Meet Our Team

Dr. Tyler Ratzlaff - Veterinarian / Owner  (Monte Vista)
      Dr. Ratzlaff has lived in Monte Vista most his life.  He is a graduate of Monte Vista High School, Adams State College and received his degree in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1986. After getting his DVM degree he returned to Monte Vista.  In 1989, he and his wife bought Alpine Veterinary Hospital. Over the years he has helped this hospital grow to a 5 vet practice. In 2012, they bought Alamosa Valley Vet from Dr. Steffens and expanded to the Alamosa area.

Bonnie Ratzlaff - Office Manager / Bookkeeper
     Born and raised in Alamosa. Graduated from Alamosa High School.  She been with the hospital since her and Dr. Ratzlaff bought the practice.  She manages the financial part of the business and the day to day paperwork.

     Tyler and Bonnie have two children.  Matthew (Christina), of Monte Vista and Casie (Ben), of Houston, TX and one granddaughter "Courtney"
     The Ratzlaff's also breed, raise and sales registered Tennessee Walking Horses.  They have 2 dogs, 4 cats and 14 horses. 
  Hobbies include horse back riding, cavalry reenactments, traveling, snowmobiling, dirt track racing (watching son and daughter-in-law race), spending time with the granddaughter.

Dr. Curtis Crawford - Veterinarian  (Monte Vista)
     Born and raised in Springer, New Mexico where his family still farms and ranches. 
     Attended undergraduate college at New Mexico State University and graduated from Colorado State University with DVM degree in 1986. Practiced in Las Cruces, NM and Pueblo, Co before joining Alpine Veterinary Hospital in 1997.
     Has been married to his lovely wife Denise (from Albuquerque) since 1981 and they have two children.

Dr. Carla Enderle - Veterinarian (Alamosa)
       Dr. Enderle joined our staff in October of 2012.


Dr. Kayla Henderson - Veterinarian  (Alamosa)
    Dr. Henderson was born and raised in the San Luis Valley.  She joined our staff in November of 2012.


Dr. Kayla Bentley - Veterinarian  (Monte Vista)
    Dr. Bentley joined our staff in June of 2018.


Monte Vista Staff:

Terri Keeling - Receptionist  (Monte Vista)

Kevin Garcia - Receptionist  (Monte Vista)

Michael Pacheco - Vet Technician  (Monte Vista)

Alice Nye  - Vet Technician  (Monte Vista )

Amy Adametz - Vet Technician  (Monte Vista)

Machelle Maes - Animal Care Staff (Monte Vista)


Alamosa Staff:

Eliza Montes- Receptionist (Alamosa)

Madison Howard- Receptionist ( Alamosa)

Brittney Perea - Vet Technician  (Alamosa)

Rachel Valdez - Vet Technician ( Alaosa)

Vernon Maes - Vet Technician( Alamosa)

Katie Lepp - Vet Technician( Alamosa)

Jessica & Heidi - Animal Care Staff (Alamosa)