Ridge Lake Animal Hospital

1400 Old Bridge Rd

Woodbridge, VA 22192

(703) 491-1111
In case of an after-hours emergency please contact the following emergency hospital:

Prince William Emergency Vet Clinic/Veterinary Referral Center
8610 Centreville Rd
Manassas, VA 20110
Phone: (703) 361-8287

Regional Veterinary Referral Center (Emergency Department)
Backlick Shopping Center
6651 Backlick Rd
Springfield, VA 22150
Phone: (703) 451-8900
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Meet Our Veterinarians

Ridge Lake Animal Hospital is staffed by a dedicated and professional group of people who love animals and respect the needs of clients. We are staffed by a dedicated and professional group of people who love animals and respect the needs of clients. All our veterinarians are USDA Certified to do Interstate & International Health Certificates.


Dr. Rhonda Pierce

Dr. Pierce’s passion for animals developed from an early age while working on her grandparents’ farm in a small town in Iowa. Her love for animals grew well into her high school and college years when she took on jobs such as kennel assistant as well as a veterinary assistant at a local veterinary hospital. Dr. Pierce received her doctorate from Iowa State University in 1994. Since then she has practiced in five veterinary hospitals, including Ridge Lake Animal Hospital which she joined in 2015. She has been a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Northern Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (NVVMA), DC Academy and the Ultrasound Society for many years. She has also served on the board of directors for a veterinary distributing company called PVP and currently serves on the board of directors for The Hope Center (THC) in Vienna, VA and Rockville, MD. Dr. Pierce has spent an incredible amount of time doing advanced training in many areas over the years including surgery-abdominal and ophthalmic; internal medicine including abdominal ultrasound and thoracic/cervical ultrasound. Her advanced ultrasound skills have contributed to the way we are able to evaluate cases and not only diagnose, but treat many disease processes. In addition to ultrasound and surgery, Dr. Pierce also has a love for behavioral medicine. Dr. Pierce is an active member of her community as well as her church. She truly enjoys going on short term projects that improve people’s live such as: heading to New Jersey to help rebuild homes for the people that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. When Dr. Pierce is not working or volunteering she serves as a minivan taxi driver. She shuttles her high school daughter Caleigh who is an amazing vocalist and her middle school son Clayton who plays soccer all over northern Virginia. When Dr. Pierce is off of her taxi duties, she loves to play outside. She is an outdoor enthusiast and loves hiking, kayaking, canoeing and doing crazy mud runs. When, possible she takes her best buddy, a five year old Doberman named Titan with her.


Dr. William Kusterbeck

Dr. Kusterbeck has always enjoyed the company of animals, developing a close bond with them at a young age. Dr. Kusterbeck grew up in the Washington, D.C. area. As a teenager, he lost a beloved family dog due to an acute illness, an event that motivated him to pursue a career combining his passion for science with his love of animal care.  After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, Dr. Kusterbeck went to the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine, earning his veterinary degree in 1982. He moved with his wife Anne to northern Virginia to begin his veterinary career. His passion for veterinary medicine and love of animals has led him to his current position where he serves clients daily as Owner and Medical Co-Director of Ridge Lake Animal Hospital.


Dr. Monica L. Joshi

Dr. Joshi is a native of northern Virginia, and began her animal-care journey in the D.C. Metro area by volunteering at various shelters and rescue organizations. She earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, spending a semester studying green sea turtles and helping with gray whale conservation in a small fishing town in Mexico, before heading to the Caribbean to obtain her Doctorate at Ross University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in the West Indies. Dr. Joshi completed her clinical year at the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and has also worked with the Dolphin Research Center, conducted research in Peru’s wild rainforests, and tended to creatures large and small at the National Zoo.

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Dr. Erica Caldwell

Dr. Erica Caldwell grew up in South Carolina and went to college at Purdue University. She completed a Masters Degree in Marine Ecology in Woods Hole, MA through a Boston University program. She worked as an ecologist for several years doing field work next door to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Dr. Caldwell attended veterinary school at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and graduated in 2008. She has lived in several states since then and is finally settled into life in Northern Virginia. Her interests include dentistry, feline medicine, and surgery among other topics. In her free time, Dr. Caldwell likes to spend time outside with her husband making the most of the day. She rows competitively, bikes, hikes, and gardens. She has two elderly girl dogs, a number of cats, and some fish.

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