Our Doctors

Matt Jones, DVM
Dr. Jones is the owner of Loveland Veterinary Clinic since 2006 and graduated from Iowa State University in 1987 with his veterinary degree. He has done a lot of mixed animal work in Wisconsin, Idaho and has been in Colorado since 1989. He has worked on a variety on animals including a jaguar, zebras and a mountain lion! He and his wife, Jennifer both grew up in rural Iowa. Jenn is an OB/GYN NP and works part time in Layfayette. They have a son, Riley and daughter Rachel and several pets including a corgi Emma, a golden Rambo, a cat Louie, and two horses. He enjoys the outdoors, exercise, art, archery and shooting.


Kim Ackerman, DVM
Dr. Kim Ackerman was raised in Maryland. She graduated from Cornell University with her veterinary degree in 1989. After living in New Hampshire and working in a small animal practice outside of Boston for 18 years she moved to Loveland with her husband, Bill, and son, Alex. While working in New England she developed a strong interest in dentistry, finding that it was one way she could make a huge difference in the day to day comfort of her patients. She enjoys hiking, backpacking, biking, walking and spending time with her family. Kim joined our practice in 2008.


Michelle Leonard, DVM, MS, CVA
Dr. Michelle Leonard was raised in Minnesota, but moved to Colorado in 2002. She attended CSU for her undergraduate and Master’s Degrees, and graduated from CSU’s veterinary school in 2013. During her schooling, she was also certified in veterinary acupuncture. Her special interests are alternative therapies (acupuncture, massage), reproduction, and preventative medicine. Michelle enjoys baking, trying out new restaurants, and watching horror movies. She currently lives in Fort Collins with her 2 cats, Champ and Kirby.


Denise J. Itule, DVM
Dr. Denise is originally from New York and spent her childhood and under gradate studies in Arizona. She moved to Fort Collins to attend Colorado Sate University where she completed her DVM degree in 1998. Dr. Itule loves meeting the wonderful clients who come to Loveland Veterinary Clinic and educating them on helping their pets live long happy lives. Her special interests include dentistry and exotics. She will see anything scaly, furry, or with feathers as long as they are smaller than she is! In her free time, Dr. Denise enjoys Youth Ministry, painting, hiking, and singing. She also enjoys dancing with her husband, Major, and spending time with her daughter Cassidy.