Dr. Elianne AmstaldenD.V.M.
Dr. Amstalden grew up in Long Island, New York. She got her B.A. in Biology at New York University in 1995 before attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts. She finished her senior clinical year at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in January 2001. In 2007 she moved to Baltimore, MD and opened Belvedere Veterinary Center in 2011. She is a member of AVMA, AAHA, and is USDA accredited. At Belvedere Veterinary Center she provides full service wellness, medical and surgical care, with an emphasis on nutrition, weight management, dermatology, soft tissue surgery, and ophthalmology. Dr. Amstalden loves to hike, sing, plant vegetables in her garden, and spend time with her friends and family. She currently lives in Baltimore City with her husband and rescued dogs, Paprika and Gaucho.
Dr. Brendan MoulderD.V.M.
Dr. Moulder grew up in Baltimore and attended Loyola Blakefield High School. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Delaware. After working as a veterinary technician for several years, he ventured off to St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada. After which, Dr Moulder completed his clinical course work at Louisiana State University. He returned to the east coast and following a short time practicing on the Eastern Shore, has been practicing small animal medicine in the North Baltimore area ever since. He joined Belvedere Veterinary Center in December of 2016. He enjoys working with all patients and clients, but has an interest in sporting/working dogs. If not at work, he can usually be found out on the water or on an adventure with his family. He currently lives in Loch Raven Village with his lovely wife and their 2 dogs, Deacon and Daisy. Dr. Moulder and his wife recently welcomed a beautiful daughter, Evelynn, to their family.
Little is known about Bandida's kitten days. She met Dr. Amstalden when she was surrendered by her owners after needing major surgery. After performing the surgery, Dr. Amstalden heard they were going to bring her to the MD SPCA, and she knew that she had found her perfect hospital cat. After 6 months of living in a different hospital, Bandida finally arrived at her new home, Belvedere Veternary Center, when it opened in 2011. Bandida can often be found greeting visitors in our lobby. In her spare time, she likes napping on computers, lounging in her cat tree, and singing songs to all of the staff
Maria was born and raised on a farm in Costa Rica. She had a few close relatives who were Veterinarians, meaning she was introduced to the field at an early age. She moved to Baltimore City a couple of years ago, and in her free time she enjoys going for walks and hikes with her husband and their black lab Mika. Maria has loved animals since she was a baby and often assisted her brother who was a Veterinarian. It didn’t take long before Maria realized that she wanted to learn more about veterinary medicine, so she could continue to help animals for the rest of her life. Maria loves being part of the BVC family and enjoys having Bandida's company everyday while working.
Zach recently moved to Baltimore from Ithica, NY where he received an Associates from Alfred State College in Veterinary Technology and became licensed veterinary technician. He began his career in Ithaca as a Dairy Herd Health Technician and transitioned to small animal medicine. Two years ago he became a technician in emergency medicine and surgery. He currently lives in the Baltimore area with his girlfriend Kelly and my 2 cats, Tony and Scout. He has a true passion for the outdoors and especially loves hunting, fishing, camping and exploring everything that the Baltimore area has to offer.
Danielle was born in South Dakota and moved around a lot as a small child until her family settled in Maryland when she was 5. Born from parents who love the environment, Danielle knew from a young age that she would follow the same path. She graduated from Frostburg State University in 2016 with a Bachelors in Wildlife Management. Danielle is now pursuing studies in animal behavior and veterinary health, and is looking forward to seeing where Belvedere takes her in her career path. Currently, Danielle lives in Cockeysville with her boyfriend, and is on the search for a new furry companion to add to the family.
Rusty was born and raised in Frederick, MD. His dream as a young child was to own his own pet store. He moved to Towson in 2004 to attend Towson University. After taking some time off, he finally graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Sociology. Rusty met his wife while working in the retail environment and they married in 2011. Rusty and his wife have 3 children, as well as a German Shepherd/Boxer mix named Duffy and an Orange Tabby named Pete. In the past, Rusty has owned and operated a dog walking service. His favorite thing to do is spend time with his family and play video games on his video game system collection.
Growing up in Maryland, Dr. Challberg loved animals from a very early age. She started riding horses at the age of 9 and spent many an hour trying to teach the family dog how to do agility courses so that she could be more like a pony performing show jumping courses. When she was 15 years old, she began riding around with her horse’s veterinarian, Dr. Will Engel. It was in his truck that Dr.Challberg realized her true calling-becoming a veterinarian.
Dr. Challberg felt the call of the West and spent her young adult years in Portland, Oregon at Lewis and Clark College. After an amazing five years in the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Challberg moved back east for veterinary school at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She was able to integrate both her love of traveling and of veterinary medicine into one great trip to India. Shes pent one month in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, learning about veterinary medicine in a different part of the world.
After graduation in 2011, Dr. Challberg came back to her roots and started her veterinary career at Ridgeview Vet Practice with her mentor, Dr. Will Engel. She enjoyed her time in equine practice, but after a horse-riding accident, re-evaluated her priorities, and decided to give the small animal practice a try at Muddy Branch Version 2013. Fortuitously, she absolutely loved small animal medicine and surgery and was thrilled to become fully certified in veterinary acupuncture in 2017.
Acupuncture combines many of Dr. Challberg’s interests, including pain prevention and management and geriatric medicine. Volunteer work is another area about which Dr. Challberg is particularly passionate. She traveled to San Carlos, AZ with Rural Area Veterinary Services (RAVS) while in veterinary school, and more recently has spent time in Ecuador and Peru caring for and spaying/neutering pets with World Vets.
Dr. Challberg joined Belvedere Veterinary Center in 2019. Her veterinary interests are wide-ranging, but she is particularly excited about preventative care, multimodal pain management, geriatric medicine, and dentistry. Dr. Challberg lives with her husband, John, and dog, Violet outside of the city. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, running, hiking, and all other varieties of outdoor activities.
Leah always had a special connection with animals, when she was born her family had 12 cats! Throughout her life, Leah has had parakeets, chickens, cats, dogs, hermit crabs, frogs and fish as pets. In 2016, she started working at Barks and Blooms as a dog walker/pet sitter. Originally attending college for Psychology, she realized her passion for animals could lead to a career and switched to Canisius College in Buffalo, NY to pursue their Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation major.
Leah realized that Animal Behavior was something she was interested in, but did not entirely agree with Canisius's view of animals and decided to return to Maryland and Barks and Blooms to be a dog walker/pet sitter full time. Eager to advance her animal career and find the right niche for her, she briefly worked at Reisterstown Pet Resort and Spa as an Overnight Kennel Technician and has done working interviews at two humane societies, and Best Friends Animal Society's Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah (the Cat World section). She loved the sanctuary and knew her end goal was to run an animal sanctuary of her own in the future.
Continuing with cats, Leah began working at Cat Sense Feline Hospital in Bel Air, MD in May 2019, and stayed there 6 months taking care of their feline boarding guests until she landed the position of Patient Representative at Belvedere Veterinary Center.
Currently she has 3 cats, 2 chickens, 1 dog and 2 parakeets.
Kintaro is from Baltimore, MD and has been in the veterinary field for the past 7 years. Ever since he was young he took an interest in animals and had a passion for caring for animals. Even though he wanted to become an animal control officer in his younger years, he decided it would be best to provide the best quality care for pets. Kin started in a veterinary internship program in his 11th grade year of high school which was designed to see if people would enjoy the field and to gauge how much interns could learn. During that internship he gained a lot of hands-on experience and was actually hired at the internship site. Kin started off working in the kennels cleaning cages and then had the opportunity to come out of kennels to help in the treatment rooms. Kin excels in the treatment rooms with the pets, and has a great love for the work that he does.
Katrina was born and raised from a great family in Brooklyn, NY. As a child, Katrina knew she wanted a career in the veterinary field. She started small by walking dogs, babysitting, and selling pet retail products. She later moved to Baltimore, MD at 17. From there, Katrina ventured off into the veterinary field. She has 2 pups named Teddy and Callie, who are known as her baby brother and sister. Katrina loves her job and staff here at Belvedere Veterinary Center, and hopes to one day further her career as a Veterinary Associate.
Lana grew up in Jersey City, NJ. She has a BA in Environmental Studies from Drew University, and is currently pursuing a degree in veterinary technology. Lana has worked with animals since 2014, and is particularly interested in wildlife rehabilitation. In her free time, Lana enjoys camping, painting, and reading. She currently lives in Baltimore with her partner, as well as her red eared slider, Stella.
Paula was born and raised Maryland. Since she was a little girl she was interested in animals and her parents allowed her to indulge herself with having many throughout her younger years. Every time they would take their pets to their veterinary office, Paula dreamed of working in one. She is currently living in Baltimore, in her first town home with her fiancé and fur baby Lionel, the cat. She just started at Belvedere Veterinary Hospital as a Client Representative and is super excited to see where the veterinary field might take her in the future.
Holly was born and raised in Maryland, she also grew up with a love for animals. Holly started volunteering at a horse farm in middle school, helping around the farm which included hands on help with the animals. While volunteering at the horse farm, she assisted with equine therapy for children with autism. She started working in the veterinary field in 2017. Over the years her passion for animals has grown more and more. Holly currently has 2 pets Boh the cat and Brinx the dog.
Elizabeth grew up in the mountains of Pennsylvania, where she spent several years volunteering at a local farm; working with a wide variety of animals, and special needs children. At home, she grew up with dogs, chickens, fish, and reptiles of all kinds. Elizabeth worked for several years in a salon before deciding to get back to her roots & work with animals again. Having only lived in downtown Baltimore since October of 2018, Elizabeth & her husband enjoy exploring the city & playing with their cat, Marceline.