Our Veterinarians

Dr. Dennis Luedke

DVM, Practice Owner and Senior Partner

Dr. Luedke’s love of animals was cultivated from his desire to follow in his father’s footsteps. Growing up in the Denver area, he was exposed to veterinary medicine at an early age as his father was a veterinarian and virologist and worked in the arthropod-borne disease research lab in Denver. His fondest memories were of taking care of sick and debilitated animals that his father would bring home from the research facility to get intensive care at the family home.

Dr. Luedke graduated from veterinary school at Colorado State University in 1983 and completed a 1-year internship at Littleton Large Animal Clinic upon graduation. Over the next 7 years, Dr. Luedke worked in a 2-man equine-exclusive ambulatory practice in Mesa, Arizona. This practice was primarily involved in equine reproduction, show horses, and racing thoroughbreds and quarter horses. In 1990 he accepted a position as an associate at Glenwood Veterinary Clinic and became an owner of the practice in 1993. Dr. Luedke is currently the senior partner at GVC.

Following in the family tradition, Dr. Luedke, has 2 wonderful children that have also aspired to be veterinarians. His oldest son, Bret, graduated from CSU in 2011 and is currently practicing in a mixed practice in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Bret’s wife is also a veterinarian at the same practice. Dr. Luedke’s younger daughter, Lauren, is currently enrolled in the veterinary medicine program at CSU and is heavily involved in research projects at CSU..

Dennis Luedke met his wonderful wife, Gina, in veterinary school and they have been married since 1983. The Luedke clan is heavily involved in horse activities in their spare time. Both his wife and daughter compete in reined horse events. The whole family enjoys pack trips to their family cabin on the flat tops. The rest of the Luedke time is devoted to maintaining their 10 acre farm in Silt, Colorado.

Thirty years of practice as a large animal veterinarian have been very rewarding for Dr. Luedke. He considers it an honor and privilege to be able to work in this profession every day.

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Dr. Rocky Mease

DVM, Practice Owner

Dr. Rocky Mease is a western Colorado native who truly enjoys helping people to live happier lives by keeping their furry, four-legged friends happy and healthy. Dr. Mease made the choice later in life to change careers from a heavy equipment mechanic welder and become a veterinarian. This choice has allowed him to live and work in a small community where he can get to know his clients and their four-legged family members personally. It is this connection that allows Dr. Mease to focus on individualized care for his patients.

Rocky completed his pre-veterinary education at Mesa State College in 1997 and his DVM from Colorado State University in 2001. Dr. Mease has limited his practice to small animal medicine and surgery.  He joined Glenwood Veterinary Clinic in 2002 and has been a partner since 2006.  

Dr. Mease and his wife, Terri, have been married since 1983 and both enjoy their small herd of registered Dexter cattle as well as their 4 dogs: Pickle, Klunk, Tilly, and Floyd; 4 horses; and more cats than you can count. When not at the clinic, he enjoys his Jeep Commando, rock crawlers, his little farm, and hunting big game. Please feel free to give him a call if you have a question about your fluffy friend or just want to chat about little cows, off road vehicles, or other fun things in western Colorado.

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Dr. Sam Johnson


A Colorado native, Dr. Johnson was born in Boulder and grew up in south Denver. While attending high school at Regis Jesuit, Sam spent most of his free time working at a local emergency clinic and volunteering at the Denver Dumb Friends League. Sam attended Boston College where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. While at BC, he worked as a veterinary technician, completed a large animal internship at the Denver Zoo, and studied abroad on the Galapagos Islands.

Sam attended Colorado State University for veterinary school. After receiving his DVM, Sam pursued his passion for equine lameness and surgery by completing an equine internship in Florida.

When not at the clinic or on the road, you can find Sam playing softball, ice hockey, camping, flyfishing or hiking with his dog, Hazy. He is thrilled to join the GVC team and to be living in the Roaring Fork Valley. Please feel free to give Dr. Johnson a call regarding any of your animals. 

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