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Phone: 970.949.4044 Phone: 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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Tricia Beasley, DVM

Dr. Tricia Beasley Vail Valley VetrinarianDr. Tricia Beasley joined the Vail Valley Animal Hospital team in the spring of 2012. She completed her undergraduate education, with a major in Zoology, at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She then obtained her doctorate of veterinary medicine in 2007 from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2008 she accepted and completed an emergency and critical care internship at the Iowa State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She then continued her education at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Maitland, Florida where she completed a general surgery internship in 2010. Dr. Beasley is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. She enjoys spending her free time with family, friends and her best friend, “Floyd”. She loves travel, cooking, photography, and a number of outdoor activities that include snow skiing, running, hiking and climbing.

Justin Milizio, DVM

Dr. Justin Milizio Vail Valley VetrinarianDr. Justin Milizio grew up in New York, he completed his veterinary education at Cornell University and then moved to Maryland to work as a general practice vet. He soon moved to Colorado where he worked in Denver for three years. He started as one of our emergency relief veterinarians in the Fall of 2012, and came on as a full time vet in Spring 2015. Dr. Justin has two German Shorthaired Pointers who love to go camping, hunting and running with their dad. Justin also spends an good amount of time climbing and fishing.

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.

Susan O'Brien, DVM

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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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

Claudia Vadillo

Vail Valley Animal HospitalClaudia was born in Spain and at the age of 5 moved to south Florida. Growing up next to the beach she developed a passion for the ocean and would volunteer at the Marine mammal conservancy helping with dolphin rescues. She would also volunteer at local horse stables. Discovering her love for animals she decided to pursue a career in animal care and graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in psychology/pre vet. Shortly after graduating Claudia wanted to experience living in the mountains and moved to Vail Colorado, where she quickly became an avid snowboarder and developed a love for the outdoors. Claudia joined the Vail Valley team as Veterinary technician and is happy to call this beautiful place her home.

Jane Botsford

 Vail Valley Animal HospitalJane was born and raised in MI, where her family owns and operates an educational farm and nature center. Before moving out west, Jane was a Veterinary Assistant in MI for three years. Alternating her seasons, she spent four summers in the Grand Teton National park in WY, managing a horse corral, and her winters in Vail managing a childcare facility. She joined the Vail Valley Animal Hospital team in the spring of 2015, excited to pursue her passion for working with animals again. Jane also enjoys hiking, snowboarding, reading and yoga.

Julia Haeger

 Vail Valley Animal HospitalI've lived all over the country and Europe, having grown up in a military family. I landed in the San Francisco Bay area for college and followed my family to the Vail Valley. I am a registered Veterinary Technician and have been in veterinary medicine for 20+ years. Emergency medicine is my favorite aspect of practice.

In my free time I enjoy agility, obedience, rally, and other dog sports.




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