Dr. Elianne AmstaldenD.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 was7 years old at the time. Her mother’s love for animals led to the adoption of parakeets, a parrot, rabbits, cats, dogs, and retired racehorses. The visits from the veterinarian to their home was routine and when she needs an assistant Dr. Elianne was the one to volunteer. One day, one of the horses snagged his eyelid 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 veterinarian noticed 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 veterinarians before they graduate from 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 NYC with a major in chemistry and a 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’ssurgery 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 two dogs to be closer to friends and enjoy the balance between city and county life. In2011 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 three dogs Gaucho, Paprika and Denver.
Dr. Brendan MoulderD.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 theUniversity 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 SilageMicrobiology 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 LouisianaState 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 BethanyBeach area for a time, came back to his Baltimore roots and has been practicing in the North Baltimore area ever since. He joined BelvedereVeterinary 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), two young daughters (Evelynn and Adley- who you may see wandering around checking on the day’s hospitalized patients after preschool!) and their Golden Retriever (Daisy) and two cats (Bells and Giggsy). If he isn't at BVC, you can find him out on an adventure with his family, fishing at the Delaware beaches, or coaching his oldest daughter's soccer team.
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.
Dr. Lawrence Eden received his Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in AppliedZoology from Liverpool John Moores University, UK in 2001. He then attended veterinary school at The University of Pretoria, South Africa. After graduating with his Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2008, he spent five years practicing in Gaborone, Botswana in a mixed animal practice that focused primarily on companion animals but also included wildlife and exotics. Dr. Eden moved to the US and since attaining his AVMA ECFVGcertificate in 2015, has worked in a high-volume preventative care facility in Washington DC. He then moved to Baltimore and practiced in a mixed emergency facility for 4 years before joining Belvedere Veterinary Center.
Dr. Eden’s interests in veterinary medicine include soft tissue surgery, preventative care, and internal medicine. Dr. Eden resides in the city of Baltimore with his wife Chrissy and three dogs Molly, Betsy, and Tayla. In his free time he enjoys playing tennis, hiking, exploring his adopted country, and camping.
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.
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.
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 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.
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’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.
Alexus was born and raised in Baltimore and knew from a very early age she wanted to help animals in any and every way possible. At age 10 she was surprised with a Yellow Lab puppy named Abby who still remains her best friend.
Alexus plans to further her education to be a registered technician and then soon after specialize in her field of interest and use her emergency &urgent care experience to help grow her career.
Alexus enjoys going on walks with her fur baby Abby and having playdates. She is super excited to join our team and all the growth BVC has to offer her.
Ruthie is a Baltimore native who has an inherent reverence for all living beings. At 21 years old, she adopted her first pet, Neutral, a chow mix from Austin, Texas and through him, she found her first true love.
She became interested in being an active participant in animal welfare in2009, after reading about the rehabilitation of dogs who were mistreated and abused. That story inspired her to work directly with dogs providing positive interactions, excellent care and socialization. Since then, Ruthieworked in the animal care industry as the General Manager of several DogDaycare and Boarding Facilities in Baltimore.
In her spare time, Ruthie enjoys long-distance biking and hiking. She has recently completed an 1150-mile section of the Appalachian Trail. She also enjoys playing board games with her family as her cat, Shosh, supervises the fun.
She's very excited to join the team at Belvedere Veterinary Center.
Susan was born and raised in Baltimore Maryland and knew from a very young age that she wanted to work with animals. Susan's family always had several pets such as dogs, cats, guinea pigs, birds, and even a duck. One of Susan's favorite things to do as a child was to play with her collie Bo in a tent made from blankets on the back of the couch.
Susan has over 30 years of experience working with pets. She started in 1992 during high school as a kennel assistant. As soon as Susan graduated high school in 1994 she was working three part-time veterinary jobs. Susan did attend college and had planned to be a veterinarian. After getting married in 1997 and starting a family, she decided to return to school for Nursing. She completed her classes for nursing and realized that she missed veterinary medicine and returned to the field. Over the years Susan has worked for two veterinarian hospitals for ten years each and worked at two emergency animal hospitals.
Susan loves to read books and rescue animals. Susan now has five cats& two dogs. All of which have been rescued. Susan also loves to spend time with her husband Thomas of 25 years, two adult children, and five grandkids.
Christal was born & raised in Maryland. She grew up in the Glen Burnie area. After getting married in 2002, she moved to Baltimore. She knew from a very early age that she wanted to work with animals. She loves all kinds of animals. She grew up with cats, cockatiels, parakeets, bearded dragons, hamsters & pet rats. In her senior year of high school, she started out working at PetSmart.After she graduated high school, she worked at a kennel in Upper Marlboro for a while. She then worked at St. Agnes hospital as a patient escort for4 years. But she decided that she wanted to go back to working with animals. In 2002 she started working in the boarding kennel for a mixed practice animal hospital in Baltimore. While working in the kennel, she also was an assistant to the doctors & techs. After working in the kennel area for 15 years, she then decided to go to the overnight shift. She worked as an overnight assistant from 2017 until 2022. Working overnight, she helped to take care of the hospitalized patients, post-op patients &boarders that stayed overnight, as well as clean & stock the hospital. When Christal isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her husband of20 years & her 2 daughters, Samantha & Alexandra. She also enjoys watching movies & listening to music. She really loves musicals & likes to see shows with her mother & daughters. Christal & her family have a pit bull name jellybean, 2 cats named Ofelia & Zelda, 3 crested geckos, 1 gargoyle gecko,2 leopard geckos, and a guinea pig & a hamster. Christal is very excited to join the team at Belvedere Veterinary Center.
Karen started her career in the veterinary field 20 years ago and has not looked back. She resides in Harford County with her husband, Rich, and her two children Olivia and Clay. Karen also has fur children, Gidget the Dogue De Bordeaux, Grubert the Bullmastiff, and a cat named Olive. When Karen is not spending time with family, she enjoys reading. swimming and spending time outside.
Carrington was born and raised in Detroit. She currently attends MorganState University and is majoring in biology. From a very young age, she knew that she shared a special connection with animals and knew that she wanted to work with them. Her first job in the animal field was working as a kennel Technician when many companies had shut down due to COVID. There she learned how to provide care to small animals and gain knowledge on preventative medications. Carrington plans to become a veterinarian technician! At home she has 1 dog by the name of Kobe, he’s a naughty 6year old German Shepherd. Outside of work, Carrington is a full-time student-athlete that bowls for Morgan State