Veterinarians

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Wanda Pool, DVM, PhD


After graduating from Louisiana State University in 1978, Dr Pool settled in Louisiana, where she worked for four years with animals of all shapes and sizes. In 1982 she moved to New Jersey and became a state regulatory veterinarian. She later moved back to Louisiana, and in 1989 earned a Ph.D. in Microbiology. She began working at Deepwood in 1989, and in 1996 she took over ownership of the clinic from her father-in-law, Dr. Robert Mouser. Dr Pool’s primary veterinary interests are unusual medical diagnostic cases, soft tissue surgery and general wellness care. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.


Dr. Pool and her husband, Bobby live on-site; she thinks of the clinic as her home away from home, and of her employees as one big extended family. When not working, she loves to visit with her three children and four grandchildren. She owns a cat named Wicket (pictured), and takes care of several chickens and a peacock couple (Barbie & Que).

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Rhonda Ryle, DVM, MS


Dr. Ryle graduated from Virginia Tech in 1991. After college, she obtained a Masters’ Degree from Johns Hopkins University, while working in renal transplant research at the National Naval Medical center in Bethesda. She then attended the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, where she attained her DVM degree. She has worked at Deepwood since 2003.


Her family includes her husband, two children, three cats, two dogs (a Miniature Pinscher named Baxter, and a Boxer named Lucy), one snake, one rabbit and two guinea pigs – all of whom keep her quite busy in her spare time. She enjoys the challenge of working with exotic animals, especially birds, reptiles and pocket pets. Dr. Ryle is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. She enjoys treating animals of all kinds, as well as helping the many rescue groups with which Deepwood works.

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Alissa Rexo, DVM, CVA


Dr. Rexo grew up in New Hampshire and in 2002 received her bachelor’s degree cum laude in biology from Wheaton College in Massachusetts. She went on to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian, graduating in 2006 from Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada.


She joined Deepwood Veterinary Clinic in 2006. Her veterinary interests include emergency medicine, internal medicine, dermatology and pain management. Dr. Rexo is a certified acupuncturist and member of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, having completed her certification with IVAS in 2008. In addition to practicing traditional veterinary medicine, she offers acupuncture and herbal remedies to her patients. She is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.


Dr. Rexo enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. They also share their home with Apple, their sweet Maine Coon cat. Outside the clinic, Dr. Rexo enjoys riding her horse, Huey, reading, and hiking.

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Danielle Lafave, DVM


Dr. Lafave was born and raised in Culver City, California. She is a 2002 cum laude graduate of Williams College in Massachusetts, where she double-majored in biology and chemistry. At Williams she decided to combine her love for animals and for science into a career in veterinary medicine. In 2008, she graduated in the top ten percent of her class from the Tufts Cummings School for Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts, and soon thereafter joined the team at Deepwood.


Dr. Lafave is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association. Her veterinary interests include preventative care, internal medicine, and cardiology. In her free time, she is an avid soccer fan, and enjoys cooking, home improvement, photography, gardening, and hiking. She lives in Fauquier County with her husband, Pippin the cat, and Westley Lemon the rescue dog.

Dr. Myers

"Tookie" Myers, DVM


Dr. Myers was born in Mobile, Alabama and grew up near New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary medicine in 1978, and joined the Deepwood team in 1994.


Since entering the veterinary world, Dr. Myers has functioned in many arenas, from equine, food animal and companion animal practice to research to zoo medicine. He consults worldwide on cases of equine lameness, laminitis, surgery and internal medicine. Dr. Myers has an avid interest in equines, especially in the field of biomechanics and podiatry, and he works on lameness cases worldwide. His website – Hooves and Horses– serves to let the international equine community know of available services and educate horse owners. He lectures to equine groups on a variety of topics from hoof care and mechanics to feeding and behavior. From his work on problem lamenesses, he has a regular group of horses he serves as their specialty podiatrist/farrier.


Dr. Myers and his wife, Carlene, met through horses and their lives have always included them. Their current horse, a 17 hand Canadian Warmblood named Rockford, is leased to Tamarack Stables as a lesson mount for students from ages of seven years to adults. Dr. Myers is the President of the Board of Directors for the American Horse Protection Association, and judges open horse shows in a number of disciplines.

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Malora Roberts, DVM


Dr. Roberts joined the staff at Deepwood in the summer of 2014, and has proven to be a fantastic addition to our team! A Maryland native, she earned her undergraduate degree in animal science at the University of Maryland and attended veterinary school at Iowa State, graduating in 2014.


In addition to working with dogs and cats, Dr. Roberts is also one of our equine and farm animal veterinarians. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, and the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners.


Dr. Roberts is excited to be back in the metro DC area, where she lives with her husband, two dogs (Mida and Dexter, pictured), and two cats (Ziggy and Sips). In her free time she enjoys the outdoors and is an frequent attendee at University of Maryland basketball games. Go Terps!

  • Deepwood Veterinary Clinic

    Deepwood Veterinary Clinic
    7300 Ordway Rd.
    Centreville, VA 20121
    (703) 631-9133
    email: deepwoodvet@gmail.com
  • Office Hours

    Open 7 Days a Week, 8am - 8pm
    Monday - Saturday by Appointment
    Sunday for urgent/emergency care

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