A move to Denver led her to open Urban Veterinary Care in January of 2003.
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 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.
After graduating from Michigan State University with a BA in interior design, she moved to Denver and worked in design for 5 years before returning to her interest in veterinary medicine.
Being from the south and loving the beach, Dr. Purdy never saw herself living in a place where it snows. However, after visiting Denver, she fell in love with the city and the mountains.
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.
Dr. Ungar has worked as a small animal veterinarian around Denver since 2003 and completed training in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Acupuncture at the Chi Institute in Florida.