Clear Creek Veterinary Clinic has been located at 1209 Miner Street in Idaho Springs, Colorado since 1995. Dr. Norton purchased the practice in 1984 and incorporated it in 1993.
Dr. Norton earned a Bachelor of Science and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University. From 1981 to 1984, he held Associate Veterinarian positions in Twin Falls, Idaho and then in Redding, California. He is a Colorado native and a long-time member of the Idaho Springs Elks Lodge and Lions Club. In the Lions Club, he has served in every elected office (Treasurer since 1996) and on the scholarship committee for over 25 years.
Linda joined our practice in 2016. She performs technical functions to support the practice including radiology, laboratory surgical prep, monitoring anesthesia and filling prescriptions. She assists in the office too. Since 1995, she has worked as a CVT in Colorado Front Range small animal hospitals. She especially enjoys working with canine and feline patients and has two friendly, rescue cats of her own.
Mary Beth joined our staff in 2015. She works primarily in our front office, but also helps in the clinic. Before joining us, she worked in a clinic similar to ours in New Hampshire where is was just her and the veterinarian. She has three dogs, two horses, one cat and a dove, so we know she loves animals, large and small.
Ashley joined our staff in 2015. She began her career with animals working as a groomer for two years, after studying grooming and nutrition at Animal Wellness Institute. She is currently working towards her dream of becoming a Veterinarian by studying Biology at Red Rocks Community College. She plans to transfer to Colorado State University in 2018. Her family includes a cat, a Cattle Dog and a Boxer.
Kerry has been with us since 1997 and is our weekend receptionist. She originally cared for animals boarding here on the weekends, before we discontinued boarding services. She has worked as a school bus driver for seventeen years. She has a dog and a box turtle, but loves ALL animals!
Sobe’s name is short for “social butterfly.” She first came to the Clinic in 2011 when she needed a new home and help with an injured hip. We were honored to give her both. Since then, she has won us all over with her charm, social nature and sweet personality. She’s ridiculously smart and very quiet. She loves everybody…and the stem cell transplants that helped her hip so that she doesn’t need orthopedic surgery!
Sam arrived in town in a trailer load of mining equipment. He was nearly blind at birth and suffering from symblepharon (his eyelids were fused to his eyeballs) and bilaterally retained testicles. Obviously he needed our love and care and has been making things lively for us for about twelve years.
Nate was found by a nice little boy who took him away from kids who were kicking him down the street. He’s been in our care and entertaining kids our sunny lobby for about fifteen years.
Thanks to the Clear Creek Firestarter
for their support and endorsement—three years in a row!