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South Mesa Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Debra Davison was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her undergraduate degrees at California State University Chico in Economics and History. She has lived in Colorado for the past 15 years. She is a 2008 graduate from Colorado State University’s Veterinary School where she also received her Master’s in Cell and Molecular Biology in 2007.

Her masters focused on stem cell research and its application in cancer treatment. She entered private practice working in Longmont, CO. She then joined South Mesa in January of 2014 to do both general practice and to help with reproduction services. While she enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine she is drawn to reproduction, surgery, oncology and internal medicine.

Dr. Davison lives in Fort Collins with her husband, child, three dogs and two gerbils.

Dr. Alice grew up in the mountains of North Carolina on a small farm and then studied biology and sustainable agriculture at Warren Wilson College near Asheville, NC.  She then completed her veterinary degree at North Carolina State University.  As a veterinarian, she very quickly began to realize that she did not have all of the answers with the training she had received.  Being a health and fitness enthusiast herself and being the type to want to help her patients reach their highest possible level of health and performance, Dr. Alice began pursuing complementary and alternative medicine techniques to discover new ways to further enrich the lives of her patients and the joy of their human companions.

Dr. Alice is certified in Animal Chiropractic through the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association and did her studies through Parker University in Dallas, Texas.  She is also a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and studied the Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine techniques and Animal Acupuncture through Dr. Shen Xie and the faculty of the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine in Florida.

When Dr. Alice is not working hard to improve the lives of her patients and the happiness of their humans, you will find her riding her endurance horses, herding sheep with her dogs, rock climbing with her husband, running, and practicing yoga.

Dr. Ayazi was born and raised in southern California. She knew that she wanted to be an “animal doctor” since she was 5. She moved to Colorado in pursuit of attending veterinary school and obtained a Bachelor’s in Biological Science, Master’s in Toxicology, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University. Dr. Ayazi has a really strong love for dogs and is passionate about being a general practitioner. As a general practioner, she loves that everyday she has the opportunity to build long lasting relationships with both her patients and their owners.

In her free time Dr. Ayazi enjoys all the outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer, especially those that she can share with her dog Kodiak.

Dr. Linda has always wanted to be a veterinarian since a very young age. She grew up in Missouri and spent her adolescence in Massachusetts working towards her goal. She was accepted to Cornell University, in beautiful upstate New York, where she received her Bachelor of Science. She then pursued research in diseases of dairy cattle and contributed to multiple published articles on the subject prior to being accepted to, and later receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from, Cornell University’s Vet school.

Dr. Linda moved to Pueblo, Colorado after graduation and worked at a fast paced mixed animal general practice and after-hours emergency clinic prior to coming to South Mesa Veterinary Hospital. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and is passionate about dentistry and surgery.  She is excited about meeting new patients and clients in order to build relationships with, educate, and help care for their furry families.

In her free time Dr. Linda likes outdoor adventures with her husband Leland and Boxer pup Liam. They enjoy traveling, camping, hiking, biking, paddle-boarding, and on those bad weather days she likes to snuggle with her Sphynx cat Polina and read or do yoga.  She also has a couple interesting pets including two desert tortoises and a tarantula.

Dr. Denise Itule has dreamt of becoming a veterinarian since she was a young girl, adorning a white oversized shirt for a doctor’s coat and a stethoscope her dad fashioned out of wire and a tv tuner for third grade career day. She realized that dream a few decades later when she graduated from CSU Veterinary School in 1998. She has spent many years all over the front -range enjoying a variety of hospitals and clients. She is thrilled to call South Mesa her home and to work alongside such a great staff! Her special interests include dentistry and treating the not so traditional exotic pet. She values the caliber of high quality medicine delivered with a personal touch. Dr. Itule likes to balance her medical mind with creative outlets such as painting, drawing, singing, and performing on stage in local theater.  In her free time, she also enjoys youth ministry and has a daughter entering the teenage years. Her family is complete with her husband, and crazy four dogs.

Dr. Natalie Sodaro graduated from the University of Glasgow, Scotland with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. After graduation she completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at Animal Specialty and Emergency in Los Angeles, California. She then completed a one-year surgical internship at Mission Veterinary Specialty and Emergency in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Sodaro joined South Mesa Veterinary Hospital in September of 2018 and has special interest in critical care and surgery. At home she enjoys hiking and camping with her two dogs, and spending time with her fiancé.

 

Receptionists
These team members have the important job of making sure that our clients are taken care of, whether it is scheduling an appointment, making reminder calls, assisting with food and prescription orders, or handling any concerns or questions that clients may have. These staff members take great pride in providing excellent service and care to our clients and their pets.

Certified Veterinary Technicians
At South Mesa, we have several Certified Technicians on staff, most of whom have worked in the field for over ten years. They have achieved certification through intense education and training with continued education throughout their careers. They are responsible for all aspects of patient care, including anesthesia monitoring and recovery, treatment of hospitalized patients, performing laboratory tests, taking x-rays, and assisting doctors with exams and procedures. These technicians are an integral part of our team, and their skills allow our doctors to practice the highest quality of medicine.

Veterinary Assistants
These team members are a diverse group of people who have the common bond of a love for animals and a desire to work in the veterinary field. At South Mesa, our veterinary and technician assistants are responsible for assisting with animal handling, walking and feeding hospitalized pets, maintaining equipment, and helping other team members wherever they are needed. We truly value these staff members for their compassion and dedication to animals.