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. Yearians

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.

Dr. Gwen

Associate Veterinarian

My name is Dr. Gwen Luster. I am originally from a small town in southwest Pennsylvania before starting my journey to becoming a veterinarian. I received my bachelors degree from the University of Kentucky. From there I attended Lincoln Memorial University for my masters in veterinary biomedical science and finally my doctorate in veterinary medicine. Currently I have one dog, a Finnish Lapphund, named Dixie. I’ve always want to be a veterinarian and I’m so excited to finally get to live out my dream in small town Virginia. Thank you all for welcoming me into your community and allowing me to care for your most precious family members!

Dr. Jordan Esquivel

Associate Veterinarian

Hey everyone, I’m Dr. Jordan Esquivel! I am a recent graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and completed my final year at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. I am originally from a small town in central Texas, but fell in love with the mountains and the culture of Appalachia, so I am so grateful to be living out my dream in beautiful Tazewell county. I love all animals, no matter their size, and I’m honored to be a part of this team that takes such great care of their community. I have 6 fur babies of my own including my dog, Mika, and my army of rescued cats: Lilo, Stitch, Loki, Toph, and Jack-Jack.

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

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!

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.

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.

Ashleigh Rasnick

Veterinary Assistant

Paige Melda

Veterinary Assistant

Paige started working for Crab Orchard in May of 2022.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from James Madison University in 2020, and hopes to continue her education and obtain an Accelerated Bachelors in Nursing. Paige has three dogs, Holly, Tucker, and Jax; a bearded dragon named Yoshi, and two Guinea Pigs named Moira and Rose. In her free time she enjoys painting, drawing, cooking, watching true crime documentaries, and playing video games.

Tanner Hieatt

Veterinary Assistant
Tanner has been working with Crab Orchard since July of 2021 in our Assistant Department. Tanner and his wife share their home with a variety of different pets! They have a chihuahua named Pearl, three cats named Apollo, Ollie, and Hazel and a hamster named named Butterscotch!

Gabe Asbury

Veterinary Assistant

Samantha Coyle

Veterinary Assistant


Missy Boardwine


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.

Shaena Ray


Shaena started at Crab Orchard Veterinary Services in 2020 as a Receptionist. Shaena loves animals and has many of her own. She is happily married to her husband Brent and they have a daughter named Remi together. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and riding horses.

Izzy Gilbert

Izzy Gilbert is a graduate of 2020 from Richlands High School. She is currently a multi-major at Southwest Virginia Community College studying Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Recreational Leadership, and Agribusiness. Upon graduation, she looks to continue her studies in the animal health industry. In her free time she enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time in the outdoors with her family, including her chocolate lab Chestnut.

Amanda Shrader


Jessica Scarberry

Jessica works on our reception team, she has been with our team since fall of 2022! Jessica is new to our area but is quickly falling in love with it! Outside of work she loves to travel with her two kids and husband especially to the beach!

Kennel Assistants and Team Members

Crystal Green

Kennel Assistant

Crystal started working for Crab Orchard in April of 2018! She is a Mom of three kids, four chihuahuas, and two cats! She has always loved working with animals and enjoys taking care of your fur babies while you are away!

Bethany McDonald

Kennel Assistant

Bethany is a local girl who graduated from Tazewell High School in 2018. She is currently enrolled at Southwest Virginia Community College majoring in Science:Pre Med and General Studies with plans to go to into the Veterinary field! Bethany has two dogs Soldierboy and Bandit and many cats! In her free time she enjoys listening to music, watching Netflix, drawing, and gardening.

Larry Nipper

Team Member

Lisa Hess

Team Member
Lisa has been with Crab Orchard since Spring of 2021! She works in our boarding department and enjoys taking care of all the animals while their families are away. In her spare time Lisa likes to spend time on her farm which is full of all kinds of rescue animals. She is also very active and passionate about rescuing and working with TNR of feral cats.

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!