Bay Area Veterinary Hospital - Chester, MD - Meet Our Team

Bay Area Veterinary Hospital

1520 Postal Rd.
Chester, MD 21619


Meet Our Team


My name is Cynthia S. Dahle, VMD and I am the owner of Bay Area Veterinary Hospital.  I felt that in order for me to get to know you and your pet, you should know a little about me and my qualifications first.

I received my Doctor Of Veterinary Medicine (V.M.D.) degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia in 1993 after a 13 year career as a nurse having graduated from Towson State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in 1979.  My certification in Veterinary Acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society was acquired in 1993.

I grew up in Severna Park and now reside with my husband, Mike Dahle, and rescued Airdale Terrier, McGuire in Chester on Kent Island. Upon graduation, I first practiced veterinary medicine as an Associate Veterinarian at Greater Annapolis Veterinary Hospital and left in 1996 to open Bay Area Veterinary Hospital.

Mike and I love to bike, boat, enjoy steamed crabs and especially watch football- GO RAVENS!.

My staff and I look forward to getting to know you and your pet as well!

Dr. Rebecca Ewing was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland (Cordova, Talbot County).  She attended Easton High School and Salisbury State University.  In 2000, she graduated summa cum laude from SSU with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.  She obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, in 2004.  She received several honors during her education there including the American Animal Hospital Association Award for excellence in small animal medicine and surgery and the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Award for excellence in large animal surgery.

Her professional interests include small animal internal medicine and surgery, with an emphasis in geriatric patients, preventative care, dental care, and pain management.

Dr. Ewing is a member of several honor societies and organizations, including Phi Zeta (National Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine), Gamma Sigma Delta (National Honor Society of Agriculture), Phi Kappa Phi, Tri Beta, Phi Eta Sigma, Maryland Farm Bureau, Talbot County Farm Bureau, and the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association.  When Dr. Ewing is not at work, caring for her furry menagerie, or chasing her toddler, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and many outdoor activities including hiking, bicycling, and horse-back riding.

Prior to joining our team at Bay Area Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Ewing has worked at routine and emergency care facilities in Salisbury, MD, Vero Beach, FL, Richmond, VA, and Powhatan, VA.

Dr. Hendler graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. Before that, she earned her  bachelor's degree in biology from Bryn Mawr College.

Even though she went to school in Pennsylvania, Dr. Hendler grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland. She has a special interest in feline medicine. Dr. Hendler shares her home with 3 cats and Abby, a terrier-mix.



Michelle - Hospital Manager/Veterinary Technician

Little Michelle - Veterinary Technician/Manager

Shannon - Veterinary Technician

Leah - Veterinary Technician

Tanaye - Veterinary Assistant

Paige - Veterinary Assistant

Kim - Veterinary Assistant

Jessica - Veterinary Assistant

Rachel - Veterinary Assistant

In Loving Memory


Harry & Elliot