Animal Care Center of Castle Pines
562 E. Castle Pines Parkway Suite C-5 | Castle Rock, CO 80108Call 720-833-7177
|Monday||7:00am - 7:00pm|
|Tuesday||7:00am - 7:00pm|
|Wednesday||7:00am - 7:00pm|
|Thursday||7:00am - 7:00pm|
|Friday||7:00am - 6:00pm|
|Saturday||7:00am - 6:00pm|
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Laser Surgery
- Laser Therapy
- Animal Boarding
- Animal Daycare
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Grooming
- Animal Microchipping
- Emergency Veterinary Clinic
- Equine Vet
- Exotic Animal Vet
- Holistic Veterinary Medicine
- Large Animal Vet
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary House Calls
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
- New Pet Initial Visit
- Physical Exam
The Animal Care Center of Castle Pines is a full-service veterinary clinic dedicated to large and small animal veterinary care and pet health management. Your animals are a part of the family and deserve the best veterinary care. Our veterinarians are among the very best in Castle Rock, CO and our veterinary staff are some of the most compassionate.
Our goal is to provide the highest quality of veterinary care at a level of service that you would expect. We promise to pay personal attention to you and your furry, hairy, always lovable animals. We hope to develop relationships with you, our clients, and your pets in the pursuit of building a veterinary practice centered around trust, quality veterinary care and personal commitment.
We pride ourselves on being a one-stop-shop for clients with services that include grooming, laparoscopic surgery, full veterinary services, a recreational swimming pool and a partnership with a rehabilitation facility that provides advanced care for animals recovering from injury or illness.
Dr. Shawn K. Wayment knew at the early age of seven that he was afflicted with an obsession for bird dogs and horses; he knew then, that he wanted to become a veterinarian. After graduating from high school in Preston, Idaho he went directly into the army as a medic/EMT for the 82nd Airborne Division. He was stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina and spent some time in the Sinai Desert in Egypt.
After severing his hitch with the army, Dr. Wayment enrolled at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. While at Weber State, he served as the Natural Science Senator and was honored with the 1993 Super Senior Award in the College of Science as well as the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award from the Department of Zoology.
Dr. Wayment enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in the fall of 1993 to realize his dream of becoming a veterinarian. While in veterinary school, he was involved in the research program and was an active member in the student chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). Dr. Wayment was involved in research associated with neurotransmitters that affect the gastrointestinal tract, and his original plan was to continue with an active career in veterinary research. However, he enjoyed the interaction with clients and their animals so much during his senior year, that he abandoned the idea of being in a lab and decided to go into private practice. Dr. Wayment graduated Cum Laude from Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 1997. He was inducted as a member of the National Veterinary Honor Society (PHI ZETA) for being in the top ten percent of his graduating class.
Dr. Wayment joined a mixed animal practice in Walla Walla, Washington in the summer of 1997 where he enjoyed practicing mixed animal practice for 2 years. He moved to Castle Rock, Colorado in January of 1999 to join a companion animal clinic. In March of 2003, Dr. Wayment left his position as an associate veterinarian to realize his dream of being a practice owner and started the Animal Care Center of Castle Rock with Dr. Brooke James.
Dr. Wayment is involved with many of the 4-H groups in Castle Rock, and he enjoys volunteering his time for the Douglas County Fair each fall. Dr. Wayment has a special interest in the animal-human bond, and he enjoys being a part of the happiness that animals bring to owners and their families lives. He has a special interest in both equine and canine reproduction as well as the health and nutritional aspects of the canine and equine athlete. Dr. Wayment’s emphasis is on the care and comfort of the patient. His calm demeanor also offers solace, understanding, and empathy to the owner.
Dr. Wayment is owned by an English setter (Gretchen), an English Pointer (Gep), a field bred English Cocker (Ellie) and two wild but wonderful cats (Stripes and Belle). He has a wonderful daughter, Kyli, who is married to an industrial arts teacher named Kevin Weaver. Kevin and Kyli had their first baby, a son named Liam, in May 2009. He also has a great son, Dylan, who has a beautiful 3 year old daughter named Luna. Dr. Wayment spends a majority of his free time standing in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains’ rivers and streams with a fly rod in hand or chasing his crazy bird dogs over hill-n-dale with his best friend, Karen McDowell.
Doctor Brooke Yules James was born and raised in central Massachusetts in a small town with dairy farms and horse stables. She loved playing with the animals as much as riding them or caring for them. (She refuses to answer any questions about the “Cow-tipping” incident at the Smith farm in 1988.) The neighbors all knew who to call when pet-sitting was needed, and thankfully a good family friend and veterinarian was around to mentor her budding animal interests. She attended Cornell University School of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1995. She then advanced to Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.
During veterinary school Brooke was able to explore multiple fields as an active member of many student chapters of national organizations. She participated in the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), as well as being involved with equine respiratory research, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Government Relations Division of the AVMA, Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline, and Tufts Vet School’s youth outreach programs.
She became enamored with Colorado while doing externships at the Littleton Large Animal Clinic and Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine during her last year of veterinary school. Dr. Brooke moved out west after graduation and began her career in Aurora at a mixed animal practice before shifting her focus to the south side of Denver and beginning work in Castle Rock.
Dr. Brooke truly enjoys caring for the beloved pets with which she interacts each day as well as the humans they invariably have with them. Her focus is on high quality preventative medicine and health for her patients. She wants to keep your four-legged family member around and happy as long as possible! She has a special interest in pain management and dentistry and is very keen on keeping all of the surgical cases seen at the Animal Care Center as safe as possible. She enjoys seeing the occasional goat, sheep, cow, and pig for the clients who raise livestock and participates in 4-H. She especially takes pleasure in volunteering for the Denver Dumb Friend’s League’s Buddy Center here in Castle Rock.
Dr. Brooke lives in Franktown on a small “farm” with her husband of 9 years. Her eldest child Rebecca was the 2003 Denver New Year’s baby and continues to grow with flair. Her son Stephen is a kindergarten soccer star and keeps her running when she is not at work! She personally is claimed by two puppy-dogs and a couple of great kitty-cats, and some ponies. The one horse out back does not allege anything about her. Dr. Brooke feels blessed to be one of the founding members of the Animal Care Center of Castle Rock and hopes that all of our clients and patients feel they are being treated with the best and most compassionate customer care. Please feel free to contact her if you have any questions or concerns.
Dr. Jonathan T. Quint grew up in the great state of Montana where his interests in veterinary medicine developed at an early age. During his elementary school years, the rescuing of baby birds from fallen nests every spring launched his desire to help any animal in need of assistance. He even went so far as to dive into a Montana river to save a drowning moose calf (in hindsight, not the most brilliant move as the mother moose was just upstream and the river was cold!). Everything worked out ok as he carried the baby to the edge of the woods where the mother could retrieve it.
Dr. Quint attended college in Pennsylvania at Franklin & Marshall College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics. He then attended Montana State University in preparation for veterinary school. He obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University in 1997. After a brief 8 months of small animal practice in Kalispell, Montana, he returned to beautiful Colorado where he has resided to this day.
Dr. Quint has practiced in the Castle Rock area since early 1998 and his interests lie with soft-tissue surgery, dentistry, and reproductive medicine. He is excited to be a part of the Animal Care Center of Castle Pines, where state-of-the art medicine and surgery will be emphasized. “I look forward to joining Dr. James, Dr. Wayment, and Dr. Crippen in this wonderful new facility. This venture will allow me to bring you and your pet compassionate, quality care for many years to come’”
Dr. Quint lives in Elizabeth, Colorado, with his wonderful wife, two beautiful daughters, and a German shepherd. His leisure time is spent fly fishing, hiking, and hopefully more time in the air as he continues his passion for flying.
Dr. Lana J. Groom was born and raised in Davenport, IA. (Not Idaho) At an early age, Dr. Groom knew she was going to be a veterinarian. It all started with collecting various birds, bugs, and snakes. She would love to �surprise� her mother with a snake or critter in her pocket. She got her first pony named �Plug� when she was five and throughout her growing years showed horses. As a young person, Dr. Groom had a variety of jobs, which included: detasseling corn, working for McDonalds, and working at a pizza parlor. After having a discussion with her high school counselor, she discovered that she actually had to go to college to become a veterinarian (lots of laughs).
Dr. Groom enrolled in college at Iowa State University. She received a bachelor�s degree in Microbiology. She was accepted into Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. During her extended stay at Iowa State, she was employed by ISU Veterinary School, answering the phones for the emergency service and cleaning surgery rooms.While in veterinary school, Dr. Groom was active in the American Association of the Practitioners (AAEP), colic team and intramural softball and football. Dr. Groom graduated from Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. After graduation, she accepted an equine internship at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY. After completing her internship, she took an equine ambulatory position at The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1993, she was accepted to an Equine Surgery residency at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The surgery residency included practicing veterinary medicine/surgery, teaching veterinary students, and a master�s program. Her research involved healing tendon injuries and the role that cytokines and growth factors play. After completing her surgery residency in 1996, Dr. Groom practiced in Kansas, Iowa and Wisconsin.
Dr. Groom fell in love with Colorado when her sister moved out to Colorado 28 yrs ago. When she graduated from vet school in 1991, she obtained a Colorado license, hoping she would end up in the great state of Colorado. It took a couple of years, but she finally moved to Golden, CO in 2006. Her leisure time is spent hiking, exercising, photography, reading, horse-back riding in the mountains, and cross-stitch. Dr. Groom also travels across the U.S. and Canada competing in Flyball with her 2 spoiled Border Collies, �Dixie� and �Shiner�.
Dr. Groom joined Animal Care Center in January 2010. She is looking forward to meeting all the clients and their pets.
I am Lindsay M. Crippen, DVM, MBA at least that is my official title, but I prefer Lindsay. I am a native of Colorado, born and raised along the Front Range in beautiful Denver. In my high school years I was a concert pianist, a varsity volleyball, basketball, and soccer player. I worked in a veterinary clinic as a kennel �kid� to gain experience in the veterinary field.
After high school I attended college at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado knowing I would apply for Veterinary school during my fourth year of undergraduate. College was filled with many hours of studying, working, volunteering and some social time. I worked at Lambspun of Colorado, a fiber arts gallery, learning the art of knitting, spinning, weaving and crocheting, but also learned how to run a business. I was their office manager. Working for three years at Lambspun gave me the confidence to become an entrepreneur. I knew I would open and operate my own veterinary clinic. After going to school full time, working twenty to thirty hours a week and volunteering about ten hours a week, it came down to the final semester of undergraduate and preparing to move to Illinois for Veterinary school.
I spent four years in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois attending the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. There were many hours of studying, socializing and some working. College was devoted to getting into veterinary school and veterinary school was devoted to learning about veterinary medicine, to establish lifelong friends and determine the kind of doctor I wanted to become. Four years came and went quickly.
I graduated in May 2003 and returned to Colorado. I was jobless, homeless, and money less. What alternative did I have, but to move in with the parents? I decided to attend school again for my Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. I graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver in May 2007 with my MBA
I told my self after graduating from veterinary school that I wanted to be in pursuit of my own hospital in 5 years and it has happened! I worked as an emergency and critical care doctor on the overnight shifts for the first nine months of my career and then gradually worked my way into the daytime shift as a general practitioner in Castle Rock. I joined forces with Animal Care Center in April 2008. The last few years have brought a new challenge of running a business as well as being a doctor. I can honestly say I love my job. My clients and I work as a team; the clients rely on me, the doctor, to treat their family members with respect and care and I rely on them to keep me informed about their pets. I want to educate clients and to love their pets as they are loved at home. Currently, I am in pursuit of becoming a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager.
Aside from work, I do try and create a balance of personal interests and family. I have four cats, Black Diamond, Jack, Chloe, and my 3 legged mongrel Everett, a leopard gecko Clementine, and Kensho. I enjoy photography and traveling. I have a wonderful husband and Norah, my daughter, who was born in December 2009. Many days there are not enough hours to get done what I would like, but in the end I am happy and enjoy life to its fullest.
Veterinary Medicine is my first love and second career. After getting my undergraduate degree in microbiology from Miami University and several years in the pharmaceutical industry I decided to go back to school, graduating from the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. Indianapolis was home for the next five years where I practiced general and emergency medicine until I heard the beckoning call of Colorado�s mountains and streams.
Colorado has been home for almost 12 years where I have continued practicing general medicine and enjoyed additional responsibilities as Medical Director. I am confident my colleagues here would certainly all agree that, Ours is a wonderful profession! We have a job where we are challenged daily to practice a variety of disciplines including: preventive care, pediatric medicine, geriatric medicine, internal medicine, endocrinology, dermatology, ophthalmology, neurology, dentistry, anesthesiology and surgery. The choice to serve in the veterinary profession, however, is not driven by intellectual stimulation alone. It�s driven by kindness, compassion and a passion to make a difference in the lives of people and their pets. I am so happy I chose this work nearly 20 years ago!
I enjoy seeing cats and dogs in all stages of their lives with an emphasis on preventive care. I am a practical veterinarian who favors a client-focused approach where they are empowered through education to make the best possible decision about their pet�s care and well-being. It�s also a passion of mine to grow and refine my skills and I enjoy internal medicine cases and elective surgeries, including laparoscopic procedures.
One of the great benefits of this profession is meeting the families and getting to know them as much as their beloved pets. In my free time, I like to volunteer, hike, ski, bike, travel, and play tennis. Some of my favorite volunteer activities include, the Children�s Hospital of Colorado Prescription Pet Program, and Denver Dumb Friends League subsidized spays and neuters. I am currently learning to play ice hockey. I love spending time with friends and family including my husband and young daughter. It is family time and my past childhood family memories that I�ve come to value most in life. Our household currently also includes a young, crazy �lab in black� named Johnny Cash. His unrelenting puppy behavior serves as a constant reminder that, whether raising children or pets, love really is patient, and kind and forgiving! Hmmm�apparently, all I really needed to know, I learned in puppy kindergarten!
I am excited to join the team at Animal Care Center of Castle Pines.
I was very fortunate to grow up on a small acreage in central Nebraska. As a child I had no idea how special those 4 acres were and how much they would shape my future. Through the years my parents sheltered and raised animals of all kinds. We had cow, three pigs (of course one was named Wilber), and a Shetland pony name Joker who was very happy to run around our place free like a dog.
Our dog Tippy guarded the four of us like a champion. Any given spring there were up to 20 cats in the barn, my parents always said that I had great neonatal care skills because so many kittens did so well. My family and I knew that I was meant to be a veterinarian all my life. In fact, I spent so much time with a mamma duck one summer that her ducklings would follow me three acres across the farm to the house.
One summer the three baby piglets were caught in a barn fire. Their hooves were burned and I cared for and medicated them until they healed. When they were supposed to go back to being barn animals my mark on them had been made. In the fall when school started, the bus picked us up for school one morning and Wilber ran right onto the bus as if he were going to school with me!
My love for veterinary medicine is as endless as the stories I could tell about the animals I grew up with. 1995 marked the year when my passion for animals became a career. It all started as a veterinary technician, where I fell in love with the phenomenal bond between owners and their pets.
As a veterinarian, I knew I would be able to do more for the pets and their owners, so while working full time as a technician I finished my undergraduate degree in biology with a minor in chemistry. I went on to veterinary school at Kansas State University was and went off to veterinary school and have been a small animal general practitioner since 2005.
Everyday I challenge myself to do more for my patients and for their owners, which is the motivation behind my current pursuit to become board certified in general practice for dogs and cats. Striving to advance my skills in both medicine and surgery is a passion my mine to ensure I provide the best possible care for both my patients and my clients. I will complete my AVBP certification in 2014.
Castle Rock is my home where I enjoy spending time camping, hiking, swimming and fishing with my husband James, my daughter Riley, my son Owen, Lilly, Deacon and Tonks our four legged family members. We love everything outdoors and love to ski, snowboard and explore Colorado!
I am looking forward to working closely with the team at Animal Care Center to provide the highest quality medicine with the most loving care!