Alpine Animal Hospital

The doctors and staff at Alpine Animal Hospital are committed to bringing you and your animals better health by practicing the science of Veterinary Medicine. Founded in 1965, Alpine Animal Hospital is a leading full-service provider of large and small animal care, owned and operated by veterinarians. Our mission is to provide the highest standard od quality and compassion in veterinary care for our patients and welcoming, informative, and supportive service for our clients, while maintaining a superior working environment for our employees.

Since its inception, Alpine Animal Hospital's goal has been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. The Alpine Animal Hospital team displays an unrivaled commitment to our clients through continuing education, technological advances in veterinary medicine and surgery, and most importantly, administering compassionate care to all pets entrusted to us.

Alpine Animal Hospital would like to take this opportunity to welcome you, your family, and your special family member to our website.  As you continue to browse and explore our website, it is our hope that you will learn more about our dedication to your family and the quality veterinary medicine and service we provide.

  • Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sun: 5:00pm - 5:30pm **SUNDAY IS BOARDING PICK-UP ONLY**
  • David Evertson, DVM


    Dr. Evertson received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 1994. Dr. Evertson also recieved a bachelors degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Wyoming in 1990.  Dr. Evertson enjoys large animal practice and particularly has an interest in equine reproduction and dentistry.

  • Dana Petersen, DVM


    Dr. Petersen received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 1997.  She also has a bachelors degree in Animal Science from KSU in 1995.  She is originally from Dannebrog, Neb., a small town of 325 people in central Nebraska. Her and her husband, Dr. David Evertson, found and later bought Alpine Animal Hospital just 12 days after her graduating vet school. Dr. Petersen has wanted to be a vet ever since she could remember. Her most vivid memory of that goal was when her fathers' black lab had a lump on his neck that was further diagnosed to be an absess.  Dr. Peterson and Dr. Evertson have three sons: Dawson, Devon, and Dax. They also have a border collie, Rigby. In her free time Dr. Petersen enjoys quilting, scrapbooking, and reading.  Her professional interests are small animal soft tissue surgery, puppy training, and rehabilitation/physical therapy.

  • Carey Beacom, DVM

    Associate Veterinarian               

    Dr. Carey Beacom received her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University.  Carey grew up in Pine, Colorado and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Technology from the University of Denver before going to veterinary school. After veterinary school, she completed a one year internship at a busy mixed animal clinic in Montrose, Colorado.  Her special interests in practice include herd health, equine medicine and reproduction but she enjoys all the variety that mixed animal practice offers.  She also serves in the US Army Reserve as a veterinary corps officer and as a board member for the Albany County Stockgrowers.  Carey enjoys spending free time with her dogs and horses on the ranch.

  • Kalene Johnson, DVM

    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Kalene Johnson received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University. She grew up in a small farming town in Northwest Ohio and went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Findlay. In Findlay,  she spent much of her time lambing and calving out the university’s sheep and cattle herds in addition student teaching younger animal science students about basic veterinary and animal handling skills. During veterinary school, Dr. Kalene managed a small equine breeding operation where she was able to grow her passion for the equine industry. Dr. Kalene enjoys the diversity that mixed animal practice has to offer, but is most excited about providing care for the equine athletes and companions of the community! During her free time, Dr. Kalene enjoys spending time outdoors with her better half, Sam, and their dogs (Goose, Hailey, Patsy and Franny). She spends any time she can on her and Sam’s horses and exploring the beautiful country Wyoming has to offer. Dr. Kalene looks forward to meeting you when you stop in at Alpine.
  • Kailey Kaeding

    Practice Manager

    Kailey was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She moved out west to attend the University of Wyoming and graduated with a B.S. in Animal and Veterinary Sciences. She has two fur babies at home named Kaiser and Muskie whom she loves to spoil rotten. She is an avid reader in her free time and a habitual re-watcher of Harry Potter. She can’t wait to meet you and your furry loved ones when you stop in to see us at Alpine!

  • Lizzy Giese

    Lead Technician

    Lizzy Giese has been a veterinary technician with AAH since December 2008. She has an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Eastern Wyoming College. She grew up in Laramie and between her parents and her sister, they have 9 dogs, 3 cats and 2 fish. Lizzy enjoys sled dog racing, reading, 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, camping, hiking, and being with her friends and family.

  • Yves-Marie Hess

    Large Animal Technician, Equine Center Manager

    Yvie is originally from Cheyenne, WY and grew up on a small equine breeding operation. Yvie graduated from Eastern Wyoming College in 2021 with an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She has worked as a technician for the last several years across southern Wyoming. She has had the pleasure of working with all kinds of creatures from bucking stock to performance horses.  Recently, in Spring 2024, she earned her Bachelor's of Animal Science with a concentration in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. Yvie is now in the process of applying to vet school. 

  • Brittany Robinson


    Brittany grew up in Colorado and moved to Laramie around 2016 where she joined our team here at Alpine. While she has experience working as a client service representative, she wanted to be more hands-on with the animals. She graduated from the Bel-Rea Institute with her Associate's degree as a Veterinary Technician, and has since worked in emergency clinics, shelters, mixed animal practices, and wildlife practices. In her free time Brittany enjoys being in the mountains, hiking, and fishing. She has many creatures to look after while at home, including her son Deven, daughter Zoey, twin girls Roxie and Charlie, llamas, ducks, chickens, dogs, goats, and abundance of barn cats. She is excited to get to work with your furry friends!
  • Libby Mitros


    Libby was born and raised just outside of Laramie, near Vedauwoo. Growing up Libby was constantly around animals as she and her father would rescue any abandoned or unwanted animals such as chickens, rabbits, turkeys and horses. Even at a young age she knew that animals would always be her passion. Libby will be furthering her education by pursuing a degree at the University of Wyoming, followed by veterinary programs at Colorado State University.

  • Breanna Cladwell


    Originally from Colorado, Breanna comes to us most recently from Helena, Montana where she received a BA in Anthrozoology from Carroll College in 2018 before pursing her AAS in Veterinary Technology from San Juan College in 2021. Breanna is a certified veterinary technician, passing the VTNE in April 2022. She has been in the veterinary field since 2017 where she worked as a technician at a small animal hospital in Montana. She has an interest in internal medicine, ophthalmology, and wound care. Breanna’s love for animals started at a young age when she helped her grandpa pull a calf at 4 years old. She grew up around cats, dogs, horses, and cows. She currently has 2 cats, Maeve and Ethel, and a turtle, Clyde, with her boyfriend James. Outside of working with animals, Breanna enjoys attending University of Wyoming football and basketball games, Irish dancing, and spending time with friends and family. 

  • Sara Boryla

    Customer Service Representative

    Sara was born and raised in southern Indiana, she moved to Wyoming in 2007 to pursue a degree in Equine Business Management, then eventually moved to Oklahoma where she achieved her A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology from Murray State College. She moved back up to Wyoming in 2014 and hasn’t looked back since. Sara currently lives up by Vedawoo with her husband, their cat Loki, their Corgi Sadie, their Sarplaniac Chloe, and a variety of horses, chickens, and goats.