Dr. Melissa McPherron

Your pets are like family. Aspen area veterinary surgeon Melissa McPherron offers the highest level of technical expertise along with a heartfelt love of animals.

Melissa McPherron, DVM, MS

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Melissa McPherron of Mountain Veterinary Surgical Associates brings the expertise of a board certified specialist to western Colorado. Her work in a collaborative capacity with your general veterinarian helps to ensure a comprehensive approach and integrated care for all patients.

Dr. McPherron opened Mountain Veterinary Surgical Associates in Denver in 2000 & relocated to Carbondale, Colorado in 2005.

Dr. McPherron’s diversified skill set, and licensure in other states allows her to continue her interdisciplinary work at specialty hospitals around the country.  In addition, she enjoys consulting and expert witness engagements.

Client Testimonials

I just wanted to thank you for your time and care of Hobbs. He is recovering well and I
know this is a result of all of the expertise and additional care that was provided by you
and Red Hill Animal Hospital. As this is our second knee surgery with you, I feel I cannot
fully articulate how much I appreciate you. Through all of the emails with my questions
and concerns and, your guidance with Hobbs' post-operative care: you were patient,
sincere, and caring. You may not realize how challenging it can be to leave your most
valuable friend/family member, however, I always felt that he was in very capable hands
and this made my experience a little bit easier. The time, the love, and the care you
gave to my best friend carried over to me too and I am truly grateful for you and the
surgical team.

Mindy Smith & Hobbs in Telluride, CO

When we realized our Labrador retriever, Wrenn, needed an ACL surgery, there was
no question who we would ask to do the repair. Dr. McPherron had helped us
previously and we had a great deal of confidence in her work. Wrenn’s recovery
was smooth, and Dr. McPherron went well beyond what would be expected,
including a visit to our home to check Wrenn. The level of professionalism,
knowledge and compassion we experienced has been exceptional. Our trust in
her well exceeds her surgical abilities. When we recently found out that Wrenn had
developed a cancerous growth, our first thought was to consult Dr. McPherron for
advice. She took the time to review his case and make recommendations. From
our perspective this is not just a job to Melissa, it's her passion.

Jeanette & Dana Chiappinelli in Glenwood Springs, CO

Dr McPherron was amazing! We had a tragic experience with our lovable 155#
Newfoundland, ARLO. He tore his ACL the night before we were leaving town. We
dropped him at the hospital in the morning and they told us not to worry, Dr McPherron
would take care of him. We had no idea how lucky we were to have a board certified
specialist available for the surgery Arlo would require. She is experienced and has the
expertise to perform advanced procedures and we are so lucky to have her in the valley.
The procedure went well and Dr McPherron called me immediately afterward to let me
know (in addition to sending photos). She continued to monitor him during his recovery
until we returned home. The follow-up care she provided during Arlo’s rehab was very
professional - she was available and committed to his successful outcome. He is fully
recovered 🙂

Sue Hopkinson in Aspen, CO

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