Bayside’s staff makes sure that you and your pet receive exceptional veterinary medical care and customer service.
Lawrence F. Steinberg, DVM
Dr. Steinberg received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland in 1975 and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia in 1979. He opened Bayside Animal Medical Center in February of 1996 and, through the hard work of a dedicated staff, has seen the practice flourish into one of the premier animal care facilities in the area. Dr. Steinberg and his wife, Donna, currently reside in Millersville with their cats, Chloe, Lilly, Joffrey, and Fiona, and their dog, Peyton.
Alexandra F. Bray, VMD, CVA
Dr. Bray received her Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in 1991 and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. Dr. Bray also studied acupuncture and herbal medicine at the Chi Institute, a leader in traditional Chinese veterinary medicine in the United States, and received her designation as a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. In 2008, Dr. Bray joined Dr. Steinberg as a partner at Bayside Animal Medical Center. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Greater Baltimore Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Bray resides in Severna Park with her husband, Jim, and their son and two daughters. They share their home with Lilly, a Pug, Olive, a lab, two cats, Ernie and Bert, and two guinea pigs, Summer and Milky Way.
Sondra Oliver, DVM
Dr. Oliver graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. She received a vet school award for compassion with homeless animals and care for gastrointestinal diseases. Dr. Oliver received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Louisiana State University in 1985 and a degree in Pharmacology from Xavier University in 1987. She was previously employed at Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, working with cancer patients, before getting her veterinary degree. She currently lives in Baltimore with her husband, Charlie MacVicar and their cats, Nubbin, Gemma, Mr. Biscuit, Maisie, Sassafras Junebug, Sookie Gidget, and Jellybean, and their dogs, Butters, Pip, Pavee, and Rosie.
Kathryn Buchanan, VMD
Dr. Buchanan received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She has a special interest in and love of exotic animals, and spent a month externing at the Los Angeles Zoo. Dr. Buchanan is a native to the DC metropolitan area having grown up in Fairfax Virginia. She earned her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from the College of William & Mary in 2006. She currently lives in Annapolis with her husband Chris, their Golden Retriever, Satchmo, Shepherd mix, Penny, and cat Mongo .
Christy L. Shoup, DVM
Dr. Shoup received her Bachelor of Science degree from Moravian College in 1996 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University in 2001. Dr. Shoup completed an internship at SouthPaws Veterinary Referral Center in Fairfax, Virginia in 2002. She helped to open the Emergency Animal Hospital in Ellicott City before moving to private practice in late 2003. Dr. Shoup is a member of American Veterinary Medical Association and Maryland Veterinary Medical Association. She also volunteers with several parrot rescue organizations, Fidos for Freedom, a therapy dog organization, and the Howard County Animal Welfare Society. Dr. Shoup resides in Laurel with Saoirse, a Dalmatian; two cats, Van and ZB; six parrots, Mango, Grendel, Adam, Beaker, Bubbles and Squeak; and Luke, a Viper Gecko.
Jessica Bates, Head Surgery Technician
Jessica joined Bayside in 2005. She attended Community College of Baltimore County where she played soccer, and then attended Anne Arundel Community College to complete a veterinary assistant course. She resides in Chestertown with her boyfriend, two children, Brenden and Gabby, their two dogs Jackson and Leo, and three cats, Aspen, Wilson, and Goose.
Casey Gover, Patient Care Coordinator
Casey joined Bayside in 2011. She has been a veterinary technician since 2000 and enjoys assisting with dentals, surgery, dog behavior, and client education. Casey is currently in school to become a registered technician. In her spare time, she became a certified dog trainer and continues her studies in training and behavior with the Coventry School. Casey lives in Glen Burnie with her boyfriend, Bob, and their dogs, Darby and Rogan, and cat, Melba.
Brittany joined Bayside in 2011 as a new veterinary technician. She is currently attending Anne Arundel Community College where she is studying nursing. She resides in Glen Burnie with her four cats, Greyson, Peanut, Baby, Little and Greyson, and her hedgehog, Sonic.
Kayla joined Bayside in 2011 and has been around animals her whole life. She is currently enrolled at Anne Arundel Community College and is focused on a pre-vet curriculum. She keeps busy with Dock Dogs, fly ball, hunt test, and disc dogs. Kayla lives in Arnold with her husband, Michael, and their dogs Rocky and Rory.
Lacy joined Bayside in 2015 and is currently working towards becoming a certified veterinarian technician. She’s been around animals her whole life including goats, horses, chickens, dogs, cats, and reptiles. She currently resides in Pasadena with her teacup Chihuahua, Bambi, a St. Bernard, Elle, two Bassett Hounds, Franki and Joni, a pit bull mix, Goliath, and two cats, Clyde and Mia.
Laura rejoined our team in 2008. She has been working with animals for years and has a loyal following from her grooming practice. She brings years of clinic management, technician, and grooming experience. Laura lives in Severn with her husband Steve and her brood of Chihuahuas. In her spare time she enjoys riding her Harley with her Chihuahua, Rebel.
Sonya joined Bayside as a groomer in 2012. She has been involved in pet care for the past 23 years. When not grooming, she spends her time caring for her own menagerie, including dogs, cats, birds, and reptiles, or helping out various pet rescue groups including Willing Hearts Dalmatian Rescue and the AAC ASPCA as a reptile foster.
Dawn Sunstrom, Veterinary Receptionist Supervisor
Dawn has been a Veterinary Receptionist since 1990. She joined Bayside staff in 2001 and enjoys working everyday with the clients and their pets. She and her family currently reside in Pasadena. Their household pets include Isabella-smella, Salsalita Lucille, Magoo, Gracie and Kitty Kitty Fey Fey.
Crystal has been with Bayside since 2002. She currently resides in Dundalk with her husband, Richie, their two boys, and their 3 dogs, Jack a beagle, Wally a boxer and Moose a pitbull mix. Crystal also works full-time for Anne Arundel County Public Schools. She enjoys spending time with with her family, friends, and pets.
Kristen joined Bayside in 2009 as a receptionist. She has worked in the animal care field for over ten years. Kristen resides in Pasadena with her husband, Antonio, a cat, a hound dog, and a flock of pugs.
Brittany joined Bayside in 2012. She is currently enrolled in Anne Arundel Community College where she is focusing on a career in forensic science. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and horse-back riding. Brittany and her family reside in Pasadena with their dogs, Bullet and Avery, and their cat, Littleman.
Brandy joined Bayside in 2013. She has an Associate’s degree in Business Management from AACC. Brandy has always had a passion for animals; she resides in Arnold with her husband, Chris, and their animals Bandit (Bengal cat) Roo (beagle) Daisy (Jack Russell) and their two horses Hot Stuff and Gram.