Professional, Compassionate, Caring

Trusted by Families Since 1976

Mountainside Veterinary Hospital

Welcome to Mountainside Veterinary Hospital, your pet’s family doctor, offering cutting-edge medical treatment for cats and dogs in Reisterstown, Owings Mills, Glyndon, Finksburg, and other surrounding communities. Founded in 1976 by Dr. Ron Symonds, our practice has treated multiple generations of family pets. We take great pride in the relationships we’ve built with clients across the decades.

We are here to service the cities of Reisterstown, MD, Owings Mills, MD, Finksburg, MD, Westminster, MD, Baltimore, MD, Hampstead, MD, Sykesville, MD, Pikesville, MD, Upperco, MD, Glyndon, MD and more!

Our Dedicated Team

Our team of compassionate, highly skilled doctors, veterinary technicians, and support staff recognize that pets are special, essential members of our families. We emphasize effective communication with our pet families and among ourselves to ensure we meet the individual needs of every pet in our care.

Competitive Prices

Our practice offers the advantages of state-of-the-art technologies, modern medicine, and advanced treatment options coupled with competitive pricing for all of our veterinary services.


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★★★★★ Super nice and helpful staff as well as unquestionably very knowledgeable doctors. Everyone is always asking how can I help you!Judy T.Judy T. ★★★★★ I started going to Mountainside with Dr. Symonds in1979. He saved 4 kittens from dystemper and I was hooked. Once Dr. Symonds stepped back, I've been seeing Dr. Eidel and she is a fabulous vet. She has taken care of all my house animals especially my 14 year old Bichon who has liver disease, diabetes and high blood pressure, He's been so well cared for he still acts like a puppy. Her referrals for any issue they can't handle there have been top notch. I trust her tremendously with the care of my babies!!Deborah T.Deborah T. ★★★★★ Dr. Starless outstanding!Dr. Mychens oytstandingStephen F.Stephen F. ★★★★★ Staff is always very pleasant and helpful. All of the doctors seem to love their jobs and show concern for your pet.John M.John M. ★★★★★ Highly recommend Mountainside Ver Hodpital. As a first time patient, very happy with the great service and care we received from Dr. Starlings and staff, and so was Louie!NS HNS H ★★★★★ I've been going here for years. I had to put my dog down in 2018 and they made it as comfortable of an experience as possible for me and my pet. Dr. Klein is greattimhl247timhl247 ★★★★★ It so hard when your animal is sick . They are so kind and caring toward my dogsC SC S ★★★★★ wonderful drs. and staffCarol H.Carol H. ★★★★★ Excellent staff and great care for your pet!Diane W.Diane W. ★★★★★ dr vanderveen is on staff here and she is the best vet i know. and, my dogs love her.gail H.gail H. ★★★★★ So kind to my overweight cat that we adopted. She has lost 3 lbs due to Dr. Murray and prescription diet cat food!Polly P.Polly P. ★★★★★ The vet and staff are wonderfulBecci S.Becci S. ★★★★★ Very friendly staff. Extremely accommodating. I really like how you can book appointments online. Very reasonable fees.Carol G.Carol G. ★★★★★ Really loved this vet. They were really helpful and took time out to explain things to me. Awesome job exceptional customer serviceJaniece O.Janiece O. ★★★★★ Mountainside has always provided excellent care for our fur babies! We have been taking our pups here for 35 years.Charles G.Charles G. ★★★★★ The best of any Animal Hospital ever. They are a full - service hospital, most every test is done in-house. The team of doctors and techs at Mountainside have been caring for my Golden's and kittens since 1998. I will never go anywhere else. Dr. Eidel is an exceptional veterinarian, and has a warm and caring way with my fur babies, they are always excited to see her no matter how sick they are when they arrive. All of the doctors at Mountainside are sensitive to their patients' emotional needs as well as thoroughly knowledgeable and highly skilled medical practicioners. I now live an hour and a half away, and Mountainside is still my family's doctor.Bo Kali S.Bo Kali S. ★★★★★ Dr. Murray and Dr. Klein take care of our 2 cats and 2 Bernese Mountain Dog puppies (10 months). The Berner sisters are a handful and every single person who answers the phones is kind and compassionate and so very helpful. When one pup recently ingested a smorgasbord of household items (plastic toys, stuffing from toys, wares from counter-surfing expeditions, a power cord, etc.) we found ourselves at a pet emergency room. They thankfully stabilized her but we then had her transferred back to Mountain Side to see Dr. Klein. Dr. Klein was wonderful in explaining our options clearly and understanding our situation. Both girls ended up in surgery the same day ( one for a standard spay and the other got more complicated procedures.) they took such good care of both of our girls and walked us through recovery protocols at home. I felt I could reach them with any questions and get speedy answers. I’m so grateful that they got us all though this past week and can’t wait to repay them in a few weeks with healthy Berner puppy kisses!Christina W.Christina W. ★★★★★ If anyone needs a reliable veterinarian please go to Mountainside Veterinary.They are all amazing.I have been going there since 1984.And I will continue to go there because they are amazingSharon G.Sharon G. ★★★★★ I just got a brand new boxer puppy and needed a vet. Mountainside came highly recommended by so many. So I decided to give them a shot. Wow what an amazing staff. Every single one of them were so warm and welcoming. Being a new pet owner I had lots of questions, the vet was very patient with me and answered all my questions. I left there feeling like part of the Mountainside family and look forward to a growing relationship as my Stella grows. Thanks for making the process easy and looking forward to our future together.Joel L.Joel L. ★★★★★ Such friendly staff! We have had pets in the past that were afraid of going to the vet, but we do not have that experience with Mountainside with our two cats and puppy. They don't mind going. The doctors are knowledgeable and we never had trouble getting an appointment, even in urgent situations.Val CVal C ★★★★★ The total TEAM is superb! We are grateful! Libby and Reuben are well taken care of!marsha M.marsha M. ★★★★★ Faculty here are extremely friendly and knowledgeable. So happy I found a vet we love closer to home.RaeRae ★★★★★ I’ve been taking Luke to Mountainside since we got him and our experience has always been great. Thanks for squeezing us in the other day for a check up and shots.Keith S.Keith S. ★★★★★ Some of the smartest yet kindest professionals I have encountered. If you love your animals like your family, bring them here!Lyndsey W.Lyndsey W. ★★★★★ We just switched to Mountainside Vets. They are fabulous. From the friendly knowledgeable staff to the great doctors. They listened to us and we’re super professional. No wait time. Highly recommend !Kathleen C.Kathleen C. ★★★★★ We have used many vets over the years and these are the kindest friendliest most helpful people you can imagine. The entire staff - vets, techs, office people - treat both pet and owner with such respect that it’s a pleasure to visit. Hands down, the #1 place in Baltimore.Madame Z.Madame Z. ★★★★★ We moved to Mountainside Veterinary about a year ago from a different vet. I am very happy with my decision to move. Mountainside Veterinary has wonderful doctors and support staff. Everyone is very friendly and caring. Great team!Adina T.Adina T. ★★★★★ Just moved from Las Vegas and needed to get heartworm prevention for my boy. They were very informative and great with my boy.Wendy M.Wendy M. ★★★★★ I love how Melissa cuts my fur baby's nailsTina S.Tina S. ★★★★★ Mountainside Veterinary HospitalExcellent pet care and customer serviceDr. Eidel is consistently thorough and always makes recommendations for proactive pet care.Sheryl D.Sheryl D. ★★★★★ Dr. Starlings is amazing, We drive over 45 minutes 1 way to have her as our Vet. The staff is very much a great part of our family.SonnofaSonnofa ★★★★★ Compassionate, highly skilled Vet's,Vet Techs and front desk. They care and provide excellent, affordable care.Felicia F.Felicia F. ★★★★★ We have been using Mountainside for over 25 yrs. The doctors and staff treat my pets as if they were their own. They are kind, compassionate and always helpful and give the best care.Jennifer S.Jennifer S. ★★★★★ We switched to this vet a few months ago and I have nothing but good things to say.Danielle J (.Danielle J (. ★★★★★ I love this vet I was scared coming here at first because I don’t trust my babies with just any body but Dr Murray and staff and Dr adel made me feel so comfortable and reassuring they treated my babies with so much love and care I would give 100 stars if I could. I’m so happy about this place that we found this vet thank you to the Mountain Side veterinarian staff and the doctors for all the hard work that you do for our fur babies. I really do appreciate it.Mrs.Connie loves to C.Mrs.Connie loves to C. ★★★★★ Dr Starlings is fantastic!Brittney H.Brittney H. ★★★★★ I have been taking my precious dogs to MSVH for > 30 years. Friendly, responsive, compassionate care. All the veterinarians are top notch, and the vet techs are terrific. This office truly loves caring for animals. I HIGHLY recommend MSVH.Sharon S.Sharon S. ★★★★★ I have been using Mountainside for my vet care for over 8 years now and 3 different pets. The staff is knowledgeable, compassionate, kind and friendly. I cannot speak more highly of a vet and am always happy with the level of care my pets receive from them. I would recommend them to anyone.Emily R.Emily R. ★★★★★ Excellent veterinarians, especially Dr Jennifer Starlings, who is outstanding. Well trained staff. I trust them to give my pets the best of care.Connie S.Connie S. ★★★★★ The best animal hospital in all of Maryland. Have been a client for over 30 years. Dr. Starlings is tremendous! However, all the veterinarians are top shelf. You can't go wrong here.Andi P.Andi P. ★★★★★ Always love going to Mountainside Vet. They are always friendly and take me right in, dont have to wait so long and take care of my puppy like it was their own!!Yesenia O.Yesenia O. ★★★★★ Mountainside Veterinary Hospital is very professional and really good about keeping in track of your pet’s health record. They are really good about getting your pet in to be seen for an emergency too. My boyfriend’s dog ate a sock one day and they fit him into their schedule to be seen right away. They have been our vet since 2018 and we are very happy with their practice. Very nice caring staff. We are moving out of state and they gave us our pet’s full record including all the written notes from the doctors. Very good place to bring your dog for their health care needs.Bonnie T.Bonnie T. ★★★★★ I have used Mountainside Veterinary for over 40 years. Although staff and doctors may have changed, there quality of care remains the same.Barbara E R.Barbara E R. ★★★★★ I have taken my cats to Mountainside Veterinary Hospital since 1987. The staff and doctors are so friendly and very caring. As long as the practice is around, I will never take my fur babies anywhere else. Thanks for being so special!Linda G.Linda G. ★★★★★ We've been visiting this veterinary hospital for years because of their three C's: Care, Compassion, and Convenience 😀 Dr. Klein has been taking care of our cats all along, and we have always appreciated her patience and personal follow-up after each visit. Highly recommend!Jerry P.Jerry P. ★★★★★ We always get first class service at Mountainside Veterinary... Our dog, Bear loves the staff and attention he gets! I totally recommend them if you are looking for a Vet.John A.John A. ★★★★★ Dr. Mannes is incredibly compassionate and patient. Wonderful with my dogs. Highly recommend.Melissa DMelissa D ★★★★★ We love Dr Klein and the caring staff! We have 3 dogs and 5 cats that all receive care there.Elaine R.Elaine R. ★★★★★ Perfect in every way!China S.China S. ★★★★★ I was with another veterinarian office for 20 years and switched to Mountainside about a year ago and love it. It is clean, professional, they answer ALL my questions, and the staff from the front desk to the doctors and the techs are wonderful! They are on time… when I schedule an appointment I don’t have to wait 2 hours to be seen. The only thing I miss is they don’t have an ER and the hours are limited.Michelle V.Michelle V. ★★★★★ Staff very pleasant. Going to Mountainside for over 25 years.Barbara C.Barbara C. ★★★★★ Mountainside is the absolute best! I've been taking my animals there for over 40 years and have always received excellent care and their staff is top notch. Everyone is always so warm and friendly. It feels like home.Nikki B.Nikki B. ★★★★★ We have taken so many of our companion animals to Mountainside over the past number of years! The competent staff has cared for all of them with compassion and kindness. To us, our animals are 'family' and we don't hesitate to entrust them to the care of the staff at Mountainside.Linda B.Linda B. ★★★★★ We've used Mountainside for all of our pets through the years, and just a new puppy. They have great staff and docs, appointments are generally on time, the doctors are handling the COVID protocols great and even though you can't go in with your pet, they call during the appointment and take the time to answer all of my questions. Every person there is an obvious animal-lover! I'm very happy with my experience at Mountainside!Carol F.Carol F. ★★★★★ I had an excellent experience at Mountainside Vet with my 14-yr-old corgi mix. Dr Murray was gentle, reassuring and professional. He explained his diagnosis and answered all questions clearly and made helpful suggestions. The staff and facility are clean and well run. I would highly recommend.Patty B.Patty B. ★★★★★ Dr. Mannes is the best. I am very thankful for my dog .Tatyana K.Tatyana K. ★★★★★ We have had 3 dogs and a cat at Mountainside. The office is very well kept and the staff is pleasant. Dr Mannas is friendly, informative and most of all compassionate.Joan M.Joan M. ★★★★★ I have been taking my pets to Mountainside for over 40 years. I have nothing but good things to say about the care they provide and the genuine concern for the animals they treat. If there is an emergency, they will work you in if at all possible.I moved to Pennsylvania 25 years ago and decided to try a vet closer to where I lived. I QUICKLY decided it was worth the drive to a vet I trusted and have been going to Mountainside ever since.The staff is also great and knowledgeable.I would not hesitate to recommend Mountainside and have several times.Margaret T.Margaret T. ★★★★★ Superb care and caring over many years for our dogs.Scott R.Scott R. ★★★★★ My family has taken our pets to Mountainside since I was little to see Dr. Symonds. Two decades later, I continue to bring my cats to Mountainside for routine visits and last minute visits; the vets and staff are so incredibly compassionate and delightful.My husband and I currently have two cats-Zoe and Pippin (a dry/neuro FIP survivor, thanks largely to Dr. Vander Veen). We have PTSD from Pippin’s FIP journey, so whenever he exhibits abnormal symptoms-even if it’s kitty cold symptoms-we’re on high alert. This past week, we were able to schedule a same-day appointment for Pippin. When my husband called me, I felt so relieved Pippin was seen and treated by Dr. Mannes (he’s one of my favorite vets at Mountainside-so kind and vivacious!).I can’t thank those-past and present-at this practice enough. You’re all incredible human beings and we are so fortunate to have you care for our babies.Lindsey F.Lindsey F. ★★★★★ day before thanksgiving and we had a pretty sick dog! called them, got us in quickly and fixed her up. they were kind, compassionate and gave us peace of mind. After many years at Main Street(very corporate now) and Molesworth retiring, we switched to Mountainside and we are NOT sorry. Great vet. highly recommendJulie R.Julie R. ★★★★★ Dr ann vanderveen one of rhe best vets in baltimore. Smart caring wonderful vet. Wished she stayed in white marshBetty E.Betty E. ★★★★★ Dr Eidel is so kind and gentle with our pup. Our girl is very fearful and has some anxiety and Dr Eidel makes sure she is comfortable and takes things very slow. This makes a huge difference.Robin B.Robin B. ★★★★★ We have used Mountainside for our fur family since 2018. They have been with us through many ups and downs. Dr. Eidel is caring and compassionate- I cannot say enough good things about her! The entire staff is always kind and professional to us and our pets. The veterinary office itself is well kept and conveniently located.AlternativelyAlexAlternativelyAlex ★★★★★ i have been bringing my pets to mountainside for about 20 years. i am completely confident in the care that my dogs have received over the years, so much so that i drive 40 minutes, one way, just to get there. every aspect of their health has been thoroughly discussed with me during routine and not so routine visits. during not so routine visits with terminally ill pets and ones that require surgery, i’ve been given every option and have never once felt pressured toward the decision that is most costly. the doctors have given me sound guidance, suggestions and opinions that i trust and have given my dogs immense amounts of love, care and kindness. the staff always has the best interests of my dogs at the front of their minds. i’d never bring a pet to another vet clinic. thanks for being amazing.a M.a M. ★★★★★ Very caring staff. Great people.Charlotte C.Charlotte C. ★★★★★ We have been taking our dogs to Mountainside Veterinary Hospital for over 20 years! The professionalism and compassionate care is wonderful. You get what you pay for in life and your pet's well-being is certainly going to cost you some money. It's worth it though to entrust your animals care and on-going health needs to these highly qualified vets and their animal-loving, friendly vet technicians. We highly recommend this veterinary clinic. 🐶Speed R.Speed R. ★★★★★ Many nice and friendly people work here.Cody W.Cody W. ★★★★★ Everyone from the office staff to the doctors has been professional and compassionate. Our dog, Bailey, had lots of ailments, sometimes prompting us to call for a last minute appointment. They made every effort to get Bailey seen and let us know that they cared for him and his well-being. We always felt at ease knowing that they had his best interest at heart and truly cared for him the way we did.Unfortunately, our Bailey crossed over Rainbow Bridge this week, and Dr. Eidel helped us accept and realize when it was time to say goodbye. She was able to talk to us about a subject that is very hard to discuss, all the while, respecting our decisions and answering our questions.Thank you to the staff at Mountainside for loving our fur baby so that we could love him as long as possible! We don't know when we will get another fur baby, but when we do, we will return to Mountainside to begin our journey with a new friend!Ashley Y.Ashley Y. ★★★★★ It was our last visit for Jackson at Mountainside, as we move to South Florida. We will miss the entire staff and all of the doctors…Jackson saw most of them and loved going to visit. We hope we find an amazing practice like Mountainside, we will miss you all!Cathy B.Cathy B. ★★★★★ These guys are great!!! our dog loves going here, and all of our past dogs too!!!Robert H.Robert H. ★★★★★ I have been taking our pets to Mountainside Vet. Hospital since they first opened, forty some years ago. Obviously, I trust the Doctors' excellent care, expertise and compassion. I highly recommend this Animal Hospital!!!Denise F.Denise F. ★★★★★ I have had the pleasure of taking my furbabies to Mountainside for over two generations of our loving pets. We have never had to second guess treatments and both the doctors and staff have been extraordinarily professional. Taking on a vulnerable family member means being vigilant regarding their care. We could not work with a better office and are so grateful for the way in which they have assisted us from the joyous moment of their births through the heart wrenching sadness of having to say goodbye. This office is the main reason why we have felt ourselves able to say yes to adopting new furbabies. We are forever grateful for their partnership!Tana H.Tana H. ★★★★★ Friendly and efficient. Called that morning and got an appointment that afternoon.Also often use kennels very convenient.Paula W.Paula W. ★★★★★ Excellent customer service, friendly helpful staff, doctors are outstanding.Willy Make I.Willy Make I. ★★★★☆ Dr. Mannes is wonderful with my dogs.. he pays ATTENTION to them and is very hands on..he calls to make sure my dogs are doing well and if not he makes sure you bring them back in so they can be evaluated.....i love this VetHR H.HR H. ★★★★☆ Wealth of knowledge. Veryprofessional.Hours not always convenientcheryl M.cheryl M. ★★★★☆ Colossal! crab cakes with jumbo lump and lump...little to NO filler. Crab cakes are a little bigger than a baseball. Chesapeake Chicken very tasty!! We have enough leftovers for a nice lunch tomorrow. 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*To be respectful of the medical needs of our community, please call promptly if you are unable to attend your appointment. If you must cancel your scheduled appointment, we require that you call 24 hours in advance. Appointments are in high demand, and your timely cancelation will give another patient access to our medical care.

Our Services

We offer a comprehensive spectrum of quality medical services and contemporary treatments, including wellness and preventive care, in-house diagnostics and imaging, laser surgery, internal medicine, and endoscopy, among other care options. Whether you have an energetic new puppy who needs all their first vaccines or a mature cat who needs ongoing treatment for a chronic condition, our doctors can help!

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Super nice and helpful staff as well as unquestionably very knowledgeable doctors. Everyone is always asking how can I help you!

Judy T.

I have been taking our pets to Mountainside Vet. Hospital since they first opened, forty some years ago. Obviously, I trust the Doctors’ excellent care, expertise and compassion. I highly recommend this Animal Hospital!!!

Denise F.

Dr. Eidel is wise and provides excellent care and suggestions for my elderly dog. Many thanks!

Marianne H.

Mountainside Vet Hospital, the best!!! Wonderful care and service.

Knitting C.

The only place that I trust with my dogs. Dr. Eidel is fantastic. She has been my vet for over 13 years. Her compassion, professionalism, and dedication is evident very time I visit. A great practice.

Mary C.

Been taking my dogs to Dr. Mannes for 12 years. He’s an incredible vet! Knowledgeable, friendly and always takes the time to answer all my questions! Would highly recommend Mountainside.

Melissa D.