- Animal Boarding
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Microchipping
- Bird Vet
- Exotic Animal Vet
- Reptile Vet
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
Our Doctors and staff at Sheep Draw Veterinary Hospital have provided Greeley with compassionate veterinary care and pet services year after year, making us the animal clinic of choice for pet owners in and around our community.
Sheep Draw Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital whose mission is to provide the highest standard of veterinary care for pets. We genuinely care about you and your pets, as well as all animals! Our staff is passionate about veterinary medicine and are extremely well trained. We strive to provide professional, affordable, and advanced veterinary services. At Sheep Draw Veterinary Hospital, you will walk into a calm, welcoming, and friendly environment every visit, so that the experience is as comfortable as possible for you and your pet.
Sheep Draw Veterinary Hospital offers the community the most advanced medical, surgical, and dental services. We also have an in-house pharmacy and access to specialists, making our veterinary facility a one stop shop for your pet's health and medical needs.
Remember, at Sheep Draw Veterinary Hospital, your pets are our family!
Roger Klingenberg, DVM
Dr. Klingenberg was born in Loveland, but raised in Greeley, Colorado, where he attended Greeley Central High School prior to being admitted to Colorado State University. High school was an especially memorable time for him because he met his future wife, Elaine Foe, who currently is a practicing ophthalmologist in Greeley. They have been married since 1978 and have one son, Brad (who is married and living in Chicago), and a daughter, Kate in San Diego.
A merging of animal fascination with a life-long interest in science culminated in Dr. Klingenberg's graduation from the CSU veterinary program in 1978. He learned the trade in veterinary practices in St. Louis and Houston, while his wife finished medical school and then completed her internship and residency in ophthalmology. They moved back to Greeley in 1985 after an absence of 12 years, and Dr. Foe opened her own eye practice and Dr. Klingenberg founded Sheep Draw Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Klingenberg was the only veterinarian at Sheep Draw for 7 years, but the steady growth of the practice expanded the staff to the current four veterinarians and supporting staff.
Being a pet owner helps Dr. Klingenberg keep in touch with what it is like to be on the other side of the exam table. He has cared for up to four dogs at one time and currently has two. Over the years he has bred and raised litters of Welsh Corgis, Bull Terriers, and Jack Russell Terriers. Unfortunately, his wife and children are very allergic to cats, so he has to enjoy seeing his patient's cats. In line with his interests in exotic animals, he always maintains a number of snakes, lizards, and turtle/tortoises, as well as the occasional insect. Breeding rare of seldom bred (in captivity) reptiles is a hobby he has never outgrown.
Dr. Klingenberg is a well-known author, speaker, and a researcher of exotic pets, especially on the subject of reptile medicine and surgery. He has authored dozens of papers, articles, text book chapters, and books. His special interests include exotic pet medicine/surgery, orthopedic surgery (especially knees) in dogs and cats, applications of laser surgery, and all preventative health care issues that pertain to his client's pets.
Stephanie Buchholtz, DVM
A Colorado native, Dr. Buchholtz grew up in Littleton. Given the fact that she couldn't keep livestock in suburbia, as soon as school was out she headed to her grandparent's ranch on the western slope to raise 4-H animals every summer. Becoming a veterinarian was always her plan, so applying to Colorado State was the best way to accomplish that goal.
She married her high school sweetheart, Brett, between her second and third years of vet school. After graduation, they settled in Windsor in 1993. She has practiced in the Greeley area since then, and has been a fixture at Sheep Draw since 1996. Her practice special interests include all things feline and thyroid surgery. She especially enjoys the long-term relationships she has developed over the years with clients and their pets.
While, like most veterinarians, her pets have been varied, her current animals include four cats and an amazon parrot. Interests beyond veterinary medicine include travel, fly fishing, photography, and serving on the board of the Windsor-Severance Fire Department.
Carla Gabel, DVM
Dr. Carla Gabel grew up on a small ranch in Southeastern Colorado. She knew by junior high that she was going to be a veterinarian; living in the country afforded her many learning opportunities in that field.
She attended Colorado State University majoring in Animal Science with an emphasis in Beef Production. She met her husband, Carl Gabel, during undergraduate school. They were wed during Dr. Gabel's sophomore year of vet school.
Dr. Gabel then
went on to graduate from Colorado State University College of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences in May 1995. Her first job took her to a mixed animal practice in Ft. Scott,
Kansas. She found that job to be a wonderful opportunity and gained a wide range of exposure that strengthened her experience and confidence. However, Carla and Carl missed their home state of Colorado so moved back in 1998.
Her second job was at a small animal clinic in a cute little building in Lyons, Colorado. She really enjoyed the relationships she built with the people in that community, but a change in jobs necessitated a move. Dr. Gabel worked at Lyons Animal Clinic until April 2000.
Carl accepted a job in Greeley so their family moved at that time. Dr. Gabel started at Sheep Draw Veterinary Hospital in April 2000. Carl continues as a Loan Officer for a community bank in Greeley. They have three children: a son, and two daughters. Currently they stay very busy with the kids, raising beef cattle and putting up hay. Dr. Gabel enjoys being a part of the team at Sheep Draw Veterinary Hospital. The professionalism and commradery that is part of the environment make it a wonderful place to work. Dr. Gabel enjoys both the medical and surgical aspects of small animal practice with a special interest in dentistry. Her favorite part of practice is getting to be a part of a family's relationship from that first puppy or kitten exam to the geriatric exams. Being involved, and a part of all the life stages, and knowing that you are helping a family member is really rewarding. There is nothing like puppy breath!
Merideth Early, DVM
Dr. Early is not only native to Colorado, but also a life-long Weld County resident. She has long admired the care of the veterinarians and staff from Sheep Draw and is very excited to be joining the team.
After graduating from Rocky Mountain High School, Dr. Early planned to go to college and eventually become a human physician. Prior to college, she took some time away to decide what she wanted to be when she grew up. Some of that time she spent working at the humane society, at that time known as the Northern Colorado Animal League, and then obtained a job as a veterinary technicain. It was during that time that she realized how much she loved working with animals and that veterinary medicine offered more challenge., exicitement, and diversity so she decided to become a veterinarian.
Dr. Early returned to school at CSU and obtained a degree in microbiology with a minor in biomedical science. While in school, she also worked in an immunology lab. She graduated summa cum laude and then continued her education of CSU for another four years before obtaining the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. As a veterinarian, Dr. Early has a special interest in dentistry, surgery, and exotic pets. She also has a passion for parasitology and immune diseases.
Dr. Early currently resides in Ault where she has been for the last 10 years with her two children. They share their home with a pug, Mimi, and a cat, Nermal. The Early family loves the Colorado outdoors, museums, and parks.