Essex Middle River Veterinary Center

Essex Middle River Veterinary Center is a full-service companion animal hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.  It is our mission to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet, in a professional manner, with deep respect for the human-animal bond.

We are proud to have served the greater Baltimore area for over 50 years. Our legacy derives from our commitment to the well-being of our patients and the concerns of our clients.

Formerly known as Essex Dog & Cat Hospital, the Essex Middle River Veterinary Center changed its name in 2007 to better reflect our comprehensive approach to medicine, state of the art hospital, and new geographic location between Essex and Middle River.


 

  • Mon-Thu: 7:30AM-8:00PM
  • Fri: 8:30AM-6:00PM
  • Sat: 7:30AM-1:00PM
  • After Hours Emergency
  • Pet ER (410) 252-8387
  • Dr. Joseph C. Zulty

    Dr. Zulty, Chief Medical Officer of Essex Middle River Veterinary Center was born and raised in Baltimore.  He performed his undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County earning a Bachelor's degree in molecular biology.  He received his DVM degree, graduating Cum Laude, from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He ultimately completed a residency in comparative medicine at the University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Medicine.

    He shares his home with his wife, his youngest child and two dogs, Scout, and Puma - the three-legged dog from Peru. When not at work he's running the road and trails locally, snowboarding, or volunteering in Latin America or Southeast Asia with GeoVeterinary International, Inc. (www.geovets.org).
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1987
    Education:
    University of Maryland;The Ohio State University
  • Dr. Anne Hicks

    Dr. Hicks is from Cambridge, Maryland.  She attended Western Maryland College earning a Bachelor's degree in chemistry. She received her DVM from the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Virginia.  

    She shares her home with her husband and two children. They have a Westie, Coco; one cat, Mr. K and six chickens.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1990
    Education:
    Western Maryland College; Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. Ryan Ashkon Beizavi

    Dr. Beizavi grew up in upstate New York in the finger lakes region. He graduated from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, in 2007 with a B.A. degree in Biology. He then attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, finishing his final clinical year at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. His interests include diagnostic imaging, geriatric care, and dermatology. 

    Dr. Beizavi has two cats and a dog, that was rescued. He spends his free time working out, golfing, kayaking and playing online games with friends.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Education:
    St. John Fisher College, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. Heather Preston

    Dr. Preston is originally from Anne Arundel County. She graduated from University of Maryland College Park with a bachelors degree in Animal Science. She received her DVM degree from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

    She is happy to be back in the Baltimore area. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with friends, rooting for the Terps and Buckeyes, doing yoga and being terrorized by her cat, Penguin.
    Education:
    University of Maryland, College Park, The University of Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. Matthew Cross

    Dr. Matthew Cross was born and raised in Baltimore.  He performed his undergraduate studies at the West Virginia University earning a Bachelor's degree in animal nutritional science.  He received his DVM degree from St. George's University College of Veterinary Medicine in Granada. He completed his clinical year of training at Louisiana State University.

    Dr. Cross has a cat and a dog, that were rescued. He spends his free time fishing, boating, hanging with friends, and watching the Baltimore Ravens win.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Education:
    West Virginia University, St. George's University College of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University
  • Managerial Staff

    Tanya Andrews  Practice Manager
    Debbie Keen  Accounts Manager
    Jennifer Myers  Client Care Manager
  • Client Care Representatives

    Sara Baker - Client Care Supervisor
    Lindsay Orwig
    Carrie Frazier
    Rita Bent
    Erica Strimple

                                                
  • Veterinary Technicians

    Lauren Nail, RVT
    Kirsten Cosner
    Marcus Stader
    Michelle Laughrige
    Jessica Peterson
    Bridget White


  • Veterinary Assistants

    Sabrina Lindemon
    Summer Scott
    Devyn Ranere
    Sarah Johnson
    Polly Smith
    Meredith Ziolkowski
                                               Juliette German