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About Us

Anaconda Veterinary Clinic is a full-service Veterinary Clinic and has been proudly treating the beloved pets of the Anaconda community for over 50 years.

 

When Dr. Z took over the practice he made the four pillars of how he runs the practice.

1. High Quality Medical Care

2. World Class Customer Service

3. Continuous Improvement

4. Teamwork

We simply adore our animal friends and understand the value a pet brings to life. That’s why we focus on preventative medicine as the basis for superior veterinary care.

Our Team

We are a medical professional staff with a home town feel. We take our clients and work very seriously but we like to mix a little fun into the equation when possible. Meet our staff and know their professional and goofy side roles here at Anaconda Vet Clinic.

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Dr. Eric Zuniga DVM

Lead Doctor

Mr. Talk-your-ear-off

Dr.Z graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has a DVM and MBA degree which he took simultaneously. He earned his BS of Biology from the University of Wisconsin.  Dr. Z is an honorably discharged veteran.  He served as a staff veterinarian caring for military working dogs that keep our heroes safe.

Dr. Z's professional interests include dermatology, internal medicine, and surgery.  His goal is to provide the community with high quality medical care and world class customer service.

Dr. Z goes by "Eric" to friends, family, and clients.  To Veronica, his wife of 27 years he answers to "My Dolly.  Together, they have 2 adult children and 2 grandchildren.  In addition, they have five special needs fur babies at home.  In his spare time, Dr. Z enjoys hiking and riding his motorcycle.​

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Veronica Zuniga, MBA

Director of Business Operations

Dog Whisperer

Veronica earned her MBA from North Park University in Chicago and her BS in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.  She has over 25 years of successful experience in managing and growing businesses. 

 

Veronica's passions include her family and her 5 dogs.  Her fur babies stories are as follows:

Carl was rescued from a research center where he was scheduled to be euthanized upon completion of the study. 

Peanut found and adopted Veronica from a kill shelter in Colorado. 

Trouble, the Basset Hound, was to be euthanized after a severe fracture of her leg as a puppy, however Veronica convinced Dr. Z and one of his colleagues to fix her leg and give her a second chance at life.

Mama Dog captured Veronica's heart after being thrown out of moving car.  They bonded over Kentucky Fried Chicken and have been inseparable ever since. 

Mojo belong to a Soldier who served with Dr. Z.  After the soldiers death Mojo was ordered to be euthanized.  Dr. Z "forgot" to do the job for about 3 years until his retirement.  During this time Mojo served as the hospital mascot at Fort Campbell KY.  After Dr. Z's retirement, Mojo adopted Veronica as his mom and lived happily ever after.

Stay tuned for more dogs to make there way into her heart!

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Jordyn Little

Marketing and Media Manager

Ms. Unnecessary Miniature Farm

Jordyn is a graduate of the University of Wyoming where she earned a BS in Marketing.  She handles Anaconda Vet Clinic's marketing, social media, and PR. 

 

In her free time she enjoys traveling, reading, golf, hiking, fishing, camping, and really anything that gets her outside.

 

She and her husband Austin have two daughters, 8 chickens, 2 cats, and a crazy Dalmatian!

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Naomi Emerson

Veterinary Technician

Ms. Brains of the Operations

Naomi has been a cornerstone of the Anaconda Vet Clinic for the last 20 years.  She is a jack of all trades at the clinic and is the go to person when answers are needed. 

 

She enjoys spending time with her son Devin and a pack of fur babies.  In her free time she likes hiking and four wheeling in her Chevy Tahoe. 

 

She is currently studying to take her exam to earn the title of Certified Veterinary Technician.

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Shianne Ninefeldt

Veterinary Technician

Animal kisser

Shianne is a graduate of the Pima Institue where she studied to become a Certified Veterinary Assistant.  She is currently studying to earn her Certified Veterinary Technician license and an AS of Science degree. 

 

In her spare time Shianne enjoys spending time with her family the most. Well, second to loving all the animals in the clinic.  She is also a Colorado Avalanche fan, but we don't hold that against her (Go Redwings!)

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Dawn Gochenaur

Certified Veterinary Asst. / Certified Groomer

The Chef

Dawn is a valuable teammate who fills several roles.  She is the area's only certified pet groomer! You go girl! She also recently completed her studies to become a Certified Veterinary Assistant.  Dawn also helps with taking care of the pets in our boarding area. 

 

Dawn is married to Rick and keeps a pack of Huskies at her house.  Among her interests are horses, fishing, and hunting.  She earned her unofficial title of "Chef" due to her expertise in Mexican cooking.

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