Meet the Doctors

Littleton Veterinary Clinic is proud to serve the Centennial, Colorado area for everything pet related.


Dr. Mary Sare

Dr. Mary Sare DVMDr. Mary Sare obtained her veterinary degree from Colorado State University in 2004 and has since been focused on offering compassionate service to her four-legged patients and the people who love them. She has special interests in dentistry, oncology and internal medicine. Dr. Sare has significant experience as an emergency and on-call veterinarian in addition to day practice. Her goal is to provide personalized, thorough, knowledgeable and competent care to each and every patient.

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Dr. Laura Riegel (Wilhelm)

Dr. Laura Riegel (Wilhelm)Dr. Laura Riegel (Wilhelm) is a transplant from the East Coast. Much of her childhood was spent on the back of a horse in Georgia and Maryland. She graduated from Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. At the time her interests led her to a mixed animal internship in the mountains of Colorado. This gave her experience in preventative as well as emergency medicine for animals of all shapes and sizes. Over the years her focus has gradually shifted towards the smaller companion animals. Dr. Laura’s medical interests include soft tissue surgery and solving the interesting puzzles of internal medicine. She has recently become certified in Fear Free Practice and enjoys working to decrease stress for both her patients and their owners. She looks forward to offering you and your fuzzy family complete and compassionate care.

Dr. Trina Aftahi (Brickner)

woman in yellow sweater and blue scarf with a brown horse outside in fall

Dr. Trina Aftahi (Brickner) is a Wisconsin native who fell in love with Colorado while attending veterinary school at Colorado State University. She graduated from vet school in 2018 and went on to complete a rotating internship at a specialty equine hospital back home in the midwest. After her internship, Dr. Trina returned to Colorado and continued practicing as an equine veterinarian exclusively in the field. This time allowed her to hone her emergency skills as well as foster her interest in general practice. Dr. Trina then transitioned to focus more on companion animal medicine to continue practicing her love of general medicine and helping people help their beloved animals. She looks forward to meeting you and helping facilitate a happy and healthy life for your furry companions!

Dr. Trina resides in Parker with her husband Kia, pitbull/beagle mix Poppy, and mini dachshund Vienna. They love playing tennis, hiking, trail riding with their quarter horse Riley, and enjoying all that Colorado life has to offer.