Marianne Bailey, DVM
Dr. Bailey is the owner of Queenstown Veterinary Hospital and Western Shore Veterinary. She grew up in southern Maryland and completed grade school in Calvert County. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Auburn University and then a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine 4 years later. Her special interests include surgery and geriatric care.
Dr. Bailey understands that as pets age, they require a different kind of veterinary care and the importance of wellness plans for older pets. Since graduating vet school, Dr. Bailey has been dedicated to making sure all dogs live comfortably in their senior years and enjoys working with owners to develop wellness plans to help pets live long, healthy lives. She also feels community involvement is very important and works closely with her team of doctors and staff to develop free educational programs to help strengthen the human-animal bond our clients share.
Before coming to Queenstown Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Bailey worked in Anne Arundel County, where she lives with her family and pets. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Maryland Veterinary Medicine Association (MVMA). She founded the Eastern Shore Veterinary Medical Association in 2016 and continues to coordinate quarterly meetings. Dr. Bailey was sworn in by the Anne Arundel Clerk of Court to serve on the Maryland Agriculture Commission. The Maryland Agriculture Commission is appointed by the Governor of Maryland and serves as an advisory body to the secretary and deputy secretary of agriculture. The commission consists of 30 members representing various commodities across Maryland.
Colleen McCafferty, DVM
Dr. Colleen McCafferty was born in the Galapagos Islands, working as a migrant pearl diver and leading shark tours to travelers from around the world, when she came across a sick dolphin one day, and found her porpoise.
Dr. McCafferty was actually born and raised in Alexandria, VA, where she developed a passion for science and animals that led her to pursue a biology degree from Bates College in Lewiston, ME. This path was originally supposed to culminate in a PhD in Marine Biology focusing on research, which landed her in two internships at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, FL where she spent time rehabilitating sea turtles, manatees, and pygmy sperm whales. It was during these internships working alongside veterinarians who volunteered in the lab that her true calling became apparent. Dr. McCafferty subsequently attended and graduated from Virginia- Maryland regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. She started her career in Orlando, Florida and after one year moved to Maryland where she started her family. She has worked in Anne Arundel County for the past 21 years and recently became part of the Queenstown Veterinary Hospital and Western Shore Veterinary Hospital family. She enjoys scuba diving, and spending time at the beach. However, her greatest passion is running. Her accomplishments include having finished over 30 marathons, 5 of which were the Boston marathon, and she has completed two Ironman Triathlon in Wisconsin in September 2012 and 2014.
She has two sons whom she is very proud, her oldest is at Penn State University studying computer science and her youngest is in grade school enjoying soccer, basketball, and flag football. She is not only a veterinarian but a loving mother, an accomplished runner and triathlete. Dr. McCafferty continues to challenge herself in every aspect of her life. She feels blessed that she has a loving family and a wonderful career. Come visit and share in her passion for animals and for life.
Elise Powell, DVM, cVMA
Dr. Elise Powell has been practicing in the region for over a decade. Her medical style focuses on an integrative approach to preventative care with a strong belief that optimal health and happiness is achieved when an animal’s nutritional, genetic, behavioral and environmental needs are coordinated and addressed in a well balanced manner. Among her many passions is training and behavior, with over 30 years experience in training, particularly as it relates to animal relinquishment and rescue. In practice, this knowledge is utilized to cultivate lifelong strong relationships between pet and owner. She has a particular fondness for getting puppies and kittens on the right track, but she also has a tender place in her heart for geriatric animals and pain management. She is certified in veterinary medical acupuncture.
In her spare time, Dr. Powell can be found outdoors. She loves cycling, running, hiking, traveling, and spending time on the water. She shares her home with her husband and two daughters. She has a German Shepherd named Bisous, a black Labrador named Kossar, and a darling tuxedo cat named Ucluelet. Finally, her family recently rescued a mixed breed puppy found running along I-95, named Napali.
Stephanie Chabalko, DVM, CVA
Dr. Chabalko grew up in the Annapolis area. When her grandparents retired to Southwest Florida, the family followed. While in Florida she received her Bachelors Degree in Biology from the University of Central Florida and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She has practiced general medicine in the Annapolis area, for the past 14 yrs. and completed her studies at the Chi University as an acupuncturist in May 2018. She also has an interest in Integrative Medicine, including herbal medicine, food therapy, and physical therapy. Dr. Chabalko lives in Arnold with her husband, daughter, and 2 pets, a Frenchie mix named Rosy, and a ShiTzu mix named Wonton. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, traveling, and relaxing on the beach.
Emily joined the QVH/WSVH team in September of 2022. She brings 15 years of combined animal welfare and private veterinary practice experience with her to her role as the practice manager of Western Shore Veterinary Hospital. For Emily, loving animals and working with them has been a lifelong journey. Emily has owned dogs, cats, horses, fish, mice, gerbils, rabbits, and birds.
Emily lives on Kent Island with her family and two dogs Epic, a rescued Pit/Poodle mix, and Dude, a Golden Retriever. Emily is an outdoor activity and sport enthusiast. She can often be found running various trails with Epic or on the sidelines of her kids’ sports teams.
“I look forward to getting to know each owner and pet that comes through our doors at Western Shore Veterinary Hospital. We have assembled a passionate team that treats veterinary medicine as a lifelong career, not just a job. We can not wait to meet you and take the best care of your pet”.
Client Service Reps
Erin is an Annapolis native. She traded her job as an elementary school teacher for being a member of the WSVH team. In her free time, you can find her playing with her Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Jax, or eating at the newest Annapolis restaurants.
Marina was born into a family with a large number of pets that included cats, ferrets, fish and turtles and she always had a passion for animals! Marina worked for a few years at a pet store, taking care of all the animals, giving them the care and love they needed before they found their forever homes. During that time, she also went to AACC to become a certified veterinary assistant before moving to Tennessee. Upon her return from Tennessee, she worked for a local grooming salon, helping to beautify dogs and cats in the Severna Park and surrounding areas. After almost 2 years she came across the newly opened Western Shore Veterinary Hospital and joined this amazing team! Marina is so grateful for the opportunity to continue to use my passion to help all the animals I can!
Veterinary Technician Assistants
Megan has worked in the veterinary field for 20 years. While she has held many different positions in the industry, being an animal advocate is most important to her. Megan has two dogs, Mimzi and Scarlett, who were rescued from Texas. Her favorite things to do include spending time with her husband and son, traveling and going on adventures, spending time with family and friends, and helping animals. She is a big fan of the Orioles and Ravens and enjoys going to games with Dr. McCafferty! Megan’s secret specialty is spicy chihuahuas; she can’t resist them and speaks their language. She hasn’t met one chihuahua that she hasn’t won over. Megan is extremely excited to meet new clients and their fur babies.
Jen – Lead Veterinary Technician
Jen has been a vet tech for about twenty years, with experience at a general practice and a veterinary dermatology clinic. She enjoys all aspects of general practice life, but has an especially keen interest in skin and ear cases. She shares her home with her best friends, Bébé the DLH tuxedo cat, Oma the miniature poodle, Dr. Seth Brundle the eyelash crested gecko, Old Bumpy Lady the brown anole, and three very well-behaved tarantulas – Chewie, Phil and President Camacho. In her spare time, Jen enjoys crafting (she specifies “the cool kind”), kayaking, camping, leisure hiking, and relaxing on the beach.