Dr. Anita Knudson
Dr. Knudson completed her undergraduate work at SUNY at Stonybrook in New York. She received her veterinary degree from Colorado State University Veterinary School in 1993. She has worked in the Boulder-Longmont area since graduation. Dr Knudson opened Coal Ridge Animal Hospital on October 1, 2001. In addition to practicing small animal medicine she enjoys volunteering in the local community. She has set up a program to assist the local municipalities with the feral cat population and provide care for the local police dogs.
Dr. Christy Maddock
Dr. Christy Maddock grew up in the Midwest. She developed a love for all animals at a very young age. Inspired by the works of Dr. James Harriet, she decided to pursue a career in veterinarian medicine. She received her BS in Biology and Chemistry from Northern Illinois University in 2009 and then received her DVM from Iowa State in 2013. She has spent the past seven years serving as a mixed animal veterinarian in Southeastern Idaho, treating all animals from beloved family pets to prize-winning show animals and livestock. Regardless of the size, or breed, Dr. Maddock provides compassionate care to all her patients by focusing on their comfort, overall wellness, and quality of life. She especially enjoys helping build strong bonds between her patients and their owners. In addition to general practice, Dr. Maddock has special interests in surgery, ultrasonography, ophthalmology, and neurology. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her 6-year-old son, her two rescue Pitbulls (Betsy and Chance), three cats, and two horses (Elsie and Grace). She looks forward to riding, hiking, biking, mountain climbing, fishing, and camping in the mountains of Colorado.
Dr. Alex Reading
Dr. Reading grew up in New England. She received her BA in Mathematics from Hamilton College in upstate NY in 2016. She then went to earn her degree in veterinary medicine from Tufts University. She moved to Colorado in 2020 and started working at Coal Ridge! In addition to practicing small animal medicine, Dr. Reading enjoys hiking, running, and cooking with her husband and their Golden Retriever, Maple.
Dr. Kiersten Brown
Dr. Kiersten Brown is originally from Wisconsin, and has an inherent love of cheese. She received her BS in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse in 2015 and then received her DVM from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2021. She studied in La Crosse to attend dentistry school, but realized veterinary dentistry was much more exciting so it’s been one of her favorite elements of veterinary medicine ever since. During her veterinary schooling she took special interest in integrative medicine to use a multimodal approach to address painful conditions. She earned a certificate in small animal acupuncture from Curacore Academy. She is also passionate about honey bees, and plans to offer hive inspections as part of her veterinary services. When she is not working, Dr. Brown enjoys spending time with her tortoiseshell cat (Gorgonzola), and she intends to adopt a dog this summer (cheese name pending). Her hobbies include hiking, biking, cooking, baking, and exploring Colorado with her significant other.
AAHA American Animal Hospital Association
ABKA American Boarding Kennels Association
ARAV Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians
AVMA American Veterinary Medical Association
CVMA Colorado Veterinary Medical Association
LPVMA Longs Peak Veterinary Medical Association
Our Values Statements
- Quality Pet Care
- Community-Friendly Hospital
- Friendly & Informative Staff
- We Treat All Animals Like Our Own
- Comfortable and Spacious Boarding Facilities