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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.
Ellen Ferguson, D.V.M.
Dr. Ferguson is a native of Dorchester County and is excited to finally be practicing in the community that has supported her so much throughout her life. Dr. Ferguson received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California with a major in Marine Science and spent time working in environmental toxicology and as a laboratory director for Air Liquide. Ultimately she decided to leave her corporate career in order to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Dr. Ferguson attended VMRCVM at Virginia Tech where she focused on companion animal and equine medicine; graduating with honors in 2013. Dr. Ferguson has a very strong interest in oncology, internal medicine, and ultrasound. She enjoys establishing and fostering bonds with her patients and clients and is especially excited to provide care for the pets of her family and friends in her hometown. Before joining Bayside Animal Hospital, Dr. Ferguson worked in small animal practices in Salisbury, MD and Laurel, DE. She and her husband Bart currently reside in Trappe, MD with their rotties Kamea and Tulip. The Ferguson Family plans to begin residing in lower Dorchester County in the near future. She enjoys horseback riding, tennis, spending time on the water (especially the beach), and has recently begun to learn to play guitar.
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 (Penny and Berkley) and two cats (Moo and Phoebe) 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.
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 spending time with her family as they are very important to her.
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 and two Labrador Retrievers Gunny and Ebbee.
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.
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!"
Brittany began working at Bayside in March of 2016 as a technician. She had previously shadowed our clinic while earning her Veterinary Assistant Certificate from Chesapeake College. Brittany is also a licensed cosmetologist and works at her mom's salon in Kent Island as a nail tech and receptionist. Brittany has a cat named Tris and a dog named Storm. In her spare time, Brittany loves to spend time with her fiance.
Ciarra began working at Bayside in June of 2017. She has always had a love of animals and saw this as the perfect opportunity to work in a field where she would enjoy going to work every day. Ciarra lives with family, her two dogs Midnight and Chester, and her new kitty, Princess Lady. In her free time, you can find Ciarra crafting, baking, or spending time relaxing with her friends or mom.
Kristin was born and raised in Sussex County Delaware where she currently lives with her boyfriend and their two dogs, Bailey and Delilah. Kristin started at Bayside in December 2017 as a technician. Her passion is to work with and care for animals. When she is not working, you can find her hunting, off shore fishing, or walking trails with her dogs.
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 was born and raised in Dorchester County. She began working at Bayside in January of 2017 as a kennel attendant. She became a technician in March of 2018. She has a dog named Jax and two cats named Lily and Rory. She is currently enrolled in school to become a (human) surgery technician. She loves coming to work each day and taking care of all the animals.
Rachel, Kennel Attendant
Rachel began working at Bayside in March of 2017 as a kennel attendant. She is also a college student currently enrolled at Chesapeake College. She has two cats, both orange tabbies, named Ginger and Garfield. In her spare time, Rachel loves to bake cakes and cupcakes and crochet.
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.