VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital


  • Hospital Manager

    Scott Duckett, CVT, AAS, BS

  • Office Supervisor

    Michelle Shaver

    Michelle is a true people person. She joined the staff of VCA Alameda East in 2005 after working on multiple seasons of Animals Planet's Emergency Vets. She found that she loved the 'Family Spirit' of the hospital and left her studied field of video and audio engineering to engage in the social aspect of the hospitals client service staff. She has since moved up in rank with the knowledge she gained working up front to become the Financial Manager for the hospital. She absolutely loves the interaction with all of our clients from talking with regulars in the lobby to meeting our new clients in the hospital and over the phone. Michelle is also the liaison between VCA Alameda East and Helping Hands, a non-profit organization that helps financially with care for pets in need. The joy she get when she sees pets receive the high quality care they need and their owners relief knowing they are able to provide that for their pets is amazing.
    Michelle's main interest is her family and friends. She is a wife and mother of two energetic little boys. She loves spending time with her family, from playing in the back yard or going to the mountains to watching movies or having indoor picnics, there is never a dull moment. She and her and her husband look forward to watching their children grow and find out what they are going to be interested in. The current interest for them is getting a dog! She has a cat named Luci but Luci doesn't seem nearly as excited about the thought of having a dog move in as her little boys are.
    The friendships she has made over the years with her co-workers is also something she values very much. With the bond of working in such an amazing place, the close friends she has made will be valued forever. There have been friends who have moved on but the family bond created at VCA Alameda East has kept them in touch and will for years.
    Michelle loves what she gets to do every day and looks forward to spending the rest of her career with the VCA family of hospitals. 'It's great that I really enjoy to coming to work every day!' she says. 'I'm so lucky to have found what I love doing and being able to couple that with working with a great staff and the wonderful pets that come in makes this hospital the amazing place that it is.'

  • Referral Coordinator

    Elise Contreras

    Elise was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona where she earned her Associate’s degree in Business. She moved to Colorado in May of 2013 to pursue her Bachelor’s degree, and worked part-time as a technical advisor for Apple Inc. After her dog was temporarily paralyzed due to a neurological issue, her passion for animal care became her primary focus. As of August 2015, Elise shifted her degree path to the veterinary field and in October, accepted the position of Specialty Client Care Coordinator. In her free time she enjoys painting, dining, hiking, and exploring her new city. She only has one dog for now; a black Labrador named Bodie, but plans to adopt another dog in the near future.  

  • Referral Coordinator

    Angela Starkel
    School: Wichita State University, Bachelor's of Exercise Science

    Angela was born and raised in El Dorado, Kansas. She graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science in 2004 and moved to Colorado that summer. She worked as a personal trainer for a year and then moved into the veterinary field as a technician at a small clinic in downtown Denver. She stayed there for 8 and a half years before accepting the position of Specialty Client Care Coordinator at VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in December of 2013.

    Angela has two cats at home, Weber and Senorita Charlotte. She is pictured with her good pal, Oscar. In her free time, Angela enjoys snowboarding, hiking, triathlon, food and drink.

  • Administrative Assistant

    Lyndsey Adkins

    Lyndsey grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and attended Texas Tech University in West Texas where she earned a Bachelors degree in Advertising in 2012. She worked with a marketing company for a few years after college where she traveled all across the country. After some time doing that, she decided she wanted to pursue a career helping animals and accepted a position with a non-profit animal shelter as their Marketing Coordinator. Lyndsey also has experience working with the SPCA in Dallas as an Adoptions Counselor. When Lyndsey moved to Colorado in February 2015 she decided to continue working with animals and accepted a position at VCA Alameda East. Lyndsey says that she "enjoys helping all the pets that come in, as well as their owners. I have met so many wonderful people in my time here." 

    Lyndsey loves her pets that she adopted from the SPCA: Henry, a Shepherd/Husky mix and two cats Raider, a Maine Coone mix, and Zeus, a grey Tabby. In her free time she enjoys reading, spending time outside: running, hiking, or just walking Henry at local parks. She also enjoys drawing, painting, crafts, and going to concerts.


General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

Our Emergency Number - 303 366 2639

VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital has been providing 24-hour emergency care to the community since 1971.  Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, there is experienced veterinary staff on site.  With our capable staff and advanced medical/surgical capabilities we are able to provide a wide range of lifesaving procedures to treat the seriously ill or injured animal. 

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