Ridgway vet tech dedicated to helping animals here, abroad

Ridgway Animal Hospital veterinary technician Dawn Oliver and her daughter, Payton Pugh, worked with a group of volunteers to spay and neuter animals last month in Colombia. Oliver volunteers once a month to help spay and neuter animals on Native American reservations in the Four Corners region with Soul Dog Rescue, a nonprofit based in Fort Lupton. Photo courtesy Soul Dog Rescue
To say Dawn Oliver is passionate about helping animals would be an understatement. Not only has she worked as a certified veterinary assistant at Ridgway Animal Hospital for 13 years, she uses her vacation time to go help animals in other countries. Oliver typically spends one weekend a month volunteering with spay and neutering programs on rural Native American reservations in the Southwest, but…

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