Dr. Jeremiah Moorer, Certified Orthopedist
Dr. Jeremiah Moorer grew up in South Georgia and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia in 2008. He completed a 1 year rotating internship at Texas A&M University after graduation. He then spent 1 year at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center as a surgical intern before obtaining a residency in small animal surgery at Oklahoma State University. He completed the 3 year residency at OSU in 2013 and stayed on for a year as faculty. During that time he also passed the ACVS certification examination in 2014 to become board-certified in small animal surgery. After leaving OSU, Dr. Moorer spent 3 years in San Antonio in a multi-specialty hospital performing soft tissue, orthopedic, and neurologic surgeries. Dr. Moorer has been married to his wife since 2010 and they have a rambunctious 4 year old son. In his spare time Dr. Moorer enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, camping, hunting, and training for triathlons.
Dr. Carrie Ginieczki, Cardiologist
Dr. Carrie 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 Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Following her internship, Carrie 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 Medicine.
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 Atrial 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. Ginieczki lives in Evergreen, Colorado with her husband, son, cat and the many wild animals that visit their home daily. She is an active mountain biker, rock climber, cross-country skier and yogi.
Dr. Alex Valdes, Certified Radiologist
Dr. Alex Valdés is a class of 2000 veterinary graduate from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Monterrey, Mexico. Several years of general practice, both in private referral hospitals and academia preceded a 3 year specialty training in veterinary radiology at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2008. Subsequently, Alex joined the faculty team at Colorado State University as an Assistant Professor in Diagnostic Imaging. After 5 years in academia, he became a partner with Veterinary Imaging Consultants, Inc. in the Denver metro area performing mobile ultrasonography and teleradiology.
Dr. Patrice M. Mich, DVM, MS, DABVP, DACVAA, DACVSMR, CCRT
Dr. Patrice (Patsy) Mich is a small animal pain management and mobility specialist. Her career focuses on regaining and maintaining functional independence and performance for canine athletes of all ages and abilities. She calls her practice focus “mobility medicine.” In Colorado, almost all dogs are or were once athletes whether amateurs or professionals. Also, most dogs eventually deal with some sort of mobility struggle whether through injury or arthritis in senior years. Her motto is “get your dog back in the game.” No matter what that game may be: hiking, flyball, fetch in the park, taking their human for a walk around the block, movement is medicine.
Dr. Mich is a graduate of Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine and worked as a general practitioner in Arvada for many years, becoming a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (DABVP) in 2003. Inspired by her own dog, Griffin, Dr. Mich left general practice to pursue her interest in pain management, completing a residency in anesthesiology and a 2-year fellowship in integrative pain medicine post residency. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (DACVAA) in 2009. Dr. Mich was certified as a Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) in 2011. Continuing to pursue training in mobility medicine in 2015 she became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (DACVSMR).
The key to mobility medicine is the ability to find subtle issues typically found in the soft tissues, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. Dr. Mich credits her expanded knowledge of these issues to training and working with physical therapists. She uses these skills to develop a complete diagnosis of primary and secondary/compensation problems and then develops a comprehensive treatment plan, which may include joint and epidural injections, innovative prescription and supplement strategies, rehabilitation, among others. For the past decade she has been a faculty member at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute teaching veterinarians, physical therapists, and veterinary technicians the art and science of rehabilitation.
Rounding out her skills and knowledge in order to provide mobility options, Dr. Mich is one of the few veterinarians in the country providing specialty work in V-OP, veterinary orthotics and prosthetics. She has been a pioneering veterinarian in this field for over 12 years. Working out of her mobile clinic /V-OP lab she is able to provide custom braces for injured joints as well as prosthetic limbs, options not available to dogs until recently.
When Dr. Mich is not seeing patients around town in the mobility bus she is snowboarding, golfing, hiking, camping and gardening. Her 4 legged family of 2 cats, Joe and Finley; Leslie, “the big dog;” and recently inherited toy poodles, Basket and Pocket, keep her busy too.
Dr. Karyn Fein, DVM, CSCS, CCRT
Dr. Karyn Fein has always had a passion for learning about the body – how it moves and the role of exercise and nutrition in both achieving health and treating illness. She was an internationally competitive gymnast and had her fair share of injuries. As a result, she was introduced to the benefits of physical therapy early in Iife. After graduating from vet school, she missed athletics and became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA in 2009. The field of veterinary rehabilitation was still in its infancy at that time, but it has become the perfect way for Dr. Fein to merge her love of health, nutrition, and fitness with her career goals in veterinary medicine. She became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist in October 2013 through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, and in doing so, found her career path.
“I love helping my patients maximize their quality of life. I know how frustrating it can be to not be able to move or perform at your potential. I have overcome many injuries myself and want to give back to my patients by helping them overcome injuries and/or help them to maintain/improve their mobility. I have been impressed with how well animals respond to physical rehabilitation. Whether it’s helping a young pet return to normal (or better) after orthopedic surgery or helping my geriatric patients stay as comfortable as possible for as long as possible, it is extremely rewarding to give my patients the tools they need to feel good. I love watching them play, walk, and run with their families. I get joy from making their lives better.”
Dr. Fein plans on pursuing certifications in acupuncture and chiropractic medicine. She is also starting to explore eastern medicine.
Born in New Jersey, Dr. Fein is originally from the East Coast. She graduated from North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She then went on to do a small animal rotating internship in Norwalk, CT, returned to North Carolina to work in emergency medicine and moved to Colorado in 2008. She lives with her husband, Dave, their son, Evan, and grandma Donna. When Evan is sleeping, their pointer mix, Bandit, takes over the role of keeping everyone entertained. When she isn’t at work, Karyn can be found on the trails or in the mountains rock climbing, biking, skiing or snowboarding.