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.
Drew Luce, DVM
Dr. Riley Shugg grew up in the beach town of Flagler Beach, FL, where she spent most of her time enjoying nature and riding horses. She attended Auburn University for her bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences with a minor in Fisheries. This led her to attend the University of Florida for her DVM degree where she completed a certificate in aquatic animal health.
Dr. Shugg has special interests in emergency medicine, exotics and wildlife, and neurology. She recently moved to Fairfax and is looking forward to spending her time exploring bike trails, breweries, and enjoying the cooler climate.
Riley Shugg, DVM
Dr. Sheila Polyoka was born in Hamilton, Ontario before moving with her family to Maryland. She grew up horseback riding and playing field hockey, and knew she always wanted to be a veterinarian. She attended the University of Maryland, College Park and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Sciences. She then moved to Scotland to obtain her Bachelor’s of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from the University of Glasgow and is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
After graduation, Sheila completed a 1-year rotating small animal internship with a focus in emergency medicine at The Regional Veterinary and Referral Center before joining the team at Dulles South Animal Emergency & Referral Hospital. Sheila has a special interest in emergency medicine, trauma, and neurology. Sheila lives in Northern Virginia with her rescue German Shepherd, Arielle, and in her spare time she enjoys running, Crossfit, reading, and writing.