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Meet Our Doctors and Staff

‎‎Dr. Jeffrey Taylor - Veterinarian/Owner

Dr. Taylor founded the FAN VET neighborhood practice with the motto: “Walk Your Pet to the Vet” in 1981. Born at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, he spent his youth living on several Navy Bases around the world. Dr. Taylor graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science. Prior to attending the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine, he worked as a research assistant in experimental surgery at St. Louis University Hospital and School of Medicine. Dr. Taylor is an avid mineral and antique collector. On vacations, you will find him digging for minerals with his faithful companion Hooper, a Doberman Pinscher, or searching for rare antiques with his wife, Jody.

Dr. Chelsea Mason - Veterinarian

Dr. Mason is a native Virginian , born and raised in Yorktown, VA. She had a passion for animals from the beginning and decided at the age of 8 that she would become a veterinarian. She obtained her B.A. in Biology from the University of Virginia in 2010 and her D.V.M from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Her medical interests include nutrition, internal medicine, cardiology, and ultrasound. 

In her spare time, Dr. Mason enjoys doing any and all outdoor activities, especially hiking, kayaking, swimming, and running. She also loves to visit local vineyards, farmer’s markets, and festivals; and is a big fan of the Richmond restaurant scene.

Fallon Blankenship

Practice Manager since 2005


Tyler Payne

Licensed veterinary technician