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Our team of skilled professionals is dedicated to providing you and your pet with exceptional care. 

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Dr. Benjamin Mackin, DVM
Benjamin Mackin, DVM
Owner & Advisor 

Dr. Ben Mackin grew up in a small fishing village just south of Boston, MA.

Dr. Ben Mackin graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2003. After working at various animal hospitals in San Diego, Boulder, and Denver, he moved to the Roaring Fork Valley to be near good friends and enjoy the mountain life in 2004. He was an associate veterinarian at Aspen Animal Hospital, Carbondale Animal Hospital, and Valley Emergency Pet Care for friend and mentor Scott Dolginow until December of 2006. In early 2007, Ben purchased Carbondale Animal Hospital and began living out his dream of building a small, mountain veterinary practice that catered to the vision he faithfully follows: A truly compassionate, caring, and small-town practical vision of animal care that can accomplish all the medical and surgical capabilities necessary in an intimate, welcoming hospital.

In 2022, Ben took on a new role at CAH as owner and advisor while he takes time off to travel and spend time with his family. Dr. Ben is currently not seeing patients and is excited to put his energy and experience into supporting the growth of the practice he worked so hard to create. 

Lindsey Brooks, DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Bonnie Abercrombie, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Bonnie was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. From a very young age, she dreamed of a career spent helping animals.


Dr. Bonnie attended Michigan State University where she received a degree in chemistry. After spending a year traveling in Europe, she attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts.


Dr. Bonnie completed her clinical rotation at Colorado State University where she fell in love with the beauty of Colorado.

After completing a small animal internship at Animal Specialty Group in Los Angeles, Dr. Bonnie returned to Colorado and practiced emergency medicine at Valley Emergency Pet Care. 

Dr. Bonnie joined Carbondale Animal Hospital in 2019 and has truly enjoyed caring for your pets. Her love of emergency medicine allows her to see urgent care cases during daytime hours as well as offering your pets routine wellness care.  


When not working, Bonnie enjoys cooking, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her husband, children, four dogs, and countless chickens.

Oneal Bogan, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Lindsey Brooks is from Colorado Springs and has loved animals since childhood. She completed her BA in exercise science with an emphasis on physical therapy at the University of Kansas and then received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2006.


Dr. Lindsey completed an internship at CSU Veterinary School/Denver Dumb Friends League and then practiced at Mesa Veterinary Hospital in Golden, CO. Dr. Lindsey is a member of the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association. She is also certified in veterinary acupuncture. 

Dr. Lindsey joined our team of veterinarians in 2022. Lindsey enjoys the challenge of a wide variety of cases that present daily to a veterinary practice and particularly enjoys surgery, internal medicine, pain management, acupuncture, and ongoing wellness pet care.


Dr. Lindsey moved to the Roaring Fork Valley with her family in 2012. Lindsey enjoys traveling, biking, hiking, and being outdoors with her dogs, Sugar and Terry.

Dr. Oneal Bogan has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley her entire life, other than when she attended veterinary school at Colorado State University. She graduated in 2013 with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and began practicing in Carbondale. She has worked as a mobile veterinarian on both large and small animals and has worked at small animal clinics as well.  

Dr. Oneal is certified in veterinary acupuncture as well as animal chiropractic care.  She completed her acupuncture training at CSU's One Health SIM course and her chiropractic education at Options for Animals.


Her interests lie in offering her patients an integrative approach to making sure they live their lives to their best ability. She enjoys geriatric care, dentistry, and being part of an animal's life from puppy or kitten hood to their golden years.

If her free time, Dr. Oneal enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and writing. She has an array of furry family members, including horses, dogs, and a naughty cat.

Melanie Arnold
Certified Veterinary Tech
Lead Technician

Melanie has helped on and off at CAH for years, but joined our team on a more "serious" basis in 2022.


Melanie is from Michigan and moved to Colorado to attend vet tech school. Melanie attended school at Colorado Mountain College.

Melanie loves all aspects of patient care, but has a special interest in anesthesia and chemotherapy.

In her free time, Melanie likes to travel and spend time outdoors. 

Erikka Saueressig
Certified Veterinary Technician 

Erikka is from Silt, CO and recently graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Colorado Mountain College in the spring of 2023. 


After moving around the valley and working in the tourist industry for a few years, Erikka joined the CAH team in 2021 after being accepted into the Vet Tech program at CMC. This helped grow her passion for animals and become familiar with clinical work before starting classes. 


When she’s not working or studying, she is usually spending time with her family, spending time outside, or relaxing at home with her cats. 

Macy Plano
Veterinary Assistant

Macy was born and raised in the Roaring Fork valley and knew from a young age that taking care of animals was her calling. She received a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Colorado Mesa University and she is currently a third-year veterinary student at Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, where she plans to graduate with her DVM in the spring of 2025.


Macy enjoys working with all species of animals whether they’re large or small (or scaly or feathery). She is passionate about preventive medicine, rescue and shelter medicine, and dentistry.

Outside of the clinic, Macy likes weightlifting, drawing, riding her horse, Cody, and snuggling with her cat, Molly.

Zoë Schein
Operations Manager

Zoë joined the CAH team in 2022. You'll find her at the front desk or assisting the doctors and techs with anything needed.

Zoë was born in New Mexico where she learned to ski, and at a very young age, started Alpine Ski Racing. Zoë moved to Colorado to pursue her dreams where she attended the Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy. She was there for several years before deciding to finish out her career on the Aspen ski team, which lead her to Carbondale.
After graduating high school and deciding to no longer ski race, she set out to discover what the world had to offer outside of the slopes. She attended Western Washington University for a year, then spent the past few traveling and working before landing back in Carbondale in spring of 2021.

Zoë loves all animals but often takes the office cat, Pretzel, home for extended stays.

In her free time, you can find her making art, tending to her many plants, and spending time outdoors. Zoë is also a self taught Silversmith and loves to make jewelry when she has the time.

Joey Deckler
Veterinary Technician 

Joey is originally from Hayden, Colorado but recently graduated with her Veterinary Technology degree from Colorado Mountain College in 2023. There, she learned she wanted to work with a variety of animals, large and small. She is still continuing her education through CMC to complete her bachelor's  degree in Management.


When she's not taking classes, she enjoys being outdoors regardless of what the activity is. When she's not outside, she enjoys cooking, doing puzzles, and cuddling with her two cats, Sirus and Sampson!

Abigail Dufon
Veterinary Assistant

Abby has lived in the Roaring Fork valley her entire life. She joined the amazing team at CAH in 2021, after a class taught by Dr. Oneal piqued her interest in veterinary medicine.


Abby loves all animals but has a special interest in large breeds. She loves everything involving surgery and anesthesia.


In her free time, Abby is a ski patroller at Sunlight mountain. She also loves spending time with her cat, Merow.

Delaney Roberts
Veterinary Assistant 

Delaney was born in Texas and grew up around many animals including ducks, chickens, rabbits, cats, and dogs. She has been interested in animal care her whole life. Delaney is currently a senior in high school and is attending Colorado State University next fall for zoology. She joined CAH in 2023.


When she’s not at work or school, she likes to spend time with friends and family, ski, play guitar, and go on walks with her two dogs Bentley and Koda.

Hospital Cat

Giovanni and his brother Galileo were adopted by the CAH staff from a local animal shelter in 2023. Gio quickly claimed the hospital as his own, and now you'll often find him racing up and down the halls or hanging out in the lobby, meowing for attention.

Hospital Cat

Galileo and his brother Giovanni were adopted by the CAH staff from a local animal shelter in 2023. Galileo is learning the ways of the world and loves to watch the action from his bed or from the treatment tables in the back of the hospital. 

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