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Dr. Drew Luce knew he wanted to be a veterinarian since he was twelve years old. He has spent his life around animals by growing up on a small farm with dogs, cats, horses, and sheep. Dr. Luce attended Virginia Tech where he majored in Animal Science. Subsequently, he 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.
Dr. Luce has been recognized, by his peers, as one of the Top Veterinarians in Northern Virginia and voted the Best Veterinarian in the DC Suburbs. In addition, he serves on the Animal Advisory Committee for Loudoun County Animal Services.
During his 17 years practicing in the Dulles South area, Dr. Luce saw a need for a free standing building that was dedicated just to pets healthcare, especially pet emergencies. In 2015, a state-of-the-art facility, he named Dulles South Veterinary Center, opened. In addition, Dulles South Animal Emergency was established and is the only pet emergency hospital on the southeast side of Loudoun County.
When not busy keeping pets healthy, Dr. Luce is spending time with his wife, three kids, and Phebe, his dog.
Dr. Ronald Johnson hails originally from Massachusetts. He is one of two brothers, who are both practicing doctors (his brother is a pediatric dentist, on Cape Cod).
Veterinary medicine was a childhood goal for Dr. Johnson, but postponed to pursue musical opportunities. Being trained intensively in clarinet, he pursued a rock ’n roll career in woodwinds through his twenties and traveled the country, living in Hollywood, Santa Monica, Malibu, and Vermont.
With veterinary medicine being the end goal, Dr. Johnson received his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine following a Psychology baccalaureate from the University of Massachusetts. With a concentration in surgery and emergency medicine, Dr. Johnson has enjoyed practice in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Florida and Virginia. He has a special interest in solving difficult trauma cases.
Dr. Johnson’s avocational interests include improvisational woodwinds, photography, reading, and simply enjoying all the nature around him. He shares a mountaintop woodland home overlooking the Shenandoah Valley with his very loved and special black cat.
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.
Dulles South Animal Emergency and Referral Hospital
25067 Elk Lick Rd. South Riding, VA 20152
24hr Emergency Veterinary Services in the Dulles International Airport Area.
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