About Us


Red Hill Animal Health Center was opened in Carbondale Colorado in June of 2000 by Dr. Judi Leake.   In 2013, Dr. James Ziegler and his wife Kelly became the new owners of Red Hill Animal Health Center. 

Our promise is to offer every healthcare option possible, then create a care plan that supports your philosophy and your goals. By working within this philosophy, we are able to offer individually designed, affordable service to every pet owner.

Red Hill Animal Health Center provides complete veterinary health and wellness care, including surgery and dentistry. We also offer overnight boarding, daycare and  grooming service. In addition, we  offer a wide variety of specialized prescription and non-prescription diets and nutritional products through our in-house or on-line pharmacy, for your pets health and maintenance. All is offered with one goal in mind: giving your pet excellent care while staying within your individual budget. This customized approach to veterinary care makes us special!

We are extremely proud that we are accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. To a chieve this distinction, we voluntarily participate in a comprehensive evaluation every 4 years. The evaluation includes a quality assessment review of the hospital’s facility, medical equipment, practice methods and pet health care management. To attain the accreditation we met over  400 practice standards developed by the American Animal Hospital Association.

Do you have a furry feline friend?? Red Hill Animal Health Center is certified as a Cat Friendly Practice by the American Association of Feline Practitioners. While Red Hill has always paid special attention to cats and their specific needs, everyone is committed to going the extra mile to make sure felines experience a more relaxing, comfortable, and even enjoyable visit.  We have one exam room that is designated “For Cats Only.”  No dogs allowed in this room!  Every effort is made to have you and your cat immediately seated in this exam room to aid in giving them a more stress-free visit.

What differentiates our hospital is the skill, care, and commitment of our staff. We have a beautiful modern facility with excellent equipment and technology, but this does not guarantee excellent care. Excellent care is guaranteed by trained, caring people working at a job they love. You’ll find this devotion and attention  from the veterinarians to the entire support staff when you entrust us with the care of your pet. You and your pets are SPECIAL, and we hope you will  feel this each time you and your pet visit us.


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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


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8:00 am to 12:00 pm (2:00 pm on select Saturdays)


3-4p Boarding Check-ins and Check-outs


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Beautiful facilities are not the reason behind a successful business, it's the people. This is especially true at Red Hill. I'm spreading the word; to be able to say something nice, rather than nothing at all is valuable juju from childhood! It's obvious each pet is treated with dignity and compassion. I'm impressed."
    Deborah E., Carbondale
  • "My dogs, past and present have been coming to Red Hill for boarding and vaccinations when we are at our home in Snowmass. Today, Dr. Natalya Taylor cleaned the teeth of our two Havanese. It was a great experience- Dr. Taylor’s and the tech’s (Brigitte) expertise, knowledge, caring and caution - made this about the best dog-care experience I have ever had. I would 100% recommend Dr. Taylor and staff for any type of dog care. The support staff are really helpful and knowledgeable and the pract"
    Marina H., Snowmass Village
  • "The best, most, caring, amazing vets I've ever experienced in 55 years. I simply cannot say more. The are just the best with fair prices, incredible staff and a lovely atmosphere where your pet is greeted like royalty and cared for the same way."
    Kellee M., Snowmass
  • "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