Our Team

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 26 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.

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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

Dr Schwarz-David at the Vets Animal Hospital

Dr. Stephanie A Schwarz-David,

My father was a wildlife field biologist and my mother was an emergency room nurse. I loved horses as a teenager and showed them in 4-H. I grew up in a rural area and did a lot of mountain camping and trail riding. I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian long before high school.
I received my DVM from Colorado State University in 1992 and began my veterinary career in the small town of Estacada, Oregon. My patients included a variety of companion pets, horses, exotics, and farm animals. As a full time “mixed” general practitioner, I managed patients both within a hospital setting and
in the field and was very often on-call for emergencies.
In 1996 I returned to Northern Colorado and continued practicing veterinary medicine part-time; treating primarily dogs & cats. My husband and I recently celebrated 33 years of marriage. Our five grown children and one grandson fill our lives with adventure and joy. Our pets include 2 dogs, a cat, and a bunny.
Over the years we have also had rats, hamsters, and fish. I enjoy reading, mainly fantasy; and collect old children’s books about dogs, cats, horses, and wildlife.
I am happily pursuing my lifelong dream of being a veterinarian It is a pleasure
to be part of such a dedicated and caring team at The Vets Animal Hospital.

Sarah E. 
Certified Veterinary Technician

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.

morgan the vets staff



Morgan recently moved from Indiana to Colorado. She has several years of experience as she started working at a veterinary clinic as her first job. Morgan and her puppy, Riley, love going on walks and hikes in their free time. Morgan is currently attending the University of Northern Colorado working towards a degree in Elementary Education.

mattie the vets animal hospital staff

Veterinary Assistant & Receptionist

Mattie is a recent graduate from Colorado State University. She spent her time at CSU studying for a bachelors in equine science. Mattie loves animals and has a dog, a cat, and a horse! Fun fact–she actually adopted her sweet kitty from the Vets Animal Hospital! She is originally from California, but loves her home in Colorado! You can still catch her enjoying her favorite seaside food, sushi!

the vets animal hospital staff

Veterinary Technician

Gabrielle is currently enrolled at Metropolitan State University receiving her degree in biochemistry with a minor in spanish. She has been working as a technician for 6 years. She dreams of one day becoming a veterinarian! In her free time, she enjoys camping and hiking with her daughter and two dogs! She also shares her home with a cat and two tortoises!