Our Middletown Veterinarian

middletown veterinarianJohn Heller, VMD

Dr. John Heller is the owner, manager, and veterinarian at Main Street Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Heller was encouraged from his youngest days to pursue his interest in science and medicine, as well as an appreciation for animals as important members of the family. "All our family pictures have dogs and cats in the background," Dr. Heller says. "In my mind, a house is empty without dogs to greet you and cats to knock things over. This background made it easy for me to choose a career as a veterinarian."

Dr. Heller attended Middlebury College as an undergraduate, earning his degree in biochemistry. Dr. Heller then spent time volunteering in small animal clinics and with a large animal veterinarian. He received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, concluding his studies in 1999. He worked as a mixed animal veterinarian In Talbot County for 4 years, then as a small animal only veterinarian in Harford County for 12 years.  He struck out on his own and opened Main Street Veterinary Clinic in July of 2015.

His professional interests include surgery, dentistry, and internal medicine. Dr. Heller is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association, and the Delaware Veterinary Medical Association.

"The most satisfying part of being a veterinarian is meeting people who look to their pets in the same way I do - as family members with whom we share our lives," Dr. Heller says.

At home, Dr. Heller cares for two dogs named Calla and Braven and two cats named Siena and Cymric. In his free time he enjoys cycling, running, woodworking, and brewing beer. He and his wife Lindsey Rowland, who is also a veterinarian, have two small children together.