Meet Our Denver Veterinarians
Yin and Yang represent the ancient Chinese understanding of how things work, the interaction of two energies which cause everything to happen. They arise together moving in tandem, bound together as parts of a mutual whole. Yin and Yang are balanced, a dynamic equilibrium. Yin is receptive, yielding, and nurturing. Yang is active, positive, and focused.
Dr. Sheryl Scolnick wanted to be a vet by the age of two, but had to wait a little longer to graduate from Ontario Veterinary College in 1988. She went on to practice in Canada for the next few years. While her areas of special interest are Dermatology, Alternative Medicine, and Acupuncture, she works with a variety of cases and has a great interest in internal medicine. She is an active member of different associations of Denver veterinarians and national organizations(IVAS, AAVA, AAVD, DAVMS). Her companion animals include her horse, Trout, and 3 dogs: Marmaduke “Duke” (two inches smaller than the tallest Great Dane in the world), Lennex "Lenny" a Boxer and Lucy and Labrador Retriever.
Dr. Mac Griffin grew up in an Air Force family and has lived all over the United States as well as Europe. He first moved to Colorado in 1966, and graduated from Colorado State University in 1983. Mac and Sheryl worked as Denver veterinarians at the same prominent local animal hospital for several years until they decided to open their own practice in August 2000 in order to provide the best in veterinary medicine and overall pet care. Mac is the veterinarian Denver pet owners can count on for quality animal care. He has been active in the local veterinary associations and most recently served as President of the Denver Area Veterinary Medical Association. His furry family includes Spencer, a Newfie mix who had lost one of his legs in a hit-by-car accident; and Vincent, a cat adopted from Dumb Friends League.
Sheryl and Mac. Yin and Yang. Unity in duality.
Dr. Jamie Akers has been our relief veterinarian in Denver for 5 years. A Denver native, he obtained his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1987. Since graduation he has worked in the areas of mixed animal practice (he has great cow and horse stories!), emergency medicine, and small animal medicine. He also spent time as an Extension Agent in Jefferson County working with 4-H programming, and has been a member of the Animal Wellness Committee at the National Western Stock Show for several years. His diverse animal family includes Cupcake the horse, Smokey and Joe the cockatiels, Callie the Boxer, and Annie, a Siamese kitty with neurological issues surrendered to our practice.