Dr. William B. Ley has been in private practice in the northern Virginia area (NOVA) since 2001. He was the head veterinarian at REACH, LLC in Millwood, VA before joining Dr. Jeanie Waldron at Rectortown Equine Center in July of 2005. He now operates his own private practice and bases his breeding and wellness services at Millwood Farm of Clarke County, LLC, Boyce, VA in association with Cloverlone Broodmare Farm owned and managed by Gail Guirreri Maslyk.
Dr. Ley is a board certified specialist in equine reproduction. He has more than 38 years of practical experience in general equine medicine, as well as being a highly trained breeding expert. He has 21 years of teaching and research experience in equine medicine and reproduction through his professional associations with the University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, the VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM), Blacksburg, VA, and Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Stillwater, OK. As Head of the Department of Clinical Sciences at Oklahoma State, he was in charge of the clinical training programs for all third and fourth year veterinary students. During his academic career it is estimated that he taught well over 1500 veterinarians in the USA and world wide. Many of his former veterinary students are practicing in the NOVA and Mid-Atlantic States area.
Dr. Ley developed the FoalWatch milk calcium test kit. He has published well over 70 refereed and scientific journal articles. He is often a hired speaker on equine reproduction topics across the country and worldwide. Dr. Ley has been a participant in the equine industry as a breeder / rider his entire life, and stood Margie Engle's retired Grand Prix Jumper, R-Saluut II, 1989 Horse of the Year. Dr. Ley and Gail Guirreri run a Holsteiner sport horse breeding operation producing top youngsters for the future, primarily in hunters and jumpers as well as dressage, eventing, driving and foxhunting.