Meet the Team

  • Chris Baker
    Veterinary Technician

    Chris Baker is a 2013 graduate of Nelson County High school and a Nelson County native.  After graduating he attended Bridgewater College where he earned his degree in Biology.  While attending he worked at LVH to get some experience in the field; being an animal lover and wanting to be a veterinarian.  When he graduated in 2017, veterinary school was not really in the picture, so he decided to earn a degree in Veterinary Technology.  In 2019 he earned his degree from Blue Ridge Community College and passed his boards to practice as a licensed technician.

    Some hobbies that Chris enjoys are riding horses, learning about history, hanging with friends, and of course watching his favorite team, The Virginia Cavaliers! 

  • Erin Harris

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  • Jess Booher
    Veterinary Technician

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  • Katelyn Johnson
    Technician in Training

    Katelyn joined the team in the fall of 2016 part time while attending community college but became a full-time member not long after.  After working with and caring for animals she realized this is truly what she wanted to do as a career.  She is currently attending Penn foster College, working towards her veterinary technician license.  

    Much of Katelyn's time is spent on the farm with her horse, or the cows, when she is not at the office.  Her beloved Labrador, Molly, is her constant companion in life.  

  • Marti Painter
    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 two-thousand four-hundred 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, and loves crafting under the ever watchful eye of her feline companion Delilah.  

  • Meagan Grimm

    Coming Soon!

  • 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.

    As an avid border collie enthusiast, Barbara is currently serving on the board of both the United States Border Collie Handler's Association and the American Border Collie Association. 

  • Kaleb Martin
    Systems Administrator

    Kaleb joined the team around 2015 looking for something to do, but quickly became a solid addition. A big reason was the knowledge on information technology he brought with him: he studied electronics and computer science at Piedmont Virginia Community College a few years prior. Being a workaholic also helped. If a computer problem pops up, Kaleb likes to dig in and figure out how to get everything running again. When not attending to the hardware he is taking care of the animals staying with us. 

    Outside of the office it can be difficult to find him because he enjoys spending most of his time at home.

    Kaleb says: the website is currently being updated (slowly), but expect to see more staff and other improvements soon.

  • 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.

  • 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 fourteen years.  Fonda and her husband enjoy fostering dogs and puppies, and have been doing so for the last fifteen 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. 

  • Kim Bryant

    Coming Soon!


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