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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 VRCC 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”.

Christine Fox, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVECC

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Julie Aiello, DVM

Dr. Julie Aiello has been practicing emergency veterinary medicine for 27 years. She graduated from Colorado College with a Bachelor’s in Chemistry before attending Colorado State University  for veterinary school. After earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, she spent her first 10 years as a DVM in equine and small animal practices before she transitioned to emergency medicine. When not at VRCC, Dr. Aiello enjoys swimming, traveling, learning different languages, and running.

Eurie Han, DVM

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Elizabeth Howerton, DVM


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Simone Meyer, DVM

Dr. Simone Meyer graduated from UW-Madison in 2011 and completed an internship with the Army before running a clinic in Japan.  After leaving the service Dr. Meyer spent a year practicing in Australia prior to joining the VRCC in 2016.

Lindsey Mortlock, DVM

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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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Krista Wells, DVM

Dr. Krista Wells was born and raised in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  She started working as a veterinary technician to make money through college but never planned to go to Veterinary School. She got a nutrition degree from the University of Mississippi but afterward decided Vet School was the next step.  She was born and raised an SEC football fan and loathed the day she had to go to her team’s rival school for her DVM degree.  She refused to ring a cowbell, even on her graduation day.

While attending school she found her passion in the world of emergency medicine and found a hospital that could mentor and grow that passion. Upon graduating from Mississippi State college of Veterinary Medicine in 2016, she moved to Littleton ,Colorado.

Krista is a huge fan of outdoor activities from trail running and hiking 14ers, to skiing and SUP (Stand Up Paddle). She is the mother of two adorable dogs: Winston – a 2 year old, French Bulldog with an attitude, and Jefferson – a 9 year old, Great Dane mix she adopted from a shelter in Mississippi. She is married to her high school sweetheart who is grateful to have her veterinary expertise at a moment’s notice for their fur-kiddos.