Dr. Colleen Mathews grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan in Illinois. After college, she headed west for Colorado and graduated from CSU Veterinary School. In 2004, she became certified in acupuncture and did a brief internship with a holistic veterinarian in Longmont. Dr. Mathews has been working in the Golden, Arvada and Evergreen area since 1997. In her free time, she enjoys wandering the mountains with her dogs, photography, biking, and camping. Her animal family includes Oakley, pictured here, as well as Jordy, a Chihuahua mix, a cat named Cayenne, and 2 goldfish.