We currently have four veterinarians on our staff.
Lori C. Johnson, DVM
Dr. Johnson became the new owner of Lone Rock Veterinary Hospital in December, 2001. However, she is not an unfamiliar face to clients, as she has taken care of dogs, cats, birds, and exotic pets at Lone Rock since 1988. Dr. Johnson graduated from the University of Florida in 1981, ranking number 2 in her class of 80 veterinarians. She practiced in Buffalo, New York, for 2 years before moving to Evergreen, Colorado in 1983. During her many years in private practice, Dr. Johnson has developed special interests in feline medicine and surgery, soft tissue surgery, and geriatric wellness and management of geriatric diseases and cancer in dogs and cats. She holds active memberships in the American Animal Hospital Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners, American Veterinary Medical Association, Association of Avian Practitioners, Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, Cornell Feline Health Center, and the Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society. Dr. Johnson also continues Lone Rock Veterinary Hospital's long standing commitment to providing discounted veterinary services to Evergreen Animal Protective League and the Intermountain Humane Society. Her knowledge of the community, the practice, and most importantly, the patients, enables her to provide outstanding care to pets and their owners. Dr. Johnson lives with her husband, Patrick, and family of cats in Evergreen. She is committed to providing high quality and compassionate veterinary care to the residents and their very special family members that are part of the 285 corridor community.
Dawn M. Goronja-Shaw, DVM
Dr. Goronja-Shaw joined the Veterinary Staff in February 2002. She studied in the Small Animal Tract exclusively during her D.V.M. education and graduated from Colorado State University in 2001. Dr. Goronja-Shaw worked for several years as a Certified Veterinary Technician prior to attending Veterinary College. Dr. Goronja-Shaw has special interests in soft tissue surgery and veterinary ophthalmology. She holds active memberships in the American Veterinary Medical Association, Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, and Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society. Dr. Goronja-Shaw frequently participates as a volunteer veterinarian performing spay and neuter surgeries on pets belonging to qualified low income families in the Denver Metro area. When she is not working, Dr. Goronja-Shaw enjoys spending time with her husband, Thomas, and their two beagles, Lance and George. Her hobbies include hiking, reading, and crocheting beds, blankets and sweaters for pets.
Pamela J. Scudder, DVM
Dr. Scudder joined the Veterinary Staff in November, 2012. She graduated from Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995 and has spent the majority of her veterinary career working in Small Animal and Emergency Medicine practices in Colorado. Dr. Scudder has obtained dual Certifications in Veterinary Acupuncture and Animal Massage Therapy from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has also gone through training and is experienced in the use of Cold Laser Therapy (both Class III & Class IV ) which are used to treat many chronic painful conditions such as arthritis and neurological diseases. Dr. Scudder holds an active membership in the American Veterinary Medical Association. She lives in Bailey with her family of dogs and cats. She enjoys gardening and hiking.
Julie A. Pelto, DVM
Dr. Pelto joined the Veterinary Staff in May 2014. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. Dr. Pelto completed a 1 year Internship in Small Animal Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine followed by a 2 year Residency in Exotic, Zoo and Wildlife Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Pelto and her husband, David, who is also a veterinarian, owned a Small Animal and Exotic Veterinary Hospital in Rhode Island for 23 years. During this time, she was also the Zoo Veterinarian at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Rhode Island for 4 years. In late 2013, Dr. Pelto, her husband and 4 children relocated to Pine, Colorado, along with their menagerie of pets which currently includes: Copper, a Siberian Husky, Rascal, a Golden Retriever; 3 cats: Apache, Topaz, and Tux; a Severe Macaw, Rafiki; several unnamed geckos and a snake. Dr. Pelto has special interests in Birds, Reptiles, Small Exotic Mammals and in Animal Behavior. She holds active memberships in the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, American Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, Association of Avian Veterinarians, and American Animal Hospital Association. In her spare time, Dr. Pelto enjoys skiing and hiking in our Colorado mountains.
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