Dr. Ryan is a native-born son of the Grand Valley. He earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University in 1987, and trained as a mixed animal practitioner but slotted into small animal medicine and surgery over the next few years. After doing relief work and working as an associate for 2 practices, Dr. Ryan started Redstone Veterinary Hospital in 1995. In 2005, he was instrumental in starting the Grand Valley Veterinary Emergency Center, the first veterinary emergency facility in the Grand Valley. In 2009, Dr. Ryan built the new, state-of-the-art Redstone Veterinary Hospital II and in 2016, he merged with Banfield Pet Hospital. Dr. Ryan enjoys life with his wife, Karen, children, Emma and Jack, Italian Spinone, Franchesca, and black cat, Mao. He relaxes by hiking with his rifle, and wading in streams, rivers and ocean with his fly rod. He usually returns empty-handed but is loaded with memories.