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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, Godot and Nessie and Dogs: Moses and Broxi

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Southern Methodist University, 1987-1991
  • Veterinary School: Kansas State, School of Veterinary Medicine, 1995-1999
  • Externship: 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, Associate Doctor

Dr. Cristina Robinson DVM, Associate Doctor

Hometown:

Padova, 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
  • Preque Isle Animal Hospital, Preque Isle, ME 2008-2011
  • Residency in Equine Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University 2004-2007
  • Internship in Equine Orthopedics, Univ of Cambridge, UK 2000-2001
  • Internship in Equine Medicine and Surgery, Chino Valley Equine Hospital 2001-2002
  • 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

Dr. Schwarting has a special interest in TPLO and orthopedic surgeries. Click here to read an article he has written about Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture/ Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO).

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.

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.

Nicole White

Nicole White

Hometown:

Glenwood Springs, CO

Pets:

Flynn – (heeler/pointer), Babboo – cat, and Lane – horse

Education:

Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO

Experience:

8 years experience with horses – bordering manager, trainer, and pro athlete. Small animal pet store & doggie daycare in college years.

Interests:

Hunter/Jumper riding, hiking, camping & anything outdoors with the animals

Cathy Rusnak

Cathy Rusnak

Hometown:

South Bend, Indiana

Pets:

Mia and Pushkin

Education:

B.A. from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH

Experience:

13 years as Operations Manager at Aspen Youth Center & 3 years as Client Advocate – Advocate Safehouse

Interests:

Hiking with her dog, Mia, and traveling.

Tanner Auten

Tanner Auten

Hometown:

Springfield, Missouri

Pets:

Mr.Kitty

Experience:

My love of working with animals started with dog sledding and now I get to work and learn from the wonderful people at Aspen Animal Hospital.

Interests:

Hiking, cycling, trail running, and travel.

Ingrid Mansilla

Ingrid Mansilla

Hometown:

Houston, TX

Pets:

Maggie – Brittany

Education:

University of Colorado – Denver

Experience:

Will be attending CMC for their Vet Tech program

Interests:

Hiking, snowboarding, MTB, cross country skiing, and camping

Stacey Pasternak

Stacey Pasternak

Hometown:

I am from Cooper City, Florida, a suburb just outside of Fort Lauderdale.

Pets:

I have a goldendoodle named Harley, who lives back in Florida with my mom, dad, and little sister.

Education:

I have a B.A. in Anthropology (focus in Primatology) from Florida Atlantic University, and an A.S. in Veterinary Technology from Miami Dade College.

Experience:

Upon graduating from my Veterinary Technology program, I went on to participate in an externship at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (C.R.O.W) in Sanibel, Florida. While there, I assisted in surgeries (namely, a green sea turtle’s carapace fracture repair), facilitated in the rehabilitation of double-crested cormorants experiencing red tide toxicosis, performed venipuncture of various Florida wildlife species (i.e. laughing gulls, Virginia opossums), bottle fed baby northern raccoons, and more.

Interests:

Singing, playing the ukulele, hiking, watching films, cooking vegan meals, and traveling!

Customer Service

Lauren Nolan

Lauren Nolan

Receptionist

Hometown:

Boston, Massachusetts

Pets:

Buddy & Charlie

Education:

Haverhill High School

Personal Interests:

Snowboarding, cross country skiing, hiking with dogs. Enjoying time with family & friends.

Aidan Wynn

Aidan Wynn

Client Services Representative

Hometown:

Aspen, Colorado

Pets:

Winston & Frazier

Education:

University of Redlands, CA

Personal Interests:

Lacrosse, skiing, and camping.

Callie Card

Callie Card

Hometown:

Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

Pets:

Odin (English Cream Retriever), Bella (Boston Terrier), & Cliff (Retriever Mix)

Education:

Basalt High School

Personal Interests:

Soccer, playing with my dogs, & running

Tanner Auten

Tanner Auten

Bio coming soon

Erin Marano

Erin Marano

Bio coming soon

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