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When it comes to caring for your pet, you want a team you can trust. The doctors and staff at Alta Vista Animal Hospital are here to serve the needs of you and your pets.
Take a moment to learn more about our friendly staff, and call us today at 970-249-8185 to schedule your appointment.
Renee Rumrill, DVM
Dr. Renee Rumrill sees pets as family members when it comes to her own furry companions and the those of her clients. She understands the strong bond that people form with the four-legged creatures that share our homes and lives. She is a 1996 graduate of Colorado State University's prestigious College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She moved from Eagle, Colorado, to assume ownership of Alta Vista Animal Hospital in 2011. She lives near Montrose with her three dogs, Bilbo,Buddy and Luka, two cats Stipe and Dinah, Bigwig the rabbit, and her Morgan horse, Sunny. Dr. Renee and Sunny love exploring the many trails surrounding the beautiful Montrose area.
Veterinary Technician: 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.
Kennel Staff: 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.
Veterinary Technician: 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.
Client Services Representative: Shelly works to put our clients at ease with her smile and quick wit. Shelly is a devoted grandmother to her granddaughter. She shares her home with cats Piper and Maizie, and dog Harlie Quinn.
Veterinary Technician: Clover has been working in veterinary medicine since 1999. She enjoys most aspects of veterinary care, especially getting to know the clients and their pets. Clover has lived in Colorado for about four years and outside of work she spends a good deal of time exploring this incredible state.
Client Services: Ginnie grew up in the Chicago area, but has lived in Denver for the last 20 years. She worked with senior adults for over 25 years. She and her husband Jeff relocated to Montrose in March of 2017 because of the beautiful landscape and the wonderful people. She was drawn to Alta Vista Animal Hospital because of her love of animals and working with people. Ginnie has had dogs all her life, but right now she has a 3 year old Catahoula, Isabella.
Animal Care Technician: 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 her new Labrador puppy Brandi with her husband. She also enjoys outdoor activities including hunting, hiking, fishing and boating.
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