Meet Our Growing Team

Andrew Boal, DVM, CJF

Owner, Veterinarian

Origin: Harrisburg, PA
Degree: Ross School of Veterinary Medicine
Clinical Year – Cornell University Hospital for Animals
BA History – University of Colorado
BA Biology – Metro State University
Family: beloved wife (3rd generation Boulderite) & two talented kiddos
Family Animals: two dogs, two horses, two barn cats, flock of hens, one duck, parakeet, guinnea pig and a partridge in a pear tree
Days off: horses, snowboarding, surfing, elk camp, civil war & western history books, pencil drawing
Life Philosophies: “The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” Thank you Ram Dass, Jack Kornfield, Joe Rogan, Duncan Trussel, Mary Oliver, David Goggins & Jocko Willink, and the unexpected hurdles of life
Favorite Things: family, coffee, saddles, old trucks, horse trailers, old westerns, road trips, surf trips, family, fall

Chelsea Schuster, DVM


Origin: Powell, WY
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Veterinary Medicine
Internship at Wheat Ridge Veterinary Specialists
BS Molecular and Cellular Biology – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Family: Married to my best friend, mother to one amazing little girl. Living our wonderful life with our two sweet labrador retrievers, Duncan and Berkeley.
Downtime: Cooking, perfecting my sourdough loaf, working in my vegetable garden, porcini and morel mushroom hunting, hiking, and camping.
Passions: Family, friends, food, traveling, and exploring the outdoors.
Lessons from my daughter: Slow down, be observant, never give up, messy is more fun, play, laugh often. Our world is an amazing place. Gravity always wins.

Shanley Pilkington, CVT

Manager/Veterinary Technician

Degree: Bell-Rea AAS
Family: Married to the coolest person I know, Austin. Two social, outgoing cats, Tuna and Kiwi. One sensitive/goofty Pitbull, Yam.
Passions: Pitbulls (huge advocate), any and every plant, and the great outdoors.
Favorite patient: Old and wise. Just one look in those soulful eyeballs and I’m in love. Also, who doesn’t love a gray muzzle?
Downtime: Hiking, camping, running, gardening, basking in the sunshine, drinking tea.

Kitana Jaramillo

Veterinary Assistant

Family: I have wonderful parents that worked hard their whole lives to give their kids a good life. An amazing man, James – 20 years of friendship and 5 years of love and a lifetime to go. Cali and Kalani, my two fur children.
Downtime: Cleaning (I’m a bit of a clean freak, thanks dad), camping, fishing, quality time with family and friends, snuggles on the couch with my pups.
Favorite things: Family, Fall, Spring, sunflowers, music and pondering happy memories.

Amber Jaramillo

Veterinary Assistant

About: Born in Honolulu Hawaii and raised in Lafayette Colorado.
Passion: I have always had a passion for animals since I was a little girl, and knew that I wanted to be a Veterinarian one day. My passion lies in the nursing care of animals. There’s something about the way they snuggle up next to you when they know they can trust you, and you are only there to help. This field is not just a job for me, it’s a way of living my life and fulfilling my passion and love for animals daily.
Family: A supportive husband, as well as 3 rambunctious kiddos that keep me on my toes, and light up my life every time I see them smile.
Fur Babies: 5 cats (Little Bear, Serenity, Apache, Comanche, and Colorado), and a very sweet German Shepherd, Cheyenne.
Favorite Dog Breeds: Working breeds or breeds that most people see as aggressive. (i.e. German Shepherds, Rottweilers, American Pitbull and Staffordshire Terriers, and of course I can’t forget the cattle dogs.)
Downtime: Unwinding in the beautiful Rockies with my furry companions, children, and husband – whether that be a hiking trip for the day, or a camping trip over the weekend. Being in the wilderness away from civilization helps bring my mind back to a calming place, and Mother Nature deserves to be appreciated for all that she gives us to enjoy. And if I’m not going camping over the weekend, I’m hanging out with all my babies and the hubby.

Alexis Mendheim

Veterinary Assistant

Family: Boyfriend Isaac, mom and pop Gracie and Bobby. I love them to the moon and back, the raddest people alive.
Downtime: Painting, hiking with me doggo, I also really really like the office and horror movies.
Favorite things: My dog, nothing compares (maybe Moe’s breakfast burritos and a really good nap).

We are people helping pets help their people. We are Rise.