Morningstar has provided loving care to patients in the Uncompaghre Valley since 1976. Staffed by pet lovers like yourself, our clinic has always been devoted to making the lives of our animal friends as healthy and happy as possible...
More About Our Clinic
Morningstar has been owned and operated from its inception by Bettye Hooley, D.V.M.
Dr. Hooley is a Montrose native. She graduated from CSU's school of Veterinary Medicine in 1974. Dr. Hooley is dedicated to the care of the whole patient and she believes that an animal's health is more than just a punch-list of symptoms. She aggressively follows the latest research in the constantly evolving field of traditional and holistic veterinary medicine.
We have an expert staff, and even some "animal staff" (whom you may learn more about, below).
The Morningstar Mission
Morningstar Veterinary Clinic supports and nurtures the animal-human bond through integrative holistic and conventional pet health care. We focus on healthy pet-human relationships, good nutrition, and preventative health care.
Morningstar offers conventional medical and surgical care as well as homeopathy, Bach Flower Remedies, herbal, glandular and nutritional supplements, and uses Western Chinese Herbals.
Our vision for Morningstar is as an ever expanding and evolving resource for the concerned, educated client who has the patience to let healing happen on a deeper, gentler level. We see Morningstar as the integrator of conventional medicine and surgery and the myriad other “alternative” modalities that serve, by promoting better health, to bring us to a deeper understanding and appreciation of our animal companions, and our place in the world.
Morningstar Therapy dogs
The Morningstar Therapy Dog group conducts visits to local nursing homes, hospitals, Hospice, rehabilitation centers and other medical and mental health facilities. Visit the Website.