Dr. Carson recognized as 9Who Care Volunteer
Larimer County 4-H – Dr. Carson has been the 4-H Leader for the Bits N Pieces 4-H Club for 19 years. She is a leader in the dog project, dairy project, vet science and is a huge advocate for encouraging kids to participate in the county Public Speaking contests.
Meet Our Veterinary Team
Dr. Leisa Carson is our veterinarian in Windsor here at The Vets Animal Hospital. We provide compassionate, quality care for your animal companions, while helping to promote and strengthen the bond that they share with their guardians.
Dr. Leisa Carson
Owner & Veterinarian
Dr. Leisa Carson received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Colorado State University in 1992. Her first job was in Washington at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in equine medicine. After working there a year the partners transferred her to the satellite clinic where small animal medicine was added to her duties as well as managing the hospital! In 1995 she moved to Canyon City, Colorado to be closer to her family, and 1 year later finally home to Ft. Collins. She continued her career at Harmony Hospital for Pets. During her 10 years there, she found her true passion was small animal medicine, surgery, and dentistry. In 2007 she joined Dr. Margaret Baxter, the founding partner at The Vets Animal Hospital. In 2011, Dr. Carson’s lifelong dream of owning a practice came true; she purchased The Vets Animal Hospital. Dr. Carson continues to run the hospital on Dr. Baxter’s philosophy; high quality medicine at a reasonable price.
Additionally, Dr. Carson runs Bits-N-Pieces 4-H club and continues to be the organizational leader. Many kids in the club are in the Lease A Dairy project in which The Vets Animal Hospital purchases the cattle and all necessary supplies so the kids can gain experience in caring for the animals and learn about the agriculture industry.
Leisa is also an active volunteer in the community and school. In 2010 she was given the “Above and Beyond” leadership award from Larimer County 4-H program and in March of 2013 was chosen to receive the 9 Who Cares Award for her volunteer work in the 4-H programs.
In her spare time Dr. Carson loves spending time with her husband, Ken and their 3 children. On her days off you will find her and the kids out in the arena enjoying the horses. Her family is rounded out by a herd of Springer Spaniels and several cats!
Years in Practice: Graduated Veterinary School in 1992
Education: Colorado State University
Interests: 4-H Club Leader, Horseback Riding, Spending Time with her Family
Ashley is originally from Dallas, Texas but moved to Salida, Colorado 12 years ago. While living in Salida she started working as a veterinary assistant. That is when she truly realized her passion for veterinary medicine and decided to further her education. Ashley graduated from Front Range Community College with a degree in Veterinary Technology and became a certified veterinary technician in 2006. She has worked in the field for 20 years.
Ashley joined The Vets family in November of 2014. Along with nursing and surgical assisting she is responsible for keeping the hospitals inventory in order and making sure we have plenty of supplies! She is passionate about client education and has a special interest in dentistry.
When not working she enjoys spending time with her family. Ashley has been happily married for 15 years and has 2 wonderful children, and 4 fur babies! During the warmer seasons you can find Ashley and her family enjoying the beautiful lakes of Colorado on their boat.
Vanessa was born and raised in Texas. She recently moved to Colorado after her husband retired from the Military. She is a mother of a German Shepard, Merlin and two bobtail cats, Arthur and Guinevere and a soon to be baby girl. She has loved working with animals since she was a little girl. Vanessa has been working in the veterinary field for about 4 years now. She is currently working to get her degree in Zoology and wildlife conservation. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, going on hikes and finding new restaurants to eat at.
Brielle was born and raised in Fort Collins and absolutely loves it here. She has always loved animals since she was very little and knew in middle school that she’d want to pursue a career that incorporated them. As a high school senior, Brielle decided to introduce herself into the veterinary world by attending classes at Front Range Community College. It was through this program that she landed her internship that turned into a job at The Vets. She has taken enough classes that she has the qualifications to test to become a Certified Veterinary Assistant, and she is currently at Colorado State University pursuing a degree in Zoology. In her free time, she enjoys dancing and performing with the local professional company High Performance Dance Theatre. She currently has a guinea pig named Anakin, but knows she will get more pets once she’s out of college and can afford the care for them. In the meantime, she gets her animal fix by hanging out in the back with all the wonderful patients that come through the hospital!
Hello! This is Sarah, a born and raised Colorado native. She graduated from Colorado State University with my Bachelor’s in Microbiology in December of 2019. Having been in the field since 2015, she plans to continue her education in the veterinary field in the future. She has always had a passion for animals and medicine, and is surrounded by family, friends, and team members that share that same passion. Sarah is excited to continue her career with Dr. Carson and her team to keep our furry family members happy and healthy. There is not a fur free moment in her life thanks to her Labrador, Izzy and two cats, Truffles and Jack. When the chance arises, you can find her enjoying the Coloradoan outdoors hiking and fishing.
Emily grew up in Hamilton, Colorado on her family ranch where her love for animals began. While growing up, she was an active 4-H and FFA member which continued her path of a life working with animals, thus leading her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She went to school at Colorado Mountain College where she received her degree in Veterinary Technology and became a certified veterinary technician in 2015. She currently resides in Greeley with her husband and daughter along with their dog, cat, and two chinchillas. In her spare time Emily enjoys gardening, camping, and being outdoors.
Erika is a Colorado native who has a big passion for animals. After traveling, working, and volunteering abroad for two years, Erika now attends Colorado State University as an Animal Science Major and is the Vice President of the Colorado State’s Pre-Veterinary Club. Erika is busy pursuing her path towards veterinary medicine and hopes to one day work with wildlife and be a part of wildlife conservation near and far. Even though her end goal is to work with wildlife, she loves working with your everyday pets too!