Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Len Rice, DVM
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. 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. 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 email@example.com
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. Megan Martin, DVM
Dr. Tibor Lazar, DVM, DACVS