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Certified Veterinary Technicians

Amy was originally from Sacramento, California. She attended UC Davis thinking she wanted to become a veterinarian but soon realized her true passion was in the nursing care of the animals. After completing the veterinary technician program at Consumnes River College, Amy became licensed in 1998. She has enjoyed a wide variety of avenues opened up by her career choice. Her strongest interests lie in dentistry and emergency medicine. She received her Veterinary Technician Specialty in Dentistry in 2017.  In 2009, Amy moved to the wonderful Roaring Fork Valley with her fantastic German Shorthaired Pointer, Montana. She is enjoying experiencing the beauty Colorado has to offer.


Becky joined Alpine Animal Hospital as a large animal tech in 2001. She is a native of Colorado. She is a 1999 graduate from Colorado Mountain College’s CVT program and now works primarily as a large animal technician but helps out when needed as a small animal technician also. Becky loves horses, being in the outdoors and traveling. She has a black Labrador Gossamer and a tank full of saltwater fish.



Dana moved to the valley from Minnesota in 1974. He has extensive ranch and animal experience. Dana graduated from Colorado Mountain College’s CVT program in May 2004. He started as a part-time employee in 2002 and now works as a veterinary technician and the in facilities managemnt. He has 1 cat Negrita.


Elizabeth is originally from the state of Maine and a 2013 graduate of Colorado Mountain College Veterinary Technician Program and was a Veterinary Technician extern with Alpine.  She loves all of the outdoor activities we have to offer in the valley - in particular mountain biking and playing in the snow.  She has been with the practice since her graduation from CMC.


Emily grew up with a variety of pets in Alaska and began her career in the field of veterinary medicine in her hometown vet clinic. She moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2009 to pursue animal nursing, became certified in 2011 and has been part of the small and large animal team at Alpine Animal Hospital since then. Emily is passionate about providing high quality medical care and getting to know and bond with people and their pets. She tremendously enjoys her two cats at home and has worked hard to help provide a cat friendly environment at Alpine Animal Hospital. When not at the hospital, Emily is lucky enough to be an adjunct professor at Colorado Mountain College teaching for the Veterinary Technology program. She greatly enjoys what the Roaring Fork Valley has to offer and frequently snowboards, cross-country skis, mountain bikes and hikes. Emily loves living in Glenwood Springs with her husband and 2 kitties Geppetto and Haza. 


Kirby is originally from Illinois; however, she always knew she wanted to be out West.  After high school, she attended Elgin Community College in Illinois and received an Associate's degree in Biology.  Immediately thereafter she moved to central Oregon to work at a not-for-profit horse ranch.  In 2008 she moved to the Roaring Fork Valley to attend Colorado Mountain College for their well known veterinary technology program, graduating in 2010.  Since then, working in the veterinary field, she has enjoyed getting to know furry family members and their owners, with a passion for providing high quality medical care.  She has a love for both small and large animals and even the occasional pocket pet. Kirby came to Alpine Animal Hospital in 2015 with great enthusiasm to work with a wide range of patients, owners, doctors, and staff.  When not at the hospital, she enjoys teaching yoga to the community, white water rafting, canyoneering in the desert, and hiking with her two dogs, Meeka and Abbie. 



Mackenzie has been obsessed with animals and veterinary medicine since she was a young girl. She has always loved caring and loving her furry friends while growing up in the foothills of Denver. As a seven year old she requested her mother to take her on a tour of Alameda East Animal Hospital. She knew then that there couldn't be a better job! Mackenzie went on to get her Bachelors at University of Colorado Boulder in History. While in college she was an assistant head wrangler at her childhood summer camp, only helping to solidify her love of animals. After college she attended Bel Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology in Denver so she could fulfill her life long dream! Her and her husband live in Carbondale with their kitty. They love skiing, hiking, running, and everything outdoors. 



Terry is married and the mother of 2 grown children.  She graduated from the CMC veterinary technology program in 1998 and started working for Alpine part-time while going to school.  Her fur family consists of her pups, Frankie, Mollee and Jack. Terry and Mollee have been training and competing in canine agility since 2012.  She loves the special bond that exists with her girlie and would love to talk to you about agility and how it strengthens that bond, if you have an interest in learning about this growing sport. Terry has enjoyed working at Alpine because of her tremendous respect for the doctors and staff and the superior level of care provided.  She appreciates the caring atmosphere for the patients, their owners and the supportive culture within the hospital.  Terry is passionate about caring for animals and their people.  When she is not at the practice she enjoys all things outdoors that can be enjoyed in this beautiful valley.


Veterinary Assistants

Beth moved to the Roaring Fork Valley 3 years ago from sunny Hawaii. Beth’s experience with animals began years ago on various cattle ranches around the country, primarily working with large animals. Beth’s passion and love for all animals landed her here at Alpine where she has enhanced her skills in caring for animals over the past 2 ½ years.   When Beth is not at the clinic she spends her time training for triathlons, in hopes of qualifying for the Ironman World Championships. Three of her favorite training partners are her dogs, Hero, Tetly, and Marvin. Screech the cat doesn’t do well with the long workouts so he gets to stay home.


Technician Team Leader


Cheryl is Alpine Animal Hospital’s Technician Team Leader. She moved to the valley May of 2008 after spending time in Northern Colorado, Oregon and growing up in California.  Cheryl has a BS in Wildlife Biology with a Minor in Zoology from Colorado State University. Cheryl began her career as a veterinary technician in California in 1994.  Since then she has worked with large and small animals as well as at animal emergency clinics and with state and federal wildlife agencies.  Cheryl has also spent years working with captive wildlife sanctuaries in Colorado.  She spends her free time exploring, hiking, fishing and boating in the roaring fork river valley with her husband, son and 3 dogs.


Customer Service

Danielle is a Colorado native. She spent 5 years in Scottsdale Arizona attending Scottsdale Community College and working in veterinary medicine. In 2001 she knew it was time to bring her family back home to the mountains. After moving back to Colorado she wanted to continue working in the veterinarian field and began working at Alpine Animal Hospital. Her love for helping animals and people has helped her find her passion in management for the hospital. The people that she works with inspire her to continue to flourish and learn everyday. Her loves include her family, fiancé Mid, son John and babies; 2 English mastiffs-Madii and Lucy a Chweenie-Deuce and a Oscar (who of course is not furry). She enjoys traveling, riding horses, camping, hiking, and being with her friends.


Ericka moved to the Roaring Fork valley in 1999 from New York City, where she attended Union College and received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Four years later she completed an Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts from The Culinary Institute of America. Good food, family and friends brought her to the Roaring Fork Valley.  She has two cats named Wilson and Little bear, and just adopted her first dog Domino. She loves greeting the clients and the animals at the front desk with a smile.

Practice Manager

Mary came to the valley in 1989 and raised her two daughters in Missouri Heights.  With an undergraduate degree in education she received her MBA from the University of Denver focusing her career on human resources, training and business management.   She had experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors before coming to Alpine Animal Hospital as its Practice Manager.  She is an avid lover of animals and is thrilled to be with new animal friends every day and to be with the wonderful people who care for them.  Her strongest business interest is in encouraging an environment where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and love what they do every day.  Mary loves to take long high-mountain treks and winter hut trips.  Her other spare-time loves are reading, yoga and spending time with her daughters, husband and GWP Molly.

New Patients Welcome

Learn about Fear Free Visits to the Vet and the Certified Fear Free Professionals at Alpine Animal Hospital.

New Patient Welcome

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Office Hours

Monday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM5:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM2:00 PM
Day Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM Closed
5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM 2:00 PM