The Ahlstrom Family has been taking our four-legged family members to Canyon View Animal Hospital for years. Dr. Paula and Dr. Jen are very caring, knowledgeable, compassionate and loving pet care providers. Continue reading

- The Ahlstrom Family, 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.
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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. 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 has two little girls so is with us part-time.
IMG_4542 2 JoshJosh is an Evergreen native and has been with us since 2009. When he’s not hard at work petting kittens, he can be found hiding in the woods fishing and camping with his two dogs, Parker and Jasper.
Picture coming soon Jill- Jill is our veterinary assistant and has been with CVAH since 2014. She enjoys graphic design and snowboarding. She has two cats, a dog, and a bearded dragon.
IMG_4918 Shelby- Shelby is our receptionist. She has been with us since the beginning of 2017 and is originally from Idaho. In her spare time she enjoys fishing and hiking with her dogs.
Picture coming soon Christyne- Christyne is our newest addition and is our office manager. She spent many years working as a carnivore zookeeper and manager prior to joining us. She is looking forward to working with animals that she can actually touch! In her spare time she likes seeing live music, hiking, and snowboarding.
 IMG_4916 Matt- Matt is our kennel technician. He grew up on a farm in Kentucky. When he’s not working he enjoys taking photographs and is hoping to become a professional photographer someday.