Meet The Team

Karen Todd,


Dr. Karen Todd is a Colorado native and lifelong pet lover who always knew she’d go into veterinary medicine. She has been a practicing veterinarian for almost 20 years and is now the proud owner of Altitude Animal Hospital. She earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of Oklahoma, and she graduated with her DVM degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Her pet family includes an enthusiastic German Shorthaired Pointer named Liberty Blue, a sweet Great Dane named Nahla, and a rambunctious Portuguese Water Dog named Buster Brown. Outside of work, Karen enjoys spending time with her husband and raising her two children. She also enjoys camping with her family, gardening, reading, biking, running, baking, and parenting.

Karen Todd

Ellen Kim,


Dr. Ellen Kim is a full-time associate veterinarian at Altitude Animal Hospital. She got her undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley. She then went on to get her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University. Ellen’s interests in veterinary medicine include preventative care, senior care, and public health. She has a large pet family including a Boston Terrier mix named Henry, a Shepherd mix named Ember, a three-legged cat named Sushi, and two young rescue cats – Bento and Maki. Outside of work, she enjoys taking on home projects and arts and crafts. She spent six months in East Africa working with an NGO – it was an amazing experience!

Ellen Kim, DVM

Dakotah Anseth,


Dr. Dakotah Anseth is a full-time associate veterinarian at Altitude Animal Hospital and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University. Dakotah’s veterinary interests include preventative care and canine reproductive health. As a native of Washington, Dr. Anseth fell in love with Colorado during college and is enjoying all our great state has to offer. In her free time, Dakotah can be found cooking, weight-lifting, snowboarding, and spending quality time with her sweet old lady, Daytona, a 12-year-old Rottweiler mix. She just recently adopted 3 kittens: Clove, Leo, and Fizz!

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Michele Carpinello,

Practice Manager, RVT

Michele became a Certified Veterinary Technician when she graduated from Bel-Rea Institute, and she has a particular interest in veterinary microbiology and laboratory testing. As practice manager, she ensures that each and every pet that comes through the door is cared for to the highest standard of practice. In her free time, Michele enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her Shepherd mix named Jeter, and participating in outdoor activities.

Michele Carpinello

Nicole Roulain,

Lead RVT

Nicole is a graduate of the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. She loves animals unconditionally and enjoys helping them lead healthy and happy lives. Nicole is Altitude Animal Hospital’s nutritional manager and pet food expert, and she looks forward to helping pet caretakers discover the optimal diet for their cat or dog. Nicole was born and raised in Colorado. She enjoys sharing her passion for plants but her favorite activity is spending quality time with her two young kids. She has two adorable pets – a pitbull mix named Nezzy and a senior cat named Aussie.

Nicole Radis

Ari Baldwin,


Ari studied Life Science at Kansas State receiving her Bachelor’s degree and continued her education by becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician after graduating from Bel-Rea Institute. Ari has a special interest in veterinary anesthesia and enjoys caring for pets during surgical procedures. Her pet family includes a Lab mix named Roxy, a Texas Blue Lacy named Paisley, a cat named Baxter, a guinea pig named Momo, and several fish. Outside of work, Ari loves playing with her two kids, watching movies, and finding local farmers’ markets.

Lexie Tasei,


Lexie is a Colorado native and animal lover whose introduction to veterinary training has been right here at Altitude Animal Hospital! Lexie loves movies, and when she’s not at work, she likes to hike, fly fish, spend time with family, and of course, with her animals! Lexie’s pet family includes self-proclaimed ‘good boy’, Tripp the Mutt, and two horses Gallagher and Cardinal. Lexie’s veterinary interests lie in surgery, though she would love to venture into the world of exotic animals or large animal care.

Lexie Bragg

Ashley Tasei,

Veterinary Assistant

Ashley is a student at Penn Foster studying to become a veterinary technician. She has a special interest in animal behavior and is enjoying learning all there is to know about vet med! Her pet family consists of her cattle dog mix named Ryder, and her two cats, Zenobie and Pico de Gato! Outside of Altitude, you are likely to find Ashley outdoors: enjoying the Rocky Mountains or fly fishing!

Amelia Herrera,

Office Manager

Amelia earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Denver, and joined Altitude Animal Hospital because her experience as a client made her want to join the team! Her passion is ensuring each and every client leaves with that same welcomed feeling. A Colorado native, Amelia loves dogs of all kinds (the bigger the better!) and is the proud owner of Grizzly and Bruin, both Mastiff mixes who firmly believe that they are lap dogs. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, spending time with family, and all things beauty and fashion.

Amelia Herrera

Jorden Papol,

Customer Service Representative

Jorden is a former veterinary assistant turned receptionist, her desire to ensure a pet’s best care brought her to our front office! Growing up in New Jersey, Jorden volunteered at Popcorn Park Zoo and discovered her passion for animals. Her pet family includes two young cats: Mushu and Pazuzu who enjoy keeping her on her toes!

Kelsey Farr,

Customer Service Representative

Kelsey is a graduate of the University of Alabama and will gladly talk about college football any day. Kelsey’s love of animals started as a young girl growing up on a farm. Now her ‘farm’ is much smaller with just two dogs: her border collie mix, Kaia, and her mixed breed, Jax. Kelsey worked in the music industry for several years, so ask her about your favorite artists, she probably has a story!

Amy Augustine,

Grooming Manager / Groomer

Amy started working in grooming nearly 11 years ago in various roles while going to school and receiving her grooming certification. She has a passion for grooming pets who may have been labeled as anxious or challenging at other groomer facilities, she works tirelessly to teach them that getting groomed can be fun! She spends her time outside of work with her two kids, her Austrailian Cattle Dog mix named Presley, her Shih-poo named Kevin, and her German Shepherd mix named Wrangler. Amy’s goal is to one day open a grooming shop of her own!

Allie Alexander,


Allie graduated from the University of Colorado – Denver with a Bachelors in Psychology as well as a Masters in Forensic Psychology. Allie has over a decade of grooming experience with pets of all ages, sizes, and temperaments. She has a special interest in creative grooming and enjoys working with clients to make their visions come to life. Her pet family includes a senior Chihuahua named Winston, two – puppies Ripley and Newt, and two cats – Vinnie and Sophie. In Allie’s free time, she loves exploring the mountains, reading, and even donating grooming services to animal rescues.

Josh Lopez,

Grooming Assistant

As our grooming assistant, Josh helps with bathing, blow drying, and more to allow the groomers to focus on haircuts. He enjoys making dogs feel and look their very best with a silk smooth coat! During his free time, Josh enjoys baking and working on cars. Josh’s furry family includes 3 Great Danes: CeCe, Promise, and Sesame Seed.



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