Drew Luce, DVM
Dr. Luce knew he wanted to be a veterinarian since he was twelve years old. He has spent his life around animals, growing up on a small farm with dogs, cats, horses, and sheep. Attending Virginia Tech, he majored in Animal Science, then received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990.
Dr. Luce thinks progressively and is dedicated to improving veterinary options available to pets. He has special interests that are focused on breed related diseases; ultrasound; emergency medicine; surgery; especially orthopedic; and endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures. In addition, Dr. Luce established Dulles South Animal Emergency to offer emergency veterinary services. When not helping pets, Dr. Luce enjoys the anatomy of a Corvette engine. During his free time, he takes on the role of a mechanic to numerous Corvette enthusiasts in our area. When pets and Vettes are not occupying his time, Dr. Luce has plenty of activities to keep him busy between his wife, three children, and Doberman, Phebe. Dr. Luce has been recognized, by his peers, as one of the Top Veterinarians in Northern Virginia, voted the Best Veterinarian in the DC Suburbs, and has served on the Animal Advisory Committee for Loudoun County Animal Services for the past four years.
Dr. Luce worked for two other mixed animal practices before establishing Aldie Veterinary Hospital in 1998. Since that time, he saw a need for a free standing building that was dedicated just to pet’s healthcare; one location for every service. In 2015, almost 20 years later, he opened the doors to a state-of-the-art facility he named Dulles South Veterinary Center. Aldie Veterinary Hospital moved to Dulles South Veterinary Center and continues to provide the highest standards of patient and customer care.
Caroline Pattie, DVM, CVA
Even as a little girl, Dr. Caroline Pattie knew of her connection with animals and had always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. She was born in San Francisco, CA and raised in Arlington, VA. She has been an associate with Aldie Vet Hospital since August 2008. Dr. Pattie attended Bridgewater College and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 2002.
She went on to attend the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Dr. Pattie’s professional interests include surgery, diagnostic imaging, and holistic medicine. She received her certification in veterinary acupuncture (CVA) from the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine. She understands the power of holistic therapies for health and healing and loves to introduce clients and their pets to integrating it into traditional Western practice. Dr. Pattie also speaks French, is a Tai Chi practitioner, and enjoys traveling, dancing, cooking and snow skiing. She has two cats (Poly and Lulu), two dogs (Jason and Coyo), and a guinea pig called Bacon in her home in Falls Church, VA.
Susanne Barnes, DVM
Dr. Suzanne Barnes was born and raised in Fort Thomas, a small town in Northern Kentucky where she loved animals and singing. She attended Northern Kentucky University where she started her college career in musical theater, then later received two Bachelor degrees in Biology and Business Management in 2008.
Deciding to follow her love for animals, she was accepted into Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2013. One of Dr. Barnes’ proud moments at Auburn University was singing the National Anthem at her graduation. Professionally, her interests include veterinary dentistry, preventative medicine, and emergency medicine. Dr. Barnes has been in the Northern Virginia area for two years with her husband, cat, Border Collie and Labrador. In her free time, she enjoys time in the sun, swimming, billiards, learning guitar, and catching up on the latest TV shows or movies with her husband.
Kelsey Clark, DVM
Dr. Kelsey Clark was born in Long Island, NY and grew up in the veterinary world. Having two parents that are veterinarians, she spent much of her childhood in an animal hospital watching her parents work, fueling her own passion and love for animals. From a very young age, she knew she wanted to follow in the family footsteps and become a veterinarian as well.
Her journey started at the University of Maryland for her undergraduate career, but then was brought back to New York to attend Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Clark recently decided to make the move back down to the DC area and made her home in Reston, VA with her dog, cat, and chinchilla. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, oncology, and preventative medicine.
Dr. Clark likes to stay active during her spare time. She was a gymnast for over 20 years, which she continued competitively through college and veterinary school. While she recently stopped her gymnastics career, she now enjoys biking, traveling, hiking with her dog, and playing tennis.
Courtney Conroy, DVM
Dr. Courtney Conroy grew up in Chesapeake, VA, where she spent most of her time riding and showing hunter horses. Originally intending to pursue a degree in International Studies and Spanish, she went on to attend Virginia Tech. It wasn’t long before her heart pulled her back over to the agricultural college, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal and Poultry Sciences.
She then completed her DVM at Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, concentrating on small animal medicine. Her veterinary interests include internal medicine, nutrition, and behavior. Dr. Conroy recently moved to Warrenton, where she enjoys spending time with her husband, dog, cat, pony, and mule on their small farm. In her free time she loves hiking, visiting local wineries, and cheering for the Hokies!
Aldie Veterinary Hospital is now accepting applications for an energetic and analytical associate veterinarian to join our growing hospital. You will enjoy an established caseload and reputation within the community. We support a team-based approach to medicine and are committed to building a well-trained technical staff and patient/client care managers.
Five exam rooms, large ICU, dedicated isolation, and two surgical suites make the working environment open and spacious. A fully-stocked in-house pharmacy, as well as in-house laboratory equipment (CBC, chemistry, T4, PT/PTT, blood gases, cross-matching and more), is available for convenience. Multi-parameter monitors provide continuous ECG, pulse oximetry, capnography, and blood pressure. Other best-in-class medical and surgical equipment available include: digital radiography, ultrasonography, and equipment for endoscopy, rhinoscopy, otoscopy, and various other laparoscopic procedures.
Aldie Veterinary Hospital is unique in that we are able to offer our clients 24/7/365 support from Emergency/Critical Care staff to facilitate overnight/weekend patient care and critical care patient needs.
We offer a work schedule that allows doctors to enjoy a full life outside of the office, professional liability and licensure coverage, employer contributed healthcare (medical/dental/vision) coverage, 401(k) retirement savings and match, extensive continuing education opportunities, in-house mentorship, and generous PTO plan for rest, relaxation, and CE.