I have been a client of Canyon View Animal Hospital now for 13 years, and I will never truly be able to thank Dr. Paula enough for all of her kindness and caring for my ferrets over the years. My … Continue reading

- Jamie Husarik, Littleton All Testimonials

About Us



Dr. Paula Bumpers
Dr. Paula Bumpers is from Phoenix, Arizona and graduated with a B.S. in human nutrition. She then obtained her veterinary degree in 1989 from Colorado State University. After graduation, she practiced and traveled in Australia for a year, then took an emergency vet position at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital, now famous for the show “Animal E.R.” She enjoyed emergency and critical care, so she moved to the Washington D.C. area to work for a large 19-veterinarian practice. After working emergency for 7 years, she tired of the city and long work hours, and returned to Colorado. Paula fell in love with the Ken Caryl area, and decided to open Canyon View Animal Hospital here in 1999. She now lives in Willow Springs with her great dane Hudson and 2 cats. During her time off, she enjoys trail running, snowboarding, and working out at the gym. In addition to emergency and critical care, she has a special interest in treating ferrets, rabbits, birds and other exotic pets.
Dr. Jennifer Heim
Dr. Jennifer Heim has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1993. She was born and raised in Enid, Oklahoma, and went to Oklahoma State University for her undergraduate and DVM degree. She then practiced in Buffalo, New York for 10 years, before moving back to Oklahoma to be near family. Having spent many summers in Georgetown, Colorado, as a child, she felt the draw of the Rockies. She decided to move to Denver and has loved every minute of it! Jen’s personal interests are family, enjoying the outdoors, hiking, and vacations that incorporate all three. Jen’s interests in veterinary medicine are dermatology, dentistry, and surgery. Jen loves working at Canyon View Animal Hospital because of the very caring staff and atmosphere where patients and clients come first. At home she has two dogs, three cats, a mouse, a rat, and four fish.
Dr. B pic  Dr. Becky Russell

Dr. Becky Russell grew up in Jefferson County and graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2002. She lives with her husband and their 9 year old daughter and 7 year old son. They have a dog named Diamond and a cat named Jasmine. She gained valuable experience in emergency and critical care medicine working in Arizona at a 24 hour emergency clinic for 10 years. She then moved back to Colorado in 2012 and has been in general practice since then. Her favorite part about being a vet is keeping pets healthy and helping them to live longer. Dentistry and critical care are her major areas of interest. When not working, Dr. Russell enjoys hiking, skiing, playing scrabble, and learning more about sustainable/green housing.

Jessica is from Evergreen and has worked at CVAH since 2000. She is the head veterinary technician and is responsible for overseeing the care of all anesthetized and sick patients. She enjoys assisting the veterinarians with challenging cases. She is studying Business Management at University of Colorado and spends a lot of time with her high-maintenance pets, a cat and a Chihuahua.
Stacey is from Littleton and has worked at CVAH since 2002, currently as the receptionist. She loves the people she works with and has come to know and love many of the animals and their owners. She enjoys travel and outdoor activities such as snowmobiling, biking, camping and water skiing. Stacey had her first child in January of 2013 and currently only works part-time.
Clare was born and raised in Denver and received her undergraduate degree in business marketing from Colorado State University. She has been working at CVAH since 2010, where she’s had various roles, such as kennel tech and office manager. She loves the satisfaction that comes from healing animals and giving pet owners peace of mind! She is currently in her first year of veterinary school at Colorado State University and works at Canyon View on the weekends. Clare has an energetic Australian Shepard and two cats. She enjoys working out, gardening, and bringing her dog on various outdoor adventures in the Rocky Mountains.
Lexie has been our receptionist since April 2013. She was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado, and finds working with animals very rewarding. In her spare time, Lexie loves to spend time with her Doberman puppy. She also is a pit crew member on a racing team, and spends her weekends at the race track.
JJ was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He moved to Oregon in 2007 to attend the University of Oregon, where he received a degree in Biology. After graduation, he began pursuing a career in ecological research. From long days working in the field, he realized his true passion lies in working hands-on with animals. He has recently changed career paths and now plans to apply to veterinary school. In his spare time he enjoys playing soccer, mountain biking, and cheering on the Oregon Ducks.