Carrie Dracos, DVM
Dr. Carrie Dracos grew up in Huntsville, Alabama. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Alabama. After some time in the missile defense industry, she changed her major to Biology with a Biochemistry minor. Dr. Dracos graduated from Auburn University in 2016 with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). After graduating she completed an externship in wildlife and exotics at Louisiana State University where she fell in love with the two fields.
Outside of work, Dr. Dracos has a full house with her furry (and not so furry) babies. Her family includes her dogs Hugo, a husky mix, and Lola, a Lab/Corgi mix Storm; and her kitties Atari, Gremlin, and Professor Pinkerton. She also has a reptile room which houses a 4 foot male green iguana named Richard, who is the largest and oldest; a bearded dragon who is coincidentally named Draco; a slinky blue-tongued skink named Sapphira; two Kenyan sand boas, named Whitey and Aubie; and a beautiful Yellow-Bellied Lesser Leopard morph ball python, named Ramen.
Jolynn Chappell, DVM
Dr. Chappell graduated from CSU in 1991 and after working at a small animal hospital for almost 2 years, opened Aspenwing Animal Hospital in 1994. She has a strong interest in avian and exotic companion animals and has a wonderful reputation for providing service to Wyoming, Nebraska, and Colorado for these unique pets.
Dr. Chappell is certified in Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians and has been a member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians since 1989, is a member of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, Larimer County Veterinary Medical Association and American Medical Veterinary Association.
Robyn Murray, DVM
Dr. Robyn Murray earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2003. She then attended Colorado State University and earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She returned home to Reno and practiced at a large multi-doctor general practice for 7 years. Upon moving to the Front Range in 2014, Dr. Murray has held positions as a Chief of Staff for Banfield Pet Hospital in Fort Collins, Medical Director for VCA Fort Collins, and Lead Mobile Veterinarian for an experimental project that explored the possibility of having an entirely mobile practice that included anesthesia, surgery, mobile x-ray and lab work capabilities. That project ended in September of 2020, and Dr. Murray joined Suveto and Aspen Family Veterinary Hospital in October of 2020.
Dr. Murray’s broad medical interests include Dentistry, Dermatology, Emergency and Urgent Care Medicine, and Soft Tissue Surgery just to name a few. Dr. Murray has received advanced training in Dental Procedures, Abdominal Ultrasound, Pet Nutrition Coach Certification, Stem Cell Procedures, and over 80 hours additional training in Emergency and Critical Care.
Dr. Murray is also passionate about her fellow practitioners and team member’s well-being, focusing on reducing burn out in the profession and reducing risk factors for suicide.
Outside of work, Dr. Murray enjoys spending time with her close and extended family, including her husband and two daughters, as well as the fur babies. She enjoys snowboarding and has spent time as an instructor in Lake Tahoe. She enjoys horseback riding and weightlifting when time allows.