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.
We provide a wide range of services including medical, surgical, wellness, preventative care, and more.
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.
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.
Jillian Fivecoat, DVM
Dr. Jillian Fivecoat recently decided to make Colorado her home, after living in Massachusetts, Arizona, Tennessee, Texas, and most recently California.
She earned her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University and her veterinary degree at the University of California Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating Magna Cum Laude at both schools.
Educating and communicating with guardians, embracing a team mentality, and advocating for her patients continue to be just a few of her favorite aspects of veterinary medicine. Her species interests include dogs, cats, exotics, and even zoo critters!When she isn’t fawning over her patients, Jillian enjoys hiking with her rescue pup Lunar, attending sports games and concerts, dancing, and exploring new places.
Louise Curtis, DVM
Dr. Louise Curtis moved to Colorado in 2023, after residing in New Jersey for 2 years. Originally from England, Dr Curtis graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 2016.
Since then, she has been practicing veterinary medicine in a variety of settings. Dr. Curtis has a vast range of experience in the veterinary field, and has utilized her skills all over the world, including in Africa and India.
Dr. Curtis is passionate about all aspects of veterinary medicine, with a specific interest in surgery and pain management. She is always striving to stay up to date with the newest data, to provide the most comprehensive care. She prioritizes animal welfare, with a particular focus on owner education to improve the health of their pets. Dr. Curtis is able to provide high quality medical care to a wide range of patients, from cats and dogs, to rabbits and many more!
When not at Alpine Hospital for Animals, Dr. Curtis can be found dancing, hiking with her husband and their dog, or travelling for a new adventure. When at home, she enjoys cooking, wine tasting, reading and caring for her many house plants. It has been long-time dream of Dr. Curtis’ to live by the Colorado mountains, and she is so happy to finally be here.
Erin McGuirk, DVM
Dr. Erin McGuirk is originally from Toronto, Canada, but grew up mostly in Wisconsin.
She completed a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in physiology from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Dr. McGuirk then went to Colorado State University for veterinary school, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Dr. McGuirk’s special interests include small animal dentistry and oral surgery, dermatology, and high-volume high quality spay neuter services for communities in need.
In her free time, Dr. McGuirk enjoys camping, hiking, swimming, cooking, and gardening. She shares her home with her fiancé and mastiff-mix, Hazel.
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.
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 (Delilah and Colby). She also enjoys skiing, camping, trail running, cycling, rock climbing, SCUBA diving, reading, cooking, gardening and travelling.
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.
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.
Lindsay Adelmeyer, DVM
Dr. Lindsay Adelmeyer is a born “desert-rat” from Phoenix, Arizona where she lived for 23 years.
Her love for aquatic medicine, and forever dream of working with sea turtles, led her to Daytona Beach, Florida; where she had the opportunity to treat sea turtles and other reptiles in the rehab hospital at the Marine Science Center.
Simultaneously working as a technician at a small animal and exotic general practice helped her realize that her heart lay where she could help people and animals. While her number one goal is improving the lives of animals, the ability to provide guidance and a place of comfort for the people that love them, is what keeps her going.
She moved to Colorado to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University where she progressed her passions for exotic animal medicine, anesthesia, pain-management, and reducing fear in the hospital. She excitedly accepted a position at Alpine Hospital for Animals and now calls Boulder home. While she occasionally misses the desert and the ocean, the mountains of Colorado are where she feels most at home. Outside of veterinary medicine, she has many outdoor adventuring hobbies, enjoys a good Netflix binge session, and enjoys getting lost in Subnautica.
Cassie was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado and joined the Alpine Hospital for Animals family in 2013.
Cassie grew up in a household full of pets and knew from a young age that she wanted to work with animals. As a child she trained her beloved English Springer Spaniel, Jake, to be a therapy dog who visited hospitals, retirement facilities, and libraries. She soon became a dog walker and pet sitter and later worked for a dog daycare and boarding facility but always dreamed of having a career in the Veterinary field.
After joining the Alpine team Cassie realized that she’d found exactly what she was meant to do. Work with animals while still pursing her interests in business and management. Advocating for our clients and patients is a top priority but Cassie also strives to promote a fulfilling work environment for the amazing individuals that make up the Alpine family.
Aside from the many animals still living at her family’s home in Boulder, Cassie shares her home with her loving Pitbull, Mira, and feline friends, Mr. Kitty and Martin. When not working Cassie enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, biking, going to live music, and exploring the state she is grateful to call home.
Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Assistants
Alison, RVT- 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.
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 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.
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!
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Bibi is a Boulder native, but she’s also lived in California and most recently Houston, TX.
She studied mechanical engineering for a couple of years, but realized that medicine was much more fascinating while living with pre-med roommates. They would have “movie nights,” but instead of Marvel or Disney they would watch YouTube videos of surgeries.
Animals had always been Bibi’s greatest love in life, so veterinary medicine was the obvious next step. She started working as a veterinary assistant at a small clinic in Houston in 2020. Additionally, she worked with a variety of rescues. Witnessing Houston’s out-of-control homeless pet population was difficult, but seeing the impact of the compassionate rescuers she worked with was inspiring. Bibi vowed to dedicate her life to helping animals in whatever ways she can.
Now that she’s back in Colorado, she loves hiking, singing, crocheting, and spending time with friends, family, and her pets: Emmett the miniature pinscher mix, George the pomeranian-poodle-chihuahua mix, Poppy the gorgeous grey cat, Sylvester the ball python, and Rory the betta fish. She is proud to be part of the Alpine family and loves getting to know all of our wonderful pets and guardians!
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Who am I?
A baker of pies.
The picker of berries
and roller of dough.
A hunter of mushrooms
A fisher in creeks
The trimmer of trees
The friend of all bees
A bicycle peddler
The climber of hills
A rapid descender
The taker of spills
A swimmer in rivers
A diver from docks
The catcher of crawdads
Who hide behind rocks
Worker with wood
Planer of boards
Singer of songs
Strummer of chords
Bachelor of science
Pupil in school
Lover of books
Father of a son
Husband to a wife
Healer of puppies
and kittens alike
Madison is very excited to have joined Alpine Hospital for Animals. She has been working in and has fallen in love with the veterinary field over the past 15 years. Her eventual goal is to become a veterinarian.
Madison enjoys working with all creatures great and small from horses to pocket pets. Exotics are a particular passion of hers. She most enjoys working in surgery and educating clients in particular.
Right now, Madison has two cats, a ball python, and a hamster.
Client Care Specialists
Meg - Remote Administrative Assistant
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