Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Crab Orchard Veterinary Clinic, Inc. We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 276-988-8080 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Veterinarians and Management

Anne M. Yearins

President/CEO, Veterinarian

Lois Wallace-Ingram

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Lois is a native of Franklin County, Virginia. She received her bachelor’s degree in Animal and Poultry Sciences in 2007. Dr. Lois then graduated from the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010, and has since worked for Crab Orchard Veterinary Services. She has been married to her husband Daniel since 2010, and they have a spoiled rotten little girl named Hadley. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, running, spending time with her friends and family, and volunteering for different church activities. Dr. Lois has several furry family members that are familiar faces around the office: a Maltese mix named Lucy, a German Shepherd mix named Sam, a big black cat named Gabriel, and a big orange cat named Tobit.

Ashley Nelson

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Ashley is a native of Augusta County, Virginia. She grew up very involved in 4-H and FFA, showing and marketing livestock. From a young age she knew that she wanted to work in the agriculture industry and be involved in animal production. She received her bachelor's degree in animal science from Virginia Tech in 2011. Dr. Ashley then graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Outside of work, Dr. Ashley enjoys hiking, camping, Hokie football and spending time with her husband (Isaac) and her four-legged children (Iris, Violet and Tilly).

Dr. Kayla Eckard

Dr. Kayla Eckard

Veterinarian

Dr. Kayla Eckard was born and raised in Fishersville, Virginia where her family still resides. She attended undergrad at Virginia Tech where she majored in Animal and Poultry Sciences and minored in Latin. She graduated veterinary school from the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017 as a member of Phi Zeta, signifying that she graduated in the top 25% of her class. Dr. Kayla is a huge sports fan and racing fan. In her free time she likes spending time outdoors, reading, and making woodburnings. She loves spending time with her family and friends and her German Shepherd Hattie.

Amie Kausch

Office Manager

Amie started with Crab Orchard Veterinary Services in 2010 as a Veterinary Assistant. She has been the Office Manager since 2012. She is a native of Tazewell County and has worked in the Veterinary field since she was 19 years old. Amie has been married to her husband, Aaron, since 1998 and they have two children, Connor and Lauren. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and playing with her fur babies. Amie has an Australian Shepherd Mix named Amos, and 2 English Bulldogs named Lula and Maebelle, Mini Lamancha goats and lots of chickens!

Anna Irvin

Asst. Office Manager

Anna has been with us since 2013! She is originally from Advance North Carolina but relocated to Tazewell when her and her husband Matt got married. They have two dogs Stella an English Bulldog, Midge a Shih-Tzu, and a big black cat named Stewie! Anna enjoys spending time with her husband and family outside of work, she also enjoys cooking and crafting!

Veterinary Assistants

Brittany Ray

Veterinary Assistant

Brittany Ray started working at Crab Orchard Vet in 2012. She started as a kennel assistant in the boarding section and has now moved up to head Vet Tech. She likes to spend time with her daughter and all her critters on the farm.

Crystal Vance

Veterinary Assistant

Crystal lives in North Tazewell with her husband Timmy and daughter Onna. They have lots of pets both inside and out that are just as much a part of their family as they are! Crystal has been working at Crab Orchard Vet as a veterinary assistant sense 2013 and enjoys her job! Crystals favorite part of her job is going on farm calls with our Doctors especially equine calls. When Crysatl is not working she loves spending time with her daughter, family, and her animals on their little farm!

Steven Whitehead

Veterinary Assistant

My name is Steven Whitehead I started working at Crab Orchard Veterinary Service in 2009, I work as a veterinary assistant. I have two cats at home, Raz and Rocket, they are four years old and were adopted from a litter that was dropped off to a friend of mine. I enjoy working on computers in my spare time, and playing pc games with frineds.

Cindy Puckett

Veterinary Assistant

Cindy Puckett started working at Crab Orchard Veterinary Services in 2017. She initially worked as a Kennel Assistant and is now a Vet Assistant. She is a native of Tazewell County. She is the mother of 3 boys, Tommy, Jacob, and Eli and has been married to her husband, Joey, since 1997. Her pets consist of 4 dogs, fainting goats, a pet pig and a Mini Donkey. In her spare time, she loves to watch her kids play sports, spend time with her critters, travel, and have a good laugh!

Taylor Matney

Veterinary Assistant

Taylor Estep started working as a Veterinary Assistant in 2013 at Crab orchard Veterinary Services. She has 4 rescue dogs- Rudy a spaniel mix, Biscuit a mix breed, Hank a heeler mix, and Dewey a miniature poodle mix along with 2 cats. She lives in Cedar Bluff, VA on her family farm. Her hobbies include spending time with her husband, Jake, and her family, barrel racing, and working on the farm.

Amanda Horton

Veterinary Assistant

Amanda Horton started working at Crab Orchard in January 2014, I worked 2 years in the kennels and now a vet tech. In my free time I love spending time with my 2 boxers and other critters.
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Leslie Whited

Leslie Whited

Veterinary Assistant

Leslie is a part time Veterinary Assistant, and she has a 4 year old son named Hunter! Leslie loves working with animals and has 4 fur babies of her own! Her dogs are Diesel a 6 year old Great Dane, Oliver a 2 year old Chihuahua mix, Brandy a 12 year old Boxer and Scrappy the bunny! In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her animals, enjoying outdoor activities, and spending time with her son and family!

Receptionists

Amanda Helton

Receptionist

Amanda started working at Crab Orchard Vet in June of 2012. She works in our reception area as head receptionist. She likes to spend her spare time with her husband Anthony and their kids Mallory and Matthew and their rescue border collie Max.

Vicky Mccall

Vicky Mccall

Receptionist

Vicky has been at Crab Orchard Veterinary Services since 2015.She started out in the kennel and has worked up to being a receptionist. In her spare time she enjoys being with her husband John and son Hunter. She has 1 dog named Lexie and 1 cat named Roni. She also enjoys crafting in her spare time.

Brittany Absher

Receptionist

Brittany Absher has been working as a receptionist at Crab Orchard vet since April of 2016. She has several pets including a rescued Pit Bull named Ammo. She also helps her father take care of their herd of goats. In her spare time, she enjoys painting.

Missy Boardwine

Receptionist

Missy has worked at Crab Orchard since 2015, she started off in the
boarding facilities and is now a full time receptionist. She has been
happily married for 33 years, has 2 daughters and 2 grandsons who are the
ages 2 and 4. She enjoys spending time with her family especially watching
her youngest daughter play softball and volley ball.

Kennel Assistants and Team Members

Angie Lester

Angie Lester

Kennel Assistant

Angie started with at Crab Orchard veterinary Services in 2017 as a Kennel assistant in the Boarding Facility. She was born and raised in Tazewell County and had moved away for more than 15 years then decided to come back home to accept a job she absolutely loves! The best part of working in the boarding facility is getting to see so many different breeds of dogs and their personalities. In her free time, she likes spending time with family and her 2 dogs. She also fosters 1 dog through the week. She also loves spending her free time outdoors.

Yvonne McGuire

Team Member

Yvonne has been with Crab Orchard Veterinary Hospital since 2014! She is a valued team member who keeps our office clean and safe! Yvonne's dog Buddy comes to work with her everyday and passes out biscuits to all of the employee dogs! In her spare time she loves working with all animals especially in the training department and she is a talented gardener!

Kristy Clark

Kristy Clark

Team Member

Kristy started working at Crab Orchard Vet as a receptionist in August of 2014. She is attending Radford University as a pre-vet student. She works as a receptionist, kennel assistant, and vet tech on weekends and holidays from school. In her spare time she likes to read, play video games, and spend time with all her critters at home and her daughter.

Lakyn Lockhart

Kennel Assistant

Lakyn Lockhart started working at Crab Orchard Veterinary services in 2017. She works as a Kennel Assistant in the boarding section. She has a German Shepherd named Paisley and an Austrailian Shepherd-Pyrenees cross named Cookie, 2 cats named Stash and Kitten, and 2 American Quarter Horses named Dusty and Vegas. She lives in Paintlick, VA and loves spending time with her friends, family, and animals. In her free time, Lakyn barrel races competitively on her horse Vegas, hunting, and spending time on the farm!

Morgan Stilwell

Morgan Stilwell

Kennel Assistant

Morgan started working as a kennel assistant in June 2017, she has 3 dogs Bo, Rascal, and Tucker! She also has a horse named Saver. Morgans favorite part about her job is getting to work with all the different types of dogs! In her free time she likes to spend time outdoors hunting, barrel racing,trail riding and spending time on the farm!

Larry Nipper

Team Member