Our Veterinarians

CO Vets

The East Springs Animal Hospital team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. Proudly serving the Colorado Springs and areas. At East Springs Animal Hospital, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.

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Bret Morgan, DVM

Dr. Bret Morgan was born in Iowa but grew up in a small farming community in southwest Missouri. He helped his dad raise quarter horses, tamed barn cats and always had a dog at his side. His whole family was active in sports and Bret played football, basketball, track and baseball. During his undergraduate studies at Missouri State University, Bret decided to pursue his love for animals and become a veterinarian. He focused his studies and obtain the required credit for veterinary school and was accepted in two years. He attended the University of Missouri Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Columbia, Missouri and graduated with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in May of 1995. Also, in 1995, Bret married his classmate in veterinary school Dr. Michelle Morgan. After school, they spent one year in Michigan before moving to the Ft. Collins/Greeley area. Here Dr. Morgan enjoyed his time working with large and small animals and developed many long-term friendships. In June of 2000, Dr. Morgan and his family moved to Colorado Springs. It was here that Dr. Morgan decided to f focus his continued studies on small animals and started working at East Springs Animal Hospital. Dr. Morgan had worked hard to broaden his knowledge in small animal medicine and surgery to provide the best possible care for his patients. These areas of interest include orthopedic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, ultrasound for diagnosis and preventative care screen, reproductive services and dentistry. Dr. Morgan and his wife thrive in the outdoor lifestyle that Colorado has to offer. They have a busy home life keeping up with two young daughters and multiple pets. They enjoy their family time together and spend their free time hiking, skiing, trail riding and visiting family and friends.


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Brad Bush, DVM

Dr. Bush was born in Nebraska and grew up on a daily and hog farm in Northeast Nebraska. The farm upbringing exposed him to animals from the very beginning. At one point Dr. Bush and his sister had tamed and named over 60 farm cats. He was active in 4-H where he trained and showed dairy calves. The veterinarians that came to his family’s farm inspired him at the age of seven to become a veterinarian. He went on to study Animal Science at the University of Nebraska and then earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 1995. In 2000 Dr. Bush and his wife Kimberlee moved to Colorado Springs to focus on small animals. He joined the East Springs team in 2001. He enjoys serving pets and their humans in medicine, surgery and dentistry. Dr. Bush and Kimberlee are blessed with four busy children and a pugle named Dennis. He’s active with kids activities, church and mountain biking.


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Abby MacDonald, DVM

Dr. Abby MacDonald joined the ESAH family in 2014. She obtained her Bachelors of Science at Graceland University and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from University of Missouri-Columbia in 2011. After practicing in southern Missouri for three years, she heard the mountain calling and moved to Colorado Springs. Her two cats, Monster and Marvin, are learning to tolerate the newest addition of a goofy Labrador named Mazie. When she’s not at work you can find her hiking with her pup, skiing and exploring the beautiful state of Colorado.


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Shanna Nelson, DVM

Dr. Nelson was born and raised in Florence, Mississippi. She grew up caring for many animals – horses, chickens, goats, and her pet pig, Sadie, to name a few. Her childhood experience with animals inspired her to become a Veterinarian at a young age. During high school, she began volunteering at a local animal hospital in Mississippi, where she had the opportunity to work with shelter animals. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Mississippi College in 2012 and then earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State University in 2016. Dr. Nelson started her career working at both a small animal practice and an emergency hospital in Mississippi. After moving to Colorado in 2017, Dr. Nelson became the newest member of the East Springs Animal Hospital tem, where she greatly enjoys caring for the medical, surgical and dentistry needs of your Coloradan pets! Dr. Nelson has two four-legged children – a Chihuahua named Bandit and a horse named Harley. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her family, helping with children’s ministry and exploring Colorado.


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