Veterinary Assistants

Veterinary Assistant

Tanesha is from Florida but moved to Charleston and began working at Valley West in January 2022. She loves animals and has worked in veterinary medicine for 10 years. Tanesha has 2 dogs and 4 cats. She enjoys hiking with her dogs, reading and spending time with family.

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Hannah W.

Certified Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Assistant

Hannah started working at Valley West in January 2023. Her love for animals inspired her to obtain a Certified Veterinary Assistant degree from Animal Behavior College in May 2023. She enjoys assisting pet owners and patients in rooms and learning about different treatments.

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Sydney T.

Fear Free Certified
Veterinary Assistant

Sydney has been working with Valley West as a Veterinary Assistant since November 2022. She has always loved animals but also loves the science behind the medicine.

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Veterinary Assistant

Fiona joined the Valley West team in February 2022. She has always loved animals and has experience with many different types of animals since growing up on a farm in Roane, WV. She has barrel raced and shown horses since 2011. Fiona has 4 dogs, 4 cats, 3 horses, a rabbit, and a ferret.

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Madison (Madi) M.

Fear Free Certified
Veterinary Assistant

Madi joined the Valley West team in July 2022. She is currently enrolled at Carver Career Center for her Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She has a special interest in Pharmacology and Small Animal Nursing, and is a member of NAVTA and Fear Free Certified.

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Veterinary Assistant

Katie grew up in Jackson County working with and showing animals at a local fair. She began working with Valley West in June 2021 after having her first child.

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Veterinary Assistant

Carly joined the Valley West team in October 2014 as a veterinary assistant after earning her Bachelor's degree in Natural Science. She has four dogs named Matty, Ava, Rufus and Scarlet as well as three cats named Bernie, Morris, and Missile Launcher.

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Veterinary Assistant

Marsha began working with us in 1998 and has 26 years of experience.

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Veterinary Technicians

Carly T.

RVT, Cat Friendly Certified Veterinary Professional
Veterinary Technician

Carly is a Registered Veterinary Technician and started working with us in 2024. She graduated from Carver Career and Technical College in 2014. She enjoys improving pet health through preventative care and wellness exams. Carly has 4 dogs named Willow, Harley Quinn, Dutton, and Kaiser.

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Daphne B.

RVT, Fear Free Certified, Cat Friendly Certified Veterinary Professional, Pet Nutrition Coach Certified
Head Veterinary Technician

Daphne has been a member of our Elk Valley team since 1998 and is currently the Head Veterinary Technician. She graduated from Fairmont State University with an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in 1999.

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Registered Veterinary Technician

Abigail is a Registered Veterinary Technician that has trained and worked at Elk Valley since January of 2022. She received her degree at Carver Career and Technical College.

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Beth M.

RVT,VTS-Dentistry
Registered Veterinary Technician Dental Specialist

Beth began working with us in 2008 and has 16 years of experience. She graduated from Fairmont State in 2004 as a Registered Veterinary Technician.

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Bridga S.

RVT
Veterinary Technician

Bridga has been a Registered Veterinary Technician at our Elk Valley hospital since 2008 after she graduated from Fairmont State University. She enjoys working with both small and large animals.

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Kate H.

RVT
Veterinary Technician

Kate has been a member of the Valley West team since 2011 and is a Registered Veterinary Technician. She attended the Carver Career Center and Bridge Valley to earn her Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in 2012. She enjoys working with neonates or orphaned baby animals.

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Veterinary Technician

Kat has been in the veterinary field since 2012 and has been a part of the Valley West team since April 2021. She recently earned her Associates of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology from Bridge Valley Community College.

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Client Service Representatives

Receptionist

Laura is from Shrewsbury, WV. Her love for animals encouraged her to join the Valley West team in October 2021. She has a cat named Jinx and in her spare time, enjoys reading and traveling.

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Receptionist

Shawna joined our client service team at Valley West in October 2023. She has 22 years experience in horse back riding and has 3 horses of her own. She also has 4 dogs, 3 cats, cows, chickens, geese, donkey and fish. She enjoys spending time on the farm, caring for her animals.

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Receptionist

Jen has been at Elk Valley since 2020. She has 10 years experience in veterinary medicine. She works as a receptionist and also assists the technicians.

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Receptionist

Kelsey has been a member of the Valley West team since January 2017 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Animal and Nutritional Sciences from West Virginia University. She has a Chihuahua named Gypsy and a cat named Zorro.

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Receptionist

Kim joined the Elk Valley team in 2021. She works as a receptionist and has a total of 17 years and counting of experience in customer service in veterinary medicine. She is passionate about her job but loves the clients and pets even more.

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Receptionist

Kristen has been on our Customer Service Team since 2009. Kristen has two cats named Ziggy and NuNu, and a Labrador Retriever named Toasted Marshmallow.

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Receptionist

Margaret has been greeting pet owners at Elk Valley Veterinary Hospital since 2004. Her favorite part of the job is connecting with clients. She enjoys developing meaningful relationships with both our clients and our patients. Her goal is to make a difference every single day.

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Receptionist

Madyson joined the Valley West team in February 2023. Madyson has two cats named Onyx and Triton, and a bearded dragon named Excalibur. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, niece and nephews.

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Receptionist

Shelia has been a member of the Valley West Client Service Team since 2000 and has been greeting pet owners for 24 years. She loves cats and has two of her own, Whiskers and Sammy U. Her interests include spending time with family, reading and gardening.

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Receptionist

Traci joined the Elk Valley Customer Service Team in September 2018. She graduated in May 2016 from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Biology in Animal Science.

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Veterinarians

Veterinarian and Practice Owner

Dr. Keith spent her undergraduate years at West Virginia University and graduated from Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992.

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Veterinarian

Dr. Amy Isaac received her undergraduate degree from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia in 2002.

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Veterinarian

Dr. Leadmon attended West Virginia State University for her undergraduate years, and then went on to graduate from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.

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Veterinarian

Dr. Katie Kobyra received her undergraduate degree in Animal Sciences from Purdue University in Indiana and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University.

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Managers

Practice Manager

Vanessa started at our Elk Valley location in 2000 and received her Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in 2001. She became the Office Manager in 2015 and then became the Practice Manager at Valley West in late 2020.

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Office Manager

Stephany has been a member of our Elk Valley Customer Service Team since 2013. She first joined us as a customer service representative but has since taken on the role of office manager as well.

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