Alpine Animal Hospital

The doctors and staff at Alpine Animal Hospital are committed to bringing you and your animals better health by practicing the science of Veterinary Medicine. Founded in 1965, Alpine Animal Hospital is a leading full-service provider of large and small animal care, owned and operated by veterinarians. Our mission is to provide the highest standard od quality and compassion in veterinary care for our patients and welcoming, informative, and supportive service for our clients, while maintaining a superior working environment for our employees.

Since its inception, Alpine Animal Hospital's goal has been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. The Alpine Animal Hospital team displays an unrivaled commitment to our clients through continuing education, technological advances in veterinary medicine and surgery, and most importantly, administering compassionate care to all pets entrusted to us.

Alpine Animal Hospital would like to take this opportunity to welcome you, your family, and your special family member to our website.  As you continue to browse and explore our website, it is our hope that you will learn more about our dedication to your family and the quality veterinary medicine and service we provide.

  • Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sun: 4:00pm - 5:30pm **SUNDAY IS BOARDING PICK-UP ONLY**
  • David Evertson, DVM


    Dr. Evertson received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 1994. Dr. Evertson also recieved a bachelors degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Wyoming in 1990.  Dr. Evertson enjoys large animal practice and particularly has an interest in equine reproduction and dentistry.

  • Dana Petersen, DVM


    Dr. Petersen received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 1997.  She also has a bachelors degree in Animal Science from KSU in 1995.  She is originally from Dannebrog, Neb., a small town of 325 people in central Nebraska. Her and her husband, Dr. David Evertson, found and later bought Alpine Animal Hospital just 12 days after her graduating vet school. Dr. Petersen has wanted to be a vet ever since she could remember. Her most vivid memory of that goal was when her fathers' black lab had a lump on his neck that was further diagnosed to be an absess.  Dr. Peterson and Dr. Evertson have three sons: Dawson, Devon, and Dax. They also have a border collie, Rigby. In her free time Dr. Petersen enjoys quilting, scrapbooking, and reading.  Her professional interests are small animal soft tissue surgery, puppy training, and rehabilitation/physical therapy.

  • Carey Edwards, DVM


    Carey Edwards received her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University. Carey grew up in Pine, Colorado and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Technology from the University of Denver before going to veterinary school. After veterinary school, she completed a one year internship at a busy mixed animal clinic in Montrose, Colorado.  Her special interests in practice include herd health, equine medicine and reproduction but she enjoys all the variety that mixed animal practice offers. Carey spends a lot of her free time working with her husband providing contract care for cattle in southeastern Wyoming and northwestern Colorado. When she isn’t working, she enjoys reading, cooking and riding her horses. Carey and her husband run a few cows of their own and have a small “herd” of dogs (mostly Border Collies plus a few Miniature Pinschers), a pile of barn cats and good horses and a milk cow named Ruth. 

  • Fred Hisaw, DVM

    Fred Hisaw received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Oregon State University.  Fred grew up in a logging and ranching community in central Oregon and earned his Bachelors degree in Animal Science- Farm and Ranch Management at the University of Idaho prior to veterinary school.  He enjoys the variety mixed animal practice offers and has special interests in soft tissue surgery, beef production medicine and equine dentistry.  In his free time Fred enjoys diesel performance, camping, hiking, hunting and pretty much anything else outdoors.

  • Maria Rittenhouse, DVM

  • Taylor Haley

    Practice Manager

    Taylor grew up in the Laramie area. During her youth she participated in 4-H and FFA showing cattle, horses, sheep and hogs around Wyoming and surrounding states. After attending junior and senior college in Oklahoma (Go Pokes!) she taught high school agriculture and welding in Nebraska, Arizona and Wyoming. At Alpine, Taylor has worked as a summertime client service representative, summertime large animal technician and most recently came back to manage the practice full time. In her spare time, Taylor volunteers as a superintendent for the Albany County Fair Breeding and Market Sheep and Meat goat shows and the Youth Horse show at the Wyoming State Fair. Her sassy sidekick is Sayge.

  • Lizzy Giese


    Lizzy Giese has been a veterinary technician with AAH since December 2008. She has an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Eastern Wyoming College. She grew up in Laramie and between her parents and her sister, they have 9 dogs, 3 cats and 2 fish. Lizzy enjoys sled dog racing, reading, 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, camping, hiking, and being with her friends and family.

  • Libby Mitros

    Technician Assistant               

    Libby was born and raised just outside of Laramie, near Vedauwoo. Growing up Libby was constantly around animals as she and her father would rescue any abandoned or unwanted animals such as chickens, rabbits, turkeys and horses. Even at a young age she knew that animals would always be her passion. Libby will be furthering her education by pursuing a degree at the University of Wyoming, followed by veterinary programs at Colorado State University.

  • Rachel Woychik


    Rachel grew up on a hobby farm in a rural dairy farming community outside of Independence, Wisconsin. Growing up she was around many different animals such as horses, cattle, cats, dogs, fish, frogs, and her pet goat, Jaxson. She has an Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology from Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, Minnesota. Rachel originally came to Wyoming when she accepted an internship at Alpine Animal Hospital. She clicked with the hospital, fell in love with the mountains, and made the move permanently. She enjoys hiking, photography, and rollerblading with her dog, Buzz.
  • Brittany Robinson


    Brittany grew up near Fort Collins, Colorado but wanted a change of scenery, so her and her 7-year old son, Deven, moved to Laramie where she joined our team here at Alpine. While she has experience working as a client service representative, she wanted to be more hands-on with the animals. Before she moved to Laramie she graduated from the Bel-Rea Institute with her Associate's degree as a veterinary technician. In her free time Brittany enjoys being in the mountains, hiking, and fishing.
  • Logan Rompola

    Technician Assistant

    Logan is a native of Laramie who is currently studying Animal and Veterinary Science with a minor in business at the University of Wyoming. Animals have always played an important part in her life, which is what encouraged her to pursue an education in the veterinary field. Logan has a cat named Sputnik and a dog named Ollie. In her free time, Logan enjoys kayaking, watching baseball, volunteering, and spending time with her friends and family.
  • Jenny Witte

    Technician Assistant

    Jenny has been involved in the veterinary field since 2013. Born in Scottsbluff, NE, she was raised in a family with many animals including dogs, cats, snakes, lizards, and fish. Needless to say her love for animals came from her array of pets growing up. Jenny currently has a Brittney Spaniel named Minnie and a cat named Syrah, who she considers to be members of the family. Outside of work she enjoys various activities with her son and husband, including camping, swimming, and spending time with their pets.
  • Tiffany Scism

    Veterinary Assistant
  • Letty Vega

    Veterinary Assistant
  • Kailey Hancock

    Customer Service Representative

  • Alix Smith

    Customer Service Representative
  • Sara Briner

    Customer Service Representative

    Sara was born and raised in southern Indiana, she moved to Wyoming in 2007 to pursue a degree in Equine Business Management, then eventually moved to Oklahoma where she achieved her A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology from Murray State College.   She moved back up to Wyoming in 2014 and hasn’t looked back since.  Sara currently lives up by vedawoo with her husband, their cat Maggie,  2 Great Pyrenees Gracie and Beau, Corgi mix Mickey and a variety of horses, chickens, geese and goats.

  • Kailey Kaeding

    Customer Service Representative

    Kailey was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She moved out west to attend the University of Wyoming and graduated with a B.S. in Animal and Veterinary Sciences. She has a fur baby at home named Kaiser whom she loves to spoil rotten. She can’t wait to meet you and your furry loved ones when you stop in to see us at Alpine!

  • Joanna Dubinsky

    Certified Pet Stylist                

    Joanna was born and raised in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, IL. In May of 2009, she received her dog training certification. In April 2013, Joanna followed that up by receiving her certification in pet styling. Growing up Joanna had a wide array of pets including birds, reptiles and a horse. In her free time she enjoys reading, going on walks with her dogs, Dargo and Summer, cuddling with her cat Toulouse, and horseback riding. She also does volunteer ministry work whenever possible.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
  • Jessica Norelius

    Lodge Manager

    Jess was born and mostly raised in Laramie, Wyoming on her family's ranch about 18 miles west of town where she realized her love for animals, especially cows. She is currently attending Maryville University Online, pursuing a degree in social work as she found her calling while working at Ark Regional Services. She began working at Alpine Animal Hospital as a kennel technician during the summer of 2019. She became the Lodge Manager in the fall of 2020. Most of her time is spent tending to the amazing boarding animals at Alpine and Laramie All Pet. However, in her spare time, she likes to watch Netflix and cuddle with her dog, Meadow, and her two cats, Scotch and Fendi. She also likes to visit and help out on her family's ranch, camping, hiking, and rock hunting.