Meet Our Doctors
Dr.Erin ShufflebargerDVMMedical Director
From an early age, Dr. Shufflebarger knew that her love of animals would lead her to a career in veterinary medicine. She grew up with dogs, and fostered many cats and kittens throughout veterinary school. Despite being allergic to most animals, she was determined to pursue her dream.
Dr. Shufflebarger received her bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Colorado in Boulder, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. She received her doctorate of veterinary medicine in 2008 from Colorado State University, where she was a member of Phi Zeta Honor Society. She practiced in Colorado Springs for six years, but was excited to return Fort Collins, where she grew up.
She enjoys all aspects of general practice, especially internal medicine, preventative wellness care, soft tissue surgery, and end-of-life issues. She lives with her husband Jason, children Emery and Landon, cat Geek, and a German Shorthaired Pointer mix named Peyton (named after Manning of course). She enjoys hiking, biking, tennis, and snowboarding.
Dr.Kourtney McCarthyDVM, CVA, CCRT
Dr. McCarthy is a Colorado native, originally from Greeley, but now thinks of beautiful Fort Collins as her home. She grew up surrounded and loved by many pets and knew at a very young age that she wanted more than anything to become a veterinarian.
She completed her bachelor’s degree at Colorado State University in 2012 and subsequently graduated from the veterinary medicine program in 2016. One of her passions is caring for our communities’ homeless pets, so she completed a yearlong internship in shelter medicine at Denver Animal Protection following graduation.
She is very excited to now have the opportunity to be home in Fort Collins and work with the awesome veterinary team at Front Range Veterinary Clinic.
Her partner Brad shares their tiny home with two adorable Golden Retrievers, Willow and Magnolia, and three “meows” named Flynn, Satchmo, and Jello. Often, they will also have a few other furry little creatures that they foster to complete the gang. For fun, they love going camping and hiking, spending time in Old Town, and curling up with all of the fur-kids at home to watch a movie.
Dr. Fane Cross is originally from Boston, Massachusetts but she moved to Fort Collins more than a decade ago to pursue her dream of becoming a vet. Over the past several years she has practiced in Greeley and Cheyenne, and is over the moon to now be practicing in her beloved community. A lifelong lover of animals, she truly feels it is her calling to care for dogs and cats and the people who love them.
Dr. Cross received her bachelor’s degree from Boston College in 2005, with a major in Art History. After
a year feeling completely uninspired by her job at a law firm she began working at a vet clinic and has
never looked back! She spent a couple of years taking science courses, a couple of years ski-bumming,
and then earned her veterinary degree from Colorado State University in 2016.
While she enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, her favorite areas include dentistry, soft tissue
surgery, and geriatric medicine- helping keep old pets comfortable and happy. In her free time she’s
likely skiing, fishing, or just hanging out with her husband and animals. The “pack” consists of Sasha (a
rescue mutt), Chaz (a spoiled hunting dog), and Cookies the cat.