1015 Cheyenne Meadows Road
Colorado Springs, CO
John Boley, DVM graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. After graduation, Dr. Boley practiced in a nine doctor hospital in the Chicago area for two years and in the Kansas City area for five years. In 2002, he moved to Colorado Springs and purchased Columbine Animal Clinic. In October 2007, Dr. Boley changed the name of Columbine Animal Clinic to Animal Hospital of Colorado Springs. This name change coincided with the move in to the newly remodeled, state of the art veterinary hospital that is now our permanent home.
In 2011, after three years of additional studies and examinations, Dr. Boley became board certified in Canine and Feline Practice through the American Board of Veterinary Practitoners (ABVP). Dr. Boley is one of only about 400 ABVP Diplomates certified in Canine and Feline Practice worldwide.
Dr. Boley is a Diplomate of the ABVP, a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners, American Animal Hospital Association and the Colorado Springs Area Veterinary Society. Dr. Boley served as a board member with the Colorado Springs Area Veterinary Society for three years, one year as vice president, and two years as president. He has attended a wide variety of continuing education courses and seminars that have helped advance his expertise and knowledge base in a multitude of areas. Dr. Boley has a special interest in orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and preventative medicine. He has also received his credentials to use VetStem cells to treat certain medical conditions. He is also a strong advocate of the importance of preventative health care and annual professional dental cleanings. Dr. Boley's focus is on the human-animal bond and on "doing the common things uncommonly well."
Dr. Boley was born and raised in Kansas. He credits his strong work ethic, his honesty and perseverance to the two men that influenced him the most: his father and his grandfather. His love of animals and a conversation with his grandfather inspired him to choose a career in veterinary medicine.
Dr. Boley and his wife Karen are the proud parents of three sons: Jake, Jesse, and Wyatt. They have four pets: Sydney, and Australian Grassland Parakeet; Daisy, a German Shorthair Pointer; and two cats, Guinness and Leo. In Dr. Boley's free time, he enjoys fly-fishing, golfing, hiking, telling a good story and watching classic westerns and John Wayne movies with his sons.
Noelle Rathmell, DVM graduated from Colorado State University with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 and practiced at a small animal hospital in Denver for two years. She then moved to Seoul, Korea for two years and practiced at a veterinary clinic there. She also practiced at a couple veterinary clinics in Colorado Springs before joining our team in 2003.
Dr. Rathmell is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Colorado Veterinary Medical Association and the Colorado Springs Area Veterinary Society. She was a board member of the Colorado Springs Area Veterinary for three years. Dr. Rathmell keeps her skills and knowledge on the leading edge by attending multiple continuing education seminars every year. She has also received extensive training in abdominal ultrasound, echocardiography, and advanced veterinary dentistry. She has special training in soft tissue laser surgery, with a particular interest in breed specific problems such as stenotic nares and elongated soft palates. She is also trained and credentialed to use VetStem cells to treat certain medical conditions.
Dr. Rathmell’s family includes her husband, Lon; and their five children Weston, Hayden, Cameron, Nicholas and Madeline; one cat, Mallory; a Bichon Frise, Rose, and a boxer, Zeke. She is an avid runner and ran the San Francisco Marathon in 2008, the Denver Rock 'n' Roll half marathon in 2010 and the Colorado Marathon in 2013. She also enjoys gardening, home renovation, hiking, cooking, and reading in her free time.
Dr. Muelhaupt completed his education at Virgina Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and joined our team in July 2016. In addition to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, Dr. Muelhaupt is also finishing his Masters of Public Health for Infectious Diseases degree and has a special interest in zoonotic infectious diseases and helping to educate and protect the public. In veterinary medicine, he has interests in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery and ultrasound as well as exotics and pocket pets. He plans to pursue certification in these areas. He enjoys his career, particularly the opportunity to help the furry members of people’s families and educate and support them as he works closely with them for their animals’ care. Dr. Muelhaupt and his fiancée Katherine have a number of pets including an Akita named Hashi, a black lab named Rue, 2 cats named Baxter and Tot, and 4 chickens named Margaery, Ygritte, Brienne, and Nymeria. Dr. Muelhaupt is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hiking, backpacking, kayaking, fishing, and more! He also plays guitar and used to be in a few bands.