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Debbie Van Pelt, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVECC

Dr. Van Pelt completed her veterinary medical training at the University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatchewan, Canada. She completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Colorado State University, followed by a one-year surgical residence at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Van Pelt then completed a three-year residency training program in veterinary emergency and critical care at Colorado State University, and in 1991 became one of the first veterinarians to become board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care. She was on faculty in the Critical Care Unit at CSU for several years before entering private practice. Dr. Van Pelt joined the Daytime Emergency team in January of 2007.

Dr. Van Pelt enjoys running, scrap-booking and going on adventures with her two inquisitive children. Zoey, a 3 year old Siamese mix, is the Van Pelt family’s feline friend who is also known by a few different names such as “Her Royal Highness” or “The Zoester”.

Julie Aiello, DVM

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Evan Lehman, DVM

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Simone Meyer, DVM

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Lindsey Mortlock, DVM

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Kerri Nelson, DVM

Dr. Nelson was born and raised in Denver, where she grew up riding horses on the hunter/jumper circuit both locally and nationally. She knew from a young age that she wanted a career with animals. She attended Boston University for two years prior transferring to the University of Denver for the last two years. Dr. Nelson graduated from DU with honors with a B.S. in integrated science, and minors in chemistry and psychology. Immediately after graduating, she began her veterinary studies at Kansas State University and earned her doctorate in 2016. During veterinary school, she had leadership roles in many different clubs, including SCAVMA and SCAAEP. Initially she planned on pursuing a career in equine medicine, but during 4th year fell in love with the wide variety of cases on the small animal side of the hospital. After graduating, Dr. Nelson completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Colorado. She then worked at an emergency and specialty hospital in New York City prior to joining the team at VRCC. Her clinical interests include hematology, respiratory disorders, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and post-arrest care, and metabolic/acid-base derangements.

Quynh Nguyen, DVM

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Luke Rump, DVM

Dr. Luke Rump graduated from Iowa State University in 1993. Dr. Rump completed an internship in emergency and critical care at the Veterinary Institute of Trauma, Emergency and Critical Care in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1994. Dr. Rump practiced emergency and critical care in St. Louis, Missouri and Boulder, Colorado before joining VRCC in 1997.

Luke has a dog named Panda, an Australian Shephard, and two cats – Toefu and Sir Reginald Benerton. Dr. Rump enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids.

Petya Trifonova, DVM

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Taylor White, DVM

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