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Meet Our Family

 Meet our veterinary family! At By Pass Animal Clinic, it’s our mission to love your pets like family.

Dr. Lori Eidson


Dr. Lori Eidson is a 2010 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Before that, she earned a Biology degree from Transylvania University and a Commonwealth Diploma from Madison Central High School, right here in Richmond.
At the clinic, Dr. Eidson enjoys providing compassionate care for your pets, allowing you to love them longer. At home, she shares her life with her husband Patrick and triplet daughters Hadley, Emerson, and Mary Kathryn. And of course, there is always a house full of fur babies to love on too.

Dr. Mark Walls


Dr. Walls earned a B.S. in Biology and a B.S. in Animal Science from Eastern Kentucky University. He is a graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He founded By Pass Animal Clinic in July of 1994. He, his wife, Anne, and his children, Natalie and Brent, currently have one outdoor, cat two indoor cats, and two pomeranians. His favorite part of the job is making a positive difference in the lives of pets and their guardians.


Lead Veterinary Assistant

Malisa is a 1989 graduate of Estill County High School and a 1996 graduate of Kentucky College of Business where she received her 2 year associates degree in medical assisting. She has been with the clinic for over 28 years. She and her husband Jason have been married for 29 years. She has two grown married daughters who also have a love for animals! She has several grand animals from dogs and cats to chickens, ducks, and geese. She loves spending time and going on adventures with their labradoodle/boxer mix, Olive. She also loves hanging out with her children, camping, music festivals, concerts, and just being outdoors. Her favorite part of the job is getting to know the clients and their fur babies and all the snuggling and cuddling she gets to do.


Office Manager

Jamie is a 2003 graduate of EKU and has been with the clinic for over 25 years. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family on the farm or at the lake. She has a large menagerie of animals both big and small. What she enjoys most about her job is providing care and comfort to both pets and owners alike.


Veterinary Assistant

Sarah began her training as a vet assistant in 2004 and joined the team at By Pass Animal Clinic in 2007. She considers every aspect of her job as rewarding; from the first puppy/kitten visit, routine care, sick and emergency treatment, and all the other things that go on through a lifetime of care. Her favorite part of the job is being able to educate owners on how to better care for their pets. Outside of work Sarah is mom of two boys and a house full of critters. She loves nature, gardening, foraging, preserving food, and live music.


Certified Veterinary Assistant

Amy has been working with us at By Pass since 2013. She is an Animal Science grad from UT Knoxville and a dedicated CVA. Her favorite part of the job is helping all the kittens that need care. She has a pug named Frank who never leaves her side.


Customer Service Representative

Gwen has been with the clinic since 2020. She graduated from Illinois State University in 2018 with a bachelor's in animal science. Shortly after she moved to Kentucky to complete the Kentucky Equine Management Internship. When she isn't at the clinic you will find her spending time with her fur babies or gardening.


Veterinary Assistant

Jordin has been with the clinic for over 5 years and is part of the Bluegrass Technical Program studying to be a radiology technologist. She loves hiking, drawing, and reading. She owns a small variety of animals including dogs, cats, and cows. Her dream is to work as a veterinary radiologist.


Veterinary Assistant

Whittney has been taking her fur babies to By Pass Animal Clinic for years before starting as a veterinary assistant with the clinic. When Whittney is not working she loves spending time with her family and taking her dogs hiking.


Veterinary Assistant

Sam is a student attending EKU hoping to pursue Animal Studies and work with exotic animals. She is new to our clinic and is very excited to work hard and learn more!


Macy is our oldest resident clinic cat. All of her siblings were adopted and when she didn't find a home we welcomed her to our family. Her beautiful gray color and sweet demeanor are adored by clients and staff alike.


Pinny is almost always full of attitude! She came to us as a kitten with a broken leg requiring a pin, hence how she got her name.


Uri received his name at four weeks old due to him having an upper respiratory infection. He is extremely vocal and loves hanging out up front as a clinic greeter.


Gary came to us after being found in a garage sick and injured. After much love and care, he recovered wonderfully! Now he spends his days napping and soaking up attention all over the clinic.