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317 West Ave Rifle, CO 81650


Dr. Kate Owens, DVM, MBA

Dr. Kate Owens grew up in New Jersey where her dream to be a veterinarian began at 7 years old.  She moved to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder and received a BA in Mathematics.  Dr. Owens worked at Lockheed Martin Astronautics until she was accepted to vet school at Colorado State University Veterinary School.  She graduated in 2007 with the combined degrees of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Masters of Business.  Dr. Owens is a member of the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association. 

Dr. Owens enjoys all aspects of canine and feline veterinary medicine, with particular interest in “senior pet” care, oncology (cancer), surgery, and dentistry.  She is also the owner of All Pets Mobile Vet.  Kate has lived in New Castle and practiced veterinary medicine in the Roaring Fork Valley since 2007. She enjoys skiing, hiking, and spending time outside with her husband Scott, daughters Riley and Parker, and their dogs Blitz and Lulu.  

Dr. Cheryl Pearce, DVM

Dr. Cheryl Pearce is a Colorado State University graduate with over 20 years of experience in the Veterinary field.  She has been practicing here in the valley for over 10 years. Dr. Pearce has a passion for Internal Medicine and Dermatology.  She lives near Glenwood Springs with her husband, youngest daughter, 2 cats and 2 dogs. She has twin boys who graduated from college in Boulder and another daughter who recently completed her studies in Durango. Her passions are cycling, animals, football, baseball and watching her daughters play volleyball.

Dr. Lindsey Brooks, DVM, Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture

Dr. Lindsey Brooks is an associate veterinarian at Valley Veterinary Hospital. Lindsey enjoys the challenge of a wide variety of cases that present daily to a veterinary practice and particularly enjoys surgery, internal medicine, pain management, acupuncture, and ongoing wellness pet care. 
Lindsey was born and raised in Colorado and has had a lifelong passion for caring for animals.   She completed her BA in exercise science with an emphasis on physical therapy at the University of Kansas and then received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2006.  Lindsey completed an internship at CSU Veterinary School/Denver Dumb Friends League and then practiced at Mesa Veterinary Hospital in Golden, CO.  Lindsey is a member of the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association.
Lindsey moved to the Roaring Fork Valley with her husband Ross, son Tate, and daughter Lois in late 2012. Lindsey and her family enjoy biking, hiking, and being outdoors with their dogs, Sugar and Terry and lounging around the house with their crazy cat Stuart. 

Gretchen Smith, CVT

Gretchen is a Certified Veterinary Technician who grew up in NE Iowa.  She graduated from Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 1988 with an Associate of Applied Sciences degree.  When not at work, Gretchen enjoys spending time with her husband antiquing, cooking and watching drag racing.  Gretchen and her husband share their home with their greyhound Cutter.

Magda White, Technician Assistant

Magdalena is our technician assistant originally from Illinois.  She moved here in 2013 with her fluffy snow-loving dog Wolf, and her two unbelievable handsome Persian cats, Booger and Mustache. In Illinois, Magda had worked at animal shelters as well as animal clinics and hospitals.  Her passion for wanting to work with animals was realized after she lost her best friend, a German Shepherd named Dakota, to lymphoma. Some things Magda loves are getting lost in new places, finding waterfalls, and gelato- because it fixes everything.

Bailey Stephens, Technician Assistant

Bailey was born and raised in Rifle Colorado. Her love for animals stared when she was very young.  Growing up she was involved in the local 4-H with projects ranging from showing rabbits to pigs and horses. Bailey attended Adams State University prior to attending CMC’s Vet Tech program.

When not at work, Bailey enjoys spending time hunting and fishing with her boyfriend, riding horses, camping and spending time with her family.

Michael Hixson, Lead Receptionist

Griselda Landeros, Receptionist

Griselda was born and raised in Colorado. She grew up on a farm with horses and cattle and has always had a love for all animals. She's the first one to see you when you arrive and the last one when you leave and will always have the best interest in you and your pet! Being a Colorado native her hobbies include hiking, camping, fishing and enjoying the wildlife. 

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