Dr Susan Ornitz was raised in Kentucky and Tennessee. She started her undergraduate work at Western Kentucky University, but transferred to Colorado State University to finish up and apply to veterinary school. After graduating from Colorado State University with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2007 she moved to western North Carolina to work in a small mountain town for four years. Missing Colorado too much, she moved back in 2011. Feeling like something was missing in her practice, she attended CSU’s Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course and then Options for Animal’s Animal Chiropractic course. Dr Ornitz works at the Nederland Veterinary Hospital full time. She lives at 8700 feet with her husband and stepson, along with 7 dogs, 4 cats, 3 goats, and a bunch of chickens. She loves to hike, ski, paddle board, garden, and read, but really just be outside!
Dr. Meg Bacon grew up in Michigan, went to high school on the east coast and eventually made her way to Colorado in 2005 to go to Colorado State University for an undergraduate degree in Equine Science. A love of outdoors and plenty of educational and professional opportunities kept her in the state.
Dr. Bacon has a long string of experience and education in veterinary medicine and animal science including attending veterinary technician school, obtaining a Master of Science in Biomedical Science (BS), and then a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). She worked in a variety of practice types as a Certified Veterinary Technician over an 8 year time frame before and during veterinary school. She has worked as both a large animal and small animal associate veterinarian in high mountain Colorado.
She comes to Ned Vet to bring her skills in Fear Free medicine as well as animal chiropractic (Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic Graduate, International Veterinary Chiropractic Association Certified).
Dani grew up on a farm in Vermont and started showing dairy goats in 4-H when she was 5 years old. At the age of 7 her interest turned to dogs and she began a successful career handling show dogs in the US and Canada. Dani began working at the Nederland Veterinary Hospital as a volunteer in 1996. When she is not caring for her community and their animals, Dani enjoys spending her time hiking, biking and horseback riding with her son.
Lauren moved to Colorado from California in 2017 looking for a change of scenery. Once here she adopted her first dog and found herself spending more time in Nederland than not and made the move from Boulder. She got her bachelors degree in biology and has a certification in human nutrition but has since found an interest in working with animals. She is enjoying life in Nederland, hiking with her pup and connecting with this wonderful little community.
As a young child I loved working with animals. In middle school I was given the opportunity of an internship at Ned Vet with Joe Evans. After that I knew my future would involve working with animals. In 2011 I began by volunteering for a year and have been a part of the Ned Vet team ever since.
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