Our Veterinarians

Dr. Shannon Lemons

Owner, Veterinarian

Shannon is an avid mystery reader, and the step-by-step process of ruling out suspects is much like a challenging veterinary medicine case! This aspect of the job appealed to her so much that she went back to school to become a veterinarian.

Dr. Lemons is a native Texan, having grown up on a farm and ranch in the Texas Panhandle. Her journey to veterinary medicine wasn’t as direct as some—she considered medical school, law school, and sports medicine before settling on a veterinary career. After spending a few years as a medical transcriptionist, she applied to Colorado State University’s veterinary school and was accepted. After school she moved back to Texas, but missed the mountains of Colorado. She came back to the Pikes Peak region in 2001, discovering Teller Park Veterinary Service shortly thereafter.

Dentistry is one of Dr. Lemons’ passions within veterinary medicine. She’s even taken multiple classes from a local world-renowned veterinary dentist, and loves the way that professional dental care relieves pain and improves quality of life for her patients. She also enjoys nail trims and ear-hair clippings.

At home, Dr. Lemons’ house is full of pets. Her sidekick Cayenne often comes to work with her, and is the official greeter at the office. Clyde and Grace are Great Danes, and Peyton enjoys watching his namesake in a Bronco’s uniform. Shannon also has several horses: Cochise, Deven, and Shaman.

Dr. Lemons’ favorite hobby is dressage training, which she started about five years ago. She says it’s become more like an obsession!

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Dr. Lisa Berg

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Lisa Berg was fascinated with biological science ever since her early days growing up in the suburbs of Chicago. She’s also been passionate about pets for as long as she can remember. What better way to explore her love for science while improving the lives of animals, Dr. Berg mused, than by working in the veterinary field?

Dr. Berg attended Colorado State University to earn her undergraduate degree in equine science, and remained at the school to obtain her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She now serves as a part-time Associate Veterinarian here at Teller Park Veterinary Service, where she makes it her mission to use diagnostics, state-of-the-art treatment techniques, and preventative care to help keep the area’s pets as healthy as possible.

Dr. Berg and her husband live with several rescued dogs and cats, multiple horses, and a donkey. When she isn’t caring for the area’s pets or enjoying the company of her own four-legged companions, she likes competing in equestrian events and hiking through the area’s national forests with her husband.

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Dr. Nicole Brooks

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Nicole Brooks is the daughter of a nurse and a doctor, and her mother even had veterinary training—she grew up with a keen awareness of pets’ healthcare needs. When it became time to decide on a career path, Dr. Brooks didn’t have any doubt in her mind. Veterinary medicine was the perfect choice for her!

Dr. Brooks is originally from Massachusetts but grew up in California, Texas, Minnesota, Florida, and Rhode Island. She earned her undergraduate degree in animal science at the University of Rhode Island, where she volunteered at a nearby farm and also worked as a receptionist at a local animal hospital during her studies. After graduation, Dr. Brooks obtained her Veterinary Technician’s license from the New England Institute of Technology; after working as a Tech for a brief period, she was accepted into Ross University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in the Caribbean to earn her Doctorate.

Dr. Brooks completed her clinical year of veterinary school at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, where she focused on large- and small-animal practice, before launching her professional veterinary career. Now, she’s thrilled to help the pets and animal parents of the area as one of Teller Park Veterinary Service’s Associate Veterinarians! Dr. Brooks is especially fond of complicated internal medicine cases and ophthalmology work; she even completed a rotation focused on eye care during her time at Iowa State University.

Dr. Brooks’ interests outside of veterinary medicine include painting and drawing, gaming, camping and hiking with her husband and dogs, and creative writing. At home, she and her husband Michael—a wildlife biologist who works primarily with shorebirds—share their lives with two canine companions, both of whom came from the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. Ollivander is the larger of the pair and loves to stand on his hind legs like a human; Muggles was rescued by Dr. Brooks after experiencing an unfortunate run-in with a pack of monkeys.

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