Hours of Operation
Mon-Thurs 8am to 8pm
Fri 8am to 6pm
Sat 8am to 4pm
Sun 9am to 12pm
Hours of Operation
Mon-Thurs 1pm to 5pm
Fri 4pm to 8pm
Sat 9am to 1pm
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Meet Bay Country Veterinary Hospital’s Dedicated Veterinarians & Staff
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 wife, 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!
Heather Dearie, DVM
Dr Dearie joined the Bay Country family in October of 2014. She grew up in Millersville, Maryland. Dr. Dearie attended Salisbury University where she received an undergraduate degree in Biology. She then attended Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts and graduated in 2007. Dr. Dearie enjoys working with dogs and cats, as well as exotics (ferrets, rabbits, rodents, reptiles, and birds).
When not at work, Dr. Dearie enjoys spending time with her two children, husband, and three cats. She also enjoys the outdoors and arts and crafts activities with her children.
Rebecca McLean, DVM
Dr. McLean grew up in Harford County, Maryland, and is very pleased to be back in her home state after practicing for several years in Virginia. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Barnard College, Dr. McLean worked as a veterinary technician in Manhattan for several years before deciding to return to school for her DVM. Dr. McLean attended Ross University, and completed her clinical studies at Purdue University.
Outside of work, Dr. McLean enjoys sailing, kayaking, and hiking with her beloved pit bull Coco (feel free to ask her to see pictures, she will happily show you thousands of them.) Dr. McLean lives in Stevensville with her significant other (who is also a veterinarian), Coco, as well as 3 yorkies and two cats.
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.
Carrie Poff, DVM
Dr. Carrie Poff joined our Bay Country family in December 2015. She grew up in Fincastle, Virginia, surrounded by horses, farms and a menagerie of pets.
Dr. Poff attended Virginia Tech and graduated with an undergrad degree in Biology, and worked several years as a veterinary technician before returning to school to become a veterinarian. She obtained her DVM in 2005 from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, and practiced in Virginia and New York before settling in Crofton, Maryland. She has experience in general practice, shelter medicine, surgery and emergency medicine.
When Dr. Poff isn't caring for your fur babies she enjoys crocheting, church activities and spending time with her family, friends and their sweet and quirky boxer Maizy.
Bay Country Veterinary Hospital’s Staff
Nancy has been providing exceptional service to Bay Country's pet patients and their owners since 1978. She enjoys aerobics and gardening in her spare time. She lives with her husband, their rescue dog and several rescue fish.
Vicki joined the Bay Country family in August of 2014. She recently returned to Maryland after earning her bachelor's degree in Australia. In her free time, she enjoys exploring outdoors and pampering her cats. Vicki is also fluent in Spanish, for clients in need.
Amber rejoined the Bay Country family in October 2015. She began her veterinary career in 1999, crossed over into human nursing in 2006, and then returned to veterinary medicine in 2014. She lives on the eastern shore with her fiance, their four kids, and two dogs.
Bridget joined the Bay Country team in April 2015. She has worked in veterinary hospitals for more than 15 years and loves interacting with animals and their people. Bridget lives in Annapolis with her wonderfully silly 7 year old golden retriever Kai, and when she's not pursuing continuing education, she's out playing with her dog, spending time with her boyfriend, reading, or experimenting in the kitchen.
Cheyanne joined the Bay Country family in August of 2014. Her love of animals encouraged her to go into the veterinary field. She enjoys interacting with the various pets that come in every day. She lives in Severn with her family and their dog Sheba. In her free time, Cheyanne enjoys reading, photography, and swimming.
Alyssa has been with Bay Country since June 2014. She enjoys being surrounded by animals every day at work. Alyssa lives in Pasadena with her two dogs, Skittles and Bubba. When she isn't working, she enjoys spending time outdoors, catching up on shows through Netflix, and catching up on sleep.
Diane rejoined the Bay Country family in November 2015. She has worked in the veterinary industry since 2007. Possessing a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Salisbury University, she has always been passionate about the care of our furry friends. She currently resides in Arnold with her son Mason, and dogs Gunner and Shelby. In her spare time Diane spends time with her family enjoying the outdoors, and cheering on the Orioles and Redskins.
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 has been a member of the Bay Country family since 2006. She previously worked for the SPCA of Anne Arundel County and has a bachelor's degree in science from the University of Maryland. She lives in Annapolis with her husband, two dogs and cat.
Brittani joined the Bay Country team in February 2015. She grew up taking in animals that others couldn't care for anymore, including rabbits, sugar gliders, cats, and ducks! She really enjoys interacting with clients and providing exceptional patient and client care. In her spare time, Brittani enjoys being outdoors, crafting, spending time with friends and family, and music and movies. Brittani is also sign language fluent.
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 joined the Bay Country family in 2005 and is the Administrative Supervisor. She graduated from Stevenson University in May 2012 with a bachelor's degree in biology. In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and playing on social sports teams. She lives in Crownsville with her family, and three little dogs.
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.
Allison joined the Bay Country team in July 2015. She and her husband recently moved to Annapolis from Ohio. She is currently pursuring a certificate for veterinary assisting. Allison and her husband share their home with their dalmation, Shiloh.