Dr. Charlie Meynier, DVM - Colorado Veterinarian

Eagle-Vail Vet Clinic: Edwards Vet Clinic:
40843 Highway 6
105 Edwards Village Blvd / Suite A & B
Eagle-Vail, CO 81620 Edwards, CO 81632
970.949.4044 970.926.3496
Vail Veterinarians, Surgeons, and Support Staff

Vail Veterinarians, Surgeons, and Support Staff

Our knowledgeable Vail pet health care team can help you with all areas of your pet's health. Continuing education ensures we are up to date with all the latest breakthroughs in veterinary medicine. In addition, we care about how your pet feels while at our clinic. All of us at Vail Valley Animal Hospital take the extra time to get to know you and your pet. One-on-one care, customized to fit your pet's needs and personality, is given to each and every patient that comes through our doors.

Charlie Meynier, DVM

Dr. Charlie Meynier Vail Valley VetrinarianDr. Charlie Meynier was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Thibodaux, Louisiana. He attended Louisiana State University where he received an early acceptance in to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Tom Suplizio, DVM

Dr. Tom Suplizio Vail Valley VetrinarianDr. Tom Suplizio grew up in Grand Junction, CO, and graduated from Colorado State University Veterinary School in 2001. Following graduation, he completed a 13 month internship at the prestigious Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, MA., where his training included critical care, surgery, internal medicine, oncology, and cardiology. Dr. Tom and his wife, Dr. Tara, returned to Grand Junction in 2002 to raise their children, and be close to family. They purchased Animal Medical Clinic in 2004. Dr. Suplizio joined our emergency staff in early 2012 and we are excited to announce he became a full time member of Vail Valley Animal Hospital in August 2012.

Carrie Ginieczki, Diplomate ACVIM, Cardiology

Dr. Carrie Van De Wiele, Diplomate ACVIM, Cardiology - Vail Valley Animal HospitalDr. Carrie Ginieczki (Van De Wiele) received her DVM from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University. She completed her residency in veterinary cardiology at Purdue University after which Dr. Ginieczki achieved Diplomate ACVIM, Cardiology. Dr. Ginieczki's special interests include electrophysiology and congestive heart failure therapy. She is eager to continue her career here in Colorado, providing mobile services from Denver to the Rocky Mountains. Dr. Ginieczki currently resides in Frisco with her dog, Hailey and cat, Sophie. In her free time, she enjoys cycling, hiking and snowboarding.

Anna Brogren, CVT

Anna Brogren, CVT - Vail Valley Animal HospitalAnna was born in Arizona, and raised in Texas. In 1999 she attended school at the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver ,CO That same year she began working at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital. Once she received her Associates in Science, and her Veterinary Technician Certification, she moved into the Emergency and Critical Care department. Eventually, she was promoted to weekend evening supervisor and continued her care of animals in need. She has worked with the Safe Harbor Lab Rescue and the Mile High Weimaraner Rescue as a foster parent. After marring her husband, she left Alameda East in 2007 and joined Vail Valley Animal Hospital. With her knowledge of critical care, she was able to assist Dr. Meynier in the development of the Vail Valley Animal ER. Today she continues to work at both Vail Valley Animal Hospital and Vail Valley Animal ER as their lead Technician. She is a current member of the CACVT, NAVTA, and VECCS. She shares this beautiful valley with her husband Paul, and their two pups, Bridget and Eddy.

Lindsay Schlesinger, CVT

Lindsay Schlesinger - Vail Valley Animal HospitalLindsay Schlesinger was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas in 2005 and moved to Colorado soon after to work for Vail Resorts. In 2009 she went back to school and received an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology from Front Range Community College. She enjoys drawing, cooking, traveling, camping and enjoying all the perks Colorado has to offer.

Cathy Wetzel

Cathy Wetzel - Vail Valley Animal HospitalCathy was born and raised in Michigan, and lived there until she was introduced to wonderful Colorado in 1989 by her then soon-to-be husband, Jeff. Having always loved animals, she began working at an animal hospital in 1995 as a receptionist and technician, and has never looked back. She was very excited to join the Vail Valley Animal Hospital family in December, 2011. In her free time, Cathy enjoys playing hockey, rafting, and camping with her husband Jeff. She has had many pets, but the four-legged loves of her life right now are her lab LaRue, and her two cats, Coolidge and Swizzle.

Inge Tuma

Inge Tuma - Vail Valley Animal HospitalInge was born in the Czech Republic, former Czechoslovakia. Having an interest and passion for animals since early childhood it was natural that she ended up working with them. She has been working in the Veterinary field as a Veterinary assistant for over fifteen years. Inge has shared her home with German Shepherd Elby, and Briard Miki who have given her many years of joy and companionship. She has also enjoyed the company of a few felines, with the present one being a very sweet and independent Siamese cross named Roche. It was her affinity for nature, travel, and outdoor sports that led Inge to discover this great place that we all enjoy and call home in the Vail Valley.

Courtney von der Heyde

Courtney Van der HeydeCourtney grew up in East Greenwich, Rhode Island and moved to the Vail Valley in 2006. She joined the Vail Valley Animal Hospital family in August of 2009 as a veterinary technician. Courtney and her husband Scott welcomed a baby boy named Oliver in June of 2011 and share their home with their Boston Terriers, Dude and Mabel, and their Himalayan kitty Francis. Besides animals she enjoys snowboarding, camping, and rafting.

Scott Nolan, EMT

Scott Nolan - Vail Valley Animal HospitalScott was born in Boulder Colorado, and has lived in Colorado nearly all of his life. After he graduated high school he moved to Summit County and gradually moved his way to Vail. In 2007 Scott got his certification as an Emergency Medical Technician, and almost immediately afterwards began working as a Veterinarian Technician. He shares his home with his wife Whitney, and critters: Lois ( Golden Retriever), cat ( Crispis Atticus) and his Shiba Inu ( Jagger).

Heather McCreary, CVT

Heather McCreary - Vail Valley Animal HospitalI am originally from Ohio, but grew up in Dallas, Texas. I moved out to Colorado in 2008 after receiving my undergrad at UT Tyler in Health and Kinesiology. After graduating college I had no idea what I wanted to do next in my life. I did know that I loved animals and wanted to find a career where I could care and work with them everyday, so I decided to attend Bel-Rea Veterinary Technician School in Denver. I could have not made a better decision! I surprisingly do not have any animals yet but hope to get a dog in the next year or two. In my free time, I love to take advantage of the outdoors with my boyfriend and friends from snowboarding, hiking, fishing, camping, etc.

Sarah Ashworth, CVT

Sarah Ashworth - Vail Valley Animal HospitalSarah was born and raised on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She moved to Colorado in 2009 originally to Steamboat Springs and then to the Vail Valley. In 2010 she attended the Colorado Mountain College Veterinary Technology program and in 2013 graduated and became certified. She has two dogs, Willow a beagle/basset and Petunia a tiny rescue Chihuahua, a cat named Barbara, and a horse, Beringer. In addition to animals, she loves hiking, yoga, skiing, enjoying mountain life with friends, and taking trips back east to see family.

Diana McKinney

Diana McKinney - Vail Valley Animal HospitalBorn and raised just outside Copenhagen,Denmark,where she met her husband,who had traveled there from Philadelphia. They have two children, both in high school and three dogs. The whole family moved to Eagle over 10 years ago.

Diana started her career in the animal field at Eagle County Animal Services, first as an animal officer then as a kennel technician.

Thereafter she worked as a veterinarian technician at Castle Peak Vet Service before starting at the Vail Valley Animal Hospital.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is current volunteer for the Eagle County Humane Society and has worked with professional dog trainer Mark Ruark to learn more about dog training and animal behavior. She speaks Danish, Swedish, Norweigen, English, and German.

Kelli Kuehnert

Kelli Kuehnert - Vail Valley Animal HospitalKelli grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She moved to the Vail Valley in the spring of 2014, where she joined the Vail Valley Animal Hospital as a receptionist. Growing up, she helped out on her family’s dairy farm and worked for several years in kennel with dogs; this made her realize she wanted to pursue a career with animals. Kelli attended Purdue University and received her Bachelor’s in Animal Sciences. She has always wanted to move west to live in the mountains and hasn’t regretted it since. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, hiking with friends, playing guitar, and the fellowship she has with her church in Eagle. She also takes time to Skype with her family and friends in Indiana.

Jennifer Biro

Jennifer Biro - Vail Valley Animal HospitalJen was born and raised in western Pennsylvania. She moved to Colorado seven years ago and has been working at Vail Valley Animal Hospital for over one year now as their Kennel Technician. She has always had a love of animals and shares her home with a chubby muffin of a cat named Bob, a feisty one eyed cat, Gene and a sweetheart mutt of a dog, Frank.

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