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Meet the folks who make it all happen. We see big potential in every moment, & care deeply about what we do every day.

Dr. Gabel and her family standing in front of the Front Porch Animal Hospital doors.

Dr. Gabel

Veterinarian and Owner

Dr. Gabel was born and raised on a small ranch in southeastern Colorado where she grew up with livestock and other animals. By middle school, she’d already made up her mind that she would become a veterinarian. After assisting a local vet perform a C-section on her neighbor’s cow, Dr. Gabel knew for a fact she’d made the right choice. Helping animals and their owners is what she was born to do!

Dr. Gabel’s professional journey began while in high school when she volunteered at a local veterinary clinic. She went on to attend Colorado State University and achieve her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science before being accepted into the Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Gabel practiced in Kansas and Missouri before returning to her Colorado roots and opening Front Porch Animal Clinic in 2019. 

Clinically, Dr. Gabel is particularly passionate about preventative medicine, as she really enjoys watching puppies and kittens grow up to become healthy, strong adults, and then working with them well into the senior years. She also has a special interest in dentistry, as it is an important component of keeping a pet healthy.

Dr. Gabel met and married her husband Carl while in college. Together, they have three wonderful children whom they raised on a small farming and cattle operation. Their current animal family consists of two cattle dog mixes named Blue and Sage, a polydactyl barn-cat-turned-house-pet named Felix, two goats, a few horses, some cattle and a handful of chickens.

In what little spare time she has, Dr. Gabel teaches a youth group at her church. She also loves gardening, canning and preserving her harvests, foraging for plants, riding horses, quilting, and basically anything that would fall under the term “homesteading.”