Meet Our Doctors
We are pleased to have a team of doctors and support staff who all share the same love and passion for animals. So if you’re looking for a new veterinarian in Laurel, we hope you’ll consider Lakeside Veterinary Center! Read our bios to get to know our doctors today!
Dr. Jeffrey L. Rhody, Veterinarian and Owner
Dr. Jeffrey Rhody graduated from the Ohio State University Veterinary College in 1983. After working at practices in Frederick and Baltimore, he opened the Lakeside Veterinary Center in 1988. In 2014, he sat for a rigorous two-day test to become boarded in small mammal practice. To date, he is the only board-certified specialist in small mammal practice in the state of Maryland. Aside from small mammals like rabbits, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, and other small mammal patients, he also sees dogs, cats, birds and reptiles (nothing venomous). He has lectured on small mammal subjects to other veterinarians at many conferences, He also gives occasional talks to the students at the Virginia-Maryland of Veterinary College. Often asked what his favorite patient is, his answer is always ‘the next one I see’.
Dr. Daniella Yaakov Lilach, Veterinarian
Dr. Daniella was born in Canada and grew up moving around living in England, the United States, and Israel. She graduated veterinary school in Israel in the year 2000. She then completed a small animal rotating internship at the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine. She worked in some small animal practices in Israel and then moved to the United States to do a residency in exotic pets at the University of Pennyslvania in 2005. After completing her residency she moved back to Israel and ran the exotics department at the school of veterinary medicine there until the year 2017 when she moved back to the United States and joined the Lakeside team. Dr. Daniella is happily married to a nano-scientist and has a sweet boxer-mix named Sam. When not at work she enjoys cooking, baking, and reading.