Valley Emergency Pet Care

180 Fiou Lane, Ste. 101
Basalt, CO 81621


Rebecca Everest

Rebecca Everest, Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT), Head Technician

Rebecca is originally from northern Michigan, moving to the Roaring Fork Valley in the fall of 2006 to pursue a career in Veterinary Technology. She attended Colorado Mountain College's Veterinary Technology Program and graduated in 2009.  After a summer of relief work at the Aspen Animal Hospital, she was hired at Valley Emergency Pet Care in August 2009.

For Rebecca, it is all about the animals and their owners at any time of the day or night.  "People may not remember what you said or did but they will remember how you made them feel."  On the emergency side of medicine, this quote is important to Rebecca because in an emergency, a client often will not remember exactly what happened, but that client will remember how they felt after having a pet in our care.

Rebecca has two wonderful rescue dogs - Jasper, a Pit Bull/Mastiff and Olivine, a Pit Bull/American Bull Dog.  Both dogs frequently accompany her on hikes or while she is snowshoeing in Colorado's beautiful back country.



Rhonda Roberts

Rhonda Roberts, Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

After moving to the Roaring Fork Valley in 1990 to try her hand at being a ski bum, Rhonda began a dedicated career in the veterinary field. A top graduate from Colorado Mountain College (CMC) Veterinary Technology program, she specialized in large animal technical support. Currently, Rhonda teaches Equine Management and Clinical Techniques at CMC.

Before joining VEPC in 2007, Rhonda enjoyed working as a surgical technician for two years at a private veterinary surgical practice.  Specializing now in emergency and critical care nursing, Rhonda's experience and professional demeanor add a special touch to our team. 

When not at Valley Emergency Pet Care, Rhonda can be found exploring with her dogs Jaeger and Lola, biking, rock climbing or horseback riding.  She spends most summer weekends entering her horse in challenging 3-day eventing competitions.  Even more recently Rhonda (aka R2) has been pursuing a couple side careers in Rock and Roll photography and promotions, as well as making clothing, accessories and dog collars from recycled bicycle parts.



Marietta Cooke

Marietta Brenner, Veterinary Technician

Marietta has been a veterinary technician for ten years.  She moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in November 2011 after living in Denver for three years.  She is originally from Louisiana and also spent some time in California.  She has worked at VEPC since February of 2012.

She has one dog, a Shiba Inu named Teemu, two cats (Tony and Panther) and loves spending time outdoors with her husband, her three year-old daughter and new baby boy.  Some of her favorite activities are fishing, hiking, camping, cooking and enjoying all the mountains and rivers have to offer.

"The creatures we share this planet with are precious to us for so many reasons.  I love being there for them in their time of need, just as they are there for us - no questions asked."



Angie Bloomfield

Angie Bloomfield, Veterinary Technician 

Angie moved from Indiana in 2005 to complete the Veterinary Technician program at Colorado Mountain College. After graduating, she could not possibly leave after experiencing all the beauty, fun and opportunities the Roaring Fork Valley had to offer. Directly after graduation in the spring of 2007, Angie started working full time at the Aspen Animal Hospital and doing relief work at Valley Emergency Pet Care. That same year she was recruited and joined the Aspen Highlands Ski Patrol. Since then she has split her seasons between working as a veterinary technician and ski patrolling every winter. Angie is also a search and rescue dog handler with her avalanche search and rescue dog Sienna. Angie and Sienna are routinely training their avalanche search skills on Aspen Highlands and neighboring mountains during the winter. 

When Angie is not working she enjoys almost any athletic adventure but primarily cycling and skiing. Although a strong interest in veterinary science led her to the profession, it is being a part of the healing, care and nursing of pets of all species and breeds that makes it a most rewarding job at Valley Emergency Pet Care.



Amanda Ramsay

Amanda Ramsay, Veterinary Technician

Amanda has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for 10 years.  She has worked at the Aspen Animal Hospital for the past six (6) years and just recently joined the staff at Valley Emergency Pet Care full-time.

Amanda attended Bel Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology in Denver.  Her undergraduate degree is from Montana State University.

She is the proud owner of Rainer, a 12 year old yellow lab and enjoys rock climbing, telemark skiing and gardening.