Timonium Animal Hospital

*Surgery patients need a pre-op exam, within 2 months of scheduled surgery.

Established:  1997
We are a full-service dog and cat veterinary facility, located in Timonium, Maryland. Our professional and knowledgeable staff at Timonium Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care, and dental care for our wonderful patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care, and educating our clients. We have excellent in-house diagnostics to get accurate and quick results to our owners. Client education is very important to our doctors and staff. We want our clients to have a better understanding of how veterinary medicine relates to their pet's situation. We always welcome new clients to our practice. Feel free to call us to learn more about our hospital and to find out how Timonium Animal Hospital can serve your needs and the needs of your family pet.
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  • Mon-Fri: 7am - 7:30pm
  • Mon-Fri: Apts 8am-6:30pm
  • Sat: 7:00am-2:00pm
  • Sat: Apts 7:30am-12:30pm
  • Average appt time 1 & 1/2 hrs.
  • Dr.Christine Gernhart, DVM

    Veterinarian, Owner 

    Dr. Christine Gernhart graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. She practiced small animal and emergency medicine for five years before pursuing her dream of owning her own practice. In 1997 Dr.Gernhart purchased Timonium Animal Hospital, which had originally established in 1974.

    When Dr Gernhart isn't working at the hospital, she enjoys hiking with her dogs, biking, and cooking.  Dr Gernhart also shares her home with her dogs Buddy and Daisy, and her cats Mikey, and Nancy.

    Dr.Gernhart's Schedule:                                                             

    Mon Surgery / Tues 8:00am-7:00pm / Wed Off / Thurs 8:00am-7:00pm / Fri Off / Sat Off

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1992
  • Dr.Erin Stephens, DVM


    Dr.Erin Stephens came to our practice starting on 9/4/12.  Her specialties include surgery and pathology.  She is our cruciate surgery coordinator.  She is a great problem solver for difficult cases.  

    Dr.Stephens enjoys outdoor activities of hiking, biking, and canoeing.  

    Her furry friends at home include 2 cats, 2 guinea pigs, and 2 dogs.  We are very proud of all the hard work she does for our clients and her hospital family.

    Dr. Stephen's Schedule                                                                

    Mon 8:00am - 7:00pm / Tues Off / Wed Surgery Day / Thurs 8:00am-7:00pm / Friday Off/ Sat Alternating 7:30am-12:00pm

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
  • Dr.Meridith Brand


    Dr.Brand joined our team on June1, 2015.  She grew up in Timonium and is very happy to be practicing in her home neighborhood.  Dr.Brand graduated from the Ross University in 2003.  Her specialties and interests of veterinary medicine include internal medicine and surgery.  She is also our underwater treadmill therapy coordinator.  

    Dr.Brand's hobbies include running, biking, and kayaking.  Her four legged family members are Gigi (French Bulldog) and Lola (English Bulldog).  

    Dr.Brand's Schedule:
    Mon 8:00am-7:00pm / Tues Off / Wed 8:00am-7:00pm / Thurs Off / Fri Surgery Day/ Sat Alternating 7:30am-12:00pm

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2003
  • Dr.Chelsea McIntyre


    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
  • Dr.Alicia McMichael


    We are very excited to let you know that Dr.McMichael has joined us, starting 8/31/2020.

    Dr.McMichael is a very talented addition to our hospital. She is a graduate of Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

    Her medical specialties include dentistry, surgery, and emergency medicine.

    Dr.McMichael's hobbies include reading and swimming.  She has 2 bengal kitties named Avocado and Peanut Butter. 

    Dr.McMichael's Schedule:
    Mon 11:00am-7:00pm / Tues 11:00am-7:00pm / Wed Off / Thur Surgery Day / Fri :8:00am-4:00pm / Sat Alternating 7:30am-12:00pm
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2008
  • Dr.Shannon Montessi


    Please help us welcome our newest associate, Dr.Montessi.  She joined our practice on 7/13/2021.

    Dr.Montessi is a graduate from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.  Her interests and specialties in the veterinary field include feline medicine, endocrinology, and pathology.

    On her time away from the hospital, she enjoys music and spending time with her children and family.

    Her 4 legged family includes an Alaskan Malamute named Kimber, a mixed breed dog named Brizo, and a cat named Mac.

    Dr.Montessi's Schedule:
    Mon off / Tues Surgery  / Wed 8:00am-7:00pm / Thur off / Friday 8:00am-7:00pm / Sat alternating 7:30-12:00pm

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2020
  • Dr.Katherine Lentz


    Please give a warm Timonium Animal Hospital welcome for our newest associate, Dr.Lentz.   Her first day with us is 1/17/2023.

    Dr.Lentz is a graduate of Ross University of Veterinary Medicine.  Her interests and specialties include surgery, rehabilitation/orthopedics, and reproduction. 

    When Dr.Lentz is away from work she enjoys hiking, spending time with her family, reading, and watching the Baltimore Ravens!

    Her 4 legged family members include her dogs Brody and Roo.  Her cat kids include Percy, Daisy, and Calix.

    Dr.Lentz's Schedule:
    Mon Off / Tuesday 8:00am-7:00pm / Wed Off / Thurs Surgery / Fri 8:00am -7:00pm / Sat Alternating 7:30am -12:00pm

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2021
  • Veterinary Technician & Assistant Team

    Our extremely knowledgeable veterinary technicians are highly trained and committed to providing the best and most compassionate care. They are an intricate part, to your communication with your doctor.

    Tara  2009

    Brittany Mc 2012

    Greg  2012

    Mary  2013

    Christine 2019

    Kali 2019

    Amy 2020

    Brian 2020 

    Kirsten 2020

    Rebecca 2020

    Adam 2021

    Melissa 2021

    Bethany 2019 & 2021

    Ayanna 2022

    Jenna 2022

    Cat 2022

    Kara 2023

    Lanaya 2023

    Alison 2023

    Amaiyah 2023

    Jaylin 2023

  • Customer Care Representatives

    Our knowledgeable front staff will help you with questions, make an appointment, assist you with refill medication requests, or connect you with your doctor. 

    Debbie 2008

    Macie 2002 & 2016

    LeAnn 2019

    Jordan 2021

    Jenn 2021

    Jenna 2022

    Kira 2022

    Desmond 2022

  • Yara

    Practice Manager

    Blessed to be part of an amazing clinic, since 1997.  My day is not complete unless I have learned something new.  This hospital is my home.  This team is my family.  We hope you feel the love and devotion we have for pets. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1997
  • Pharmacy

    We do have an on-site pharmacy, to accomodate many of your prescription needs.  We can assist you in filling your medications at the time of your appointment or process your refill requests (48 hrs in advance). Please call 2 business days in advance for routine refill requests and 5-7 business days in advance for special order refill requests (Monday-Friday) 410 252 8820. 
    If you receive refill medications by a human pharmacy, please call your pharmacy to check for refills first.  

    In accordance to Maryland law, any medications that are considered a Class I controlled substance, will require you to hand deliver a written prescription directly to a human pharmacy of your choosing.  Faxed or emailed scripts for Class I drugs, will not be accepted by a human pharmacy.

    Your pet must have had a physical examination at our hospital (within 1 year), to continue medication refills.  We cannot legally fill medications for pets that have not been seen by one of our doctors, in a year. 

    Thank you.