Dr. Arledge is the owner and founder of Deer Creek Equine Clinic. She grew up in the Richmond area where she enjoyed pleasure riding, pony club, and competing in the local hunter jumper circuit. She is a 1979 graduate of Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a 1984 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation she worked as an intern at Virginia Equine Clinic with Dr. Tom Newton. She then went to work for her mentor, Dr. Scott McCallister in Penn State University territory where the foundation of her career was further jump started. She moved to Mt. Airy, MD in 1987 to get closer to home and worked at a mixed equine, small animal facility. In 1991 she moved to Powhatan, VA and brought with her experience working with all disciplines of our equine friends including pleasure horses, thoroughbred and standardbred race horses, hunter jumpers, dressage, western, gaited, drafts, and miniature horses. Deer Creek was opened for business in November, 1993.
Dr. Arledge has special interests in equine dentistry, medicine cases, reproduction, and lameness. To compliment her lameness experience as well as the overall health of the horse, Dr. Arledge pursued further training in acupuncture. She attended the Chi Institute for veterinary acupuncture and completed courses in veterinary orthopedic manipulation (VOM). Dr. Arledge enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and the combination of her traditional veterinary medical experience along with her eastern medical training give her even more treatment options for her patients.
When not at Deer Creek, Dr. Arledge can be found trail riding her mare ‘Daisy’, gardening, yoga and various outdoor activities. Her favorite spare time activity is to spend time with Fred and her son, Patrick.