Meet The Team

Our Team

The team at Compassion Animal Hospital is comprised of highly trained and experienced animal health professionals who have a genuine love for working with pets. Our staff treats every patient with the highest quality of medical care as well as a gentle touch.

Dr. Cooper

“I wanted to be a veterinarian since I was in the second grade. Early on, tv shows like Daktari (about a vet in Africa), Lassie, and Flipper were big influences on me. Later, during my high school years, the mentorship of a local veterinarian guided me to realizing my dream.
I moved to Woodland Park, Colorado, from a small rural town in Michigan, after graduating from Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, in 1982. Accompanying me was my wife Corinne – my high school sweetheart, MSU graduate in elementary education, and best friend. She has lovingly taught many kids from this area for decades, with great dedication. We’ve lived in Woodland Park now for over 35 years, have been blessed with two grown and happily married children – Cody and Kyli, along with numerous pet family members that we have raised here. We continue to enjoy living in and serving the Woodland Park community. I count singing, reading, traveling, creating memories with my family, and making people laugh, as my most valued interests. I’m a man of faith, integrity, honesty, and generosity – these values guide my daily life, and I feel extremely blessed to be able to continue to help and get to know the pets and people of this beautiful area.”
“I was born in Kansas and moved to Woodland Park in 1996. I was the child who brought home every stray animal I came across. I grew up with an assortment of ducks, chickens, rabbits, cats, dogs and pigeons. I like spending time outdoors walking or hiking with my dog Sadie.”

Ellen – Receptionist

Tara – Our Lead Vet Tech

“I was born and raised here in Colorado and have loved animals ever since I can remember. I always saw myself working with animals and little did I know, I would be hired on here at Compassion Animal Hospital back in 2007. I spend the majority of my very limited spare time out in the woods with my daughter and husband. I am also owned by one cat named Katy.”
“Hi! My name is Hallie and I am from Willoughby OH. I graduated from Denison University in 2012 with a BS in Biology. After graduation, I moved to Loveland CO with my husband and started working at PetsMart. I loved working with the animals so much, PetsMart sent me to grooming academy in Fort Collins in 2013. I have been grooming ever since!. I have a beautiful daugher named Hadley, my husband Seth, two dogs and a turtle I spend all my free time with. I look forward to meeting you and your animals here at Compassion!“

Hallie – Groomer

Amy – Hospital Cat

“My name is Amy and I now live here at Compassion Animal Hospital. No one really knows how old I am but they believe I was born in 2010. I was rescued out of a hoarding situation and moved here in 2013 with my buddy Starski & Sam, who has since passed. I enjoy being an only cat since now I get all the attention and treats for myself. I spend the majority of my time sleeping, eating, and occasionally running down the halls as fast, and as loud, as I can. I love being held and petted, so long you do not touch my tummy, feet or legs. Dr. Cooper has taken good care of me here. Especially since I have an allergy to my own plaque and needed most of my teeth extracted and the occasional steroid shots. I look forward to meeting you and your pet, but please keep your dogs on the other side of the counter.”