Bradley Hills Animal Hospital, A Unique Animal Healthcare Experience
Dr. Weiss is the owner and primary veterinarian of Bradley Hills Animal Hospital (established in 2001).
He grew up in Long Island, NY where he began his veterinary medicine career at 14 years old as a Kennel Assistant at the South Shore Animal Hospital. Dr. Weiss worked his way through the University of Missouri in Columbia as a Veterinary Technician, living in a small apartment attached to a local animal clinic. After earning his D.V.M. from Missouri in 1990 he relocated to the Baltimore area to practice veterinary medicine and hone his surgical skills at a 24-hour clinic, often performing 20 surgeries each day.
In 1992 Dr. Weiss became an associate veterinarian at The Potomac Animal Hospital in Potomac, MD. While he mainly treats dogs and cats, during his time at Potomac Dr. Weiss developed an expertise in treating ferrets, even pioneering cryo and laser surgical techniques for the removal of ferret adrenal gland and pancreatic tumors.
Dr. Weiss is committed to practicing state-of-the-art medicine yet he believes listening to client concerns and treating each patient with gentle compassion is the key to practicing the highest-quality of veterinary medicine.
A past owner of dogs, cats, ferrets, rats, and birds, he now shares his home with two active teenage sons, his equally energetic black lab, Cooper and the longest serving staff member at Bradley Hills, his 16 year old cat, Marco.
Dr. Robert M. Mueller was born and raised in Bethesda, Maryland. He attended Burning Tree Elementary School, Pyle Junior High and Walt Whitman High School. As a youth, he was always collecting injured or orphaned birds, rabbits and squirrels and did his best to nurse them back to health! He followed his passion for animals and decided to embark on the difficult task of becoming a veterinarian.
Dr. Mueller graduated with Honors in Animal Science from the University of Maryland in 1975 and he was one of twelve students from the entire State of Maryland to be accepted into veterinary school that fall. He attended the University of Georgia and graduated with Honors in 1979, having won several honors for academic and clinical achievement. In January of 1980, at age 26, he established the Hampden Lane Veterinary Office, which he and his wife, Astrid operated for over 33 years. Over the years, Dr. Mueller has been bestowed with numerous awards and commendations from the Seeing Eye Dog Foundation, the Humane Society, various animal rescue groups and he has logged countless hours in helping these organizations with their worth-while pursuits. In addition, Dr. Mueller has hosted many veterinary medical school students' externships, has been a sought after speaker at local schools and colleges, held various executive positions in local veterinary community groups and has consistently been rated highest in quality and value by Checkbook magazine for many, many years.
Dr. Mueller married his beautiful client, Astrid Vent in 1982! They have a daughter, a son, a son-in-law and two lovable "grand dogs"! Currently Astrid and Rob live with two beloved, old cats Callie and Biggie, but over the years the Mueller house has had cats, rabbits, birds, hamsters and Astrid’s aquarium and fish pond! "Although I have always enjoyed all aspects of a small animal clinic, I must admit my most treasured moments of the day are during my exam room hours. Having one on one time with my clients during the physical exam gives me the opportunity to fully explain their pet's current condition and answer any questions they may have about their pet's health, behaviors or nutritional issues. Most importantly, I work with my fellow pet lovers in planning a practical and rational diagnostic and treatment regimen when their best friends have an illness or injury. I am thrilled to now be a part of the Bradley Hills Animal Hospital team! It is an exemplary hospital and has a loving and committed staff. Along with them, I look forward to years of continued service to you and your pets!"