Our Veterinarians

Dr. Paul Veralli

Owner, Medical Director, Veterinarian

Dr. Paul Veralli has always had a deep-seated passion for animals thanks to the dogs and cats his family kept while he was growing up. By the time junior high rolled around, Dr. Veralli’s interest in science was blossoming. For him, a career in veterinary medicine was the perfect way to mix his fascination of science with his long-standing adoration of animals!

Dr. Veralli grew up in an Italian family in Mamaroneck, New York. After attending Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, he studied at Oregon State University before completing his veterinary degree at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Veralli practiced veterinary medicine for many years in Massachusetts, Vermont, and Colorado before arriving here at The Animal Hospital in a relief capacity. After a year and a half, he took the opportunity to become the facility’s owner and Medical Director.

Dr. Veralli and his wife have five grown children and four wonderful grandchildren. They share their home with a Shih Tzu named Ebony and a Lhasa/Shih Tzu mix named Winston. When he isn’t spending time with his family or tending to the needs of pets here at The Animal Hospital, Dr. Veralli likes biking, hiking, gardening, and enjoying food and wine.

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Dr. Donald Dreyer

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Donald Dreyer is an Associate Veterinarian and former co-owner of The Animal Hospital. A native of Hay Springs, Nebraska, he has called Colorado home for the past 45 years.
Dr. Dreyer received his Bachelor’s degree from Dana College in Blair, Nebraska before earning his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University.

During school, he was awarded an honorary title from the Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society and was listed as a Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.

Dr. Dreyer’s professional interests include dermatology and quality client relations. In addition to his memberships in the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Dreyer has been an active member in many Longmont associations throughout the years. The list includes the Longmont Humane Society, the Longmont Chorale, the Longmont Symphony Orchestra, and the Longmont Rotary Club!Dr.

Dreyer and his wife, Leslie, live in Longmont. They have four children and several grandchildren. A previous owner of dogs, birds, and rabbits, Dr. Dreyer now considers his clients’ pets as his own.

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Dr. Lynn Ferguson

Associate Veterinarian

Born and raised on a mountain ranch in northern Colorado, it wasn’t hard for Dr. Lynn Ferguson to develop an early love for animals. Helping and befriending animals became a way of life for him! His experiences on the family ranch made one thing very clear: Dr. Ferguson was destined for a career in veterinary medicine.

Dr. Ferguson began here at The Animal Hospital as a relief veterinarian, and was hired on full-time after a few months. Eventually, he became a part-owner and the manager of the clinic! Now, Dr. Lynn serves as an Associate Veterinarian, and particularly enjoys working closely with pet owners to best serve their animal companions’ needs. He’s also fond of surgeries because of the capability to instantly help a pet.

Over the years, Dr. Ferguson has owned everything from horses and cattle to rodents and birds. Now, he has one dog, a chocolate lab named Ranger. Ranger enjoys coming to work with Dr. Ferguson every day and greeting the clinic’s patients and clients.

When he isn’t serving pets’ needs at the hospital or spending time with family, Dr. Ferguson enjoys hiking, skiing, flying, ranching, and discovering new places.

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Dr. Tyler Hunt

Associate Veterinarian

Although he had always been fascinated by medicine, Dr. Tyler Hunt didn’t consider the veterinary field until he started working in an animal shelter and rescued several dogs of his own. The experiences he had with his pets made a permanent impression: ever since, Dr. Hunt has wanted to focus his efforts on bettering the lives of animals in whatever way he could! He’s proud to now serve the pets and animal owners of the Longmont area as an Associate Veterinarian.

A native of Boulder, Dr. Hunt moved to North Carolina in 1999 to earn his undergraduate degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He then relocated to Knoxville, Tennessee to study animal care at the University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Hunt graduated as a licensed veterinarian in 2010, then moved back to his hometown of Boulder and launched his career in private practice. He was thrilled to join The Animal Hospital’s talented team in the summer of 2017!

Aside from his interests in the world of veterinary care, Dr. Hunt is fond of snowboarding, brewing his own beer, listening to music, and spending quality time with his family and pets. He and his fiancé, Cassie, have four dogs—Troska the Husky; a pair of Husky mixes named Flurry and Apache; and a German Shepherd who goes by Kika—as well as two loveable cats named Zida and Zuri.

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