why you want to schedule a visit with us. We happily see pets from Catonsville, Ellicott City, and Baltimore County.

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.

Meet Our Team

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    Dr. Pearson

    Lead Veterinarian

    Dr. Pearson joins our practice as Medical Director. She graduated from Virginia Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in 2000 and went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2004. Since 2004, Dr. Pearson has been a general practitioner with special interests in internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. In 2016, she completed her training in Canine Rehabilitation Certification from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Pearson feels it is important to ...
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    Dr. Thacker


    Dr. Thacker grew up in southeast Michigan just across the border from Toledo, OH. She earned her B.S. in Biology and the Humanities at Valparaiso University. She then attended Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, where she completed her DVM. Her special interests are in surgery, dentistry, dermatology, and behavior (especially facilitating low-stress vet visits). She currently lives in downtown Baltimore with her guinea pig, Echo, and is loving city life. When she is not ...
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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. Bloom


    Dr. Sandra Bloom graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and has strong interests in surgery and dentistry in addition to internal and dermatology practice. She is delighted that each day she can make life better for animals and their humans through her work! When not working, Dr. Bloom tends to a small herd of cats and a very hungry Labrador Retriever. Most days, you can find her cooking, exploring the Baltimore area with her dog, or voraciously reading ...
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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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