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Dr. Richard Schwahn, DVM, Owner
Dr. Schwahn joined the practice in 1999 and became a partner/owner in 2001. He took over full ownership in 2011, and in recognition of this new chapter in the life of the practice, changed the name to Altitude Veterinary Hospital, in the fall of 2012. The name is a reflection of the higher level of care that Dr Schwahn and his team strive to provide each day.
The team at Altitude values continuing education and trainings, to better provide the services sought after by our community. Dr. Schwahn’s special interests include TPLO’s (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) for cruciate tears, fracture repairs, and pain management. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Casper, and volunteers on Rotary’s Youth Exchange Committee.
Dr. Schwahn and his wife Michelle have two children, a daughter-in-law, and a spunky grandaughter, along with 8 host children from around the world that they enjoy immensely. Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, Dr. Schwahn is a fan of all things Husker, especially football. Other favorite activities include yoga, home brewing, golf, and spending time with family and friends, including his two furry friends, Molly and Mathilde.
Dr. Tangney Gray-Dockham, DVM, Owner
Dr. Gray’s career with Altitude Veterinary Hospital began as a teen, when she worked as a volunteer and veterinary assistant at the practice. She joined our team as a Doctor in 2010 after obtaining her veterinary degree from Colorado State University, and in 2013 she became part owner of the practice. Her veterinary interests are extensive, but she enjoys internal medicine and surgery. She enjoys putting cases together and solving difficult problems, the more complex the problem, the more intriguing. She enjoys the relationship clients have with their pets and the ability to help foster this bond.
Dr Gray is a Casper native, attending NCHS and Casper College. She is married to her high school sweetheart and they have two daughters. Her family has a home west of town that is shared by three dogs, two cats, two parrots, and two horses. Her life outside of work is full of activities for the kids, although they are still young, they are very busy. She enjoys group fitness classes, hiking, floating the river, and camping.
Dr. Sarah Schoonover, DVM, Associate
Dr. Schoonover grew up in Gillette, WY, and attended the University of Wyoming for her undergraduate education. There she played on the Women’s Rugby Team for 3 years. She attended Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine to receive her doctorate.
Sarah has been practicing in Casper since she graduated in 2013. She enjoys working with all types of companion animals but has a passion for exotic pets including reptiles. Sarah is a certified Fear Free practitioner who also has completed training in oral and periodontal surgery and pain management courses. She currently is pursuing further training in abdominal ultrasonography.
Sarah enjoys mountain biking, yoga, and pottery. Sarah and her husband Ryan have two children Silas and Layla who enjoy getting outside and up on Casper Mountain. She has two dogs Hattie and Rudy, and recently adopted an iguana named Moose.
Dr. Nika Martin, DVM, Associate
Dr Nika Martin joined the team at Altitude Veterinary Hospital after completing her DVM at Washington State University in 2020. She was raised in Cheyenne, and couldn’t wait to get back to the wonderful state of Wyoming after being away for four years. Sun, snow, and mountains is all she ever wanted!
Dr Martin enjoys volunteering and serving those less fortunate. Throughout her schooling she spent time providing free medical and surgical care to pets in need at shelters, Indian reservations, and in Ecuador. Dr Martin is excited for the next volunteer opportunity to knock at her door.
Dr Martin enjoys the human animal bond and loves that she can help strengthen that bond everyday through her work at Altitude. She became Fear Free certified to help animals and owners feel less stressed when seeking veterinary services.
When free time allows, Dr Martin enjoys spending time outdoors. She enjoys hiking, camping, water skiing, and exploring the wonderful state of Wyoming with her boyfriend.
Dr. Katie Huber, DVM, Associate
Dr. Huber developed her love of animals growing up on a small farm in western Nebraska. She completed her undergraduate education in Wyoming, starting at Eastern Wyoming College and finishing her bachelor’s degree at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University in 2009 and a Master’s in Public Health in 2010.
After graduation, she returned to Wyoming and spent seven years in mixed animal practice in Rawlins and Torrington before she and her husband moved to Casper to be close to family. She has served on the Wyoming Veterinary Medical Association board, was the board President from 2015-2016. She has practiced in the Casper area since 2017 and is very excited to join the team at Altitude. Dr. Huber enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine with a special interest in orthopedics, multimodal pain management and exotic animal medicine.
When she is not dedicating time to her clients and patients, she spends her time with her husband and two children. They are avid outdoor enthusiasts, enjoying bicycling, hiking, fishing and spending as much time participating in the many recreational opportunities Casper and the surrounding areas have to offer. Her 3 pound chihuahua, Carlos, is always along for the ride; from kayaking to backpacking you can find him tagging along.
Meet our Amazing Team!
Teighlor: Certified Veterinary Technician
Kelly: Certified Veterinary Technician
Alesha: Veterinary Assistant
Chelby: Veterinary Assistant
Chris: Veterinary Assistant
Erica: Veterinary Assistant
Andrea: Outpatient Manager
Josh: Practice Manager
Lauren: Medical Assistant
Tom: Certified Veterinary Technician
Kellie: Veterinary Assistant
Jada: Veterinary Assistant
Kaitlyn: Veterinary Assistant
Alicia: Veterinary Assistant
Victoria: Veterinary Assistant
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Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM