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Meet Our Staff

Veterinarians

Dr. Barbara Eidel

Barbara Eidel

Dr. Barbara Eidel is a 1985 graduate of the Purdue University school of Veterinary Medicine.  She has been in small animal practice in the Reisterstown area since 1987. Dr. Eidel has special interests in internal medicine, especially endocrinology, oncology, as well as puppy and kitten health and behavior.  The key to optimal pet health, in her opinion, is through owner education and close communication about medical problems. Dr. Eidel is dedicated to providing compassionate, high quality care to all animals along with the "team" at Mountainside Veterinary Hospital.  Dr. Eidel became a part owner of Mountainside Veterinary Hospital in 2006 and became a 50% partner with Dr. Mannes in 2016.

She believes you can never have too many cats, or enough training for your dogs! She lives in Westminster with her husband, two daughters, 10 cats, 2 Border Collies, 3 horses, and 12 chickens. When not at work, she enjoys riding horses, gardening, artwork, and spending time with her family. 

Dr. Melanie Klein

Melanie Klein

Dr. Melanie Klein was born and raised in Owings Mills, MD. Growing up in a family of animal lovers, she has always loved having pets and caring for animals. She received a B.S. in Animal Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2008. She then attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2012 after completing her final year of school at Texas A&M University. After graduation, Dr. Klein completed a year-long rotating internship at Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral in Bowie, MD., where she worked closely with specialist and emergency veterinarians. She joined our practice in July 2013, and loves being part of the Mountainside team. She has a special interest in emergency and critical care as well as surgery. She currently lives in Laurel, MD. with her husband, daughter ,2 dogs, and 2 cats.

Dr. David Mannes

David Mannes

Dr. David Mannes attended undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland at College Park where he completed his studies with a Bachelor of Science degree in the field of Biological Sciences.  He graduated with honors from Ross University, school of Veterinary Medicine in September 1993. David also had additional training at Oklahoma State University and performed a year-long internship type program at Purdue University in Indiana.  Dr. Mannes has a special interest in the area of cardiology and surgery. David joined Mountainside Veterinary Hospital in April 1995. He became a part owner in 2007, and became a 50% partner with Dr. Eidel in 2016. He was raised in the Baltimore area and has been practicing small animal and exotic medicine since 1995. David currently resides in Owings Mills, a suburb of Baltimore.

Dr. Jennifer Starlings

Jennifer Starlings

Dr. Jennifer Starlings is a 2006 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the Mountainside family as a new grad and has been here ever since. Raised in Reisterstown, she attended St. Paul's high school and then called Blacksburg, VA home for eight years; it was there that she earned her BS in animal science and DVM degree. Throughout her life, Jen has enjoyed the companionship of cats, and as such, is particularly interested in feline medicine. She currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband and eight-year-old daughter. Her free time is spent caring for the many rescue animals she has acquired over the years.

Dr. Ann Vander Veen

Ann Vander Veen

Dr. Ann Vander Veen is originally from the Midwest and graduated from Purdue University in 1984. After working for 3 years in Chicago, she got tired of city living and decided to try the east coast horses.  She joined Pulaski Veterinary Clinic in 1987, fell in love with the Baltimore area and never left! She is a successful veterinary business owner and is a great addition to the Mountainside family.

Dr. Vander Veen lives with her husband and a rescued black lab named Grissom. She is an avid equestrian.

Areas of interest: Has always been animals, especially anything horse related...also flower gardening, music, football, photography.

Areas of Interests in Vet Medicine: Internal medicine cases, pediatrics, behavior and soft tissue surgery.

Strong skills: Good listener, compassionate, and observant of human and animal behavior.

When did you want to become a Veterinarian? 

”I always wanted to be a vet as far back as I can remember!”