Dr. Randy Willer DVM, MS, MBA

Dr. Randy WillerDiplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Randy Willer received his DVM degree from Iowa State University in 1985. In 1991, he completed a one-year internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, MA, followed by a three-year small animal surgical residency at Colorado State University. Shortly after, he became a board-certified surgeon and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS).  In addition to his vast hands-on surgical experience, Dr. Willer has earned an MBA and has founded or co-founded multiple successful veterinary specialty hospitals along the Front Range. In 2010, Dr. Willer started a mobile surgical practice in the Denver metro area and Northern Colorado (Front Range Mobile Surgical Specialists).

Dr. Willer is proud to be a co-founder of Royal Vista Veterinary Specialists and is excited to offer surgical consultations and services as part of the team at RVVS. Through his many endeavors in veterinary medicine, he has gained a firsthand appreciation of the importance of the roles and relationships between clients, their pets, referring veterinarians, and veterinary specialists. His goal is to deliver the smoothest, most comprehensive experience for everyone.

When not dedicating himself to the care of animals, Dr. Willer enjoys spending time outdoors and travelling with his family.  He is very proud of his amazingly athletic and highly academic daughters.  Dr. Willer has two cats, Massio and Milky and hopes to add a new puppy to the family sometime soon to grow up with his new baby daughter.

 

Dr. Kara Keesling DVM, CCRP, CVA

Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner

Certified Veterinary Acupunturist

Dr. Kara Keesling graduated from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. During her twenty-two year tenure as a veterinarian, Dr. Keesling can confidently say that she continues to be stimulated by veterinary medicine and has never been bored! Her professional experience includes small animal and equine medicine and surgery, acupuncture, canine rehabilitation, advanced diagnostic imaging, regenerative medicine, practice ownership and business administration. At Royal Vista Veterinary Specialists, Dr. Keesling is excited to fuel her passion for canine neurological and orthopedic problems by offering one of the most promising, revolutionary medical treatments available for pets today – stem cell therapy.

Dr. Keesling describes her clinical philosophy as integrative and interactive. She prefers to synergistically utilize progressive conventional and complimentary medical services to facilitate healing. Dr. Keesling feels privileged to support the strong bond between her animal patients and their human companions through advanced veterinary healthcare. Dr. Keesling’s commitment to animals as an advocate, veterinarian, and facilitator of well-rounded service provision, can be summed up in her stated goal to simply “do what is right” for her patients in all stages of their health care.

Dr. Keesling’s personal interests include service work in developing countries, traveling, cycling, fly-fishing, backpacking, yoga, and anything outdoors! Above all, she enjoys spending time with her three children, who amaze her on a daily basis! Dr. Keesling’s family members also include Beast, a crazed Terrier that many agree is about as intelligent as most members of the US Congress, Thor, a mighty Chinchilla, Duck Limit the Quarter Horse that is a great listener and holds the family secrets, Frank, an awesome feline that received his name in memory of the kindest man Dr. Keesling has ever encountered and a new, feline addition, Notorious “G”, that is just finding where he fits in the animal menagerie.

 

Dr. Sandy Van Camp DVM, DACVR

Board Certified Radiologist 

Dr. Sandy Van Camp completed her DVM at the University of Missouri in 1995.  She then went to practice at a small animal hospital in New Jersey for a year before starting a Radiology Residency at North Carolina State University in 1996.  After completing her residency she moved to Colorado in 1999 and began working at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital part time. The rest of her time was spent building a mobile ultrasound practice in Northern Colorado.

In 2008 she left CSU to dedicate all her time to the mobile ultrasound practice. Dr. Van Camp loves all aspects of imaging but her favorite modalities are ultrasound and radiology.  She has been a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology since 2001.

 Dr. Yvette Berndt MS, DVM

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Director of Emergency Services

Dr. Morissette went through his childhood wanting to be a scientist of many kinds, so becoming a veterinarian combined his scientific curiosity and his love for animals. As a 1998 graduate of the University of Montreal School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Morissette has enjoyed working with all animals, great and small.

Following graduation, he left Montreal for the beaches and the sun, spending eight years in the Virginia Beach / Norfolk / Chesapeake area practicing small animal general medicine and providing emergency services. During that time, he discovered how further study in pathology improved his clinical skills and understanding of disease processes. He was then inspired to pursue a residency in clinical pathology at the University of Florida, He completed his residency and the pathology board exam in 2009.

Dr. Morissette is now happy to call Colorado home, and takes advantage of the numerous outdoor activities the state of Colorado has to offer. He has found the perfect balance between providing Veterinary Emergency Services at RVVS and offering Veterinary Clinical Pathology services and consultations to the specialists at RVVS. Through numerous continuing education events and case consultations, he truly hopes to share his passion for veterinary clinical pathology and medical insight with owners and the veterinary community.

Dr. Berndt is a native Texan, born and raised in El Paso. Shestarted her veterinary career by attending New Mexico State University to obtain both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Animal Science.

Dr. Berndt was accepted into the Professional Veterinary Medical Program at Colorado State University and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. She unnamed (1)began practicing emergency and critical care medicine in Alexandria, VA and for the past 18 years has worked in a veterinary emergency setting. Her professional interests include surgical emergencies, and toxicologic emergencies, as well as hospice care. Emergency medicine has always been her career

passion.

Dr. Berndt’s goal at RVVS is to diagnose and treat medical pet emergencies and coordinate those emergencies with the loving and caring staff of internal

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medicine doctors, radiologist, and surgical specialists. This way RVVS has a well rounded medical treatment plan for your beloved pet.

Dr. Berndt enjoys a home in the Loveland community with her family. She loves the Colorado outdoors, including riding her motorcycle, hiking, traveling, and peace and tranquility that nature has to offer.

 

Dr. Miriam Talaat DVM, DACVS

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Talaat graduated from North Carolia State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. She when on to complete a small animal internship at Purdue University followed by a small animal surgical residency at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, MA. Following residency she founded the surgery department at Tufts University’s satellite veterinary specialty hospital, Tufts VETS. She worked in the Washington DC area, Dever, and Toronto prior to joining Royal Vista. As a board certified small animal veterinary surgeon, she enjoys all aspects of small animal surgery, both soft tissue and orthopedic, but has a special interest in oncologist surgery. Excited to be back in Colorado, Dr. Talaat enjoys hiking with her goofy Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, baking, and traveling.

Dr. Stacey Hoffman DVM, MS, DACVIM

Diplomate ACVIM, Internal Medicine

Although she’s a native of Maryland, Dr. Hoffman’s veterinary training took her from the East Coast (M.I.T., Harvard) to the West Coast (VCA West LA).  She also spent many years in the Midwest at The Ohio State University (vet school) and University of Wisconsin (internal medicine residency).  She spent a few years in private practices in Florida and Arizona before starting her own internal medicine specialty practice in Scottsdale, AZ.  Dr. Hoffman shares her home with four tiny dogs, two large cats, and one very patient boyfriend.

Dr. Lisa Brownlee DVM, MS

Diplomate ACVIM, Internal Medicine

Dr. Brownlee grew up in Victoria, British Columbia, and has always loved every kind of animal.

Medicine has always been of interest, and the veterinary clinic is the perfect combination of what she has found most appealing: biology, medicine, and hands-on work with animals.  At the University of Saskatchewan she decided to pursue a DVM at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.  She then went on to complete an internship and residency in small animal internal medicine at Washington State University. Since that time Dr. Brownlee has worked both in private specialty practice and in academia at several universities.  She loves all aspects of small animal internal medicine, but especially endocrinology.

Away from the hospital, Dr. Brownlee enjoys outdoor family time, whether it means exploring interesting places in Colorado or returning to the West Coast to enjoy friends, family and the beautiful Pacific Ocean.  Her family includes her husband and two children, as well as two dogs, a Bullmastiff named Lola and a little Chihuahua-Dachshund cross named Linus.

Dr. Eric Morissette DVM, DACVP

Veterinary Clinical Pathologist

Dr. Morissette went through his childhood wanting to be a scientist of many kinds, so becoming a veterinari

an combined his scientific curiosity and his love for animals. As a 1998 graduate of the University of Montreal School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Morissette has enjoyed working with all animals, great and small.

Following graduation, he left Montreal for the beaches and the sun, spending eight years in the Virginia Beach / Norfolk / Chesapeake area practicing small animal general medicine and providing emergency services. During that time, he discovered how further study in pathology improved his clinical skills and understanding of disease processes. He was then inspired to pursue a residency in clinical pathology at the University of Florida, He completed his residency and the pathology board exam in 2009.

Dr. Morissette is now happy to call Colorado home, and takes advantage of the numerous outdoor activities the state of Colorado has to offer. He has found the perfect balance between providing Veterinary Emergency Services at RVVS and offering Veterinary Clinical Pathology services and consultations to the specialists at RVVS. Through numerous continuing education events and case consultations, he truly hopes to share his passion for veterinary clinical pathology and medical insight with owners and the veterinary community.