Dr. Carola Stevenson acquired the practice at Bear Valley Veterinary Clinic in April 2004.
I am a native of Colorado and was born at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado. When I was a child a spent a lot of time on several dairy farms that belonged to some of my uncles. I always wanted to help the kittens in the barns with runny eyes and noses. I also tried to talk to the baby calves while they were being bottle fed. They didn’t answer me. Also, my grandparents owned a dog kennel in Parker, Colorado. I would hang out in the grooming room while my grandma bathed and brushed the dogs. I used to walk around the kennels and talk to the dogs, and the two horses on the property. They didn’t answer me either. I decided in middle school I would become a veterinarian. Not even knowing that one of the best vet schools in the country was right here in Colorado. I graduated High School in Colorado Springs and then went on to complete both my Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees at Colorado State University. I have five pets of my own and 3 clinic cats. Although I still talk to the animals, I finally have accepted that they will never answer me back and I have to try and figure out every day what these pets are trying to tell me. When I have the time, I enjoy taking trips with my family, taking my kids to Waterworld and other amusement parks, skating of all types, and gymnastics. My three children ages 13-22 are often times seen helping around the hospital with everything form walking dogs to landscaping.
The clients at Bear Valley have made me feel right at home and have become dear friends over the last ten years. I couldn’t have asked for a nicer group of people to work for in the health care of pets. Don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions or concerns.
Dr. Carola M. Stevenson