Dr. Berkeley grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, the son of a college professor and registered nurse. After spending many summers helping his uncle, Dr. Ernest Benner, with his veterinary practice, he decided being a veterinarian is what he wanted to do. Dr. Berkeley attended Clemson University and earned his DVM in 1984 from Tuskegee University in Alabama. He returned to his uncle’s practice after graduation and has never left. He worked his way up from an internship, to an associate, to a partner, to his present role as the practice owner.
Dr. Carter is originally from Pickerington, Ohio and received a BS degree in zoology in 2008 and her DVM in 2012, both from Michigan State University. Dr. Carter has worked in mixed small and large animal practices but found that she gravitated towards the large animals. She enjoys working with both horses and food animals and is particularly interested in preventive medicine and equine lameness. Dr. Carter is licensed to practice in West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland; she is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her St. Bernard and two cats, drawing, and woodworking.
Dr. Sarah Phillips grew up just outside of Beckley, WV and received a BS in Biology from West Virginia Wesleyan College. She received her veterinary degree from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. Dr. Phillips loves the outdoors and enjoys endurance race riding and trail running. She also enjoys reading and hosting game nights with friends. Dr. Phillips and her husband live to serve their two cats at home. She is excited to join the Valley Equine team!
Dr. Benjamin Dubois is originally from France and obtained his DVM degree with honors in 2015 from the National Veterinary School of Lyon, after a clinical training at the University of Montreal. He went on to the United Kingdom, completing an internship at the equine hospital of the Royal Veterinary College in London. After returning to North America, he was a surgical intern at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Kentucky, prior to his surgical residency at the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center (Northern Virginia). In addition to his surgical training in Virginia, Dr. Dubois spent time back in Kentucky and Maryland to refine his expertise in juvenile and racehorse orthopedics, as well as upper airway surgery. He also carried on research and published manuscripts in oral surgery and angular limb deformities. At the end of his residency, Dr. Dubois moved to Southern Ontario, Canada to work at the Milton Equine Hospital as a surgeon for a year and continued to work with Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses. He then returned to the US and joined Valley Equine as a surgeon in March 2022.
Dr. Dubois is board certified in Large Animal surgery with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.