Meet Our Team

APPOINTMENT
Dr. Louise Marron, DVM, DAVDC

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 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 include Laroche, a standard poodle, Skeeter, a 33-year-old mare who has been a steadfast companion for 30 years, Honey, a molly mule steed for the mountainous backcountry, and Mona, the giant tortoise. In her free time, Louise loves to fly, bike, horseback ride, ski, snowboard, SCUBA dive, and travel around the world.

Dr. Melissa Gisleson, DVM

Dr. Melissa Gisleson, DVM

Staff Doctor

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 daughter, Emma 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, DVM

Staff Doctor

Bio coming soon!

Dr. Caroline Frank, DVM

Dr. Caroline Frank, DVM

Staff Doctor

Dr. Caroline Frank grew up in Houston, Texas. Since she was 3 years old she knew that she wanted to become a Veterinarian. Dr. Frank has always had a love for horses and has been an avid hunter/jumper rider. While attending Texas Tech University, she competed on their equestrian team and received her Bachelor’s in Animal Sciences. Dr. Frank attended St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of Grenada and completed her clinical year training at the University of Missouri.

Dr. Frank loves all areas of veterinary medicine, but her main interests include internal medicine, dentistry, and preventative care. She is very excited to be apart of the team at Alpine Animal Hospitals. She looks forward to improving her knowledge and skills in not only Small animal medicine, but also with equines and large animals as well. Apart from Veterinary medicine Dr. Frank enjoys horseback riding, running, downhill skiing, and spending time with her husband, Alex, and their 3 long-haired dachshunds: Maudie (13), Ham (4), and Heidi (1).

Certified Veterinary Technicians

Amy

Amy

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.

Baylee

Baylee

Baylee is a Colorado native from rural Southeast Colorado, where she grew up helping on her family’s farm and cattle ranch. Her love for animals began at a very young age, and she participated in 4-H for ten years showing and training dogs, horses, and goats. While volunteering at a local veterinary clinic throughout high school and later taking a job as a veterinary assistant, Baylee realized veterinary nursing was her calling. After graduating high school, she decided to turn her passion into a career by moving to the western slope to attend Colorado Mountain College’s Veterinary Technician Program. She graduated with honors in 2017.

She and her husband love living in the mountains with their many pets, including an Australian Shepherd, two ferrets, a horse, and a few aquarium creatures. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, cuddling with her pets, attending concerts, and volunteering with 4-H dog and cat clubs all over the state.

Darren

Darren

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!

Customer Service

Danielle

Danielle

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-babies, a lab mix named Sixx, and Chiweenie named Deuce. She enjoys traveling, riding horses, camping, hiking and being with her friends.

Evy

Evy

Bio Coming Soon!

Eliya

Eliya

Eliya is a Colorado local. She grew up on a farm in Paonia, less than two hours away from Carbondale. The farm had a menagerie of animals, including cattle, horses, and cats. As a child, she milked the family goats, participated in chicken shows at the fair, and loved the family dog, Spanky. Eliya has a background in teaching and arts but has spent the last year working in healthcare. Healthcare was a natural step to combining her love of helping people and caring for animals.

She moved to Carbondale from Gunnison to start a life with her partner Daniel and their dog Bella. In their free time, they enjoy hiking, biking, climbing, and numerous other outdoor activities. Eliya is also a dedicated artist, working in self-portraiture, paint, and linocut printing.

 Gloria

Gloria

Bio Coming Soon!

Practice Manager

Cheryl

Cheryl

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.

Serving the pets of the Roaring Fork Valley since 1970.

At Alpine Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Contact Info

Phone: 970-963-2371
Fax: 970-963-2372
Email: customerservice@alpinevet.co

Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sat: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sun: Closed

Emergency Calls/After Hours 

Mon - Thurs: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

After that (and on weekends) we transfer calls to Valley Emergency Pet Care 970-927-5066

Location

17776 Highway 82
Carbondale, CO 81623
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