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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

DVM

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 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 arguing politics with anyone that will listen. He and his wife Diana make their home in Highlands Ranch.

Dr. Alicia Hanson

Dr. Alicia Hanson

DVM

Dr. Hanson grew up in northern Georgia. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Kennesaw State University in Georgia. After several years of veterinary assisting, she went on to veterinary school at Mississippi State University where she received her D.V.M. Degree. She has practiced veterinary medicine in Arizona prior to her move to Colorado with her husband. Dr. Hanson’s veterinary interests include preventative medicine, pain management, geriatric care, and internal medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, gardening, crafting and being a mother to her two boys.

Dr. Teegan Wheaton

Dr. Teegan Wheaton

DVM

Dr. Wheaton is a Colorado native and the son of a veterinarian. He has been around veterinary medicine almost his entire life, often observing medical procedures and helping out around his dad’s clinic in rural eastern Colorado. After he served in the US Navy onboard the USS Carl Vinson, Dr. Wheaton earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering at Excelsior University. Knowing that his real passion was in veterinary medicine, he enrolled in Colorado State University’s Veterinary Medicine program and earned his DVM degree in 2015. His main areas of interest are in veterinary acupuncture, small animal surgery, and small animal dentistry. When he is not in the office helping animals, he enjoys fly fishing, snowboarding, playing ice hockey, and spending time with his daughter. Dr. Wheaton has a mischievous but loving beagle (Porter) at home.

Dr. Mitchell Pudalov

Dr. Mitchell Pudalov

DVM

Born in a rural town near Rockford, Illinois, Dr. Pudalov was exposed to veterinary medicine as his father had a general animal practice in Illinois.   For medical reasons his Dad and family moved back to Long Island, NY where he had family nearby.  He started a small animal practice which Dr. P worked in and eventually took over.  Dr. P. got his BS in Microbiology at Colorado State University, his High School teaching certificate from University of Illinois, taught biology, and finally received his DVM at U of I.

 
He met his wife Linda while attending CSU.  Dr. P and Linda, a Denver native, always wanted to return to Colorado.  So in 2016 they moved to Parker.
 
He and Linda have 2 adult children who live in Atlanta and Los Angeles.  Living in between them helps prevent favoritism!  They have a Standard Poodle, Laila, who loves traveling with them in their RV.
 
His special interests include radiology, internal medicine and ophthalmology. At his previous practice he did extensive work with shelters and rescue groups.  Hobbies that he enjoys are travel, hiking, skiing, and photography.  Doc volunteers at prisons facilitating classes that teach inmates to understand their inner resources and learn how to make better choices.
Linda Ringstad

Linda Ringstad

Practice Manager

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.

 

Tanner Bishop, CVT

Tanner Bishop, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician

Hello, My name is Tanner Bishop. Born and raised in Iowa with a passion for animals and the outdoors. When I’m not working, I can usually be found at a disc golf course, slow-pitch softball fields, or hiking with my dogs. My oldest dog, Rudy, a sweet Pitbull who loves spending time with his dad and rolling in the most foul-smelling stuff he can find. The youngest is Dale, a Jack Russell Terrier, who only cares about his food and who might throw his ball next. Life is good!

Tara Battig, CVT

Tara Battig, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician

Tara has been with us since 2018.  First as a veterinary assistant while going to Bel Rea and has stayed with us now that she is an official Certified Veterinary Technician.  She, her husband and rescue Ivy make their home in Castle Rock.

Andrew Marino

Andrew Marino

Veterinary Technician

Andrew grew up in Laguna, Philippines. He received his degree from the University of the Philippines in 2018. After two years of working in the veterinary industry, he decided to pursue his license to work in the United States. He has been living in Parker since October 2021 and has been with us since January 2022. Outside of work, he enjoys walking on trails and driving around the city.

Sara Warren

Sara Warren

Sara Warren is a Colorado native. She has been in the veterinary field for over 6 years. She likes to volunteer her time with the local 4-H youth program. Sara is a goat project leader and superintendent for the goat project in Douglas County 4-H. In her spare time, she likes to go to a couple of local goat shows a year. She also likes to spend her time with her husband Greg outdoors, her favorite places to visit are Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. They have 2 dogs (Lily a Great Pyrenees/ Border collie mix and Diesel a Husky). Sara has been raising goats for over 20 years. She owns over 10 goats.

Terri Hanson

Terri Hanson

Terri is a fourth-generation Colorado native who has also spent time living in Indiana. Terri has three daughters, a son-in-law, and three grandchildren, and she loves to spend time with her family and friends. She loves to garden, be in the mountains, relax on the beach, and swim in the ocean, lakes, and rivers. Although she loves all dogs, she adores pugs and has had two herself.

Sue Ranous

Sue Ranous

Sue is originally from New Jersey. She has lived in Colorado for almost 20 years now and absolutely loves it here. She started working with animals 20 years ago and quickly learned that this was her calling. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her Wheaten terriers Murphy and Piper. She loves being in the water and you can find her paddle boarding from May through October with both doggies on the board ! Sue is very excited to become a part of the team at Castle Pines Veterinary Hospital and is excited to see you what the future holds for her and this new position.

Photos courtesy of the Black Avenger.