Meet The Team
Our team is dedicated to your pet’s health.
The entire staff at Castle Pines Veterinary Hospital works tirelessly to provide the best care for your pet. Led by Dr. John Vickers, we strive to offer not only sound advice, but also optimal veterinary care.
Dr. John Vickers
Dr. John Vickers is a Colorado native and graduate of Colorado State University. Initially, he had a career as a middle school teacher in Fort Collins teaching German, French, Spanish, and English Literature. A change of direction led to CSU’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Upon completing his professional degree, John and his family moved to Oregon where he worked as a mixed animal vet. He then returned to Colorado to become a small animal specialist in 2001.
His particular interests include internal medicine, surgery, dentistry, and ophthalmology. In August of 2007, he became the owner of Castle Pines Veterinary Hospital. When not busy at work, you can find him coaching baseball, riding his bike, running in the mountains, or arguing politics with anyone that will listen. He and his wife Diana make their home in Highlands Ranch with their three children Katie, Sarah, and Matt as well as their dog Gracie and cat Oliver.
Dr. Elizabeth Arthur
Dr. Arthur is from Colorado and received her veterinary degree from CSU School of Veterinary Medicine in Fort Collins. For the last 15 years, she was a co-owner of a mixed animal practice in Gunnison, CO. She relocated back to the Front Range to be near family and access greater resources and education for her teen daughter.
She has particular interests in geriatrics; life-stage and life-style tailored veterinary care, surgery, and internal medicine. She also participates in programs focusing on care provision for feral, stray, and shelter populations as well as companions of the homeless.
In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading and hanging with her dogs, Susie and Hammie, and her friends and family.
Dr. Alicia Hanson
Linda Ringstad became our Practice Manager here at Castle Pines Veterinary Hospital in June of 2019. She has been working in the veterinary industry since 2004. Her love for animals and passion for their welfare goes way back. She also has a great love and appreciation for the pet parents that she has seen over the years who work tirelessly to do right by their animals. Linda is eager to support you in any way possible.
Linda and her husband, Kirk, have three grown sons with families of their own including grandchildren she gets to spoil. They have lived in Castle Rock since 1997 and couldn’t ask for a better place to live. She looks forward to meeting you.
Please feel free to reach out to contact her directly at any time.
Lead Veterinary Technician
Certified Veterinary Technician