Meet Our Team

  • Dr. Elianne Amstalden
    D.V.M.

    Dr. Elianne Amstalden’s interest in becoming a veterinarian began when her family moved from Queens, NY to a small horse farm in Long Island. She was 7 years old at the time. Her mother’s love for animals led to the adoption of parakeets, a parrot, rabbits, cats, dogs and retired race horses. The visits from the veterinarian to their home was routine and when she needed an assistant Dr. Elianne was the one to volunteer. One day, one of the horses snagged his eye lid on a nail in the fence. While Dr. Elianne, a 7 year old girl, was holding the 16 hand horse for his stitches, she found herself experiencing a strange feeling and did not know what it was. The veterinary notices and asked her to sit down for a minute. She told Dr. Elianne that she was going to faint but that it was OK. It happens to all the veterinarians before they graduate vet school. This is was what sparked Dr. Elianne’s vision of becoming a veterinarian. Her passion for all animals, math and science enabled her to receive a bachelor's degree from NYU with a major in chemistry and minor in biology. She attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, completed her senior year at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in January 2001. Ironically, during Dr. Elianne’s surgery rotation, that same feeling of fainting came back but never to return again.

    In 2007 Dr. Elianne moved from Queens, NY to Baltimore with her husband and two dogs to be closer to friends and enjoy the balance between city and county life. In 2011 she became the proud founder and owner of Belvedere Veterinary Center and takes pride in her dedicated staff members who join BVC to learn, change and grow as individuals. With their love and passion for animals and people they strive to teach and guide all pet parents on how to communicate with their pets and care for them so they can be the best pet parents they can be.

    Dr. Elianne’s passion for surgery has since led her to travel to Peru and Cambodia as a board member of GeoVeterinary International veterinary teaching clinic. There she is able to share her passion and knowledge on how to tackle surgical complications and how to improve surgical skills with veterinarians in third world countries. This will help them succeed in their battle for population control in street dogs and cats in their own countries. For more information about this special organization, please visit www.geovets.org and follow them on facebook to see where their next trip to help change the world will be. Dr. Elianne’s other strong medical interests include preventative care, dermatology, ophthalmology and endocrinology. Dr. Elianne currently lives in the Hamilton area and enjoys reading, gardening, knitting, singing, traveling, birding and hiking with her husband Thomas and three dogs Gaucho, Paprika and Denver.

  • Dr. Brendan Moulder
    D.V.M.

    Dr. Moulder is a native of Baltimore. He began his education right across the street from BVC at the Govans Presbyterian Preschool. Later, he attended Loyola-Blakefield where he was taught the Jesuit principles of being a “man for others”. He has used these principles to help guide him to serve with and for others.

    After graduating from Loyola, Dr. Moulder continued his education at the University of Delaware where he had been awarded an athletic scholarship to play lacrosse for the Blue Hens. Following a spring filled with tough classes, long labs and grueling lacrosse practices, choices needed to be made. He made the difficult choice in his sophomore year to forego lacrosse to pursue his dream of becoming a veterinarian. Fortunately, he was selected for a work-study program on the University of Delaware Farm that not only defrayed the cost of school but also helped pave the way for his future. After three years of research in the Ruminant Nutrition and Silage Microbiology Lab, Dr. Moulder graduated with a degree in Animal Science.

    Dr. Moulder worked as a veterinary technician while he applied to veterinary schools and eventually chose to attend St. George’s University in Grenada. At St. Georges, he distinguished himself as President of the school’s Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) chapter for several years. During the summer between his 2nd and 3rd year, in conjunction with the University of Edinburgh (Scotland), Dr. Moulder was selected to travel to Kenya as part of a 'One Health, One Medicine” team comprised of human and veterinary medical professionals. The team’s work focused on developing comprehensive data on zoonotic disease transmission that could be used to help improve the health of both humans and animals. Dr. Moulder finished his veterinary education with a year at Louisiana State University where he did his clinical rotations and became a huge LSU fan (Geaux Tigers).

    Dr. Moulder returned home to Maryland and after practicing in the Bethany Beach area for a time, came back to his Baltimore roots and has been practicing in the North Baltimore area ever since. He joined Belvedere Veterinary Center in 2016. Dr. Moulder has a special interest in sporting/working dogs and dentistry but always enjoys the unique challenges presented by each patient.

    Dr. Moulder currently lives in Loch Raven Village with his lovely wife (Lane), young daughter (Evelynn- who you may see wandering around checking on the day’s hospitalized patients after preschool!) and their two dogs (Deacon and Daisy). If he isn’t at BVC, you can find him out on an adventure with his family. The Moulder family is expecting their second daughter this April!

  • Dr.
    Jamie Molinelli
    D.V.M.

    From an early age, Dr. Molinelli had a love for animals. She brought home many stray dogs, cats, and pigeons only to have her parents tell her to “take them back!”. Her true inspiration was her childhood veterinarian in downtown Washington, D.C.

    Dr. Molinelli graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. She received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986.

    After a short career in mixed animal practice, Dr. Molinelli found her first true calling veterinary emergency/critical care. She was a founding staff member of the Animal Emergency Center which is now the Pet+ER in Towson. Dr. Molinelli transitioned to private practice in 2000. Her focus has remained intensive care and internal medicine. To expand her horizons, Dr. Molinelli studied veterinary acupuncture at the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL in 2002. This changed her life, opening a whole new way to approach veterinary medicine. She became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist in 2008.

    Dr. Molinelli combines progressive western medicine and complimentary modalities, with an emphasis on Traditional Chinese Medicine. She believes this combination offers the most balanced veterinary care for her patients.

    Her practice philosophy is one of great client communication, dedicated animal care and enriching the human-animal bond.

    She currently resides in Middle River, MD. In her off time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking, boating, and spending time with pets, family, and friends.

  • Maria C.

    Maria was born and raised on her family’s dairy farm in Costa Rica. There she was surrounded by all kinds of animals from dogs, cats, parrots, chickens, rabbits, horses, goats, and of-course cows. Even wild animals like monkeys, sloths, iguanas, toucans and more freely visited the trees in Maria’s backyard.

    She was introduced to the field at an early age as her father is a large animal veterinary technician and her brother is a veterinarian back in Costa Rica. Maria has loved animals since she was a baby and often observed and assisted her brother and father in all kinds of treatments and procedures. 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 moved to Maryland a few years ago following love. In her free time she likes going for walks and hikes with her husband Nick and their black lab Mika, she also enjoys cooking and gardening with the strict supervision of Mika and Shelby Arthur, the cat. Maria loves being part of the BVC family and appreciates meeting and helping pets and pet parents.

  • Zach W.

    Zach’s love for animals stems from his early start on a small farm in Nowhere, NY. He felt a strong bond to every animal he met; domestic or wild. It was once said that “every animal that met Zach, bit Zach.”

    Knowing his life’s mission was to work with animals but not knowing where to start, he began searching for answers. Those answers were found when he watched a show on Animal Planet featuring a vet named Kevin Fitzgerald. His true love of animals and his aptitude for medicine opened Zach’s eye for the first time. Zach spent the rest of his schooling focusing on animals and science; he took 2 years of extra Animal Sciences in high school and was accepted early decision to several veterinarian technician programs in NY.

    Zach chose Alfred State, and spent his time there working on the college dairy farm, volunteering at shelters and reading every book on veterinary medicine he could find. After graduation Zach got his first vet med job working nights on a large dairy research center. He delivered hundreds of calves and treated even more adult cattle.

    Zach’s next journey began with his own horse farm and a new job in emergency medicine. His training in surgery and emergency medicine gave him the tools to grow and educate. Zach eventually left NY and moved to MD in 2017 where be brought compassion, dedication and work ethic shadowed by few.

  • Leah J

    Leah has always had a special connection with animals. Even as a baby Leah’s family had parakeets, chickens, cats, dogs, hermit crabs, frogs and fish as pets. 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 a degree in Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation. She return to Maryland and joined Belvedere Veterinary Center in 2019. Currently she has 3 cats, 2 chickens, 1 dog and 2 parakeets. In her free time, Leah enjoys being with her family and fur babies. 

  • Katrina S. S.

    Katrina was born and raised from an amazing family in Brooklyn, NY. As a child, Katrina was very outgoing and found herself joining many activities. From the basketball team, to the debate team, to the band choir, to the baseball team, Katrina took advantage of her many talents. 

    After competing in many states and winning the award for best debater of NY in her junior year of high school, Katrina ventured off to criminal justice. After 3 years of majoring in criminal psychology in college, she realized her true passion; animal care. Now, Katrina comes to work every day with her love and passion to help animals as best she can. 

    Outside of work, you can probably find Katrina at the gym or the dog park with her 4 legged siblings Teddy, Callie, and Max. She also enjoys reading books, shooting at the gun range, and taking flights and road trips by herself. Katrina is on the path to furthering her career as a veterinary associate and hopes to one day own an animal sanctuary for the homeless and neglected.

  • Paula

    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.

  • Kate Y.

    Kate began working with animals several years ago at a country-style dog kennel that was home to a residential group of Borzoi, or Russian Wolfhounds. This is where she became experienced as an animal handler and discovered her true passion for working with animals professionally. In addition to walking and feeding the dogs, she also became skilled at administering medication and utilizing fear-free training techniques. This ultimately provided the skills necessary to transition into the field of veterinary medicine. From there, she moved to a veterinary assistant position at a small animal wellness clinic. After two years of assisting in routine exams and surgical procedures, she then moved on to be a technician at a larger veterinary practice. Here she was able to expand her knowledge and skill in the field by transitioning to client representative. Kate’s always had a love for animals seeing as she’s housed cats, dogs, parakeets, tree frogs, hermit crabs, and even rats throughout her life although her home has somewhat mellowed seeing as she now just has two large dogs, Lucy and Rosalie. When she’s not at work or at home with the dogs, she enjoys hiking, camping, and practicing photography.

  • Rebecca Y.
    fear free

    Rebecca was born and raised in Baltimore and has been surrounded by animals since her very beginning. After a week of trying Mommy and Me play dates, her mom decided to take two-year-old Rebecca to the nearby horse farm instead. As soon as Rebecca stepped onto the farm, she found her love and passion for animals. Rebecca’s family now calls her “the zookeeper” due to the diverse types of pets she’s had, ranging from hedgehogs to sugar gliders! She was always able to persuade her parents to allow new pets in by saying “Well if I’m going to be a vet, I need to know how to take care of it!”Rebecca is a current student at the University of Rhode Island where she is studying animal science and swimming for their Division One swim team. She is very excited that the time has finally come where she can start applying to veterinary schools this summer! She dreams of someday joining the Veterinary Corps for the U.S Army. Rebecca is thrilled to be working at the Belvedere Veterinary Center and learn from its very experienced staff.

  • Kris H.

    Kris knew from a young age that he wanted to work with animals. Growing up with many dogs and cats, Kris started talking about working in the veterinary field during the 5th grade. He landed his first volunteer job at age 15, working for a busy clinic in Towson, Maryland. At age 21, Kris accepted his first job as a veterinary receptionist. Kris held that position for two years, all while developing a strong interest for joining the medical team. Kris eventually accepted his first position as a veterinary assistant at a very busy ER in Maryland. From there, he worked hard to learn everything he could on the job. It wasn't long before he became a lower level technician. From there, Kris quickly blossomed into a senior technician, dabbling in everything from preventative care, emergency medicine, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery and neurology.

    While there is no doubt that Kris is fond of working with our furry friends, he has also come to realize that the relationship between the staff and the client is just as important. After having to say goodbye to his oldest cat, Jazzy Girl, he suddenly realized that there was more to pet ownership and companionship than he had thought. From then, Kris had made it a personal mission to improve communications between the client and the medical team. He knows that a strong and positive relationship with the pet owner allows for even better care for the pet. Kris has even taken the time to sit and speak with clients about making the really tough decisions.

    When Kris isn't working, he can be found spending time with his partner and two bengals. Kris has also been a supporter of the performing arts and can be found singing, dancing and performing/teaching colorguard in his free time.

  • Madinah B.

    Madinah moved to the Baltimore area from South Carolina. She is the oldest of twelve children in her family. Every career day, Madinah would proudly dress up as a veterinarian, but her love for animals began when she got her first best friend at four years old who was her cat, Tyler. When she was ten, she got her first dog Midnight and even convinced her parents to take in a neighborhood stray as their own. 

    In her senior year of high school, she interned at an animal hospital, and from there attended Towson University for her Bachelors in AnimalBehavior.Why did Madinah get a degree in Animal Behavior? Well, her answer would be 'Because It's My Destiny'! Through college, she worked as a dog groomer and even got to intern at the National Aquarium in Baltimore working with the dolphins! 

    After graduating, she joined the BVC family in July 2020. She is determined to continue her education of animal health, as well as, educating others around her. Her love for the animals on this planet stretches far beyond what the eye can see, which is why she's currently working on getting a new fuzzy little friend of her own to love and cherish. 

    When Madinah is not at work she spends her free time teaching dance, painting, and enjoying all things Disney!

  • Ariana T.

    Ariana was born and raised in Baltimore. She has moved around a lot, but has always stayed in the Baltimore area. She currently resides in Baltimore County. Growing up, she always knew that she wanted to work with animals.She was always finding and helping stray animals with food and shelter ever since she can remember.

    Ariana first started in the Veterinary field in 2005 in a large Baltimore hospital as a kennel staff member. She worked in the kennel for 2 years and knew she wanted to continue her career on the client service side. She was then promoted to the client care position. After gaining experience and knowledge she was promoted to a supervisory position. Ariana has enjoyed teaching the importance of an excellent client experience, the human animal bond and the importance of being an advocate for the pet.

    Ariana loves to listen to music while she is not working. She also loves watching movies and reviewing them with her husband on their YouTube channel. Traveling to New York and catching a Broadway musical has to be her favorite thing in the world! Ariana has been married for 11 years to her amazing husband who she has known since elementary school. They have 2 dogs (Masn and Talia) and 4 cats (Tucci, Espn, Fudge and Sheldon Cooper). Ariana is very excited to join BVC and to develop relationships with all of our amazing clients and their pets!

  • Desiree J.

    Desiree’s love for animals started at 4 years old when her father placed her on the back of a horse for a 3-day trek through the Andes Mountains in Venezuela. Her childhood was full of these outdoor adventures in the various countries where her father was stationed during his career as a U.SDiplomat. Even though life led her towards an exciting 10-year career in the Army, Desiree knew that she had to find her way back to school to pursue her dream of becoming a DVM.

    Desiree’s career as a logistics officer in the U.S. Army took her to various duty stations in the South East of the U.S., Germany, Italy, and many other countries. She finally left active duty in January 2020 in order to concentrate on completing the pre-requisites for veterinary school. She chose to come to Baltimore because her parents settled here. Being close to family was a priority given the many years she spent on her own overseas. She is currently studying Biology at Towson University.

    Outside of work Desiree enjoys family time and running or hiking with her husky, Sadie. Sadie has traveled Europe and the United States with Desiree for the last six years! Sadie and Desiree hope to visit as many American national Parks as possible in the near future. So far, they’ve thoroughly explored Acadia, the Great Smoky Mountains, Mammoth Cave, and Shenandoah.



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