Your Love, Our Calling

This is our life’s purpose.


Renown. Compassionate. Driven. This is a special team. Filled with board-certified specialists, industry pioneers and innovators, and some of the most caring people you will ever meet… this is exactly the team you want caring for your pet. And we’ll love you like family.


Leslie Dunham

Medical Director

I was born in Seoul, South Korea but was raised in Oregon. I received my undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry from Seattle University and received my doctorate of veterinary medicine from Oregon State University in 2013. I had always dreamed of living in Colorado and finally made the move in 2015. I love the diversity and excitement being a veterinarian brings to each day and have a special interest in soft tissue surgery, feline medicine, pain control, feline behavior, dentistry, and Fear Free practice.

When I’m not working, I enjoy rock climbing, snowboarding, running, baking, traveling, and scrapbooking. I currently share my home with my two rescues: Penny, an adorable tuxedo cat who can sit and shake on command, and Kira, a sweet Boxer mix who loves coming to work with me every day.

Danielle Powers


Born and raised in south Louisiana (aka Cajun country), I grew up surrounded by family who had a huge love and respect for the great outdoors, nature, and all living things. The beauty and mystery of the world around us sparked my passion to help and heal all things great and small—a passion that led me to pursue the best career in the world; becoming a veterinarian!

After graduating from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor’s in Biology, I attended and received my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University. At graduation, I was honored with the top senior student award in both Cardiology and Diagnostic Imaging—which are still my greatest strengths in practice today. After achieving my life-long goal, I decided to make a bold move and start my new dream career in Denver, CO! My goal in practice is to always carry that same bright-eyed, energetic, ever-learning passion that I’ve had since childhood to every single patient and pet parent that I have the privilege to help in practice every day.

I am loving Colorado and (after learning how to drive in the snow), I now enjoy skiing, hiking, camping, art exhibits, music concerts, and painting pet portraits! My partner and I have 4 cats and are hoping to bring a pup into our small family soon (if our cats allow it).

Chad VanKoot


I am originally from Ontario, Canada but lived most of my life in Pennsylvania. I received a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Michigan State University in 2015 and went on to complete my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University in 2020. I’d worked in Ohio for two years following graduation prior to moving to Denver and starting at Gentle Touch Animal Hospital. My veterinary interests include surgery and orthopedics, I also enjoy educating clients on all of the wonderful things that owning pets can offer.

Outside of work, I am often golfing, reading, or watching some kind of Colorado sports (I immediately jumped on the bandwagon of all Denver teams upon relocating to Denver). My fiancée and I share our house with four cats (Micro, Nora, Moody, and Apollo) and one dog (Holly) and enjoy getting up into the mountains to hike during our time off together.

David Jimenez

Board Certified Radiologist

Dr. Jiménez grew up in Miami, Florida. He completed a Bachelor of Science at Florida International University and then traveled to Indiana, to obtain his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After a diagnostic imaging internship in Denver, he worked for two years in small animal primary care. He then returned to Florida to complete an additional diagnostic imaging internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists. The next three years were spent completing a diagnostic imaging residency at Kansas State University and becoming a board certified radiologist. He then entered academia and became a tenured associate professor during his