Get to know our team!
Dr. Louise, DVM DAVDC
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, DVM
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, DVM
Dr. Jennifer Davis graduated from Colorado State University in 2009. After several years in private practice, she turned her attention toward shelter medicine and became the Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter’s Spay/Neuter Program Director, as well as the Aspen Animal Shelter’s staff veterinarian. She is a long-time local, having lived in Pitkin County for over 20 years, and is very passionate about providing quality, accessible care to pets and their families throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. Her special interests lie in spay/neuter and diagnostic imaging, like x-rays, ultrasound, etc. We were thrilled to have her join our team here at Alpine in 2019. When she’s not providing care to our local pet population, she enjoys cooking, skiing, and spending time with her family and newly rescued mutt, Traynor.
Certified Veterinary Technicians
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.
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!
Keanen is a long-term resident of the valley who has always loved working with and helping animals of all shapes and sizes. After graduating high school she went on to attend the Colorado Mountain College Veterinary Technology program and graduated in 2021.
She currently has two cats of her own (Love and Chevy) and enjoys spending time with her friends and family, hiking, sewing, and crocheting.
Customer Service and Practice Manager
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.
Evie is a Colorado native and longtime local of the Roaring Fork Valley. She grew up in Pitkin County with an inherent love for all animals. After high school she found herself working at Colorado Animal Rescue in Glenwood Springs and her passion for aiding animals grew exponentially from there. Later, for several years, she worked for a local pet food and supply shop, RJ Paddywacks. She excitedly joined us here at Alpine as a Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant in 2019 and has been an amazing addition to our team. Outside of the hospital, she loves spending time with her own pets, listening to music, and aquarium/fish keeping.
Gloria, who joined us here at Alpine as a Receptionist in 2020, is Evie’s younger sister (but maybe you already noticed that!). Gloria is a longtime local as well and loves working with animals. She takes great pride in trying to make a positive difference in pet’s and their family’s lives. When she’s not here providing excellent customer service to our community, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and Pitbull. Gloria also has special interests in aromatherapy, nutraceuticals, and crystals – before she joined our team, she worked for a local CBD/supplement store and even started her own LLC to promote and teach people about the beneficial uses of CBD, hemp, essential oils, etc.
Chelsea joined our Alpine team as a customer service representative in 2022. Chelsea is a local native who is invested in providing the best experience for each client and their beloved fur babies. Before Chelsea joined our team, she was a hairstylist for 15 years. She lives in the roaring fork valley with her husband Chris, son Mason, and her canine Jasmine. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching her son play baseball, and being outdoors in this beautiful valley.