Dr. Gyula Joo (DVM) passed away at home on November 26, 2023, after a lengthy illness. Dr. Joo grew up in Hungary and survived the difficult ordeals of WW II as a child; he went to veterinary school in Budapest, Hungary and put his studies on hold in 1956 to fight against Soviet oppression during the Hungarian Revolution; he went on to finish veterinary school and began an amazing career as a veterinarian.
In 1975 Dr Joo gathered his family together and escaped the Soviet yoke in Hungary and spent nearly a year in a refugee camp in Austria before emigrating to Texas. He went back to school to earn a veterinary license in the United States, moved the family to Colorado where he established a thriving business as a veterinarian treating small and large animals.
During this time, he watched his business grow, established close personal relationships with his clients (two and four legged), was generous and giving to the community, and watched his daughters finish university studies and begin families and careers of their own. He loved to hike and cross-country ski, hunt in the backcountry of Colorado, and just enjoy being in the beauty Colorado. He had an extreme love for all of his pets, especially his horse.
Dr. Joo is survived by his wife of 60 years; one sister; two daughters; one granddaughter; nieces and nephews; a brother and sister-in-law; and countless friendships he made over the years. He was loved deeply and will be missed by all. In lieu of flowers donations to 4 Paws 4 Life.