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VCA Douglas County Animal Hospital

VCA Douglas County Animal Hospital

531 Jerry St | Castle Rock, CO 80104

Call 303-225-7371
Monday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Bone & Joint Surgery (Orthopedics)
  • Cardiology (Heart & Vascular Care)
  • Dentistry
  • Oncology (Cancer Treatment)
  • Reproductive Services
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Emergency Veterinary Clinic
  • Holistic Veterinary Medicine
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

Welcome to VCA Douglas County Animal Hospital. Our dedicated and compassionate staff are committed to offering comprehensive health care for your special family member. Our team of general practice doctors will help guide you through preventive care. This is the process of everything you need to know to provide your pet with the best care possible through all stages of life from nutrition, to vaccinations, to weight management, and everything in between. Should the time come that you need to consider more advanced services in emergency/critical care or surgery, our caring doctors are here to help with advanced medicine.

Because we recognize and share that special bond between people and pets, we see walk-ins, same day appointments, and should an emergency arise, we are here 7 days a week so you never have to worry. If you're going out of town, we have boarding services as well. For over 25 years Douglas County Animal Hospital has been serving the Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Perry Park, Sedalia, Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch, Parker, Monument, Palmer Lake, Colorado Springs, Elizabeth, Franktown, and Kiowa areas.

Additional Services/Information:
A.A.H.A accredited
Acupuncture
Board certified internist
Major credit cards accepted
Open evenings
Prescription/premium diet pet foods
Separate dog/cat facilities
We are open 7-days-a-week for emergency services with an on-site veterinarian
Major credit cards and Wells Fargo Health Advantage accepted

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Dr. Vicki Eppard
Dr. Vicki Eppard

Medical Director
DVM, Colorado State University

Dr. Eppard graduated from CSU in 1993, and has been with the Hospital since 1994. In her free time she enjoys competing in AQHA Horse shows & western events. Dr. Eppard & her Husband enjoy spending time with their Golden Retrievers, Rottweiler, Deerhound & Jack Russel Pack.

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Jennifer Pearson

Veterinary Specialist
DVM, Iowa State University
Certifications: ACVIM
MS, Iowa State University

Dr. Pearson was born and raised in Iowa. She graduated from Iowa State University Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in 1993. She then completed a one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri. Following her internship, she was accepted into the residency program at the University of Missouri where she completed her 3 year residency in Internal Medicine. Dr. Pearson was also enrolled in the Master's program during her residency. She finished her Master's Degree in Veterinary Clinical Sciences and completed her residency in 1997. In that same year she became board certified with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She then opened her own referrral and emergency practice in Omaha, NE. She remained in Omaha for four years and then moved to Michigan and practiced with Michigan Veterinary Specialists for 1 1/2 years. She has been practicing internal medicine in the Denver area since May 2003. Along with practicing clinical medicine, she has been an Internal medicine consultant for Antech Diagnostics for the last 3 years. Dr. Pearson enjoys teaching and has played an active role in training numerous interns and residents.

Dr. Pearson has been highly trained in all aspects of internal medicine; however, she has a special interest in neurology, endocrinology, hematology, nephrology, immunology, and respiratory diseases.

Dr. Pearson especially enjoys watching her daughter Laramie, play compentitive softball. Her other interests include cycling, running, hiking, and skiing. A black lab (Paisley), a Shi Tzu (Beans), and two cats (Marie and Zeuss) complete her family.

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Jeff Yu
Jeff Yu

Veterinary Specialist
DVM, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Certifications: ACVS
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Jeff Yu is a 2004 graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. After veterinary school, he completed a surgery/internal medicine rotation internship at Purdue University followed by a surgical internship at VCA VSNC. He was then accepted into a three year surgical residency at VCA All Care (a large referral only practice in Southern California) from 2006 - 2009.

Dr. Yu joined the surgery department at VCA Douglas County Animal Hospital in November of 2009.

Outside of the hospital Dr. Yu enjoys spending time with his wife and son, and playing with their 4 cats, 1 dog, 2 horses and their turtle. He also enjoys hiking, camping, photography, fishing and horseback riding.

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Dr. Amy Rewick
Dr. Amy Rewick

Associate Veterinarian
DVM, Ohio State University

Dr. Rewick graduated in 2005 from Ohio State University. After completing an internship, she joined the VCA family in 2006. Dr. Rewick enjoys ballroom dancing, skiing & hiking. Dr. Rewick and her Husband Daniel are the proud parents of Hailey the whippet mix.

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Dr. Brenda Francis
Dr. Brenda Francis

Associate Veterinarian
DVM, Colorado State University

Originally from Rhode Island, Dr. Brenda Francis completed a B.S. in Cardiopulmonary Science with a minor in Mathematics at Northeastern University in 1999. Shortly thereafter, she and her husband moved to Colorado, in an effort to better enjoy the outdoors. While in Fort Collins, Dr. Francis worked as a critical care veterinary nurse. This experience, combined with her background in human medicine, led her to apply to the veterinary program at CSU, from which she graduated in May of 2008. After graduation, Dr. Francis completed a small animal rotating internship at VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital.

During her time off, Dr. Francis enjoys spending time with her husband, Eric. They can often be seen riding bikes throughout the city & surrounding areas. When the rivers allow, some early summer hours are spent kayaking, while in the winter she enjoys snowboarding. Currently, she has three cats (Delilah, Sam and Autumn) and two dogs (Trey and Zoey), all with their own special needs.

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Dr. Julie Hesse
Dr. Julie Hesse

Associate Veterinarian
DVM, Colorado State University

Dr. Hesse graduated in 1997 and has been working overnight emergency for our Hospital since 2004.
Dr. Hesse spends her free time riding dressage & shares her home with her two mixed breed Dogs.

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Dr. Rona Schmidt
Dr. Rona Schmidt

Associate Veterinarian
DVM, Colorado State University

Dr. Schmidt is a native of Hawaii. She Graduated in 2001 from CSU, and then completed a years internship in small animal medicine at Purdue University. After working at VCA Wingate for several years, she completed a Surgical Residency at VCA Care referral center in 2007. Since then Dr. Schmidt has been with our Hospital as our primary surgeon. When she is not reading about surgery, Dr. Schmidt enjoys Colorado's outdoors by four-wheeling with her Husband. They have four furry children- Morgan the Australian Shepard & Cats Natasha, Iilee & Ekolu.

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Laura White
Laura White

Associate Veterinarian
DVM, University of Tennessee

Dr. White was born and raised in New Hampshire. She graduated from Vassar College in 2005 with a BA in Neuroscience and Behavior. She then completed a research fellowship at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD. where her research focused on inflammatory pathways involved in degenerative brain diseases including Parkinson's and Senile Dementia. She was then accepted to Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2010. Dr. White continued to move west, completing a year long rotating small animal internship at VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital, before joining the staff at VCA Douglas County Animal Hospital. Her interests include Emergency Medicine and Endocrinology.

In her free time Dr. White enjoys hiking, running, reading and cross country skiing. She has a beagle named Tony, and two cats named Gary and Lucy.

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Martin King
Martin King

Associate Veterinarian
DVM, Kansas State University

Dr. King was born and raised in Wyoming. He graduated from veterinary school in 1997 from Kansas State University. He has been with VCA Douglas County Animal Hospital for the past two years. He enjoys hiking, 4 wheeling and spending time with his wife, daughters and grandchildren.

His special interests include emergency medicine for dogs, cats and non primate exotics

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