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

Holly Chrisman, CVT

Manager, Veterinary Technician

Degree: BA in History – UNC
Associate of Applied Sciences in Veterinary Technology – Front Range CC
My Family: My wonderful husband, Biff, 3 dachshunds Otis, Schroeder and Birdie, a mini golden doodle named Otto and the most handsome orange tabby cat, Tom.
Favorite Pastime: Snuggled on the couch reading, surrounded by all my furry children.
On the weekends: Walking and hiking with my dogs, golfing with my husband, spending quality time with my friends and family and nerding out with a good book!
What I’m passionate about: I LOVE coffee! There is nothing better than enjoying hot coffee in the morning and iced coffee in the afternoon.  Dachshunds! I am an avid weenie dog lover. They encompass the whole package for me- Love, laughter and spunk 🙂 

Shanley Pilkington, CVT

Veterinary Technician

Degree: Bell-Rea AAS
Family: Married to the coolest person I know, Austin. Furry family members Tuna, Kiwi, Yam. Cats and Pit Bulls are my thing…and food, obviously.
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, National Park exploring, gardening, brewery hopping.

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.


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