Dr. Cathy Eppinger, DVM, CMA

Dr. Cathy Eppinger is a Colorado native who graduated from Colorado State University in 1983. She completed her Certification in Medical Acupuncture (CMA) at CSU in 1998 and has been a clinical preceptor for the ongoing course as it has developed. Her chiropractic certification was completed in 2000 and her massage therapy certification in 2012. Her current manual therapy techniques combine techniques from chiropractic, massage, myofascial, trigger point and physical therapy.

When not practicing veterinary medicine, Cathy loves yoga, hiking, skiing, recreational agility with Mafic, sewing, high altitude gardening and playing her flute. She has graduated her two amazing children. She shares her life with her husband, Bob, two dogs, and three cats.

Baby Kitty

Her real name is Cleopatra, but we’ve never used that name. The only problem is that there are now two younger kitties in the household- but she doesn’t need to know that. She sleeps on Cathy’s hip.


Mafic is our ½ lab, ¼ border collie, ¼ shepherd wonder dog. He loves his humans- and especially hiking and doing agility work with them. He keeps our feet warm at night (yes- he does sleep at the base of the bed)

Mia & Mini Mia

Mia is our newest canine adoption- a beautiful, loving, klutzy Great Dane. At 120 pounds, she has not grown into her feet. She does not sleep on the bed- there would be no room for us.

Mini Mia is our newest kitty- she came a week after Mia, has matching black and white markings and, at 5 weeks of age, was ¼ the size of Mia’s head. They loved each other right away. They still sleep together. Her nickname is Mischievous Kitty.


Prana is a rescue feral kitten. She is very beautiful, and she knows it. She is extremely soft. She is much too feisty and much too good a hunter to be named Prana. Her nickname is Fluffy Kitty.