Bayside Animal Medical Center is actively involved in events throughout our community. We promote responsible pet ownership and preventative health care for our clients and patients.
Bayside Featured In Severna Park Voice
June 9, 2016 – Bayside Animal Medical Center was written up in the Severna Park Voice. Read More
Bayside Voted as Best Veterinary Practice in Severna Park
Bayside Animal Medical Center was voted Best Veterinary Practice in Severna Park by Severna Park Voice readers. The clinic was also voted Best Grooming and the #2 Veterinary Practice in the Pasadena area by Pasadena Voice readers.
Bayside Animal Medical Center Celebrates 20 Years of Serving the Greater Severna Park Area
Severna Park, Maryland – May 20, 2016 – It’s hard for Dr. Larry Steinberg to imagine it’s been 20 years since they established Bayside Animal Medical Center in Severna Park. In 1996, he opened in a small unit, next to a video store, with 4 employees. That same year, the DVD was introduced, Charles and Diana got divorced, and a gallon of gas was $1.22. Twenty years later, Bayside Animal Medical Center is three times as large, with five doctors, over 20 employees, and a leading provider of veterinary care in Severna Park, Arnold, Millersville, and surrounding areas.
When ask what his business plan was when he opened the doors to the new clinic, Dr. Steinberg makes it sound pretty simple, “good medicine and great service.” Dr. Steinberg already had a loyal following of clients that served as the foundation of the business. While their approach hasn’t changed, the practice and the veterinary industry has changed over the years.
Bayside, like most clinics in the area, was focused primarily on providing traditional western medicine when it first opened. Since then, Bayside has expanded into acupuncture and herbal medicine to complement its core western medicine offering. “We’ve found that there is growing demand for clients looking specifically for acupuncture and herbal medicine to treat their pets. We have people come all the way from Baltimore and DC for acupuncture,” says Dr. Bray, Dr. Steinberg’s current partner and a certified veterinary acupuncturist. “It’s like having extra tools in your tool box,” says Dr. Bray. “Sometimes acupuncture or herbs provide better outcomes when a traditional approach isn’t as effective.”
The types of animals Bayside treats has also evolved. According to Dr. Steinberg, “when we first opened, we treated primarily cats and dogs and occasionally a hamsters or ferret.” Now it’s not unusual to see sugar gliders, snakes, ducks, and lizards. Dr. Buchanan, who joined Bayside in 2012, has been primarily responsible for the growth in exotics. It’s been one of her passions since vet school. In fact, she interned at the Los Angeles Zoo prior to graduating and joining Bayside.
Technology has changed dramatically over the last 20 years as well, according to Dr. Steinberg. “When we started, we had very few pieces of diagnostic equipment, relied on paper charts, used a scalpel in surgery, and developed our x-rays in a dark room. Now we have three times the diagnostic capabilities, paperless records, digital radiography, and surgical lasers.” Bayside was one of the first clinics in the area to use CO2 lasers for surgery. “The laser technology enables animals to have quicker recovery time, less pain, and less complications from surgeries,” according to Dr. Steinberg.
Not all the changes in the industry have been good for Bayside. “Over the years we have seen people shift away from focusing on good service and quality medicine to just price.” The advent of online pharmacies and low-cost clinics have hurt traditional veterinarians according to Dr. Steinberg. “People lose sight of the fact that your local veterinarian is the one who ultimately takes care of your cherished pet. We focus on the highest medical standards and service, not the highest volume and lowest cost.” Dr. Steinberg and Dr. Bray are not daunted by the challenges. “We have wonderful clients who want the best for their animal companions,” says Dr. Bray.
What do they see for the next 20 years? “We have clients that have been with us for 20 years. I hope we will still be seeing them for the next 20 years,” says Steinberg.
SPCA Walk for the Animals May 2014
Bayside was a “Paws-itively Golden” sponsor for the walk this year. Thanks to all the clients who joined us to support this great event. For more information, visit the SPCA at www.aacspca.org
SPCA Walk April 2013
Thanks to all our clients who joined us at the Walk for the Animals to support the SPCA. It was a great success for a good cause. We also want to thank all the clients who made contributions of goods at the clinic. For more information, visit the SPCA at www.aacspca.org
The Folger McKinsey SPCA Club concluded another successful donation drive for needed supplies for the SPCA of Anne Arundel County. In addition, they raised over $350 through sponsors and by selling home-made pet toys at the walk. Thanks to all our Bayside customers and the students at Folger McKinsey Elementary School for their continued support of the SPCA.
We do Exotics!
Dr. Buchanan provides care for a variety of exotic animals. This is one of her special interests and she recently spent a month at the Los Angeles Zoo as an intern.
SPCA Walk May 2012
Thank you to all the clients that joined us at the SPCA Walk for the Animals at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. It was a great event for a terrific cause. For more information, visit the SPCA at www.aacspca.org
SPCA Walk May 2011
Bayside had another successful Walk for the Animals in 2011. We were joined by the SPCA Club from Folger McKinsey. For more information, visit the SPCA at www.aacspca.org.
Open House November 2010
SPCA Walk May 2010
Bayside had a successful Walk for the Animals in 2010 to support the Anne Arundel County SPCA. We were joined by Girl Scout Troup 1625 and the SPCA Club from Folger McKinsey.