Basalt, Glenwood Springs
Dr. Kuck was born in New Knoxville, Ohio, a small farming community in rural southwestern Ohio. At that time, Dr. Kuck called his parent’s 40 acre wooded property home, complete with a three acre pond and plenty of room to explore and cultivate his interest in nature, commonly in the company of his baby raccoons, his English Setter Mitzi or Sheba, the Newfoundland. At the age of 13, John earned a scholarship to the prestigious Culver Academy where he pursued his love of football and Russian language studies.
Upon graduation from Culver Academy, Dr. Kuck earned an athletic scholarship to play football at Bowling Green University where he started at the center position for three seasons and served as a senior co-captain and earned the Carlos Jackson Award for his work ethic. He graduated in 1998 with a degree in International Business and a minor in Russian Language Studies.
Enrolling at the Metropolitan State College of Denver in 2001 John completed his pre-requisites for admission to veterinary school in 2003 and earned a place in the class at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Completing his training at Colorado State University in 2007, Dr. Kuck graduated from veterinary school with an ever-increasing passion for animal health and welfare.
Since graduation, John has attempted to maintain a very broad knowledge and skill base encompassing companion animal internal medicine and surgery. Dr. Kuck feels a strong sense of service to his community volunteering at various animal charities and offering his services free of charge to needy communities abroad.