Dr. Jennifer Alterman's clinical interests include severe periodontal disease, surgical oncology, orthodontics, and restorative procedures including tooth decay and crowns. Educating the public and other veterinarians on oral health is also important to her.
Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College
Residency, Dentistry and Oral Surgery, VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital, Denver, CO
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Friendship Animal for Hospitals, Washington D.C.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
Bachelor of Science, University of Maryland, College Park
Some of Dr. Alterman’s favorite pastimes include skiing, camping, hiking and exploring national parks. She also plays the flute and piccolo. She and her husband live with two cats and and a dog.
Skilled in all aspects of dermatology, Dr. Elizabeth Layne’s particular clinical interests include ear disease, autoimmune disease, and allergies. Before deciding to specialize in dermatology, she worked for a number of years as a primary care veterinarian.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
Residency, Veterinary Dermatology and Allergy, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Internship, Veterinary Dermatology and Allergy, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Bachelor of Science, Zoology, University of Washington, Seattle
Getting outside to hike, climb or ski with her husband is important to Dr. Layne. She also enjoys staying inside to read or knit and snuggle with her cat.
Dr. Carinne Ramirez is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She will be working in small animal emergency and is looking to develop her skills in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate TN
Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of California, Davis
Dr. Ramirez loves hiking, backpacking, snowboarding and running. She and her husband are always looking for adventure along with their dog Oakley, who also prefers the outdoors to being inside.
The vital role teeth and oral health play in overall health led Stephanie to work in dentistry, which then led to anesthesia and its important part in treating teeth. Stephanie fosters and rescues with a local advocacy organization and relishes the chance to bottle-feed and raise orphaned puppies and kittens. At home she has a bustling family of pets, with cats, a dog, rabbits and reptiles.