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About Us

Learn about our Veterinarian Practice and our friendly staff

Western Slope Animal Hospital is proud to serve the Montrose, Delta and Olathe, Colorado area for everything pet related. Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital is run by Dr. John Shull, who is a licensed, experienced veterinarian.

Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. WSAH stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.

Dr. John Shull, DVM
Background
Dr. Shull grew up in a small town in Ohio. He has always had a love of working with animals but was limited to helping friends with their animals. When he graduated high school and had to decide on a career, veterinary medicine seemed like too much school. He tried to think of something else to pursue but everything led him back to becoming a veterinarian.

Education
Dr. Shull attended veterinary school at The Ohio State University. He has an undergraduate degree in Animal Science as well as his Doctor Of Veterinary Medicine from Ohio State. After graduation he did a year long internship at Pioneer Equine Hospital in Oakdale California. At the end of his internship he took a job at Sweet River Equine in Modesto California where he worked for about 1 1/2 years. His dad had passed away and he decided he wanted to move closer to family and he moved back to Ohio. He only stayed for about 3 months however before he moved west again. He moved to Montrose where he worked at San Juan Veterinary Clinic for about 1 1/2 years before starting Western Slope Equine Hospital. He practiced strictly equine medicine and surgery for about 10 years before expanding out into cattle work and eventually small animal. That is when the name of the clinic changed to Western Slope Animal Hospital. Dr. Shull lives with his wife and 3 children in the small house at the front of the property where the clinic sits. His wife Stephanie is his partner in the practice and helped to get it started. She also answered the phone for many years until the children started taking up most of her time. Dr. Shull’s children JR, Cooper, and Riley also help out from time to time and mean everything to him.

Dr. Cassandra Brown, DVM
Dr. Cassandra Brown is a 2012 graduate of Colorado State University. She joined the WSAH team shortly after graduation. She went on to receive her Certifications in Animal Acupuncture and Chiropractic. On her days off she enjoys riding her and training her horses. Barrel racing and helping her family raise cattle.
Breena NicolasTechnician
Breena has been with WSAH since November of 2015. She is our full time technician. Breena works with the small and large animals that come through the clinic. Outside of work Breena enjoys time with her girls and all her animal at home.
RondaReceptionist
Ronda has been with us since February 2017. She has worked in the veterinary field for over 11 years. With 3 horses and 3 cats of her own. Ronda has always had a love of animals.

Outside of work, she enjoys camping, riding 4-wheelers and quilting.