Are you familiar with the health conditions common in big dogs? Your large breed dog may be at increased risk of developing one or more of these conditions.View Article
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Carrie Ginieczki, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Dr. Ginieczki received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University. She then pursued a rotating small animal internship at Purdue University Teaching Hospital. Following her internship, Dr. Ginieczki completed a combined cardiology residency and Masters program at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University. Immediately following her residency she achieved board certification in the discipline of veterinary cardiology through the American college of Veterinary Internal Medicne. During her time at Purdue, Dr. Ginieczki was thoroughly trained in echocardiography, the clinical discipline of veterinary cardiology and catheter based techniques that offer minimally invasive options at correcting congenital heart disease. She also performed research and published articles related to many aspects of veterinary cardiology. Topics she has covered include therapy for Atria Fibrillation, anticoagulant therapy and pacemaker patients. Dr. Ginieczki is the founder and sole owner of Colorado Veterinary Cardiology. She has a passion for assisting clients and their family veterinarians, in diagnosing and treating dogs and cats with heart disease. She has a particular interest in treating subclinical heart disease (heart disease in patients without clinical signs), congestive heart failure and feline heart disease. Dr. Giniezcki lives in Evergreen, Colorado with her husband, son, cat and the many wild animals that visit their home daily. She is a active mountain biker, rock climber, cross country skier and yogi.
Preston Stubbs, DVM, DACVS
Dr. W. Preston Stubbs is a native of Jamestown, New York and grew up in northern Virginia. He earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences from George Mason University in 1985 and received his D.V.M. degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. Dr. Stubbs received his internship training at Cornell University and completed a residency in small animal surgery in 1994. Dr. Stubbs is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. After a year as a clinical instructor in surgery at the University of Florida and 2 years as an instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery at Massey University in New Zealand, Dr. Stubbs joined a large private referral practice in Florida and moved to Colorado in 2000. He practiced at and was a partner in Alameda East Veterinary Hospital until 2007. He then joined Animal Hospital Specialty Center in Highlands Ranch. He has published numerous articles in refereed journals and has authored several book chapters. Dr. Stubbs has also presented countless scientific lectures and continuing education presentations both nationally and abroad on topics such as cranial cruciate ligament disease, hip dysplasia, therapy for osteoarthritis, and treatment of various general surgical conditions. He has served as a consultant for numerous zoos, animal rescue organizations and the animal health industry. Dr. Stubbs was also featured on Animal Planet networks Emergency Vets and EVets Interns television programs. He and his wife Laura have 5 children and enjoy life in Denver, Colorado.
Kevin McAbee, DVM, DACVS
Originally from California, Dr. Kevin McAbee first came to Colorado in the mid 1990s after graduation from Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo to attend the world-renowned program at Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He earned his DVM in 1999 and has been a passionate veterinarian ever since. Following vet school, Dr. McAbee went on to complete general and surgical internships in Los Angeles and Jacksonville, Florida before being accepted into one of the best and most rigorous small animal surgical residencies in the country at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. After an intensive three years in New York, he stayed on staff for an additional fellowship year teaching other surgical residents and honing his skills. Dr. McAbee returned to Colorado after finishing his residency and became board-certified in small animal surgery in 2006. He has been practicing the art of surgery along the Front Range of Colorado for most of his career. Dr. McAbee launched Spire in 2015. His mission is to provide specialty veterinary surgery with excellence, the highest ethics, and great compassion, without his patients or their owners having to leave the comfort and trust of their family veterinary practice. Dr. McAbee has extensive experience in all aspects of veterinary surgery including orthopedic, neurologic, and oncologic surgery. He also has advanced training in minimally invasive orthopedic surgery such as arthroscopy and has published and lectured nationally on this topic. In addition to TPLO and other orthopedic procedures, Dr. McAbee enjoys the challenge of oncologic surgery and has years of experience in the extremely difficult subset of veterinary surgery. When he's not performing surgery, Dr. McAbee enjoys spending time with his family, enjoying the Colorado outdoors, and exploring the microbreweries of Northern Colorado. He and his wife have three very lively small children, two cats, and two pond frogs that keep their household vibrant and full of love.
Alex Valdes, DVM, DACVR
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