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.

Hospital Administrator

Tammi Morrison

Tammi Morrison is the Hospital Administrator for Veterinary Specialists of the Rockies. She is a Colorado native and a proud Douglas County resident. Prior to working in the veterinary industry, Tammi worked in credit and customer service departments within large retail organizations. Tammi has over 20 years of experience in the veterinary industry. She began her career as an overnight emergency technician after graduating from Bel-Rae Institute of Animal Technology in 1998. Her experience expanded into managing a large ER in a referral hospital for over 17 years. For the past 3 years, she has managed a general practice and assisted with various staff educational events. During her tenure in the industry, Tammi has prided herself with caring for the patients, staff and community with whom she is involved.

During her free time, Tammi and her husband spend time with their son, Robbie; their Shepherd mix, Teva; and a Cockatoo named Cody. Tammi is also a SCUBA instructor and loves to travel.

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. Heidi Servi

Dr. Heidi Servi is an Emergency Veterinarian for Veterinary Specialists of the Rockies. Heidi moved to Colorado 5 years ago and is originally from Chicago. She worked as a Certified Veterinary Technician in the surgery department of a specialty hospital for 6 years where she developed a strong interest in both emergency medicine as well as physical rehabilitation and alternative healing modalities for post-operative patients.

Wanting to pursue additional education and a change of scenery, she decided to move to Madison where she completed her undergraduate degree in Biology followed by her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008. After several years working in private practice she elected to complete a one-year internship focused on Emergency and Critical Care at Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

In her free time, she enjoys cooking, yoga, hiking, camping and enjoying all Colorado has to offer with her partner, twin boys and daughter. She is excited to have just moved to Castle Rock and is looking forward to hopefully adopting a puppy soon to add to the current clan of four precocious cats, one adorable Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix and a menagerie of freshwater fish. She recently passed her veterinary acupuncture exams and is in the process of completing her IVAS (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society) certification.

DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Dr. Geri Lake-Bakaar

Dr. Geri Lake-Bakaar is a veterinary Cardiologist for Veterinary Specialists of the Rockies. Geri graduated from Harvard University in 2003 (BA), Cornell University in 2007, and University of California, Davis (DACVIM, Cardiology) in 2013. Between veterinary school and her residency, she also completed a rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center, and a post-doc fellowship at Harvard/MGH.

Geri is devoted to caring for all animals and providing compassionate, quality care to all of her patients. She has a particular interest in education and has traveled the state providing continuing education lectures to veterinarians and has also designed a series of client education materials. Dr.Lake-Bakaar is also a section editor for an educational website on VIN (the Veterinary Information Network).

Lead Technician

Steph Romero

Steph Romero is the Lead Technician for Veterinary Specialists of the Rockies. Steph has lived in Colorado since she was ten years old, originally residing in the Chicago area.

She started working in emergency and critical care as a Technician Assistant while she attended Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. While attending school, she discovered her passion for critical care medicine. Her experience includes a year in general practice and nine years as an emergency technician.

Outside of work, Steph enjoys the outdoors where she loves skiing, hiking and paddle boarding. She has four dogs: Sebastian, a Labrador; Zoe, a Australian Kelpie; Elvis, a Dachshund mix; and Harley, a Chihuahua. She also has a cat named Bonkers.

Inventory Manager

Mo Good

Mo Good is the Inventory Manager for Veterinary Specialists of the Rockies. Mo began her career in the veterinary field when she was in high school. While pursuing her passion for pets, she met her husband named Russ. Mo and Russ ran a small animal hospital together before Hurricane Katrina. Their team of doctors immediately relocated to assist in animal rescue efforts while Mo remained in Chicago to run Fur Keeps Animal Rescue. The fast-paced lifestyle over those few months led her into emergency work as a Veterinary Technician.

Mo’s real enthusiasm for the job is two-fold; high volume laboratory workloads and delivering high quality care to the patients in I.C.U. After Mo finished her Associates degree in Business Management, she attended Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. Mo is a Certified Canine Myotherapist, Certified Veterinary Technician, and hopes to VTS in clinical pathology.

Mo and Russ have a variety of pets. Ditka, a Corgie-Rottweiler mix, is the doting big brother who believes the Exotic Shorthair, Trillian, is his own personal pet. Zelda is a Wire-Haired Terrier mix that would prefer to be on a paddleboard or wrapped around your neck, like a scarf. Their newest addition is a female Pug, named Curmudgeon, who became the unofficial mascot of VSR.

Outside of work, Mo pursued an exciting quest: backpacking the 483-mile Colorado trail, which she finished in September 2017. She is an avid gardener, gamer, horror movie fan, and hiker.

Front Desk Manager

Melanie Bunting

Melanie Bunting is the Front Desk Manager for Veterinary Specialists of the Rockies. Melanie moved to Colorado when she was twelve years old, so considers herself mostly a Colorado native. She has loved animals for as long as she can remember.

Melanie has worked in the animal industry for nine years with six of those years in client services. She strives to make people as comfortable as possible when there is an uncomfortable situation.

In her personal time, Melanie enjoys reading, gardening, camping, hiking with her three dogs and spending time with her family.