Although it's name may sound harmless, bloat is a life-threatening emergency for dogs. The condition, formally called gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV), can quickly kill dogs if they don't receive p ...View Article
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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.
Colorado Native. She enjoys time spent with her daughter and sphynx cat, Olive. Lives for Football Sundays with her family and make-up artistry. 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 7 years.
Has worked around animals from a very young age. She has a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Rugby. She enjoys gardening and watching classic movies in her free time, as well as spending time with her niece and nephew. Originally from Iowa but spent most of her time in Arizona before continuing her career with us in Colorado.
Moved here from Kentucky and has just recently started working with animals. She spends her free time crafting, cooking and hanging out with friends. Currently, she is building her resume working as a Training Assistant and would love to pursue a career as an animal trainer someday. She also has a cat named Ben.
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.
Was born in Texas but was raised in a military family, so has traveled/lived all over. She has been in the field for 8 years after graduating from Bel Rea Animal Institute. She enjoys arts and crafts, reading and spending time with her family. She has 2 dogs, Fynn and Louie.
Originally from California. Loves spending time with her husband and son. In her free time she enjoys going to the dog park with her dog, Mowgli. She plans to continue her education in Veterinary Technology.
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.