Meet Our Team of Veterinarians in Leesburg, VA

At Leesburg Veterinary Hospital, we boast a team of exceptional veterinarians who are not only skilled in their craft but dedicated to what they do. Each one has their own talents and special interests that help us serve every pet who comes through our doors. Take some time to read about us online and make an appointment to meet us in person!

Interested in joining our fantastic team? We're always on the lookout for talented, compassionate people. Please inquire about any open positions and submit your resume via email to

Michael Strickland DVM

Michael Strickland, DVM Diplomate, ABVP (Canine and Feline Practice)

As a young boy growing up in Baltimore, MD, Dr. Michael Strickland knew animals were his passion.  Moving to beautiful Loudoun County in 1984 he worked with Dr. Jack Howard, his mentor who owned the original Leesburg Veterinary Hospital for 40 years.  Dr. Strickland’s dedication and integrity were modeled after Dr. Howards’, and he still continues to carry on the tradition of “Caring is what we do best” from one generation to the next.  The practice was purchased by Dr. Strickland in 1985.

Dr. Strickland attended the University of Maryland where he earned a B.S. in Animal Science in 1976. He was a member of the Alpha Zeta fraternity and Dairy Cattle Judging team. Dr. Strickland started working in a veterinary hospital when he was just 18. He then attended the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, where he graduated with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1979. He was the recipient of the "Advanced Proficiency in Small Animal Veterinary Medicine" award.

To this day, Dr. Strickland said he enjoys "the variety of cases and meeting people and their pets."

Memberships & Special Interests:

American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Northern Virginia Veterinary Medical Association

Interests include general medicine, small animal reproduction, and feline medicine

Other Interests:

Troop leader for Boy Scout Troop 711, Member of the Blue Ridge Bible Church

Passion for the outdoors, whether hiking, canoeing, skiing, horseback riding, or fishing with his sons

Extra Nuggets:

He and his wife have seven children and share their home with three dogs, four cats, and two horses.

Ken Melberger DVM

Ken Melberger, DVM

Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Dr. Ken Melberger wanted to become a veterinarian throughout his entire childhood. At the age of 9, he wrote a letter to his family's veterinarian asking about the profession and what it would take to become a great veterinarian. "I still have that note and I enjoy reading it from time to time - it reminds me that this career has truly been a lifelong passion for me" he said. His family's pets became his first patients and he hasn't looked back since.

Dr. Melberger attended the University of Virginia and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 1995. He was accepted into the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech and was awarded his DVM in 1999. He then went on to complete a challenging 1-year internship at the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, MA. While there, he was exposed to a tremendous variety of medical, surgical and critical care patients. After beginning his career in private practice in Alexandria, he and his family moved to Loudoun County in 2008 and he worked at Ashburn Farm for seven years.

Memberships & Special Interests:

American Veterinary Medical Association

Interests in endocrinology, soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and pain management

Other Interests: 

Being outdoors, especially biking on the W&OD Trail, exploring Loudoun County, the Washington Redskins

Extra Nuggets:

He and his wife, Amy, have two young boys who keep them very busy these days!

His family also shares their home with two shelter cats, Louie and Twinkie, as well as two rescue dogs, Rita, a terrier mix and Ziggy, a Golden Retriever.

Betsy Henly DVM

Betsy Henly, DVM

Dr. Betsy Henly, a general practitioner with Leesburg Veterinary Hospital since January 2012, grew up with a special understanding of the human/animal bond. "Our dogs were treated so well growing up that my best friend said she wanted to come back in her next life as one of our dogs," Dr. Henly said. "I've always understood the human/animal bond." She also raised two rabbits that had "homes all over the neighborhood."

Dr. Henly grew up in Orinda, California and attended the University of Kentucky at Lexington. She earned her undergraduate degree in International Geography in 1995 and was awarded two research awards from the Geography Department. After graduation, Dr. Henly worked in the stock market in San Francisco but realized that career was not for her. She attended Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She was awarded six scholarships.

Memberships & Special Interests

American Veterinary Medical Association, Member of Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, Member of Loudoun Veterinary Medical Association

Fear Free Certified

Interest in dentistry, nutrition, dermatology, internal medicine, and ophthalmology

Other Interests: 

Cooking and football season

Extra Nuggets:

She and her husband have three children: Kristin, Haley, and Walker.

Her family also includes a Toy Poodle, Molly, and a cat, Nala.

Alyssa Homyk DVM

Alyssa Homyk, DVM

Dr. Homyk attended the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. While in vet school, she volunteered for many TNR (trap, neuter, release) events. Dr. Homyk strives to provide a low-stress and positive experience for every patient to give them the best care possible and build a stronger bond with pets and their families. She and her fiance have a furry and feathered family that includes a white Boxer named Bacchus, a Chihuahua named Chloe, a Shar Pei mix named Mozart, a cat named Sox, and two budgies. 

Memberships & Special Interests:

American Veterinary Medical Association and Virginia Veterinary Medical Association

Fear Free Certified Professional

Passionate about animal behavior and canine reproduction

Other interests:

Hiking, weight-lifting, yoga, horseback riding, reading fantasy and thriller novels, and playing video games (such as Zelda)

Extra nuggets:

Dr. Homyk is a former percussionist and spent 8 years marching in a drumline in high school and at Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!)

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Moriah McCauley, DVM

From a small town in Upstate NY, Dr. McCauley grew up reading the stories of James Herriot and, in a similar fashion, always found herself caring for various creatures both great and small. This passion led her first to Kentucky to work with racing thoroughbreds and eventually on to Edinburgh, Scotland where she graduated with distinction from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Veterinary Studies. 

“There were days I felt like I was living in one of James Herriot’s stories caring for animals.”

Memberships & Special Interests:

American Veterinary Medical Association

Virginia Veterinary Medical Association

Fear Free Certified Profession

Interests include dentistry, soft tissue surgery, shelter medicine

Other interests:

Hiking, running, watching Scottish rugby

Extra nuggets:

Dr. McCauley loves working with small ruminants like sheep and goats and spent 3 seasons working on a large sheep farm in Wales while she was in vet school.


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