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Meet the friendly veterinarians at Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital!

  • Brett Rhoades
    DVM

    Dr. Brett Rhoades, a 1996 graduate of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, is a second generation veterinarian.

    After gaining a wealth of knowledge and expertise at: Twin Forks Veterinary Clinic, Red Willow Animal Clinic, Northside Emergency Pet Clinic, Arrowhead Animal Hospital, The Animal Doctor, and Huron Animal Hospital, Dr. Rhoades opened Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital in 2003 with specific goals in mind:

    • Providing the highest level of compassionate Veterinary Medicine
    • Encouraging his staff to “Practice What’s Possible”
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  • Stacey Jones
    DVM

    Education: University of Denver, Colorado State University

    Special interests: Greyhound Medicine, Anesthesia/Pain Management, Fear Free Patient Handling/Behavior

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  • Stephanie Blackstone
    DVM

    Education: Iowa State University

    Stephanie grew up on a farm in rural Western Nebraska surrounded by livestock and pets and decided she wanted to become a veterinarian at the age of 12.

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  • Anna Rothman
    DVM

    Education: Oregon State University

    Anna is a Colorado native and grew up nearby in Littleton, CO. She attended college at Colorado State University, and received her degree in veterinary medicine from Oregon State University. She was happy to return to Colorado after vet school, and completed a one year rotating internship in small animal emergency and specialty medicine at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital. She then worked for a few years in the Denver area as an emergency veterinarian, as well as with a non-profit general practice clinic before joining the team at Caring Hands in 2014.

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  • Whitney Evans
    DVM

    Education: Colorado State University

    Dr. Evans considers herself lucky to have grown up in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She left in order to pursue her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences from Washington State University (Go Cougs!), and then followed her childhood dream of attending Colorado State University for veterinary school. Dr. Evans’ career interests include: urgent/emergency cases, preventive care, and feline medicine.

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  • Blair Holwegner
    DVM

    Education: Colorado State University

    Dr. Holwegner grew up in Aurora, CO and moved to Parker, CO when she was a senior in high school. She attended Colorado State University for her undergraduate degree, and studied Zoology and Music.

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  • Micaela Rosenthal
    VMD

    Education: University of Pennsylvania 

    Dr. Micaela Rosenthal was born and raised in Santa Monica, California. Micaela studied business and art history at Vanderbilt University.

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  • Mark Battles
    DVM

    Education: Western University of Health Science

    Dr. Battles was born and raised in St. Paul Minnesota. There he enjoyed playing soccer, swimming at his local lake, and volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation center. He grew up with dogs, cats, hamsters, snakes, birds, and a snail.

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  • Robyn Murray
    DVM

    Education: Colorado State University

    Dr. Robyn Murray grew up in Southern California and Reno, Nevada. She knew she wanted to be a veterinarian from the age of 5 and always had a myriad of animals growing up. 

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  • Heather Parrish
    DVM

    Education: University of California, Davis

    Dr. Heather Parrish is originally from California, but spent her childhood growing up on a sailboat in Central and South America with her family. At an early age, she witnessed a lack of veterinary medicine and preventative care for animals in underdeveloped countries. This eventually evolved into a passion for veterinary medicine, volunteer work, and international travel.

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  • Jordyn Sthay
    DVM

    Education: University of Florida

    Dr. Jordyn Sthay was born in Oregon, lived in Washingston state until she was 5 years old, then moved to Florida. While growing up around horses, dogs, and indoor/outdoor cats, she knew she wanted to be a veterinarian at a very young age. She received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a minor in Zoology from the University of Florida.  Dr. Sthay happily stayed at University of Florida for veterinary school. Her veterinary interests include dermatology, feline medicine, and wildlife and aquatic medicine.

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  • Christina Copple
    DVM, DACVR

    Education: North Carolina State University
    Specialties: Radiology

    Dr. Christina Copple is a native of North Carolina where she lived in Raleigh for the last 10 years. There, she attended North Carolina State University for her undergraduate and veterinary degrees.

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  • Karen Sanderson
    DVM, MS, DACVIM, Board Certified Cardiologist

    Karen Sanderson, DVM
    Diplomate ACVIM Cardiology

    Dr. Karen Sanderson is board certified in Cardiology as a Diplomate of the AmericanCollege of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from ColoradoStateUniversity in 1999 followed by an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the AtlanticVeterinaryCollege on Prince Edward Island in Canada. She went on to pursue residency training in Cardiology at the University of California at Davis and became a board certified cardiologist in 2003.

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  • Alissa Edoff
    DVM

    Alissa Edoff, DVM


    Dr. Alissa Edoff is a Colorado native who received her Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University.  After spending time studying abroad in Australia and traveling, Dr. Edoff attended and received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Glasgow, Scotland in 2015.  Dr. Edoff developed a special interest in complementary and alternative veterinary medicine after practicing in mixed animal and small animal general practice.  She went on to obtain her certification in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture in 2016.  

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