our team and mission

HOW IT STARTED

A man and his truck wanted to make a positive difference in the community.  One client and patient at a time this vision began to take shape and is still taking shape.

OUR PASSION

At Licking Valley Vet we are striving to offer top-notch services at one location to meet all of your animals needs.  

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the best care for animals at an affordable rate while educating the client to make as informed of decisions as possible.

While treating the individuals we hope the practice will grow to help support the community and make a positive impact that is as far reaching as possible.

our team

Please get to know the staff of Licking Valley Veterinary Services.

Nathaniel S. Glaza

The Doctor

Born and raised in Northern Kentucky he attended Pendleton County High School and began his veterinary career at Grants Lick Veterinary Hospital. He furthered his education at Morehead State University obtaining an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology and a Bachelors of University Studies Degree. After that he was admitted into Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in May of 2010 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. After some time at Park Equine Hospital, in Lexington, he then desired to return to his home town and provide needed services for the large animals of the area. Founding Licking Valley Veterinary Services achieved his hope for the community. In his spare time he is a Civil War Re-enactor riding with the 6th Kentucky Cavalry, attends Falmouth United Methodist Church, travels rivers via kayak or raft and occasionally can be found on a local paint-ball field and enjoys painting and spending time with his own animals.  

Brandy Glaza

Practice Manager

As Dr. Glaza’s sister, Brandy has watched the clinic grow from the first day, stepping in to help out as needed.  Before officially joining Licking Valley Veterinary Service as a the practice manager, Brandy worked in the tourism and hospitality industry from Florida to Alaska, and traveled to over a dozen countries while obtaining her bachelor’s degree.  She also currently works at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

Shannon Bray

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Shannon graduated from Morehead State Veterinary Tech program in 2009 and has ten years of experience in Emergency and Surgical practice. She handles appointments for vaccinations and flea prevention and will take the time to talk to you about your pets well being and care.  Shannon’s compassion for animals sets her apart and helps to make your furry friends doctor experience as stress-free as possible. 
Shannon enjoys horseback riding and going on adventures with her daughter. 
 

Cheryl Mattox

Receptionist

Before joining Licking Valley Veterinary Services, Cheryl was a property manager for various apartment complexes throughout the region. Growing up in Toledo, Ohio, her love of animals stems from spending time on her uncle’s dairy in Michigan.  She is excited to be the newest team member to help tend to your animals needs.

ame vanorio

Volunteer & Media Specialist

Ame has lead a varied life from teaching, running a wildlife rescue & writing articles for various institutions.  She now volunteers with us to further her veterinary technican training and help us with our blogging and media outreach.  We consider her  a valued member of our team and you may see her around taking pictures and helping explain some of the procedures going on around the clinic.

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our passion