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Broad Run Veterinary Service was established in 1986 by Dr. Lani Newcomb and Dr. Kathy Broaddus to provide high quality, progressive health care, combined with the best client service possible. Our doctors have a personal understanding of the various equestrian disciplines, with a background of horse shoeing, foxhunting, endurance riding, eventing, and showing. A strong emphasis on client education and follow-up communication, combined with advanced diagnostic equipment and a well-versed and caring support staff allow us to more fully assist our clients and their horses.

Our Staff


Dr. Lani Newcomb, the practice leader, graduated with a B.S. in Biology in 1982 from Oberlin College and obtained her D.V.M. from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. She is also licensed to practice veterinary medicine and equine dentistry in Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia, and has special interests in acupuncture and chiropractics, having trained in 2008 at the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in San Diego, California. She enjoys foxhunting and endurance riding, but her most current claim to fame and favorite past time is running a very successful chicken farm. She competed in her first 100-mile endurance ride in the 1970s at the Old Dominion. She has competed in many national championship endurance rides and ride & ties.

Dr. Kathy Broaddus graduated with a B.S. in Animal Science in 1983 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and obtained her D.V.M. from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. After a very successful farrier business with Dr. Newcomb during the early 1980s, they established the veterinary practice in 1986. Dr. Broaddus is licensed to practice veterinary medicine and equine dentistry in Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia. When she is not playing with all of her diagnostic equipment or practicing the latest and greatest therapies in sports medicine, she can be found foxhunting all over the countryside or endurance riding. In 2015 she placed Top 10 in Tevis Cup 100-mile endurance riding California. She has competed in several national championship endurance rides.


Stephanie Keefe, Vet Assistant extraordinaire. Originally from Pennsylvania with a background in cattle and horses. She is now Dr. Broaddus' right hand assistant. On days that she is not helping the Doctor on calls, she may be seen assisting shoeing the endurance horses or performing her duties as kennel man at the Snickersville Hounds.

Rachel Mathews has been involved with the equine industry for over 15 years and has held a variety of positions as a barn manager, trainer, instructor, equine feed specialist, and now as an office manager as part of Broad Run Veterinary Service.

She owns 2 horses and 2 dogs. She enjoys trail riding and teaching the occasional horse camp. 


Jo Galano has been a part of Broad Run Veterinary Service for 5 years. She works full time in the Bluemont General Store above the office as the store manager and helps in the office whenever she can. She grew up riding western and pole bending. She has two wonderful children, one about to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in teaching and special education and one about to graduate high school. Jo also has a dog named Winnie and her hobbies include gardening and taking rides with her husband of 17 years on their Harley.


Cricket Pagano started her adventures with Broad Run Vet Service in 1989. She is now back for guest appearances with Dr. Broaddus or helping out in the office whenever she is able to get away. When she is not lurking about the premises, Cricket can be found at home with her family or  working with her foster pups from a local German Shepherd Dog rescue.


Susan is a recent addition to the Broad Run Veterinary Service team, she also works upstairs at the Bluemont General Store. Susan grew up in Fairfax. She just recently got back into the workforce after staying home to raise her three boys.  She studied finance at Virginia Tech and got her MBA at George Washington University.  Before having children she worked for MCI in the telecommunications industry in Arlington and Atlanta, Georgia. Most of her experience was supporting large national customer contracts, although she also managed auditors and programmers within that department. She has had the opportunity to travel extensively and even lived abroad in Australia for a few years before landing here in Bluemont. While she didn’t grow up around horses Susan enjoys working in the office and learning something knew every day!

Arianna Almeida is the owner and operator of Five Pines Farm, LLC in Purcellville, VA.  She has over 25 years of experience and has worked for notable eventers including Mikki Kuchta, Adrienne Iorio, Jennie Brannigan, and Phillip Dutton.  Her personal accolades include placing in the top twenty at the USEA Fair Hill International CCI***L and earning her USDF Bronze Medal.  She takes great pleasure in producing her own horses from the start as well as teaching young equestrians the ropes of eventing.  Several of her students have gone on to work for top trainers as well as qualify for USEA Area Championships.  Arianna worked in Broad Run Veterinary Service's office for several years and now enjoys offering her farm  as a meeting point for clients seeking lameness workups and a number of vet procedures.


Our Office

    While our doctors have lived in Loudoun County since opening their practice in 1986, we moved our main office to Bluemont in June 2007 and have greatly enjoyed the area and the people. It’s a lovely, quiet place with barrels of flowers on the sidewalks and an annual fair with pony rides and pickle-making contests. Our office is on the ground floor of a beautiful 1800s building, while the third story has a conference room for educational uses and other meetings.


    We invite you to visit our Bluemont General Store, which occupies the main floor of our building and offers our own farm eggs, grass-fed Angus beef, and Amish sleigh bells, as well as groceries, hot food, hand-dipped ice cream, homemade soups, used books, antiques, and more.


Our Office

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