Meet Our Veterinary Staff

Animal Haven Vet Clinic Dr. Altman

Dr. Altman is originally from Miami, Florida and fell in love with Fort Collins when beginning college at Colorado State University. She returned to Florida for Veterinary School and graduated in 1999.

After graduation she worked in Gresham, Oregon for three years before returning to Fort Collins to purchase Animal Haven Veterinary Clinic in 2004. Dr. Altman has a special interest in pain management, preventative medicine, and weight management.

Dr. Altman has four dogs, two cats, two donkeys and two horses and one tortoise. While away from the clinic, she enjoys hikes with the dogs, photography, reading mystery novels, working on her property and horseback riding.

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Veterinary Technician

Brandie is originally from a small town in Utah and grew up with a house full of animals. She knew at the age of six that she wanted to devote her life to helping animals. In 2001, she moved to Denver to obtain her degree in Veterinary Technology from Bel-Rea.  In 2011, Brandie joined Animal Haven to work for Dr. Altman and is excited to be part of the team.
Brandie shares her home with her significant other, 5 children and her two dogs. In her spare time, Brandie enjoys reading or spending time outdoors.

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Office Manager

Sheila has lived in Northern Colorado her entire life.  She began working in veterinary clinics at 16 and has enjoyed learning about the different aspects of small animal medicine.  Sheila began at Animal Haven in October 2016.  She shares her home with her senior Cocker Tasha, senior kitty Marley and two daughters that keep her quite busy!  In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking, cross stitching and taking long drives in the mountains.

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Veterinary Technician

Kathryn recently returned from California to Colorado after 30 years.  While in college for architecture and design, Kathryn began her veterinary experience with a Veterinary Assistant course as well as a job at a local Veterinary Hospital. It was so enjoyable she decided to stay in Veterinary Medicine for the past 25 years.  Kathryn has two young adult sons, her mother, three Australian Shepherds and a kitty sharing her home.  In her free time, Kathryn enjoys photography, painting and spending time with her family.



Certified Vet Technician

Katie grew in Fort Collins and she loves pets! She's been taking care of her family pets since she was seven years old. She graduated from FRCC as a Vet Tech in 2016 and has been in the industry since. She started at Animal Haven March 2021 and already loves it. When not at work, Katie can be found at church, watching Netflix, playing board games with her family and friends, or exploring nature with her boyfriend. She can't wait to meet you and your pets!



Veterinary Technician

Haley is originally from the coast of North Carolina and attended NCSU for her undergraduate degree. She recently moved to Fort Collins to begin veterinary school at CSU. Haley joined Animal Haven in March 2021 and is excited to work with this team and continue to learn every day. In her free time, Haley enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and trying out all of the breweries Colorado has to offer. 



Veterinary Technician, CVT

Allison is a Michigan native who moved to California after she graduated high school and attended Western Career College where she graduated with her Associates in Veterinary Technology. She's been a Technician for 24 years, absolutely loves her job and can't imagine doing anything else!  She's been with Animal Haven since 2014 and enjoys being a part of this awesome team. Dentistry is her passion!
When not working, Allison spends time with her two daughters and her dog, Otis. She enjoys cooking, reading, road trips and spending time with family and friends.

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