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


Due to the impending storm that is supposed to hit Maryland this weekend, our Open House Carnival event has been rescheduled from Sunday, September 16th to Sunday, October 21st. To let us know you"e;re interested in going, visit our Facebook event at Thank you!



We are happy to add acupuncture to the services we offer to our canine and feline patients at Paradise Animal Hospital. Acupuncture is the insertion of very thin, sterile needles through the skin at biologically relevant points in the body.

Acupuncture works through a variety of pathways; some acupuncture points follow channels alongside major nerves or blood vessels, while other points exist where nerves enter or exit bone or muscle. Through these points, acupuncture can access a variety of biological mechanisms, including those in the central and peripheral nervous system, to regulate pain and help the body heal and balance itself.

Acupuncture can be an invaluable tool in managing both chronic and acute pain, orthopedic issues, and neurologic issues, such as disk disease and lumbosacral stenosis in cats. However, the range of conditions that can be treated is broad, and includes internal medicine conditions such as chronic kidney failure and inflammatory disorders. Dr. Amy Twardzik is certified veterinary medical acupuncturist (cVMA) and completed her training through the Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians (MAV) program in Ft Collins, Colorado.