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.. 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!
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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 leaving Belcaro in April of 2021 to spend time with her family. We'll miss her here, but we know she'll continue her veterinary excellence in the future!
Alena Strnadová, DVM
Dr. Alena Strnadová (aka Dr. Dova) is a 2021 graduate of Colorado State University and will be joining Belcaro in the summer of 2021. She has special interests in ophthalmology, dentistry, and exotic medicine. Originally from the Czech Republic, Dr. Dova grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico before playing soccer for the University of Memphis. She enjoys playing sports, hiking with her dog Adele, cooking, and traveling with loved ones.
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 has left us for now to spend time as a relief veterinarian, so look for her around town!
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 (MSU) as a Masters of Science student, a graduate assistant and a researcher in small animal orthopedics and bio-mechanics. Her 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. She 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 and 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 two wonderful Labradors: Heidi and Ralph.
Cynthia Sweet, DVM
Dr. Cynthia Sweet is a native of Wisconsin and a 2016 graduate from University of Wisconsin. She spent 4 years working at a small animal private practice just south of Madison before moving to Denver in June 2020. She loves to hike and bike and is a big Wisconsin sports fan (go Pack go!). She has a 7 year old (but acts like 1 year old) chocolate lab named Lambeau and a 1 year old cat named Simba.
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