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Ron Buxton, DVM

Dr. Ron was born in Oklahoma, and has lived in Denver, Houston and Lake Charles, LA while growing up. He discovered veterinary medicine while attending college at McNeese State, to the great relief of his parents. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993, and worked at a small animal practice in Stillwater, OK. He moved to Colorado Springs in 1998 to work at Academy Acres Veterinary Hospital. He later on purchased the practice in 2000, in what is now his own. In his free time, he enjoys running, hiking, spending time with his two daughters and his pets, who include four dogs, four cats and two horses.

Barb Brizzee-Buxton, DVM

Dr. Barb grew up in upstate New York, graduated from the State University of New York at Potsdam, then moved to New Orleans to attend graduate school at Tulane University. During graduate school, she became interested in veterinary medicine and made a career shift. She graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993, then completed a small animal internship at Oklahoma State University School of Medicine, where she stayed to teach general small animal medicine to senior veterinary students during their clinical year. After moving to Colorado Springs, she worked at the Animal Emergency Care Clinic until going to work with Dr. Ron. In her free time, she too, enjoys spending time with her daughters, hiking, reading and the family pets.

Nancy Fuselier, DVM

Dr. Fuselier grew up in Metarie, Louisiana and also graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, but in 1985.  She has practiced in Arkansas and Colorado. She has extensive experience with canine reproduction and is certified in PennHip radiographs and acupuncture. She has raised and shown Bernese Mountain Dogs since 1988, finishing several AKC champions, as well as accumulating obedience and draft titles. She is also a Bernese Mountain Dog Colorado Association draft judge, and is involved in the group’s rescue organization. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and dogs.

Support Staff



Colorado Native. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her daughter and Sphynx cat, Olive. Lives for Football Sundays with her family. Before pursuing a career in Veterinary Medicine, she originally focused on Cosmetology, which she still enjoys doing in her spare time. Has been in the Veterinary field for 8 years.


When she's not working up front as a receptionist, she's helping out in the back as a Veterinary Assistant. She is currently attending school to become a Veterinary Technician. She enjoys spending time with her Yorkie, Piper. Her interests include fitness, yoga, photography and painting, as well as spending time with her family and friends.


She was born in California, but has lived in Iowa and as far as Mexico. She has two cats and a hamster. In her free time, she enjoys reading and taking long walks. Loves hedgehogs! 

Veterinary Technicians


 Currently in school to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Her interests include sloths, hiking with her dog, Hank and spending time with her husband. She is originally from California and moved to Colorado Springs in 2001.

Alainna, CVT

She was born in Texas but was raised in a military family, so has lived all over. She has been in the Veterinary field for 9 years after graduating from Bel Rea Animal Institute. When she's not working, she enjoys arts and crafts, reading and spending time with her family. Her fur babies include two dogs, Fynn and Louie.

Veterinary Assistants


Also from California, but was raised in Colorado. She finished the Veterinary Assistant Program in 2017. Her furry family includes three cats and a dog. When she's not working, she loves spending time with her family and friends, and of course her cat, Gracie.