Our Team

Emergency Veterinarians in Colorado Springs, CO

Dr. Wilwerding: Our Team in Colorado Springs

Lee Wilwerding, DVM

Dr. Wilwerding earned his DVM from Iowa State University in 1994 and has worked exclusively with companion animals throughout his career. He spent three years in Maine working with an orthopedic surgeon, and has continued to develop his orthopedic surgery skills, including such procedures as fracture repair and stifle stabilization (TPLO, tightrope and extracapsular). He also has extensive experience in emergency/trauma and soft-tissue surgery. He likes to say the operating room is his happy place as he’s in there solely focused on helping a pet get well.

Dr. Wilwerding moved to Colorado in 1998 and founded Powers Pet Emergency Services in 2005, adding rehabilitation in 2010, and specialty care in 2015. Seeing a need for emergency services between Denver and Colorado Springs, Dr. Wilwerding opened Uintah Pet Emergency in 2014 and Tri-Lakes in Monument, CO in the summer of 2019.

Outside of the hospital, you'll find him enjoying all that Colorado has to offer including as many days of fresh powder as possible.
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David Glover, DVM

Dr. Glover graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. He then went on to complete a 1-year small animal internship in emergency medicine and surgery at a 24-hour emergency and specialty hospital in Milwaukee, WI. He has special interests in fluid therapy, surgery, pain management, and ultrasound.

Prior to co-founding Uintah Pet Emergency with Dr. Lee Wilwerding, Dr. Glover lived in Hawaii where he established his own veterinary emergency and critical care hospital. Over the course of his career he has worked with both companion animals and exotics. Now he splits his time between Uintah Pet Emergency and Belcrest Animal Clinic, one of our sister practices.

In addition to working as a veterinarian and caring for animals, Dr. Glover enjoys exploring the outdoors with his family.

Erin Dixon, DVM

Emergency Veterinarian
Dr. Dixon is a graduate of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland. Prior to emergency medicine, she worked in mixed animal practice with a variety of species including pigs, goats, donkeys, sheep, cattle, small mammals, reptiles, birds, and elephants. With a desire to serve all creatures, great and small her veterinary degree took her to England, France, Thailand, and Portugal. She joined the team here at Uintah Pet Emergency in 2017.

Dr. Dixon's professional interests lie in helping all kinds of animals, whether they have fur, scales, or feathers. She loves her job in emergency medicine and guiding pets (and their people) to successfully navigate difficult situations. Dr. Dixon is also keenly interested in animal behavior and welfare and enjoys making fearful pets feel more comfortable when they are in the clinic.

Prior to earning her veterinary credentials, Dr. Dixon served as an officer in the United States Coast Guard and was stationed in Astoria, Oregon and New Haven, Connecticut.

When not at work, Dr. Dixon can be found hiking all over Colorado with her two dogs, Huckleberry and Kit. She also has two cats named Peek-a-boo and Hamish who don't hike but enjoy walking all over her crossword puzzles.

Camille Young, DVM

Emergency Veterinarian
Dr. Young always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian, as she was drawn to helping animals from an early age. She believed she could make a difference in their lives and those of their owners.

Hailing from Daytona Beach, Florida, Dr. Young earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida. She then completed a 1-year internship at Hollywood Animal Hospital where she was mentored by a variety of specialists as well as worked in the emergency department. She joined us here at Uintah Pet Emergency in 2019.

Dr. Young is well suited for emergency practice as she prefers the evening hours and finds great satisfaction in saving an animal’s life. She also thrives in a team environment where she has the opportunity to experience continuous growth.

Outside of the hospital, Dr. Young takes full advantage of the great outdoors in Colorado and truly enjoys the beauty of the mountains. She also loves watching movies and of course spending time with her husband and pets, currently 2 dogs and 1 cat, but we all know that can change easily!

On occasion, a veterinarian from one of our sister hospitals will see patients at Uintah as well.

Veterinary technicians, assistants, and client service team members are the unsung heroes of veterinary medicine and play an essential role in the care and well-being of all our patients and their families. Most of us could not imagine doing anything else for our career. We will do everything possible to make you and your pet’s visit as comfortable as possible, so please do not hesitate to ask if we may be of assistance.


Kimberly Herndon, CVT - Practice Manager

Kimberly Herndon

CVT, Practice Manager
Kimberly was born in Wyoming but considers herself a Colorado native having spent most of her life here in Colorado Springs. After years of customer service-based jobs, she decided to return to her love for animals and pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Kimberly attended Pima Medical Institute where she completed both the Veterinary Assistant and Veterinary Technician programs, graduating in June of 2018 with an Associate of Applied Science degree. Shortly after graduating, she became a CVT, Certified Veterinary Technician, by passing the Veterinary Technician National Examination. In fact it was during an externship at Uintah Pet Emergency that she found her passion for emergency and critical care medicine. Kimberly began at Uintah first as an assistant, then a technician, moving onto head tech, and is now the hospital’s practice manager.

Outside of work, Kimberly enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, painting, and is an avid basketball fan. She has one fur baby, a Chihuahua named Drake, and is known around the clinic as the “Chihuahua whisperer.”