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Dulles South Veterinary Center

Our Doctors

Dr. Nandita Fernandes, DVM, MPH, cVMA, CCRT

Dr. Nandita Fernandes has called Northern Virginia her home for the past 18 years. She earned a Master of Public Health and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine and has been in general practice ever since!

Dr. Fernandes is a Fear Free certified professional and strives to decrease the fear, anxiety, and stress of her patients, both at the hospital and at home. She is also certified in Canine Physical Rehabilitation and Veterinary Medical Acupuncture. She feels lucky to be able to offer her patients the best medical care possible in addition to using complementary alternative medicine as a great adjunct to improve her patient’s quality of life.

Dr. Fernandes joins the Dulles Vet team with interests in acupuncture and physical rehabilitation, the human-animal bond, wound management, internal and preventive medicine, and geriatric care.
She enjoys spending her free time with her family, dogs, cats, watching movies, baseball games, funnel cakes, yoga, and outdoor activities in the sun!

Dr. Nandita Fernandes, DVM, MPH, cVMA, CCRT

Beth Hood, DVM

Dr. Beth Hood joined the Aldie Vet/Dulles South Veterinary Center team back in 2001. She obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Hood has extensive training and experience in emergency and critical care medicine. When she is not caring for pets at Dulles South Animal Emergency & Referral Hospital, she is caring for her horses, sheep, dogs and cats on her farm in Western Loudoun.

Beth Hood, DVM

Drew Luce, DVM

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

Caroline Pattie, DVM, CVA

Even as a little girl, Dr. Caroline Pattie knew of her connection with animals and had always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. She was born in San Francisco, CA and raised in Arlington, VA. She has been an associate with Aldie Vet Hospital/Dulles South Veterinary Center since August 2008. Dr. Pattie attended Bridgewater College and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 2002.

She went on to attend the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Dr. Pattie’s professional interests include surgery, diagnostic imaging, and holistic medicine. She received her certification in veterinary acupuncture (CVA) from the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine. She understands the power of holistic therapies for health and healing and loves to introduce clients and their pets to integrating it into traditional Western practice.  Dr. Pattie also speaks French, is a Tai Chi practitioner, and enjoys traveling, dancing, cooking and snow skiing.  She has two cats (Poly and Lulu), two dogs (Jason and Coyo), and a guinea pig called Bacon in her home in Falls Church, VA.

Caroline Pattie, DVM, CVA

Kayle Plummer, DVM

Dr. Plummer was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned Bachelor’s degrees in Animal Science and Agricultural Education at the University of Georgia. She went on to attend vet school at Ross University in St. Kitts and completed her clinical education at Oregon State University. She then moved back to the east coast and completed an internship at Equine Reproduction Concepts in northern Virginia where she became proficient in advanced reproductive techniques in mares and stallions. Though she enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, she is particularly interested in animal reproduction. Dr. Plummer recently moved to Manassas with her golden retriever Travis. In her time off, she enjoys riding and working with horses, hiking, and exploring northern Virginia. 

Kayle Plummer, DVM

Lauren Woodworth, DVM

Dr. Woodworth has dreamed of being a veterinarian since she was 10 years old. She was born in Virginia, but she has lived and grew up in many different states and countries. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at The Pennsylvania State University. She went on to attend Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts and completed her clinical year at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine in Scotland. Then, she returned to Virginia and joined the Dulles South Veterinary Center family.

Dr. Woodworth enjoys spending her free time with her husband and her Saint Bernard mix. During her time off she enjoys going to Penn State football games, skiing, and traveling.

Lauren Woodworth, DVM