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.

  • 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

    Stephanie is one of the veterinary assistants at TAH.  She 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 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!

  • Jenna Foster
    Veterinary Assistant

    Jenna was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She recently started school to become a veterinary technician. She loves spending time with her husband, daughter, and husky/white shepherd Koda. 

  • Shaine van Brug
    Veterinary Assistant

    Shaine recently moved to Virginia from Philadelphia to be closer to family. She loves spending time with the family pups and is hoping to get one of her own in the near future. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, reading, and exploring Virginia.

  • 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. 

  • 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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Office Hours

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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