Dr. Lindsey BrooksDVM, 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.
Dr. Winona DanielsDVM
Dr. Daniels is from Alabama, where she attended Auburn University and received a BS in Zoology. She then attended Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2020.
Her special interest is in preventative medicine and wellness as well as exotic animal medicine. Dr Daniels loves to take care of all exotics but thoroughly enjoys reptiles!
Dr. Kate OwensDVM, 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 co-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 PearceDVM
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 cat 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. Shane PorterDVM, MS, MBA
Dr. Shane Porter grew up in New Castle, Colorado and graduated from Rifle High School in 1994. After high school, he served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Oklahoma. He attended Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho and then Colorado State University, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Human Nutrition. He then attended Utah State University and received a Master's degree in Ruminant Nutrition and a Master of Business Administration. Afterward, he attended Oklahoma State University and received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2010. After veterinary school, he lived and worked in Limon, Colorado as a mixed animal veterinarian. In 2020, he returned to the Western Slope and started a mobile veterinary business. In early 2021, he started working at the Valley Veterinary Hospital. He enjoys working on dogs and cats as well as larger animals.
In his spare time, he likes to ski, fish, camp, and ride mountain bikes with his family. He's married to Mary Ellen Riley of Glenwood Springs and they have five children.
Bailey ShepherdLead Technician
Bailey was born and raised in Rifle, Colorado. Her love for animals started 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 husband, riding horses, camping, and spending time with her family.
Brittany has lived in Colorado for her entire life. She originally started college to become a forensic anthropologist, but later dropped that; and started working with animals. Now she never wants to work a day without them!
Gretchen SmithCertified Veterinary Technician
Gretchen is a Certified Veterinary Technician who grew up in northeastern 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.
Heidi MedskerClient Services Manager
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 (whose REAL name was Colonel Sanders), and a rabbit named Charlie. Bobo laid one egg a day, so every day she went egg hunting! She always knew she would work with animals since she was little.
She moved to Denver, Colorado in 2000 and later on moved to the western slope, where she met her husband, with whom she has 3 boys. 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.
Iris ChaconCertified Veterinary Technician
Iris has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for over 15 years. She has always had a deep love and passion for animals. Iris graduated from Colorado Mountain College in 2012 with an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology.
When she is not working, she loves spending time with her husband and two dogs Mr. Coco and Almendra.
Macy PlanoVeterinary Assistant
Macy grew up outside of Silt and has spent most of her life in the valley. She recently graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a degree in biology and will be starting classes at Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in the fall. Mixed practice is her favorite veterinary niche because of the opportunities to help many different animal species.
Macy enjoys doing yoga, rafting, riding her horse, Cody, and spending time with her family and their pets.
TeAnna AllenVeterinary Assistant
TeAnna grew up in the Roaring Fork Valley and always had a special connection with animals. This connection drove her to begin working with animals and the people who love them. When she's not working, you can find her hiking and kayaking with her loyal canine companion, Molly.