We are a full-service animal hospital providing comprehensive pet healthcare services in Colorado Springs, CO. Our veterinarians offer a wide variety of medical, surgical, and dental services. Our hospital has advanced equipment and technologies, including comprehensive in-house testing for accurate diagnosis, digital x-ray, surgical suites, dental suites, and a pharmacy. We are committed to providing quality care at every stage of your pet's life. From routine preventive care to early detection and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases, we have the expertise to provide the highest standard of care for your pet. We also serve Manitou Springs, Black Forest, East Colorado Springs, Briargate, Northgate, Stratmoor, and Security-Widefield.
Dr. Laura Birkholz
Education: University of Wisconsin – Madison
I have always felt a bond with animals, so becoming a veterinarian was an easy choice to make at the ripe old age of 6 years old! I never could see myself doing anything else and have been living my dream of helping animals ever since. I am a native of Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. There I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in 2006 and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2010. After graduation, I moved to Colorado Springs and immediately fell in love with my now permanent home. My first nine years as a veterinarian were spent working with Banfield and North Academy Animal Hospital. I am now thrilled to be a member of such a wonderful team at Aspen View Veterinary Hospital. I am passionate about continuing education and progressing my knowledge to better help my patients. I was the Continuing Education Director for the Colorado Springs Area Veterinary Society from 2015-2017.
My professional interests include surgery, dentistry, internal medicine, dermatology, and I am a fear-free certified professional. In my off time, I enjoy spending time with my husband Jordan, experimenting with new recipes, running and hiking with my rescue dog Gill, and attempting to catch fish. I look forward to partnering with you to provide the best possible care for your furry friend!
Dr. Lynn Savage
Education: Colorado State University
I was born and raised in Colorado and graduated from veterinary medical school at Colorado State University in 1988. I completed an internship in medicine and surgery at West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group in 1989. I have a special interest in feline medicine and have been a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (catvets.com) for more than 20 years. I recently returned to Colorado from Southern California to be closer to family. I am owned by 4 cats and 2 dogs.
Dr. Rodney Robards
I grew up in Oklahoma and knew I wanted to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine at a young age. I received my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Oklahoma State University in 1989. Soon after graduation, I started my own practice in Tulsa, OK, and along with my wife, Julie, grew that practice while raising our family. I especially enjoy internal medicine and surgery.
We moved to Colorado in February 2023 and joined the Aspen View team. We plan to enjoy our mountain cabin in Westcliffe, CO. My wife and I have 3 amazing, successful adult children and 2 Golden Retrievers. We enjoy hiking, football, and family. I look forward to meeting you and caring for the members of your pet family.
Education: National College-Business Administration
I am a native of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, and have lived in Colorado Springs since 1985. I was part of the startup team when Aspen View Veterinary Hospital opened in March 2000. I left the veterinary industry for a number of years to raise my family and pursue other career interests. I am delighted to be back as practice manager and look forward to learning about the advancements in the industry. I look forward to being part of the hospital’s goals to provide quality veterinary care to our clients and their pets. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, the sports of dressage and archery, my dressage horse, Bee Gee, quality time with our son’s chocolate lab, my grand-dog, Meeko and our lab/retriever cross. I look forward to meeting you and your furry family.
Certified Vet Technician
Education: Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology
Molly was born in Iowa and moved to Colorado in 2008. She attended the Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology in 2016 and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2018. She has a crazy lab mix named Santana and a cute tiny Chihuahua named Mina. In her free time, she enjoys camping, fishing, and hanging out with her family. Her passions include dentistry and anesthesia.
Certified Vet TechnicianEducation: Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology
I was born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. I went to school at Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology in 2017 and graduated in 2019. I went on later in 2019 to take my VTNE and passed, becoming a CVT. I have a 9-month-old Rottweiler/German Shepherd mix named Kai, a 9-year-old Lab/Pit mix named Paul, and two beautiful cats named Ashe and Kenneth. I enjoy playing video games with my husband and laying back watching horror movies. I have always had such a strong connection with animals and there was never a time where my family did not have a pet or two.
Certified Vet Technician
Education: Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology
I was born in California and grew up in Big Bear Lake, California. I currently have 3 Brittanys who are my everything, 2 cats, and one guinea pig. Ever since I was a young girl I wanted to work with animals, originally I wanted to be a veterinarian. I moved to Colorado Springs in 2017 because I was accepted to CSU Fort Collins and I was planning to attend their vet program. I realized that I no longer wanted to be a vet but still wanted to work with animals. I decided to go to school to become a veterinary technician. I graduated from the Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology in October of 2021 and became certified in December of 2021 after passing my VTNE.
Client Service Representative
I worked at Aspen View 7 years ago as an assistant, but took some time off and had two kids with my husband, Bryan. I returned to the practice in 2016 to continue my love for working in the veterinary field. My husband and I practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in our spare time, and I am also a Girl Scout leader and spend a lot of time on the weekends attending events and helping my daughter earn badges. As a family, we love cats and currently have four- two energetic kittens and two seniors. I am excited to meet with you and your pets!
Client Care CoordinatorEducation: Washington State University
Being a Wisconsin native I have lived in Alaska, Washington State, Louisiana and Michigan before settling in Colorado in 1994. As a young girl, I rescued a cat and her kittens that were living in a hollowed-out tree. That’s when I decided to dedicate my life to helping animals. I received my Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology from Washington State University. I have worked in the veterinary field for over 25 years. Over the years, whether working with rescues, clients, or the community, I have taken in numerous special needs cats and strays (dogs and cats) who didn’t have a home to go to. My Heeler mix keeps me active after work wanting to play ball or go on walks. I enjoy gardening, camping, hiking, and traveling.
Licensed Vet Technician
Education: Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology
I was born and raised in Anchorage Alaska. Growing up there, I love the outdoors and decided I would someday work with animals. Once in collage at UAA for two years I realized what I wanted was to become a veterinary technician. This prompted my move to Denver Colorado in 2014 to attend Bel-Rea. Graduating in 2016 I started working as a veterinary technician in Denver and moved to Colorado Springs in 2022 to join Aspen View. When I’m not working, I enjoy painting, photography, hockey, dirt biking, video games and naps with my three cats -Moose, Bug and Mor Rioghain.
My name is Allona. I’m original from Billings, Montana, and moved to Colorado when I was 11. I realized when I was in 7th grade that I wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine after a technician came into my class and explained the career field. I instantly knew it was what I wanted to do. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my dog, Gemma, and my two best friends. I look forward to furthering my career and meeting your animals!
Registered Vet Technician
My name is Nancy, I recently received my RVT certification and have been working in my career field for 15+ years.
I started my career right here in Colorado Springs and have been doing it ever since.
I own two dogs and two cats and one son.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a fondness for animals. At a young age, my parents enrolled me in Equestrian lessons. Horses were my favorite animal as a child. It turns out I was allergic to the one animal I loved most.
Despite that, my parents fostered my love for animals from a young age. I have had pets ranging from a hamster, guinea pig, baby ducks, a bird, a rabbit, and a dog.
I look forward to finding new ways to help your furry babies and appreciate that no one day is ever the same in this field.