Dr. Arun Rustgi, a.k.a Dr. “R”
Arun received his veterinary degree from the University of Minnesota in 1994 and completed a small animal internship the following year at the University of Missouri. After 14 years of working in private practice, he broke out on his own and opened Mountainwood Pet Hospital in Windsor in 2008. This practice filled a niche for clients who wanted down to earth, compassionate, and personalized care for their pets.
Arun has two dogs, Puck and Penny. Who are also MWPH meeter and greeter’s. In Dr R’s spare time he likes to golf, play hockey and go skiing with his 2 sons Tage and Rayne.
“Puck” (hospital dog)
Meeter, greeter, and anything edible eater!
“Penny” (hospital dog)
sassy pants, meter greeter, Dr R’s dog.
Dr. Morganne Patterson
Morganne grew up in Northern Colorado in the small town of Nunn. She obtained both a Bachelors in Biology and a Masters in Biomedical Sciences from Colorado State University before entering their Veterinary Medicine Program. Morganne had the pleasure of working with Dr. R as a veterinary assistant before entering vet school and was honored to join the team here at Mountainwood Pet Hospital in August 2012. Her special interests include surgery and diagnostic imaging.
Morganne and her husband are blessed with a beautiful daughter named Payton,son Hunter and two furry kids, Pappy (the oversized Papillion pictured) and Blaise (a dilute calico cat). In her free time, Morganne enjoys spending time with her family and pets, visiting the mountains, or doing projects around her house.
Dr. Janie Wagstaff
Janie graduated from Colorado State University with her DVM in May 2003. She practiced at several small animal hospitals in Fort Collins before joining the Mountainwood Pet Hospital team in July 2009. Her special interests include internal medicine, client education and working with animal rescue organizations.
Originally from Kansas City, Janie has resided in Fort Collins since 1995 with her wife, Gail, and their two children, Luke and Claire. Her four-legged family members include Jake (Lab/Husky mix), Kobie, (pictured), Pepe (chihuahua) and Rudy, the cat.
When not at work, Dr. Janie spends time with her family and enjoys being outside, running and biking in beautiful Colorado. Prior to Veterinary school, Janie was a competitive swimmer in the Kansas City area, as well as, The University of Florida. She competed for our country at the 1992 Olympic Game in Barcelona, Spain, where she won a Gold Medal in the 4X100 Medley Relay. She also competed in both the 100m and 200m backstroke.
Head Veterinary Technician, CVT
Melissa graduated with a degree in Visual Arts at the University of Northern Colorado, followed by an Associate of Applied Science, and then later found her passion for veterinary medicine and became a Certified Veterinary Technician. She has always had a passion for animals and animal rescue/adoption, and has been with Mountainwood Pet Hospital since 2008. Melissa enjoys life with her husband Ryan and daughter Harper. She also loves being artistic, getting outdoors and spending time with family, friends and her many “furry kids”! Melissa’s sweet and gentle nature, and her great love for animals, makes her a favorite among furry friends and their families. Seeing patients leave the veterinary clinic with a new lease on life is something that motivates her every day.
Veterinary Technician, CVT
Stacy moved to Colorado after marrying her husband Aaron in 2001. They have been married for 15 wonderful years and have 2 children, Zoey and Austin. Her four-legged family consists of her Yorkie named Zeke (pictured), a cat named Kaz and Hazel , her strong willed and energetic GSP. After being a stay at home mom for 10 years, Stacy decided to go back to school. With a lifelong passion for animals, she knew a career working with pets would be a dream come true. In 2014, she graduated with an Associate’s degree in Applied Science. Later that year she became officially certified as a Veterinary Technician. Working with Dr. R and the MWPH team is a rewarding and fun experience for her every single day. She cherishes each opportunity to share her love for animals and her commitment to each one of our clients. Stacy’s hobbies outside of work include spending time with her family and friends, gardening, cooking and music.
Veterinary Technician, CVT
Rachel was born and raised in California, and moved to Colorado in 2012 to pursue her education. Her lifelong love of animals led her to pursue a career where she would be able to help them every day. Rachel recently graduated with an Associate’s degree in Applied Science, and is currently working on completing her certification as a Veterinary Technician. Rachel resides in Loveland with her husband, David, their GSP Summer, Dasher the Papillon, and their cat Belle. Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, the outdoors, traveling, and reading.
Matthew recently moved here from Texas in hopes to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. He graduated from University of North Texas with a degree in biology. Matthew has always loved caring for animals of all shapes and sizes, he once owned three rats! He currently resides in Fort Collins with his wife Natalie and daughter Ivy and two cats, “Squirt” and “Harvey.” Matthew is very eager to continue his knowledge of veterinary medicine and could not have found a better place to do that! He is extremely committed to his work and loves seeing the pets he helps care for leave happy and healthy.
Renee was born and raised in Golden, Colorado. She moved to Greeley in August 2001. She graduated front he University of Northern Colorado in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education/Spanish emphasis. She earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Studies from Capella University in 2012. Animals have been a part of Renee’s entire life. She lives in Greeley with her husband Matthew, son Logan and daughter Emily, two bloodhounds Seymour and Ellie and Mastiff Opie. She also has three cats Marvin, Ludo and Ferguson.