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Kate has always been a nurturing soul—she loves being able to help not only pets, but the loving owners who care for them as well. She’s been working in the veterinary profession ever since she was 16 years old, and has been a member of the Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic family for more than 17 years!
Kate is originally from Media, Pennsylvania and moved to Carroll County with her family when she was only 11 years old. At 16, she began working at the front desk of a local veterinary hospital alongside her mother.
When Ashley and her husband bought their farm, Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic became their source for large-animal veterinary care. Over time, they developed a close relationship with the veterinarians here—when a position opened up for a reception role, Ashley knew that it was the natural next step! She’s been a member of the clinic family ever since.
A native of Montgomery County, Ashley grew up riding horses thanks to her mother’s position as Manager of a large horseback-riding facility. When her parents purchased a horse-boarding operation in Howard County, her passion for animals only deepened. After raising her son as a stay-at-home mother for 13 years, Ashley was happy to accept a position here at Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic in the fall of 2015.
Ivy grew up with dogs her whole life, and always felt drawn to the earth’s creatures in a natural way. Caring for pets is simply what she’s always wanted to do! She’s proud to continue her journey in veterinary medicine as a member of Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic’s front-desk team.
Ivy was born in Glenn Dale and grew up in Mt. Airy, Maryland. She was only a senior in high school when she started interning at a local animal clinic. Next, she moved on to a dog kennel where she would help pets for the next two years. Around that time, Ivy began bringing her own pup here to Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic for care—when she heard about an open position at the front desk, she jumped at her chance to apply. The rest is history! Ivy has been a member of the hospital family since April of 2019, and loves to continue learning new things while meeting and greeting the area’s pets and loving owners on a daily basis.
Rhonda always had dogs and cats in the family while growing up, and her desire to help them live the best lives possible only grew as she got older. For her, working with pets and a team of animal-lovers just like herself is a dream come true! She’s a proud member of Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic’s front-desk staff.
A native of the Baltimore area, Rhonda launched her veterinary journey as a Kennel Assistant, then received on-the-job training to become a Veterinary Technician. In July of 2020, after hearing great things about Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic and its staff, she decided to make a switch and joined the hospital family. Rhonda couldn’t be happier with her choice! She especially loves learning new things on an almost daily basis, and her favorite part of every shift is getting to meet and greet the area’s pet owners and their adorable companions.
Like most veterinary professionals, Kathy has adored the company of animals ever since her earliest days. She wanted to do more than simply admire pets, though—she’s always made it her mission to ensure that animals are well cared for so that they can live happy, joyous, and fulfilling lives! Kathy has been doing just that here at Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic for more than 25 years.
Kathy is from Chesapeake City, Maryland and began working with animals when she and her husband operated a 700-acre dairy farm; she’s been tending to cows for more than 30 years, and hasn’t stopped caring for animals professionally since. When an injury prevented her from continuing work on the farm, Kathy joined the Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic family in May of 1992. She helps the area’s pets as a Veterinary Assistant, and also assists in surgery one day a week and takes care of all inventory and ordering for the hospital.
When you’re born and raised on a dairy farm like Lindsey was, working with animals is something that just comes naturally. Growing up, not only did she and her siblings help out with the livestock, but they were also heavily involved in 4H, showing pigs, beef, and dairy cattle. When the opportunity arose for her to join the Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic, it seemed almost meant to be!
Lindsey’s journey began back in 2011 when she was brought on as a receptionist. It didn’t take long for her to climb the ranks and make the transition to appointment technician and then eventually veterinary technician. Clinically, Lindsey enjoys assisting with dentals and surgery, especially emergency procedures. Seeing patients who were in such dire shape return for their rechecks is a great feeling.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Brooke grew up with dogs and cats around the house and started riding horses when she was very young. She also showed lambs in the 4-H club and helped her grandfather with his dairy and beef cattle. Her entire life has been spent around animals—for Brooke, working hands-on to better pets’ lives in the veterinary profession simply makes sense!
Brooke obtained an internship here at Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic during her senior year of high school, affording her the opportunity to get direct experience in the veterinary world during her studies in animal science. She was offered a position with the clinic team before her internship hours were even completed—Brooke was more than happy to accept! As a Tech, she especially likes monitoring and medicating patients, and routine wellness visits always bring her great satisfaction.
Kaitlyn’s grandmother was a huge animal lover, rescuing as many pets as she could and frequently volunteering her time to the local Humane Society. Kaitlyn decided to carry on that legacy—for her, helping as many of the earth’s creatures to live happier, healthier lives is a dream come true! She’s proud to serve as a member of Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic’s Veterinary Assistant team.
A Carroll County native, Kaitlyn dabbled in the graphic design and food service fields before deciding to jump headfirst into what she was truly passionate about: animal care. When she came across an advertisement for Carroll Community College’s Veterinary Assistant program, she knew that she had found the perfect fit. Before she knew it, Kaitlyn had signed up for the course and launched her journey in veterinary medicine!
Lindsey may have started out in the childcare industry, but her heart led her to her true calling: working with animals. In 2019, she completed the veterinary assistant program at Carroll Community College and joined the Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic team shortly thereafter. Now, she is making a difference in the lives of pets and their owners, one appointment at a time!
Lindsey’s favorite part of the job is the variety. While the basics of each visit are the same, there are so many other unique factors that make it interesting and keep her on her toes. She also happens to have an affinity for ear cleanings, as she finds it quite satisfying. Because of this, Lindsey has affectionately been deemed the designated ear cleaner of the clinic!
When she started riding horses 11 years ago, Autumn knew almost instantly that she would love to work with animals professionally. Having brought her own pets here to Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic for many years, she knew that it was the perfect way to satisfy her love for pets and her desire to learn more about the field. Autumn gets to better the lives of pets on a daily basis—she’s a member of the kennel team!
Autumn is a Carroll County native and was first exposed to the world of veterinary care after taking an animal science class. She signed on here at Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic to gain hands-on experience in the field of pet care, and she’ll soon be enrolling in Carroll Community College’s veterinary technology program. Autumn will help pets as a Veterinary Technician in the future! For now, she likes to help each and every boarding pet feel as comfortable as possible, and she enjoys meeting their loving owners as well.
Jenna grew up on a farm in Maryland with lots of animals around her, including cows, horses and plenty of good dogs. As she got older, she became very active in the rodeo. During that time, Jenna witnessed many instances in which a horse or dog became ill and needed medical intervention. This fascinated her, and ultimately sparked an interest in one day working in the veterinary field. As one of the technicians here at Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic, Jenna is living that dream and loving every second of it.
Not surprisingly, Jenna’s journey began on various farms, where she worked to gain more knowledge and experience. She officially joined the Taylorsville team in 2021, after moving back to Maryland. One of Jenna’s favorite things to do on the job is advocate for animals who are unable to speak for themselves. She also gets great satisfaction in seeing animals recover from their illnesses and knowing she played a small role in those happy endings.
For as long as Leslie can remember, she has always loved and wanted to help animals. She had dogs throughout her entire childhood and on through college. When she got married, she and her husband adopted their first dog together. Caring for him became Leslie’s top priority. After almost 15 years, they had to say goodbye and didn’t get another dog for two years. This time they rescued. After eight years and another goodbye, Leslie needed some time to mend her heart (if it ever truly mends). At the same time, she knew she needed to be around animals, so she joined the Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic team!
Prior to becoming a veterinary receptionist, Leslie had worked for many years in the corporate world. Her heart just wasn’t in it and she decided it was time to follow her true passion. After sending several resumes, she reached out to Taylorsville to inquire on any openings, and the rest is history. What Leslie loves most about her role is not only getting to see and love on all the animals, but also being able to help other pet owners when they are in need. She has a knack for putting herself in their shoes and developing trusting relationships.
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Lauren grew up watching Steve Irwin and Jane Goodall on Animal Planet, and it made a permanent impression. Being able to help pets in need has been a goal of hers ever since she can remember she’s always known that she would end up in an animal related career field. Lauren is thrilled to launch her journey in veterinary care right here at Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic!
Lauren is a Carroll County native and graduated magna cum laude from McDaniel College with her Environmental Studies degree in late 2016. She joined the Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic family in March of the following year—her family has been bringing their own pets here to the hospital for many years, and Lauren is proud to now serve alongside the very staff that have shown her four-legged friends care and compassion in the past! She finds that she especially enjoys wellness examinations, diagnostic work, and radiology. Most of all, Lauren likes learning new things every day and getting to know the pet owners of the area.
Registered Veterinary Technician
A self-proclaimed farm kid, Brooke grew up between a 350-acre farm and a 20-acre farmette. Her grandfather had Clydesdales and taught Brooke to ride and drive carts. They also had milk and beef cattle, and she spent countless hours in the barn with the animals. Meanwhile, Brooke’s mom helped her show dogs, and raise puppies, kittens, horses, and even wild animals like foxes, raccoon, deer! It came as no surprise to anyone that Brooke would ultimately grow up to work in the veterinary field.
When Brooke was just four years old, she proclaimed that she wanted to be a vet and spent most of her formative years focused on vet school. After completing her high school internship here at Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic, however, Brooke discovered that she enjoyed the technician role much more and decided to switch gears. Now, she can’t imagine ever doing anything else with her life. A veterinary technician is what she was meant to be.
When Katelyn was in middle school, her beloved husky suffered a spinal injury. She accompanied her to every vet appointment, and ultimately helped rehabilitate her to be able to walk again. The experience left an indelible mark on Katelyn and sparked a desire to one day seek a job where she could help animals for a living. As a veterinary technician, she is thrilled to provide exceptional care to our patients!
Katelyn began working at a different clinic shortly before COVID hit. Once things opened back up, she moved on to another hospital before ultimately joining the Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic team. Professionally, she enjoys helping her colleagues in any way she can, whether it’s answering phones or distracting a stressed out patient. She also has a special interest in oncology.
As a child growing up in Woodbine, MD, Christina found herself surrounded by animals of all shapes, sizes and species. From dogs and cats to chickens, goats and horses, her experience with animals at a young age would ultimately shape her path as an adult. Today, not only does Christina get to work with animals on a daily basis, but she is also living her lifelong dream of having a farm of her own.
Christina’s journey into the veterinary world began several years ago. Since that time, she has been inspired by countless clients and patients. The feeling she gets at the end of the day, knowing she’s helped someone else who loves their pets as much as she does – that’s priceless. As receptionist here at Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic, Christina loves the fact that she’s making a difference in the animal world.
Shatana grew up in New Windsor where she spent lots of time outdoors with her siblings and their many outdoor cats. A routine visit to the vet with her first official pet cat opened up a whole new world of possibilities for Shatana. She thought to herself, this was an environment she’d enjoy working in, and took the steps to make that happen. Shatana runs our front desk but is also skilled as a veterinary technician.
Shatana’s journey began as a kennel technician at an exotic animal hospital, and she worked her way up to technician from there. While there, she discovered how much she loved working with birds and reptiles! In 2020, Shatana joined the Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic as a vet tech. After taking a brief hiatus, she returned in 2023 and happily filled the role of receptionist. One of her favorite things is looking at the schedule and seeing that a patient she knows and loves is coming in.