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, Rosie, her Red Heeler, and her Pomeranian Fancy Foo Foo Flanary. But Bitsy, her first Pom, 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 is married to her wonderful husband, Michael and 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.

Colleen

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Colleen graduated from Murray State with a B.S. in Agriculture for pre-veterinary medicine. She has always had a passion for caring for animals and is thrilled it is something she can do for most of her life. In her free time, you can find her either hanging out with her cats or outside at a lake!

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.

Cassie

Veterinary Technician

Cassie has been in the veterinary field since she was 18 years old. She grew up in Texas and then moved to Key West, Florida in 2018 to volunteer at marine sanctuary’s and learn to sail. In 2022, she moved to Paducah to be with her family. On her days off you will find her with them, or somewhere by the water with her dogs.

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.

Bailynn

Veterinary Technician

Bailynn has been working in the veterinary field since she was 13 years old. She is currently attending Murray State University for her B.S. in Agriculture, and is applying to veterinary school this year. She finds the most enjoyment in helping both clients and patients as well as working with exotic animals. Her favorite part of working at FVC is learning everything she can about veterinary medicine and working with everyone on the team. Outside of the clinic, she loves to ride her horses, care for the animals on her farm, and spending time with her family.

Gracie

Veterinary Technician

She is a senior in the Veterinary Technology program at Murray State and will graduate in December. She has been involved in veterinary medicine since she was a freshman in high school and loves all animals (especially her 2 horses, 4 dogs back home, and her kitties- Kirby, Zen, Sage, and Ouija) Her favorite thing about FVC is the learning experience, as she wants to teach veterinary students one day.

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!

Olivia

Veterinary Assistant

Olivia is a senior at Murray State and plans to graduate this December with a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology. She has worked with animals since she was 18 and enjoys being around them: especially her 3 cats. Olivia’s favorite part of FVC is that she learns something new every day.

Hannah V.

Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Assistant

She is a pre-vet student at Murray State University. She wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine since the 4th grade. She likes to spend time with her dog Kya and play video games in her spare time. Her favorite part about working at FVC is the wide variety of animals she gets to interact with and learn more about.

Dena

Kennel Assistant/ Tech 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.

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

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

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.

Kinsey

Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant 

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.

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.