Our Veterinarians

Carrie Dracos, DVM


Dr. Carrie Dracos grew up in Huntsville, Alabama. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Alabama. After some time in the missile defense industry, she changed her major to Biology with a Biochemistry minor. Dr. Dracos graduated from Auburn University in 2016 with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). After graduating she completed an externship in wildlife and exotics at Louisiana State University where she fell in love with the two fields.

Outside of work, Dr. Dracos has a full house with her furry (and not so furry) babies. Her family includes her dogs Hugo, a husky mix, and Lola, a Lab/Corgi mix Storm; and her kitties Atari, Gremlin, and Professor Pinkerton. She also has a reptile room which houses a 4 foot male green iguana named Richard, who is the largest and oldest; a bearded dragon who is coincidentally named Draco; a slinky blue-tongued skink named Sapphira; two Kenyan sand boas, named Whitey and Aubie; and a beautiful Yellow-Bellied Lesser Leopard morph ball python, named Ramen.

Kay Grunckel, DVM


In 1998, Dr. Gunckel founded her veterinary practice in Loveland, CO to better serve the animal-owning community. She named it Family Member Animal Hospital, and as the name implies, the clinic was dedicated to caring for family members!

She is devoted to providing a friendly, compassionate manner and has a strong relationship with her long term clients and patients. She would love to develop that same relationship with you and your pets. Personal and individualized care makes a world of difference when it comes to the health and happiness of the pets she sees. She is currently focused on helping dogs and cats and specializes in small animal surgery.

From routine spay/neuters to more advanced cesarean sections, abdominal surgery, bladder surgery and much more, Dr. Gunckel is able to provide the kind of expertise care that your pet deserves.

Tara Dedolph, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Tara Dedolph has held a lifelong passion for caring for animals of all species. She grew up in Janesville, Wisconsin, and attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison for a Bachelor’s in Psychology followed by a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Her favorite part of being a veterinarian is preventative care and forming relationships with clients and their beloved family members. Dr. Dedolph has a particular fondness for rabbits and aquatic pets, and enjoys staying up to date on the highest standard of care for all species of pets. At home, Dr. Dedolph has two rabbits, Pickle and Bobo, that rule the house. She also has a leopard gecko named Waffles and an ever evolving collection of freshwater fish and aquatic invertebrates. Outside of work, Dr. Dedolph enjoys hiking, cooking, and playing the upright bass. You may find her in a community orchestra near you!

Jolynn Chappell, DVM


Dr. Chappell graduated from CSU in 1991 and after working at a small animal hospital for almost 2 years, opened Aspenwing Animal Hospital in 1994. She has a strong interest in avian and exotic companion animals and has a wonderful reputation for providing service to Wyoming, Nebraska, and Colorado for these unique pets.

Dr. Chappell is certified in Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians and has been a member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians since 1989, is a member of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, Larimer County Veterinary Medical Association and American Medical Veterinary Association.

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