Dr. Albert Chai and Dr. Jasmine Tom
Dr. Albert Chai and Dr. Jasmine Tom are the founding veterinarians of Blue Spruce Animal Clinic. Both doctors graduated from the prestigious veterinary medicine program at Colorado State University.
Dr. Chai is a native of Austin, Texas and grew up with a passion for all animals. At a young age he knew he wanted to help animals as a veterinarian. Before opening Blue Spruce Animal Clinic, he had the unique opportunity to intern with zoo and exotic animal veterinarians in Tucson, AZ.
Dr. Tom is a native of Honolulu, HI and spent large parts of her youth volunteering at animal shelters and clinics. In addition to general practice, Dr. Tom discovered a passion for emergency medicine years ago as an intern at Animal Hospital Specialty Center in Highlands Ranch.
She met Dr. Chai during their freshman year of college, and found somebody who shared her passion for animals. They both remain ever grateful to Colorado State University and the great state of Colorado for bringing them together.
When not in the clinic, Dr. Chai and Dr. Tom, along with their dog, Tucker, can be found hiking Colorado’s mountain peaks and alpine lakes in the summer, and skiing fresh powder or snowshoeing the backcountry in the winter.
Dr. Serene Onuma
Dr. Onuma earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Colorado State University after receiving a Master’s degree in Neuroanatomy. She earlier earned a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from University of California, Davis. Dr. Onuma’s veterinary interests range from surgery and internal medicine, to dentistry and geriatric care. Her love for animals started at a young age, when her father would bring home stray cats, dogs, and even rabbits from work. She found that animals gave unconditional love and were a support system. This fueled a passion for animals that drives her to this day. A Hawaii native, Dr. Onuma shares her home with a shepherd cross named Juno.
Dr. Nicole Mikoni
Dr. Mikoni is a Colorado native and the newest member of the Blue Spruce Animal Clinic team. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at Colorado State University, studying Biomedical Sciences and minoring in Spanish. After that, Dr. Mikoni received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Hoping to then explore the east side of the country, she undertook a rotating internship in small animal emergency medicine and specialty care at the Coral Springs Animal Hospital in Florida. Dr. Mikoni is primarily interested in exotics animal care and surgery, and is excited to contribute her abilities to helping care for animals back in Colorado. In her spare time, Dr. Mikoni enjoys hiking, horseback riding, reading, playing her trumpet, and photography. Her traveling companions include her Netherland dwarf rabbit, Lyka, and her Calico cat, Calypso.
Dr. W. Preston Stubbs
Dr. W. Preston Stubbs is a native of western New York and grew up in northern Virginia. He is a 1990 graduate of the Virginia- Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and received his internship training at Cornell University. He completed a residency in small animal surgery at the University of Florida in 1994. Dr. Stubbs is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He has held positions in academic and large private referral practice settings. Dr. Stubbs started Mile High Veterinary Surgical Specialists, a mobile surgical service, in late 2012. He has published numerous articles in refereed journals and has authored several book chapters. Dr. Stubbs has presented many scientific lectures and continuing education presentations both nationally and abroad. He was also featured in the Animal Planet network’s Emergency Vets and ER Vets: Interns television programs. An avid musician/luthier, fly fisherman, and wine enthusiast, he and his wife L aura have 5 children and enjoy life in Denver, Colorado.
Dr. Stacy Winkelman
Dr. Winkelman is a Colorado native, but grew up in Northern Virginia outside of Washington, DC. She received a BA in Biology and Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2001 and obtained her DVM degree in 2005 from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Winkelman then completed a one-year rotating small animal internship at Animal Medical Hospital in Charlotte, NC. She then worked as a small animal private practitioner for four years before deciding to pursue a radiology residency. Dr. Winkelman received a MS in Biomedical Sciences and completed her radiology residency in 2013. She then served as an Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University before joining Diagnostic Imaging and returning home to Colorado in 2015. When not working, Dr. Winkelman can be found with her husband, Shane, skiing or hiking, but outdoor activities will likely be taking a backseat as she and Shane are expecting identical twin girls in January 2017. She also enjoy s spending time with family and friends including their two cats, Ace and Aspen, and dog, Cooper.
Dr. Carrie Ginieczki
Dr. Carrie Ginieczki received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University. She then pursued a rotating small animal internship at Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Following her internship, Carrie completed a combined cardiology residency and Masters program at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University. Immediately following her residency, she achieved board certification in the discipline of veterinary cardiology through the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
During her time at Purdue, Dr. Ginieczki was thoroughly trained in echocardiography, the clinical discipline of veterinary cardiology and catheter-based techniques that offer minimally invasive options at correcting congenital heart disease. She also performed research and published articles related to many aspects of veterinary cardiology. Topics she has covered include therapy for Atrial Fibrillation, anticoagulant therapy and pacemaker patients.
Dr. Ginieczki is the founder and sole owner of Colorado Veterinary Cardiology. She has a passion for assisting clients and their family veterinarians in diagnosing and treating dogs and cats with heart disease. She has a particular interest in treating subclinical heart disease (heart disease in patients without clinical signs), congestive heart failure and feline heart disease. Dr. Ginieczki lives in Evergreen, Colorado with her husband, son, cat and the many wild animals that visit their home daily. She is an active mountain biker, rock climber, cross-country skier and yogi.