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
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  • Mon-Fri: 7:30 AM-9:00 PM
  • Sat: 7:30 AM- 4:00 PM
  • Sun: 10:00 AM-4:00 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
    University of Florida
    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
    Ohio State University
    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
    Virgina-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
    Acupuncture and holistic medicine
  • 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
    Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
    Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • 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
    Michigan State University
  • Chelsea McIntyre, VMD

    Dr. McIntyre is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She received her bachelors degree in Animal Behavior at Franklin and Marshall College. After veterinary school, she completed an internship at the Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group in Brooklyn, NY.

    Her veterinary interests include emergency, internal medicine and
    surgery. She is a member of the Animal Veterinary Medical Association.

    Dr. McIntyre lives in Baltimore with her dog, Fern, and cat, Teddy.
    She enjoys spending time on the water, creating new recipes in the
    kitchen, and traveling.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Michelle Ilardi, DVM

    Dr. Ilardi is a graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Originally from Morgantown, West Virginia, Dr. Ilardi completed her undergraduate studies at West Virginia University, receiving her bachelor’s degree in both biology as well as animal and nutritional sciences. After veterinary school, Dr. Ilardi took a job as a mixed animal practitioner in a rural town in central Florida. After a short time, she realized that she not only wanted to be closer to family, but she wanted to work in a much larger, and urban practice.


    Dr. Ilardi’s interests include cardiology, diagnostic imaging, and dermatology. Outside of work, Dr. Ilardi loves to relax with her dogs Otto and Kimber and her cats Kira and Sheldon. Dr. Ilardi also enjoys a good book or watching one of her favorite television shows. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 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 her son Isaac. She enjoys spending time with them, their 2 cats; Whiskey and Dracula, their 2 dogs; Menudo and 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
  • 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