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4323 Austin Bluffs Parkway Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Our Staff


Richard_Monyek.pngRichard Monyek, D.V.M.

Richard is a 1987 graduate of Colorado State University with his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.  He worked as an associate veterinarian for Austin Bluffs Animal Clinic in Colorado Springs from 1988 to 1990 at which time he became the sole owner of the veterinary practice.  Richard continues to enjoy the challenges and rewards of veterinary medicine and has a special interest in soft tissue surgery, anesthesia and pain management as well as geriatric medicine.  Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family and pets, playing inline hockey and taking trips to the beach.  He is also an amateur photographer with Houndog Photography.


Brian_Holder.pngBrian Holder , CVT

Brian is a 2001 graduate of Bel Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology with an associates degree.  He has been an employee of Austin Bluffs Animal Clinic  as a Certified Veterinary Technician since December of 2001.   Brian excells in customer relations and strives to provide excellent patient care .  Brian keeps  his certification current by attending continuing education every year.   His interests include outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing as well as spending time with his kids and two dogs "Teddy" and "Clyde". He also has the record in our hockey league for the most time spent in the penalty box :)

Jean_Smith.pngJean Smith

The animals of this community are SO lucky if they get Jean as their technician.  With many years of experience, and more compassion than a normal heart should be able to hold, Jean is such an asset to our team.  She enjoys long bike rides with her husband and spends her free time with her kitties at home.

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