Drs. Mimi Elliott and Tory Wunder

104 S Main S
Longmont, CO 80501

(303)651-3039

longmontsmallanimalhospital.com

Our Doctors

 

Dr. Mimi Elliott coming soon to Longmont!

Dr. Mimi Elliott

 

Dr. Mimi Elliott was raised in Orange County, California and could rarely be found on dry land.  She was an avid sailor which eventually led her to Georgetown University in Washington D.C. to be a part of their collegiate sailing program.  She graduated with an English major and did a brief stint working for a non-profit before realizing that she still wanted to be a vet when she grew up and then began working her way towards a degree in veterinary medicine.

Dr. Elliott graduated from Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2011.  After graduation, she did an internship in emergency and critical care before finding her calling in general practice on the Front Range. 

Dr. Elliott is a veterinarian dedicated to providing high-quality medical care for companion animals in and around the Longmont area.  Her particular areas of interest include internal medicine, dentistry, and emergency medicine but she enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially the surprises each day tends to bring.  

At home, Dr. Elliott enjoys the company of a sweet orange tabby named Ernie, a crazy hound puppy named Haya, and strong-willed shepherd mix named Riley (who tends to run the show).  Her favorite creatures are her husband Garrick and her daughters, Soleil and Heloise.

 

Dr. Tory Wunder coming soon to Longmont!

Dr. Tory Wunder

 

Dr. Tory Wunder was raised on a family farm in Iowa.  Tory was one of those kids who always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian.  She chose to pursue her education at Iowa State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine Degrees.  

After graduation from veterinary school in 2000, Dr. Wunder joined a small animal practice in Mankato, MN.  In 2009, she made the move west to Colorado. 

Dr. Wunder enjoys all facets of small animal medicine, though her favorites are internal medicine, dentistry and senior pet care.  She truly enjoys celebrating and maintaining the bond between people and their pets by assisting guardians with their companion animal's health care.   

Dr. Wunder shares her home in Longmont with her partner, Andy, and their canine companions, Mabel and Gigi.  In her spare time, Tory enjoys reading, traveling and assisting Andy with renovations and upkeep on their 1898 farmhouse

 

 

Dr. Cassie Kandyba

Dr. Cassie Kandyba was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. She decided to be a veterinarian when she was five years old and never changed her mind. She attended school at Colorado State University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biological Science and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree.

Dr. Kandyba is certified in veterinary medical acupuncture, and treats most exotic pets (small mammals and reptiles), in addition to dogs and cats. She has been practicing at Longmont Small Animal Hospital since July 2019.

Dr. Kandyba’s particular interests include caring for geriatric pets, exotic animal medicine, surgery and veterinary acupuncture. Although she loves all animals, she does have a soft spot for cats. Her goal for all of her patients is to maintain or improve their quality of life and overall well-being.

Dr. Kandyba shares her home in Arvada with her soon-to-be husband Phil, two cats (Bean and Tuffy) and two rats (Judy and Tina). In her free time, she likes to draw, read, embroider, cook, and spend time with her loved ones.

 

 

Dr. Ellen Macdonald

 

Ellen Macdonald, DVM, DACVIM, grew up in both Boulder and Southern California with all sorts of small furry creatures by her side, including (but not limited to) dogs, cats, rats, guinea pigs and rabbits.  As a child, she saved money and researched dog care for months before bringing home her first puppy.   Anna the Golden Retriever immediately dug up the family rose garden and chewed the wood deck.  The puppy was promptly rehomed by Ellen’s parents at the San Diego Zoo, where she became the lifelong companion of a cheetah named Arusha.  Ellen spent many sunny afternoons romping with them at the zoo.  They all guided her straight into her veterinary career.  

After completing her veterinary degree at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, she went on to complete a small animal internship in NYC and an internal medicine residency at UC Davis.  She earned ACVIM board certification in 2003.  She also spent time at the University of Tennessee veterinary school, where she loved teaching veterinary students.  Dr. Macdonald joined LSAH in 2021 as an associate veterinarian. 

Dr. Macdonald is passionate about all things medicine, especially a good diagnostic challenge and management of chronic diseases like diabetes.  Her ultimate goal is to focus on ways to maximize quality of life for pet family members.  She has always felt the relationship families have with their pets is life altering in all of the best ways.  And her relationship with pet families is the most rewarding aspect of her career. 

She lives with her incredibly supportive husband, a medical device engineer, and her creative, animal loving daughter who has also decided to become a veterinarian.  The loved four legged members of her family include Stash the Boston terrier (Amazing Couch Potato) and Caramel, an actual hairy potato (guinea pig).

 

Dr. Kevin Curran

 

Dr. Kevin Curran was born and raised in Lincoln Nebraska. He grew up loving animals but realized in high school that he wanted to be a veterinarian. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and where he received a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science. He then completed his first two years of veterinary school in Lincoln before completing his last two years and graduating from Iowa State University with Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2020.
Dr. Curran then moved to Montana and joined a small animal practice in Billings. In 2022 Dr. Curran and his family moved to the front range and he joined Longmont Small Animal Hospital.

He enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine but his particular areas of interest include surgery, exotic animal medicine, ophthalmology and large breed dogs. Dr. Curran sees most species including small mammals, reptiles, and birds along with dogs and cats.

When not at the hospital, Dr. Curran has his hands full with his three young children Callum, Sage and Sutton as well as his two Great Danes, Norman and Ruby, and two cats, George and Evie. He attributes all of his accomplishments to his wife and high school sweetheart, Meredith. In his free time, Dr. Curran enjoys reading, watching sports, fishing and hiking with his family.