Amy Casali, DVM
Dr. Amy Casali is originally from Chicago, Illinois. She found her passion for veterinary medicine after volunteering in humane societies and veterinary clinics while completing her undergraduate degree. She graduated from Colorado State University in 2016 and obtained her veterinary acupuncture certification at the same time. Though she loves all aspects of veterinary medicine, her specific interests include acupuncture and alternative medicine, integrative pain management, ophthalmology, oncology, and surgery, as well as client education. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, running, yoga, skiing, and traveling, as well as riding and competing with her two Quarter Horses, Irish and Sierra.
Connie Dorsett, DVM
Dr. Dorsett has become part of the team at Aspenwood Veterinary Hospital After graduation from veterinary school, she completed a yearlong large animal/ambulatory internship at the University of Illinois, and then arrived here with 11 years of experience as a small animal practitioner. She made the move to Colorado with 4 Chihuahuas, a Whippet and a Rottie with a congenital brain issue, as well as 2 elderly horses, 4 geckos, 2 snakes and her partner!
Dr. Dorsett was not permitted to have pets when she was younger, but (with the help of her mom), she found ways to save every animal that crossed her path. Finally, she was granted her first dog, (who came from an abuse situation) – a poodle mix named Scooter and “oh…all the places they would go”! This was when her love of behavior and training began.
She had a slow start with school (especially math), so never really thought she could become a veterinarian. When her mother became ill, she began studying human medicine to help facilitate her mom’s care and realized maybe she could fulfill her dream of becoming a veterinarian after all. Her inquisitive nature, determination and love for animals allowed her to leave her first career and achieve her degree as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
Along the way she discovered a unique talent, natural gift and immense passion for behavior issues and training. She has facilitated her career with shelter work, rescue work, and training and behavioral modification experience. Using her understanding of behavior and training, she works to make your pet’s veterinary experience as positive as possible. Dr. Dorsett incorporates positive reinforcement techniques, non-aggressive handling and, when necessary, medications to make that experience happen. She feels successful when the pets come back for an exam, or approach her in public, and are super happy to see her!