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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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Taylor Scott, D.V.M.

Dr. Taylor Scott was introduced to the Locke A. Taylor Veterinary Hospital team of veterinarians in February of 2019. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Virginia Veterinary Medicine Association, and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. Dr. Scott takes professional interest in cases involving internal medicine, surgery, dentistry, and general medicine, but loves working with all his clients and patients to provide the beast care and health possible.

One of the most rewarding aspects of being a veterinarian to Dr. Scott is being able to serve as an advocate for the human-animal bond. He loves seeing and experiencing the joy that pets bring to their owners. Even at an early age Dr. Scott was fascinated by the animal and human connection. His grandfather, Ronald Scott D.V.M., was a large animal veterinarian who worked both for the state and federal governments focusing on communicable diseases. This gave Dr. Scott a strong desire to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps, while still being able to make his own individual mark in the veterinary industry.

Dr. Scott graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Animal and Poultry Science in 2013 with a Pratt summer Research Fellowship and achievement of being put on the President’s List for academic honors. Dr. Scott then graduated from Virginia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017 and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He has fond memories of attending Christian mission trips to Kenya and treating sheep, goats, cattle, and serving the Massai Tribe.

Away from Locke A. Taylor Veterinary Hospital Dr. Scott loves to spend time with his wife, Tracy, who is also an accomplished Veterinarian. Tracy also is a full-time Super-Mom to their adored son, Hudson. Hudson is their happy-go-lucky, smiley, baby who is happy with his move to the Richmond area as it brings him closer to his aunt, uncle, cousin, Gramy, and Papa. Dr. Scott enjoys being outdoors and participating in activities like camping and hiking. He is a big supporter of the Indianapolis Colts, and really loves finding some down time to watch them play.

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Andrea Sydnor, D.V.M.

Locke A. Taylor Veterinary Hospital welcomed Dr. Andrea Sydnor to our veterinary community in May of 2019. Dr. Sydnor is a native of Richmond, Virginia who has always been captivated by the veterinary industry. Growing up she aspired to help people understand and communicate with their pets in order to create stronger human-animal bonds.

Dr. Sydnor holds professional interests in feline medicine and internal medicine. She is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and loves working with feline patients and their owners. Dr. Sydnor loves seeing the clients satisfied with the level of care Locke A. Taylor Veterinary Hospital was able to provide to their furry family.

Dr. Sydnor is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University having majored in Biology and Anthropology for undergraduate education. She then obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014.

At home, Dr. Sydnor loves to spend her free time reading, baking, gardening, and beekeeping. She looks after her own colony of Honeybees, along with 3 cats, named Franklin, Natasha, and Kenny, and 18 chickens and ducks.

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Jackson Ames, D.V.M.

Dr. Jackson Ames is a Veterinarian here at Locke A. Taylor Veterinary Hospital. He joined our team in May of 2017 and we are so lucky to have him as part of our team! Dr. Ames specializes in preventative medicine, soft tissue surgery and is a member of the American Veterinary Medicine Association as well as the Virginia Veterinary Medicine Association.

He loves providing the Richmond community with high-quality veterinary care and enjoys how no two days working here at our hospital are the same. Before joining our team, Dr. Ames completed his undergraduate career at Virginia Tech where he graduated with a degree in Animal and Poultry Sciences in 2013. He then graduated from Virginia Maryland Veterinary College at Virginia Tech in 2017.

A Hanover County native, Dr. Ames grew up caring for animals at a young age. Dr. Taylor, Dr. Ames’s grandfather, encouraged a love of animals since childhood. Dr. Ames would work at our location every summer growing up until he became a full-time veterinarian.

We are so happy to have him as part of our team! During his free time, Jackson likes to spend time with his wife Gaelyn, a Case Manager at St. Joseph’s Villa, and their three dogs Luna, Buoy, and Kaysee. He is also an avid fisherman. Welcome, your Richmond Veterinarian Dr. Jackson Ames!

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Laura Payne, D.V.M.

Biography coming soon!

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Molly Morgan, D.V.M.

Molly Morgan, DVM is your Veterinarian here at Locke A. Taylor, DVM! Dr. Morgan joined our team in April of 2018. She is professionally interested in internal medicine, surgery, and general medicine and is a member of the American Veterinary Medicine Association. Dr. Morgan is passionate about providing progressive medicinal practices for all pets who come to us for care. Her goal is to improve the quality of life for animals in our local community. She loves making a personal connection with her patients as well as their owners. We are so grateful for her dedication and commitment to providing high-quality veterinary care to our patients.

Dr. Morgan completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science in 1996. She then completed veterinary school in 2004 at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Morgan is originally from Goochland, VA and was inspired to pursue veterinary medicine by her father, Dr. John Morgan. He was the founder of Cary Street Veterinary Hospital, so Morgan grew up around veterinary care.

Before joining our team, Dr. Morgan worked as a kennel attendant, a receptionist, and then an assistant at her father’s practice. She also volunteered at the SPCA frequently because her father was their designated veterinarian for decades. These experiences helped shape Dr. Morgan’s advocacy for animal care and her desire to improve a patient’s quality of life.

Dr. Morgan has several pets including two dachshunds, Bob and Pixie, 2 horses, Shotgun and Skeeter, and also one fish named Mo. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, teaching her children about nature, and being outdoors. She also enjoys swimming, boating, fishing, crabbing on the Rappahannock River, and traveling near and far; she hopes to one day get an RV! We are so happy to have Dr. Morgan as part of the Locke A. Taylor, DVM family!

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