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Our job is not only to treat your pet when he or she isn’t feeling well,
but also to help you learn how to keep your best friend happy and healthy.

Mill Creek Animal Hospital is a well-established, full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care. We provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and the use of external laboratories. We also work closely with referring specialists when special diagnostic procedures are required. The facility includes a well-stocked pharmacy, in-hospital surgery suite, in-house x-ray capabilities, and a closely supervised hospitalization area. At Mill Creek Animal Hospital we strive to offer not only sound advice, but also optimal veterinary care, thus allowing you the enjoyment of your companion for a maximum number of years.

Scott Z. Dolginow
DVM

Dr Scott Dolginow

The passion to improve and provide care for all animals has been the inspiration for Dr. Scott Dolginow’s long and distinguished career as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He combined that passion with a dream of spending more time in the Alpine Desert and recently opened the Mill Creek Animal Hospital.

Born and raised in Overland Park, Kansas, Scott received his undergraduate degree from Colgate University and his DVM from the Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine. Post-graduation Scott interned and worked in Washington D.C. before relocating to Aspen where he practiced at Aspen Animal Hospital before eventually becoming the clinic’s owner. He also saw a need for additional care and opened the Valley Emergency Pet Care Center which has transformed into a 24/7 facility that brings specialists in ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, cardiology, internal medicine, radiology and neurology to the Roaring Fork Valley. After 23 years he sold his practice and, luckily for the pets of Moab, he has brought his extensive expertise and desire to provide quality care to the area.

Aside from running a successful veterinary hospital, Scott also sits on the board of the Aspen Animal Shelter. Additionally he has been the attending veterinarian for numerous Iditarod Races in Alaska. When not working, Scott avidly bikes, skis and telemarks, downhill skis, and hikes. He is the proud father of two children and he and his wife Patsy provide a loving home for two rescue dogs.

Suzy Pape DVM

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Dr. Suzy was born and raised in Iowa and has been passionate about caring for animals since childhood. Growing up in a state park with her father as the park ranger, she spent her time caring for injured wildlife as well as abandoned pets. Her passion for taking care of animals led her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. In 2011, she graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science in animal ecology and was accepted into Iowa State’s College of Veterinary Medicine that same year. During her undergrad and veterinary school education, Suzy had the opportunity to study abroad in Costa Rica, Ecuador, and the Galápagos Islands.

After spending 27 years in Iowa, she was ready for a change of scenery and to be closer to the mountains. She never imagined herself in Moab but is incredibly happy with her decision and has fallen in love with the area. Suzy enjoys soft-tissue surgery and learning new surgical techniques under the mentorship of Dr. Scott.

Outside of the hospital, Suzy enjoys running, hiking, baking, downhill skiing, and exploring the endless number of trails Moab has to offer.

Katie Hack
CVT

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Katie has had a life-long love of animals. Instead of bringing home every stray she found, she decided to pursue a career where she could put her passion to work. She brings professionalism, compassion and excellent care to her job as a vet technician.

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, she moved to Colorado to attend Colorado Mountain College. She graduated in 2005 with an Associates of Animal Science and begun work at Aspen Animal Hospital before joining the team at Mill Creek Vet Clinic.

During her free time she enjoys hiking with her three rescue dogs Satchel, Crosby and Winnie, spending time on the river and cheering on her favorite Cleveland sports teams. In addition she takes care of her two rescue cats Twister and Paws and her aquatic turtle Kosar who always puts a smile on her face.

Katie is excited about becoming a part of the community and exploring the beautiful and breathtaking terrain of Utah.

Nikki Sawyer VT

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Nikki has been passionate about animals her whole life. Ever since she was a kid, bringing home anything from insects to frogs to the occasional baby bird or mouse, there was no question her career would fall somewhere in the veterinary world. She obtained her first job as a Veterinary Assistant at the age of 14 in a small animal, single doctor practice in Madison, CT where she grew up. She moved to Boston, MA at the age of 20, where she worked as a Veterinary Technician at a VCA Hospital. After 2 years in the city, she decided to head west in search of new adventures. She landed herself in Moab, UT which she has called home for the past 4 years. During her time here, she has experienced working with both large and small animals. She spent a year in SLC, UT where she worked in an exotic animal practice, but missed the desert life.

In her free time, Nikki enjoys hiking with her dog Willow, rock climbing, spending time on the Colorado River, and camping. She also finds great joy in identifying desert flowers, insects, and birds.

Helene Taylor
VT

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Helene Taylor is the newest Veterinary Technician to join the Mill Creek Animal Hospital Team and brings with her more than two decades of experience. Growing up with a ranching background inspired Helene to want to understand how to work with animals and take care of them. Since her first job as a kennel person more than 24 years ago, Helene has worked steadily at veterinary clinics in a variety of capacities to develop her skills as a Veterinary Technician. Prior to joining the Mill Creek Team she worked at the Dog and Cat Clinic for nine years. Her desire and passion for quality and compassionate care for animals leads her to treat each animal that comes through the clinic as if it was her own.