Dr. Pierce graduated from Colorado State School of Veterinary medicine in 1998 and has been practicing small animal medicine in Colorado Springs ever since. The best part of veterinary medicine for her is meeting and working with people who love their pets and building a bond with them from the new pet checkup through the entire life of their animals.
She shares her life with three spoiled cats. She misses having the chaos of ferrets rampaging through the house since Zing and Quittit, the bratty pair of deaf girls have passed after long, rowdy lives.
In her free time Dr. Pierce likes whitewater rafting, a skill she acquired working as a raft guide in the summers during vet school. If not on the river you may find her in the garden, digging up fossils around the western US, or maybe behind the sewing machine making a quilt.
Dr. Ian Stewart-Bates graduated from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In veterinary school, Dr. Ian Stewart-Bates worked as a technician in the small animal ICU and was the president of the Dental club. Now in practice, he strives to provide excellence in patient care with a focus on oral health and surgery. Dr. Stewart-Bates has a special interest in reptile medicine. He is a member of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians.
Prior to his life in medicine, Dr. Stewart-Bates was a collegiate athlete. He still enjoys participating in mountain bike and trail races with his wife. Otherwise you may find him hiking with his two dogs Logan and Sage.
Dr. Shumack graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. While in veterinary school, Dr. Shumack was part of a whelping and neonatal care team and was president of the Society for Theriogenology (reproduction) club. In her clinical year at Auburn, Dr. Shumack received the Clinical proficiency in Theriogenology award. Dr. Shumack wrote multiple reproductive case studies and competed in case presentations throughout veterinary school. Dr. Shumack enjoys general practice medicine with an emphasis in reproduction and surgery, she is currently pursuing a specialization in reproduction.
Dr. Shumack is currently a member of the Colorado Springs Kennel Club and Sporting Dog Club of Colorado Springs. She has 4 dogs and 2 cats total, and is constantly talking herself in and out of getting another dog. Three of those dogs are Dachshunds, but she also has an English Setter named Renegade that she shows in conformation. Dr. Shumack and her husband are loving life in Colorado, they enjoy hiking and being outdoors.