Meet the folks who make it all happen. We see big potential in every moment, & care deeply about what we do every day.
Dr. Megan Bray
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. Aaron Lucas
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!
Dr. Melissa Earp
When Dr. Melissa Earp’s childhood cat needed veterinary care for an open sore, she and her mother took their pet to the local vet’s office. Young Dr. Earp was practically in tears the entire trip there—when the veterinarian told them that the treatment would be quick and easy, she was overjoyed! The entire experience introduced Dr. Earp to the power of veterinary medicine, and she’s been hooked ever since. Now, she’s a proud member of Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic’s team of skilled veterinarians.
Dr. Earp grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and worked in a medical billing office for a few years after high school. She received her associate’s degree in surgical technology from Frederick Community College during that time, and began working in the operating room at Carroll Hospital Center to gain crucial hands-on experience in the medical world. Next, Dr. Earp earned her Bachelor’s Degree in biology at McDaniel College while continuing to work in the hospital.
Dr. Betsy Stiefvater
Dr. Betsy grew up with patient and understanding parents who indulged her habit of bringing home stray and needy animals, including a cat with three legs and one who was blind. At the age of eight, she declared that she wanted to become a vet. Looking back, she’s not even sure that she knew what that meant, but she knew she loved animals and wanted to work with them as a career. Today, more than 25 years later, Dr. Betsy has no regrets about the path she chose!
While attending undergraduate school at Ohio State University, Dr. Betsy took a job as a kennel cleaner for a small animal vet clinic. The doctor there was a wonderful mentor and taught her many things. Once she was in veterinary school (also at Ohio State), she was able to perform more procedures and services at the clinic. After graduation, Dr. Betsy moved to Alexandria, VA to work at another small animal clinic. Having always wanted to live in the DC area, Dr. Betsy relocated to Maryland in 2000, and continued working part time while also raising her family.
Dr. Miranda Baker
Bio coming soon.