Dr. Jeffery Patton
Doctor Patton was born in Shady Spring, West Virginia. He did his undergraduate work at Marshall University and earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from The Ohio State University in 1994.
It was at Ohio State that Dr. Patton decided to work with Exotic animals. As a student, he studied at both the Columbus Zoo and The Ohio State University Exotic Outpatient Clinic in order to further his knowledge in exotic medicine. In addition, he spent a month at the Honolulu Zoo in Hawaii studying dozens of exotic animals including chimpanzees, black and white rhinoceros, cheetahs, giant tortoises, and flamingos to name a few. Dr. Patton now works with birds, reptiles, hamsters, and numerous other animals in addition to dogs and cats.
He is an active member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians, American Veterinary Medical Association, West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, and American Animal Hospital Association.
He and his wife Monica worked together for many years at Animal Care Associates, Inc. Monica is a Registered Veterinary Technician. She is the founder and former President of the West Virginia Association of Veterinary Technicians and is Secretary / Treasurer of the West Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine. They are both clinical instructors at Carver Career Center Veterinary Technician Program. They reside in Charleston and share their home with numerous birds and multiple fish.
Dr. Mark Webster
Dr. Webster grew up in Teays Valley, West Virginia, and has been interested in Veterinary Medicine since he was five. He and his parents trained dogs and exhibited them in Obedience for 15 years.
Scruffy, the first dog he trained, was an intelligent and headstrong terrier that became the eighth Cairn registered by the American Kennel Club to earn a Utility Degree. Volunteering at the local Animal Shelter gave him first hand experience with the overcrowding, disease and funding problems that plague the shelter system.
Dr. Webster’s formal education included a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from West Virginia University and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The University of Georgia in 1991. He is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association.
His wife Toni and his three children also love animals. They have a menagerie which includes dogs, cats, and iguana, a chinchilla, and a ferret.
Dr. Karin Fujitani
Dr Karin Fujitani was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and graduated with a BS in Animal Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She received her DVM from the Ohio State University and returned to practice Veterinary Medicine in Hawaii, also serving for many years on the HVMA Executive Board and as a special consultant for the Honolulu Zoo.
Dr Fujitani has a special interest in exotic animal medicine, having worked with various pet exotics, zoo animals, and Hawaiian wildlife throughout her career. She is currently enjoying working with the pet exotics and wildlife that we see here at ACA, many of which are considered illegal and contraband in her home state.
Dr Fujitani is also enjoying exploring the Mainland and immersing herself in Appalachian food and culture. While she has been hanai mom and auntie to many animals over the years, Dr Fujitani is currently pet mom to a Mealy Amazon named Squawky, Littles the Lionhead rabbit and Puhi the Boa Constrictor.
Dr. Moore is a native to the Charleston area, graduating from George Washington High School in 2007. She then went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Animal and Nutritional Sciences from WVU in 2011, and her DVM from St. Matthew’s University in 2016.
Dr. Moore practices mixed animal medicine and has a special interest in African hoofstock. Outside of work, Dr. Moore enjoys living an active lifestyle; especially hiking, skiing, and floating on the river. Her life revolves around her 3 beautiful girls and her 2 dogs Hitman (Doberman Pinscher) & Isla (Standard Poodle). She also has a beloved family cat named Diana.