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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. 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.
Dr. Házy grew up riding and working with horses in the tri-state area and followed her love for horses to become a veterinarian. She received a B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology from Liberty University before going to Virginia Tech for graduate school. She studied traumatic brain injury at VT and earned a PhD in Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences in 2019, publishing ten papers related to her work. While a DVM student, Dr. Házy trained at various equine practices throughout Northern Virginia and Texas as well as at Valley Equine. After completing her DVM degree in 2022, Dr. Házy came back home to join Valley as an Associate Veterinarian. She enjoys all aspects of equine veterinary work and has a special interest in podiatry. Outside of working with horses as a vet, Dr. Házy enjoys riding Western style, reading, and spending time with her family.