Dr. Prior did his undergraduate work at BYU and completed his DVM at Colorado State University, the dream of owning his own practice always in his heart and mind.
He worked for a number of years as an associate in a large Salt Lake practice and enjoyed lap swimming as a way to keep fit. It was while swimming that his creativity gave birth to the decisions and strategies that allowed him to realize his goal of establishing a practice with a unique philosophy and approach. Since then, there's been no stopping him—Park City Pet Resort is his latest creation!
Dave hails from California where he and his parents raised, trained and showed Doberman Pinchers. Surrounded by all kinds of animals, he also loved marine life and the ocean. Dave earned his BS degree in Marine Biology from San Jose State and joined a research project at the Monterrey Bay Aquarium.
While raising two children he pursued a career in home construction. As time passed and the kids became adults, Dave felt compelled to return to his roots—working with animals. He started several dog sitting businesses and spent 4 years grooming dogs.
Dave holds a 2nd degree black belt in Tai Kwon Do, but prefers to unwind playing classical guitar! He is quick with a joke, can fix just about anything and, most importantly, humans and dogs alike love him.
Dave is our 24/7 on-site manager.
Annie retired from a career on Wall Street and moved to Park City to enjoy life in the mountains and to fulfill her long time desire to adopt a dog.
Lucy, a small, sickly English setter inspired Annie to turn to alternative veterinary medicine when traditional treatments were not successful. With the help of a wholistic D.V.M., Annie changed Lucy's diet and vaccine schedule and learned to give Lucy basic canine massage to help ease her pain. Within a few months Lucy was a different dog and Annie began learning other alternative therapies.
After receiving national certification in human massage, Annie completed a canine specific program developed by Colorado State University and Boulder College of Massage Therapy to become a Certified Canine Massage Practitioner. Annie trained to provide laser therapy with Park City Animal Clinic's Cutting Edge Class IV laser.
Park city local Kelly Blobaum arrived in Utah with her family in 1985. A top athlete at Park City High School, soon after graduating she earned certification fro Utah College of Massage Therapy.
Kelly then moved to Southern California where she started several businesses, including massage therapy and pet sitting services. She ultimately found her true calling working with animals at a Laguna Beach animal hospital, where she learned to manage large kennels and became a Certified Veterinary Technician Assistant. Missing her Park City roots, Kelly returned home to the mountains and the outdoor life we all love.
Kelly is bringing her expertise and love for animals to both Park City Animal Clinic and Park City Pet Resort.