Meet the friendly staff at Timberlake! 

  • Dr.
    Tony Pearson

    Dr. Pearson is born and raised in Virginia, having grown up in Harrisonburg. He attended Virginia Tech and received a B.S. in Biology. He then went on to graduate from their veterinary school (VMRCVM) in 2012. He has worked in the Lynchburg area since 2012. He met his wife, Jessi, shortly after moving to Lynchburg. They now have three lovely children, as well as two dogs. Dr. Pearson is also a deacon at Mercy Presbyterian Church in Forest. When not at the clinic, Dr. Pearson enjoys spending time with his family, watching superhero movies, and reading.

  • Dr. Bethany Marshall
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Bethany Marshall is originally from Danville. She received her veterinary degree from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. She lives in the area with her husband and their dog, Pearl. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but especially working with senior animals and surgery. In her free time, Dr. Marshall enjoys relaxing with her family, running, and cooking.

  • Stephanie Boteler
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Stephanie is originally from the Campbell County area. She has been in vet med for 21 years. She has a B.S. degree in Animal Science from Virginia Tech, and Associates in Veterinary Technology from Northern VA Community College.  Stephanie currently lives in Nathalie, VA with her husband, two dogs, and two cats.  She loves to fish, camp, hike, garden, and do anything outdoors!

  • Stephanie Carwile
    Veterinary Assistant/Tech in Training

    Stephanie graduated from Virginia Tech in 2013 with a B.S. in Animal and Poultry Sciences.  She has 3 dogs and 1 cat.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, reading, being outdoors, and watching Netflix. Stephanie is also studying to be a Veterinary Technician. 

  • Kylie Phelps
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kylie Phelps is a veterinary assistant at TAH. She is also a  Veterinary Technician Student at Penn Foster. She has two fur babies of her own, a black lab named Peyton and a beagle named Boone. Her favorite hobbies are cooking and being outside on the lake or river. She also recently got married!

  • Alyssa Southworth
    Veterinary Assistant

    Alyssa is originally from California but moved the Amherst/Lynchburg area in 2015. She has always loved animals and is thrilled to work with them every day! Alyssa has a Shiba Inu and 2 cats that are her whole world. When she is not at work, she enjoys hiking with her dog, going to the movie theater, and playing any sort of games with her friends and boyfriend.

  • Colby Cobb
    Veterinary Assistant

    Colby has lived her whole life in the Appomattox/Spout Spring area. She has 4 fur babies of her own: 2 black labs, Boomer and Darcy and 2 cats, Dusky and Petals, who she loves dearly! Animals have always been passion of hers! While not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband at the lake or floating the river!

  • Jamie Seward

    Jamie's passion is animals and when she was given the opportunity to work at Timberlake in 2016, it opened the door for her to learn more about her passion. She is married to her wonderful husband, George, and has 3 kids and 3 dogs. While not at work, she loves being outdoors and spending time with her family. 

  • Beth Sebby-Workman

    Beth has lived in the area for over 20 years and has worked with animals for the past 12. She has been married to her husband Cory for 3 years, and between the two of them, they have four wonderful kids and a small petting zoo (3 dogs, 4 cats, 5 geckos, 1 snake, and 1 tarantula). When Beth isn't working, she enjoys reading, camping, painting, going to music festivals, and spending time with her family!

  • Jessi Pearson
    Office Manager/Director of Marketing

    Jessi is the wife of Dr. Pearson! Together, they have three children and two fur-babies, who she stays home with when she is not at the clinic. Jessi has a Masters degree in English from the University of Lynchburg and previously taught English at both JF and CVCC. Jessi also teaches Women’s Bible Study at her church, Mercy Presbyterian. When not at the clinic or participating in church events, Jessi enjoys reading, watching movies, and playing games with her children and husband. 

  • Laura Thayer

    Laura is a receptionist at TAH.  She and her husband recently moved to Forest from Centreville, Virginia to be closer to their first grandchild.  Laura has two sons, one dog, and a cat.  On the days she isn’t working at TAH, Laura watches her granddaughter and volunteers for the Bedford Humane Society.  In her free time, Laura loves being outdoors and enjoys gardening, reading and visiting the ocean whenever possible.

  • Judy Helfrich

    Judy and her husband recently moved to Lynchburg from Pennsylvania to be closer to their children. She has two grown children, a Netherland Dwarf Rabbit, and a sweet Aussiedoodle. On the days she isn't working at TAH, Judy enjoys exploring new areas with her family and shopping with her daughter!


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8:30 am-6:00 pm


8:30 am-6:00 pm


8:30 am-6:00 pm


8:30 am-6:00 pm


8:30 am-6:00 pm