Pet Health

Come Back to Me!

Training Class Spotlight:

Fido not coming to you when you call him? Then this class is for you! Get your dog to come to you the first time you call and every time you call! This fun, specialized 45 minute class runs for 4 consecutive weeks and focuses on training recall games and building a strong Come Back to Me cue.  Weather permitting, some classes may take place outside!

4 sessions: Starting Friday, December 5 at 5:45 p.m.

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Our Veterinarians


Jennifer Bolser, DVM, CVA
Chief Clinic Veterinarian

Colorado State University, 2004
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Bolser joined the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in 2005 after completing a one-year internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. Outside of HSBV, Dr. Bolser has a passion for volunteer MASH-style spay and neuter campaigns abroad. In addition to improving animal lives in other countries, her areas of interest include emergency medicine, surgery, ophthalmology and acupuncture. Locally, you will find her cheering for her alma mater - the CU Buffs - and hiking with her husband and their two retrievers.



Nellie Damrauer, DVM, CVA
University of California, Davis, 2003
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Damrauer joined the HSBV team in 2003 after completing her DVM at the University of California at Davis. She is committed to enhancing the quality of life of the animals that she treats and has special interests in the areas of soft tissue surgery, pain management and acupuncture. When she is not working, she spends her time caring for her family of children, dogs and cats, as well as the various foster animals that come through her home.


Lesli Groshong, DVM
Chief Shelter Veterinarian

Colorado State University, 1992
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Groshong is a native Coloradoan who joined the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in 1994 and now manages the health of the animals in the shelter. To share the successes of HSBV and because of her strong belief in nurturing the skills of new colleagues, she has mentored hundreds of veterinary students in spay/neuter techniques and shelter medicine. Dr. Groshong speaks nationally on shelter medicine topics and is a member of the Shelter Medicine Organizing Committee to create a boarded specialty for veterinarians. Her free time is spent keeping up with the activities of her husband and children who all love to ski and spend time outdoors. Her animal family includes horses, peacocks and shelter adoptees.


Cristina Gutierrez, DVM, CVA
Colorado State University, 2005
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Gutierrez joined the Humane Society of Boulder Valley as a veterinary technician in 1998, before attending veterinary school. She is a co-founder of VIDAS (International Veterinarians Dedicated to Animal Health), an organization that provides free veterinary care in Mexico. She also volunteers as a foster parent for shelter animals. Her areas of interest include internal medicine, pain management and acupuncture. Dr. Gutierrez is married with two daughters and has two dogs and cats adopted from HSBV.


Allison Kean, DVM
Colorado State University, 2008
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Kean earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University and received a BA from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY where she majored in psychology with a concentration in animal behavior. After veterinary school, she practiced small animal medicine in Denver. She joined the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in 2012. Her areas of interest include internal and emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery, cardiology and oncology. She spends her free time hiking 14ers and the foothills and volunteering in Central America. She shares her home with three shelter dogs: Mattie, Nilla and Tilly.



Jessie Miller, DVM
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, 2014
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine 
HSBV Shelter Medicine Intern 2014 / 2015

Dr. Miller received her BA from the University of Virginia in Russian History and French Language - subjects she still thoroughly enjoys!  Her veterinary interests include forensics, shelter medicine, exotic pets and animal behavior.   A native of Charlottesville, Dr. Miller attended high school in the Denver area, and is excited to return to Colorado to complete her one-year shelter medicine internship with the Humane Society Boulder Valley.  Jessie enjoys literature, drawing, dancing, and taking countless photos of her two cats, Boris and Molly.