Our Veterinarians

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. 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.
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!

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.
Dr. Lauren Peterson
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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    • Joan SearsJoan Sears

      Wonderful veterinary Clinic. I highly recommend Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic to anyone . They are like a family to us,we have been going to them for years, very caring and helpful,Love them.

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    • Tyler Shircliff is the bossTyler Shircliff is the boss

      After searching all of frederick looking for a vet to help our 4 month old puppy who has a broken leg, we gave up on the thought of getting him help. We heard the same thing with every phone call. "Sorry, we need to be paid on time of service" the lowest price was literally $350 to begin. Then he was going to need surgery which is $3500, if you cant come up with the $3500 we will have to amputate. It became a race against time to somehow come up with this money. When we pulled all our resources and still fell short, we found absolutely no compassion with any veterinarian in frederick. My sister in law happen to come across this number, my mom called and I cant tell you how refreshing it was talking to someone who really does care for our fur babies. My mom took lucky in today and hasn't stopped talking about how kind everyone was. Thank you so much!!!!! My children, mom, and myself have cried over this puppy thinking the worst cause no one wanted to help and lucky was suffering cause we didnt have $3500 sitting around ready to use. Thanks again for your help. You will forever have our animals as clients.

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    • James SipesJames Sipes

      My little Jack Russel Star died from Cancer. It felt like my heart had died. They were so kind to me. They even took the time to hard write a Sympachy card.

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    • Becca FlaterBecca Flater

      Wonderful office.. friendly, caring and professional staff.. we personally love Dr. Megan Bray! She is great with our boxer, Deuce.. she takes the time to answer questions and explain further if needed. Truly trust her recommendations and never feel pressured. Always a good experience! No issues and we've brought all of our dogs here since 1997. Highly recommend!

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    • Rhonda BergRhonda Berg

      I've had pets for over 60 years but never had a veterinarian service as wonderful as your practice. From your state-of-the-art facilities to your highly skilled vets, who instill confidence and the kind and compassionate staff, Taylorsville Veterinary Clinic is the best of the best. Thank you for taking such wonderful care of my Chandler.

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    • Heather J.Heather J.

      Had a great experience here, brought in our Lil puppy for his well check up. The Doctor and staff were very polite, answered all our questions and concerns.... Read More