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 South Carolina 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.
Kristen, Office Manager
Kristen began working at Bayside in 2013 as one of our receptionists and became office manager in October of 2020. She was born and raised here in Dorchester County. She enjoys greeting our clients and their pets. 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 fiancé and helping him with his small business.
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 a dog, Monster, 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.
Savannah was born and raised in Dorchester County. She has been a receptionist with us since September, 2018. Her very outgoing and perky personality makes our clients feel welcomed as soon as they walk through the door. You will always find her talking our clients or interacting with their pets. In her free time, Savannah loves to go to the beach and explore new places with her husband Shane and her two standard poodles, Bentley and Burford.
Beth began her career in Veterinary Medicine with us in 2003, when she joined our team as a veterinary assistant. Beth spent several years pursuing other passions, and returned to work at Bayside in January 2020. After many years as a senior assistant, she now enjoys working at the front desk and applying her knowledge to helping answer client questions.
Beth also has a passion for horses and is a licensed member of the U.S. Trotting Association. She spends her time off training her standardbred race horses. When she is not at the hospital or the barn, you will find her reading or at the beach with her Australian Shepherd, Quincy.
Vinessa joined the Bayside Animal Hospital team in February 2018 as a kennel attendant to continue her passion for animal care. She has previously worked in many kennel and show dog settings. In late 2020, Vinessa joined our receptionist team. Vinessa is cat mom to four fur babies; Lucipur, Crow, Hela and Wolfsbane. In her spare time she enjoys cuddling with her cats and spending time with her boyfriend Jason.
Mollie became a receptionist in October of 2020. She grew up in New Jersey on the beach and moved to the Eastern Shore when she was young. She is what her friends call “the lion mane”. Mollie has two pets; a chocolate Labrador name Opie and a senior cat named Big Boy who she affectionately says is “her little bread loaf with legs”! In her spare time Mollie enjoys playing softball, trips to the beach and nature walks through the woods.
Alaina began working at Bayside during September 2016. She has a dog named Ellie and four cats; Aria, Cecil, Felix and Jeff. 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 graduated the Veterinary Assistant Program at Chesapeake College in 2012 and then came to work at Bayside. She left us for a while in 2014, but her heart lead her back to Bayside in March of 2018. Brittany is hoping to go back to school to become a licensed technician. She loves ALL animals and has a small zoo of her own, including cats, chickens, ducks, and her "wild child" Camie the yellow Labrador. In her free time Brittany enjoys the outdoors, gardening and her trucks.
Brittany, Veterinary Assistant
Brittany began working at Bayside in March of 2016 as a veterinary assistant. 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 fiancé.
Ashley, Veterinary Assistant
Ashley was born and raised in Dorchester County. She rejoined Bayside Animal Hospital as a veterinary assistant in November 2020. She has a lab/pitbull mix named Taylor and seven cats, earning her the title of “cat lady”! When she’s not working, Ashley enjoys fishing, painting and watching television.
Sydney, Veterinary Assistant & Receptionist
Sydney stated with us as a kennel attendant in June 2020. In October 2020 she started training as a technician, and then in May of 2021 began cross training as a receptionist – a real jack of all trades! Her passion for people and animals has made her positions at Bayside both fun and rewarding. Sydney grew up with a lot of pets ranging from snakes, fish, lizards, dogs, cats, chickens and more. Sydney’s goal at Bayside is to put a smile on people’s faces and to always learn something new. Some of her hobbies outside of work include playing video games, fishing, swimming and scuba diving.
Brooke, Veterinary Assistant
Brooke grew up in the small town of Hebron, Maryland and joined Bayside as a veterinary assistant in December 2020. She has three horses; a solid paint named Niki, a draft cross named Izzy, and a thoroughbred named Sushi. Brooke also has two dogs (Casper and Gunner), a cat named Panther and 18 chickens! In her spare time, Brooke enjoys the outdoors and loves camping, hunting, fishing, and giving riding lessons.
Rylie, Veterinary Assistant
Biography coming soon!
Cati, Kennel Attendant
Cati started working at Bayside Animal Hospital in mid-November of 2020 as a kennel attendant. She has always loved animals and is very passionate about working with them. Cati grew up in Woolford and currently lives in Hurlock. She has a dog named Sofi and a cat named Salem. In her spare time, Cati enjoys playing basketball and spending time with her pets and family.
Mikayla, Kennel Attendant
Mikayla joined Bayside Animal Hospital’s animal care team as a kennel attendant in November 2020. She was born and raised in Dorchester County and has experiencing with caring for many animals, including stray cats and kittens. She has a very friendly, energetic dog named Candy. Mikayla is currently going to college and studying architecture. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, reading, and watching horror movies and TV shows.
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.