Our Caring & Compassionate Team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Colorado Veterinary Specialists & Animal ER! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us at 303-794-1188 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Beth A. Lewis, DVM Board Certified Surgeon
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons

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, 

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.

Milan Hess, DVM, MS Board Certified Reproductive Specialist
Diplomate American College of Theriogenologists

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 

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
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Radiology

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 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 

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. 

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 

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).

Maggie Wigley, DVM

Dr. Wigley was born and raised in the Boston area where she grew her love for veterinary medicine, the ocean, and Boston sports teams (try not to hate her too much for being a Patriots fan). Massachusetts is where she did her undergraduate studies and obtained her BS in Biology and Biotechnology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) where she also played Division III field hockey. She then traveled to Indiana to complete veterinary school at Purdue University.

After completing her DVM degree, she returned home to Massachusetts to pursue a small animal rotating internship at New England Animal Medical Center before relocating to Colorado. Dr. Wigley’s interest in Emergency Medicine started while attending Purdue, and was solidified during her internship. Her professional interests include treatment of toxicities and trauma. Dr. Wigley is excited to be in this beautiful state and join the team at in her spare time enjoys hiking, snowboarding, reading a good mystery novel, and spending time with her three pets: Calvin-a chocolate lab who eats everything, Jiggy-a calico cat, and Luna-a Manx cross.

Rebecca Hall, DVM

Dr. Rebecca Hall was born into a military family and has spent much of her life traveling and moving to new places.  She received her veterinary degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies, in 2005.  She completed her clinical year at the University of Georgia, Athena where she quickly realized her passion was in emergency 

Immediately after graduating she was afforded the opportunity to join a large emergency and referral hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio where she practiced for 5 years and gained invaluable experience.  From there she moved back to Colorado and worked for another three and a half years in Boulder at a referral hospital.  In 2012, she had the opportunity to go back to Ross University and teach at her alma mater.  In 2014-2015 she completed her certification in Veterinary Acupuncture from International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS).  In 2016, she relocated back to Colorado and joined the team at Colorado Veterinary Specialists and Animal ER.  Her interests include pain management and trauma, as well as, emergency surgery and integrative medicine.  In her free time she enjoys all that beautiful Colorado has to offer, from hiking and camping with her dog Wylie, to snowboarding and rafting.  She is an avid yogi and spend as much time outside as possible.

Steven McIntyre, DVM

Dr. Steven McIntyre grew up in a small town in East Tennessee where he quickly developed a love for the outdoors. Dr. McIntyre went on to complete an undergraduate degree in Animal Science and a DVM degree at the University of Tennessee. Following veterinary school, he completed a small animal rotating internship in medicine and surgery at Purdue University 

No matter where he lives however, Steven will always bleed orange and there isn’t quite anything like a football Saturday in the south. Dr. McIntyre’s specific professional interests include cardiology and general surgery. In his spare time, he loves to be active, specifically hiking, weightlifting, and snowboarding, so Colorado is a great fit for him. Steven has two pets; a pit bull mix named Archer and a cat named Gir.

Andrea Musarra, DVM

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Ryan Hermann, DVM

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