VTH Community Practice

The People Serving You

Nicole Luke

State Classified

Contact Information

Email: nicole.luke@colostate.edu

Biography

Nicole is originally from Las Cruces, New Mexico with a long career as a veterinary technician. Initially she worked in a progressive, upscale veterinary clinic where she learned the ins and outs of veterinary medicine. In 2004, she moved to Northern Colorado to work in a veterinary specialty hospital refining her skills in orthopedic surgery. While Nicole has ventured into other fields, she always finds herself drawn back to the field where she belongs. It’s rewarding to help patients and a challenge to stay progressive in an ever advancing profession. Nicole takes pride in educating and sharing her expertise with all those around her. The patients inspire her to learn every day. Nicole loves spending time with her furry kids, Kahlua and Maverik. They enjoy hanging out with friends taking full advantage of the beautiful Colorado outdoors. Find them hiking, camping and or just enjoying a good ole drive thru the mountains. Nicole also kicks around a soccer ball and bowls.

Rebecca Ruch Gallie

Faculty

Contact Information

Office: 970-297-4002

Office 2: 970-297-5000

Email: rebecca.ruch_gallie@colostate.edu

Biography

Dr. Rebecca Ruch-Gallie has served as service chief for Community Practice since its inception in 2000. She earned her Animal Science degree at the University of Illinois (1985) and her DVM (1999) & MS (2002) degrees at CSU. Her focuses are on preventive and animal shelter medicine. She decided when she was four years old that she wanted to help animals. Her goal now is to help animals and their owners stay healthy, with a good quality of life, for as long as possible. She strives to integrate knowledge about the human-animal bond and the behavior and health of shelter animals into daily practice. She most enjoys her current position of helping students become the best doctors they can be. The current rescued population in the Ruch-Gallie household includes two cats, Racer X and Schach, and two dogs, a Rottweiler/Chihuahua mix (no kidding) named Cassia and a Jack Russell Terrier mix called Titleist. For relaxation, R-G loves to cook, hike and read.

Meghan Schmidt

State Classified

Contact Information

Email: meghan.schmidt@colostate.edu

Biography

Meghan Schmidt has been a certified veterinary technician since 2003. She graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor's degree in veterinary technology and animal range science. After graduation Meghan accepted a position as a small animal technician in Grand Junction Colorado. In 2006 she decided to move to Fort Collins, Colorado to help expand her career in emergency medicine and small animal dentistry. Meghan joined the Community Practice team at the veterinary teaching hospital in 2014 and is very excited to see where this path takes her. In my spare time Meghan enjoys outdoor activities with her husband, Jon, and the best dogs in the world, Luck Roo and Lulu Bug.

Janelle Scott

Faculty

Contact Information

Email: janelle.scott@colostate.edu

Camille Torres-Henderson

Faculty

Contact Information

Office: 970-297-5069

Email: c.torres-henderson@colostate.edu

Biography

Dr. Camille Torres attended Colorado State for her undergraduate and veterinary education. After she earned her DVM in 2001, she went into small animal private practice in Albuquerque, N.M. She joined Community Practice at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 2008, and earned her feline and canine DABVP certification in 2011. As a general practitioner, she has observed the power of preventive medicine. Seeing how preventing disease can be so much easier for a pet than treatment led her to explore the effects of obesity on companion animals and nutrition’s role in obesity management. Her enthusiasm for nutrition in multiple areas inspired her to seek additional training in the field of nutrition. Her furry family consists of one cat, a Corgi and a Yorkiepoo. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their two boys, taking every opportunity to participate in the wonderful outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer.

Heather Weir

Faculty

Contact Information

Office: 970-297-1228

Email: heather.weir@colostate.edu

Biography

Clinical Interests: elective surgery.