Our Doctors - Hometown Veterinary Clinic
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Our Doctors


Dr. Melanie Smith


Dr. Melanie Smith is a 1990 graduate of Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Before opening Hometown Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Smith spent six years serving our country in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps. She was proud to have provided veterinary services for several Presidential pets, as well as the caisson horses at Fort Myer. Dr. Smith is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Northern Virginia Veterinary Medical Association.  Dr. Smith resides in Clifton, Virginia with her husband, four children, two dogs, and three cats. When she’s not working, she enjoys traveling, riding horses with her father and spending time with her family at Lake Anna.

Dr. Amy Carlson

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Amy Carlson graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. She grew up in North Carolina and moved to Michigan shortly after graduation where she practiced small animal medicine for about 12 years. She has been working at Hometown not for 6 years. She feels the best part of her profession is fostering the special bond between pets and their owners. She loves to get to know new clients and always looks forward to seeing her established patients. Dr. Carlson is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Over the years, Dr. Carlson has shared the companionship of dogs, cats, cows, horses and goats. She is currently sharing her home with her two cats, Luna and Sol. Dr. Carlson really enjoys traveling, exploring the community and takes advantage of all family friendly activities!

Dr. Amanda Pierce

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Amanda Pierce previously practiced in Maryland for 21 years. She loves the small community feel of Hometown Veterinary Clinic and really getting to know all her clients.
Originally from Oklahoma, Dr. Pierce received her Bachelor of Animal Science in three years from Oklahoma State University and completed her DVM from Oklahoma State in 2000. Her special interests include preventive medicine, internal medicine and behavioral medicine. She enjoys developing long term relationships with her patients and their families.
Dr. Pierce lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband and a Havanese named Dolly. She enjoys watching Ravens football and also cheering for the NY Giants (her husband’s team). She is a fan of Premier League soccer and is a Liverpool fan (YNWA!) She enjoys step aerobics, scuba diving, and reading good science fiction.