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Meet the Team

  • Barbara Ray
    Office Administrator

    A Virginia Tech Hokie, Barbara is proud mother to Dr Jessica. She is often in the back assisting where needed, deep in book keeping and occasionally answering phones. 

    When not in the office, Barbara can be found on her family's cattle/sheep farm in Bath County or participating at sheepdog trials somewhere in North America.

    An avid border collie enthusiasts has Barbara currently serving on the board of both the United States Border Collie Handler's Association and the American Border Collie Association. 

  • Marti Helbert
    Veterinary Technician

    A native of Nelson County, Marti graduated from the local High School and then proceeded to Virginia Tech where she received a degree in Animal & Poultry Science in 2012. After spending a year on a 2400 head sow operation in northern North Carolina, she returned back to the mountains of Central Virginia.

    Marti enjoys hiking the local trails with her handsome, 'Mutt of a sidekick,' Linus. She loves crafting under the ever watchful eye of her feline companion Delilah. Salazar, the outside watch cat, supervises Marti's gardening skills and makes sure the property remains safe and sound. Marti is currently raising her first batch of chicks and is learning the joys of having her own little flock. 

    Marti is expecting to receive her license as a Veterinary Technician in the very near future. 

  • Kaleb Martin
    Kennel Assistant

    Kaleb has been in Nelson County for the past five years. He is a native to Albemarle County and graduated from Albemarle County High School. He attended Piedmont Community College and studied Electronics and Computer Science. 

    Kaleb enjoys P.C gaming with the company of his apricot milk snake 'Henriksson Sollvander'.  He also enjoys working out, collecting coins, studying philosophy and spending time with his dog 'Nellie'.

    Kaleb hopes to pursue his education and become a veterinary technician. In the mean time, he works in the kennel keeping it clean and making sure all our furry friends are happy and healthy. 

  • Adele Scheib

    Adele Scheib and her family moved to Nelson County from Pennsylvania almost 20 years ago to pursue livestock and vegetable farming. Presently sheep, cattle, pigs and chickens reside on their farm along with the family dog and a couple of cats.

    Adele started working part time for Steuart Ligon 14 years ago while also enjoying catering work. When not with the animals or cooking, she likes hiking, biking and camping

  • Amy Campbell

    Amy was born and raised in Amherst County and graduated from the local High School. She started as a Veterinary Assistant here at Lovingston Veterinary in the 80's and remained here 2 years and then briefly worked in dentistry before going back to a veterinary assistant in Lexington for 24 years. 

    Amy and her husband are currently raising a son and have one dog and a cat. Amy enjoys reading, knitting and working on her farm. 

    Amy came back to Lovingston Veterinary about a year ago to work as a receptionist. She is very knowledgeable and helpful with not only the staff here but our clients as well. 

  • Debbie Boyd
    Veterinary Technician

    Debbie moved to Nelson in the late 1980's from New Hampshire. It was then she made the switch to animal care from a long and talented career of Cosmetology. Having been trained by Dr Steuart Ligon,  she remains a valued employee for the Hospital's second generation. Debbie mentions often how she has enjoyed watching Dr Jessica follow in her father's footsteps.

    Debbie and husband Martin live on a farm packed with many of God's critters in nearby Appomattox. She enjoys the country life especially riding and caring for her treasured horses and furry dogs.

  • Adrienne Phaup
    Veterinary Technician

    Adrienne was born and lived in Nelson County for 5 years before moving to Amherst County for 18 years. She just recently moved back to Nelson County after completing her degree in Biology. She attended Central Virginia Community College before transferring to Sweet Briar College and then finishing her degree at Lynchburg College. 

    Adrienne has enjoyed raising chickens in the past and currently enjoys horseback riding, kayaking, reading and gardening with her little speckled canine companion 'Cricket'. 

    Adrienne plans to start the veterinary technician program this fall in order to gain her license as a technician. 

  • Fonda Bell
    Veterinary Assistant

    Fonda was born and raised in Nelson County and graduated from Nelson County High School. She has volunteered at Almost Home Pet Adoption Center for 8 years and is currently on the board there and retains the position of the dog intake manager. Fonda and her husband enjoy fostering dogs and puppies and have been doing so for the last 9 years. 

    She and her husband have also raised a son and daughter and now have a beautiful granddaughter. Fonda also has four footed children, her five dogs and one cat. She enjoys camping with her family and also has a passion for animal rescue. 

    Fonda started working at Lovingston Veterinary last year and has become a very valued member of our team. 

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