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.

Justin Zentmire

Justin Zentmire has lived in Estes Park since the third grade. He is the proud parent of dogs, Rhett and Nami, and cat Garfield.

He is a mild-mannered vet tech by day, and a comic book fanatic by night! We’re sure your pet will think he’s a superhero. Found the love of his life at the Animal Hospital of the Rockies and married Christy Shane. They have a beautiful baby girl, Xanna Olivia and they welcomed Xarya, another beautiful daughter on September 15, 2021.

Justin’s favorite part about working at Dr. C’s is getting to meet different types of animals and the people that love them. He is soon celebrating his 10-year anniversary with us…he is a lifer!

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!