Dr. Stephanie Fernyak
Dr. Stephanie Fernyak is the Medical Director and owner of Bear Creek Veterinary Care.
After receiving her DVM from the prestigious Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Fernyak completed a small animal internship in medicine, surgery, and oncology at CSU. Moreover, Dr. Fernyak has completed research fellowships in heart and lung disease both through The National Institutes of Health and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She was also awarded externships at Oregon State University and on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska.
Prior to establishing her Colorado Springs veterinary practice in 2002, Dr. Fernyak held the title of associate veterinarian at a private practice in Colorado Springs. During her time spent working as an associate veterinarian, she realized that much of what was being asked of her did not meet her own expectations of providing a superior quality of care and service to patients and clients. She quickly realized that if she was going to meet her own high expectations for quality of care and service, she would have to build an organization from the ground up. In 2002, that is exactly what she did and she is extremely proud of what the organization has been able to accomplish since that time. “Colorado Springs is an amazing community and being able to improve the quality of life for our clients’ pets by providing a level of care that is uncommon in our industry is what I love most about my job as both a veterinarian and business owner,” she proclaims. “Of course, there is no way the organization could be as successful as it is without the knowledge, skill, com
passion and dedication of the wonderful staff at Bear Creek Veterinary Care.”
When not at work, Dr. Fernyak enjoys spending time with her husband and son and her pets. Of course, she also saves time for her other favorite activities which include mountain biking, backpacking, hiking, back country skiing, going to the symphony, reading, and keeping bees. Of special note, she is presently growing an organic orchard on the city’s west side. When her orchard is mature, her goal is to donate the fruit to local school districts for their lunch programs.
Dr. Robert Unsell
Dr. Robbie Unsell graduated from the historic Royal Veterinary College in London, United Kingdom and is a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. He completed his bachelor’s degree at Grinnell College where he majored in biology. He worked as a general practice and emergency veterinarian in Oregon and Illinois before his family moved to Colorado. His favorite part of being a veterinarian is building relationships with owners and their pets so he can be there for them when it matters. Professionally, Dr. Unsell is most interested in internal medicine, dermatology, senior care, and client communication.
Outside of work, he is a proud father and husband. His wife Sharon is also a veterinarian and works for the American Veterinary Medical Association. Their toddler son Desmond keeps them and their three rescue dogs Holly, Bean and Petra busy at home. In his spare time, Dr. Unsell enjoys gardening, hiking, cooking, playing baseball and watching the St Louis Cardinals.
Dr. Taylor DeWitt
Dr. Taylor DeWitt attended Purdue University in Indiana for both veterinary school and undergraduate. She enjoyed getting to experience the Midwest after growing up mostly in Texas. After veterinary school, Dr. DeWitt worked at a large practice in Baltimore, MD where she worked in urgent care and general practice. After growing and learning in that position, Dr. DeWitt and her husband decided to move their furry family to Colorado.
Dr. DeWitt loves the variety provided by general practice, and has a particular interest in surgery, clinical pathology, and internal medicine. She finds great fulfillment in being the “other family doctor” by building relationships with her patients and their human companions. She loves the constant need to learn required by medicine so that she can provide the high
est quality of compassionate care to her patients.
When she is not working, Dr. DeWitt can be most often be found hiking with her husband, Filippo, playing board games, reading a Sci Fi Novel, or watching Star Trek. Dr. DeWitt and her husband happily share their home with a mutt named “Harvey Dent”, a standard poodle named “Ensign Sylvia Tilly”, and a tripod black cat named “Dr. Indiana Bones”. Their animals’ shenanigans are a constant source of humor and joy in their household.