About Dr. Bonnie Abbott, Veterinarian

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Dr. Bonnie Abbott
Dr. Bonnie AbbottVeterinarian & Owner
Dr. Bonnie Abbott cares for small family animals. Her special interests include cancer care, surgery, senior pet care, preventive care, and grief care for the family. Dr. Abbott has been honored in 5280 Magazine as one of Seven Top Veterinarians in the Denver area.

A native of Colorado, Dr. Abbott received her veterinary degree from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. She completed an intensive Internship at Michigan State University Veterinary Medical Center. She’s been practicing in Boulder, CO for 15 years.

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Dr. Carisa Rindal
Dr. Carisa RindalVeterinarian
Dr. Carisa Rindal has returned to Colorado with her husband and two young children after a seven year departure to practice as a relief veterinarian in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Rindal has extensive experience in general practice and emergency medicine. Her special interests include internal medicine, surgery, neurology, grief counselling, and improving the quality of life in our older companion animals.
Dr. Rindal attended Iowa State University, the oldest Veterinary institution in the United States, and graduated in 2005. After graduating she completed a small animal emergency and specialty internship in Northbrook, Illinois with training in neurology, cardiology, internal medicine, surgery, radiology, and emergency medicine.

Dr. Emily Reith
Dr. Emily ReithVeterinarian
Dr. Emily Reith comes to veterinary medicine after transitioning from a career as a high school chemistry teacher and received her veterinary degree from Colorado State University in 2015. She has been working in emergency and critical care and is excited to now expand into general practice where she looks forward to building long lasting partnerships with families and their pets.  In her free time Dr. Reith enjoys hiking and geocaching with her two energetic Labradors, Gelly and Ellis. She also enjoys raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind and is currently raising her 11th puppy, Granola, for the organization.

Brandi Jackson
Brandi JacksonCertified Veterinary Technician

Brandi has lived in Boulder County most her life. She, her husband, and two children share their home with two dogs (Shasta and Charlie), two cats (Christina and Magnolia), Natasha the Tortoise, and some fish.

Brandi attended CU Boulder and graduated Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 1999. She has been working as a veterinary technician since 1998. She’s excited to join Dr. Abbott at Vista Animal Hospital and hopes to grow her skills in friendly cat handling and Fear Free techniques to better the lives of all patients and their families.

Brandi loves working with animals and children. She volunteers at her children’s school weekly and enjoys caring for special needs pets in their homes. Her hobbies include waterskiing, yoga and traveling.

Alice Forschmiedt
Alice ForschmiedtOffice Manager
Alice grew up surrounded by animals and with a passion to help people and their pets. Her first job was working on a farm that raised Tennessee Walking Horses in the mountains of Colorado. After attending college in Fort Collins, Alice returned to her home town of Buena Vista where she worked at the humane society for several years. In 2011 she moved to Boulder County, and began a career in the veterinary field in 2013. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Abbott and be a part of the team at Vista Animal Hospital. Alice lives in Lafayette with her husband Andrew and a menagerie of rescue animals.
Jennifer Platt
Jennifer PlattClient Services
Jennifer is an important member of our front office team. She offers clients and their pets 25 years of client service experience. She is also a certified CPR and AED instructor. In the past, Jennifer fostered dogs and cats and decided that she wanted to work with animals on a regular basis and we’re delighted that she joined our team at Vista Animal Hospital. She enjoys spending time with her husband (Joe), son (Adam) and Daughter (Hailey) doing activities such as camping, skiing, hiking and biking. Jennifer has three cats and 2 dogs that are a very important part of her family.

Kaitlyn Sharp
Kaitlyn SharpVeterinary Assistant
Originally from Wyoming, Kaitlyn and her family now call Erie home. Even from an early age, Kaitlyn knew she wanted to work with animals. When not helping to care for Vista’s patients, she’s busy working on her veterinary technician degree at Front Range Community College. Kaitlyn has two rambunctious guinea pigs named Winnie and Hazel. In her free time, she enjoys running, camping, and crossfit.