Dr. Jessie Gaik comes to Carbondale from the suburbs of Chicago, where she grew up riding hunter/jumpers and competing at horse shows throughout the country at a national level. Following obtaining her undergraduate degree from the University of Loyola in Chicago, she returned to the show jumping world and opened a hunter/jumper barn outside of Chicago.
Dr.Jen Kelley DVMIntern 2019-2020
Dr. Jen Kelley grew up in Littleton, CO and graduated from Colorado State University's DVM program this past May. She has always had a passion for working with animals from showing hunter jumper horses to competing in dog shows and wanted to become a veterinarian from an early age. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Colorado College, and went on to pursue her veterinary school pre-requisites at the University of Colorado Denver while working as an equine veterinary assistant. Dr. Kelley discovered her love for small animal and equine dentistry while in veterinary school and intends to pursue a dentistry and oral surgery residency after completing her internship. Her professional interests also include contributing to the health and wellness of all creatures great and small, and she greatly looks forward to being a part of the Roaring Fork Valley community.Dr. Kelley is joined in Carbondale by her cat Pantouf, and Gypsy Cob gelding Sundance, aka Tubb Tubb. She enjoys carriage driving, trail riding, hiking, and biking in such a gorgeous setting as the Roaring Fork Valley.