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About the Board

The West Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine was established by the West Virginia Legislature in 1915. The Board is the licensing and regulatory agency for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and animal euthanasia technicians in the State of West Virginia. The Board is also responsible for registering and inspecting veterinary and euthanasia facilities located in West Virginia.

The Board consists of six (6) licensed veterinarians, one (1) registered veterinary technician and two (2) citizen members appointed by the Governor.

Board Members and Staff

Board Members

Chairman
Dr. John R. Wilson
Veterinarian Member
Lewisburg, WV

Dr. John R. Wilson is a 1969 graduate of Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.  He became a licensed veterinarian with the WV Board of Veterinary Medicine in July 1969.  Dr. Wilson founded Greenbrier Veterinary Hospital after graduating from Ohio State University. Dr. Wilson founded Greenbrier Veterinary Hospital after graduating from Ohio State University.
 

Dr. Wilson was appointed to the WV Board of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 as a veterinarian member. He was appointed as Chairman in 2013 and currently serves as Chairman with the WVBVM.  Dr. Wilson is also currently involved with the WV State Fair Board of Directors and a member of the Old Stone Presbyterian Church.   
 

Dr. Wilson was honored as Distinguished West Virginian in 2012.   Dr. Wilson and his wife, Vicki, live in Lewisburg, WV and have five daughters and 13 grandchildren.    

Dr. Mark Ayers
Veterinarian Member
Huntington, WV

Dr. Ayers is a 1979 graduate of Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine in Auburn, AL.  He became a licensed veterinarian with the WV Board of Veterinarian Medicine in January 1979.  Dr. Ayers founded Ayers Animal Hospital, Inc. in Huntington, WV, after purchasing the practice in 1983. He also owned Animal Care Clinic in Huntington, WV, from 1994-2012.

Because of his love of people, animals, and science, Dr. Ayers devoted his entire academic career and life to veterinary medicine.  Even now, after 37 years of private practice, Dr. Ayers still loves his profession as much as ever.  He strives to stay abreast with the latest developments in his field.  He has maintained a keen interest in dermatology, internal medicine, cardiology, ultrasonography, surgery, and radiology.

Dr. Ayers was appointed to the WV Board of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 as a Veterinarian member.  Dr. Ayers is also an ordained minister and is the pastor of the New Hope Worship Center, Nitro, WV. Dr. Ayers and his wife, Judy, live in Hurricane, WV and have three children.

Dr. Keith Berkeley
Veterinarian Member
Ranson, WV

Dr. Berkeley is a 1984 graduate of Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama. He became a licensed veterinarian with the WV Board of Veterinarian Medicine in June 1985.  Dr. Berkeley owns Valley Equine Associates in Ranson, WV.  He is particularly interested in equine lameness.

Dr. Berkeley is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, American Veterinary Medical Association and the West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association.  Dr. Berkeley is very involved in the community. He is a Rotary member and sits on the boards of Bank of Charles Town, WV University Hospital and Asbury Methodist Church.

Dr. Berkeley was appointed to the WV Board of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 as a Veterinarian member.  Dr. Berkeley and his wife, Laura, live on a farm outside of Ranson, WV and have two children.

Dr. Barbara Jean Meade
Veterinarian Member
Morgantown, WV

Dr. Meade grew up on a dairy farm in rural Virginia. Prior to attending veterinary school she conducted research on free-ranging primates in Amboseli National Park, Kenya. She received her DVM from the University of Georgia and her PhD in Zoology from Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University. She practiced veterinary medicine in Virginia and North Carolina before returning to academia. She has held research positions in the field of immunotoxicology at the Medical College of Virginia and the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety. More recently she received her MPH and MD degrees and completed residency training at West Virginia University. She owns and manages at 24 hr small animal hospital in Morgantown WV.  She has brought her combined experience in human and veterinary medicine together to develop a service dog training and research program at West Virginia University where she serves as an adjunct professor in the Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences.

Dr. Meade became a licensed veterinarian with the WV Board of Veterinarian Medicine in June 2000.  She was appointed to the Board of Veterinary Medicine in 2003,  Dr. Meade and her husband Albert live in Morgantown, WV.

Ms. Amy Meadows
Lay Member
Lewisburg, WV

Ms. Meadows is a graduate of the West Virginia Univerisity School of Pharmacy and worked as a community pharmacist.  Ms. Meadows is a member of the Old Stone Presbyterian Church, PEO Chapter O WV, and serves as a Read Aloud volunteer.

Ms. Meadows was appointed to the WV Board of Veterinary Medicine in 2016 as a Lay member.  Ms. Meadows and her husband, Michael, live in Lewisburg, WV and have two children.

Dr. D. James Moore
Veterinarian Member
Fairmont, WV

Dr. Moore is a 1975 graduate of Ohio State University, Morgantown, WV.  He became a licensed Veterinarian with the WV Board of Veterinarian Medicine in June 1975.  He is the owner of Fairmont Veterinary Hospital, Grafton Animal Care Center, and Clarksburg Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Moore was first appointed to the WV Board of Veterinary Medicine (WVBVM) in 1977-1984 as a Veterinarian member.  He served as President with the WVBVM as President from 1983-1984 and President-Elect from 1981-1982.  He was reappointed to the WVBVM in 1993.  Dr. Moore was named West Virginia Veterinarian in 2000.  He is a member of the American Association of Veterinary State Board and member of the Veterinary Technician National Examination Committee.

Dr. Moore and his wife, Connie, live in Fairmont, WV and have three children and seven grandchildren

Secretary - Treasurer
Ms. Monica R. Patton
Registered Veterinary Technician Member
Charleston, WV

Ms. Patton is a 1993 graduate of Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH.  She became a registered veterinary technician with the WV Board of Veterinarian Medicine in July 1995.

Ms. Patton is currently working at Animal Care Associates in Charleston, WV.  She has been involved in Carver Career Center Veterinary Technology Program since its inception and she began teaching in 2010.  She also has a strong interest in avian and exotic medicine.

Ms. Patton was appointed to the WV Board of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 as registered veterinary technician Member.  Ms. Patton and her husband Jeffrey Patton, DVM live in Chaeston, WV.



J
o Allen Long         
Lay Member
Williamsburg, WV        

Ms. Long graduated from Concord College, Athens WV, and received a Master's degree in early childhood education from Radford University, Radford, VA.  She retired in 2015 after 39 years of teaching.

Ms. Long is an All-Star and has been a 4-H club leader for 31 years.  She is President of the Greenbrier 4-H Foundation.  She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the State Fair of WV and Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation.

Ms. Long was appointed to the WV Board of Veterinary Medicine in July 2017 and a lay member.  Ms. Long and her husband Charlie Long live on a beef farm near Williamsburg, WV and have 3 children.

 

                                       

Pending Picture and Bio

Dr. William Peery
Veterinarian Member
Beckley, WV

 

Staff

Pending Picture and Bio
Trish Holstein, Executive Director
Doreen Colbert, Secretary

Mike Leland, Inspector
 

Mr. Leland graduated from Marshall University, Huntington, WV.  For 34 years he worked as a teacher, coach, and an administrator. Mr. Leland was born in Huntington, WV and is a member of Old Stone Church in Lewisburg, WV.

Mr. Leland married Karen Mundy in 1966 and currently live in Lewisburg, WV.  They have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

Organization Chart

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Mission Statement

The West Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine protects the health, safety and welfare of the general public and animals of West Virginia through public education, enforcing licensing standards for veterinarians, registered veterinary technicians, certified animal euthanasia technicians and veterinary and euthanasia facilities.

 

 

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