Dr. Michael has worked in the veterinary field since he was 14. He began cleaning cages and walking dogs in the boarding facility of a small animal clinic in Florida. He worked his way up to become a technician and then went off to vet school at Mississippi State University. He practiced for five years at that clinic before leaving Florida to purchase a clinic in southeastern Connecticut. Dr. Mike heard the mountains calling and decided to sell his practice to his associate in June of 2015 so he could have his dream of living in the mountains. He has three dogs and three cats, all rescues. Alta, Trixie, Belgo, Norm, Pango, and Freya . He is a big supporter of rescuing and adopting animals. In addition to veterinary medicine, Dr. Mike enjoys long distance running, weight lifting, alpine skiing, backcountry skiing, hiking, target shooting, and taking his Jeep off road.
Alta Girl started at the clinic in the spring of 2021, at only 4 months of age. While she doesn’t have any official certifications, she has learned on the job. Her specialities include patient recovery after anesthesia and helping anxious patients in exam rooms. She is the most eager employee at Alpine Animal Hospital and is always willing to help her fellow employees and patients. Her hobbies include running/hiking with her dad, peak bagging and spending time with her family. She also donates blood when necessary to help patients. We are fortunate to have such a dedicated little worker at the clinic.
Sable has been here since the opening of the clinic in August of 2015 as the certified head technician. Sable was born and raised in Utah. She first went to culinary arts school but decided it wasn’t her passion, so she went to go investigate the veterinary technology program. She found her calling being a veterinary technician. She graduated from Broadview University in 2014 and became certified in the state of Colorado in 2015. She enjoys cooking, playing games (both board games and video games), camping, hunting, and going for rides with her dog, Shadow. Shadow (Yorkie mix) was a rescue that was going to be abandoned with severe back issues. She ultimately had to have back surgery to return the use of her back legs. After around the clock care Shadow begun taking steps with her back legs and now Sable can’t stop her from running and playing. Sable is so overjoyed she still has her Shadow.
Savannah joined the clinic in June of 2020. Born and raised in Utah, she loves to go up into the mountains to do nature photography. Ever since she can remember she always loved working with animals and had worked at another hospital as well as a doggy daycare before joining our team. She loves learning new things and helping animals in anyway possible. She hopes to further her education and have a successful future in the animal field. Savannah and her husband currently have two dogs Talion (Husky mix) and Strider (GSD/Chow) who are joined at the hip. They also recently welcomed a baby boy that they’ve named Ryder.
Brittani joined the clinic in April of 2020 as a receptionist. Originally from Northern California she has always loved being around animals and was a volunteer at FieldHaven rescuing feral barn cats before studying plant and wildlife ecology at BYU-Idaho. While there she worked with national and state parks doing research for wildlife conservation before moving to Utah where she hopes to continue her education. She spent some time working at a doggy day care before coming to our clinic to learn more about the medical side of helping animals. In her free time she loves to go hiking, camping, and play video games.
Maddie joined the clinic in April of 2021 as a Technicians Assistant. Born and raised in Utah. She is currently studying at Penn Foster to be a Veterinary Technician. Maddie has always had a love for animals and wants to spend all her time with them. She also spends her time playing piano, working on art projects, playing video games, and taking care of her own animals. She has two dogs, Annabelle and Oliver, and four cats, Jack, Cammie, Audrey, and Monte.
Kaycee joined the clinic in July of 2021 as a receptionist. Kaycee was born and raised in Utah, she enjoys camping/hunting and working with PRCA Rodeo. She also enjoys spending time with pets and livestock. Kaycee has been attending college at SLCC to pursue her dream career in the radiology field. Kaycee has one dog named Rosco and one cat named Garfield.
Brinley joined the clinic November 2021 as a vet tech assistant. She was born and raised in a small town in Utah. Brinley had previously worked at an animal rescue and shelter where she rescued her dog Cash. She hopes to further her education in the animal field. She enjoys riding dirt bikes, snowboarding, and playing fetch with her dog!
Addie joined the clinic in September of 2021 as boarding staff and worked her way up to technician. She is currently going to vet school. She has one dog named Buddy (Maltese mix). In her spare time she likes to read, play video games, and dance with her professional clogging team. She loves working and bettering her education and skills in this field and she can’t wait for what the future holds.
Aubri was born in Arizona but grew up in Utah. She loves to hike in the Utah mountains and to be outdoors with her dog. She previously went to BYU-Idaho where she majored in Animal Science. She worked at a dog training facility where she would help train dogs for obedience and bird hunting, which is how she ended up with her boy Remi before she came to work at Alpine as a Tech Assistant. She has fallen in love with working with animals and couldn’t imagine being in a different field.
Kellie has been a kennel boarder at Alpine Animal Hospital since October 2022. She takes pride in providing a clean, safe environment for our clients while they receive their care. Since she can remember she has always loved being around animals and is excited to have the opportunity to work with them! She was born and raised in Lehi. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors camping and fishing, along with hanging out with her son.