Dr. Ron was born in Oklahoma and has lived in Denver, Houston and Lake Charles, LA growing up. He discovered veterinary medicine while attending college at McNeese State, to the great relief of his parents. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993 and worked at a small animal practice in Stillwater, OK. He soon moved to Colorado Springs in 1998 to work at Academy Acres Veterinary Hospital. He went on to purchase the practice in 2000, in what is now his own. In his free time, he enjoys running, hiking, spending time with his two daughters and his pets, who include four dogs, four cats and two horses.
Dr. Barb grew up in upstate New York, graduated from the State University of New York at Potsdam, then moved to New Orleans to attend graduate school at Tulane University. During graduate school, she became interested in veterinary medicine and made a career shift. She graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993, then completed a small animal internship at Oklahoma State University School of Medicine, where she stayed to teach general small animal medicine to senior veterinary students during their clinical year. After moving to Colorado Springs, she worked at the Animal Emergency Care Clinic until going to work with Dr. Ron. In her free time, she too, enjoys spending time with her daughters, hiking, reading and the family pets.
Dr. Fuselier grew up in Metarie, Louisiana and also graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, but in 1985. She has practiced in Arkansas and Colorado. She has extensive experience with canine reproduction and is certified in PennHip, OFA radiographs and acupuncture. She has raised and shown Bernese Mountain Dogs since 1988, finishing several AKC champions, as well as accumulating obedience and draft titles. She is also a Bernese Mountain Dog Colorado Association draft judge, and is involved in the group’s rescue organization. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and dogs.
AlainnaCVTVeterinary Technician (Lead)
She was born in Texas but was raised in a military household, so has lived all over. She has been in the Veterinary field for 9 years after graduating from Bel Rea Animal Institute. When she's not working, she enjoys arts and crafts, reading and spending time with her family. Her fur babies include two dogs, Fynn and Louie.
Born and raised in Colorado, she has grown up with everything from small lizards to tall horses. She is currently studying at UCCS and hopes to attend Vet school at CSU. When not at the clinic she enjoys hitting the trails with her two dogs, Ella and Scout; her horse Cheyenne; and her donkey Tequila.
VanessaVeterinary Receptionist (Lead)
She was born in Germany and raised in a military household but Colorado has been home for the last 13 years. She has always had a love for animals and in the future wants to peruse becoming a vet tech. Recently engaged to her fiancé. Adopted their fur baby Jax in 2018 and their second Paco in 2020. Outside of work she likes to spend her time fishing, kayaking and being around family.
Born and raised in New Jersey. She moved to Colorado in summer of 2020. She is currently attending Apex College of Veterinary Technology to pursue a career as a veterinary technician. She has one cat named Butters. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, camping, and when in season- watching NFL games. Go Birds!