Broad Run Veterinary Service was established in 1986 by Drs. Lani Newcomb and Kathy Broaddus to provide high quality, progressive health care,
combined with the best client service possible. Our doctors have a personal understanding of the various equestrian disciplines, with a background
of horse shoeing, foxhunting, endurance riding, eventing, and showing. A strong emphasis on client education and follow-up communication,
combined with advanced diagnostic equipment and a well-versed and caring support staff, allow us to more fully assist our clients and their horses.
|Dr. Lani Newcomb, the practice leader, graduated with a B.S. in Biology in 1982 from Oberlin College and obtained her D.V.M. from the Virginia-Maryland
Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. She is also licensed to practice veterinary medicine and equine dentistry in Virginia, Maryland, and West
Virginia, and has special interests in acupuncture and chiropractics, having trained in 2008 at the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in San Diego,
California. She enjoys foxhunting, endurance riding, ride and tieing, and pairs racing, but her most current claim to fame and favorite past time is running
a very successful chicken farm. She and Dr. Broaddus also breed, train, and sell draft crosses for endurance and fox hunting.
|Dr. Kathy Broaddus graduated with a B.S. in Animal Science in 1983 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and obtained her D.V.M. from Virginia-Maryland
Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. After a very successful farrier business with Dr. Newcomb during the early 1980s, they established the
veterinary practice in 1986. Dr. Broaddus is licensed to practice veterinary medicine and equine dentistry in Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia.
When she is not playing with all of her diagnostic equipment or practicing the latest and greatest therapies in sports medicine, she can be found foxhunting all over the countryside, endurance riding, ride and tieing, or her current favorite, pairs racing.
|Norma Bailey, our office manager, joined BRVS in January of 2006 after retiring from a 32-year career with Fairfax County Public Schools. She has owned
horses for over 20 years and enjoys spending time with her current horse and riding her motorcycle, when she’s not busy helping BRVS clients and keeping the
office in order. Her "children" also include a dog and two cats.
|Tina Andersen, a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT), graduated from the Veterinary Technology Program at Northern Virginia Community College in 1997.
She is also a certified equine dentist. After years of serving as a critical care nurse at the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center, she joined BRVS
in 2001. When she’s not keeping the doctors organized and productive on the road, she can be found on her mare, refining her dressage and jumping skills,
or trying to keep up with the younger crowd at the local skate parks. She also recently began participating in ride-and-tie events.
|Mike Pinner, represents the addition of testosterone to the "broads". He provides office assistance for BRVS and splits his time between the clinic and Bluemont General Store. He is a horse owner himself and rides for pleasure. In his past life he once was a mechanic.
|Cricket Pagano started her adventures with Broad Run Vet Service in 1989. She is now back for
guest appearances with Dr. Broaddus whenever she is able to get away. When she is not caring for Dr. Broaddus on the road,
Cricket can be found looking after her horse, Merlin, her German Shepherd, Duke, or chasing after her husband and two toddlers at home.
We moved our main office to Bluemont in June 2007 and greatly enjoy the area and the people. It’s a lovely, quiet place with barrels of flowers on the
sidewalks and an annual fair with pony rides and pickle-making contests. Our office is on the ground floor of a beautiful 1800s building, while the
third story has a conference room for Pony Club talks and other meetings.
The move has not changed our service areas. While our office may have moved west, everything else remains the same. Our doctors have lived in
Loudoun County since opening the practice in 1986. We also continue to use our Herndon location as a pick-up spot for our clients. Supplies can
also be picked up from the Wheatland farm, and, of course, the Bluemont office—just call and let us know what you need!
We also invite you to visit our Bluemont General Store, which occupies the main floor of our building and offers our own farm eggs, grass-fed Angus
beef, and Amish sleigh bells, as well as groceries, hot food, hand-dipped ice cream, homemade soups, used books, and antiques.