What to Expect

Bay Area Veterinary Hospital

1520 Postal Rd.
Chester, MD 21619



What To Expect

When you are looking for a veterinary care clinic you should be able to count on superior care and excellent service.  We at Bay Area Veterinary Hospital in Chester, MD have assembled an expert team of veterinary professionals to bring you the best possible healthcare for your pet.  We have a state-of-the-art veterinary facility that was built in 2008 which is clean, comfortable, and efficient.  Call 410-643-7888 to schedule an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.


Once a year, you should bring your pet in for a check-up.  This will include a comprehensive physical exam, vaccinations, labwork, and may include scheduling any elective procedures if needed.  Dr. Dahle, Dr. Ewing, and Dr. Hendler will check the health of your pet from nose to tail!


Let us know where you previously took your pet, so we can request their history before your appointment or bring in any medical history you have of your pet when you come to our vet clinic.  It's best to keep a journal of your pet's health throughout his or her life, including behavioral shifts.  If you have something like this, share it with our team.  If not, let us know everything that you think will be important.  We can still work with any amount of information you may have.


In some circumstances, the doctors will refer you to a specialist who has advanced expertise in areas, such as internal medicine or surgery.


Bay Area Veterinary Hospital is a Fear Free hospital. Fear free means we take steps to make sure your pet(s) are as comfortable here as possible during their visits. Please visit the Fear Free section of the website located under the “About Us” tab to learn more!

Appointment Policy


To allow ample time for all patients and scheduled surgical procedures, we operate primarily by appointment. Emergency cases shall always receive top priority, which is why occasional appointment delay is inevitable. Please realize that we make a sincere attempt to see each client on time.

For the safety of all animals in our care, we require that all vaccinations be up to date. Even though we make every effort to make our patients feel comfortable during visits, they may be a little uneasy about new people, new surroundings and other pets. This is one of the reasons we ask you to restrain your pet. We recommend that animals be placed on a leash or in pet carriers before entering the waiting room.

Patient Arrival Policy


For your protection, and that of others, all dogs must be on a leash and properly controlled while in the waiting area or exam rooms.

All cats must be presented in an appropriate cat carrier or on a leash.