Our veterinarians have the skill and expertise necessary to keep your pets healthy and well
Dr. Taylor D. Lyne
Dr. Taylor Lyne was born and raised in Chester, Virginia. As a young boy he worked many summers and weekends at the Veterinary Clinics in various roles as kennel assistant to technician watching his father save pets and improve their lives. He was fascinated with seeing his father bring sick pets back to health and performing involved surgeries. He was equally amazed at the imperative bridge that a veterinarian builds between a pet and its owner. Those experiences cemented his desire to become a veterinarian like his father. In 1984, he graduated Fork Union Military Academy, went onto Emory and Henry College in Abington, Virginia for his undergraduate and then finally on to Mississippi State Univerity, College of Veterinary Medicine. He graduated Veterinary School in 1994.
His greatest interests in Veterinary medicine are dermatology and orthopedic surgery. He is also certified in Tibial Plato Leveling Oosteomy (TPLO) correction of anterior cruciate leg rupture, repairing torn knee ligaments.
He’s married to K.C., the Practice and Resort Manager for the Hospitals and Pet Resort, and has three boys. He enjoys racing his mountain bike, golf and wrestling with his boys.
He would also like to increase his experience in orthopedic platting, incorporate in-house telemedicine (being able to teleconsult with specialists via the internet) and start a 24-hour emergency center.
He is an active member of Ironbridge Baptist Church, participates in the FAITH mission and AWANAS, Charitable Golf Tournaments, SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), Ducks Unlimited, is member of good standing in the Chester Masonic Lodge #94, as well as the International Mountain Bike Association.
Carolyn Johnson-Allman, DVM
Dr. Johnson has been with us since August 2014 and has been practicing for over 20 years. She was born and raised in Oklahoma and knew from a very young age she wanted to be a veterinarian. She graduated from Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences in 1993. She has advanced experience in small animal medicine, surgery, ultrasound diagnostics, digitial radiography, laser surgery, cytology, exotic medicine and preventative care. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is being able to share her passion for veterinary medicine with her clients and soft tissue surgery. She will be getting married next year and is looking forward to having 3 boys. In her free time she loves to go large mouth bass fishing but also does some salt water fishing, botanical gardening, going to the Urbanna Rappahannock River, and camping. Dr. Johnson has 3 doggies, Shorty (a yorkie), Buggie (a Border Collie-mix, and Cassie (a Beagle-Dachshund mix).
Jeffrey Sargent, DVM
Dr. Sargent started with us in August 2014. He came to us from a mixed practice in Pennsylvania that saw both large and small animals. He grew up in Gastonia, North Carolina where he took an early interest in medicine and caring for animals. He graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2013. His favorite part of veterinary medicine is internal medicine, being able to properly diagnose a pet and bring them back to good health as well as surgery. He has 2 kitty cats, Amy (5 years old) and Isaac (4 years old), they are domestic short hairs. Dr. Sargent loves playing video games, mountain biking, reading and archery.
Anne Oswald, DVM
Dr. Oswald has been a relief veterinarian with us since August 2012 and has proven to be an asset to our team of doctors. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2002 and is especially interested in feline medicine. She grew up in New Jersey but, of course, prefers Virginia. She has 5 cats and a herding dog, Charlotte. When she's not working she enjoys hiking in the mountains, hanging out on the beach, kayaking, reading mysteries and baking sweet desserts.