Your Pet Vets
Dr. Wendy is the owner of Animal Care Center. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Dr. Wendy has also lived in Alaska and Oklahoma, where she attended Oklahoma State University and obtained her BS in Animal Sciences and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Go POKES!!
Dr. Wendy began her veterinary career 25 years ago as a vet tech. Upon graduating Vet school, she took her first position in Canon City, Colorado in a mixed animal practice, but her passion and interests in small animal dentistry and surgery led her to a practice in Colorado Springs.
Dr. Wendy has a special interest in ultrasonography, soft tissue surgery, and wound management. Her favorite part of her job is making a connection with the owner and pet, becoming part of their circle!
“I want the best for each of our patients and believe it is imperative to provide excellent service and medical care, including preventative medicine and client education! Every pet and client’s needs are unique and it’s that philosophy that I use when approaching a patient’s medical plan. I want to be YOUR PET VET!”
Dr. Wendy loves the mountains of Colorado and spends her time outside of work “jeeping,” exploring, and having great adventures with her husband. She is an avid reader and enjoys spending time with her family, a daughter and three sons.
Dr. Sarah is the associate veterinarian at Animal Care Center. Born in Germany, Dr. Sarah grew up an Army brat and has lived all across the U.S. but considers Oklahoma home and where her family lives. A fellow Cowboy, Dr. Sarah also attended Oklahoma State University receiving a BS in Animal Sciences. GOPOKES!! Never turning down an adventure, she obtained her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in the sunny Caribbean Islands of St. Kitts & Nevis. She then went on to complete her clinical year at University of Illinois.
Dr. Sarah began her veterinary career 12 years ago as a vet assistant and has been in love with the profession ever since. Dr. Sarah fell in love with the mountains of Colorado when she met her fiancé, who grew up in Buena Vista, and upon graduation she moved to Salida, taking her first position with the Animal Care Center team.
Dr. Sarah has special interests in neurology, pain management, and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Sarah also has a passion for exotic animal medicine and plans to be able to see your furry, feathery, and scaly pets in the future!
“I believe in gold standard care and want the best for my patients. My biggest passion in this profession is being able to educate clients, and as a team, help play a part in their pet’s well-being, both physically and mentally.”
Dr. Sarah is a huge movie and music buff, and loves listening to live music. She loves the mountains and exploring different hiking trails, white water rafting, and gem hunting.
Your Practice Manager
Mike is Dr. Wendy’s husband and co-owner of Animal Care Center. Mike is also the Practice Manager…so call him if you have any issues. Dr. Wendy said to put that in there 😉 Mike is originally from Illinois, but moved to Texas when he was in Elementary school. Mike has lived in Alaska and Oklahoma, but the call of the mountains and his love of Colorado is what brought him here. Mike has many passions, exploring the mountains in his jeep or KLR being at the top of the list. Mike also enjoys scuba diving, traveling, flying (has his pilot’s license), and a good whiskey! Mike has a degree in Finance as well as a Masters degree. He has worked in managerial positions for over 25 years.
“I truly believe that nothing great in life is accomplished alone. When we choose to surround ourselves with wonderful people and a great team then everyone is better for it. I love our team's passion for your pets and the love they have for all animals. Together I know that we will achieve the best medical care and build many great relationships along the way.”