Dr. Martin King

Our TeamMartin was born in Thermopolis, Wyoming. He attended the University of Wyoming before taking time off from school. He then did construction and oil field work in the Big Home Basin. In 1981 he married Margaret (Peggy) King. They have 2 daughters, Melinda and Lindsey. They have one grandson, Damion and one granddaughter. Martin graduated from Kansas State University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Science. In 1997 he graduated from Kansas State University with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. After graduation he practiced in Nixa, Missouri for 3 years at a small animal and exotic animal practice. In 2000 he moved to Colorado and practiced at Banfield the Pet Hospital for 2 years before going into emergency and critical care at Animal Hospital Emergency and Specialty Center. On his days off he would do relief veterinary work at various general practices throughout the Denver region. Martin is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Colorado Veterinary Medical Association. He loves veterinary medicine and his primary interests are exotic animal medicine and surgery, small animal soft tissue surgery and emergency and critical care. He splits his time between Buena Vista and goes to Castle Rock where he works at an emergency/general practice. Martin likes to hike, back pack, camp, snow shoe, cross country ski and 4 wheeling.

Dr. Margaret (Peggy) King

Peggy was born in Newfoundland and moved to Colorado Springs when she was 4 years old. She attended one year at the University of Colorado before entering a 2 year program and earned her associates in Medical Laboratory Technology. She lived in Springfield, Colorado for a year before moving to Wyoming to work as a medical laboratory technologist. She met Martin in Thermopolis, Wyoming where she was working as a laboratory technologist at the hospital there. They married in 1981. Peggy went back to school at the University of Wyoming where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology in 1991 . She graduated from the Kansas State University with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She practiced in a general practice in Branson, Missouri for one year before moving to Springfield Missouri to practice emergency and critical care. From there she moved back to Colorado in 2000 to practice emergency and critical care at Animal Hospital Specialty Center. On her days off she did relief veterinary services for general practices and the Denver Dumb Friends League. In 2008 she went to work for the All Cat Clinic before moving to Buena Vista. She is a member of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners and Association of Shelter Veterinarians.

Peggy’s primary interests are internal medicine, critical care and emergency medicine and feline medicine. She likes back packing, hiking, 4 wheeling, snow shoe and cross country skiing.

Both Martin and Peggy have 4 cats, Fuzzy, Dickens, Sweet Pete and Pandora and one dog, Pepper.

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