Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Len Rice, DVM

Dr. Len Rice, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Len Rice graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Cornell University, he moved back home to Northern Virginia to practice at Pender Veterinary Centre. He served as Chief of Medicine at Pender before purchasing Towne Animal Clinic with Dr. Bollenbeck in 2006. Dr. Rice has advanced training and extensive experience in dentistry, surgery, and cardiac and abdominal ultrasound.

Dr. Rice and his wife, Barbara, have six children, Lauren, David, Daniel, Joseph, Marianna, and Rebecca, and four grandchildren, Isaac, Lydia, Caleb, and Ezra. In 2021 his family adopted Penny,  a pound puppy, who is working on winning the affection of Daisy the cat. Dr. Rice enjoys woodworking and home repairs, class 4-5 kayaking, hiking, and family canoeing. He and his wife are active church members at St. Timothy Catholic Church, and he serves as president of his homeowner’s association.

Dr. Jason Bollenbeck, DVM

Dr. Jason Bollenbeck, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Jason Bollenbeck graduated from the University Of Illinois College Of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. After graduation, he moved to Northern Virginia to practice at Pender Veterinary Centre in Fairfax for seven years. While at Pender, he mastered many levels of medicine and surgery. He also developed a long-term friendship with Dr. Rice. Dr. Bollenbeck and Dr. Rice purchased Towne Animal Clinic in January 2006. Dr. Bollenbeck has advanced training and extensive experience in internal medicine and surgery, dentistry, canine reproduction, abdominal and cardiac ultrasound, and oncology.

Dr. Bollenbeck currently lives in Purcellville, Virginia with his wife, Anne-Elizabeth, his darling daughter Ainsley, twin son and daughter Carter and Caroline, dogs (Lizzy, Tate, Yardley, and Louis), cats (Tucker and Ellie), horses (Brookes, Dorset, Cole, Hal, Autumn, and Eva), Nigerian goat sisters (Daisy and Dolly), a miniature donkey and her son (Millie and Patrick Peter) and rabbit Bailey. His interests include spending time with his family, fishing, skiing, travel, and working on the farm. He is a member of the Hamilton Ruritans. He is a Past President of the Loudoun County Veterinary Medical Association and the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association. In 2013, Dr. Bollenbeck received the prestigious “Virginia Veterinary Service Award” for his dedication and commitment to the Veterinary profession, and in 2019 was voted Loudoun’s favorite vet.

Dr. Elizabeth Byers, DVM

Dr. Elizabeth Byers, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Byers is a 2017 graduate of the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada. She is originally from Manassas, Virginia and is pleased to have returned to Northern Virginia to join the team at Towne Animal Clinic. Dr. Byers enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine especially preventative care, animal behavior, and cardiology. She is looking forward to meeting and developing friendships with the Towne Animal Clinic community.

Dr. Byers shares her home with her two rowdy cats (Ricky and Lucy). In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors and is an avid Washington Nationals fan. She is an active member of All Saints Catholic Church and appreciates spending quality time with her large extended family and friends.

To contact Dr. Byers, email her at drbyers@towneanimal.com

Dr. Joe Fabrizi, DVM

Dr. Joe Fabrizi, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Joe Fabrizi was born and raised in Fairfax, Virgina. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. As a veterinary student, Dr. Fabrizi was asked to interview students for the incoming classes, as well as assist in the selection of the next dean of the college. In 2020, Dr. Fabrizi was selected by his peers to win the Dr. Robert C. Brown Award for Entrepreneurship, which is awarded to an individual who displays exceptional people skills and practices good ethical standards. He has a deep ambition to serve our community by providing the best possible care for your pets. Dr. Fabrizi’s professional interests include internal medicine, general surgery, and dentistry.

Dr. Fabrizi is married to his highschool sweetheart, and they are expecting their first child, due in July 2021. They share their home with Nala, a sweet 1.5-year-old Shih Tzu who loves everyone she meets! In his free time, Dr. Fabrizi shares his passion for photography with his wife by capturing special memories for friends and family. As a loyal baseball fan and avid ping pong player, Dr. Fabrizi stays plenty busy outside of work!

Dr. Tibor Lazar, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Tibor Lazar, DVM, DACVS

Veterinarian

Dr. Lazar is a mobile board-certified veterinary surgeon who performs orthopedic and complex soft tissue surgery at Towne Animal Clinic on an as-needed basis, allowing continuity of care to our patients before, during and after surgery.  He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Following a year of private practice in Manhattan, Dr. Lazar moved to Maitland, Florida, and spent four years in a small animal surgery internship and residency at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists. In 2003, he earned board certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.  Since 2002, Dr. Lazar has focused on small animal specialty surgery in Northern Virginia. He lives in Reston with his wife, two sons and a plethora of pets including dogs, cats, birds, snakes and fish.