Dr. Rupp Fuller discoverd her passion for veterinary medicine at an early age. In 1993, Dr. Rupp Fuller completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree at Kansas State University. She soon found herself practicing in several busy, well-regarded veterinary hospitals in the Chicago area. A move to Denver led her to open Urban Veterinary Care in January of 2003.
Dr. Rupp Fuller started working with animals and veterinarians when she was 15, and has been practicing professionally since 1993, including many years in the Chicago area. Prior to opening Urban Vet Care, she worked as a relief doctor in many veterinary hospitals in Denver.
She enjoys running Urban Vet Care and particularly loves having her own practice where she can implement her own high standards in veterinary care and service. She shares her home with her 2 children, her dogs Birch and Gravy, and her cat Reuben.
Dr. Diana Luplow
Dr. Diana Luplow graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in Zoology and spends every fall Saturday watching football (War Eagle!). During her college years, she traveled to South Africa to do conservation work with wildlife and provide veterinary care to pets in the townships. She then finished her veterinary studies at Mississippi State where she found her best friend, a golden retriever named Izzy. Dr. Luplow then happily moved to Colorado in search of the fun outdoor activities and an escape from the heat of the South. She began practicing in Colorado in 2014 and has developed an interest in dentistry as well as working with fearful, anxious, and aggressive pets. Dr. Luplow joined Urban Vet Care in July, 2017.
Dr. Rodrigo Vélez is originally from Mexico. Since he was 9 years old, he knew his passion was to work with animals. It was this passion which allowed him to obtain his DVM degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2013. While he was in the school, he had the chance be part of a wide range of externships; from sea turtle and whale shark monitoring off the Mexican shore, to wild fox research in Chile, to wildlife rehabilitation in Virginia.
Shortly after graduation, Rodrigo and his family (his wife Sophie and their doggie Mezcal, a Labrador mix) decided to move to Denver, Colorado where he has been practicing small animal medicine since 2014. Dr Vélez especially enjoys internal medicine and animal dentistry.
In his time off, Rodrigo enjoys spending time with his family hiking, camping, and exploring Colorado as well as watching the games of the Spanish Soccer League.
Dr. Jessica Rooker
Dr. Rooker grew up on a rural dairy farm in Manson, North Carolina. She was exposed to typical farm chores such as milking cows and driving tractors, but could usually be found in the pastures making friends with all the farm cats, dogs, ducks, and even green snakes.
Dr. Rooker attended North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where she double majored in Biology and Animal Science, with a minor in Genetics. She graduated in 2002 with Summa Cum Laude and valedictorian honors. She earned her veterinary degree at North Carolina State University Veterinary College in 2007. From 2007 through 2018, she has worked at clinics in Georgia and the Texas Hill Country. Dr. Rooker loves working with cats and dogs and has particular interests in internal medicine, dentistry, and dermatology.
Away from work, Dr. Rooker can be found either at the gym, partaking in an outdoor adventure, or taking it easy baking in the company of her cats Pearl and Olive Oil.
Dr. Shane Zambon was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago and earned a B.A. in both psychology and anthropology from The University of Illinois. She then entered a Masterʼs program in anthropology at Southern Illinois University. After collecting data on primate tool use for her Masterʼs thesis, Dr. Zambon decided that veterinary medicine was more in line with her professional interests. She completed her DVM at Purdue University in 2006. After graduation, Dr. Zambon entered a one year rotating internship at The Ohio State University. Once her internship was complete, Dr. Zambon moved to Denver to practice emergency medicine at a busy emergency and referral clinic. Dr. Zambon joined Urban Vet Care as a relief vet in the summer of 2014, and has been doing regular shifts with us since this time.
Dr. Zambon loves emergency medicine, but her other professional interests include: ophthalmology, cardiology, and internal medicine. She lives in Denver with her husband, two young boys, and four legged friends (1 dog and 2 cats). When there is a free moment, Dr. Zambon enjoys hiking, practicing yoga, and snowboarding.
Dr. Betsy Feighner was born and raised in Indiana, received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at DePauw University and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University. During her studies, Betsy developed particular interest in feline, shelter and internal medicine. She then went on to complete a rotating small animal medicine, surgery and emergency internship at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Charlotte, North Carolina. Upon completion, the mountains were calling and Betsy moved to Denver in August 2012.
After practicing at another small animal clinic in the Denver area, Betsy joined the Urban Vet Care family in March 2014 and is thrilled to be a part of such a progressive, compassionate practice and part of the Jefferson Park community. Outside of work, Betsy prefers to be outdoors whenever possible, hiking, skiing and camping her way across Colorado with her Fiancé Luke. She also enjoys baking, yoga and seeing live music.
Dr. Lauren Ungar, CVA was born and raised on Long Island in New York. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and then headed south to the Caribbean island of St. Kitts where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University. She spent her final, clinical year of veterinary school at the University of Georgia and, after graduation in 2003, she and her husband moved to Colorado where they have called home ever since.
Dr. Ungar lives in the suburbs of Denver with her husband, two beautiful children, their rescue Doberman, Sydney and their cat, Serena. They spend their free time enjoying the great Colorado outdoors and love traveling, skiing, hiking, music concerts and camping.
Dr. Ungar has worked as a small animal veterinarian around Denver since 2003 and recently completed training in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Acupuncture at the Chi Institute in Florida. Acupuncture has been an interest of hers for many years and she has personally experienced the benefits of it. Dr. Ungar is excited to be able to offer this amazing therapy to the patients at Urban Vet Care.