Our Team

Meet Our Veterinary Team

We can’t wait to see you! Get to know the amazing and reliable team at VetCare Animal Hospital and join our family today.

Your reliable vet team in Denver, CO

We have a passionate team of dedicated professionals eager to care for your beloved pets. We are powerful in our commitment, offering personalized attention to every aspect of your pet’s care.

Veterinarians

Dr. Steve Feldman

Dr. Steve Feldman

DVM

Dr. Feldman is a Denver native who had always dreamed of being a cowboy and working cattle and horses. After high school, he spent 3 years milking cows in Israel before returning to Colorado. Dr. Feldman received his Master’s in Animal Nutrition from CSU in 1983 and then graduated with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. After vet school, Dr. Feldman spent a year in Beersheva, Israel, where he treated local dogs and cats as well as Bedouin sheep and camels as an associate at the Desert Research Institute of Ben Gurion University. He worked in Denver for 8 years in General Practice hospitals prior to opening his own practice in June 1995.

Dr. Fishman

Dr. Rachel Fishman

DVM

Ever since the age of four, Dr. Rachel Fishman knew she wanted to work with animals. Always bringing a compassionate, empathetic, and educational focus to both her patients and clients, she prides herself on seeing anything that walks in the door. Before working at VetCare Animal Hospital, Dr. Fishman practiced for five years in the Denver area where she not only worked with dogs and cats but specialized in working with exotic animals as well. Dr. Fishman is a 3rd generation native Coloradan and moved back to Denver after finishing her Veterinary School degree at Mississippi State University. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts in Medical Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and undergraduate degrees in both Animal Science and Art from the University of Maryland. She has 3 daughters (ages 7, 3, and 1), the best bichon-poodle mix named Wally, and a Russian Tortoise named Turdy. Outside of working with her furry friends, Rachel enjoys running, hiking, skiing, and hanging out with her family, including her doting husband, Daniel.

Dr. Gabriella Sottile

Dr. Gabriella Sottile

DVM

Dr. Gabriella Sottile was born and raised in central Maryland. She attended the University of Delaware where she received her Bachelor of Science in Pre-Vet Med and Animal Biosciences with a minor in Wildlife Conservation. She then received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has spent her first year in emergency medicine and decided to switch to general practice to pursue her love of exotic animal medicine. During her time at the University of Missouri, Dr. Sottile was privileged to be one of the leaders of their Raptor Rehabilitation program and has helped develop emergency medicine protocols for them. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, and drawing. She also has a passion for language learning and aerial performance. She has even competed several times in the latter over the past couple of years.

Dr. Gabriella Sottile

Dr. Dana Waldbaum

DVM

Dana is a Denver native. She received a B.S. in Psychology from Brown University and her first career was in advertising. She went back to school to complete her pre-veterinary coursework, and she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in 2008.

Dana practiced small animal medicine for three years in Boston prior to moving back to Denver with her husband in 2011. She has practiced at other local clinics for the past 13 years and recently joined the team at Vet Care Animal Hospital.

Dana works part-time as she enjoys being a mom to her two daughters. Her family shares a home with their two rescue dogs, Gertie and Larry, their two rescue cats, Reggie and Cecil, a frog named Slimy Hannah, and Darla the fish.

Veterinary Technicians

Autumn

Autumn

Lead Registered Vet Tech

Autumn, a Virginia native now settled in Denver, holds a B.S. in Biology (2019) and obtained her veterinary technology license in 2021, certified both in Colorado and her home state. With a career spanning back to 2016, Autumn discovered a passion for working with exotic animals, honing her skills at her previous clinic in Virginia. Beyond her professional pursuits, she finds joy in the company of her faithful companion, Jack, indulging in adventures together. Passionate and dedicated, Autumn continues to thrive in her veterinary career, embracing new challenges and opportunities in her new surroundings.

James

James

Registered Vet Tech

James, a recent graduate of PIMA, holds a degree in veterinary technology and anticipates taking his licensing exam in Colorado. With a menagerie of exotic pets, from snakes to Guinea pigs, James’ passion for non-traditional animals is evident. While he cherishes dogs and cats, his heart lies in the care of exotics. Excited to expand his expertise, James looks forward to gaining further experience at VetCare Animal Hospital, nurturing his love for exotic species.

James

Jillian

Registered Vet Tech

Jillian moved to Colorado from Massachusetts in 2016. She has been in the field since 2011, where she started working at a small animal/exotics clinic as a kennel tech/receptionist. She fell in love with vet med because of a special bird named ‘Peaches’, an albino peahen. She absolutely loves all the different types of creatures! She has a fun and goofy boxer named Ludo that she helped deliver via c-section on Christmas Eve 2021. She loves to hike and camp as much as they like to hang around and be lazy. She also has a bearded dragon named Dr. Alinta Bonesaw, she’s an entomologist ;D

Sandra

Sandra

Vet Assistant

Sandra was born and raised in Colorado, and she is currently continuing her studies to become a Veterinary Technician. She has a great passion for helping animals in need and is dedicated to making their lives better every day. She has a lot of interest in rehabilitation, and she hopes to one day work internationally, providing specialized care to animals all around the world. Outside of VetCare, she’s an avid concert-goer, enjoys playing video games, and has a passion for collecting any memorabilia that interests her. She loves spending quality time with her dog, Coco, who likes to keep her busy with all her playful antics.

Customer Service Representative

Jo

Jo

Retired Certified Vet Tech

Jo, fueled by a lifelong passion for animals, embarked on her career journey after graduating with an associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology from the University of Nebraska School of Technical Agriculture in 1977. Her dedication led her to her first job, where she worked with small animals and exotics, laying the foundation for a successful career. For over two decades, Jo has been an integral part of VetCare, collaborating closely with Dr. Feldman. Outside of her professional endeavors, Jo finds solace and joy in outdoor activities such as walking, horseback riding, hiking, and gardening. Camping trips with her husband Tom, sons Peter and Philip, and her seven grandchildren are cherished moments for her. With a musical inclination, Jo has lent her voice to various worship teams at church, cantatas, and solo performances. After many years of dedicated service, Jo retired from VetCare, leaving behind a legacy of compassionate care for countless animals and their owners.

Jo

Alexys

Client Services Representative

Alexys was welcomed into the Vetcare team in January 2024 after the closure of their previous hospital and has done their best to promote a positive, friendly environment alongside the team. They always knew they loved animals and wanted to dedicate their life to helping each and every companion that crossed their path, aspiring to become an exotic veterinarian in the near future. In their spare time, they enjoy playing video games and doting on their cat Thatcher, all their fish, their leopard gecko Luci, hamsters, and all the other critters that come into their care.

Jo

Neil

Client Services Representative

Neil has lived in Colorado for 16 years, having been in France for just over a decade, where he got his cat Pixel. He’s always loved animals, and after being in childcare, moved over to the veterinary medicine field, and is loving it a lot more.

In his free time, he enjoys any type of fiction, archery, and spending time with his nephew.

Jo

Jenny

Client Services Representative

Jenny moved from Chicago not too long ago. She has always loved animals and was lucky enough to follow that passion and work at Vetcare Animal as a CSR. In the past she has worked as a Massage Therapist and The Chicago Mercantile Exchange. She has a dog named Adler and is very happy in Colorado.

Clinic Cat

Louie

Louie

Clinic Cat

Louie joined the team at VetCare in 2015 after being picked on by other cats in his household. Louie “works” Monday – Saturday and spends the weekend with a good friend of Dr. Feldman’s. While at work, Louie can be found lounging in his cat tower, greeting our clients at the front desk, saying hello to the canine friends, and being sassy to the feline friends visiting our hospital. Every morning he does his best to convince us he’s starving and needs treats for breakfast, copious amounts of treats.