Our Veterinarians

Dr. Megan Bray

Veterinarian

Dr. Megan Bray grew up in rural Hot Springs, Virginia with everything from dogs and cats to birds and horses. Her mother worked as a Veterinary Technician in Roanoke for a time, and Dr. Bray was hooked on the world of veterinary care early on in life. For her, no other career path would suffice! Dr. Bray’s passion for animals hasn’t let up since—she’s proud to help the area’s pets and animal owners every day as a veterinarian with the Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic family!

Dr. Bray attended Virginia Tech for her undergraduate degree—much to the chagrin of her family, who are all University of Virginia fans—and worked in the University’s veterinary school, a local animal hospital, and in a research laboratory during her studies. She was accepted to the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine during her senior year, then headed off to veterinary school to earn her Doctorate.

Dr. Bray became engaged to her husband—Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic’s very own Dr. Tyler Bray—during her veterinary school career, then joined the team here at Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic after graduation in 2012. Her husband moved to Westminster the following year to start working with the clinic’s large-animal patients, and they’ve been tending to animals side-by-side ever since! Dr. Bray has particular passions for internal medicine cases and surgery work; for her, nothing beats getting hands-on with a patient to help them feel better. Most of all, she loves meeting new people on a daily basis and getting to watch their pets grow over the years.

Dr. Bray and her husband have a wonderful young son, James, and also share their lives with two cats—Scotch was Dr. Bray’s first pet when she moved away for college, and she rescued Charlie during veterinary school—and a rescued mutt, Scampy, who currently lives nearby with Dr. Bray’s younger brother. When she isn’t spending quality time with her family or tending to pets here at the clinic, Dr. Bray enjoys hiking, cooking, wine tasting, reading, and working on projects around her 1900s-era home.

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Dr. Aaron Lucas

Veterinarian

Dr. Aaron Lucas has been a problem-solver ever since his early days growing up in rural Luray, Virginia. He’s also had a passion for animals his entire life! For Dr. Lucas, getting to improve the lives of not only pets, but the owners who cherish them, is a dream come true—he’s been a member of the Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic family since the summer of 2015.

Dr. Lucas attended Virginia Tech to earn his Bachelor’s degree in biology in 2004, and was then accepted into a program to focus on veterinary parasitology research. Next, he headed to the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating as valedictorian in 2010 and becoming a licensed veterinarian. After practicing locally and teaching at the veterinary college, Dr. Lucas took a position at a mixed-animal practice back home in Luray for four years before relocating to Sykesville—that’s when he was offered a position here at Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic!

As a vet, Dr. Lucas enjoys testing his fine motor skills with delicate procedures, and he’s also fond of helping his large-animal patients—primarily dairy and beef cattle—live healthier lives. Most of all, Dr. Lucas likes forming relationships with the area’s pet and farm owners as time goes by.

When he isn’t tending to pets’ needs here at the clinic, Dr. Lucas can often be found in the great outdoors, where he enjoys hunting, fishing, and golfing. He and his wife—a veterinarian herself—share their home with three Border Collies: Boots, the oldest and most loyal; Socks, who is Border Collie in appearance but couch-potato at heart; and Skirt, who believes she is in charge of the entire bunch.

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Dr. Lauren Peterson

Veterinarian

Dr. Lauren Peterson grew up in Phoenix, Maryland, where a love of pets was instilled in her early on in life. When it came time to consider a career path, the choice was obvious: veterinary medicine would allow Dr. Peterson to satisfy her medical and scientific interests while getting to better the lives of animals! Now, she’s a veterinarian with the Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic family.

Dr. Peterson attended Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine to earn her Doctoral degree, then moved back to her home state of Maryland to launch her career. She joined the Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic team in June of 2016, and has been helping the pets and animal owners of the area ever since. Dr. Peterson has special interests in feline medicine and soft-tissue surgical work, and she especially loves making a patient’s day by slipping them a tasty treat!

Away from work, Dr. Peterson likes cooking—she’s won several chili cook-offs with her talents!—and spending time with her family and pets. She has three horses, a dog named Indy, two cats who go by Bandit and Poundcake, and a number of chickens.

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