Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Len Rice, DVM
Dr. Rice and his wife, Barbara, have six children, Lauren, David, Daniel, Joseph, Marianna, and Rebecca, and two grandchildren, Isaac and Lydia. His faithful dog Dusty, a shelter rescue mutt, is “Len’s best friend” and shares the Rices’ affection with Misty 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.
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Dr. Jason Bollenbeck, DVM
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, and Autumn), and rabbit Bailey. His interests include spending time with his family, fishing, skiing, travel, and working on his farm. He is a member of the Hamilton Ruritans. He is a Past President of the Loudoun County Veterinary Medical Association and is the Immediate-Past President of 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.
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Dr. Melissa Derbin, DVM
Dr. Derbin’s favorite areas of practice are preventative care, internal medicine, general surgery and small mammal (i.e., rabbits, guinea pigs, etc.) medicine. She loves getting to know her clients, and she strives to treat her patients as she would her own animals. Her favorite part of working at Towne is the family atmosphere.
When she’s not at work, Dr. Derbin enjoys painting, hiking, riding horses and scuba diving. Dr. Derbin is passionate about helping homeless animals and those in need. She is involved with the Humane Society of Loudoun County and works with the Community Cat Coalition to help spay, neuter and vaccinate feral cats. She’s also known to foster a homeless dog or cat every now and again.
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Dr. Elizabeth Byers, DVM
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.
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Dr. Rachael Nuzzo, DVM
Dr. Nuzzo began her professional career at a small animal hospital in Franklin County while her husband practiced as an Estate Planning Attorney in Roanoke. In 2012, they moved to Winchester where she worked as a full-time emergency veterinarian. She found that she missed general practice and returned to it shortly thereafter by taking a job with a multi-doctor animal hospital in Stephens City, Virginia. She worked at that hospital full-time for six years while occasionally doing relief work at emergency clinics. Dr. Nuzzo is on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association and is the Director for the Shenandoah Valley VMA. Her areas of interest include internal medicine, critical care, ultrasound, and preventative medicine
Dr Nuzzo lives in Winchester with her husband, Ryan, have four amazing dogs: Rocko Nacho Taco (Beagle), Fiona (Beagle/Hound mix), Philly Lilly (mix unknown), and Appy (Terrier mix). They also have three poorly behaved cats: El Tigre, Lilly the Cat, and Kitty Purry. All their pets are rescues in some shape or form! Her interests include traveling, running, dancing, and enjoying time with friends.
Dr. Tibor Lazar, D.V.M., D.A.C.V.S.