SVVS has an experienced support team, consisting of an Office Manager, Practice Manager, Client Liason and six Receptionists. The goal of our support staff is to keep the practice running smoothly so that you and your pet can be served efficiently and effectively.
Lynn has been employed here at SVVS in several capacities for 34 years. She started as part of a mentoring program at the age of fifteen, while in high school. She then retained a part-time job throughout high school and college as a veterinary assistant until she graduated from Virginia Tech with her Bachelor of Science, Animal Science degree in 1989. After managing a swine farm in Patrick County, where she met her husband Bill, she returned to SVVS in 1991 in her present capacity as office manager.
Lynn lives in the Belfast community with Bill, their son Caleb, and their Louisiana Catahoula Leopard dogs, Bleuberry, Patch, Soldier, and Storm. She enjoys competing with her dogs in conformation, treeing, and baying trials, as well as reading, and spending time with her family. Bill is an avid Civil War Re-enactor, and Caleb enjoys that hobby with his Dad, the dog shows, riding and showing his horse, Fancy, as well as many other activities.
Completing their small “farm”, are 2 cats, 3 horses, and Caleb’s thirteen 4-H project hens, as well as pigs at certain times of the year.
Ann Baker started with SVVS in July 2019 as a Receptionist. She became a Practice Manager shortly after. Ann and her husband, David share one daughter together, Adrianna. They also have 4 Golden Doodles; Sammi Jo, Izzy, Dixie and Daisy. As well as Piper, a Boston Terrie and Lucy a Maltese Mix. Ann and David also have horses; Rowdy, Rusty and Josie that they enjoy going on trail rides with. She also enjoys traveling with her husband and often attends Jeep jams and rides where she loves collecting ducks for her Jeep. Ann enjoys live music and attending concerts and spending time with her friends and family and her fur babies.
Cagney has been with us since October of 2009. She has an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS), specializing in Human Services Mental Health, as well as an AAS in Business Technology specializing in Management. She has always wanted to work with animals and has found her niche here at SVVS.
Cagney and her husband, Eric, live in Castlewood with their daughters, Josie and Eliza and their son, Liam. They have two Mountain Curs: Blue and Dukes and one cat: Oreo. She enjoys their semi-pioneer lifestyle. She and her husband grow and process their own food and maintain a farm of cattle, pigs, and chickens. She enjoys being outdoors; camping, fishing, swimming, and just playing with her babies.
Kim has been a receptionist here at SVVS since June 2011. She was a client first with her Shih Tzu, Libby Lu. She then became part of our family and adopted her newest Shih Tzu, Jagger. Kim is married to her husband Jim and they have two great kids, Lauren and Matthew.
In her spare time, she loves to read and spend time with her family. Kim and her family are avid Hokie fans. They enjoy attending games as often as they can. Lots of football games are in their future since Lauren is a student at VT and Matthew plans on attending VT after he graduates High School.
Candida is one of our new receptionists here at SVVS, she started in August 2020. She is married to her husband Dalton and they have one daughter, Aubriella. She has always had a passion for animals. She has two dogs, Bella and Eli that she loves dearly. She loves to spend time with her family doing outdoor activities. She also enjoys shopping with her daughter and making many memories.
Laken Barlow began her journey with us in February 2022. She and her significant other, Aaron share one son, Raiden, together. Laken and Aaron have 4 dogs; Sarge, Piglet, Pocket, and Kreed, 1 goat; Karma Chamelon and 1 cat; Jekyll. Laken loves to listen to audio books written by Ellen Hopkins, watch documentaries, being outside with her pets and spending time with her family.
Bobbi Horn started with SVVS in December 2022 as an Assistant. She has since moved into a Receptionist position. She and her husband, Gavin have one God Child, Lexi. She and Gavin have 2 dogs; Halle Mae and Tanjiro Uzumaki. In her spare time Bobbi likes to play video games, spend time with her pets, go fishing and likes reading and watching movies.