Dr. Combs always knew he wanted to be a veterinarian once he was old enough to know what a vet was. He started his veterinary career at the age of 14 bicycling back and forth to work in the kennel at Mesa Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Combs graduated from Colorado State University Veterinary Medical program in 1991 after completing his undergraduate degree in microbiology and veterinary science. After achieving his doctorate, he practiced in Golden for 8 years until he joined West Ridge in 1999. In 2001 Dr. Combs and Dr. Hubert purchased West Ridge from Dr. Emmet, and in 2007 bought Dr. Hemerson’s practice (Mountain Vista) and moved West Ridge Animal Hospital to its new and current location.
Dr. Combs has a special interest with birds, exotics, wildlife, and feisty cats. He graduated from the first veterinary acupuncture course at CSU and also provides veterinary orthopedic manipulation or VOM (animal adjustment) and was one of the first doctors in Northern Colorado to use single port laparoscopy for advanced surgical procedures. He has served on the board of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, and the Association of Avian Veterinarians. Dr. Combs is the past director of the Denver Area Pet Loss Support Group and a past president of the Weld County Veterinary Medical Association. He currently serves as the Veterinary Coordinator for the Weld County Animal Response Team (CART) assisting in emergency situations that may arise such as flooding or tornadoes.
In his free time, Dr. Combs enjoys snorkeling, gardening, and refinishing woodwork. He loves to drive his tractor and work his family’s small acreage while watching his two dogs, Chloe (golden retriever) and Connall (Irish wolfhound) frolic in the pasture. Along with his family, Dr. Rebecca Hubert and their two children, he can often be found at local events. A proponent of giving back to his community, Dr. Combs and his family volunteer with numerous local organizations including the Weld County Humane Society, the Greeley Children’s Chorale, the American Cancer Society, the Weld County Food Bank, and Pet Aid Colorado. Dr. Combs loves living in the little big town of Greeley. He likes knowing people wherever he goes and enjoys the culture, diversity, emerging arts programs, and the picturesque pelicans.
Dr. Hubert moved to Colorado in 1987. She was raised in Illinois and has a bit of a mid-west accent. Dr. Hubert joined the West Ridge team as a technician in 1999 until graduating from Veterinary School at Colorado State University. She has a special interest in orthopedics and has completed intensive postgraduate courses in fracture management and joint disease. Additionally, Dr. Hubert is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT), utilizing techniques such as the use of the underwater treadmill and laser therapy. While she loves to work with dogs and cats, she does have a special spot in her heart for kitties and geriatric medicine. Dr. Hubert is also a past Weld County district representative for the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Hubert enjoys working the urgent care and emergency shifts as a way to provide that necessary service for her Client family. She often says that while she started in veterinary medicine due to her love for animals, she has stayed in the field because of her love for her Clients and the relationships they have created together.
When not working, Dr. Hubert enjoys tending to her flowers and garden at home. She also spends her free time exercising, taxiing her children around and spending time with their cats: Rikki and Speed Fast, their two birds, and Dr. Combs. Her family loves spending time in the mountains and bike riding. Dr. Hubert says that she loves living in Greeley and the fact that it’s a close-knit community with such a diverse culture.
Dr. Staples has always wanted to make a difference in the lives of animals. She started her higher education career as a Physical Education major at Slippery Rock State College; they switched her degree to Wildlife Science while attending Auburn University in Alabama, finishing her undergraduate program at Penn State University. Dr. Staples completed her Veterinary Doctorate at Colorado State University.
She has a special interest in feline medicine and nutrition; receiving the “Up and Coming Veterinarian” award from the Colorado Veterinary Medicine Association in 1991. She firmly advocates that many feline diseases can be avoided and treated by proper nutrition. Dr. Staples has two cats of her own: Jazzi and Stormy.
When not working, Dr. Staples volunteers her time at spay and neuter clinics across the state. She enjoys being outdoors; mountain biking, road cycling, telemark skiing, skate skiing, hiking, and traveling. Family is very important to Dr. Staples as she is close with her twin sister, a physical therapist who also works in Colorado, her brother and three additional sisters.
Dr. Jill Bull, DVM
Dr. Bull graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 and has a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from UT. She is also nearly finished with her Masters in Public Health to provide the Greeley-area with up to date recommendations to keep animals and their human family healthy and to facilitate disease prevention. She was born and raised in Franklin, TN and both of her parents were veterinarians. Her mother was a small animal practitioner for 35 years and her father was an anatomic pathologist and the TN state veterinarian for 30 years. After growing up in veterinary clinics, she discovered her undeniable passion for veterinary medicine during her undergraduate career.
She has special interests in clinical pathology (cytology), dermatology, wound management, emergency medicine, and anesthesia. During her senior year in veterinary school, she received the Elanco Excellence in Dermatology Award and the Excellence in Clinical Pathology Award. Dr. Bull loves building relationships with clients and strives to honor God by keeping His creatures healthy.
Dr. Bull married her loving husband, Kevin, in 2012 and they have three pets (furbabies): Moose; a Golden Retriever mix, Bear; a Yellow Lab mix, and Lord Voldemort (Volde); a Tabby cat who lives up to his name. She enjoys road biking, hiking, walking her dogs, watching hockey, and cross-country skiing.
Dr. Jenny Oglesby, DVM
Dr. Jenny Oglesby has a passion for internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, as well as preventive care, and exotic pets. Born in California, she came to Colorado as a youth with her military family after living and traveling to numerous other places. Dr. Oglesby said that she first fell in love with veterinary medicine when, as a teenager living in Panama, her horse became injured and she had to treat him with IV antibiotics. Her passion was solidified after working at an animal hospital as a receptionist in Colorado Springs while in high school. Dr. Oglesby completed her undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Anatomy/Neurobiology and achieved her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University. After this, she participated in a 1-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery in West Los Angeles. Prior to starting at West Ridge Animal Hospital, Dr. Oglesby worked at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver for five years and then at a general practice in Fort Collins for three years.
When not interacting with her Clients and Patients, Dr. Oglesby enjoys reading or hiking with her husband Ryan and four-year-old daughter. Her house-pets were all adopted from her previous hospitals: two “tripod” cats (Mali and Hemi), two dogs (Farley and Elzee), and one rabbit (Mungo). She describes her favorite part of veterinary medicine as the way the Veterinarian can help keep pets healthy and help sick ones feel better, thus preserving the human-animal bond between them and their person.
Dr. Caroline Turcotte, DVM
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