Dr. Scott Dolginow

Owner, DVM


Scott was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas. He went to upstate New York for his undergraduate study at Colgate University. He then returned to the midwest and attended Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1985. Upon graduation, Scott traveled to Washington, DC for a rotating internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals. After completing his internship, Scott remained at Friendship Hospital for two years-one year as Director of Emergency Medicine and the following year concentrating on general surgery.

Scott moved to Aspen in 1988 and joined Aspen Animal Hospital as a staff Veterinarian. Within three years, Scott purchased Aspen Animal Hospital and has overseen the hospital’s growth to include four veterinarians and several certified veterinary technicians and receptionists.

In an effort to enhance the quality of care for animals in the Roaring Fork Valley after hours and on weekends, Scott founded Valley Emergency Pet Care (VEPC) in 2005. In VEPC’s early days, Scott had a vision of bringing specialists to the Roaring Fork Valley, in particular in the fields of Ophthalmology and Orthopedics. In opening up VEPC, Scott provided a venue to encompass specialized veterinary care. His commitment to the people and animals of the Roaring Fork Valley continues with quality medicine combined with care and compassion.

In addition to running two hospitals, Scott and his wife, Patsy, enjoy biking, hiking, backpacking, telemarking and spending time in the desert. He also serves on the board of the Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter and is active in spay and neuter programs in the Navajo Nation and Southern Baja, Mexico.

Scott and Patsy provide a loving home for several rescue dogs provide a loving home for several rescue dogs from Mexico, Texas and the Navajo Nation.