Our vets.

Jennifer Alterman

DVM, DAVDC
Board Certified in Veterinary Dentistry & Oral Surgery

Dentistry & Oral Surgery

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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.

Publications & Articles

Stephanie Johnson

CVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia), VTS (Dentistry)
Veterinary Technician Specialist (Anesthesia & Analgesia) and (Dentistry)

Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Dentistry & Oral Surgery

On The Job

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.

Elizabeth Layne

DVM, DACVD
Board Certified in Veterinary Dermatology

Dermatology

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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.

Publications & Articles

Carinne Ramirez

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

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.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate TN
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of California, Davis

Off Duty

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.

Deborah Schiffer

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Deborah Schiffer is particularly interested in internal medicine and exotic animal cases.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Off Duty

A die-hard sports fan, Dr. Schiffer’s favorite pastimes include snowboarding, hiking and kayaking. She has a German shepherd named Hazel, a cat named Scarlett and a pig named Louis.