We have a very experienced and passionate team of doctors here at Broadview Animal Clinic. Each one of our doctors practices the highest level of veterinary medicine with the principles of Broadview in mind: Providing quality care at affordable prices. Please find a brief synopsis of each doctor below and as always feel free to contact us with questions about any one of our doctors.
Douglas davies, DVM
Dr. Davies was born and raised on a cattle ranch in eastern Colorado. He attended CSU and received a degree in Microbiology. Before attending Veterinary school, he worked with the longtime owner of Broadview Animal Clinic, Dr. Wingert. After Veterinary school, he returned to Broadview for ten years then later moved to Bay City, Michigan. He spent another nine years in Michigan practicing medicine. After leaving Bay City, he returned to Denver and has been back at Broadview since June of 2005. At home, Dr. Davies enjoys his two golden retrievers, one french bulldog, and cat.
Barbara Caldwell, DVM
Dr. Barbara Caldwell joined Broadview Animal Clinic in 2013 and has been a wonderful addition. She was born in Glen Burnie, Maryland and spent much of her childhood involved in 4-H, fostering her love of animals. She knew she wanted to be a veterinarian before she could say even say the word, "veterinarian". Dr. Caldwell attended undergrad at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos Texas, continuing with her graduate studies at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 2001 and moved to Colorado to do an internship where she has been practicing small animal medicine ever since. She is married with a beautiful daughter and has 2 four legged kids: Boss a black Labrador and Millie a teacup Chihuahua. In her free time, Dr. Caldwell enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and taking in the beautiful outdoors that Colorado has to offer.
Jason Rucker, DVM
Dr. Rucker was born and raised in a small town in Kansas. He attended Kansas State University receiving a degree in Animal Science before going on to veterinary school. Dr. Rucker received his DVM in 2003 and moved to Colorado with his wife shortly after. He has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Denver metro area since 2003 practicing both small animal medicine and equine field service. Dr. Rucker joined Broadview Animal Clinic in the spring of 2011. When he is not providing top quality care to Broadview's patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two beautiful daughters, as well as reading, landscaping, and skiing when he gets a chance. Dr. Rucker has two adorable French Bulldogs, Daisy and Rosie, which you can see pictured here.
mitch zale, dvm
Dr. Zale has lived in Colorado since 1975. He graduated from Evergreen High School and attended Colorado State University where he received a Bachelor in Microbiology and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Zale is a huge Broncos and Avalanche fan and enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family whether it be indoors or outdoors. He has a full house with 5 cats and 3 dogs.
eric hanson, dvm
Dr. Hanson was born and raised in a small town in Wisconsin. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2001 and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005. Dr. Hanson and his wife, Kim, have their daughter Rylee, their son Bryce, and their cat, Enchilada. Dr. Hanson enjoys hiking, kayaking, and spending time with his family.
erin newport, dvm
Dr. Erin Newport was born and raised in the New Orleans, LA area. Dr. Newport has always had a special connection with animals but did not decide to become a veterinarian and return to college until she was in her late twenties. She completed her undergraduate studies at Northeastern Louisiana University in Monroe, LA and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in Baton Rouge, LA in 1997. Following graduation, Dr. Newport moved to Denver where she has practiced veterinary medicine at her own clinic as well as other veterinary clinics. Dr. Newport has also worked for the American Animal Hospital Association where she developed programs for the veterinarian community among other achievements. Dr. Newport is the mother of two teenage boys and guardian of 3 cats and 2 rescue dogs. She and her fiancé, Jeff, enjoy spending time exploring CO while camping in their travel trailer.
Emily Hill, DVM
Dr. Emily Hill was born and raised in Castle Rock, CO. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (2016) and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (2020) at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. Dr. Hill loves working with all sorts of critters but what she enjoys most of all is the human-animal bond. She and her husband have a Cairn Terrier named Leia and a cat named Fiona. In her free time, Dr. Hill enjoys reading a good book and exploring the great outdoors, whether it be on foot, horseback, or on the water.