Veterinarian - Glen Burnie
(410) 766-1500
(410) 761-2300
408 N.Crain Hwy
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Our Staff

Selecting a care provider for your pet is a major decision. To help,ß we offer this informative page about our experienced staff.


Dr. A. Shah, DVM

Dr. Shah has been practicing Veterinarian medicine since 1982. He graduated from Agriculture University Faisalabad, Pakistan in December of 1982. After coming to the USA, he successfully completed American Veterinarian Medical Association Certification Program for foreign veterinary graduates. He completed his internship at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Shah has been performing laser surgery since 2001. He is a member of the American Veterinarian Medical Association as well as the Greater Baltimore Medical Association. He has special interests in avain and exotic pets. Dr. Shah loves the company of Bob and Simba, his two feline family members.


Dr. H. A. Pooya, DVM

Dr. Pooya is a Orthopedic & Soft Tissue Mobile Surgery and is now available to perform orthopedic and soft tissue surgical case consultations, diagnostics, and surgeries, as well as postoperative care & long-term management of patients.

Dr. Pooya recently returned to MD, where he was born & raised, after 16 years of education & training across the nation, including nearly six years of post-doctorate specialty surgical training. In addition to performing surgery, his training also involved the process of seeing surgical appointments, doing surgical consultations for other veterinarians, and scheduling follow-up visits postoperatively to help ensure the desired surgical outcome and optimal benefits for your pet.

Having graduated from the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine as a member of Phi Zeta (the National Veterinary Honor Society) in 1999, he then completed a small animal internship at Cornell University's Hospital for Animals and a one-year surgical internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Jacksonville, FL. He has authored numerous publications in various veterinary journals, many of which have been presented at international surgical conferences. The bulk of this work stemmed from the orthopedic fellowship he completed at the J.D. Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Laboratory at U.C. Davis in CA. Dr. Pooya obtained 30 months of surgical residency training at both U.C. Davis and a large specialty referral practice in nearby San Leandro, CA.

Offered Services Include:

  • Cruciate Ligament Repair: TPLO-certified
  • Fracture Stabilization & Joint Surgery
  • Complimentary Radiograph (‘X-ray’) Evaluation/Interpretation
  • Exploratory Abdominal & Gastrointestinal (‘GI’) Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology (cancer)
  • Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery (large skin wounds/defects)
  • Cardio-thoracic Surgery (heart & lungs)
  • Neurosurgery (‘slipped discs’)
  • Urogenital Surgery (kidney, bladder & genital conditions)
  • Comprehensive Orthopedic Evaluations & ‘Neuro’ exams
  • Detailed, Easy-to-Follow Discharge & Aftercare Instructions Provided


Debbie Eicher
Office Manager since 1978

Pam Johnson

Online Service Manager,semi retired, Hospital Manager 3/1988 to 12/2007



Shannon Cullison
Receptionist/Technician since 5/2000

Marie Pika
Receptionist since 9/2005

Edith Cartzendafner
Receptionist since 5/2000

Linda Clay

Receptionist since 3/1992



Wendy Nibeck
Veteranarian Technician, recently started working at GBAH as tech assistant. She lives in Glen Burnie with her family including birds and a rabbit.

Ashley Thomas
Veteranarian Technician since 4/2011, lives in Pasadena with her husband, 2 children + her cat Kitters and dog Yogo Cereal.

Andrienne Parkinson

Ultrasound Technician

Tabrina Johnson

She has been with GBAH since Jan. of 2010. She lives in Millersville with her parents and her cat Clementine.

Joanna Kaufman
She has been working as a tech since Aug. of 2010. She lives in Glen Burnie with her 3 dogs and 5 cats.