About Us

Boulder, CO 

veterinary care!

Alpine Hospital for Animals in Boulder, CO is a full service companion animal hospital providing medical, surgical, dental and alternative care for cats, dogs, rabbits, other small mammals and exotics (reptiles and amphibians).

It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages; and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime.

We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet’s health care. We treat your pet as we would our own. Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education. Our entire healthcare team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner.

We provide individualized care for each animal, and offer services that range from wellness check-ups to dentistry, surgery and alternative therapy like acupuncture, K-Laser and Chinese Herbs.

Our Practice

Our Boulder, CO veterinary hospital is devoted to your pet’s wellbeing.

For over 50 years Alpine Hospital for Animals has been providing compassionate and comprehensive veterinary care for animal companions from Boulder as well as the surrounding communities of Longmont, Gunbarrel, Louisville, Niwot, Nederland and beyond!

Alpine Hospital for Animals cares for small animals and exotics using traditional western medicine, alternative eastern therapies and full dental and surgical treatments, including minimally invasive procedures.

Our Services

We provide a wide range of services including medical, surgical, wellness, preventative care, and more.


You can request an appointment with us easily by clicking here or giving us a call

(303) 443-9661

We look forward to seeing you!

Contact Us

Please contact us to make an appointment!

Office: (303) 443-9661


Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Alpine Hospital For Animals in Boulder, CO! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us at (303) 443-9661 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!



Daniel R. Mones, VMD, cVMA - Medical Director

Dr. Dan Mones was born in Maryland and raised on the Eastern Shore. He attended Haverford College outside of Philadelphia and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

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Working for a veterinarian in Ardmore led him to earn his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania, and was living in Philadelphia for 5 years before moving to New York. After a short period in Manhattan, where he had the opportunity to contribute to a book-in-progress discussing senior pet care and was interviewed by a number of different independent journalists with questions largely focusing on exotic animal health, the mountains beckoned him out West.

Dr. Mones bought Alpine Hospital for Animals in the Spring of 2012 and is proud to be a part of this amazing community. He is very happy to be able to bring minimally invasive surgical procedures to Alpine Hospital for Animals, and is always seeking ways to advance the care provided at Alpine. His other interests include radiology, reptile and small mammal medicine and surgery, dentistry and of course a love of cats and dogs is what led him into this profession early on. Outside of the office he does as much outdoors as he can, including SCUBA diving, biking, skiing, hiking and gardening.

He lives in Boulder with his wife, Amanda, and their two kids, Asher and Yara. Their home is made complete by their dog Corduroy, their cats Sticky and Hidey, and their bunnies Gibby and Cowabunga.

Caroline Meyer, DVM

Dr. Caroline Meyer was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas. She always wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as she can remember. Dr. Meyer received her
undergraduate degree from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.

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She then went on to earn her DVM from Kansas State University College of
Veterinary Medicine. In 2016, she moved to Colorado and completed a year-long rotating internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital. After completing her internship and before joining the team at Alpine Hospital for Animals in 2020, Dr. Meyer practiced in Arvada, Colorado for 3 years. Her special interests include internal medicine, critical care/emergency and 
preventative health care. Dr. Meyer loves seeing her patients and their families and taking care of them throughout their lifetime. 
In addition to taking care of animals, Dr. Meyer is a huge fan of the outdoors and all it has to offer. Her favorite activities including hiking and exploring the mountains in the summer and she is an active skier in the winter. She has a 2.5 year old Sheltie named Ollie, who joins her on all of her adventures. Dr. Meyer is a 5-year heart transplant survivor and is an advocate for organ donation. She enjoys all that life has to offer and is thriving today.

Marcy Schwartzman, DVM

Dr. Marcy Schwartzman was born and raised in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. Her father’s love of animals and their family’s dog, hermit crabs, parakeets, and her first cat, Ziggy, all contributed to her early interest in becoming a veterinarian.
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For as long as she can remember, this was her goal in life. After high school, she attended the University of Michigan and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1993. She then attended the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University where she graduated with honors in 1998 with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

During the summers while in college, she was a leader of outdoor education/travel trips for teenagers. These trips brought her to the western part of the country, where she discovered her love for Colorado and the mountains, in particular. Marcy practiced veterinary medicine for six years in Chicago before relocating to beautiful Colorado in 2004 to enjoy the mountains and outdoor lifestyle.

Dr. Marcy Schwartzman joined the Alpine Hospital for Animals team in 2015. She particularly enjoys internal medicine, dentistry, and loves getting to know her clients and patients well, while providing them with the best care possible.

Marcy resides in Lafayette, with her dog Juno, and her three cats, Simon, Linus, and Lincoln. In her free time she enjoys skiing, snowboarding, hiking, rollerblading, reading, running, and socializing at local coffee shops.

Jessica Stein, DVM, cVMA

Dr. Jessica Stein is a Colorado native who can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to be a vet. She moved back to Boulder in 2015 after practicing in Madison, WI for four years while her husband completed a veterinary radiology and diagnostic imaging residency.

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She is very happy to be back! She practiced in the Denver and Thornton areas for 9 years prior to moving and is excited to finally be able to both work and live in the community she loves, doing what she loves.

Dr. Stein received her Bachelor of Animal Science from the University of Arizona in 1998 and received her doctor of veterinary medicine from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science in 2002. She became certified in veterinary medical acupuncture in 2006. She completed advanced training for minimally invasive laparoscopic spays, gastropexies and other procedures at Colorado State University. Her special interests include pain management, soft tissue and dental surgery, internal medicine, emergency/critical care, and preventative health. She really enjoys fostering the bond between her clients and their four legged families.

In her time away from the clinic she enjoys spending time with her husband John, two dogs (Nala and Maddie) and two cats (Pip and Colby). She also enjoys skiing, camping, trail running, cycling, rock climbing, SCUBA diving, reading, cooking, gardening and travelling.

Sarah Hagen, DVM

Dr. Sarah Hagen first decided she wanted to be a veterinarian when she was 4 years old, and that goal never wavered! She was raised in a military family and spent her childhood moving around the country and the world, usually with an assortment of cats, dogs, hermit crabs, frogs, and tarantulas.

Chris Blum, MS, VMD, cVMA

Originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Dr. Chris Blum received his B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.S. in Physiology from North Carolina State University. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2005.

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After practicing for a year in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Dr. Blum moved to Colorado where he joined a small animal general practice in Golden. In additional to his traditional training, he became certified in veterinary acupuncture in 2007. Within Dr. Blum’s first year as an associate of the practice, he became the medical director for the next 6 years. As surgery had always been an interest of his, he left general practice after 7 years and completed a surgical internship with Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists in Longmont, Colorado. After the internship, Dr. Blum decided to return to general practice with VCA as an associate for a few months and then was promoted to medical director for 3 practices (overseeing 2 of the clinics at the same time). Then he decided to leave clinical practice for a different challenge and entered the veterinary recruiting field. During this time, Dr. Blum was also a coach for the Client Communications Lab for third year vet students at CSU. After several years as a recruiter, he came to realize that patient care and client service was his true calling and so he decided to practice again. Dr. Chris Blum is excited to be a part of the team at Alpine Hospital for Animals!

When not at work, you can find Chris at Orange Theory Fitness classes, enjoying hanging out in his garden reading a good book, watching movies, or cycling.

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Veterinary Technicians

Alison, CVT - Head Veterinary Technician

Alison was born and raised in Chicago, IL and though she’ll always love it there, she gave in to her lifelong desire to enjoy the mountains and the lifestyle that Colorado has to offer and moved West in 2015.

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Alison studied the music business at Columbia College Chicago but ultimately decided she’d be more fulfilled exploring different ways in which she could help animals. She spent time fundraising for the ASPCA, worked as a dog walker, and volunteered at local animal shelters before deciding to head back to school to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. She graduated in early 2012 and has worked at several amazing animal hospitals in Chicago before she joined the team at Alpine Hospital for Animals.

Alison absolutely loves the rewarding feeling of helping pets each and every day. When she is not at work, you can usually find her catching some live music with her friends, hula hooping, cooking, or wandering around beautiful Colorado on long walks with her goofy dog – a Staffordshire terrier and Rottweiler mix named Ruby!

Ruth, CVT

Ruth was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. She spent her childhood surrounded by a variety of animals, including dogs, hamsters, hedgehogs, hermit crabs, and fish.

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However, she was also fascinated by the weather, which led her to pursue a degree in meteorology at Saint Louis University. After finishing school, she worked in a non-profit resale shop for several years, but wanted to pursue a career that she was more passionate about. In December 2013, she and her husband, Mike, adopted their first dog together, and, after that, she realized that she was meant to work with animals. She started volunteering at the Humane Society of Missouri and, after moving to Boulder in late 2014, continued her volunteer work at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. With a fresh start in Colorado, she was finally able to pursue her passion of a career helping animals. In December 2017, she completed the veterinary technology program at the Community College of Denver and is excited to start her career as a veterinary technician!

When she’s not working, Ruth spends her time hiking, practicing yoga, taking long walks with her Beagle mix, Ellie, volunteering, and exploring all the amazing things Colorado has to offer. She is enjoying being part of the Alpine Hospital for Animals team and is looking forward to getting to know and work with our wonderful clients and patients!

Lauren, CVT

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Jessica, CVT

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Veterinary Technician Assistants


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Delaney is a sophomore at CU Boulder majoring in history and is on track for pre med. After college, Delaney plans to join the Peace Corps and eventually aspires to attend medical school with hopes of becoming an endocrinologist with a focus on diabetology.

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Delaney has always loved animals and enjoys combining her love of animals with her passion for medicine and Alpine Hospital for Animals.

Client Care Specialists

Meg - Senior Client Care Specialist

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Billie Rae

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