Dr. Cynthia Lightner was destined to become a veterinarian when her father (who had always wanted to be one) realized he wasn't going to have any sons! Hanging out at farms and livestock markets and being around all kinds of animals sealed the deal.
Soft tissue surgery has always been a particular passion, but she also enjoys the diversity of general practice (a splenectomy one day, major dental work the next, new puppy visits the next!). She has fun manning our satellite clinics in Rainelle and Marlinton, too.
After working at Greenbrier Veterinary Hospital in high school, she attended Potomac State University, and then got her undergraduate degree in Animal Science at VPI. She graduated from the Ohio State University with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1990, and then came home to Greenbrier Veterinary Hospital.
When Dr. Cindy is not treating her patients, she can be found reading (constantly), hiking, gardening, and spending time with her family and crazy dog, Gordon. She also really likes driving fast with the convertible top down on our nice curvy roads! She enjoys travelling and hopes to be doing a lot more in the future.
"It has been my privilege to serve generations of our clients and seeing their pets through from puppyhood to old age. I look forward to adding you and your pets to our family".