Call Shenandoah Valley Regional Veterinary Emergency Services at (540) 248-1051

For after hours FARM ANIMAL emergency care please call (540) 942-9777

2356 Jefferson Highway  Waynesboro, VA 22980  (540)942-9777


Spencer Nice, DVM, Owner

Dr. Nice has been at Commonwealth Veterinary Clinic since graduating from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in  2004.  In 2010, he became owner of the practice.  Dr. Nice is committed to this practice and this community.  He lives in Stuarts Draft with his wife Melissa, and his 3 children - Aaron, Alandra, and Easton. 


Holly Barton , DVM

Holly F. Barton received her doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2008. Although primarily focusing on small animals during her senior year, she developed a strong interest working with cattle, sheep and goats.  Having grown up in beautiful Nelson County, Dr. Barton is excited to return to the area. She currently lives in Charlottesville with her husband, Volker and her sweet beagle, Nia, and her two cats, Tachi and Pumpkin.  She is very interested in all species and neurology is a special area of interest. In her free time, Dr. Barton likes to read, garden and play volleyball. She is also hoping to start taking dressage lessons again.  



 Weston Mims , DVM

Dr. Mims was born and raised in Staunton, Virginia. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Dairy Science in May 2006. He then received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2010. He practiced in southwest Virginia prior to returning to the valley and joining Commonwealth. Dr. Mims is married to his lovely wife, Elizabeth whom he met while the two were at Virginia Tech.   



Becky Pocock, BVetMed, CCRT

Dr. Pocock graduated from Davidson College in 2001 with a BA in Religion and worked in youth ministry before attending the Royal Veterinary College in London. During vet school, she used her education to work with horses in South Africa, learn about dairy cattle in New Zealand, and castrate dogs in India. She also used her free time to explore most of western Europe and make friends from all over the world. Over the last year she has attained certification in veterinary rehabilitation, equivalent to human physical therapy, after she encountered dogs in practice with mobility issues and wanted more tools with which to help them. Dr. Pocock is passionate about preventing mobility challenges, as well as enabling injured and disabled animals to live as fully as possible. Dr. Pocock has four years of small animal veterinary experience in a wide variety of settings, and is thrilled to put her skills to use in the Valley with such a wonderful team of people. She looks forward to serving the clients at Commonwealth in the coming years.