Dr. Renee Rumrill graduated from Colorado State University’s prestigious College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 1996. She began her career in mixed animal practice, treating many different types of animals from dairy cows to rabbits. She narrowed her focus to companion animal medicine when she found that she was most happy treating animals that are valued as family members. In 2011, she moved from Eagle, Colorado, to assume ownership of Alta Vista Animal Hospital. She practices medicine with the philosophy that every animal matters and with the understanding that there is no other bond like the one that we share with our pets. Dr. Rumrill’s furry family includes dogs Bilbo, Buddy and Luka; cats Stripe and Dinah; rabbit Bigwig and Morgan horse, Sunny. In her spare time, she and Sunny explore the amazing beauty of Western Colorado.
Cheryl has lived in Montrose, Colorado since 1997. Having dogs most of her life and after losing her latest Labrador in June 2017, she now enjoys raising 2 new labrador puppies with her husband. She also enjoys outdoor activities including hunting, hiking, fishing and boating.
Ginnie grew up in the Chicago area, but lived in Denver for the last 20 years. She moved to Montrose in 2017 and loves it here. She has had dogs all her life, but right now has a 3 year old Catahoula named Isabella. In her free time, Ginnie likes to camp and read detective novels.
John grew up in Long Island New York, and moved to Montrose in 1989. He has a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado. John spent 28 years in law enforcement serving with the DuPage County Sheriff's office in Illinois, the San Miguel Sheriff's office and the Colorado Bureau of Investigations. He is retired now and joined the Alta Vista Animal Hospital team to work in the kennel because he loves animals. He has a 1 year old German Shepherd named Roxy.
Danielle has a degree in Criminal Justice from Colorado Mesa University, but worked at the animal shelter for 2 years and loved working with the animals and the medical aspect of their care. She signed on at Alta Vista Animal Hospital in July and is passionate about learning all she can about veterinary medicine. She has 4 dogs, a bearded dragon and is trying to talk her husband into adopting a snake. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her kids.
Sara provides a gentle, caring touch with our patients. She loves dressing her Corgi mix, Eliza, in seasonal outfits. A Western Slope native, she has traveled to do humanitarian work and helping people has always been important to Sara.