Meet Our Team

  • 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

    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, 1 cats and 3 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
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    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.

  • 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.

  • Heidi Medsker
    Veterinary Technician


    Heidi was born in San Francisco. She grew up in Marin and Santa Cruz County in California. As a child she had a duck named Sir Francis Drake, a chicken named Bobo (Her REAL name was Colonel Sanders.) and a rabbit named Charlie. Bobo laid one egg a day, so every day I went egg hunting!  I always knew I would work with animals since I was little.

    She moved to Denver, Colorado in 2000 and later on moved to the western slope, where she met her husband, who she has 3 boys with. Ever since her first job at a humane society she knew working with animals was her calling in life. She has worked with animals in different settings including grooming. 

    In her free time she enjoys traveling, photography and cooking.

  • Tori Fauria

    Tori was born in Denver, Colorado and grew up in Aurora, Colorado. Her love of animals inspired her to start her own pet sitting business at the age of 16. Tori moved to the Western Slope after high school to attend Colorado Mesa University’s Exercise Science program. She now lives near Parachute, Colorado.

    In her free time she enjoys hiking and exploring the Grand Valley as well as photography and weight lifting. She loves traveling to Washington State to visit her parents and pets.

  • Michael Hixson
    Lead Receptionist

    Michael was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina and moved to Germany shortly after where he grew up.  

    Mike landed in Colorado Springs with his family in the early 90s where he attended Widefield High School.  Mike attended the University of Phoenix where he received a business degree.  Mike now lives in wonderful Silt, Co with his daughter and wife. 

     Mike also has 3 wonderful dogs that love to play in the river every chance they get to.  Mike's interests are hunting, fishing, and watching football and baseball.

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