Veterinarians 2021-11-05T20:29:28+00:00

Dr. Douglas K. Daniels

DVM, practice owner

Dr. Daniels was born in December of 1967 in Medicine Lodge, Kansas. He was raised in Beloit, a small farming community in north central Kansas, by a family with a strong background in Thoroughbred racing. His father is the manager of an agricultural finance service and his mother is a high school teacher of 30+ years. In 1987, Dr. Daniels began his undergraduate education at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.

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Dr. Lindsay Neist


Dr. Lindsay Neist is a native to the area and grew up showing Quarter Horses with Virginia Equine as her childhood veterinarian. She attended college at Virginia Tech and achieved early acceptance to their veterinary school. After graduation in 2010 she was selected for a prestigious internship in equine medicine, imaging, lameness, and surgery at Blue Ridge Equine Clinic in Earlysville, Virginia.

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Dr. Laura Patteson Wornom


Dr. Laura Patteson Wornom was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. At a very young age Dr. Patteson began riding horses and competed on the ‘AA’ hunter/ jumper circuit growing up; this is when her love of equine sports medicine began.

She attended the University of Tennessee for undergraduate and veterinary school. Dr. Patteson obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and then received

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Dr. Shawn Devaney


Dr. Shawn Devaney was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He attended UNC-Charlotte and earned his Bachelors of Science majoring in biology with a minor in kinesiology. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Virginia- Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. Dr. Devaney’s interests include equine dentistry, equine podiatry, and client education.

Dr. Devaney enjoys fishing, skiing, and motocross riding. He keeps a busy home life with his lovely wife Amanda and three young children Avynn, Finley, and Declan. They stay active with football games, dance classes, and taekwondo practices.

Dr. Devaney is new to Virginia Equine in 2021 and has enjoyed meeting new clients and patients while learning his way around the area.

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