My husband and I have been bringing our pets to Dr. Pierce for about 14 years, since not long after she graduated from vet school. She was not our first vet since we moved back to the Springs, however she is the best. We followed her from her previous vet hospital to High Plains when she and Dr. McKenney opened the hospital. She has been so wonderful with all of our kids, answering every question we've ever asked. And there have been a LOT of questions over the years. Dr. Pierce comes into the room quietly, speaks quietly, and is always very calm and thorough. We have had many pets over the years and have been through a lot over these many years - surgeries, letting our pets go when they needed to, illnesses, injuries; Dr. Pierce has seen us through all of them. We have seen Dr. McKenney on occasion, and she is just as great with our kids. Both docs are so compassionate and understanding; they realize that pets are family members and treat them as such. There is so much we appreciate about High Plains; the entire staff are very caring and friendly, and very knowledgeable. One of the best things is that none of the docs try to talk us into anything that isn't needed. In fact, Dr. Pierce prefers to treat "conservatively" rather than jump into more invasive (and expensive) procedures. More times than not, that approach works; if not, THEN we go to the next level. The vets at High Plains are not all about money; they truly want to do what is best for people's pets. I should have written this review a LONG time ago, however I do hope that, now that I finally have, after reading my review, folks will feel confident in bringing their four legged kids to High Plains.