Dr. Melissa Gisleson, DVM
Dr. Gisleson joined Alpine Animal Hospital in 2016 as a 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.
Dr. Gisleson with her husband, Andy, and their 2 daughters have settled into life in the mountains and enjoy hiking adventures in the summers and snowshoeing and skiing in the winters. Their fur-babies include Hiccup, a mastiff mix, Luther, a boxer, and 2 cats, Ember and Midge.
Dr. Jennifer Davis, DVM
Dr. Jennifer Davis graduated from Colorado State University in 2009. After several years in private practice, she turned her attention toward shelter medicine and became the Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter’s Spay/Neuter Program Director, as well as the Aspen Animal Shelter’s staff veterinarian. She is a long-time local, having lived in Pitkin County for over 20 years, and is very passionate about providing quality, accessible care to pets and their families throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. Her special interests lie in spay/neuter and diagnostic imaging, like x-rays, ultrasound, etc. We were thrilled to have her join our team here at Alpine in 2019. When she’s not providing care to our local pet population, she enjoys cooking, skiing, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Stephanie Robinson, DVM
Dr. Stephanie Robinson grew up in the Blue Ridge mountains of Roanoke, Virginia. She completed her undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech (go Hokies!). She then went on to complete a Master’s in Public Health and worked in epidemiology for three years before returning to veterinary school. She completed her veterinary degree at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and has been in small animal private practice since graduating. In addition to wellness and preventative care, Dr. Robinson’s special interests include diagnostic imaging (x-rays and ultrasound) and infectious diseases.
In her free time, Dr. Robinson enjoys biking (she biked across the country in 2014 with Bike the US for MS), hiking and camping with her husband Patrick. She is very excited to start developing relationships with her patients and clients and work with the awesome team here at Alpine Animal Hospital!
Dr. Ann-Marie Biggins, DVM
Ann-Marie grew up in a small town outside of Tampa Bay, Florida. She knew she wanted to be a veterinarian since she was a little girl. There was never a time in her life where she wasn’t sharing her bed with a lab or pitbull.
Ann- Marie grew up being an avid equestrian and has always had a passion for horses and cattle. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton Florida, with her bachelor degree in Biology. During her studies, she spent most of her free time working for a sport horse medicine specialist in Wellington Florida and an equine-cattle vet, out of Okeechobee Florida. She moved to the Roaring Fork Valley during her sabbatical year while applying to veterinary school.
She grew up visiting family in the valley and learned how to ski in Aspen at a young age. She always knew she would return someday to grow her own roots here. During her year off, Ann-Marie worked as a veterinary assistant and receptionist for Willits Vet. Her passion for small animal medicine flourished as well as her love for Colorado.
Ann-Marie was accepted to Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, located in St.Kitts and Nevis, West Indies. After 3 years in the Caribbean, she finished her clinical year at the University of Tennessee. GO VOLS! She graduated in May 2022 with her DVM and moved back to the valley in August of 2022.
Her special interests in veterinary medicine include soft tissue surgery, shelter medicine, nutrition, dermatology, pain management and emergency critical care medicine. Ann-Marie loves spending her free time hiking, snowboarding, horseback riding and exploring everything the valley has to offer.
Amy, RVT, VTS Dentistry
Amy is 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 and has been enjoying the beauty of Colorado ever since. She loves riding motorcycles and getting out with her mixed breed pup, Cooper.
Darren is a Colorado Native who grew up on a family ranch in Montrose and has always had a passion for working with animals. He participated in 4-H and FFA in his youth and was involved with caring for animals on the ranch. Darren found his passion for veterinary medicine in high school after getting a part-time job at a local small animal clinic. After receiving on-the-job training, he knew that he wanted to learn more and continue on this career path. Shortly after graduating high school, Darren went on to attend the Colorado Mountain College Veterinary Technology program and graduated in 2017.
He and his partner love living in the mountains and plan to have pets of their own in the future, hopefully a French Bulldog! In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and dabbling in the world of music and art!
Keanen is a long-term resident of the valley who has always loved working with and helping animals of all shapes and sizes. After graduating high school she went on to attend the Colorado Mountain College Veterinary Technology program and graduated in 2021.
She currently has two cats of her own (Love and Chevy) and enjoys spending time with her friends and family, hiking, sewing, and crocheting.
Michelle has been in Veterinary Medicine over 27 years; 17 years as a registered veterinary technician. Michelle has worked all over the front range of Colorado and at CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Anesthesia. Surgery and Anesthesia and pain management are her passions. When not working she loves military jets and traveling the world.
Danielle is a Colorado native. She spent five years in Scottsdale, Arizona, attending Scottsdale Community College and working in veterinary medicine. In 2001 Danielle 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 for management for the hospital. The people that she works to inspire her to continue to flourish and learn every day. Her loves include her family, partner Mid, son John, and their fur-baby, a lab mix named Sixx. She enjoys traveling, riding horses, camping, hiking and being with her friends.
Evie is a Colorado native and longtime local of the Roaring Fork Valley. She grew up in Pitkin County with an inherent love for all animals. After high school she found herself working at Colorado Animal Rescue in Glenwood Springs and her passion for aiding animals grew exponentially from there. Later, for several years, she worked for a local pet food and supply shop, RJ Paddywacks. She excitedly joined us here at Alpine as a Client Service Representative and Veterinary Assistant in 2019 and has been an amazing addition to our team. Outside of the hospital, she loves spending time with her own pets, listening to music, and aquarium/fish keeping.
Gloria, who joined us here at Alpine as a Client Service Representative in 2020, is Evie’s younger sister (but maybe you already noticed that!). Gloria is a longtime local as well and loves working with animals. She takes great pride in trying to make a positive difference in pet’s and their family’s lives. When she’s not here providing excellent customer service to our community, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and Pitbull. Gloria also has special interests in aromatherapy, nutraceuticals, and crystals – before she joined our team, she worked for a local CBD/supplement store and even started her own LLC to promote and teach people about the beneficial uses of CBD, hemp, essential oils, etc.
Chelsea, CSR, VRCE
Chelsea joined our Alpine team as a customer service representative in 2022 and received her Veterinary Receptionist Certificate of Excellence in August 2023. Chelsea is a local native who is invested in providing the best experience for each client and their beloved fur babies. Before Chelsea joined our team, she was a hairstylist for 15 years. She lives in the roaring fork valley with her husband Chris, son Mason, and her canine Jasmine. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching her son play baseball, and being outdoors in this beautiful valley.
Bio coming soon!
Practice Manager, VT
She moved to the valley in 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 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, biking, hiking, snowboarding, and boating in the roaring fork river valley with her husband, son, and one cat, and three dogs.