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Dr. Mark A. Ayers is the owner and founder of Ayers Animal Hospital, Inc. Dr. Ayers graduated from
Dr. Candie M. Baker joined the team at Ayers Animal Hospital in January of 2009. Dr. Baker went to Morehead State University for Pre-Vet and is a 1993 graduate of Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Baker’s dream growing up on a 200 acre farm in Olive Hill, Kentucky, was to be a veterinarian. Having grown up on the farm, she was always involved with animals including; cows, chickens, riding and working with horses, barn cats, and several beloved canine companions. She first learned to ride a horse by riding on the back of a plow horse while her dad plowed the farm crops. Dr. Baker always had at least one horse growing up and loved riding and training them. Her love for horses still continues today.
Dr. Baker has been practicing for 23 years and has experience in large animals, emergency medicine, surgery, and preventative care for companion animals and exotics. She, like Dr. Mark Ayers, strives to stay current on all the latest developments in the field. Dr. Baker has a real passion for companion animal orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, radiology, and preventive care. She also recently added endoscopy to her list of skills.
Dr. Baker is an active member of The First Christian Church in her hometown of Olive Hill, Kentucky, where she lives on a small farm and takes care of her dad. She has one dog, a 10 year old hound mix, "Belle", one inside cat, “Binky" and 4 outside farm cats.
Dr. Amber Beth Lilly was born and raised in Huntington, West Viginia. Dr. Lilly graduated summa cum laude from Marshall University with a BS degree in Biology in 2006. She received her doctorate from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 and then moved back to the tri-state area to be near family. She is licensed in both West Virginia and Kentucky. Dr. Lilly began working as a full-time associate at Ayers Animal Hospital in 2011. She is thankful to serve her hometown community and feels blessed to work with knowledgeable and caring coworkers. Her interests include internal medicine, ophthalmology, dermatology, ultrasonography, radiology, and preventative care.
In her spare time, Dr. Lilly enjoys Marshall University sporting events, figure skating, skiing, traveling, movies, music, and Zumba. Her four-legged babies are Toodles (dog), Knit Knots (cat), and Sherbie (cat).