Our Careteam

Kate
Receptionist
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.
Ashley
Receptionist
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 B.
Receptionist
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.
Christina
Receptionist
Many different animals have inspired Christina over the years, and she never tires of the way pets give unconditional love no matter the circumstances. She loves to spend time with creatures of all shapes and sizes, and working in the veterinary profession is the perfect way to do just that! Christina is a proud member of Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic’s skilled front-desk team.

Christina grew up in Woodbine, Maryland, with dogs and cats, chickens, goats, and horses. She’s worked in the veterinary field for a number of years and joined the Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic family in June of 2020—she’s been serving the area’s pets and animal parents at the front desk ever since. Christina’s favorite part of every shift is getting to meet pet owners and their animal companions, and nothing beats knowing that she had a hand in their well-being.

When she isn’t at work, Christina spends most of her time managing her farm and her commercial boer goat operation, CJ’s Goats. She and her husband, Jay, live on a 100-head beef cattle farm with 12 goats and a pair of Heeler dogs, Drake and Winston.
Kathy
Veterinary Assistant
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.
Ivy S.
Veterinary Assistant
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.
Lindsey M.
Veterinary Assistant
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.
Brooke
Veterinary Assistant
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.
Racheal
Veterinary Assistant
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!
Kaitlyn
Veterinary Assistant
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!

Kaitlyn started here at Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic in late 2018 in order to complete her clinical hours for school. When her educational requirements were finished, she was happy to accept a job offer! Kaitlyn has been serving the area’s pets and animal owners as a Veterinary Assistant ever since.

When she’s not at work, Kaitlyn likes making art, baking, and doting on her own pets at home. She lives in New Windsor with her fiancé and three dogs: Lila, a rescued Labrador mix; Molli the Schnauzer/Poodle mix who has been with Kaitlyn for many years; and Calli, a loveable Schnauzer/Poodle/Chihuahua mix.
Lindsey W.
Veterinary Assistant
Lindsey grew up in Elkridge, Maryland with her parents, younger sister, and plenty of family pets. She’s known ever since she was a little girl that she would love to help better the lives of others’ animal companions. Now, Lindsey couldn’t be happier to continue her journey in the world of animal care—she’s a proud member of Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic’s Veterinary Assistant team!

After a stint working in child care, Lindsey decided to follow her passion and jumped headfirst into the veterinary care world. She enrolled in a Veterinary Assistant course at Carroll Community College, and the rest is history. When it came time to complete clinical hours, Lindsey signed on here at Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic, and she’s been a member of the hospital family ever since.

Around the clinic, Lindsey particularly likes examining X-rays and working hands-on with patients in the exam rooms. Most of all, she loves getting to know the families of the area’s animal companions and watching pets grow and mature over the years.

Away from the office, Lindsey enjoys cheering on the New York Yankees—she goes to a baseball game at least once per season!—and spending quality time with her family and pets. She has one pet at home: Hudson, a playful French Bulldog.
Sadie
Veterinary Assistant
Sadie grew up in Westminster and has always loved riding horses. It wasn’t difficult for her to develop relationships with the animals that surrounded her—she’s always wanted to do her part to help nurture those bonds for others! That’s why Sadie decided to join the veterinary profession. She’s a proud member of Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic’s Veterinary Assistant team.

Sadie launched her journey in animal care by working with horses at a number of barns and training facilities. Next, she shadowed with a local mobile veterinary operation to get her foot in the door of the field’s medical side. Sadie started shadowing here at Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic in the spring of 2019, and she’s been a member of the hospital family ever since. Now, she helps pets and their owners as a Veterinary Assistant!

Around the clinic, Sadie likes helping out during surgical procedures and learning all she can from her peers and the hospital’s doctors. She’s also fond of meeting new clients and introducing them to the practice.

Away from work, Sadie enjoys horseback riding and studying foreign languages and cultures. She graduated from McDaniel College with two Bachelor’s degrees, one in Spanish and the other in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies! She also likes to spend time with her kitten, Charlie, at home. His favorite pastime is running into Sadie’s room at 4:30 a.m., pouncing on her, and darting away into the darkness to wreak havoc elsewhere.
Shatana
Veterinary Assistant
Shatana was hooked the moment she took her very first cat, Hank, to the vet’s office. She knew right away that she would love to work hands-on with pets herself! Shatana’s dream never wavered. She gets to help animals and their loving owners on a daily basis as a member of the Veterinary Assistant team here at Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic.

Shatana is a native of New Windsor, and launched her journey in pet care by working at an exotics practice in 2017—she got to work with everything from dogs and cats to reptiles and birds. Next, she moved on to a small-animal practice for a brief time before joining the Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic family in early March of 2020. Shatana’s favorite part of her work is building relationships with pet owners over time, and she’s also fond of performing blood draws.

When she’s not at work, Shatana is an avid crafter and artist and particularly loves crocheting and resin crafting. She’s also fond of graphic design and is currently teaching herself to sew. Shatana lives with her boyfriend and her two pets: Leona, a cat who loves to play with her mouse toy, chase the laser pointer, and watch the birds outside; as well as an aging bearded dragon named Molly whose favorite pastime is basking under her heat lamp.
Kylee
Veterinary Technician
Kylee grew up on a family-run horse rescue in Keymar, Maryland. Her early experiences witnessing cases of animal cruelty made a permanent impression—she’s always known that she wanted to do everything in her power to help the earth’s creatures feel better. Becoming a veterinary professional was the perfect next step in her journey! Now, Kylee is a proud member of the Veterinary Technician team here at Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic.

Kylee launched her veterinary career by moving to Oklahoma to pursue a degree in animal science. While there, she was accepted into the working student program at an equine reproduction center in Florida, an experience that exposed her to many new veterinary procedures and solidified her fascination with equine reproductive care. Next, Kylee moved back to Maryland and spent a breeding season working at a horse farm, caring for over 1,000 horses including mares, foals, and stallions.

In early March of 2020, Kylee decided to transition into the world of private practice and joined the team here at Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic as a Veterinary Technician. Her favorite part of her work is the way that every shift is unique—no two days are ever quite the same, and Kylee loves being kept on her toes!

When she’s not at work, Kylee enjoys spending quality time with her fiancé, Brandon, as well as her family and friends. Of course, she’s also an avid horse-lover. In addition to traveling all over the country as a member of the Future Farmers of America organization during her high school years, Kylee has been very active in the Maryland Draft Horse and Mule Association. She’s even achieved Champion and Reserve Champion awards during her time with the organization!
Cecilia
Veterinary Assistant, Kennel Assistant
Cecilia grew up on the family farm in Woodbine, Maryland, where she spent time with cattle, pigs, sheep, horses, and chickens. For her, caring for animals has always been a way of life. It was simply a natural transition into the world of veterinary medicine! Cecilia helps pets on a daily basis as a Veterinary Assistant and Kennel Technician here at Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic.

Cecilia launched her journey in pet care right here at the clinic—she joined the hospital family in March of 2020 and loves soaking up all the knowledge she can from her skilled coworkers. She’s particularly fond of the fast-paced nature of the job, and finds that no two shifts are ever quite alike.

Away from work, Cecilia likes riding horses, working out, spending quality time with her friends, family, and pets, and showing animals. In 2018, she won Reserve Grand Champion at the Howard County Fair with her lamb!
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    • Ariella D.Ariella D.

      New to the area but have already been here 3x 2 different dogs and find the place warm, caring and affordable. Great place and they are doing a great job... Read More

    • 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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      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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      Awesome veterans dogs have been going for years 3 dogs total

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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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      the workers and the service

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      I have always been impressed with their compassion with my dogs and efficiency at appointments; when I had to make the hardest decision and put my dog down they were so kind and caring as if it was their own pet it really meant a lot to my family and I.

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