Our Doctors

 
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Dr. Jim Houchens

Dr. "Jim" and his wife Sue are both Denver, Colorado natives. They both attended Colorado State University. Dr. Houchens received his bachelors degree in Biology (CSU 1971) and Psychology (MSCD 1997). He received his doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1976. Sue is a retired elementary school teacher and enjoys quilting and sewing arts. They both enjoy travel, cinema, reading, golf, music and long walks with their rescue dog, Sadie. Their two daughters live in Colorado. They have two grandsons, Westin and Dylan, and two cats, Harry and Ellie.

 
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Dr. Kimberly May

Dr. May attended the University Cal Poly in Pomona, California and received her Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science. She graduated from Colorado State University with a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2003. She completed a rigorous internship at Wheat Ridge Veterinary Hospital, and then began practicing in the Denver area until joining Arvada Veterinary Hospital in 2009. She enjoys getting to know her four legged patients and their humans, internal medicine, and learning the latest developments in veterinary medicine. She lives with her husband, 2 dogs, Spike and Macy, and 3 cats, George, Henry, and Leonard. She loves walking her dog, reading and traveling.

Contact
(303) 424-4439
arvadavethospital@yahoo.com

Hours
Mon-Wed: 7:00am-8:00pm
Thurs-Fri: 7:00am-6:00pm
Sat: 8:00am-4:00pm

Location
Arvada Veterinary Hospital
6645 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003

 
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Dr. Susan Seethaler

Dr. Seethaler graduated with honors from Colorado State University with a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1999, after receiving a mechanical engineering degree from Northern Arizona University. Susan worked in a Longmont small animal practice until she joined the Arvada Veterinary Hospital staff in February 2009. She lives in Arvada with her husband and their children, Jace and Channing . In her spare time, she enjoys biking, hiking, snowboarding, and gardening. They also share their home with their two pets, Newman and Clipper. 

 
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Dr. Alison Bokas  

Dr. Alison Bokas attended Michigan State University for undergraduate studies and then graduated in 2008 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She grew up in veterinary medicine, having spent a lot of time at her father's veterinary hospital in Michigan.  After graduation Alison moved to Colorado and worked at a practice in Littleton until joining Arvada Veterinary Hospital in February 2011.  She lives in Golden with her husband, and her dog, Lucy.  They enjoy hiking, skiing, rock climbing, camping and traveling. Alison looks forward to meeting and building a relationship with you and your furry family members.

 
 
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Dr. Carla Anema

Dr. Carla Anema received her veterinary doctorate from Colorado State University in 1997. She is particularly interested in internal medicine as well as preventative care. In her free time, Dr. Anema enjoys gardening, beading, making jewelry and spending time with her husband and two cats. She is a native Coloradan and grew up in the Denver area.