Our Team

Dr. LaNita S. Flanary DVM

Veterinarian / Owner

LaNita S. Flanary, DVM owns and operates the Flanary Vet Clinic which was built in 1997 in the Reidland community. LaNita was born and raised on Husband Road in Paducah, surrounded by many animals on her family farm. She attended Farley Elementary and Reidland Middle and High School where she achieved many honors. She was the Kentucky State Farm Bureau Outstanding Youth, Kentucky State FFA Secretary, and Reidland High School Valedictorian with a 4.0 grade point average. Through scholarships, she completed a pre-vet curriculum at Murray State University and as a junior she was accepted early to Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. LaNita graduated summa cum laude from Auburn in 1995.

For fun, LaNita still enjoys being with her menagerie of animals consisting of cows, chickens, horses, pigs, rabbits, sheep, dogs, ducks, geese, and cats. But most of her heart belongs to Ellie, her Bernese Mountain Dog, and Rosie, her Red Heeler. But Bitsy, her Pomeranian and best friend, will never be forgotten. 

Besides her girls, she also has…

  • Several rescue cats
  • Potbellied Pigs
  • Nigerian Dwarf Goats
  • Jersey Cattle
  • Miniature Zebu Cattle
  • and many bantam chickens, ducks, and geese.

Dr. Flanary was also asked to provide an article for the Paducah Bank WOW magazine! You can view it by clicking the button below:

A Passion for Pets - By. Dr. LaNita Flanary

Dr. Kayla Ferrell DVM

Veterinarian

Kayla Ferrell, DVM originally began working at Flanary Veterinary Clinic in 2015 as a kennel assistant while completing the pre-vet curriculum at Murray State University. Kayla grew up in the Reidland area and graduated from McCracken County High School with honors in 2014. She then went on to graduate from Murray State University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture and graduated from veterinary school at Auburn University in 2022. Kayla is happy to now be returning to the clinic in her new role as a veterinarian. While at Auburn, she was on the 2021 National Championship Palpation Team, served as the manager for the Auburn Veterinary Education Supply Service, and held multiple officer positions in various clubs.

For fun, Kayla enjoys riding and showing her horses, Tango & Bo, as well as raising sheep and goats on her family farm. She also has two dogs, Jenny & Gabby, and a cat, Ted.

Melissa

Office Manager

Melissa started in the kennels at age 16 and has worked every position since. She loves the bonds she builds with clients and has been at Flanary since 2008. Her compassion for animals and their families has motivated her to do her best daily. Melissa has three amazing boys: Nathan, Dylan and Matthew. When she is not at work, she is with her family, pets, and can be found scrapbooking.

Samantha

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Samantha graduated from Murray State with a B.S. in Agriculture with a pre-veterinarian major. She feels that the most rewarding part of veterinary medicine is being able to assist in and witness the improvement of sick patients. Her favorite part about working at FVC is that she gets to work with a variety of animals while being a part of a close knit and knowledgeable staff. She has an outgoing and positive attitude that helps her shine on the FVC team. Outside of work, you can catch Samantha spending time with her daughters and enjoying several outdoor activities.

Rachel

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Rachel is a licensed veterinary technician who has been in the veterinary field for over fifteen years. When she was in high school she was a part of the original team that helped open FVC. She loves being able to help sick animals in the best ways possible. Her favorite qualities of FVC are that we constantly strive for excellence and surround ourselves with a team that feels like family. She is an outgoing and hard worker who can be found training and competing in barrel horse competitions outside of FVC.

Ali

Veterinary Technician

Ali began her veterinary interest in 2016 and joined the FVC team earlier this year. She enjoys the medical aspect of this field & loves the affection from pets that comes with the career. As she continues her studies, she aspires to become a veterinarian in the future with a specialization in exotics. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and 5 pets.

Samantha

Veterinary Technician

She is graduating in December with a major in veterinarian technology. She spent her whole life with animals, and always knew she wanted to work with them. Her favorite part of FVC, is the wide variety of patients that come into the clinic and being able to learn new things everyday! In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her dog Olive, cooking, or reading a book!

Kinsey

Veterinary Technician

Kinsey Grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada and moved to Paducah, Kentucky back in May of 2020. She has worked in the animal field since she was 16 years old. She has 2 dogs named Radar and Maggie. She is excited to be apart of the team and expand her knowledge with FVC.

Tiffani

Veterinary Technician

She graduated from Murray State University in December 2023 with a BSA. In her free time she like to take her horse trail riding at wranglers. She enjoys cooking and snuggling on the couch with her bloodhound.

Bri

Veterinary Technician

She has always know that she wanted to be a Veterinarian. She started as an assistant and worked her way up to be a vet tech. While most of her experience is emergency, general practice has won her over. Building relationships with owners and their pets is so rewarding for her. She is currently enrolled at WKCTC working on becoming a Veterinarian. She loves working at FVC and enjoys that the team challenges her to be the best and supports her like family.

Laken

Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Assistant 

Laken is our newest intern at FVC. She is a senior at Caldwell County High School and very involved in her local FFA chapter. After graduation she hopes to major in pre-veterinary medicine. She is so grateful for the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience at the clinic.

Dena

Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Assistant

Dena is our Kennel Assistant/ Tech Assistant and as of 2019 she has been in the veterinary field for fifteen years. She enjoys working with animals daily. Her favorite thing about Flanary Vet Clinic is that she gets to improve her skills and knowledge every day about the care of pets. When not working, Dena is spending time with her two boys, doing a number of outdoor activities, or even reading a book with her cats.

Hannah T.

Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Assistant

Hannah was a volunteer for over a year with us before officially joining our team. She is a very fast and eager learner who can bring a smile to anyone’s face. She has known since she was six years old that she wanted to pursue a career as a veterinarian. She enjoys helping animals in any way she possibly can. Outside of work, you can catch Hannah skating with her friends, cuddling with her cats, or focusing on her school work.

Kayli

Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Assistant

Kayli is a sophomore at Murray State University and plans to study pre-vet to pursue a career as a veterinarian. She loves working at the clinic and learning from Dr. Flanary. Kayli likes hiking, being with family, and spending time with all her pets which include chickens, dogs, and cats.

Dacey

Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Assistant

She has known since she was very young that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She loves to help animals and really enjoys working at FVC and learning all she can. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outside and going to school.

Paige

Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Assistant

Paige is 25 years old and originally from Chicago. She has 1 son. She graduated with a degree in Wildlife and Conservation Biology on a Zoological Conservation track. She plans to move to Florida to work on Panther conservation efforts.

Katie

Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

Katie recently moved to Paducah with her family. She has a bachelor’s degree in Art History, but has worked with pets professionally for over 15 years. Her favorite part about working at Flanary Vet is helping all the pets and their families. She loves being a part of the team, and looks forward to continuing to grow and learn. In her free time, she loves to garden and spend time with her husband and their three children.

Ava

Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Assistant

Ava is a senior at McCracken County High School. Since a young age she has always aspired to become a veterinarian. After high school she plans to major in pre-veterinary medicine. She loves helping animals in any way she can and learning from Dr. Flanary.

Zoey

Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Assistant

Zoey has been a member of our team since graduating from college. She loves that every day at the clinic is unique and that she gets to learn new skills. She enjoys pampering each pet that comes in for a spa day. When not working at the clinic she loves spending time with friends, family and her own pets.

Bailey

Kennel Assistant

She is a junior at Marshall County High School and has worked at FVC since September 2023. She is a fast learner and is always eager to experience new things, but most of all she has a love for all animals. After high school she plans to study Pre- Vet medicine and then pursue a career as a small animal or exotic veterinarian. She loves working at the clinic and getting hands on experience. Outside work she is an officer and active member of her FFA chapter and loves being part of that community. In her free time she loves to read and do anything that involves nature or animals.

Conner

Kennel Assistant

He is a junior at McCracken County High school. When he graduates he wants to study pre-dental in hopes of becoming an orthodontist. Some of his hobbies include being outside, watching movies with his dog, hunting and studying for school.

Autumn

Receptionist

Autumn is from South Carolina and moved to Mayfield in October 2021. She has been working as a receptionist in the animal field for 3 years and enjoys seeing all the different kinds of animals that come in. She has 3 fur babies which include her dogs Oreo and Capri and her cat Ollie. She is excited to be part of the FVC team.

Jessica

Receptionist

She is 32 years old. She has a passion for making a positive difference in the lives of others. She is a teacher, a writer, a Christian, and LOVES animals. She has 1 fur kid: Cooper (1.5). Some of the greatest gifts God put on earth have paws.

“Love changes everything, so fill the world with it.”