Dr. Derek VanDuzer was born and raised in upstate New York. After graduating from Clemson University in South Carolina, he worked for a year with a mixed animal veterinarian. He then attended Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine where he met his wife, Dr. Kim Williams-VanDuzer. He succeeded in graduating at the top of his class. After graduation, Dr. VanDuzer worked for a mixed animal practice in Lancaster, PA for 2 years. In 1998, he started working at an exclusive small animal practice in Pasadena, MD.
In 2004, he and his wife purchased Prettyboy Veterinary Hospital. Surgery is his favorite part of practice. The doctors live in the area with their kids: Caroline, Danny and Ryan. He enjoys working on cars, water sports, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Kim Williams-VanDuzer was also born in upstate New York. Dr. Williams worked for a veterinary clinic since high school. She attended Boston University for her undergraduate degree. After college, she worked for a year in clinical neurology research at Boston University School of Medicine. She then attended Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Williams graduated with a DVM with Thesis degree. She published a paper in the area of equine reproduction.
Following graduation, Dr. Williams worked at a small animal emergency clinic (AAVEC) for two years and then started a residency in Internal Medicine. She completed her residency and is currently pursing certification (called a Diplomate) in the specialty of Internal Medicine. She enjoys critical care cases, endocrine and GI cases as well as ultrasound and endoscopy. She has published a paper on Vetsulin and has others pending publication. Her favorite activities include spending time with her husband, 3 kids, 3 dogs, and cat. She also enjoys scrap-booking, horseback riding, and reading.
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