Dr. Marie ( “Dr. C.”)

Dr. Marie ( “Dr. C.”) grew up in both Colorado and Louisiana. She spent her undergraduate years at Louisiana State University, studying microbiology and business law. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. (Geaux Tigers!)

The next year and a half she spent in New York City, completing an internship in medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center.

Following her internship, she served as staff veterinarian for the Aquarium of the Americas, at the Audubon Institute of New Orleans, before entering private practice.

Dr. C has lived in Estes Park for over 25 years, and is an active community member. In the past she has been part of the Rotary Club and the Fine Arts Guild Board of Directors. She served for eight years on the Estes Park School Board, including time as president, a board member for the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District, a member of the Roof Top Rodeo Committee and currently serves as a trustee on the Estes Park Town Board.

Dr. C has two children, Nathan and Lexi, plus a menagerie that includes Boudreaux, a German Shepherd, cats Twix & Rosie, a guineapig named Chitter. and 3 parakeets. She really would love to get a goat.

Q, Frick, and Frack

Q, Frick, and Frack round out our resident zoo. Budgerigars, commonly known as budgies or parakeets, are native to Australia and are the third most popular pet in the world after dogs and cats.

They love to talk and enjoy keeping our guests entertained!