Dr. Daryl Layfield Insley started Layfield Veterinary Services in 1991 on his family farm in Princess Anne. He has added Layfield Equine Services and Layfield – Pocomoke branch to the services that he provides to the Delmarva community. Dr. Insley graduated from Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. Dr. Insley shows horses, primarily in eventing, as well as, trains horses and riders with Layfield Sport Horses. He also manages a small herd of beef cattle on Layfield Farms.
Dr. Elizabeth Whalen joined Layfield Veterinary Services as an associate veterinarian in 2014. Dr. Whalen graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Her interest is mixed animal medicine and surgery. She received her Master of Public Health degree from The Ohio State University focusing on veterinary public health and emergency response and preparedness. Dr. Whalen enjoys the trails with her horses and being out on the water. She is happy to be living on the Eastern Shore close to friends and family.
Dr. Lauren Abell joined Layfield Veterinary Services as an associate veterinarian in 2015. Dr. Abell is the primary veterinarian at the Pocomoke Branch during the week. Dr. Abell graduated from Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine as the Valedictorian of the Class 2013. She was born and raised on the Delmarva Peninsula. She, her husband, Kyle, and their daughter, Anna, live in Pocomoke, MD with their dogs Jacob and Annie, cat Micah, and Bandit the horse. In her free time she enjoys singing with her church and in the community, and participating in outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, boating, and hiking. Dr. Abell loves this area and is so happy to be home with her family and friends.
Dr. Jessica Yankus joined Layfield Veterinary Services as an associate veterinarian in 2015. She works primarily with Layfield Equine Services during the week, but also works in hospital seeing small animal clients. She has special interests in equine emergency medicine, lameness, podiatry, and dentistry. Dr. Yankus earned her degree from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 with a focus in equine medicine. She is a native of the Eastern Shore and currently lives in Princess Anne, MD with her beloved dogs, cat, and horses.