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Hospital Hours

Monday - Thursday, 8am - 8pm
Friday, 8am - 6pm

Saturday, 8am - 4pm
Sunday, 9am - 12 noon

Meet Bay Country Veterinary Hospital’s Dedicated Veterinarians & Staff

Our Veterinarians

Dr. Gene Bauer

Gene Bauer, DVM

Dr. Bauer was born in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and then raised in central New Jersey. The Shenandoah Valley lured him back for his college years, where he earned his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Virginia Tech. After spending summers working for a local veterinarian, he was excited to gain entry to, and ultimately graduate from, the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. He chose Maryland as a perfect place to settle, in part due to its proximity to friends and family.

Dr. Bauer has been practicing at Bay Country since 2004 and lives in the Crownsville community of Herald Harbor. He shares a home with his significant other, Sarah, and their Italian Greyhound, Spanky. Be sure to wave if you see them running in the neighborhood! Dr. Bauer’s special practice interests include challenging skin cases and soft tissue surgery. When he’s not at the office, he enjoys camping and hiking with Sarah and Spanky, a round of golf with friends, and rooting for the Hokies!

Dr. Samantha Smith

Samantha Smith, DVM

Dr. Smith grew up in Takoma Park, Maryland. She attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she received an undergraduate degree in animal science. She then attended Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1999.

Dr. Smith has been with Bay Country Veterinary Hospital since graduation. When not working, she enjoys riding and competing in dressage with her three horses. She resides in the local community of Herald Harbor and is owned by four dogs, three cats, and an assortment of other small animals.

Dr. Kristy Bennett

Kristy Bennett, DVM

Dr. Kristy Bennett is a Maryland native, having grown up in Columbia. She attended the University of Maryland in College Park, where she earned a BS in Animal Science, after which she graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001.

Dr. Bennett joined Bay Country Veterinary Hospital in February 2013 with almost 12 years of practice experience. Her special interests include dentistry, soft tissue surgery, and internal medicine.

Dr. Bennett has a rescued red-tick coonhound, Jack, a long-haired cat named Luna, and a pampered Thoroughbred-mix named Willow. In her spare time, she enjoys music, books, friends, and traveling with her husband.

Bay Country Veterinary Hospital’s Staff

Nancy Barham

Nancy Barham

Nancy has been providing exceptional service to Bay Country’s pet patients and their owners for more than 33 years. She enjoys aerobics and gardening in her spare time. She lives with her husband, two rescue dogs, and a Siamese cat.

Rachel Bates

Rachel Bates

Rachel graduated from Wilson College with a degree in veterinary medical technology and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2008. She has been a member of the Bay Country team for two and a half years. She lives with her husband, David; cats, Toby, Whiskers, and Charlie; and her rabbit, Evie.

Kate Benner

Kate Benner

Kate is a college graduate with a degree in criminal justice. She owns three boxers, and manages her own barn in Annapolis. Kate enjoys helping both people and animals.

Victoria Jones

Victoria Jones

Victoria has been with Bay Country since January 2013. She works both as a Receptionist and as a Vet Tech and is pursuing a pre-veterinary degree at AACC. Victoria loves to spoil her cat Kristofferson and enjoys cooking, watching movies, and volunteering at local animal shelters.

Christina Lopez

Christina Lopez

Christina has been a member of the Bay Country team for more than five years. She previously worked for the SPCA of Anne Arundel County and has a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Maryland. She has two dogs and a cat.

Amy Macola

Amy Macola

Amy is a new member of the staff. She is currently pursuing a two-year degree in biology at AACC. She has a dog, a cat, a turtle, and a farm full of critters.

Emilie St. Landau

Emilie St. Landau

Emilie has an associate’s degree in veterinary technology and has been a Registered Veterinary Technician for three years. She has been with Bay Country Veterinary Hospital for more than a year. She has two dogs, two horses, a parakeet, and a 12-inch Oscar fish named Mayer.

Stephanie Vann

Stephanie Vann

Stephanie came back to our Bay Country family in October 2012, after having temporarily relocated to Pennsylvania. She's been a Vet Tech since 2005 and enjoys it very much. She also enjoys family time with her husband, daughter, dog, cats, and ferret. Stephanie has a special love for our (sometimes misunderstood) bully breeds.

Lindsay Ward

Lindsay Ward

Lindsay joined the Bay Country family in 2005 and is both a Vet Tech and Receptionist. She graduated from Stevenson University in May 2012 with a bachelor's degree in biology. She has three dogs at home.

Janet Ward-Dyer

Janet Ward-Dyer

Janet has been the Hospital Administrator at Bay Country since 2004. Her previous experience includes 15+ years of management roles in human hospitals, where she was never licked in the face by patients. She has three grown children and three little dogs, Simon, Alvin, and Theodore.

Danielle Willis

Danielle Willis

Danielle has been a vet tech for 10 years. She recently returned to the Bay Country family. Danielle has two children, Brent and Ava. She is an advocate for pet dental health, and often calls herself the 'cat whisperer'.