ABOUT USArnold Pet Station has been proud to serve our community since 1992. Meet the people that make our team so great and learn more about us!
Arnold Pet Station provides the highest quality veterinary care, along with peerless customer service. We are dedicated to making you and your treasured pet part of our family. Every member of our staff is an animal lover, and you can expect each of them to treat your furry friend with the same compassion and respect they show their own pets. We recognize that each pet patient and client is unique, and our approach to patient care reflects that understanding. While we use standard protocols as guides, our treatment recommendations are designed to fit each patient’s individual health care needs.
Meet Our Team
Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Arnold Pet Station! We’re very proud of how caring and knowledgable our staff is and invite you to get to know them. Please call us at 410-544-1130 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!
Dr. Lindsay Laird
Dr. Laird is locally raised and educated. Originally from Hagerstown Maryland, she earned her DVM from Virginia Tech in 2010 after undergraduate coursework at McDaniel (Western Maryland) College and several years in cancer immunology research at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.
Her professional interests include surgery, internal and emergency medicine. When she’s not busy helping pets, she enjoys time relaxing with her son and a Pit Bull mix named Rufus!
Dr. Jeanette Porteous
Dr. Porteous joins the team at Arnold Pet Station in February 2021. She has lived in Maryland for most of her life and is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park and Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Porteous’ love of animals was inspired by her favorite movie growing up, Dr. Dolittle – and so a career in veterinary medicine was a natural fit for her! Internal medicine, ultrasound diagnostics and behavioral medicine are a few of her specialty areas.
When not caring for the furry patients at Arnold Pet Station, Dr. Porteous enjoys agility and obedience training with her pups, Oscar the Weimaraner and Alice the French Bulldog.
Farewell to Dr. Leslie Carr
Dr. Carr, our former lead vet, wanted to be an animal doctor since high school. She picked up her passion working for a local veterinary clinic in her home state of Ohio. And in 1984, she earned her DVM from The Ohio State University. In 2011, she expanded her veterinary expertise with a certificate in Veterinary Spinal Therapy (also known as chiropractic medicine). She proved herself an accomplished surgeon and enjoyed getting to know her clients at a personal level. She is still in the area, caring for an assortment of pets: including sheep, chickens, dogs, and fish. She came to Arnold Pet Station in 1992 and retired in 2019, and we will all miss her compassionate animal care and wonderful presence at the practice.
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Lisa has been with the Arnold Pet Station since August, 2012. She is married with two grown sons, and when not at work loves loves hiking, camping, playing sports, and sewing. She also loves spending time with her large family of animals. Lisa owns a pair of Siamese cats, Koa & Kai, who are brothers. She also has a 28-year old African grey parrot. The most recent addition to her family is DeeDee, a mixed-breed rescue pup.
Lynn was our hospital manager for 17 years. Sadly Lynn left this world on November 17, 2014. We will miss her deeply and cherish her memory always.
At Arnold Pet Station, we specialize in providing state-of-the-art medical treatment for companion animals by using the latest in diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive health care, as well as routine treatment for every stage of your furry family member’s life. Our facility, designed with the comfort of you and your pet in mind, is fully equipped to handle all of your pet’s veterinary needs.
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Our Approach – Fear Free Veterinary Visits
Arnold Pet Station is proud to be a part of the Fear Free Veterinary initiative.
At Arnold Pet Station, we use aromatherapy, pheromone therapy, food therapy and when necessary, light anti-anxiety medications. Research has shown that the scents of Lavender and Camomile are calming to both humans and pets. We use these scents throughout the hospital.
We use pheromones to calm your pets. Upon arrival at the front desk, your cat will be wrapped in a blanket sprayed with Feliway, a synthetic pheromone similar to a pheromone cats use to mark their territory as safe and secure. When dogs arrive, they are offered a bandana sprayed with Adaptil, which is similar to the pheromone that mother dogs emit to their puppies to comfort them. We work hard to keep your pet’s time in the waiting room to a minimum. All of our exam rooms have pheromone diffusers.
We love to give treats! We have special treats for food allergic animals too. Our staff cares just as much about your pet’s emotional well-being as their physical well-being during their routine visits.
If we are still not successful in reducing your pets’ stress and anxiety to an acceptable level, we can use anti-anxiety medicines or reschedule at your convenience.