Eastern Animal Hospital

Eastern Animal Hospital is the most advanced medical and surgical facility in Baltimore, MD. We treat every patient, and owner, with the utmost kindness and respect. We are a full service hospital that offers medical, emergency, surgical, and dental care.

We have excellent diagnostic services for dogs and cats including an in house laboratory, ultrasound and digital radiography. Since the comfort of your pet is important to us; we offer minimally invasive surgery and have a comfort care technician on staff daily.

We also offer 20-30% discounted packages for puppies, kittens, and adult dogs and cats. You can stop in anytime during hospital hours to take a tour of our boarding facilities. We are staffed 24 hours a day so your pet will never be alone.
  • 6404 Eastern Ave.
  • Baltimore, MD 21224
  • Phone: 410-633-8808
  • Fax: 410-633-8862
  • Eastern Animal Hospital, Inc. d/b/a Eastern Animal Hospital
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  • Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM-9:00 PM
  • Sat: 7:30 AM- 4:00 PM
  • Sun: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
  • Jonathan Kaufman, DVM- Practice owner

    Dr. Jonathan Kaufman has been the proud owner of Eastern Animal Hospital since 1990. Dr. Kaufman received his undergraduate education from both the University of Maryland and the University of Florida. Then he received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the University of Florida in 1987. His areas of concentration are in small animal medicine and surgery.

    After graduation, Dr. Kaufman returned to Baltimore, his home, to practice small animal medicine. In 1990, he purchased Eastern Animal Hospital and within a short time had increased the doctors and staff, expanded the hours of operation and offered a wide variety of veterinary services. In 1998, he rebuilt and modernized the veterinary facility and now offers the benefits of a state-of-the-art hospital to clients. Dr. Kaufman performs many advanced techniques such as orthopedic surgery, minimally invasive procedures, advanced dental care, and laser surgery.

    In 2010 Dr Kaufman was appointed to the Mayor's Anti-Animal Abuse Advisory Commission where he spoke before the Department of Justice's animal cruelty session.

    Dr. Kaufman continues to be a supporting member of the East Baltimore communities. For the past few years he has provided Arden's Arc free veterinary care for hundreds of feral cats that they rescue. In addition, Eastern Animal Hospital is a supporter of Canton Dog Park, Friends of Patterson Park,  the Maryland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter.

    Dr. Kaufman enjoys reading novels, automobiles, weight training and family activities with his wife and two daughters.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1987
    Education:
    University of Florida
    Interests:
    Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Susan Warner-Jones, DVM

    Dr. Warner-Jones received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ohio State University, where she received extensive training in companion animal and equine medicine. Dr. Warner-Jones served on the equine trauma team at the 1997 Kentucky Derby. She joined Eastern Animal Hospital in 1999.

    Dr. Warner-Jones exemplifies the Eastern Animal Hospital approach of ‘treating the whole patient' in complex medical cases. She routinely helps pets with a wide variety of surgical and internal medicine problems including:
    * Lameness
    * Urinary Tract problems
    * Tumors
    * Gastro-Intestinal problems
    * Diabetes
    * Skin Problems
    Besides performing surgery and practicing internal medicine, Dr. Warner-Jones offers counseling to clients on selecting an appropriate pet, pet behavior issues, and helping pets successfully lose weight. In addition to treating cats and dogs Dr. Warner-Jones treats other small mammals such as rabbits, rodents, and guinea pigs.

    Dr. Warner-Jones' interests include knitting and gardening, as well as spending quality time with her husband, three children and  her dog Hoshi.
    Years in Practice:
    May 01, 1997
    Education:
    Ohio State University
    Interests:
    Alternative approaches to cancer management
  • Jamie Molinelli, DVM

    Dr Molinelli graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Virgina-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. Her first veterinary position was in a mixed animal practice in rural Pennsylvania. In 1989 she began a 12-year career in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine. She was the senior veterinarian on staff at the Animal Emergency Center until 2001. Dr. Molinelli completed a course in veterinary acupuncture from the Chi Institute in September 2002. Dr. Molinelli's goal is to integrate both Western and Eastern medicine in her daily practice life.

    Dr. Molinelli is a member of:
    * American Veterinary Medical Association
    * Veterinary Emergency Critical Care Society
    * American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
    * American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture

    Dr. Molinelli lives in the Essex area with her pets. She is an avid gardener. Also, she enjoys boating, hiking, and cooking Italian!
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1986
    Education:
    Virgina-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
    Interests:
    Acupuncture and holistic medicine
  • Nancy Kauder, VMD

    Dr. Kauder is a graduate of the University Of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Columbia University in New York City. She has been practicing veterinary medicine at Eastern Animal Hospital since 1999.

    Dr. Kauder's interests within veterinary medicine include dermatology, animal behavior, and shelter medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

    Dr. Kauder lives in Baltimore with her husband, daughter, son, two cats and two dogs. She is an avid reader and also enjoys trips to New York and Washington to see ballet and theater.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1993
    Education:
    University Of Pennsylvania
  • Alicia McMichael, DVM

    Dr. Alicia McMichael received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Villa Julie College and her Doctorate for Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation Dr. McMichael completed an internship that specializes in emergency medicine.

    In addition to her interest in emergency medicine, Dr. McMichael is also interested in surgery, behavior and internal medicine. Dr. McMichael is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and The Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.

    Dr. McMichael currently resides in Howard County  with her two cats. In her free time she enjoys reading, swimming and spending time with her friends and family.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2008
    Education:
    Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
    Interests:
    Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Meridith Brand, DVM

    Dr. Brand received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science at Clemson University in South Carolina. She then attended veterinary school at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical training at Purdue University in Indiana. Prior to joining Eastern Animal Hospital, she had been practicing in the Baltimore area since 2005.

    Dr Brand has a wide range of interests in Internal Medicine and surgery, including preventative care, geriatric care and dentistry. Dr. Brand is a medical member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Greater Baltimore Veterinary Medical Association.

    Dr Brand is a native of Baltimore County, and currently resides in Towson. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, running, gardening, volunteering and spoiling her dog and 2 cats.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2005
    Education:
    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Scott Willens, DVM, PhD, DACVPM

    Dr. Scott Willens received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in 1992 and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. After two years of small animal and exotic pet practice, Dr. Willens completed a one-year veterinary internship at Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration in Mystic, Connecticut, followed by a PhD in Comparative Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology) at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. In 2013 Dr. Willens passed his board examination and became a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

    Dr. Willens is also Major in the United States Army Veterinary Corps who joined immediately after September 11, 2001. He deployed in 2007 for Operation Iraqi Freedom on an embedded provincial reconstruction team, and he is currently stationed at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

    Dr. Willens' areas of expertise include pharmacology, toxicology, and exotic and aquatic species, and he has published several veterinary medical journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Willens spends his free time with his wife and three children, Harlequin Great Dane, Chihuahua, cockatiel, cichlids, ball python, and quarter horses. He is lead vocals for the rock band "Til September" and also enjoys taekwondo and downhill skiing with his kids, volleyball, and classical piano.


    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1996
    Education:
    University of Minnesota
    Interests:
    Pharmacology and Preventive Medicine
  • Michael King, DVM

    Dr. Michael King received his undergraduate degrees in Biology and Sociology from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.  He attended veterinary school at Michigan State University, graduating with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2004.  Dr. King has practiced in Michigan, Colorado and most recently Hawaii.  

    Dr. King's interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine, dentistry and soft tissue surgery.  He has extensive experience working with rabbits and guinea pigs.  Dr. King is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

    Dr. King resides in East Baltimore with his domestic partner, his Great Dane, and two house cats.  He is currently attending Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to obtain his Master in Public Health degree.  In his free time he enjoys hiking, reading and weight lifting.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004
    Education:
    Michigan State University
  • Carol Linthicum, Hospital Administrator

    Carol has been an intricate part of Eastern Animal Hospital for over 18 years. She has a history of over 40 years of managing Veterinary Hospitals. She is a member of the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, People for the Ethical treatment of Animals (P.E.T.A.), The Humane Society of the United States, The ASPCA and Washington Animal Rescue League.

    Carol has dedicated herself to providing excellent client service and takes great pride in the superior veterinary care and compassion provided by the doctors and staff of Eastern Animal Hospital. She loves her fellow employees. She is admired by many who affectionately call her "Mom".

    Carol has a daughter who resides in Tampa. She and her husband live with their two cats and one amazing Doberman named Hollywood.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1974
  • Kristy Twining, Hospital Manager

    Kristy joined Eastern Animal Hospital in February of 2000. She began as a receptionist and was promoted to Kennel Manager. Kristy was in technical training and doing inventory management when she was promoted to Hospital Manager in March 2005. She is a member of the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, The Maryland SPCA and Washington Animal Rescue League. Kristy thoroughly enjoys working on the business side of the hospital.
     
    Kristy lives with her husband and enjoys spending time with him, their 3 cats; Riley, Whiskey and Dracula, 2 dachshunds; Menudo and Snickers, and their rescued Labradoodle Pickle. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, seeing live bands and shopping.
    Years in Practice:
    Feb 28, 2000
  • Jerry Benesch, HR Manager

    Jerry joined Eastern Animal Hospital in the fall of 2011 as Human Resources Manager. His first career was a medical technologist in various Baltimore hospital clinical pathology labs. He was a career changer and earned his next degree in accounting and practiced as a CPA for a number of years. Previous to EAH he was the V.P. of finance/ Human Resources for a large publicly  traded local company. He has been involved with Dr Kaufman and Eastern Animal Hospital since the hospital's inception in 1990 and is delighted to have the opportunity to bring his experience in human resources to EAH.

    In his off time he enjoys reading, roller coasting and the great outdoors.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1994
  • Nicole Soistman, Tech Supervisor

    Nicole joined Eastern Animal Hospital in 2005. She came to Eastern with several years of experience as a Veterinary Assistant, Veterinary Technician, Hospital Manager and Kennel Manager. Nicole is now the Veterinary Technician Supervisor.

    She is married with a wonderful husband and son. She has a dog named Gracie, 2 ball pythons and a Double Yellow Headed Amazon Parrot.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1998
  • Lisa Stumpf, Technician Supervisor

    Lisa started as a Technician at EAH in March 2010. Lisa is currently sharing the duties of Technician Manager. Starting in 1997, Lisa started at a General practice as an Assistant, training her way to Technician. In 2001 Lisa started working in Emergency Medicine. Liking high pace, high quality, and, intense work, brought Lisa to EAH.

    Lisa is married with 3 pretty awesome kids. Also sharing her home and food supply are her dog and cats.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1997
  • Monika Rayner, Client Care Supervisor

    Monika has been with Eastern Animal Hospital since it was founded by Dr Kaufman in 1990. She is still passionate about the quality of care we offer each and every day. She considers herself fortunate to have seen many pets and clients grow throughout the years and has enjoyed sharing in their experience. Among client care supervisor duties, she is responsible for our inventory of veterinary pet foods such as Royal Canin, Purina CNM, and Verus. She strives to lead a healthy lifestyle for herself and family and understands the same importance in our pet’s lives.

    Monika currently lives in Harford County with her husband & daughter. She enjoys Zumba, swimming, reading and spending time with her family. Her daughter aspires to become a Veterinarian at Eastern Animal Hospital.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1990
  • Ariana Tucciarella-Boothe, Client Care Supervisor

    Ariana joined the Eastern Animal Hospital team in June of 2005. She started as a Kennel Assistant and worked her way up to a Client Care Specialist. Ariana shows great leadership skills and strives for perfection; which makes her a wonderful fit for a supervisor.

    Ariana lives with her amazing husband and 6 cats; Tucci, Fudge, Espn, Sheldon, Penny and Nola; and her amazing Doberman/Lab mix Masn.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2005
  • Shannon Amtmann

    Shannon Amtmann began working at Eastern Animal Hospital in March 2010 as a kennel technician. Her job consisted of, but was not limited to: caring for boarders, admitting/discharging pets, feeding, and walking all pets in our boarding facility. In less than a year she moved up to the night shift comfort care position. This title entailed recovering patients from surgery, assisting technicians with treatments, restraining pets for exams or procedures, and admitting/discharging our hospitalized patients. In May of 2012 she was offered the position of Kennel Manager. This title entails managing budget, scheduling, training new kennel technicians, keeping the boarding facility running smoothly and cleanly, and all the duties of a kennel technician.

    In her free time she loves riding her bike, spending time with her girlfriend, watching SpongeBob cartoons, and spending lots of time with her four cats. Shannon's cats are everything to her. Her tabby, Spencer is one of a kind. Lyric, a lynx point Siamese, is as special as they come. Harper (Little Devil) is quite the handful. Last but not least, Monkey, her black and white domestic short hair, is a very hungry hippo.

    Eastern Animal Hospital is Shannon's second home, and has been even before she was employed here. Shannon states, "I feel an extreme sense of pride saying that I am part of such an amazing animal hospital. We care and it definitely shows!"

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2010