Dr. Tim Rowe ~ Veterinarian/Owner
I am tremendously proud of Timberline Animal Hospital. After providing veterinary care with a local Fort Collins Hospital since 2007, the time came for me to bring my vision of veterinary excellence to life. I opened Timberline Animal Hospital in the Summer of 2013. My professional passions are dentistry, internal medicine, surgery, and developing trusting relationships with pets and their people. My promise to you is to deliver compassionate care with outstanding service to both you and your pet and never lose sight of my core values as a veterinarian.
I earned my Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2005 and was the recipient of The Pfizer Veterinary Specialty Team Award for Excellence and Clinical Proficiency in Internal Medicine. After graduation I moved to Northern California and practiced in a very busy hospital for two years. My family and I missed Fort Collins and we returned in 2007.
I grew up in Albuquerque and many of my family members still call New Mexico home. My wife, Heather, and I are empty nesters and enjoy skiing, camping, hiking, playing games, and watching movies together.. Accumulating pets is an occupational hazard of being a veterinarian and our pet family consists of many dogs and cats (but I won’t say how many because the number can change at anytime).
I look forward to seeing you!
Dr. Dorian Carter ~ Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Carter grew up in a small agricultural town in California and joined the army when he was 22. He was stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs where he fell in love with Colorado and decided to stay. Dr. Carter met his wife Heather at his first veterinary job when they worked as Technicians.
Dr Carter earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University and he has a special interest in cardiology and diagnostic imaging. Outside of work you can typically find him camping, fishing, mountain biking or hiking one of Colorado's beautiful moutains.
He shares his home with his wife Heather, their newborn daughter Emily, his dogs Mocha, Daisy, and Matilda, his cat Fred and some ducks and chickens.
Dr. Kersey Wahlquist ~ Veterinarian
Dr. Kersey Wahlquist grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada and has wanted to be a veterinarian from an early age when she begged her parents for a cat to add to their dogs, hedgehog, fish, and desert tortoise. She attended the University of Nevada, Reno for undergraduate and Colorado State University for her doctorate in veterinary medicine. She graduated in 2017 and moved back home to Las Vegas where she worked in an emergency hospital for a few years. She loved Fort Collins and decided to move back in 2021.
She still has a special interest in emergency and critical care medicine, as well as internal medicine. Dr. Wahlquist has a great love of cats and is AAFP feline-friendly practitioner certified.
Outside of work, she has been weight lifting for almost 20 years with the occasional cardio. She lives with her husband, two orange cats (Tigger and Lio), and golden retriever (Cash). She enjoys being able to grow plants here in Colorado. Her backyard is lovingly called the "fairy garden" with her flowers, herbs and trees!
Amanda ~ Veterinary Nurse
Amanda’s hometown is Beaumont Texas and she moved to Colorado in 2020 for her husband’s work. Amanda has been working in Veterinary medicine for over two decades. She has worked in every area of a veterinary hospital and as a Certified Veterinary Technician in California. Amanda’s passion is performing dentals on patients and focusing on pet diet. She’s our pinch hitter for drawing blood and placing IV catheters! Outside of work Amanda enjoys weekly bowling with her family and driving her jeep. Amanda shares her home with her family and their two dogs Frankie and Foxx and her cat Fiona.
Jesika ~ Veterinary Nurse
Jesika has lived in Colorado for 7 years and moved to Colorado from Bardonia, New York to purse a second degree in Zoology at CSU. Jesika plans to attend graduate school to study disease ecology. Jesika wears many hats at Timberline Animal Hospital and you will find her at the front desk meeting and greeting our clients and patients, in exam rooms assisting with appointments and answering questions, in the lab, and monitoring anesthesia. She is especially interested in surgery and anesthesia. When she’s not at work she enjoys hiking, camping, and wildlife photography. Jesika shares her home with her two cats Marty and Annie.
Emma ~ Exam Room/Dental Technician
Emma is from Golden, CO and has lived in Colorado her entire life. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology and hopes to attend veterinary school in the future. Her future career plans include becoming a veterinarian in shelter medicine and also nutritional medicine. Her professional veterinary interests include low cost spay/neuter/vaccine services. When she is not at work Emma is fostering shelter animals, sewing, and playing the violin. She shares her home with 3 cats and 2 dogs.
Carlie ~ Treatment/Dental Technician
Carlie is originally from Gering, Nebraska and she moved to Colorado 5 years ago for school and work opportunities. She is currently working on a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and hopes to work with wildlife research and rehabilitation after graduation. Carlie is most interested in radiology and ultrasonography in veterinary medicine. Outside of work Carlie enjoys backpacking, cooking, and gardening. She shares her home with her 1 year old rottweiler Kai, her 1 year shepherd/husky Jynx and her orange tabby cat Louis.
Ashley ~ Client Service Representative
Ashley is originally from Agoura Hills, CA and has been in Colorado for the last five years. She moved to Fort Collins to attend CSU and because she loves beautiful Colorado. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from CSU in May 2022. Ashley plans to apply to Veterinary School and become a veterinarian herself one day. Ashley provides our clients with exceptional service and is always warm and welcoming. She also is always eager to learn new things. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, reading, and baking and spending time with her fun-loving dog Max.
Rachel ~ Veterinary Assistant
Rachel is a Colorado Native and has lived in Colorado her entire life. She earned an Associates Degree in Biology from Front Range Community College in May 2022 and transferred to CSU in the Fall 2022 to pursue a Bachelor’s degree. Rachel’s future career goal is to apply to Veterinary School after her Bachelor’s degree or potentially after completing a Master’s degree. Rachel loves working on developing new technical skills, working in the lab, and assisting in surgery. And, of course, she loves playing with the puppies that come in to visit with us. When she isn’t at work she enjoys playing with her 2 dogs Sprocket and Magpie, reading, and playing video games.
Dixie ~ Veterinary Assistant
Dixie’s hometown is Harvey, North Dakota and she moved to Fort Collins in August of 2019 to attend CSU. Dixie is a senior at CSU pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and plans to graduate in May 2023. Dixie’s future includes attending veterinary school to become a large animal veterinarian and she is interested in reproduction, specifically with cattle. In her time away from work and school Dixie enjoys fishing, watching football, trying new things, doing puzzles, and spending time with family and friends. She has 2 cats Kai and Maia and 2 dogs Hank and Maggie. Between classes Dixie works at the front desk welcoming our clients and patients and in exam rooms assisting our Doctors.
Maddie ~ Patient Care Assistant
Maddie is from Colorado Springs and has lived in Colorado her entire life. She moved up the road to Fort Collins to attend CSU and is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science with an emphasis in Anatomy and Physiology. Maddie has her sights set on attending veterinary school and specializing in internal medicine or surgery. She shares her home with her two dachshunds Remi and Ellie and her two cats Benz and Kodak.
Katelyn ~ Patient Care Assistant
Katelyn’s hometown is Schererville, Indiana and she moved to Fort Collins 3 years ago to attend CSU. She is currently working on a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology and plans to continue on to vet school and then hopefully a residency in a zoo. Her professional veterinary interests lie in zoo medicine and emergency medicine. In her free time Katelyn enjoys dancing, hiking and shopping. She shares her home with her 12 year old cat Lola.
Alexa ~ Patient Care Assistant
Alexa is from Boise Idaho and came to Colorado to attend CSU. She is working on her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with a future career goal of working in equine veterinary medicine focusing on reproduction and genetics. She enjoys working with our patients and helping out in the treatment area and gives pets that extra attention and care. When she’s not at school or work Alexa loves being outdoors, working with horses, and reading. She shares her home with two super cute guinea pigs, Fred and George.