Highly skilled and trained in the latest veterinary technologies, the caring doctors at Deer Creek Animal Hospital are dedicated to providing your pet with the high quality veterinary care possible. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to address both routine and advanced pet health matters. Dr. Dan Brod Dr. Dan Brod graduated from Kansas State University in 1983 and co-founded Deer Creek Animal Hospital in 1984.
His main interests are in orthopedic surgery and in cardiology. He was the first veterinarian in the Denver area to perform ultrasounds and has taught many veterinarians the skill. In the early years, he would spend a lot of his time off at Children’s Hospital with the ultrasound technicians to gain more expertise in the area. The majority of his time now is spent in the area of orthopedics. Dan has become proficient in the skill of arthroscopy, which is a minimally invasive surgical approach to the joints.
He also has worked with other veterinarians in this field to help improve their skills at arthroscopy. Dan says, “This is a great profession! I love the long-time relationships I have built with my clients. There are so many great clients that I have continued to see throughout my career, and I have the wonderful opportunity to see their children with their pets and, in some instances, their children’s children with pets.
I treat my patients as if they were my own pets. My wife and I do not have children, and we fully understand the important roles that pets play in our lives.” Dan lives in the Littleton foothills with his wife, Val, their dogs, Gator and Eli, and their cat, Cheeto. Dr. Ray Cox Dr. Ray Cox graduated from Colorado State University in 1979 and is a co-founder of Deer Creek Animal Hospital. He has played an integral part in the development and training of the single port laparoscopic surgical technique and currently serves as the Surgical Director at Deer Creek.
Ray has traveled extensively training veterinarians in both private practice and universities the newer techniques of single port laparoscopic surgeries. His areas of special interest are soft tissue surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and ophthalmology. Ray enjoys hiking, running, gardening, and cooking. He lives with his wife, a tortoise, and two dogs, Maggie and Mango, in the foothills of Littleton.
Dr. Markee Kuschel Dr. Markee Kuschel graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1986 with a BS in microbiology, then received her veterinary degree from Colorado State University in 1990. After spending three years in Northern California, she moved back to Colorado and joined the team at Deer Creek Animal Hospital. Markee became a partner in 2000 and currently serves as Deer Creek’s Medical Director.
During her time at Deer Creek, Markee has been instrumental in the development and training of newer techniques in minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy). She has traveled around the world, training veterinarians in both private practices and universities in single port laparoscopy. Her areas of interest are feline medicine, soft tissue and laparoscopic surgery, and senior pet medicine. Markee lives in the Littleton foothills with her husband, four dogs, and three cats.
In her free time, she travels across the country to visit her two sons who live in Wisconsin. Dr. Ken Lee Dr. Ken Lee graduated from Missouri University in 1987 and has been working at Deer Creek Animal Hospital since graduation. Ken became a partner in 1999. Ken recently became board certified in veterinary dentistry. He practices almost exclusively in the dental department at Deer Creek and lectures at various veterinary meetings and universities on dental practices and procedures.
“I have a real passion for veterinary dentistry. Dogs and cats rarely show signs of dental pain, and it feels really good when you can help them alleviate that pain.” Ken lives in Roxborough with his wife, Dawn, and their dog, Beau. Dr. Laurie Thornton Dr. Laurie Thornton has always been an animal person—her mother swore that right after, “Congratulations, it’s a girl,” she heard, “Mom, I want a horse!” Laurie was involved in equine 4H as a kid and owned a quarter horse and a border collie.
By the time she did a paper in grade school about dog training, she was hooked. During high school, she worked at a dog grooming shop as the bather—she can still bathe a dog in record time. After graduating from the College of William and Mary with a major in biology and a minor in English, Laurie attended veterinary school at Colorado State. Summer jobs included wrangling at guest ranches, where she actually got paid for riding all day and keeping her guests on the top sides of their horses.
For the first 13 years after graduation, Laurie did largely emergency medicine and thrived on the adrenaline. Now she works daytime hours, gets more regular sleep, and pursues interests in internal medicine, acupuncture, and behavior. She also screens dogs for the hospital visitation programs at Children’s and Littleton Adventist Hospitals. Laurie enjoys cooking and traveling, especially to beautiful places in the West where she can enjoy the outdoors with her husband and their corgis.
“My goal in interacting with patients and clients is for the patient to believe they had a gentle petting session and the owner to believe they had a thorough and informative visit.” Dr. Todd Rezac Staying near his hometown of New Prague, Minnesota, Dr. Todd Rezac attended St. Cloud State University to obtain his BA degree in biomedical science. He then found himself soaking up the sun in St.
Kitts, at Ross University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, in 1999. Returning to Minnesota, Todd practiced for three years in a small animal hospital before coming to Deer Creek in 2002. As a member of the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, Todd emphasizes critical care, endoscopy, and internal medicine at Deer Creek Animal Hospital. Taking full advantage of Colorado’s outdoor lifestyle, Todd can be found fly fishing, snowshoeing, and biking with his six dogs in Pine, Colorado.
Dr. Cheney Lupe Dr. Cheney Lupe was born and raised in Denver. He attended the University of Colorado at Boulder for his undergraduate degree and Colorado State for Veterinary School, graduating in 2003. “I worked at Deer Creek as a veterinary assistant before applying to veterinary school and knew I wanted to return and be a part of the family.” Cheney’s special interest is orthopedics and orthopedic surgery.
Cheney lives in the Ken Caryl area with his wife, his large combined family, and his dog named Kitty. (Awesome!) Dr. Jamie Saliman Dr. Jamie Saliman went to Washington University in St. Louis for her undergraduate degree, receiving a BA in psychology with a minor in biology. While taking some time to prepare for vet school, she took a position with AmeriCorps working with at-risk youth in downtown Denver.
Shortly thereafter, she attended Colorado State University, where she received her doctorate of veterinary medicine. After graduating, Jamie did a one-year rotating internship before joining the staff of Deer Creek. Jamie’s main interests are internal medicine, emergency and critical care, and most recently abdominal ultrasound. “Animals are my passion. I feel extraordinarily fortunate to be able to spend my life caring for, and hopefully bettering the lives of, the very creatures that make me so happy.
” Jamie lives in Denver with her adorable black lab, Toby. She enjoys running, reading, hiking, and traveling, but most of all she enjoys spending time with her family. Dr. Jody Hanson After growing up on a horse and cattle ranch in Millboro, South Dakota, Dr. Jody Hanson attended South Dakota State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science. Pursuing his love of animals and science, he earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Mississippi State University in 2000.
Jody joined Deer Creek Animal Hospital with more than 13 years of experience in emergency and small animal medicine. He has a strong interest in abdominal ultrasound and pain relief for older pets. Jody has two boxers and a golden retriever, Brendal, Rayland, and Baxter. He also has a cat named Gooey and a quarter horse named Tigre. When not at the hospital, Jody enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking, fly fishing, and horse training.
Dr. Andy Stevens Dr. Andy Stevens is originally from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. He attained his undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and attended veterinary medical school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He spent time at Deer Creek as a veterinary student, and moved to Colorado when he became a part of the team at Deer Creek. Andy says, "the best part of this profession is being able to provide the same high-quality, compassionate care that my family received from veterinarians when I was growing up.
" He feels lucky to be a part of the team at Deer Creek and is excited to serve the animals and people of the Littleton and greater Denver area. Having spent a significant amount of time traveling the west with his family, Andy fell in love with the mountains, which ultimately led to his desire to live closer to the mountains. In his free time, he can be found rock climbing, hiking, camping, and otherwise staying active in the beautiful Colorado outdoors.
When he gets the opportunity, Andy loves to travel to Wisconsin to spend time with his family. Dr. Kate Eitelman Dr. Kate Eitelman was born and raised in the Denver area. From a very young age, she had a love for animals and even once told her childhood dentist that she “wanted to be a veterinarian when she grew up” (although she doesn’t remember this). Prior to attending veterinary school, Kate worked as a veterinary technician in in Colorado, Missouri and Texas.
She even did an internship working with rhinoceros at the Cincinnati Zoo. Kate attended undergraduate and veterinary school at Colorado State University, and she then completed a rotating internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital. Kate loves being in Colorado, and is excited to join the team at Deer Creek Animal Hospital. She currently lives with her husband (who is also a veterinarian) and their dog, Duke.
In her free time, Kate enjoys camping and fishing with her husband and spending time with her family. Dr. David Beadleston Dr. David Beadleston graduated from veterinary school at the University of California at Davis in 1985, and then came to Colorado to start his veterinary practice. He has extensive experience in both general veterinary medicine and emergency medicine. David became a board-certified specialist in pet dermatology in 1997.
Dr. Phyllis Glawe Dr. Phyllis Glawe is a board-certified veterinary oncologist with more than 17 years of experience in treating pets diagnosed with cancer. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1989 from The Ohio State University and was trained in veterinary oncology at Colorado State University. Dr. Brenda Francis Originally from Rhode Island, Dr. Brenda Francis attended Northeastern University in Boston, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in cardiopulmonary science.
Her love for the mountains and outdoors brought her and her husband, Eric, to Colorado, where she later received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Colorado State University. While studying, Brenda worked as a critical care technician, as well as an emergency anesthesia technician at CSU’s Veterinary Medical Center. After graduation, she completed an internship in surgery and medicine at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver in 2008 and has enjoyed practicing emergency and critical care medicine ever since.
True to Colorado’s nature, Brenda and Eric can often be found riding the local mountain bike trails or racing for Pedal Pushers Cyclery during their time off. She also enjoys spending time with their two cats; Border collie, Zoe; and Labrador, Chava. Dr. Martin King Growing up in Wyoming, Dr. Martin King always knew he wanted to be a veterinarian. He fulfilled his dream after graduating from veterinary school at Kansas State University in 1997.
After working several years in general practice, he decided that emergency medicine was his passion. Martin joins our emergency overnight team with 17 years of experience in emergency and small animal medicine. “I enjoy emergency medicine and critical care because of the challenges they present, and the opportunity to help pets and their owners during difficult times. I am very excited to be a part of the team at Deer Creek Animal Hospital”.
Martin and his wife also have a small animal practice, Cottonwood Veterinary Services in Buena Vista, CO. As far as furry family members, they have one dog named Pepper and 4 cats, Fuzzy, Pandora, Pete and Dickens. Dr. Jennifer Barron Dr. Jennifer Barron was born and raised near Colorado Springs. She received her undergraduate degree in aquatic biology at University of California, Santa Barbara before moving to Washington State and earning her doctor of veterinary medicine at Washington State University (Go Cougs!) in 2010.
After veterinary school Jennifer completed a rotating internship in the San Francisco Bay area at East Bay Veterinary Specialists and Emergency (EBVS). After finishing her internship she stayed at EBVS as an emergency doctor. Her passion is emergency medicine and pathophysiology of disease. Jennifer recently moved back to beautiful Colorado to be closer to family and the mountains. In her free time Jennifer likes to travel, hike, ski and relax with her two mixed breed dogs, Chloe and Emma.
Dr. Kelly Jones Dr. Kelly Jones graduated from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville, FL (Go Gators!). Kelly previously worked in a small animal practice as well as an emergency practice in Florida before moving to escape the hot weather. Her passions are dermatology, dentistry, and internal medicine. Kelly is a born-and- raised-flip flop-wearing Florida girl but is loving her new Colorado life even more.
Kelly currently lives with her husband who is also a veterinarian, 2 dogs (Django a Chiweenie and Twix a shelter mutt), as well as a gray kitty named Miri. A horse will hopefully be added to the family soon! She enjoys running, snowboarding, skiing, and hiking with her dog Twix in the Colorado mountains. Kelly is very excited to join the DCAH team! Dr. Katie MacMillan Dr. Katie MacMillan is a second-generation veterinarian, following in her mother’s footsteps.
She has a background in public health and infectious disease, doing research with CDC before going back to school. Katie is a graduate of Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up in Colorado and enjoys spending free time exploring the mountains with her dog, Carson. She also works closely with ViDAS, a nonprofit organization that provides veterinary care for impoverished areas in Mexico.
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Dr. Paula BumpersDr. Paula Bumpers is from Phoenix, Arizona and graduated with a B.S. in human nutrition. She then obtained her veterinary degree in 1989 from Colorado State University. After graduation, she practiced and traveled in Australia for a year, then took an emergency vet position at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital, now famous for the show “Animal E.R.” She enjoyed emergency and critical care, so she moved to the Washington D.
C. area to work for a large 19-veterinarian practice. After working emergency for 7 years, she tired of the city and long work hours, and returned to Colorado. Paula fell in love with the Ken Caryl area, and decided to open Canyon View Animal Hospital here in 1999. She now lives in Willow Springs with her great dane Hudson and 2 cats. During her time off, she enjoys trail running, snowboarding, and working out at the gym.
In addition to emergency and critical care, she has a special interest in treating ferrets, rabbits, birds and other exotic pets. Dr. Jennifer HeimDr. Jennifer Heim has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1993. She was born and raised in Enid, Oklahoma, and went to Oklahoma State University for her undergraduate and DVM degree. She then practiced in Buffalo, New York for 10 years, before moving back to Oklahoma to be near family.
Having spent many summers in Georgetown, Colorado, as a child, she felt the draw of the Rockies. She decided to move to Denver and has loved every minute of it! Jen’s personal interests are family, enjoying the outdoors, hiking, and vacations that incorporate all three. Jen’s interests in veterinary medicine are dermatology, dentistry, and surgery. Jen loves working at Canyon View Animal Hospital because of the very caring staff and atmosphere where patients and clients come first.
At home she has two dogs, three cats, a mouse, a rat, and four fish. Dr. Becky Russell Dr. Becky Russell grew up in Jefferson County and graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2002. She lives with her husband and their 9 year old daughter and 7 year old son. They have a dog named Diamond and a cat named Jasmine. She gained valuable experience in emergency and critical care medicine working in Arizona at a 24 hour emergency clinic for 10 years.
She then moved back to Colorado in 2012 and has been in general practice since then. Her favorite part about being a vet is keeping pets healthy and helping them to live longer. Dentistry and critical care are her major areas of interest. When not working, Dr. Russell enjoys hiking, skiing, playing scrabble, and learning more about sustainable/green housing. JessicaJessica is from Evergreen and has worked at CVAH since 2000.
She is the head veterinary technician and is responsible for overseeing the care of all anesthetized and sick patients. She enjoys assisting the veterinarians with challenging cases. She is studying Business Management at University of Colorado and spends a lot of time with her high-maintenance pets, a cat and a Chihuahua. StaceyStacey is from Littleton and has worked at CVAH since 2002. She loves the people she works with and has come to know and love many of the animals and their owners.
She enjoys travel and outdoor activities such as snowmobiling, biking, camping and water skiing. Stacey has two little girls so is with us part-time. JoshJosh is an Evergreen native and has been with us since 2009. When he’s not hard at work petting kittens, he can be found hiding in the woods fishing and camping with his two dogs, Parker and Jasper. Picture coming soon Jill- Jill is our veterinary assistant and has been with CVAH since 2014.
She enjoys graphic design and snowboarding. She has two cats, a dog, and a bearded dragon. Shelby- Shelby is our receptionist. She has been with us since the beginning of 2017 and is originally from Idaho. In her spare time she enjoys fishing and hiking with her dogs. Picture coming soon Christyne- Christyne is our newest addition and is our office manager. She spent many years working as a carnivore zookeeper and manager prior to joining us.
She is looking forward to working with animals that she can actually touch! In her spare time she likes seeing live music, hiking, and snowboarding. Matt- Matt is our kennel technician. He grew up on a farm in Kentucky. When he’s not working he enjoys taking photographs and is hoping to become a professional photographer someday.