Pete DeTolve, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Michigan State University


Dr. Pete DeTolve graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Upon graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Pete was accepted into an internship program at VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center where he practiced for an intense year under the guidance and supervision of board certified specialists. After completion of his internship, he moved to Colorado where he practiced as a daytime emergency veterinarian at VCA Douglas County Animal Hospital. Dr. Pete takes special interest in emergency medicine, surgery, and dentistry.

He was recently awarded for excellence in medical directing by VCA.  He serves on the Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society (DAVMS) Board as the North Area Director.  He was also accepted into the class of 2015 for the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) Power of Ten Leadership Academy. He also volunteers his time at Adams County Animal Shelter, and regularly performs dental procedures on animals awaiting adoption.

He and is wife are the proud owners of five dogs (Whiskey Business Jones, Small Man, Ana Petunia, Georgina Sue, and Hans), two cats (Zoomina and Smat), and three chickens (Lulu Belle, Maude, Esmerelda). They also are frequent "foster parents" for many animals of Adams County Animal Shelter - they oftentimes have multiple dogs or cats staying at their house while needing medical care or are awaiting adoption. 

He enjoys spending time with his wife, is an avid snowboarder, and enjoys anything that has to do with the outdoors.  They share care of an impressive garden in the backyard.  Most recently he has taken up fly fishing and tying.