Shawn K. Wayment, DVM
Dr. Shawn K. Wayment knew at the early age of seven that he was afflicted with an obsession for bird dogs and horses; he knew then, that he wanted to become a veterinarian. After graduating from high school in Preston, Idaho he went directly into the army as a medic/EMT for the 82nd Airborne Division. He was stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina and spent some time in the Sinai Desert in Egypt.
After severing his hitch with the army, Dr. Wayment enrolled at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. While at Weber State, he served as the Natural Science Senator and was honored with the 1993 Super Senior Award in the College of Science as well as the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award from the Department of Zoology.
Dr. Wayment enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in the fall of 1993 to realize his dream of becoming a veterinarian. While in veterinary school, he was involved in the research program and was an active member in the student chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). Dr. Wayment was involved in research associated with neurotransmitters that affect the gastrointestinal tract, and his original plan was to continue with an active career in veterinary research. However, he enjoyed the interaction with clients and their animals so much during his senior year, that he abandoned the idea of being in a lab and decided to go into private practice. Dr. Wayment graduated Cum Laude from Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 1997. He was inducted as a member of the National Veterinary Honor Society (PHI ZETA) for being in the top ten percent of his graduating class.
Dr. Wayment joined a mixed animal practice in Walla Walla, Washington in the summer of 1997 where he enjoyed practicing mixed animal practice for 2 years. He moved to Castle Rock, Colorado in January of 1999 to join a companion animal clinic. In March of 2003, Dr. Wayment left his position as an associate veterinarian to realize his dream of being a practice owner and started the Animal Care Center of Castle Rock with Dr. Brooke James.
Dr. Wayment is involved with many of the 4-H groups in Castle Rock, and he enjoys volunteering his time for the Douglas County Fair each fall. Dr. Wayment has a special interest in the animal-human bond, and he enjoys being a part of the happiness that animals bring to owners and their families lives. He has a special interest in both equine and canine reproduction as well as the health and nutritional aspects of the canine and equine athlete. Dr. Wayment’s emphasis is on the care and comfort of the patient. His calm demeanor also offers solace, understanding, and empathy to the owner.
Dr. Wayment is owned by an English setter (Gretchen), an English Pointer (Gep), a field bred English Cocker (Ellie) and two wild but wonderful cats (Stripes and Belle). He has a wonderful daughter, Kyli, who is married to an industrial arts teacher named Kevin Weaver. Kevin and Kyli had their first baby, a son named Liam, in May 2009. He also has a great son, Dylan, who has a beautiful 3 year old daughter named Luna. Dr. Wayment spends a majority of his free time standing in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains’ rivers and streams with a fly rod in hand or chasing his crazy bird dogs over hill-n-dale with his best friend, Karen McDowell.