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Beth A. Lewis - DVM Board Certified Surgeon
Dr. Lewis is originally from Corydon, Indiana where she grew up on a popcorn farm near the border of Kentucky. She traveled to the University of California, San Diego for her undergraduate studies to obtain a BS in Neurophysiology. She returned to her home state of Indiana in 1998 to attend veterinary school at Purdue University. After graduating from Purdue in 2002, Dr. Lewis participated in a small animal rotating internship at the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana. Wanting to further develop her surgical skills she also participated in a small animal surgical internship the following year at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center in Dallas,Texas. Dr. Lewis completed a three year surgical residency at Mission MedVet in Kansas City in May of 2007. She joined the team at Colorado Veterinary Specialists in the summer of 2007 and became co-owner of the practice in 2012. Dr. Lewis enjoys the mountains and being close to the rest of her family. She currently performs orthopedic, neurological, and soft tissue procedures. Her surgical interests include oncologic procedures, minimally invasive techniques and skin reconstructive techniques. Her personal interests include hiking, snowboarding, Ultimate Frisbee and spending time with family.
Darren Imhoff - DVM Board Certified Surgeon
Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Dr. Imhoff received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University. He worked as a both an economics consultant and then as a carpenter and cabinetmaker prior to becoming a veterinarian. In 2006, he enrolled at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, where he received his DVM in 2010. Dr. Imhoff then moved to Fort Collins where he completed a 1-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery. He stayed at Colorado State University to complete a 3-year small animal surgery residency and Master’s degree in Clinical Sciences. Dr. Imhoff has been working in the Denver area since 2014 and recently joined CVSG.
Dr. Imhoff enjoys all aspects of small animal surgery, and has a particular interest in minimally invasive procedures for both orthopedics and soft tissue surgeries.
When not working, Dr. Imhoff enjoys spending time playing, hiking, biking, and skiing with his wife, their two sons, and their Safe Harbor Lab Rescue, Toby.
Milan Hess - DVM, MS Board Certified Reproductive Specialist
Dr. Hess attended Colorado State University for both undergraduate and veterinary school. She then completed an internship in small animal medicine, surgery and critical care at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver. Dr. Hess completed a three year residency in theriogenology (reproduction) at Virginia Tech. Dr. Hess joined Colorado Veterinary Specialists as a small animal reproductive specialist in 2002 and became co-owner of the practice in 2012.
Dr. Hess is a member of the American Kennel Club's Canine Health Foundation Grants Committee and serves as a theriogenology consultant for the Veterinary Information Network (VIN).
Milan is an active competitor with her curly-coated retrievers and Dutch shepherd in multiple dog sports including conformation, agility, hunt tests, tracking, and obedience.
Sarah Jones Woods - DVM Board Certified Radiologist
Dr. Sarah Jones Woods grew up in San Clemente, California. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 2005, where she was a Pac-10 Champion, Collegiate All-American Swimmer, and team captain. After working as a clinical research coordinator for human clinical trials on post-operative management alongside her dad, an anesthesiologist, she moved to New York City to obtain a post-baccalaureate health certificate from Columbia University. She received her veterinary degree from UC Davis in 2012, and subsequently completed a one-year small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center. She was accepted into a radiology residency at UC Davis, and became boarded in radiology in September of 2016. She loves to travel with her husband, Alyn, a medical doctor practicing cardiothoracic radiology in private practice in Denver. Some of their favorite vacations have included backpacking in the Napali Coast Kauai, as well as Yosemite and the Trinity Alps, skiing in Verbier, Switzerland, and taking trips with extended family to Maui. She enjoys paddle boarding with her dog Gator, who also loves to join on the hiking and backpacking adventures.
Carrie Ginieczki - DVM, MS Board Certified Cardiologist
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
Dr. Carrie Ginieczki received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University. She then pursued a rotating small animal internship at Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Following her internship, Carrie completed a combined cardiology residency and Masters program at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University. Immediately following her residency, she achieved board certification in the discipline of veterinary cardiology through the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
During her time at Purdue, Dr. Ginieczki was thoroughly trained in echocardiography, the clinical discipline of veterinary cardiology and catheter-based techniques that offer minimally invasive options at correcting congenital heart disease. She also performed research and published articles related to many aspects of veterinary cardiology. Topics she has covered include therapy for Atrial Fibrillation, anticoagulant therapy and pacemaker patients.
Dr. Ginieczki is the founder and sole owner of Colorado Veterinary Cardiology. She has a passion for assisting clients and their family veterinarians in diagnosing and treating dogs and cats with heart disease. She has a particular interest in treating subclinical heart disease (heart disease in patients without clinical signs), congestive heart failure and feline heart disease. Dr. Ginieczki lives in Evergreen, Colorado with her husband, son, cat and the many wild animals that visit their home daily. She is an active mountain biker, rock climber, cross-country skier and yogi.
Carolina Orellana Rosell, DVM
Dr. Orellana was born and raised in Caracas-Venezuela where she first obtained her BS in Economics. In 2002 she moved to her family's hometown in Barcelona-Spain to attend veterinary school. After graduation in 2008, she started working in the emergency field before completing a one-year Small Animal Rotating Internship in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Dr. Orellana decided to pursue professional development in the US. While obtaining her license to practice veterinary medicine in the US, she went back to her previous emergency position for a few more months and worked as a veterinary technician at the Denver Dumb Friends League shelter. By December 2014 she completed the ECFVG program and obtained her DVM degree. Her first job as a Doctor in the US was at Denver Pet Urgent Care were she gained valuable surgical experience before joining the team at CVS and Animal ER to continue working as an emergency clinician which is what she has always enjoyed the most. When she is not working, studying or volunteering at the Denver Animal Shelter performing routine spay and neuters, she spends all her free time with her family. Dr. Orellana loves taking her 2 dogs Bella and Maximus on fun walks, spoiling her two cats Muskis and Minunis and taking care of foster kittens while they recover from orthopedic problems to be adopted at the shelter. She also tries to ride her bike regularly and to escape once or twice a year to go spend time next to the ocean that she loves.
Laura Russell, DVM
Dr. Russell grew up on a cattle ranch and wheat farm in Roggen, Colorado. She knew she wanted to be a veterinarian from the time she was three and followed her uncle—a large animal veterinarian—around from an early age. She obtained her BS in Microbiology followed by her DVM degree from Colorado State University. She is currently finishing a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology with an emphasis in Neuro-oncology and Immunobiology from the same institution. She is a diehard Rams fan who never takes for granted being a Colorado native—loving camping, fishing and sports including basketball, rugby, running and snowboarding. Though livestock medicine will always hold a place near and dear to her heart, Dr. Russell has narrowed her focus to Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, as well as oncology. She is specifically fascinated with novel, minimally invasive therapeutics and techniques for treatment of cancers when traditional approaches are unsuccessful. Dr. Russell is married and lives with her partner and their soul dog Tyrone Rae and mutant cat Kulu Dobby (she does not play favorites).
Eurie Han, DVM
Dr. Han originally hails from New Jersey. She travelled to Cleveland, OH for her undergraduate studies and received her double BA in psychology and biology from Case Western Reserve University. She worked as a veterinary technician for a few years before attending veterinary school at Oklahoma State University, and after completing her DVM degree, returned home to complete a small animal rotating internship in medicine and surgery at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, NJ. Her professional interests include trauma and toxicology. In her spare time, she enjoys being an active foodie and finding new and interesting places to eat, travelling, hiking, and spending time outdoors. She lives in Denver with her fiancé and their fur children - two mutts, Kia and Styles, and Sir Fig Newton the rabbit. She is also an active bully breed advocate and enjoys educating others about the misunderstood nature of pit bull type dogs and is looking forward to adding one to her family in the near future!
Jesse Strong, DVM
Dr. Strong is originally from Newport, KY and received her Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of Cincinnati in 2000. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 2009 with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and immediately went into practice as an emergency veterinarian at a large 24 hour referral and emergency animal hospital in Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Strong has worked in the veterinary field for over 15 years and in emergency medicine for 12 years. Dr. Strong relocated to Colorado at the beginning of 2014 with her husband, who operates the new Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Conifer. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her energetic pit bull and 3 cats. Dr. Strong is hoping to tackle some of Colorado's 14ers and enjoys hiking, camping, rock climbing and fishing. Her professional interests include toxicology and trauma, as well as organized veterinary medicine.
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Absolutely amazing! Dr. Imhoff performed knee surgery on my little chihuahua Caesar. I was very nervous about it but he and the office regularly called me through out the day to give me status updates. It really helped to calm my nerves. Dr. Imhoff then checked Caesar weekly for the next six weeks to check his healing progress. He explained everything to me and was very friendly and knowledgeable. One night, midway through Caesar's healing he had wiggled out of his e-collar and ripped his bandages off. I panicked and brought him into the ER next door. The staff and doctor on duty were so incredibly calming and friendly, even though I was freaking out. After checking him over the doctor re-bandaged Caesar and didn't even charge us the ER fee. Absolutely amazing service and friendly staff. I never felt like they were trying to nickel and dime me, unlike other places. I will always recommend them! Thank you Dr. Imhoff for doing an amazing job on Mr. Caesar!
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