Gypsum Animal Hospital

680 Red Table Dr.

Gypsum, CO 81637

(970) 524-3647

(970) 524-1082

Meet Our Team

Our Staff...

Stephen Sheldon, DVM (and the poodle party)
Is our hospital director. Dr. S grew up in Florida and graduated from the University of Florida where his undergraduate and veterinary medical and graduate studies were done (go gators!). In case you are wondering that was 8 years of college (Dr. S likes to joke that he was a slow learner but 8 years of college is what it takes to become a veterinarian). He owned and ran an AAHA accredited veterinary hospital for 14 years before relocating to Colorado over 11 years ago. He is a past-president of the South Florida Veterinary Medical Association, an organization with over 300 members, and served on the executive board for 10 years. His family has been visiting the valley for over 30 years and he couldn’t wait to move here. He lives in Eagle with his wife, Roni, their 5 children and numerous 4-legged furry friends. Dr. S truly loves veterinary medicine and is a scientist at heart; he would much rather look down a microscope than at a computer screen! He has an off color sense of humor and enjoys his work; he makes sure his staff does as well. His interests are internal medicine, general medical practice, soft tissue surgery, pediatrics, and chemotherapy or cancer treatments.

GAH was a labor of love for Dr. Sheldon and took 2 years to conceive, design and build. We encourage you to stop by and take a tour of the facilities and see our surgery suite, full laboratory, outpatient treatment area, boarding kennels and digital x-ray machine; we wanted Gypsum to have the nicest facility in the valley and hope we achieved our goal.

Dr. S is a member of the following professional organizations: American Veterinary Medical Assn (VMA), Colorado VMA, Florida VMA, Veterinary Cancer Society, American Assn of Feline Practitioners, American Animal Hospital Assn, and the Morris Animal Foundation.

When not busy at GAH, Dr. S keeps busy with his family, riding bikes, hiking, playing golf (hah), growing trees at his house or working with the Town of Eagle as a Planning and Zoning Commissioner. 

Speaking of staff; Dr. S has hired a staff that is as dedicated to taking care of our animals as he is. Here is some info on them:


Roni Sheldon

Roni is married to Dr. Sheldon; they live in Eagle with their numerous pets and even more numerous children (five total from 2-21 years of age). Roni can be found in the office doing the glamourous job of bookeeping and other fun office clerical work. She likes medicine so we try to get her to assist whnever we can. Roni s a very athletic person and enjoys biking, running, swimming, hiking, yoga and cell phone talking. Roni has a full time job of her own outside of working at the hospital. She's a busy bee!

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Nadine Lober, DVM (and Ted JR)

Dr. Nadine has been practicing in the valley for decades (doesn't she look like she just graduated? Not a day over 20!). Dr. Nadine is usually here Thursday afternoons, Fridays and covers for Dr. S's vacations. In addition to practicing traditional medicine, Dr. Nadine is a licensed veterinary acupuncturist, and she also overs laser treatments. We love Dr. Nadine!


Caroline Davis, Veterinary Nurse, Office Manager (

Caroline is one of our technicians with numerous years of experience from small, large and even exotic animals! Caroline graduated from Colorado State University and enjoys spending her time outdoors. Chances are you can catch her on the river, rafting on her spare time or running for miles and miles! Her and Roni are Ragnar runners! Caroline is nurturing and has a passion for helping your pets. We love her and are happy to have her on our team!


Lexie Smith, Veterinary Nurse/Receptionist (

Lexie is one of our nurses and she as well has years of experience in both small and large animals! She is a horse girl herself but is a lover of all fur babies! Lexie comes form California and has been here for a few years now. Lexie spends her spare time with her horses, hunting, photographing wildlife, fishing, and did we mention she also is working towards a business degree? Lexie keeps us busy and we love having her apart of our team! PS: Lexie is obsessed with her dog Mily Sue, as pictured below.



Holden Stavney, aka THE STAVVV

Holden has a passion for animals and science. He will be attending CSU, (GO RAMS) soon to do his undergraduate and then hopefully study veterinary medicine and come back to us! Away from work, you can catch Holden doing donuts in the parking lot on a fresh powder day, skiing, but more than likely fly fishing. We are very thankful to have Holden and his muscles on our team!

Alyssa Ortega

Alyssa is our cat lady. Chances are, if you bring in a cat, she will want to take it home with her! We love having Alyssa here on a day to day basis because she keeps things fun and entertaining! 

Sonia Herrera, DVM, nurse

Sonia joined our team in 2018 and she graduated from vet school in Mexico. She is working towards getting her licensure here in the United States but for no she is working alongside Dr. Sheldon and Dr. Nadine gaining their years of experience knowledge. We are lucky to have Sonia on our team, she keeps everyone thinking and she really does have a love for animals. 

Kim Radway, DVM, Diplomat ABVP (Canine/Feline)

 Dr, Radway, of Rocky Mountain Veterinary Ultrasound, provides ultrasound and echocardiography on a case by case basis. Dr. Radway, a graduate of CSU undergraduate and veterinary schools,. lives in Steamboat with her husband, 2 daughters and many pets. She recently passed her boards and is now a diplomat recognized by the Amercian Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

Associate Veterinarians

We do have other veterinarians on staff here at GAH. Dr. Nadine helps us out when Dr. S is out of town and Dr. Gentry is our staff orthopedic surgeon who operates on a case-by-case basis.

We are located on Highway 6, between and Gypsum and Costco, next to the Big Dog Car Wash

680 Red Table Dr.
Gypsum, CO 81637
(970) 524-3647 

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