Dr. Hein was born and raised on a ranch in
Kremmling, a small town in Northwestern
Colorado. She graduated from the University
of Colorado, Boulder with a degree in Biology and then continued on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University in 2007.
After graduation, she moved to Salida,CO to work in a mixed-animal practice and then joined the ITAH team in 2008. Dr. Hein became a co-owner in April of 2016.
Dr. Leach joined the ITAH team in the Spring
of 2010 and became a co-owner in April of 2016. She received her bachelors degree in Zoology and Biology at the University of Wyoming. She then went on to graduate with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University in 2006. Before joining Indian Tree Animal Hospital, Dr. Leach practiced Veterinary medicine in Northern Colorado.
Dr. Ekstrom graduated from Ross University of Veterinary Medicine in 2002, and began her veterinary career by working in the Texas equine industry. After transitioning to small animal medicine, she then moved from Texas to the beautiful state of Colorado and is enjoying the many outdoor activities that Colorado offers. Dr. Ekstrom enjoys hiking in the mountains in all seasons, riding motorcycles in the summer, and is also an avid bronze sculptor. She has one dog; a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named TomTom, and a cat named The Kracken, both of whom are full-time projects!
Dr. Carrie Wang graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. After graduation, she completed a 1-year internship in emergency, critical care, and specialty medicine at the Regional Veterinary Referral Center in Northern Virginia. Following her internship, she worked for several years as a general practitioner at a specialty veterinary hospital in Denver. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, as well as her 2 dogs and 2 cats. Dr. Wang is very excited to join the Indian Tree team!
Dr. Chase Marr received a B.S. in animal science from Kansas State University and attended veterinary school at Ross University on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. After nearly three years of island living, he made the trek back to the States and completed his clinical year of veterinary school at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He graduated with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2015. Dr. Marr made his life dream of living in Colorado a reality shortly after the completion of his clinical year. In his free time, he enjoys snow skiing and traveling as much as possible. He also keeps busy with five dogs of his own.
Dr. Emily Howard graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor's degree in Microbiology in 1999. From there, she pursued her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University, where she graduated in 2004. Dr. Howard practiced in Kansas City for eight years before returning to Colorado in 2012. Her professional interests include internal medicine and pain management. Dr. Howard lives with her husband, son, and geriatric pit bull in beautiful Arvada, CO. In her spare time, she attempts to keep up with her son's toddler antics.
Dr. Celene Joza joined the Indian Tree team in February 2018 as an Associate Veterinarian. Dr. Joza graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with her bachelor's degree and went on to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine from St. George's University in Grenada. Her professional interests include geriatric medicine, nutrition, dermatology, and client education. She enjoys hiking and camping, and is a pet parent to a Plott Hound from Grenada named Dodgy, a black lab named Lapis, and a Mini Rex Rabbit named Sadie.
Dr. Kramer was born in New York and moved to Colorado in his early teens. He attended Colorado State University and received his undergraduate degree in Biology in 1986 and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. When Dr. Kramer opened Indian Tree Animal Hospital, he practiced full-time as the clinic's only veterinarian. Since then, many more veterinarians have joined him, and he now works completely in a managerial role.