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 U. 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 L. 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 myself 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 E. 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 D. 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


Jerrann Howard, Veterinary Technician 

I work mostly outside with large animals and accompany the vets on farm calls.

Practicing Since:  Mar 15, 2010
Education: Morehead State


Avavan Arnett Williams, Receptionist 

Hello! My name is Avavan Arnett Williams. I have worked at W.L.V.C. for 2 years. I am a single parent of a 13 year old daughter name Jenna. We reside on a 100 acre farm in Magoffin county. We raise beef cattle, goats, and Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horses. We have a 19 year old pom name Midget. Out of all my jobs working at the Clinic is my favorite. I hope someday my daughter will enter the field of Veterinary Medicine. My daughter loves animals and coming to work with me at the clinic. I love working at the clinic, and the people there have become my second family!

Practicing Since: Apr 07, 2005


Whitney Yerian, Veterinary Assistant 

Practicing Since: Sep 07, 2011
Education: Morgan County High