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Dr. Chad Roeber DVM- Staff Doctor
Dr. Chad Roeber has deep roots in western Colorado, with his ancestors starting the family ranch in Paonia in 1889. His early ranch life began a lifelong vocation of working with animals. After undergraduate work at the University of Denver, Dr. Roeber graduated from the CSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. After a one year stint in Northern California, he has spent the rest of his veterinary career here at Alpine. He has continued in practice here because of the many relationships he has enjoyed with the pets and the pet owners that have graced this practice. Throughout the years in the Roaring Fork Valley, Dr. Roeber has served as a musician and parish council president at his church, a pee wee basketball coach for his kids, a past member of Rotary International and currently - a Big Buddy in the valley’s Buddy Program. With his two children now well into adulthood, he is allowed to live in a house near El Jebel with his wife of 33 years, Jenni, run by their two cats Oliver and Tuck.
Dr. Chuck Maker DVM – Staff Doctor
Dr. Maker is passionate about enriching the human animal bond both large and small. Dr. Maker and his family enjoy family travel and spending time in the great outdoors with their molly mule “Lilly” and black lab “crazy Maisy”. Dr Maker obtained his education at Penn State, the University of Tennessee and at the University of Minnesota’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Minneapolis where he interned. Thereafter he practiced in a large equine and cattle practice in north central Minnesota for 3 years before joining Alpine in 1997.
He enjoys both patient centered equine clinical practice and veterinary practice management. His areas of special clinical interest are sport horse lameness and preventive and emergency intensive care. While trail riding in the back country is where he likes to spend his time in the saddle, his daughter Makenzie spends time reigning on the western slope in the CWRHA. His son Tristan aspires to some day follow dad in the veterinary profession. He and his family love the small town feel and connectedness they feel in the Carbondale community.
Dr. Louise Marron DVM- staff Doctor
Dr. Louise Marron, a Colorado native, is a mixed-animal practitioner with a focus on dentistry. With an aptitude for science and a passion for connecting with animals, Dr. Marron recognized Veterinary Medicine was her calling as a young girl. She began working in her home-town veterinary clinic at 13 years of age and has never strayed off that path. She attended college and veterinary school at Colorado State University. Upon graduating as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2006, she joined the team at Alpine Animal Hospital. In 2009, she began the pursuit of advanced education for veterinary dentistry, a challenging specialty. She continues to enjoy the challenges and rewards of her life’s work now as she provides expert dental care to improve the quality of life for dogs, cats, and horses.
Dr. Marron deeply values her family, friends, and the Carbondale community. Her furry ‘kids’ have been her long-time companions. Skeeter, a 28 year old Paint Horse mare has been a joyful part of Louise’s life for 25 years. Mason, a 15 year old English Setter, has been by her side since he was 8 weeks old. In her free time, Louise loves to mountain bike, horseback ride, ski, snowboard, SCUBA dive, and travel around the world
Dr. Melissa Gisleson, DVM- Staff Doctor
Dr. Gisleson has recently moved to the valley with her husband Andy to join Alpine Animal Hospital as an associate veterinarian for companion animal medicine and surgery. Ever since she can remember animals have played an integral part in her life. Through her studies and experience with animals and their owners, she has become very passionate about how the human-animal bond can impact one's life for the better. Melissa has been involved in veterinary medicine since she was 16 and started working at her local veterinary clinic in Illinois. She completed her undergraduate studies at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and then went on to the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated in 2013. Since graduation, Dr. Gisleson has been working at a busy small animal practice in Davenport, Iowa while her husband Andy has been completing his residency in family medicine. An entourage of family pets - Charlie and Luther both boxers, Hiccup a mastiff mix and 2 cats, Ember and Midge have made the move to the Roaring Fork Valley with Melissa and Andy. All look forward to settling down, getting back to their small town roots, and enjoying all that Colorado has to offer!
Dr. Kelly Stalpes, DVM - Intern
Kelly hails from Minnesota and grew up in the west suburbs of Minneapolis with her parents (Mike and Pam), younger sister (Emily), and childhood cat (Tigger). Growing up she was very active, participating in soccer, gymnastics, and track. She also rode at a hunter/jumper barn for about 6 years. She attended the University of Minnesota for undergrad where she majored in biology and minored in animal science, and ran track for the Gophers. On the side, Kelly also kept busy volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation center and working at a small animal clinic. She decided to remain a Gopher for veterinary school, where she worked at a large animal hospital and volunteered at many shelter medicine related events. During her final year of veterinary school, she made a trip out to Colorado to do a rotation at Alpine Animal Hospital. Kelly loved the people she met in the community and at the clinic, and Alpine Animal Hospital's passion for practicing the highest quality medicine, and decided to apply for the internship last fall. After graduating in May, she traded the lakes of Minnesota for the mountains of Colorado and she is excited to learn as much as she can from the doctors at Alpine and to explore the many outdoor activities Carbondale has to offer.
Dr. Reese Davis, DVM - Staff Doctor
Dr. Reese Davis is a Florida native who grew up dreaming of one day becoming a “Dogtor”. Combining her passion for science and medicine with her love of animals, she attended the University of Florida to become a doctor of veterinary medicine.
After graduating in 2013, Reese moved to Colorado to join fellow outdoor enthusiasts and pet lovers. Through her years in practice, she has developed strong interests in behavioral medicine, preventive care (in particular dentistry) and surgery. When she is not caring for our furry friends, Dr. Reese enjoys trail running, skiing, and spending time with her best furry friend, Doug.
Dr. Alicia Nolfi, DVM - Staff Doctor
Dr. Nolfi was born and raised outside of Pittsburgh, PA by a loving family that always encouraged her to follow her dreams. She still remains extremely close to the large family that she loves dearly and attributes most of her success as a veterinarian, and in life, to them. She attended Penn State University and the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She has had the great fortune over the years, to study equine podiatry with Dr. Ric Redden and his associates at his Lexington, KY based International Equine Podiatry Center. Dr. Nolfi has tremendous passion for equine podiatry and offers advanced knowledge and expertise in equine foot care, from basic trimming to serious foot conditions
Dr. Nolfi tracked large animal medicine in school and is strictly a large animal veterinarian. In addition to podiatry, she enjoys all aspects of large animal medicine and loves working with people who keep cattle, horses, small ruminants and camelids. Another of her special interests is herd health management and preventative care. She moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2016, after several years’ providing large animal veterinary services in the Gunnison area. In her free time you can find her with her husband Dean Bacon, baby Marissa and her companion animals and horses. The family values all the beauty of the mountains and living in the Carbondale area.
Dr. Nolfi will be joining the large animal team providing general practice and herd health management services, with a special focus on equine podiatry.
New Patients Welcome
Equine Foot Educational Series
Join us on June 8th at 6PM for our first of a series on The Equine Foot By Dr. Alicia Nolfi, DVM
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