Our staff holds themselves to the highest standards, keeps up to date in the latest technology and ensures we do what we can to help you and your pet with all your animal healthcare needs.
A 1990 graduate of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Kay received his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts in Zoology at the University of Montana. His interests include small animal medicine, general surgery and dentistry and he is a member of the AVMA, Colorado VMA and the Denver Area Veterinary Medical Association. He is passionate about the care of animals and spent his childhood shadowing his veterinarian father. He volunteers his time with multiple animal shelters and rescue groups, service dogs for children with diabetes, and sponsors a tiger named Sheeba at the Wild Animal Sanctuary. Dr. Kay lives in Boulder with his twin daughters, Freckles his dog, and cats Petra and Parker. He is an avid skier, outdoorsman, world traveler, reader, meditator, and loves all that Boulder and Colorado offer!
“When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I see a soul.” - A.D. Williams
Dr. Fryburg earned her BS degree in Animal Science at the University of Kentucky in 1999 and her degree in Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Her areas of interest include geriatrics, hospice care, nutrition and non-traditional modalities such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, laser therapy, and therapeutic grade essential oils. She is a certified veterinary acupuncturist using a Traditional Chinese (TCVM) approach, has also taken Reiki Levels 1 and 2, and become a certified Bodytalk practitioner. Dr. Fryburg values the importance in educating her clients about what’s best for their companions, and including them in the diagnostic and treatment plan for their animals. She understands and appreciates the human-animal bond. She believes animals have so much to teach us if we are just willing to listen. In her spare time Dr. Fryburg relaxes through meditation, yoga, music, salsa dancing, and outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and photography. She enjoys staying active and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Maike “Micah” Leberl is the newest addition to the SoBo Animal Hospital family. A Boulder, Colorado native, she finished high school abroad and studied veterinary medicine in Vienna, Austria. While pursuing a PhD, Dr. Leberl spent her weekends working as a relief veterinarian in large animal medicine. In 2010, Dr Leberl returned to the U.S. and worked for both NYU and CU, before volunteering on CSU’s Livestock Medicine Service. In the process of getting her veterinary degree accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, she spent 6 months at LSU in Baton Rouge, then attained her North American license in 2014. Dr. Leberl believes in thorough client communication and education, and is interested in both soft tissue surgery and dental care. She believes very strongly in preventative care for our small animal patients and allowing guardians to make informed decisions for their furry family members. Her spare time is spent almost exclusively outdoors, anywhere in the local mountains, no matter the weather. Her home is run by DeeDee, the rescued hound from Mexico; the cats Mietze, Mocca (the most senior and from Austria), Obnixilous (with the stress bladder); the occasional foster dog (currently Lily the red heeler); and, up until recently, Sirius, the majestic Pyrenees mix.
After receiving his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University, he completed an internship in advanced surgery and internal medicine through the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. Dr. Terry Watrous is a Utah native but has called Colorado home for 27 years. Dr. Watrous is a member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management and also does volunteer work with the American Cancer Society. Dr. Watrous shares his Broomfield home with 4 special cats: Mr. Big, One-eyed Jack, Zip, & Kiki, and two Catahoula Leopard dogs, Sadie and Tupelo.
Amber graduated from PIMA Medical Institute, right here in Denver. In her spare time she enjoys fishing, camping, and gardening. She also enjoys walking and swimming with her best dog Maggie. Amber is always looking to expand her knowledge to provide the best medical care. She loves animals and looks forward to helping yours.
Diana graduated from Denver's Pima Medical Institue in 2013. Born in Juarez Mexico, she has lived in Colorado since age six. Diana has a lovely Bishon mix named Lucy and 3 parakeets: Mickey, Birdie, and Tommy, and also still loves a foster kitten named Jack. Jack now has his own loving family, but Diana hopes to help more kitties. She is a die-hard Broncos fan.
Denise is a Chicago native that has been in Colorado for 3 years. A seasoned Vet Tech, she is approaching her 30th year in the field. Denise is the proud owner of two Vizslas named Bauer and Breaker and one English Mastiff named Stu, all of which keep her on her toes. Denise enjoys much of what Colorado has to offer, including craft beers, football and hockey games.
Doreen moved to Colorado from Pennsylvania, where she worked with Veterinarians in the Allentown and Philadelphia areas. Here in Colorado, she worked with Dr. Bock for over 13 years. Her compassion for animals is more than clear! It is a great pleasure to have her as part of the staff here at South Boulder Animal Hospital.
Jen is a Colorado native who loves reading, Doctor Who, orchestral music, and playing her cello. Jen recently graduated from the Animal Behavior College as a Vet Assistant but plans on continuing her education as a Tech. Jen is the proud owner of two pups- a Golden Retriever named Cooper and a Pit Bull named Drogo. Jen loves animals and has been around them her entire life, which makes her perfect for our clinic!
Lynda is a Boulder, Colorado native and has two wonderful daughters with her husband Michael. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her two beautiful grandsons. Lynda is active in her travels, having visited over 15 different countries. She also enjoys hiking, skiing, backpacking, and playing with her two dogs Callie and Mini!
From Utah, Shellee has been in Colorado for 25 years, 14 of those at our clinic. She is a great source of ferret knowledge for our hospital and many ferret rescues. Owner of "Sheer Reflextions," her other passions include landscaping and the Sports Car Club of America. Shellee is devoted to her cats and ferrets, but also finds it very rewarding working with clients!
Shela was rescued from a big game ranch in Minnesota. She was found with large fluid sacs on her elbows as she had been kept in a tiny concrete and steel cage. Shela is now thriving with her tiger friend Jimmy, her injuries are healed, and we are proud to sponsor her at the Wild Animal Sanctuary. If you would like to contribute, please let us know!