Our Staff

All professionals at West Liberty Veterinary Clinic maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

William G. Holbrook, DVM  (deceased)

Dr. W.G. Holbrook graduated from Auburn University in 1963. He was essentially the first veterinarian in the hills of Eastern Ky. He has practiced large and small medicine since graduation. He has set the bar high for the other veterinarians that have and will follow in his steps. His dedication to his profession is unmatched. 

Practicing Since: Apr 07, 1963
Education: Auburn CVM


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 3 dogs: Butter, Oreo, and Sophie as well as horses and 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
Email: [email protected] 


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


Jerrann, Veterinary Technician 

Avavan, Receptionist 

Whitney, Veterinary Assistant