Owner and Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Megan Rector

Dr. Megan Rector is the Owner and an Emergency Veterinarian at Veterinary Specialists of the Rockies. She grew up in Colorado and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University in 2009. After graduating from the veterinary medical program, Megan completed a small animal medical and surgical internship at Texas A&M University. She began her professional career at a busy emergency and specialty hospital, working full time as an Emergency Clinician. Megan then chose to expand her horizons, and start her own facility in wonderful Castle Rock, Colorado.

Veterinary Specialists of the Rockies was conceived from her interests in practicing the highest quality of medicine, teamwork, and collaboration through the veterinary field. “Our goal is to provide the best care possible to our patients and support for our clients and become a genuine part of the Castle Rock community’, said Rector.

Dr. Rector shares her home with her pets: Miles, an orange Maine Coon cat; Izzy, a yellow Labrador; and Penny, a crazy red Labrador Retriever. Her three pets show their love for her by greeting her at the door. Penny and Izzy love to swim and chase toys, with Izzy always retrieving the toys. Miles loves to play with his racetrack and hang out on the refrigerator shelf. That’s right, when the fridge is left open, in he goes.

When not practicing veterinary medicine or playing with the animals, Megan can be found trying a new recipe, traveling, scuba diving, going to concerts and movies at Red Rocks and spending time with family and friends.

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Luanne Strom

Dr.  Luanne Strom is an Emergency Veterinarian for Veterinary Specialists of the Rockies. Luanne is a Colorado native, originally from Ft. Collins. She went to undergraduate school at Penn State, where she also played Division 1 soccer and then proceeded to earn her Master’s degree at Colorado State University. Dr. Strom completed her veterinary education at Ontario Veterinary College (the oldest veterinary school in North America), followed by a rotating internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital.

In her free time, Luanne enjoys hiking, mountain biking, running, and any outdoor activities in the mountains. She and her partner share their home with a cat named Tyson, an epileptic Frenchie named Boo, and their running partner, Scout, a Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix.

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Gina Rodriguez

Dr. Gina Rodriguez is an Emergency Veterinarian for Veterinary Specialist of the Rockies. She graduated from St. George University and received her clinical training at Cornell University. Upon graduation, Gina completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Pieper Memorial Veterinary Center in Middletown, Connecticut. Her special interests within veterinary medicine are neurology and critical care medicine. Gina moved to Colorado a year ago from Connecticut and plans on making the beautiful state of Colorado her forever home. Gina is excited to be a part of a new and growing specialty hospital.

Gina lives in Centennial. She has 2 dogs: Captain and Cooper. Captain is a chocolate Labrador and tri-pod. Cooper is a Dachshund mix from the island of Grenada. In her free time, Gina enjoys hiking, exploring, traveling and just being outdoors.