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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.

Pete DeTolve, DVM

Dr. Pete DeTolve has been practicing veterinary medicine for the past 13 years, and brings an eclectic mix of experience to the VRCC Emergency Team. Dr. Pete graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine (Go Green!) in 2007, and successfully completed a grueling, year-long internship at a large referral hospital in Sacramento, California. He moved to Colorado shortly after, and has immersed himself in all aspects of veterinary medicine in the years that followed. Dr. Pete has served on the board of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) as North Area Director, and completed a year-long leadership academy called Power of Ten (sponsored by CVMA). Most recently, he led a great and dedicated team as the Medical Director at a very successful general practice in Thornton, Colorado. While all of these endeavors have certainly kept him busy, Dr. Pete has recently rediscovered his true passion for emergency medicine, and is excited to serve you and your pets.

When not working in the emergency room, Dr. Pete enjoys spending time with his wife and their many critters at home including many small dogs and a flock of chickens. He has passion for anything and everything outdoors including fly fishing, whitewater rafting, camping, snowboarding, hiking, and gardening.

Eurie Han, DVM

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Elizabeth Howerton, DVM

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Lindsey Mortlock, DVM

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Colette Nix, 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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Angela Wickman, DVM

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