Welcome to Red Hill Animal Health Center

Your Veterinarian in Carbondale, CO

Call us at (970) 704-0403

Or email us at [email protected]

After hours - please call Valley Emergency Pet Center at  970-927-5066

Red Hill Animal Health Center has been your trusted full service veterinary and pet care center from Glenwood Springs to Aspen and beyond, we have cared for pets in the Roaring Fork Valley since 2000. 

We are committed to providing you and your pet with individually designed, affordable, and high quality veterinary care. This customized approach to you and your pets needs is what makes us so special. 

We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them  healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets.  Because your pets deserve nothing less. 

AAHA hospitals are evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence in order to become accredited. AAHA-accredited hospitals are recognized among the finest in the industry, and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine.


We offer the following pet care services for your convenience:

  • Wellness and preventative veterinary care
  • Urgent care
  • Spay/neuter and soft-tissue surgery
  • Advance dental care and treatment
  • Cat Friendly Certified Practice
  • Complete in-house laboratory
  • Digital Radiography
  • Specialized diets and nutritional supplements
  • Acupuncture 
  • Therapeutic laser treatment
  • On-line Pharmacy
  • And more!


Looking for additional pet services? Look no further. We also offer:

  • Doggie daycare
  • Overnight canine and feline boarding
  • Full-service canine and feline grooming

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our website, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals includes ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. Becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the continued success of your animal’s health.  If you want to ask a question, call (970) 704-0403 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. 

Red Hill Animal Health Center is conveniently located – you can find directions here or on our Contact Us page. We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for Carbondale pet owners. 

At Red Hill Animal Health Center you and your four-legged friend will be warmly greeted by our staff to a beautiful, spacious and clean facility where we will take a every measure possible to give your pet(s) the care they deserve. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Dr. James Ziegler, Dr. Natalia Taylor, Dr. Sheri Johnson and the Red Hill Staff

Carbondale Veterinarian | Red Hill Animal Health Center | (970) 704-0403

955 Cowen Drive
Carbondale, CO 81623

[email protected]

Meet The Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • James Ziegler

    Dr. Ziegler comes to us after serving as a general practice veterinarian on the Front Range for eleven years. Practice before that included working at the Aspen and Carbondale Animal Hospitals for one year and a one-year rotating internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital. While growing up in the mountains west of Denver, Dr. Ziegler always wanted to become a veterinarian. A long detour included becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician at Colorado Mountain College which brought him to the Roaring Fork Valley in 1986. While attending CMC, Dr. Z. worked at a local ranch and other businesses which built character and a strong work ethic.

  • Natalia Taylor

    Dr. Natalia Taylor was born and raised in Cali, Colombia and moved with her family to Miami when she was 15 years old. She attended The University of Florida to complete her bachelor's degree in Animal Science and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. After graduating veterinary school Dr. Taylor and her husband moved to Chicago, IL where she practiced general medicine for three years while achieving the most outstanding doctor award within her large practice. She then moved back to Miami for a year where she practiced as an overnight emergency veterinarian. Throughout her years in practice, Dr. Taylor has developed an interest in emergency medicine, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and preventative medicine.

  • Sheri Johnson

    Sheri Johnson received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1990.  She completed a Small Animal Medical and Surgical Internship at the Angell Memorial Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts in 1991.  While serving as an emergency doctor at the Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado for five years, Dr. Johnson gained exceptional clinical experience. Working with specialists in nearly every field of veterinary medicine has helped her become a knowledgeable and well-rounded veterinarian.  Dr. Johnson obtained Humane Alliance training in spay and neuter surgeries which she utilized while helping the ASPCA tackle Los Angeles’ homeless animal crisis in the last few years. She also has a strong interest in veterinary dentistry, wanting to help our patients be comfortable and pain-free.  She provides kind, intelligent and personable attention to each patient she meets.


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr Ziegler is caring, knowledgeable and your pet's best advocate. I traveled from Boulder to have him perform my dog's needed surgery. ..and would do it again in a heartbeat...The Carbondale community is very lucky to have him."
    Mary D., Niwot Carbondale, CO
  • "Please see that Dr Ziegler gets my deep appreciation for all that he does for Dude and me. We have seen many veterinarians over the years , Jim Ziegler beats them all, hands down. If you can post this so other dog lovers can read the message it would be a good thing See you next summer!"
    Bruce S. and Dude, Carbondale, CO

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