Your pet’s complete wellness depends on far more than technology and advanced diagnoses – it’s about the bond between you and your pet. Your pet is a member of your family, and when you visit us at Mountain Parks Veterinary Hospital we are committed to treating you and your furry family member like you’re a member of ours. We are a unique veterinary hospital and pet care facility that works to build a strong personal connection with you so we can offer a range of veterinary and lifestyle services that meet your pet’s individual needs and the quality of care they deserve.

Below you can learn a little bit about the amazing team that will be working with you and your furry family member.

Dr. David DiMeo


Dr. David DiMeo graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983 and has been caring for pets ever since. He worked for other veterinarians before offering in-home care. In 1990 he decided to open a hospital with his wife, Dr. Julie Pelto in Rhode Island.

The new hospital became a pet care leader offering many advanced procedures such as ultrasonography, digital radiography, dental radiography minimally invasive surgery and in-house laboratory services.

Dr. DiMeo was a member of the RI State Board of Veterinary Medicine for 9 years, a delegate to the American Veterinary Medical Association for 8 years and president of the RI and New England Veterinary Medical Associations. Dr. DiMeo is also a member of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Ultrasound Society. He stays current by frequent attendance at local and national scientific meetings.

In 2010 Drs. DiMeo and Pelto decided it was time for change and sold their practice. After two years with the new owner Dr. DiMeo went on to Purdue University to obtain advanced training in veterinary imaging. After a year at Purdue the entire family moved to Colorado.

The DiMeo family includes 3 human girls and 2 human boys ranging in age from 18 to 31, two Golden Retrievers, a Belgian Tervuren, 3 cats, a Severe Macaw and an assortment of more exotic pets. The DiMeo’s are avid skiers and enjoy many sporting and cultural activities.


Lydia loves animals and people – and it’s obvious when she is at work! She has lived in the Conifer area for over a decade, after growing up in Ohio where she attended The Ohio State University and graduated with a degree in Animal Science. She is married, has 3 children, lots of grandchildren, 2 cats, 2 English Setters and an AQHA Gelding. She really enjoys living in Colorado: Riding her horse, hiking with her dogs, reading, gardening, making jewelry and cards or just relaxing with her husband.


Sierra has belonged to the Evergreen/Conifer community since she was three years old. She went to Conifer High School and has always been passionate about animals. Sierra had previously worked at a veterinary clinic/boarding facility in Manchester, Connecticut. She loves being outdoors! Hiking, four-wheeling or inner-tubing are her favorite things to do. Her beagle Nevaeh is always accompanying her on her outdoor festivities.


Heather was born in Colorado and moved with her family to Columbus, Ohio when she was 10. She returned to Colorado in 2021 and currently resides in Evergreen, CO. Heather had many pets growing up and learned to become an advocate for pets and be a support for pet owners. Heather has worked in both small and large animal hospitals. Starting as a Receptionist and learned to become a Veterinary Assistant.

She has a pup named Penny and a cat named Cali-Cat. Her hobbies are gardening, hiking, crafting and spending time with her husband and pets.


Jan is a native of Colorado and grew up in Littleton, Colorado. She was a legal secretary for 25+ years and also became a dog groomer because of her passion for animals. She has chosen to work in a new field in order to work with animals and broaden her knowledge in order to help provide the best care for our client’s pets. Her hobbies include quilting, painting, hiking, camping, and international travel.


Heidi’s a native of Colorado currently living in Pine, Colorado. She graduated from Bel Rea with a CVT degree. She worked nine years in an emergency veterinarian hospital and helped pets go home happy and healthy. She has 4 cats, 5 dogs (3 of which are wolf dogs and are her Emotional Support Animals), and 1 tortoise. Her hobbies are hiking, drawing, painting and snowboarding.


McKella is a native of Colorado, grew up in Indian Hills, and is currently living in Bailey. She graduated from Bel Rea in 2008 with a CVT degree. Her passion for caring for and helping animals has been her passion since she was a child. She has four dogs and two cats, and her hobbies are snowmobiling, camping, four-wheeling, riding ATV and dirt bikes, and fishing.

In Memorium

On July 12, 2020, the Mountain Parks Veterinary Hospital family suffered a devastating tragedy. Our lead technician and friend, Paula, died in an automobile accident. Paula was a caring, loving person and an absolute joy to be around. She was a shining star whose light was extinguished too soon. Her absence is deeply felt. She may be gone but she lives in our hearts and minds. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.