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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Sheila

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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Rene

Receptionist

Renee grew up in Minnesota and since she was five she knew that she wanted to work with animals and pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Renee recently moved to Fort Collins in pursuit of a bachelor's degree in animal science and in February 2022, joined Animal Haven. Renee enjoys learning, gaining more experience, and working with the team! In her free time, she loves to spend time with friends, being outside, and reading.
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Haley

Veterinary Technician

Haley is originally from the coast of North Carolina and attended NCSU for her undergraduate degree. She began veterinary school at CSU in the Fall of 2020 and 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. 

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Ashley

Veterinary Assistant

Ashley grew up in New Mexico and has also spent some time in Oregon and California where she attended U.C. Davis for her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Biology. Ashley recently moved to Fort Collins in pursuit of veterinary school and joined Animal Haven in July 2021. She loves working with the team and advancing her knowledge of veterinary medicine. In Ashley’s free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, gardening, and painting. She is so excited to meet you and your pets!

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Brandie

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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