Emergency Animal Hospital

10270 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042




Our Doctors 


We have the best doctors in the area. Our doctors rotate schedules to cover shifts and there is always a doctor on duty during business hours. Their goal is to provide you and your pet with compassionate care. We offer diagnostic and treatment options tailored for each individual patient and family developed in conjunction with the family’s needs.


Dr. Frey

Dr. Taylor Frey

Medical Director


Dr. Frey grew up just outside of Philadelphia PA but moved around a little bit throughout her college years. She has lived in Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Dr. Frey recalls always wanting to be a veterinarian for as long as she can remember, and she never recalls considering any other profession. She graduated from The Ohio State for undergrad with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology. She got her DVM from the University of Tennessee and then completed a small animal rotating internship at a specialty hospital in Nashville. Throughout vet school Dr. Frey focused on zoo and exotic animal medicine, and she has had the amazing opportunity to work at a few different zoo’s as well as travel abroad for work. It is because of these experiences that she has a strong passion for exotic animal medicine and being able to provide general and emergency care to all kinds of pets. Throughout her life she has had pet guinea pigs, rats, birds and rabbits and she currently has a dog, a snake and foster rabbits. Dr. Frey is pretty easy to identify at work as her hair is always a bright color but that color does change on a regular basis to keep it fun and exciting! When Dr. Frey is not at work you can find her throwing some axes (she is in a competitive league), snowboarding, traveling and just spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Hughes

Dr. Rachel Hughes


Dr. Rachel Hughes grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland. After receiving her bachelor's degree in biology from University of North Carolina- Wilmington in 2011 she traveled up north to Canada to complete her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Ontario Veterinary College. Once completing her studies there, she decided to escape the cold and finally moved back 'home' to Maryland. 

While her primary job is at a general practice in Pikesville, MD, she loves emergency medicine and has been working consistently with the Ellicott City team since 2019. She really loves the variety of cases she sees in both general practice and emergency medicine, and enjoys working with pets and their families to come up with a plan as a team. In the ER, it is especially stressful when beloved pets are sick and it is her goal to make people feel comfortable and help guide them through their options of how to best help their pet. She loves many aspects of veterinary medicine but is especially interested in surgery, wound management, and ultrasound imaging.

She has a very special bond with all of her pets, currently two adorable cats named Indi and Funyun and a new puppy named Nellie. Her bond with her own animals motivates her to go above and beyond for her patients and treats them the way she would want her own animals treated. She tries to be extra thorough when working through cases to give each patient the special attention they deserve. When she does have free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, binging true crime documentaries/podcasts, hiking/camping, and going to see live music.

Dr. Jones

Dr. Amanda Jones


Dr. Jones grew up in Mercer County, New Jersey (Central Jersey, it exists!). As a child she remembers always wanting to become a veterinarian. Dr. Jones decided that this was certainly the career for her right before she began applying to college. Dr. Jones graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences with a pre vet focus, and had a minor in dance. She proceeded on to Kansas State University to obtain her DVM degree. Dr. Jones resides in Baltimore, and joined the Ellicott City team in September of 2022. She has a Great Date named Cleo (who often accompanies her to work!), two cats (Simba and Kovu), two guinea pigs (Clifford and Arlo), and a 3-legged bunny named Cherie. When not at work, she enjoys reading and collecting books, dancing, playing video games, and exploring Baltimore. A fun fact about Dr. Jones is that breakfast is her favorite meal - so no matter the time of day, breakfast food as to be her first meal, or she feels that her entire day is thrown off!

Dr. Melissa Reidy


Dr. Melissa Reidy has been with EAH off and on for ten years! Originally from Maryland, she made the decision to attend veterinary school in Dublin, Ireland in 1999, graduating in 2004. After returning home to Maryland, she spent many years in general practice before turning her attention to emergency and relief work. Her special interests include feline medicine, geriatric medicine, and palliative care. She is also very involved with traditional chinese veterinary medicine, or TCVM, and enjoys helping her patients with alternative therapies such as acupuncture and herbal medicine. 

Dr. Reidy lives in Glen Burnie with her four cats and two shih tzus, Mose and Stanley, and in her free time enjoys hiking, kayaking, and traveling with the dogs.