Veterinarian in Montrose, CO
Dr. Renee Rumrill
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 Buddy and Luka; cats Karma and Violet, and Morgan horse, Sunny. In her spare time, she and Sunny explore the amazing beauty of Western Colorado.
Samantha (Sam) Collins is one of our veterinary technicians. Sam was born and raised in Montrose, where she participated in FFA and 4H throughout her school years. Before becoming a technician, she was a dog trainer for two years. When she is not working, Sam can be found hiking with her dogs, Loki the chocolate lab and Zeke the cowboy corgi, and training horses. Sam plans on starting school this summer to become a certified veterinary technician.
Emma started with the Alta Vista team at the beginning of 2022 as a veterinary technician. She grew up along the front range of Colorado and moved to Montrose in 2018. She shares her home with her boyfriend Gabe her dogs Bowser (pictured with Emma) and Chance, and their five cats Chai, Oscar, Ellie, Gia, and Sally. She is starting veterinary technician school in the fall to pursue her certification. In her free time, she loves to take her dogs hiking, cook, and do yoga.
Noah joined the Alta Vista team earlier this year. Originally hired to help with maintenance, Noah quickly became an important part of the team and began cross training as an assistant. Noah is a Montrose native and shares his home with two dogs- a Jack Russell terrier named Tater and Frodo the Corgi. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time in nature- camping, hiking and fishing. Having discovered his love of the Veterinary field, he plans to pursue training and certification as a veterinary technician.
Danielle, Hospital Manager
Danielle is our hospital manager. Danielle was born and raised in grand junction, moving to Montrose in 2014 and joining the Alta Vista team in 2017. She and her husband share their home with two daughters – Faith and Alyssa, and five dogs. Two Bernese Mountain dogs Clarke Luanne and Bentley Grace, a Husky named Ricco, Shepherd mix named Luke, and a Boxer mix named Bo. Bentley and Bo are registered therapy dogs and visit schools and nursing homes. Danielle enjoys spending time with her family and is very involved in her daughters’ school sports. In the summer months the family enjoys exploring the beautiful mountains by Jeep. Danielle is currently in school pursuing her CVPM (Certified Veterinary Practice Manager) certification.
Diane, Client Service Representative
Diane grew up in Arvada, Co before moving to Montrose in 2020. She is our client services superstar and can be found at the front desk answering phones, helping clients, and greeting patients with a smile. Diane lives with her husband and they share four grown children and two grandsons. They have one very spoiled cat named Ali. When she is not at Alta Vista Diane enjoys off-roading and is a huge NASCAR fan.
Kristy, Client Service Representative
Kristy is one of our client services team members. She grew up in Montrose. Kristy lives with her two-year-old daughter Oakley, and they share their home with two German Shepard dogs named Kodak and Nashville. In her spare time, Kristy loves to spend time outdoors with her daughter- swimming, going to the park, and doing arts and crafts. In the summer, they love dirt biking and four-wheeling. In the future, Kristy would like to become a veterinary technician and has started cross-training as a veterinary assistant.