Meet Our Doctors


Dr. Louise Marron DVM, DAVDC - Staff Doctor

Dr. Louise Marron, a Colorado native, is a board certified veterinary dentist. She also provides general medical care for horses and companion animals. 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 the veterinary 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. She continues to enjoy the challenges and rewards of her life’s work now as a dental specialist for animals.  

Dr. Marron deeply values her family, friends, and the Carbondale community.  Her four-legged family members are Skeeter, a 30 year old mare who has been a steadfast companion for 27 years, and Honey, a young molly mule steed for the mountainous backcountry. In her free time, Louise loves to fly, 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. Elizabeth Foster, DVM - Staff Doctor

Dr. Liz Foster has lived in Colorado for 16 years however is originally from Pennsylvania.  She began working in a veterinary clinic at the age of 12 when she realized that veterinary medicine was a great passion she wanted to pursue.  She received her undergraduate degree from Penn State University which led her to moving to Colorado where she received her Masters Degree and DVM from Colorado State University. 

Dr. Foster worked at a busy small animal/emergency practice in Eagle, CO prior to coming to Alpine Animal Hospital.  She is very passionate about providing exceptional care to her patients while striving to maintain a positive and strong human-animal bond. 

Dr. Foster lives in Gypsum, CO with her husband Rob, daughter Clara, son Declan and entourage of animals which include 2 dogs – Tele and Cody and 3 cats, MJ, Sancha and Emby.  Dr. Foster loves Penn State football, loves to ski and enjoys        everything that small town Colorado has to offer. 

Jen Kelley DVM

Jen Kelley, DVM Intern
Dr. Jen Kelley grew up in Littleton, CO and graduated from Colorado State University’s DVM program this past May. She has always had a passion for working with animals from showing hunter jumper horses to competing in dog shows and wanted to become a veterinarian from an early age. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Colorado College, and went on to pursue her veterinary school pre-requisites at the University of Colorado Denver while working as an equine veterinary assistant. Dr. Kelley discovered her love for small animal and equine dentistry while in veterinary school and intends to pursue a dentistry and oral surgery residency after completing her internship. Her professional interests also include contributing to the health and wellness of all creatures great and small, and she greatly looks forward to being a part of the Roaring Fork Valley community.

Dr. Kelley is joined in Carbondale by her cat Pantouf, and Gypsy Cob gelding Sundance, aka Tubb Tubb. She very much looks forward to carriage driving, trail riding, hiking, and biking in such a gorgeous setting as the Roaring Fork Valley.  

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