Dr. W. Preston Stubbs, DVM, DACVS

Board Certified Surgeon

Dr. W. Preston Stubbs is a native of western New York and grew up in northern Virginia. He is a 1990 graduate of the Virginia- Maryland Regional College of Veterinary
Medicine and received his internship training at Cornell University. He completed a residency in small animal surgery at the University of Florida in 1994.

Dr. Stubbs is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He has held positions in academic and large private referral practice settings. Dr. Stubbs started Mile High Veterinary Surgical Specialists, a mobile surgical service, in late 2012. He has published numerous articles in refereed journals and has authored several book chapters. Dr. Stubbs has presented many scientific lectures and continuing education presentations both nationally and abroad. He was also featured in the Animal Planet network’s Emergency Vets and ER Vets: Interns television programs. An avid musician/luthier, fly fisherman, and wine enthusiast, he and his wife Laura have 5 children and enjoy life in Denver, Colorado. Please see his website by clicking here.


Dr. Alex Valdés, DVM, DACVR (Radiology)

Dr. Alex Valdés is a class of 2000 veterinary graduate from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Monterrey, Mexico. Several years of general practice, both in private referral hospitals and academia preceded a 3 year specialty training in veterinary radiology at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2008.

Subsequently, Alex joined the faculty team at Colorado State University as an Assistant Professor in Diagnostic Imaging. After 5 years in academia, he became a partner with Veterinary Imaging Consultants, Inc. in the Denver metro area performing mobile ultrasonography and teleradiology.


Dr. Geri Lake-Bakaar, DVM, ACVIM (Cardiology)

Dr. Geri Lake-Bakaar graduated from Harvard University in 2003 (BA), Cornell University in 2007, and University of California, Davis (DACVIM, Cardiology) in 2013. Between veterinary school and her residency she also completed a rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center, and a post-doc fellowship at Harvard/MGH.

She is devoted to caring for all animals and providing compassionate, quality care to all of her patients. She has a particular interest in education and has traveled the state providing continuing education lectures to veterinarians, and has also designed a series of client education materials. Dr.Lake-Bakaar is also a section editor for an educational website on VIN (the Veterinary Information Network). Please see her website by clicking here.