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Meet the Pack

Welcome to Coyote Ridge Veterinary Clinic, a full-service animal hospital located in South Fort Collins. We are a team of dedicated animal healthcare providers with a passion for nurturing the health and well-being of our client's furry family members. With years of experience and a firm commitment to exceptional pet healthcare, Coyote Ridge Veterinary Clinic stands as a testament to our enduring endeavor to provide compassionate, professional, and high-quality veterinary services in a warm and welcoming environment.

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Dr. Nick Ruocco - Veterinarian, Owner

Dr. Nick Ruocco III grew up in Lexington, MA - the home of the Minutemen and the Battle Green. He studied hard to follow in the footsteps of his parents, Dr. Cathy Rosenfield, a Pediatric Oncologist and Dr. Nick Ruocco Jr, an Interventional Cardiologist. But as his Grandpa used to say, he never met a dog he didn't like! So after completing undergrad at Colby College in Maine and playing four years of collegiate baseball, Dr. Nick followed his true passion, veterinary medicine. 

He graduated from Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. With his wife, Dr. Lauren Luedke, they recently returned to Lauren's home state of Colorado. Dr. Lauren, a CSU grad, started as an Assistant Professor in Equine Surgery at CSU in the fall of 2022. The Rammies hold a special place in the Luedke family. Her brother and sister-in-law, both CSU alum, own Heritage Equine in Thornton  (https://www.heritageequine.com/). Their father, also a CSU alum, owned Glenwood Veterinary Clinic for nearly 30 years (https://glenwoodvet.com/). 

Nick and Lauren are often found outdoors with their three dogs, Lucy, Drake and Ellie, along with their adventure kitty, Liv. Besides starting a new practice, the busy couple recently welcomed their first child, Nicky IV, into the world. We hope you'll get to visit the whole family at CRVC and Join the Pack!

Dr. Albane Fauron - Veterinarian, Owner

Originally from France, Dr. Fauron completed an undergraduate science degree in Paris before graduating from the Royal Veterinary College (London, UK) with a degree in veterinary medicine in 2015.  Immediately following graduation, she went on to complete a busy 12-month small animal rotating internship at the RVC Queen Mother Hospital for Animals.

In the summer of 2016, Dr. Fauron moved to the US after being offered a position at Michigan State University’s Veterinary School. After almost three years in the midwest, she moved to Colorado in 2019. While Dr. Fauron enjoys every aspect of general practice and urgent care medicine, her special interests include orthopedics, soft tissue surgery and wound management. When not working, Dr. Fauron can typically be found on some trails, either running with her wife and their two (equally wonderful and mischievous) Labradors, Heidi and Ralph, or mountain biking.  She also has two adorable Snowshoe cats named Lemon and Caper.

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Dr. Molly Meyer, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Molly Meyer’s commitment to caring for animals began on her family ranch in central Wyoming.  Her enjoyment of competitive horse events and interest in science guided her to complete an undergraduate degree in Biology through Casper College and the University of Wyoming.  She attended veterinary school at Colorado State University, and is excited to be back in Fort Collins!  Dr. Meyer and her family enjoy ranching, riding horses, hiking, and road trips together.

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Camilla Hughes - Lead Technician

 Camilla recently relocated to the US from Europe, where she is licensed as both a vet tech and a veterinarian. Camilla has worked with animals, both big and small, for more than ten years and has a big heart for all furry friends. Camilla is married and houses a rescue cat called Maybe. When she is not working, she enjoys the outdoors and can probably be found on a paddleboard at Horsetooth. 

Jade Anastasio - Certified Veterinary Technician

Jade is a Fort Collins native who recently graduated from Front Range with a degree in Veterinary Technology.

 

She has a love for all animals, but her favorite by far is her rescue dog Roxy. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and two boys. She loves traveling, watching her boys play soccer and beating her husband at Scrabble.

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Renee Williams - Receptionist & Veterinary Assistant

Renee grew up in Minnesota and since she was five she knew that she wanted to work with animals and pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Renee recently moved to Fort Collins in pursuit of a bachelor's degree in animal science. Renee enjoys learning, gaining more experience, and working with the team!

Scott Goldstein - Receptionist & Veterinary Assistant

Scott was born and raised in Michigan, and lived there until he moved to Fort Collins in August of 2022 to pursue an undergraduate degree in Zoology at CSU. He lives with his girlfriend, who is also from MI, as well as their Maltipoo and Orange Tabby cat. Recently, their household also welcomed two new little mischievous kittens. He hopes to become a feline vet someday, and loves gaining experience here at Coyote Ridge!

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Ashley Welsh - Receptionist & Veterinary Assistant

Ashley grew up in Rio Rancho, NM and relocated to Fort Collins in July 2021. She has a Bachelor of Science from U.C Davis, and a master of Science in Biomedical Sciences from Colorado State University. Ashley enjoy hikes with her rescue lab mix, Juniper, cuddling with her rescue cat, Smokey; and loving on all types of animals. Ashley just got accepted into veterinary school, the first step to realize her long dream of becoming a large animal vet! 

Zarriel Stebbins - Receptionist 

Zariel joins the team at Coyote Ridge in the summer of 2023. She has a two big dogs of her own, Ezra and Zeena, and loves all creatures great and small!

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