Dr. Koehler is a native of the Chicagoland area, but has lived in 6 states and abroad. After her 1 year experience as a Rotary International Exchange Student in Germany, she was a Division I walk-on student athlete at the University of Miami in Florida, where she earned her BS in Marine Science/Biology. She then worked in chemical oceanography for 2 years post-graduation, which afforded her some great travel opportunities on research vessels all around the globe (New Zealand, Antarctic Circle, Iceland, Africa, Brazil, and the Caribbean).
Dr. Koehler received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Ross University in 2007. She completed a rigorous rotating internship at the well renowned Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, followed by 2 years of post-doctoral surgical training at Animal Hospital Specialty Center in Highlands Ranch and Animal Specialty Group in Los Angeles. She brings experience and training from highly reputable practices from across the country in areas of small animal surgery, emergency medicine, and small animal medicine.
Dr. Koehler also provides emergency and general practice services to hospitals throughout the Denver Metro area. She has published numerous articles in various veterinary journals and presented many continuing education seminars on a variety of surgical topics nationally.
Dr. Koehler enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and its constant challenges. She enjoys teaching her clients and staff to encourage owner compliance, netting a higher quality of patient care. Most of all, she enjoys getting to know her clients and patients. Dr. Koehler is eager assist you with the management of your pet’s medical needs in a friendly and informative way. Having been raised in a veterinary household paints a clear picture for her of the competence, hard work and determination necessary to make the self-investment of a life long commitment to our profession.
Dr. Koehler lives with her rescued, 11-year-old three-legged, Jack Russell Terrier named “Jackie”. When not working, you can often find them enjoying Colorado’s outdoor playground or traveling. She also has a strong place in her heart for teaching, mentoring, volunteering, and community service. She has traveled as far as Fez, Morocco and South Africa to do so.