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Our veterinarians have the skill and expertise necessary to keep your pets healthy and well.

Dr. Taylor D. Lyne

Veterinarian / Owner

Dr. Lyne's Bio

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 from Veterinary School in 1994.

His greatest interests in Veterinary medicine are dermatology and orthopedic surgery. He is also certified in Tibial Plato Leveling Osteotomy (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 Wednesday and Friday.

Dr. Mary Patton

Veterinarian 

Dr. Patton's Bio

Dr. Patton grew up in Virginia Beach and moved to the area in 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 full-time Veterinarian with us and works typically Monday, Tuesday, Friday and alternating Saturdays. Her surgery day is typically Monday and alternating Thursdays.

Dr. Victoria Regetz

Veterinarian 

Dr. Regetz's Bio

Dr. Regetz grew up in Powhatan, Virginia. She graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia in 2017 and has been with Chester Animal Clinic since July 2019. She grew up on an angus farm and started working in Veterinary Medicine while in high school. Dr. Regetz firmly believes that pets aren’t just pets, but family members, and how important it is to take the best care of our furry children. She doesn’t want to JUST be your vet, she wants to be your OTHER family doctor. Patient care, client communication, surgery, dermatology, and nutrition are her passions in veterinary medicine. Her furry children are Peri, a chocolate lab, Precious her Yorkie, and Madison her dorkie. When Dr. Regetz is not working she is an avid fitness enthusiast, that loves weight lifting, hot yoga, and cooking. In addition, she loves reading sci-fi and self-improvement as well as JMU and UGA football games.

Something most people would never guess about her is that she’s driven the same car her entire life. She received it as a present for her 16th birthday and was perfectly content. About 5 years ago “she” started making a whistling noise so “she” was nicknamed Mrs. Potts (like the tea kettle from Beauty & the Beast). Later her husband bought the same car but newer, so they named him “Chip”.

Dr. Regetz is a full-time Veterinarian with us and works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday with alternating Saturdays. Her surgery days are Tuesdays and alternating Thursdays.

Meet our amazing team!

Laura

Practice & Resort Manager
Laura's Bio
Bio coming soon!

Shannon Z.

Patient Services Shift Lead
Shannon's Bio
Shannon was born and raised in Chesterfield, Virginia. Shannon started at Chester Animal Clinic in May of 2016. She has experience working as a Client Services Coordinator, a Patient Services Coordinator, and assists in all of our social media for the hospital. In her spare time, she enjoys taking pictures, exploring, and spending time with her cat “Chicken.”

Morgan

Professional Pet Trainer & Certified Canine Fitness Trainer
Morgan's Bio
Morgan developed her love for training in 2009 when she began showing Lily, her Border Collie/Husky mix in Obedience and Agility competitions in her hometown of Bloomington, Indiana. Throughout her first year of training, Morgan realized just how deep the bond between human and dog can be. That is what inspired her to continue training. Morgan and Lily have won many awards and titles together, such as Reserve Grand Champion in 4-H Obedience, Class Champion in Agility, Community and Urban Canine Good Citizen, and multiple trick dog titles!

Upon moving to Virginia in 2013, Morgan began teaching group training classes. Here, she realized just how rewarding it is to assist others in reaching their training goals and to help them have a more enjoyable life with their pets. Additionally, Morgan adopted a young Beagle mix, Blake, in 2014. Blake instantly became her side-kick and training “demonstration dog.” He has the very important job of showing other dogs (and their humans!!) what behavior should look like so people can visualize their goals. He is also a registered Therapy Dog and regularly visits hospitals and schools to bring joy into the world. Together, Blake and Morgan have earned all three CGC titles, Expert trick dog titles, and multiple first-place scores in Rally and Obedience competitions.

Morgan loves to further her knowledge and is constantly reading up on pet training literature. All of her methods are force-free, fear-free, and backed by science. She can teach basic manners and obedience, competition prep, ticks, therapy dog prep, and so much more! She also specializes in behavioral “rehab” so your reactive dog can one day enjoy being around other pups as well.

Her pups are, officially, Lilybadilly CGCA CGCU TKA ETD and Shake-N-Blake CGCA CGCU RN THDN TKA ETD. We can help your pets get credentials, too!

Vickie

Licensed Veterinary Technician
Vickie's Bio
Biography coming soon.

Nadine

Client Services Coordinator
Nadine's Bio
Biography coming soon.

Khadeesha

Client Services Coordinator Lead
Khadeesha's Bio
Khadeesha was born in Trinidad and raised in Chesterfield County. She has been a part of the veterinary industry for 5 years, 3 of them with Chester Animal Clinic. She enjoys watching movies, reading and cuddling with her dog Harley.

Jessica P.

Client Services Coordinator
Jessica's Bio
Biography coming soon.

Alex

Client Services Coordinator
Alex's Bio
Biography coming soon.

KC

Client Services Coordinator
KC's Bio

Bio coming soon!

Brandy

Team Lead
Brandy's Bio

Bio coming soon.

Jessica P.

Patient Services Coordinator
Jessica's Bio

Bio coming soon.

Jeanne

Patient Services Coordinator
Jeanne's Bio

Bio coming soon.

Kaliyah

Patient Services Coordinator
Kaliyah's Bio

Bio coming soon.

Mark

Patient Services Coordinator
Mark's Bio

Bio coming soon.

Michelle

Patient Services Coordinator
Michelle's Bio

Bio coming soon.

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We are an established, second-generation, full-service, small animal veterinary facility that has been serving and caring for the pets of Chesterfield County, Virginia since 1968.

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Address

12021 Ironbridge Road
Chester, Virginia 23831

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804-748-2244

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804-748-7260

Hours

Mon – Fri: 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Sat: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Sun: Closed

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