Our Veterinarians

In your search for a veterinary facility, we believe you should expect high quality care as well as great service. Our goal has been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. Our commitment to you is to continue to offer our world class service and a state-of-the-art veterinary facility.

Dr. Bokas


Medical Director

Dr. 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.

Dr. Sepp



Dr. Sepp was born and raised in New York. He went to college at Cornell University, where he earned his BS in Animal Science. After working at the SPCA of Westchester for a year, Dr. Sepp decided to return to his Alma mater, where he received his DVM. Wanting to see veterinary medicine from a different part of the country, Dr. Sepp spent a year doing his rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at Florida Veterinary Specialists in Tampa Bay. Although he spent the next few years in general practice in New York, Dr. Sepp and his cat, Sparrow, heard adventure calling their names. They moved to the city by the bay, San Francisco, where he was a general practitioner for 4 years.

In his spare time, Doc Sepp recently took up classical guitar lessons and Tai Chi meditation. He’s been a skier since his dad taught him at 4 years old. His professional interests include pain management, behavior and nutrition. He loves working with everyone at Arvada Veterinary Hospital, and is proud to be a Coloradan!

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Dr. 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.

Dr. Anema is an American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) member veterinarian.

Dr. Higgins, DVM


Dr. Higgins grew up in Hawaii, on the island of Oahu.  She has always had a love for animals, and has known she wanted to be a veterinarian from the age of 8 years old.  She left Hawaii to attend The Ohio State University, where she earned her BS in Animal Sciences.  After graduating, she moved to Fort Collins to attend Colorado State University’s veterinary medical school.  Dr. Higgins fell in love with Colorado and decided to make this her forever home!  

Dr. Higgins’ professional interests include pain management, surgery, and dentistry.  She is a certified veterinary medical acupuncturist.  At home, Dr. Higgins has a Maine coon mix (Rambo) and a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever (Remy).  In her free time she enjoys crafting, hiking, camping, off-roading, yoga, and watching Buckeye football.  She is thrilled to be a part of the AVH team.


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