What's special about Liberty Animal Hospital?

Liberty Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital staffed by highly qualified and skilled professionals who are dedicated to providing excellent, compassionate patient care. We use the latest advances in diagnostics to make educated decisions regarding your pets' specific needs.

At Liberty Animal Hospital, we value compassion, self-motivation, excellence, integrity and respect. Client satisfaction and education along with staff personal and professional development are very important to us. Liberty Animal Hospital is committed to inspiring people individually to make a difference in their lives!


Learn a Little About Our Staff

And what makes them passionate about their work!

Aris Atakem,

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr Atakem was 1 of 2 to win a nation-wide contest in Chad for a scholarship to go to veterinary school. He graduated from the Inter-States School of Science and Veterinary Medicine in Dakar, Senegal in 2006. He moved to Colorado the same year and attended Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine from 2008 to 2010. He has worked in private practice since 2011 as an associate veterinarian, a mobile vet but also an emergency veterinarian in the Denver Metro Area and Littleton.
Dr Atakem founded Liberty Animal Hospital in 2016. He is a well-rounded veterinarian with a particular interest in Orthopedic and Soft Tissue surgeries, but also, Laparoscopic Surgery, Arthritis and Obesity.
Dr Atakem loves to build long-lasting relationships with people. He treats every pet he cares for as his own and is driven by the desire to contribute to human and animal well-being. Away from the hospital, he is a dance instructor and Martial artist. He also enjoys sports and most outdoors activities.


Nicole Peyton,

Client Care Specialist & Marketing Manager

I was born and raised in Colorado. My first job during high school, was a Veterinary Assistant. A year later, I decided since I enjoyed being around animals and loved what I was doing. I wanted to make a career out of it, and became a Veterinarian Technician. I continued to worked at the same place I started in high school until I was 24 years old. While working I attended college, and after a lot of changed majors, I finally made up my mind and obtained my Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration. I grew out of being a Vet Tech and started my career in Healthcare. After college, I started as a full time Certified Nursing Assistant and part time phlebotomist. Then my life changed when my beautiful daughter, Mia, was born in January 2013. A few months later I started to work at an Assisted Living that was expanding quickly and due to expansion, I had the option to move to California to pursue my career/dream job as a Program Director, running a Memory Care facility. I enjoyed it, but after a few years realized, I rather just go to volunteer. Now, I am back to enjoy and love on all the animals at Liberty Animal Hospital, and I wouldn’t want it any other way!


Rosie Gonzales,

Certified Veterinary Nurse

Rosie is a Colorado native.  She attended PIMA Medical Institute, graduated in 2000 and has been working in the veterinary field ever since. Rosie has experience from general practice to emergency. However, her vast experience is in Orthopedics as a scrub nurse. Outside of work Rosie enjoys spending time with her three boys and 2 dogs. She also enjoys hiking, boxing and playing softball.


Brittany Rowe,

Veterinary Nurse

Brittany grew up in the Cascade Mountains north of Seattle, Washington. There she grew up loving to wrangle wildlife, travel, the outdoors, and painting. Brittany received her degree in Biology from Elon University in North Carolina. Since graduation she has worked as a Zookeeper & Guide for the Phoenix Zoo, and Wildlife World Zoo in Arizona. Brittany has also worked in general practice in southern Colorado. For the past two years Brittany has been working as a specialty technician in Neurology. Brittany has 3 cats and 1 tortoise. In her spare time she enjoys painting wildlife and pet portraits. She also enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and hopes to pursue a graduate degree in animal behavior for large carnivores.