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
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 his services to small animals. That is when the name of the clinic changed to Western Slope Animal Hospital. Dr. Shull’s wife, Stephanie, is his partner in the practice and helped to get it started. She also answered the phone for many years until their 3 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, 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.
Ronda
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.

Ciera Eriksen
Ciera Eriksen-Veterinary Technician-
Hi, my name is Ciera Eriksen. I am a vet tech here at Western Slope Animal Hospital. Currently I am attending an online school to get my technician certification. I am married to Seth and raising my youngest sister. We have our hands full with goats, sheep, horses, cows and chickens. In our spare time we like to hunt, fish, and go to the cabin with our dogs Happy, Athena and Bear.
Kaitlyn Sharpe
Kaitlyn Sharpe-Veterinary Technician-
Hi, I’m Kaitlyn Sharpe. I am currently a senior at Delta High School. Upon graduation, I will be pursuing my Veterinary Technician degree. I enjoy competing in rodeos, and I love working with animals.
Bailey Marken
Bailey Marken-Veterinary Technician-
Hi my name is Bailey! I am currently going through school to be a certified vet tech. In my free time I enjoy hiking with my dog, dirt biking, and spending time with family and friends!
Emily Sharpe
Emily Sharpe-Veterinary Technician-
Hi my name is Emily. I grew up in western Massachusetts riding horses and spending time with my animals. I went to Bridgewater State University and got my degree in sports medicine. Now I am going to school to become a certified technician. In my free time I enjoy climbing 14ers and teaching my dog Zoey tricks!