Our Denver Colorado Veterinarians
Dr. McManus was a bank officer before graduating from Colorado State University with a degree in veterinary medicine in 1975. He practiced one year in Nebraska and one year in southern Colorado before moving back to Denver in 1977. Since 1977, he has owned and operated two veterinary practices in Lakewood. He has owned Downtown Animal Care Center since 2003.
Dr. McManus and his wife, Zee enjoy traveling and spending time with their grandchildren. Dr. McManus also has two grown children.
Besides working for Downtown Animal Care Center, she travels all over Colorado with a mobile spay/neuter clinic for the Maxfund.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, jazzercise, hiking, swimming and traveling extensively in North America, South America and Europe. She has a daughter, son-in-law, 2 grandchildren, along with 2 dogs, 4 cats and 1 African gray parrot.
Dr. Umlauf has owned two small animal practices but is currently performing orthopedic surgery almost exclusively.
Dr. Umlauf was instrumental in assisting in the formation of the Maxfund in the 1980’s and largely responsible for the statewide tax funded spay/neuter performed by Maxfund in the state of Colorado.
Dr. Umlauf’s plans are to remain active in helping rescue groups and clients in need of surgical care at Downtown Animal Care Center. Currently, he provides low cost veterinary orthopedic services, including TPLO procedures, in cooperation with Downtown Animal Care Center to pets throughout the Denver area.
In 2006, Dr. Cordeiro decided to follow his heart and switch to shelter medicine, working at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, the Denver Dumb Friends League and serving as medical director for Rocky Mountain Alley Cat Alliance (RMACA)’s spay/neuter clinic The Feline Fix for two years until RMACA merged with Divine Feline. As of January, 2012, Dr. Cordeiro has ‘fixed’ more than 15,000 dogs and cats.
In addition to his veterinary training and ongoing continuing education, Dr. Cordeiro is recently completed his Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis on grief counseling. In his free time he enjoys playing guitar, snowboarding, hiking and meditation.
Rae is an advocate of the Human-Animal Bond and enjoys advising her clients regarding their pets’ healthcare. Her goal is to keep your pets healthy and happy. When not at work, Rae enjoys showing her APHA Paint mare (Prism) at Colorado Hunter/Jumper Association horse shows and her Bernese Mountain Dog (Darkstar) at AKC dog shows. In addition, Rae enjoys camping, fishing, skiing, and attending professional sports events. She resides in Morrison with her boyfriend (Cutter), and her two dogs (Darkstar and Caesar), as well as her cat (Peggy-O).