Our Careteam

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. Next, Kate joined the team here at Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic in the summer of 2001, where she began helping pets as a Veterinary Technician before transitioning into a reception role after the birth of her daughter. She particularly likes the large-animal side of her job and has a special fascination with embryo transfers, but her favorite part of the work is getting to develop relationships with the hospital’s clients over time.

Kate’s interests outside of animal medicine include vacationing at the beach, camping in the mountains, and spending quality time with her family at home. She and her husband, Jason, have a son named Owen whose main interests include T-ball and dinosaurs; Kate also has a daughter, Jillian, who is already very active in the 4-H club and loves animals just as much as her mother. The family shares their home with Shadow, a loveable mutt whose boundless energy can cheer Kate up on any day of the week.
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.

Most of Ashley’s free time away from work is spent with her family. She and her husband, Peter, own and operate a cattle farm, where they raise and show Hereford cattle. Their son, Karson, continues to show cattle all over the country! The family also shares their home with two dogs: Chester, an attention-loving Pointer, as well as Stella the Red Heeler.
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.

Away from work, Ivy enjoys listening to music, attending country concerts, and spending time with her friends, family, and pets. She has one pet of her own: Hank, a German Shepherd/Labrador/Black Mouth Cur mix whose favorite pastime is playing with any toy he can get his paws on.
Like most veterinary professionals, Emily has always adored pets. She’s also been a people person her entire life. When the opportunity arose for her to help animals and pet owners alongside her sister—the clinic’s very own Ivy!—she knew she had to jump at the chance. Now, Emily is proud to serve as a member of the Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic reception team.

Emily is from Taneytown and worked in the retail and adult daycare fields before jumping into the veterinary profession. She loves to greet the hospital’s visitors—four- and two-legged alike—at the front desk, and she especially likes seeing happy pets reunited with their loving owners.

Outside of work, Emily’s interests include cooking, baking, gardening, and spending time with her boyfriend and family. She has two daughters and a son, and is also a proud parent to a dog and cat.
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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.

Kathy and her husband have one son and are proud grandparents to three wonderful grandchildren. At home, they live with six feline companions: Milk Weed, Stella, Jack, Joey, and two outdoor cats.
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Ivy grew up in the countryside of Taneytown, Maryland surrounded by farm animals and wildlife; it wasn’t difficult for her to develop a love and appreciation for the earth’s creatures early on in life. She’s been involved in the veterinary field ever since she was 16 years old—Ivy’s passion hasn’t wavered since!

Ivy was still in high school when she secured an internship at a local veterinary hospital through the school’s career connections program. It didn’t take her long to realize that this was the perfect path—after graduation, she enrolled in the veterinary assistant track at Carroll Community College. She accepted her first job at a hospital in Hanover, Pennsylvania, gaining crucial skills that have served her well to this day, then returned to Maryland and signed on at a clinic in Westminster.

After giving birth to her two sons, Ivy decided to move on to another hospital—that’s when she signed on here at Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic. She started as a receptionist before transitioning in the role of Veterinary Technician; Ivy especially likes getting to spend one-on-one time with patients in the exam rooms and her favorite part of the job is critical cases and assisting in surgery. In total, Ivy has been helping to improve the lives of pets for more than 15 years!

Ivy and her husband, Michael, live in Carroll County with their two sons, Mitchell and Jonathan. When she isn’t spending quality time with her family or caring for pets here at Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic, Ivy can be found weight-lifting at the gym, listening to music, cleaning, and relaxing in the great outdoors.
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Lindsey’s parents have operated a dairy farm for almost 40 years—for her, animal care was simply a part of life while growing up. Working closely with large-animal veterinarians and learning even more during her 4-H projects only cemented her desire to work with animals herself! Lindsey gets to do just that on a daily basis as a member of Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic’s talented care team.

Lindsey grew up in Frederick, Maryland and moved with her family to Union Bridge at the age of 12. She started working at a local veterinary clinic immediately after high school until she headed off to college—Lindsey joined the team here at Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic in January of 2011 after moving back home with her degree. As a Veterinary Assistant, she enjoys helping with surgeries and talking with new pet owners during puppy and kitten examinations.

Outside of work, Lindsey is actively involved in fire rescue and has been a volunteer for 10 years—she even finished paramedic school recently! She also enjoys dancing, traveling, and spending time at home with her family and their animal companions. Lindsey has an Australian Shepherd, Miley, a house cat named Annie, and two show heifers, HaHa and Freda.
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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.

When she’s not at work, Brooke can be found hiking in the great outdoors, horseback riding, four-wheeling, and enjoying the company of her own animal companions at home. She has two dogs—Ziggy the Icelandic Sheepdog and a Great Dane named Mako—as well as a horse, Snickers, and a cat named Carly.
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Sarah remembers performing practice “surgeries” on her stuffed animals when she was a little girl—veterinary care has been in her blood ever since her earliest days. She’s always wanted to use her time to better the lives of animals in need! Sarah is able to do just that as a Veterinary Technician with the Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic team.

Sarah is a Westminster native and was still in high school when she signed up for an occupational program that gave her the opportunity to study animal care. Upon completion of the program, she was required to intern at a facility to gain hands-on experience—she interned right here at Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic, and she’s been here ever since! Now, Sarah serves the area’s pets and animal parents as a Veterinary Technician. She has a special passion for radiology and the way it allows her to come to a conclusive diagnosis, but her favorite part of the job is meeting pets of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds on a daily basis.

When she isn’t helping pets to feel better here at the hospital, Sarah can be found exercising, spending time with her family and boyfriend, and tending to her own animal companions at home. She has three dogs: Luke, a German Shepherd who is best friends with Sarah’s father; Mo-b the food-obsessed Puggle; and a hyper Chocolate Lab named Jessie.
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Racheal grew up on a family farm in Clarksville, Maryland. She’s had an innate passion for working with animals ever since day one—that’s because she’s been helping pets hands-on for her entire life! As she got a bit older and started to care for animals through the 4-H program, Racheal’s mind was made up: she wanted to help pets live happy, healthy lives as a member of the veterinary world.

After getting married, Racheal moved to the Sykesville area and started looking for her next opportunity in the animal care field. That’s when she discovered an opening here at Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic—the rest is history! Racheal particularly likes watching the area’s animal companions grow up healthy and strong over the years, and she loves to talk with other pet owners one-on-one in the exam rooms.

Racheal and her husband, Kienan, care for a variety of animals at home. They have goats, horses, chickens, and cows!

    • Anna JuliaAnna Julia

      This says it all ♥️🐾 we really enjoy coming here.

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    • David WolcottDavid Wolcott

      I am a pro trainer and new customer of Dr Bray. Since the start , November 2015. she has seen my litter of Labrador pups, and their dam. Also have several other dogs under her care. They are very professionally run. With outstanding support staff. The,always 2 on duty, receptionists are more then your average clerks. They ask all the right questions to expedite the process. I cannot say enough about these vets and give them my highest praise!!

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    • Cathy NoellCathy Noell

      Thanks to the staff and to Dr Lukas for the excellent care they gave my dog Gipper. Thanks to you he is feeling MUCH better. So glad you got the upgraded dental equipment!

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    • Dana Baxley HarrisonDana Baxley Harrison

      Love them!

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    • Debbie RosenlofDebbie Rosenlof

      We have been using Taylorsville Vet Clinic for over 13 years and they are the best! They took care of our first Golden Retriever for 11 years. They always gave us sound, professional advise and guidance as we maneuvered through, Lymes disease, Hypothyrodism, Arthritis and finally, with great sensitivity, cancer and the final decision to have our girl put to sleep. We now have a new Golden and they have already had to deal with a life-threatening situation with her! Once again, Dr. Sutton has clearly explained our options and helped us make the best decision for our dog. I appreciate that they treat me with respect as a pet owner by giving me all the options available, from conservative to more preemptive/proactive approach- never judging my final decision. As long as I have a pet, I will be taking them to Taylorsville Vet Clinic and I will recommend them to anyone with confidence.

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    • Sue Krupa BaumgardnerSue Krupa Baumgardner

      They love our pets, and take good care of them.

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    • Tami Stocksdale MaertenTami Stocksdale Maerten

      Our precious feline family member was deathly ill at the end of her 13th year with us. We were heartbroken and the staff at Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic were so kind, gentle and caring with us and our kitty. We said our last goodbyes and they helped her transition. I was especially touched when we received a handwritten sympathy card from them this week. Thank you!!!

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