Mike Herman, DVM
Dr. Mike Herman is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He graduated from Colorado State University in 1991, and fell in love with Colorado. He has worked at Belcaro Animal Hospital his entire career. He now lives in Mayfair with his wife, two daughters, and menagerie of pets. He loves all animals, but especially enjoys working with Colorado Greyhound Adoption and Galgo Rescue International. In 2009 he was nominated as the Morris Animal Foundation's National Veterinarian of the Year. In his sparse free time he enjoys skiing, hiking, and especially downhill biking. He calls Denver home, but he's an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan!
Anna Otero, DVM
Dr. Anna Otero is a Colorado native who attended Colorado State University. She graduated in 1993 from the veterinary program, worked as a relief vet in Denver for a year, then joined Belcaro Animal Hospital in 1994. She has been providing veterinary care for the Commerce City Police K-9 Unit since 2000. Anna's days off are usually spent enjoying the company of her husband, riding her motorcycle, doing arts and crafts, or playing with her three dogs.
Rachel Braun, DVM
Dr. Rachel Braun will be joining Belcaro in summer of 2020; she is a graduate from Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. She loves to hike, ski, and rock climb; making Colorado a perfect new place to call home! She is also involved with greyhound rescues and enjoys spending quality time with her current greyhound, Kallie.
Jeremy Hardy, DVM
Dr. Jeremy Hardy is a native of Boston, Massachusetts and a 2006 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. After graduation, he did an internship in New York City at Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists. He moved to Colorado for a surgical internship in Denver before joining the Belcaro team in July 2014
Paul Bechtold, DVM
Dr. Paul Bechtold graduated from Colorado State University in 1987. He has two wonderful dogs at home, Mouse and Mona, as well as three inquisitive cats.
Albane Fauron, DVM
Dr Fauron completed an undergraduate degree in Paris, France, before graduating from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC, London) in 2015.
She went on to undertake a small animal rotating internship at the RVC’s Queen Mother Hospital for Animals before joining Michigan State University as a Masters of Science student, a graduate assistant and a researcher in small animal orthopedics and biomechanics. Dr Fauron’s research focused on evaluating the best method to treat cranial cruciate ligament disease in dogs, as well as the clinical application of interlocking nails (an implant ubiquitously used in humans) in the treatment of long bone fractures in small animals. Dr Fauron also spent several months contributing to the development of a new, minimally invasive technique to fix sacro-iliac luxation in dogs and the creation of a 3D printing laboratory at MSU.
After three years of research and teaching, Dr Fauron moved to Colorado with her family in May 2019. She joined the team at Belcaro Animal hospital in October 2019.When not at work, Dr Fauron can typically be found in the mountains, either trail running or hiking with her family and their three dogs.