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Meet our Experienced Team of Veterinary Professionals
Dr. Milad GendiDVM
Dr. Gendi graduated in 2005. He and his family moved to Maryland in 2010 and he became Severn River Animal Hospital’s Medical Director in 2019.
Dr. Gendi treats all four-legged family members as if they were his own. His compassion underscores why he is part of the healing community. As a Fear Free Certified veterinarian, he seeks to reduce stress, anxiety, and fear in your pets and is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care. Because the hospital is fully equipped with the latest medical technology, he is ready to meet the entire spectrum of your pets’ needs including preventative care, pain management, dentistry and surgeries.
He is committed to the highest standards of veterinary medicine and is a member of thefollowing organizations:
· (AVMA) American Veterinary Medical Association
· (GBVMA) Greater Baltimore Veterinary Medical Association
· (AACVMA) Anne Arundel County Veterinary Medical Association
· (AAHA) American Animal Hospital Association
· (AAFP)American Association of Feline Practitioners
· USDA Accredited Veterinarian
Dr. Lee LianidesDVM
Dr. Lianides is a graduate of Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts. She moved to Maryland in 2000 and provided relief veterinary services as the president of Maritime Veterinary Associates. She is the past owner of Severn River Animal Hospital and is proud to have led her team to achieve accreditation from AAHA for the hospital in 2014.
Dr. Lianides’ areas of special interest beyond general medicine include dentistry, pain management both acute and chronic, and dermatology. She especially enjoys the “senior” pets and keeping them healthy and happy as they age. She takes pride in finding the diagnosis and formulating the treatment plan that includes the owner as part of the decision making process. When the situation calls for more advanced procedures she will refer the patients to the appropriate specialist. She believes in treating each patient individually and following a comprehensive lifetime plan. She studies each patient and offers very high standards of care.
Outside interests include boating, sailing (blue water whenever possible!), travel, and relaxing with friends or a good book. You can see her jogging the streets of Annapolis with her rescued German Shorthaired Pointers.
Doctor Lianides regularly attends continuing education conferences. She is past president and member of the Ann Arundel Veterinary Medical Association, member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association.
New to the veterinary profession, Mary is the wife of Dr. Gendi and works alongside him as the office manager of the practice. Mary has been a human medicine pharmacist since 2006 and plans to become certified as a veterinary pharmacist in the near future.
When she is not here or at her part-time pharmacy job, Mary can be found spending time with her and Dr. Gendi’s two children, Jeramiah and Gianna.
Destinee has been in the animal care profession since 2005 after her service in the U.S. Air Force ended. Originally from Georgia, she now lives here in Severna Park with her son, Jarrod. She has two dogs, Kaylee and Jazz, and one cat named Sampson. Destinee says she can't imagine not working in the veterinary career field and dreams of becoming a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager someday. When she's not working, she can be found at home curled up with her pets and reading a good book.
An avid lover of animals, Hannah recently joined the team to gain experience working in a veterinary setting. She is currently a senior in high school and spends her time showering her dog, Lucky, and cat, Thomas, with love and attention. After high school, Hannah plans on attending college to become a veterinarian or therapist.
Beth has been in the animal care profession since 2001. She currently lives in Glen Burnie with her husband. She has a dog named Lucy and a cat named Nala. Beth has seven grandchildren that she loves to spoil, and travels often to see her family.
Jennifer has been in the animal care profession since 1995 after her service in the U.S. Army. She currently lives in Glen Burnie with her husband and two cats, Jinx and Lil' Hound. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband outside by their fire pit.
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What Our Clients Say About Us
I'd like to thank Severn River Animal Hospital for the surgery they did on my cat Franklin G. The staff and Doctor where very knowledgeable and Friendly.They truly care about Franklin's Welfare. Severn River Animal Hospital is the best Animal Hospital around.
My dog, Lexi, has been a patient at Severn River for 7 years. Today was our first visit with Dr. Gendi and I was very pleased! Dr. Gendi treated my Lexi as his own. He is super friendly, attentive, and took the time to address my concerns. The office was clean and modern and the staff were great! I will continue to take Lexi to Dr. Gendi in the future.
We have been taking our cat Allison to Severn River Animal Hospital for many years now. Today was her first visit with Dr Gendi. He was very gentle with Allison and very thorough. I was very impressed with his kindness and sense of humor. If you are looking for a vet in the Severna Park area I would highly recommend him and the staff has always been amazing. Thank you for all for the great service and care you have given to Alison over the years. She is always calm and relaxed when she goes for her shots and exams, today was no different. Thank you Doctor Gendi.
We were really pleased with the excellent and compassionate care that our 16 year old cat received from Dr Gendi who recently joined Dr Leanidas at Severn River Animal Hospital. Like her, he performed a thorough exam, explained his findings, made his recommendations, and provided us in advance with a cost estimate. Cat care and talking with us could not have been better! These are compassionate, excellent vets!
Dr. Gendi and the rest of the staff at Severn River Animal Hospital are absolutely wonderful! Dr. Gendi is extremely thorough during all appointments and is willing to answer any and all questions you may have. He truly treats each pet as his own! The office is extremely efficient when it comes to answering calls, scheduling appointments and they even follow-up with a phone call the next day after seeing your pet to ensure all is well. I would recommend any pet parent to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gendi, great practice and a even greater vet!
Dr. Gendi takes time to explain everything to you, which I love! He explains all of the options and lets you make an informed decision. The best!
This is the best vet I have been to in years they have earned my business. I highly recommend.
Dr. Gendi and the staff here are beyond professional. They make you feel at home and your pet as well. I have a 3.5 year old Siberian husky as well as a terrier mix! We switched over to this vet and we had both our dogs looked at! We had quick results as to what the Husky was dealing with, medication the same day, and a neuter scheduled within a week! The surgery went well and my lovely dog was taken care of very well! I highly recommend coming here as it feels like home. They dogs also were very comfortable with the doctor as he showed them a ton of love first! You can tell he is truly a animal person and will take care of your pet!
Dr Gendi is awesome vet. Facility is great. He treated our pets as if they are his babies. Very concerning and of course very knowledgeable in his field.
Besides he is reasonable vs others in this business. I recommend him completely.
Took my dog to Severn River today for the first time and they were great! Having just recently moved to the area I didn’t know where to go when Max started having allergies. They were very thorough, made sure I didn’t have any questions or concerns. They were all so friendly and it was a pleasant experience! Max is on his way to enjoying the outdoors again! Thanks Severn River Staff!
Dr Gendi and his staff are above and beyond all expectations. They are honest and caring. The expertise shown throughout my experience there was phenomenal. Dr. Gendi went over everything and payed attention to every detail regarding my cats health and tests. He was able to determine the problem and performed surgery for my dearest fur friend.
My cat is currently healing and having a great recovery. The staff has been in contact to make sure everything is ok and has been more than welcoming of questions! Very close-knit, concerned group that would love nothing more than to help.
I cannot thank Dr Gendi enough for all that he has done for me and I look forward to out future visits!
I will recommend this clinic to anyone who is searching for someone to care as strongly as they do about their pets.
My 13 year old beagle, Lucky, was cared for by Dr. Gendi. We took him in for a routine health exam and Dr. Gendi was concerned about the health of his teeth. I recently lost my husband and money is tight. Dr. Gendi took care of my dog and did major dental work at a more than reasonable price. His concern was making my Lucky comfortable. He and his staff are amazing and treated our boy like family. Thank you all!!!!
Great place very friendly and prices are good.
Great vets! Dr. Gendi and Dr. Lianides top notch smart. Staff is wonderful. Dr. Gendi only used 35 minutes of anesthesia for teeth cleaning and cracked tooth extraction on my border collie Sandy and went over the xrays before and after. Accurate estimate in advance. Dr. Lianides is keeping Sandy active with her arthritis. I am a physician, and their expertise is reassuring. Family friendly.
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Gendi. My elderly 5 lb.dog was just in for a dental cleaning and extractions. Dr. Gendi went above and beyond in his care of Madigan and in taking the time to explain everything that he did to address her dental issues. He definitely is most concerned about the welfare of animals. Great doctor and wonderful staff!
Dr. Gendi is now owner of Severn River Animal Hospital. My son's friend's mom told us about him a year ago when we were wanting to adopt a dog, and when he moved to Severn River we followed his practice. The price is reasonable there and the care is excellent!
He always listens to my (many) concerns about my dog (I'm a first time dog-mom) and is always polite and welcoming even when my little kids tag along and want to talk his ears off. We have some separation/noise-anxiety issues with my dog, and Dr. Gendi was very helpful in finding an Rx that suits my dog and doesn't change his personality. He even took time to look up a medication I was ordering online through what may have been an Asian webcompany to make sure the medicine was the real deal.
BTW, I've called a lot of veterinary clinics and this is the only one that I remember being SO NICE to schedule with, not impatient like everywhere else. I think the receptionist's name was Beth. I even had to call her back to ask for directions when my GPS messed up and she didn't make me feel stupid, but said call again if I needed.
Destiny (I think that was her name) the vet. assistant was SO nice and calm, and when I didn't remember what shots my dog was due for, she looked through my dog's paperwork and found out before the front desk at Banfield was able to call me back about that as I'd called and asked them earlier that morning.
I actually drive 15-20 minutes here--it's worth it in my book.
(As an aside, this clinic's rooms has kid tables and chalk walls and coloring stuff for kids who accompany their pets. Their waiting room also has some munchies, so that's nice, but we had no wait. Altogether does put people at ease; love the personal touches!)
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