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William Spofford, D.V.M
Dr. Spofford graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in 1993. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Lehigh University. He has a special interest in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. After working in a clinical practice in Fairfax, Virginia, Dr. Spofford and his wife, Dr. Gosser, purchased Bayside Animal Hospital in 1997. He also enjoys lacrosse, fishing and boating.
Cynthia Gosser, D.V.M.
Dr. Gosser received her Bachelor of Science Cum Laude from Virginia Tech in 1987 with a major in Biology and a minor in Animal Science. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Virginia Tech in 1991. Dr. Gosser worked at small animal practices in Harrisonburg, VA, Roanoke, VA and Annapolis, MD before purchasing Bayside Animal Hospital with Dr. Spofford in 1997. She has an interest in internal medicine and cardiology.
Carine Matsche, D.V.M.
Dr. Matsche graduated from Virginia-Maryland School of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in 2000. She has been practicing since then at several full service small animal veterinary clinics in Maryland. Dr. Matsche's favorite part of practice is developing personal relationships with clients and their beloved pets. She focuses on listening, educating, and explaining all aspects of pet care to her clients to ensure her patients receive the bets possible care. In 2009 she became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist through the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine in Reddick, Florida. She has 2 sons, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. Her hobbies include cycling, swimming, movies, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Amy, Office Manager
Amy has worked at Bayside since 2005 starting as a technician, and loves working here because it is something different everyday. She enjoys the bonds we form with our clients and their pets. She has two dogs (Samantha and Penny), two cats (Moo and Phoebe), and a fish (Pym) all of which she loves dearly, but her passion for animals doesn't stop there. She has a love for all animals big or small. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, crafting, and making floral arrangements.
Kim was born in Cambridge and raised in Secretary, Maryland. She started working at Bayside Animal Hospital as a technician in 2002, and later found her passion for the front desk and became a receptionist. She enjoys working at Bayside because she has always loved being around animals. Kim is responsible for the sweet smell as you walk in the door with all of her different fragrances of candles. Kim's creativity shines with the gift baskets made for local charity events. She enjoys reading, making jewelry, and gardening in her spare time. She lives in Cambridge with her husband Mike, two Labrador Retrievers Gunny and Ebbee, and their cat Alice.
Kristen began working at Bayside in 2013 as one of our receptionists. She is born and raised here in Dorchester County. She enjoys greeting our clients and their pets. You may notice her taking lots of pictures, but that is because she is in charge of all the cute pictures on our Instagram page. Kristen has 5 cats whom she adores, Titan, Ninja, Owl, Eevee and Khaleesi. Kristen has also helped foster and bottle feed several kittens including our current resident cat Mali. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her fiance and family, computer gaming, and caring for her cats.
Sara, Head Technician
Sara was born and raised in Dorchester County. She began working at Bayside in 2012 as a kennel attendant, became a technician in 2013, and became head technician in 2016. Sara has two dogs, Monster and Axel (pictured with her), and 7 cats. Sara has also helped bottle feed and raise several kittens and squirrels over the past few years. Sara has many hobbies including crochet, cake decorating, nail polish design, and many other crafts. In her spare time you will likely find Sara with her family as they are very important to her.
Alaina was born and raised in Dorchester County. She began working at Bayside during September 2016. She has a dog named Sasha and 2 cats named Luna and Aria. During her free time, Alaina enjoys hanging out with her friends, playing guitar, drawing, and painting. Alaina also aspires to come to work everyday with a smile and ensures that everyone on her team is smiling, too! As she always says, "Team work makes the dream work!"
Danielle, Technician Danielle is from Taneytown, MD and began working at Bayside in January 2017. She made a home on the Eastern Shore with her two adorable cats, Snowball and Bandit. She has always had a passion for animal care and plans to one day open her own sanctuary. Danielle also enjoys arts & crafts, gardening, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. She strives to build positive relationships with our clients and provide excellent care for our beloved patients. She feels as if she is "truly living the dream".
Susan, Kennel Attendant
Susan has a general caring and giving attitude which makes her job as a kennel attendant here at Bayside suit her well. She has been with Bayside since 2008. Susan is also a full time geriatric nurse. She has pets of all kinds, shapes, and sizes! She enjoys reading, exercise, music, and dance. She has a wonderful daughter who she enjoys spending time with.
Mackenzie, Kennel Attendant
Mali came to us as a tiny kitten. She was very malnourished, anemic, and overall sick. We nursed her back to health and spoiled her terribly along the way. She was still small when we lost Midnight. We worked with Mali to enable her to fill some big shoes. She has us all wrapped around her little paws. She loves to play fetch, refuse to have the same meal twice in a row, nap in her "forest", get into mischief, and look at you adorably after she does something she knows she isn't supposed to. She is such a character!
Midnight was our resident hospital cat for over 9 years. Midnight was adopted by Bayside when her owner's battle with cancer did not allow her to continue caring for her. Midnight lost her own battle with cancer in September 2015. We all miss her very dearly. She will always be remembered by our staff and clients.