We provide the highest quality veterinary treatment and specialty care for your pets. You can be confident knowing your pet is in good hands because of our advanced training, expertise and cutting-edge technology. 

Our veterinary clinic prides itself on delivering state-of-the-art services, while providing compassionate care for all the animals we work with. You and your pet will receive the attention you deserve with our unique, collaborative care approach. We also offer supportive veterinary services on site, including our in-house pharmacy - delivering the ultimate in care and convenience. 

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our veterinarian services or your animal's health care needs. We love animals as much as you do and we look forward to working with you and your pets. We know a healthy pet is a happy pet!


West Liberty Veterinary Clinic

Meet Our Veterinarians

Learn Who We Are

  • David Fugate, DVM

    I count it a great privilege to work and live in the hills of Eastern Ky. I was born and raised in Morgan Co. My kindergarten class visited Dr. Holbrook's clinic in 1977. He fed us and gave us a tour including Layla the Cougar for those of you old enough to remember. This must have made quite an impression! I joined the WLVC in 1998 and have been blessed to serve so many wonderful people and the animals that make up their families and herds. I have a wonderful wife, Cindi, and three lovely children, Lindsey, Emma, and Laynee. I have five dogs, a few horses and a small herd of cattle

    Practicing Since: Apr 07, 1998

    Education: Auburn CVM

  • Ralph Adams, DVM

    Being a veterinarian has been my dream since I was in 7th grade. I graduated from Magoffin County High School in 1993. From there, I received an undergraduate degree from Morehead State University. I completed requirements for the entrance to veterinary school at the University of Kentucky. I graduated from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in Alabama in 2004. Devoting such time to education was a privilege in order to allow me to serve the people and animals of Eastern Kentucky. My loving wife Amber, is a teacher at Wrigley Elementary here in Morgan County. We have three sons, Cole, Caleb, and Kasyn.

    Practicing Since: Apr 07, 2004

    Education: Tuskegee CVM

  • Laura Howard, DVM

    Being a veterinarian is the greatest job on Earth, and I feel so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful profession. I was raised in Red Bush, KY, and I graduated from Johnson Central High School in 1996. From there, I went to Morehead State University to study biology and chemistry. In college, I worked at WLVC with Drs. Holbrook and Fugate, and that made me decide to go to veterinary school. I graduated from Auburn University in 2006 and came back to WLVC to practice. I have two great kids, McKenzie and Mason. Our furry family includes several dogs, cats, horses, cows, and sheep. God has blessed my life, and I pray that I can serve Him by serving you and your pets.

    Practicing Since: May 07, 2006

    Education: Auburn CVM

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  • Ashley Rose, DVM

    I grew up on a farm in Johnson County and wanted to become a veterinarian from a very early age. I graduated from Johnson Central High School in 2002 and then went on to Pikeville College where I received a B.S. in Biology in 2006. Also in 2006, I relocated to the lovely Auburn, AL for veterinary school (WAR EAGLE!). I graduated from Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2010, then began working at W.L.V.C. in July. I am a Christian and I love the outdoors and spending time with my family. I have a mutt dog named Madylyn Mae and we have cattle on our family farm.

    Practicing Since: Jul 07, 2010

    Education: Auburn CVM

  • Dalia Smith-Harr, DVM

    I was born and raised in Manchester, Ky. I graduated from Manchester Christian Academy in 2007. I then attended Eastern Kentucky University for four years, before going to veterinary school at Auburn University. I grew up showing horses and spending my spare time with companion animals. I have always wanted to be a veterinarian, especially in an under-serviced, rural area. I have a supportive husband, Shannon, and two loyal companions, Tootsie and Alfie. Since I've been out of school in 2016, I have worked at the W.LV.C. I love every day I spend at the clinic or on farm calls and look forward to many years of servicing our clients and their animals.

    Practicing Since: 2016

    Education: Auburn CVM

  • Emily Strong, DVM

    Veterinary medicine has been a passion of mine for a long time. Growing up, my pets were my best friends and confidants, so it was no surprise that as I got older my desire to become a veterinarian blossomed. I know firsthand how important the bond between people and their pets was, and I wanted to nurture and protect that bond. I started job shadowing at WLVC’s Jackson satellite clinic during high school and immediately fell in love with vetmed. I graduated from Breathitt County High School in 2014 and then Morehead State University in 2018 before moving to Auburn, AL for veterinary school. I graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2022 (WAR EAGLE!) and moved back home to Jackson, KY where I currently live with my husband, James Strong, and our 3 dogs Mae, Rosie, and Snow. I am so grateful to be home and to be a part of this profession.

    I look forward to serving my community and making a difference in the lives of my patients and the people who love them.

    Practicing Since: June 06, 2022

    Education: Auburn CVM

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Monday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

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