Meet the Allegheny Equine Veterinary Service Team
Professional Skilled Large Animal Routine and Surgical Care
Dr. Tracy Walker, Veterinarian
Diplomate American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Equine Practice
Doctor Tracy Walker grew up in West Virginia just East of Elkins along the Cheat River. Dr. Walker completed her veterinary training at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, where she focused her studies on large animal medicine and surgery. Upon graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Walker remained at the University of Georgia for advanced clinical training in an equine and large animal internship.
In addition to her formal training, Dr. Walker has traveled to various areas of the country and gained invaluable experience in sport horse medicine, mare management, and foal care. Although much of her background is in the equine industry, Dr. Walker is also very experienced in beef cow, dairy cow, goat, and even llama medicine. Dr. Walker has returned to West Virginia, deciding that there is truly no place like home!
Dr. Walker is very active in many organizations that give back to the community and the veterinary profession. Locally, she serves on the Randolph County Park and Recreation Board, Randolph County 4-H Leaders, and the Randolph County Regional Riding Club. At the state level, Dr. Walker has served as a board member for the West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Walker was also honored to become a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners Professional Conduct and Ethics Committee in 2012. Dr. Walker is also a member of AQHA, NCHA and a certified veterinary judge for the American Endurance Ride Conference. In her spare time, Dr. Walker enjoys spending time riding any of her eight quarter horses and showing her cutting horse.
Dr. Jessica Harvey, Veterinarian
Dr. Jessica Harvey is a Buckhannon native. She completed her undergraduate degree at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Her veterinary degree was done at St. George’s University with her clinical year being completed at Iowa State University. At Iowa State University, she focused on theriogenology and food animal production. After clinical year, she completed a 6 month internship at Iowa State in mixed animal to help prepare her for mixed animal practice.
Dr. Harvey has had a love for cows since she can remember. She grew up raising beef cattle. Through 4-H and FFA, she showed and sold market hogs, market lambs, market goats, market rabbits, market steers, and feeder calves. She achieved her American FFA degree. During summer and winter breaks, she worked in a small animal clinic that allowed her to gain small animal experience.
In her spare time, Dr. Harvey loves to spend time with her animals whether it be dogs, cats, or cows. She can also be found on a tractor if the occasion arises. Dr. Harvey’s main interests are food animal reproduction, herd health, and small animal surgery.
Katie Mallow, Practice Manager
Katie Mallow has been at AEVS since the Spring of 2006. She is originally from Beverly, and has been an avid horse owner for over 30 years. As a teenager, she was very active with 4-H and hunter/jumpers, and later showed AQHA on her mare, JJ Lea Breeze. Katie attended Morehead State University where she studied veterinary technology and received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Animal Sciences and a minor in Business Management in 1997. After graduating, Katie remained in Kentucky for the next three years working as a broodmare manager at an established breeding operation. There she received extensive experience in breeding and foaling management.
Katie handles many duties at AEVS from nursing care and client communication to billing and special orders. In her spare time, Katie enjoys spending time with her family, her Border Collie, Stella, and Australian Shepherd, Sis. Katie is a member of the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians.
Vickie Crosston, Receptionist
Vickie joined our team in September of 2015. Vickie is an Elkins native and brings with her years of experience in the health care profession. Vickie is friendly, approachable, and an asset to our team as she welcomes clients to the practice. In her spare time, Vickie enjoys spending time with her husband and grandchildren. Vicki resides on a farm with her dog, Bailey, a horse, and a pony.
Chief Veterinary Assistant Officer
Adam grew up in Randolph County. He graduated from AB University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Environmental Science. Adam has volunteered and worked as an adoption specialist at the Randolph County Humane Society since 2007. Adam would like to pursue a career in veterinary medicine and will apply to veterinary school soon. In his free time, Adam enjoys spending time with his dogs, Lola and Lucy, and his cat, Winifred. Adam is currently pursuing a veterinary technician degree through an AVMA accredited program and credentialing as a Registered Veterinary Technician. We are so proud to have Adam as a part of our treatment team!
Cheyenne Strother, Veterinary Assistant
Cheyenne is originally from Buckhannon and joined our team after successfully completing the Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program at Pierpont Community and Technical College. She has always been fond of animals and is particularly fond of cats. Cheyenne is excited to be part of our nursing team and spend her days caring for our patients. She currently has two cats, Atty and Cheekies, and one Boston Terrier named Piper.
Kacey grew up on a family farm near Pickens in Randolph County. She joined our team in 2019 and resides on her farm with her labrador retriever Bravo, and her two cats, Crazy and Sam. Kacey brings with her years of experience in a busy emergency veterinary hospital in northern Virginia. She is currently pursuing credentialing as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Kacey has a special interest in emergency and critical care. We are thrilled that Kacey has returned to the area and to have her experience on our treatment team!
Registered Veterinary Technician
Alayna is originally from Elkins and has been part of our treatment team since 2011. Alayna graduated in 2018 from Morehead State University in Kentucky with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology and a Bachelors Degree in Equine Science. In 2020, she returned home and completed credentialing as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Alayna has a special interest in equine medicine and small animal dentistry. In her free time, she enjoys riding her American Quarter Horse, Dodge and spending time with her Siberian husky, Cypher. Welcome back Alayna!