Doctors

Dr. Thomas Isaac Jr. Valley West Vets

Dr. Thomas Isaac Jr.

Veterinarian and Practice Owner

Dr. Isaac was born and raised in Charleston, WV. He graduated with his Bachelor's degree from West Virginia University in 1998 and then went on to receive his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia in 2002. When Dr. Tom Isaac Sr. retired from Valley West and Elk Valley in 2007, Dr. Isaac became practice owner alongside Dr. Amy Keith. In the past he has served as the President of the West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Isaac specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Isaac is married to fellow veterinarian Dr. Amy Isaac. Together they have three children, two dogs, and two cats. He enjoys cheering on WVU and UGA sports teams, skiing, and playing golf.

Dr. Amy Keith Valley West Vets

Dr. Amy Keith

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. In keeping with her past summers spent at Valley West, she took a position with the practice as soon as she completed her studies. In 2007, Dr. Keith partnered with Dr. Isaac to purchase the practice.

Dr. Keith is from Charleston, WV. She is a member of the West Virginia Veterinary Medical AssociationAmerican Veterinary Medical Association and American Association of Feline Practitioners

Her special interests include dermatology, ophthalmology, and feline medicine.  

Dr. Keith is married to Steven Keith, Charleston Daily Mail’s The Food Guy. Together they have three children, and a puppy named Stella and a cat named Tom Tom. When she's not at the hospital, she enjoys cooking, traveling, helping her kids with sports, and community activities. 

Dr. Amy Isaac Valley West Vets

Dr. Amy Isaac

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. After spending her childhood riding horses and competing in combined training and dressage, Dr. Isaac was inspired to stay on at UGA for an additional year as a large animal intern. She met her husband, Dr. Tom Isaac, while in school. After completing her internship, she moved to Charleston and began work at the practice.

Dr. Isaac's interests are now primarily in small animal medicine with an emphasis on dentistry and pain management. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners, and the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. She is active in an online dentistry focus group with colleagues around the world to stay on the cutting edge of quality dentistry, and she incorporates her innovative findings into her practice. She also has an interest in the One Health Initiative, which focuses on the association between human and animal health.

Together with Dr. Tom Isaac, she has three boys, two cats, two dogs, and two horses. She enjoys reading, exercising, and watching Georgia football. She is also an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Charleston, through which she has participated in 2 medical mission trips to Haiti (human, not veterinary!) and has fallen in love with the people of Haiti. She and Tom now sponsor two children in Haiti, and she hopes to return for another mission trip next year.

 

Dr. Amy Leadmon Valley West Vets

Dr. Amy Leadmon

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. She first joined the practice in 1990 while at State and then returned to work at Elk Valley after completing her studies in 1999. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

With 20 years of veterinary medicine under her belt, Dr. Leadmon has found that she enjoys the variety of her work, whether it's educating clients or focusing on the health of her patients.

Dr. Leadmon and her son Jake live in Pinch, WV, where she enjoys taking him to baseball and basketball practice. She also loves to go fishing with Jake, riding horses, and watching NASCAR. They have a dog, a cat, and a horse.

Dr. Robert Marshall

Veterinarian

Dr. Marshall received his undergraduate degree from West Virginia University in 1976. In 1980, he graduated with a degree in veterinary medicine from Purdue University and has been practicing for more than 30 years. He joined the Valley West and Elk Valley practice in 1992.

Dr. Marshall is from South Charleston, WV. He is a member of the West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Marshall is married with three stepchildren and five grandchildren. He has eight horses, three cats, and four dogs. He enjoys gardening, fishing, and horseback riding, and he volunteers on the board of directors for numerous organizations.

Dr. Rebecca Metz Valley West Vets

Dr. Rebecca Metz

Veterinarian

Dr. Metz graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Animal and Veterinary Science in 1984. She went on to attend the University of Georgia where she graduated in 1988 with her degree in veterinary medicine. Since that time she has worked in various practices including spending seven years practicing emergency medicine at the Animal Emergency Clinic, her position prior to joining the practice.

Dr. Metz is from Charleston, WV. She is a member of AVMA.

Dr. Katie Kobyra Valley West Vets

Dr. Katie Kobyra

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. After studying acupuncture and traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine at The Chi Institute during her senior clinical year, she now specializes in providing acupuncture as an alternative choice for pain management in her geriatric and senior patients.

Dr. Kobyra enjoys strengthening the bond between clients and their recently adopted pets during their "New Pet" wellness visits, as well as providing life-long care as their pet grows with the family. In addition to working with dogs and cats, Dr. Kobyra also ventures out into the community providing farm calls to goats, sheep, cows, horses, and pigs.

Dr. Kobyra lives in Charleston with her husband Eric, a rescued Boxer named Amelia and a three-legged cat named Skywalker. When she's not at the hospital, she enjoys hiking, playing ultimate frisbee, reading, and watching Purdue Football and Blue Jackets Hockey.

Dr. Grace Skaff Valley West Vets

Dr. Grace Skaff

Veterinarian

Dr. Gracie Skaff was born and raised in Charleston, WV. She started shadowing and working for the Valley West/Elk Valley hospitals on summer and holiday breaks in 2009. She received her B.S. degree in Animal and Nutritional Sciences from West Virginia University in 2012. From there, she went to Mississippi State University (Hail State!) where she obtained her D.V.M. degree in 2016. She decided to return home and began practicing with us as an associate veterinarian in June of 2016.

While Dr. Skaff particularly enjoys dentistry, dermatology, preventive care, and soft tissue surgery, she enjoys all facets of veterinary medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association. Her interests outside of veterinary medicine include traveling, antiquing, attending classic rock concerts, golfing and clay shooting sports. She currently resides in Charleston with Stella (pictured).