Dr. Ronald Kelpe

 Dr. Ron Kelpe is a Nebraska native, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate in Biochemistry at Kansas State, and a 1984 Doctorate from Iowa State.  His areas of special interest include cardiology, ophthalmology, and surgery.  In his free time Dr. Kelpe enjoys running marathons, gardening, and golf.  He is a longtime community resident, and owns four cats and two dogs.

Dr. Robert Moore
Dr. Moore is a co-owner of the hospital and a Board Certified Specialist in surgery. He is a 1978 graduate of Auburn University and a native of Florida. Dr. Moore is available on an on-call basis for consultation and surgery at our hospital. 

Dr. Lisa Maillard


Dr. Maillard graduated from Colorado State University in 1990.  As a child, she lived in Varese, Italy until her family moved back to Denver, Colorado in 1976.  She enjoys speaking French, Italian, and English.  Her areas of special interest include dermatology, preventative medicine, radiology, and internal medicine.  Outside of work, Dr. Maillard spends her time horseback riding, hiking, swimming, and reading.  She and Clyde have 2 dogs, multiple cats, and a few horses.

Dr.Kim McKee

IM001521.JPG Dr. Kim McKee is a 1981 graduate of UC Davis that relocated to RSM in September 2000.  She loves feline and canine geriatric medicine, dentistry, and is a certified laser surgeon.  She also cares for rabbits,rodents and guinea pigs.  Dr. McKee has 2 grown kids (Alex and Kate), 2 cat kids (Lily Pawter and Mr. Weasley), and 4 grand dogs and cats.  She enjoys wine tasting, travel, historical sites, and the stars.

Dr.Celine Hayek

Dr. Celine Hayek was born in the UK and she was  California raised. She graduated from Cal Polytechnic, San  Luis Obispo in 2004 for her B.S. degree in Animal Science. In 2006, Dr. Hayek attended St. George’s University, West Indies, for her veterinary education. After 3 years of the slow Caribbean life, she traveled to Pennsylvania. She could not help but come back to her home in sunny So. Cal., where she attended two years of interning in Ventura. While there, she worked along-side specialty veterinarians in the field of Oncology, Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency, Surgery, and Medicine. She has now been working professionally for 5 years. Currently she lives with her 2 lovely dogs, Dulce, a Chihuahua, and Pace, a Terrier mix. Her favorite things to do in her free time are hiking, swimming, play tennis, travel and run with her dogs…and she loves chocolate too!


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