After graduating from Louisiana State University in 1978, Dr Pool first 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 she earned her Ph.D. in Microbiology. She began working at Deepwood part-time 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 surgeries and the overall health of all animals she treats. 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 three grandchildren. She owns a cat named Wicket (pictured), and takes care of several chickens and a peacock couple (Barbie & Que).
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 Doberman named Ricky 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.
Dr. Rexo grew up in New Hampshire and received her bachelor’s degree cum laude in biology from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, graduating in 2002. She then went on to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian and graduated in 2006 from Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada.
She joined Deepwood Veterinary Clinic in December of 2006. Her veterinary interests include emergency medicine, internal medicine, and pain management, as well as holistic medicine. Dr. Rexo is a member of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and completed their extensive certification course 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 Kallie, their beloved Great Dane. Outside the clinic, Dr. Rexo enjoys riding her horse, Huey, reading, and hiking.
Dr. Danielle Lafave
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. It was while at Williams that 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. She moved to Virginia and joined the team at Deepwood in the fall of 2008.
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 enjoys cooking, home improvement, photography, gardening, and hiking. She lives in Fauquier County with her husband, two cats (Perrin [pictured] and Pippin), and a dog (Westley Lemon).
Dr. “Tookie” Myers
Dr. Myers was born in Mobile, Alabama and grew up near New Orleans, Louisiana. His love for animals prompted him as a third-grader to decide on a career in veterinary medicine. He never strayed from this path, graduating from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary medicine in 1978. Dr. Myers joined the Deepwood team in 1994.
Since entering the veterinary world, Dr. Myers has functioned in many arenas – a general practitioner with experience in all species of animals from . He was the veterinarian for the Virginia Zoo for ten years, and is currently the standby veterinarian for the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus when they are in town without their usual vet. He is the consulting veterinarian for the American Horse Protection Association, Professional Laboratory and Research Services, and American Type Culture Corporation. He has served on the board of Directors for the American Horse protection association where he testified before the USDA on the issue of soring Tennessee Walking Horses. His suggestion of utilizing a chemical test to determine the soring practice has since been implemented with great success.
Dr. Myers has an avid interest in equines, especially in the field of biomechanics and podiatry, which has him work on lameness cases worldwide. His website – www.hoovesandhorses.com– serves to let the international equine community know of available services and educate horse owners worldwide.
In his ‘spare time’ he serves as consulting veterinarian for Horseshoes.com, the largest equine site on the internet. He is on the Board of Directors for the Guild of Professional Farriers and Chairman of their Body of Knowledge Committee. The Guild has begun building the knowledge base all farriers can access for current information on hoof care, biomechanics, farrier sciences, and other areas pertinent to equine locomotion. Dr. Myers is currently conducting research on a variety of hoof mechanics and hoof products with new information on the horizon.
When not working at Deepwood, Dr. Myers owns and operates a mobile veterinary practice in Chesapeake, Virginia. His wife, Carlene, provides valuable assistance and runs the office as well as working directly on lameness cases locally and internationally. At home there are three Ragdoll cats, a Love bird, and three horses. For recreation, Dr. Myers likes showing American Saddlebreds and Road Horses. He actively judges horse shows and on occasion coaches friends for shows.
Dr. Malora Roberts
Dr. Roberts is the newest member of the Deepwood team, having joined the practice in the summer of 2014. 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 one cat (Ziggy). In her free time she enjoys the outdoors and is an frequent attendee at University of Maryland basketball games. Go Terps!
Dr. Laura Glennon
Dr. Glennon is an experienced veterinarian who works with all types of animals, large and small. You will usually see her on the weekends here at Deepwood, and occasionally during the week as she helpfully pitches in whenever needed. She has a particular focus in equine medicine and often serves as a judge in local horse shows.
Dr. Glennon lives in Fauquier County with her husband and three children.