Our staff veterinarians and technicians at PEH are trained and experienced in performing common emergency surgeries. Common Surgeries Include: Pyometra OHE, Gastric Dilation Volvulus (GDV), C-Sections, Splenectomy, Gastrotomy, Enterotomy, Intestinal Resection and Anastamosis, Amputation (digit, limb, tail), Eye proptosis repair/ Enucleation, Reduction and temporary fixation of fractures and luxations, Degloving wounds, and Emergency Cystotomy.
In the event of an advanced surgery, a surgical specialist is called in or the patient is referred to a surgical specialty center. For cases requiring a specialist, or for elective orthopedic surgery, we are fortunate to have numerous board-certified and residency-trained surgeons to perform surgery. Surgeon choice depends on availability, schedule, cost, and client preference. Our highly trained staff works closely with these specialists to develop a surgery, anesthesia, and post-operative plan.
Randy Willer, DVM, MS, MBA, Diplomate ACVS
Randy Willer received his DVM degree from Iowa State University in 1985. He then completed an Internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, MA followed by the completion of a small animal surgical residency at Colorado State University in 1990. Additionally, Dr. Willer received a Masters Degree in Veterinary Clinical Sciences from CSU. He became a member of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1991 after completing his Board Certifying Exam.
Dr. Willer practiced as a surgeon in Denver following his residency and co-founded the specialty center, Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado. Later he opened up another specialty center in Northern Colorado, Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado. Doctor Willer performed surgery on a mobile basis during this time, as well as in house referral surgery services. In 2003, Dr. Willer completed an MBA degree from Colorado State University and sold his specialty practice to VCA Antech, Inc. He joined VCA Antech, Inc. in 2005 and worked with the company for 5 years serving as a Regional Medical Director setting quality standards within hospitals and assisting in the oversight of 4 specialty hospitals and 60+ general practices. Additionally, other duties were included such as: staff recruiting, mergers and acquisitions, surgical assistance, and day to day operational and managerial duties. Dr. Willer started a mobile surgical practice in the Denver metro area and Northern Colorado called (Front Range Mobile Surgical Specialists, PC) in early 2010. He understands firsthand the importance of the roles and relationships between clients, their pets, referring Veterinarians, and Veterinary Specialists in order to deliver the best experience possible for everyone. Dr. Willer has many years of experience in surgery to assist in offering the best solutions for clients and their loved pets. By providing mobile surgical services, he is able to bring this experience to the veterinary practices directly.
Jennifer L. Fick, DVM, Diplomate, ACVS
Dr. Fick grew up in suburban Chicago and realized at a very young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian.
She completed her undergraduate training at Carleton College in Northfield Minnesota, where she majored in Biology. She attended veterinary school at the University of Minnesota, graduating at the top of her class. She was then selected for a one year rotating internship in Emergency, Medicine, and Surgery at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After the internship, she returned to the University of Minnesota for a 3 year Residency Program in Surgery.
Upon completion of her Residency, Dr. Fick accepted a Clinical Instructor position at the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. During her year in Florida, she completed and passed the credentialing examination to become a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Following her dream of living in Colorado, Dr. Fick next accepted a position with Flatiron Veterinary Specialists in Longmont, where she worked both as a mobile surgeon in the northern Front Range, as well as a staff surgeon within the Longmont hospital for 2 years. She was then offered a position at VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver, where she has worked as a staff surgeon for the past 5 years.
Dr. Fick is excited to join Front Range Mobile Surgical Specialists and return to offering mobile surgical services to hospitals within the northern Front Range. Her passion is orthopedics, including fracture repair, TPLO, and arthroscopy, but she also brings a wide variety of soft tissue and neurologic surgical experience to the table. She understands the importance of developing great working relationships with referring veterinarians, and strives to achieve great client service and communication.
Dr. Fick lives in Erie, CO with her husband, German Shepherd, and two cats. In her spare time she enjoys skiing, hiking, and running.
Dr. Jeremiah D. Moorer, DVM, Diplomate ACVS
Dr. Jeremiah Moorer grew up in South Georgia and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia in 2008. He completed a 1 year rotating internship at Texas A&M University after graduation. He then spent 1 year at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center as a surgical intern before obtaining a residency in small animal surgery at Oklahoma State University. He completed the 3 year residency at OSU in 2013 and stayed on for a year as faculty. During that time he also passed the ACVS certification examination in 2014 to become board-certified in small animal surgery. After leaving OSU, Dr. Moorer spent 3 years in San Antonio in a multi-specialty hospital performing soft tissue, orthopedic, and neurologic surgeries. He has been with FRMSS since September 2017.
Dr. Moorer has been married to his wife since 2010 and they have a rambunctious 4 year old son. In his spare time Dr. Moorer enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, camping, hunting, and training for triathlons.
Dr. Kevin McAbee, DVM, Diplomate ACVS
Originally from California, Dr. Kevin McAbee first came to Colorado in the mid 1990s after graduating from Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo to attend Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He earned his DVM in 1999 and has been a passionate veterinarian ever since. Following vet school, Dr. McAbee went on to complete general and surgical internships in Los Angeles, California and Jacksonville, Florida before being accepted into one of the best and most rigorous small animal surgical residencies in the country at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. After an intensive three years in New York, he stayed on staff for an additional fellowship year teaching other surgical residents and honing his skills. Dr. McAbee returned to Colorado after finishing his residency and became board-certified in small animal surgery in 2006. He has been practicing the art of surgery along the Front Range of Colorado for most of his career.
After helping hundreds of animals and their owners over the past decade as a small animal surgeon at busy specialty hospitals along the Front Range (with a short stint in Michigan to be closer to family), Dr. McAbee launched Spire in 2015. His mission is to provide specialty veterinary surgery with excellence, the highest ethics, and great compassion, without his patients or their owners having to leave the comfort and trust of their family veterinary practice.
Dr. McAbee considers himself extremely fortunate to be a veterinary surgeon, and he treats each patient with the veterinary knowledge, respect, and concern he would show his own pet. His years of experience have led him to understand that every animal—and every animal’s medical situation—is unique. With each dog or cat he meets, he strives to establish a connection, and he works with their primary veterinarian to provide the treatment that is best for that patient and their specific circumstances.
Dr. McAbee has extensive experience in all aspects of veterinary surgery including orthopedic, neurologic, and oncologic surgery. He also has advanced training in minimally invasive orthopedic surgery such as arthroscopy and has published and lectured nationally on this topic. In addition to TPLO and other orthopedic procedures, Dr. McAbee enjoys the challenge of oncologic surgery and has years of experience in this difficult subset of veterinary surgery.
Dr. Randy Smith, DVM
Consulting Surgeon: residency trained, practice limited to surgery
Dr. Smith received his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University, getting his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. He then continued at Colorado State University, receiving his DVM degree in 2004. Afterward, he completed a one year internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Denver and spent one year in a surgical residency at Texas A&M University.
While not a Diplomate of ACVS, he is residency-trained and is well-respected in Northern Colorado for his surgical knowledge and skills. Dr. Smith loves performing surgeries of any type and his veterinary practice is limited to performing surgeries through his mobile surgery business, Synergy Surgical.
Outside of work, Dr. Smith enjoys golfing, skiing, fishing, biking and hiking with his family, and watches his kids perform in sporting events and dance recitals at every possible opportunity.
Dr. Trent Gall, DVM, Diplomate ACVS
Dr. Trent Gall was born and raised in western Nebraska. He went to CSU for undergraduate and vet school, followed by the University of Guelph in Ontario Canada for his rotating internship. He then returned to Colorado for a surgical internship and went back to CSU for his surgical residency. Dr. Gall spent the next 6.5 years working in Longmont/Boulder in specialty practice and also performed mobile surgery during that time. Dr. Gall and family moved to the Boston area for almost three years but the mountains of Colorado drew them back home. Dr. Gall has recently started his own mobile surgery practice, Gall Mobile Veterinary Surgery, and is very happy to be back in Colorado! When not performing surgery Dr. Gall loves to spend time with his wife, two young and energetic sons, their two dogs Lily and George, and two new kittens Harry Potter and Hermione.