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 and incorporate in-house telemedicine (being able to teleconsult with specialists and clients via the web).  In 2018 he became a Fear Free Certified Professional, offering a more thoughtful, calm approach to physical exams, diagnostics and treatment. 

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. 

Dr. Lyne works 3-4 days/week typically Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and alternating Saturdays. His surgery days are Thursday and Friday.


Dr. Kevin Phelps

Dr. Kevin Phelps grew up in Mississippi. He graduated in 1984 from Ole Miss and then went on to receive his DVM from Mississippi State in 1989. His greatest interest in Veterinary medicine is the bond he creates with clients and patients. Dr. Phelps can do a wide range of services from physical exams to complex surgeries.

He’s married to Heather, a pre-school teacher, and has four children. His first love is his family and the time he gets to spend with them, he also enjoys hiking in the mountains, Marvel and Star Wars. He has 2 dogs, Miller and Ivey, and a one-eyed cat named Clementine.

He is an active member of his church and has a passion for playing handbells with the choir.

Dr. Phelps works 4-5 days/week including every other Saturday. His surgery days are Monday and Wednesday.


Dr. Mary Patton

Dr. Patton grew up in Virginia Beach and moved to the area iin 2002. She received her undergraduate from the University of South Carolina with a Marine Science major and graduated in 1995 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, School of Veterinary Medicine.

She has 3 children, 2 daughters and a son. She also has 3 dogs, Doodles, Tiger and Ginger; 2 cats Scooby and Rango; and Moss the gecko. When she's not working she enjoys taking the dogs for walks and reading crime drama novels as well as watching BBC shows.

Dr. Patton is a regular Relief Veterinarian with us and works typically Monday and Tuesday. Her surgery day is Tuesday.