Our Team

Our team is dedicated to your pet’s health.

Our Veterinarians

Anne Cooley, DVM

Anne Cooley, DVM

Principal Doctor

Hometown:

Kansas City

Pets:

Horses: Blue and Godot and Dogs: Moses and Broxi

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Southern Methodist University, 1987-1991
  • Veterinary School: Kansas State, School of Veterinary Medicine, 1995-1999
  • Internship: Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado, Denver CO, 1999-2000

Experience:

  • Crosslake Veterinary Hospital, Crosslake MN, 1999-2011
  • Aspen Animal Hospital, Aspen CO, 2011-present
  • Valley Emergency Pet Care, Basalt CO 2011-2014

Personal Interests:

Dressage Training and competition, Skiing, Hiking, Bicycling, Running, Traveling

Dr. Cristina Robinson, DVM

Dr. Cristina Robinson, DVM

Associate Doctor

Hometown:

Padua, Italy

Pets:

Buddy (the happy dog), Mushroom (Siamese Mix), Kitty (the crazy black cat)

Education:

  • Dottore in Medicina Veterinaria, Summa Cum Laude, University of Padova, Italy, 1997
  • Master of Science, Ohio State University, 2007
  • Diplomate in Large Animal Internal Medicine, 2008

Experience: 

  • Associate Veterinarian, Amigo Animal Clinic, Grand Junction CO 2011 – 2017
  • Consulting Large Animal Veterinarian, Preque Isle, ME  2008-2011
  • Residency in Equine Internal Medicine, Chino Valley Equine Hospital, CA 2001-2002
  • Internship in Equine Orthopedics, Univ of Cambridge, UK 2000-2001
  • Doctorate in Anatomy and Neuroanatomy, Univ of Padova, Italy 1998-1999
  • Research Grant, JD Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Laboratory, UC Davis, CA 1998

Personal Interests:

Skiing, hiking and being outdoors, family time.

Dr. Scott Schwarting, DVM

Dr. Scott Schwarting, DVM

Associate Doctor

Hometown:

Abilene, KS

Pets:

Dog – Keen and Cat – Lyle

Education:

  • Undergraduate Kansas State University 1992-1996
  • Veterinary School – Kansas State University 1996-1999

Experience: 

  • Abilene Animal Hospital 2010-2017
  • Santa Cruz Animal Clinic 2009
  • Livingston Veterinary Hospital 2008
  • Missouri Valley Veterinary Clinic 1999-2008

Personal Interests:

Flyfishing, Golf, Aviation, Waterfowling, Crosswords, Skiing

Liz Kremzier, DVM

Liz Kremzier, DVM

Associate Doctor

Photo and bio coming soon!

Stephanie Ninnemann, DVM

Stephanie Ninnemann, DVM

Associate Doctor

Hometown:

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Pets:

Three Cats – Scamp a “tripawd” amputee, Meeko and Fitzwilliam.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Biomedical Science, Colorado State University, 2009
  • Master’s Degree, Biomedical Science, Colorado State University, 2011
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, 2017

Experience:

  • Avenues Pet Clinic, Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Fish Creek Veterinary Clinic, Wilson, Wyoming

Personal Interests:

Dr. Ninnemann is a former competitive and professional figure skater, a classically trained trumpet player, a certified SCUBA diver, outdoors aficionado, travel enthusiast, and habitual baker.

Our Certified Veterinary Technicians

Kathy Boyden

Kathy Boyden

Hometown:

Walpole, MA

Pets:

Lil Miss Sassy Squeakers – who enjoys sitting on the windowsill watching birds, being vacuumed and playing soccer with a golf ball up and down the hallway.

Education:

CMC Veterinary Technology

Interests:

Golfing, hiking, ATV riding and camping.

Kathy is our Lead Technician.  She is a specialist in venipuncture/phlebotomy and has a passionate love for feline’s! Kathy has been with our hospital since 1999!  Kathy has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 1999.

Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore

Hometown :

Hatley, WI (Central Wisconsin)

Pets:

Rocky, a 12-yr-old Bichon Frise trained in scent work (gluten detection) & Billie, a grey domestic shorthair

Education:

AAS- Veterinary Technology from Madison Area Technical College, Madison, Wisconsin; Member of AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners) and SVBT (Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians); Fear-Free Certified; & Certified in Animal Hospice & Palliative Care through AAHA

Interests:

Yoga, gardening, skiing, and cosplay.

Lizzie Briggs

Lizzie Briggs

Hometown:

Stafford, NY

Pets:

Lily – Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Theodore – fluffy brown cat

Education:

Bachelor’s in Animal Science and Biology – Cornell University
AAS in Veterinary Technology – CMC

Interests:

Horseback riding, reading, hiking.

Laura Hartmann

Laura Hartmann

Hometown:

Eveleth, MN

Pets:

Golden Retriever, Sofi, who lives with my parents.

Education:

Degrees – Associate of Arts – Mesabi Range College – Virginia, MN
Associate of Applied Science, Veterinary Technology – Argosy University – Eagan, MN

Interests:

Pure Barre Instructor, shopping, traveling, spending as much time outdoors as I can.

Annie Ware

Annie Ware

Pets:

Ella, a rescue German Shepherd, three (3) years old; Andy, a recent rescue orange tabby, and her horse Cypher

Education:

Colorado Mountain College Veterinary Technology

Interests:

She values the Colorado mountains and enjoys camping, hiking, mountain biking, and especially horseback riding.

Annie works at our hospital as a relief technician.  We always look forward to her helping us! Annie has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for over 25 years.  She has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 1986.

Kristen Vargas

Kristen Vargas

Hometown:

Marble, CO

Pets:

2 black cats (Shadow and Minnie), Siberian Husky (Jenna), salamander (Sal)

Education:

CMC Veterinary Technology

Interests:

Violin, poetry, baking, nail art.

Monika Poges

Monika Poges

Veterinary Assistant

Hometown:

Keene, New Hampshire

Pets:

Bruin (dog) and Sampson (Ferret)

Education:

  • Monadnock Regional High School
  • Colorado Mountain College

Personal interests:

Hiking, dirt biking, camping, adventuring, floating the river, concerts.

Rarity Ashton

Rarity Ashton

Certified Vet Tech

Hometown: 

Franklin, Vermont

Pets:

Pippi – Red Heeler mix, Delilia- Quarter Horse

Education:

  • Colorado Mountain College, Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology
  • Montana University, studied Animal Science

Personal Interests: 

Riding, reading, adventuring with my animals.

Molly Calvin

Molly Calvin

Veterinary Assistant

Hometown:

Des Moines, IA

Pets:

Lucy and Bella (2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels) and Archimedes (domestic shorthair kitty)

Education:

Associates of Applied Science – Veterinary Technology Program, Colorado Mountain College

Experience: 

  • Redstone Animal Hospital
  • Kern County Animal Shelter

Personal Interests:

Reading a good book, hanging out with family and friends, animals 😊

Amanda Howell

Amanda Howell

Veterinary Assistant

Photo and bio coming soon.

Customer Service

Ardis Hoffman

Ardis Hoffman

Practice Manager

Hometown:

Park Forest, IL

Pets:

Frodo, Bae, and Zadie

Education:

  • BA Business Administration, Cal Poly Pomona, 1984

Experience:

  • Practice Manager, Grossman Wellness Center, Golden, CO, 2004 – 2011
  • Finance Director, Mountain Family Health Center, Nederland, CO, 1999 – 2004
  • Practice Manager, Wellspring for Women, Boulder, CO 1994 – 1999
  • Business Manager, Eco-Cycle, Boulder, CO 1991 – 1994

Personal Interests:

Skiing, Hiking, Cooking, Traveling, Spiritual Growth and Connecting with my kids, family, and friends.

Kerry Carlson

Kerry Carlson

Client Services Representative

Hometown:

Keystone Colorado

Pets:

Beaux

Education:

Cosmetology, Pre-Nursing at CMC

Personal Interests:

Hiking, cooking, pretty much any outdoor fun activity!

We’re here when you need us.

Contact Aspen Animal Hospital at 970-925-2611 to schedule your pet’s appointment today or request an appointment online using our website.