Richmond, VA Veterinarians

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Dr. Locke A. Taylor, D.V.M.

Dr. Locke A. Taylor opened his practice in 1969 with a staff of four. In the years that followed, the hospital has grown in both size and exceptionalism.

Dr. Taylor says, "I have wanted to be a veterinarian as long as I can remember." He began working with animals at the age of 13. In 1969, he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia. In the same year, he began his practice, which has grown and prospered for nearly a half century.

Dr. Taylor's main professional interest lies in general practice. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association.

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Richard Patrick Owens, D.V.M.

Dr. Richard Patrick Owens has been with Locke A. Taylor Veterinary Hospital since 1992. His interest in veterinary medicine began when he worked on an uncle's dairy farm in Ireland. Dr. Owens says, "I enjoy being able to help both animals and their people in my daily work."

Dr. Owens earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Virginia Tech in 1989. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association. His main professional interest is orthopedic surgery.

Outside of the hospital, Dr. Owens and his wife enjoy kayaking, hiking, bike riding, fly fishing and skiing. He is also an avid wildlife conservationist and a gardener with an interest in plants native to Virginia. Dr. Owens and his wife live on a farmette in Rockville with their many pets—including a goat named Nugget who likes to eat many of Dr. Owen's gardening projects.

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Sinead Lynch, M.V.B., M.R.C.V.S., D.V.M.

Dr. Sinead Lynch has been practicing veterinary medicine at Locke A. Taylor Veterinary Hospital since 2010. Her love of animals and people gave her the motivation to become a veterinarian. She admits that there is never a boring day of work at Dr. Taylor's office.

Originally from Donegal, Ireland, Dr. Lynch earned her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine from University College Dublin. After veterinary school, she worked at a large animal practice in James Herriot County, England for two years. Dr. Lynch's professional interests include exotic pets, endocrinology, soft tissue surgery, geriatric care and shelter medicine.

In her free time, Dr. Lynch enjoys watching plenty of rugby. She is the proud owner of three dogs—two from the United States, and a third that's made it all the way from England.

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Sarah E. Greenwalt, D.V.M.

Ever since Dr. Greenwalt was a small child, she knew that "veterinary medicine was my purpose in life." Sarah has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1986 and joined the established team at Locke A Taylor D.V.M. Animal Medicine and Science in 2009.

Dr. Greenwalt earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, and says that she works often in eye care, behavioral counseling and exotic pets. Dr. Greenwalt is a member of the American Veterinary Medicine Association.

Her veterinary skills have taken her all the way to France, while in the final year of veterinary school, she interned at a clinic in Limoges, France.

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Theresa G. Peace, D.V.M, C.V.A.

Dr. Theresa G. Peace joined Locke A. Taylor Veterinary Hospital in 2006. As a doctor of veterinary medicine and certified veterinary acupuncturist, Dr. Peace offers a diverse array of medical care for her patients. She says that she's "always been interested in medicine, especially when receiving inoculations for traveling overseas," but that she dedicated her life to veterinary medicine over pediatrics because of her love of animals—particularly dogs and horses.

Dr. Peace earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1986 from Virginia Tech's Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She's been practicing animal care for nearly 30 years, a third of which has been spent at Dr. Taylor's office. Her professional interests include complementary medicine and public health and regulatory medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association as well as the American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Peace shares her time with her dogs, cats and horses. She appreciates the beauty of dogs and horses, particularly how they work jobs they were designed to do, like field work and plowing/pulling. She enjoys dog show events, particularly field work and conformation. Dr. Peace has certified therapy dogs and enjoys practicing therapy work. Her passion and dedication to animal care has earned her an opportunity to appear on the television show "Dirty Jobs" with Mike Rowe.

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Julie Carlisle, D.V.M.

Dr. Julie Carlisle attributes her love of animals while growing up as the main reason for joining veterinary medicine. She's been practicing veterinary medicine since 1982, and has been a part of the veterinary team since 2009.

Dr. Carlisle earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1982 from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Carlisle is a member of the Society of Aquatic Veterinary Medicine. Her main professional interest is dermatology.

Outside of work, Dr. Carlisle enjoys just about anything outdoors. She loves scuba diving, skiing, hiking and riding her pet mule.

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Deirdre Mason-Hauver, M.B.A., B.A., D.V.M.

Dr. Mason joined the team at Locke A. Taylor Animal Medicine and Surgery in 2016. Her interests include dermatology, dentistry, pocket pets, and helping less fortunate animals. She is originally from a very small town in Massachusetts. She has known that she wanted to be a veterinarian her entire life. Her family has always been very active in animal rescue and have helped critters ranging from hedgehogs to horses. Before joining our team she worked with small animals and exotic pets in Pennsylvania and Virginia. In her last position she was medical director of a small practice.

Dr. Mason graduated Summa Cum Laude from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2007. She went on to earn her veterinary degree from St. Matthew's University and North Carolina State University. During her time in veterinary school Dr. Mason studied at the Cayman Islands Sea Turtle Farm, the North Carolina Zoo, and the Memphis Zoo. She went on to earn a M.B.A. in Public Health from Davenport University.

Dr. Mason and her husband share their home with a menagerie of rescued pets. Their family includes seven rescue dogs (2 pit-bulls, a chihuahua, an English bulldog, a pug, a Labrador, and a Cayman Islands Coconut Retriever), a rescue cat, and two rescued pot bellied pigs. In her spare time Dr. Mason enjoys hiking, zip-lining, roller coasters, and learning new home remodeling skills.

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Jay Dolan, D.V.M.

James Dolan is a Richmond native who began his career in veterinary medicine volunteering for Dr. Locke Taylor during high school. He graduated from Middlebury College in 2008 with B.A. in Neuroscience, obtained a Masters in Biomedical Science from Colorado State University in 2009, and earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013.

After spending several years in Giles County working in a mixed animal practice, Dr. Dolan made his return to Locke A. Taylor DVM Inc. as a practicing small animal veterinarian. He lives with his wife Emory, his son Todd, two dogs, and one cat. One of his dogs, Major, can be seen regularly at the Parham Road clinic begging for treats in the lobby or “helping” to escort you and your pet to the exam room.

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Laura Payne, D.V.M.

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Molly Morgan, D.V.M.

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Jackson Ames, D.V.M.

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