Your Veterinarians

Dr. Pam Rose

Dr. Rose graduated from the University of Illinois in 1990, moved to Cañon City in 1993, and opened Rose Veterinary Hospital in April, 2009. She enjoys working with both small and large animals and has a personal menagerie consisting of 4 horses, 2 cats, 1 dog, and 3 heifers. 

In her free time (it happens on rare occasions) she loves to go horseback riding, scuba diving, and relaxing with a good book.

Dr. Kara Merritt

Dr. Merritt graduated from Clemson University with a BS, and from the University of Georgia in 1998 with her DVM. She started her own private practice outside of Atlanta, which she sold when she  moved to Colorado. Dr Merritt’s strengths are in canine and feline medicine as well as some experience with pocket pets, avian, reptile and other exotics including wildlife.

She joined Rose Veterinary Hospital in 2012.

Dr Merritt lives in Florissant with her husband, 3 dogs, 3 cats and 5 fish.

In her free time she enjoys just being outside in Colorado. She loves camping, fishing, kayaking, hiking, biking and snowshoeing and in quieter moments, reading books and watching movies. She loves being creative and uses that creativity in her photography, drawing, painting, building and even gardening and cooking.

Dr. Genevieve Grammer

During her undergraduate studies, Dr. Grammer pursued a double major in chemistry and animal science with an equine management emphasis. She also spent a semester in Germany conducting research with the Hannover Veterinary School studying zoonotic diseases. While completing her veterinary education through Ross University and the University of Missouri, she also completed an internship in Costa Rica performing surgery at a spay/neuter humane facility, as well as a month of conservation work in South Africa working with various wildlife. Dr. Grammer also provides small animal clinical services at several locations in Colorado Springs.

In her spare time, Dr. Grammer serves as the secretary of the Colorado Springs Area Veterinary Society and writes a monthly veterinary article in the Western Livestock Journal. She has a faithful hiking buddy, her dog – a Border Collie (Sailor) and a Paint horse (Cheyenne) who she’s training in barrel racing and reining techniques.

Dr. Tracy Keppel-Kolb (Dr. K-K)

Dr. K-K is an Arizona native, born and raised in Tucson AZ, and attended Northern Arizona University where she earned a Bachelors of Science and graduated Cum Laude. She obtained her Business Certificate and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2014. Dr. K-K grew up in a household full of all kinds of animals as her mother was also a veterinarian. After her mother’s passing, all the animals that had only let her mother care for them adopted Dr. K-K as their caretaker.

She has an interest in exotic animal medicine but also has passion for surgery and pain management and is interested in orthopedics and small ruminant medicine. Dr. K-K has a large menagerie of animals ranging from tortoises, and snakes to birds, a pig, and two dogs. In her free time, Dr. K-K enjoys hiking, kayaking, and sewing.

Dr. Rose and her staff were great with helping me care for my Mishka when she broke her leg. Mary and Dr. Rose will always have a special place in my heart for their compassion and empathy when I had to let her cross the rainbow bridge. I’ll never forget it. Thank you for all you do. Paula Mull

Patient Support Staff

3:00 AM We took our Lucky into Rose Veterinary Hospital after being attacked by a bobcat. Things looked pretty bleak, she was badly injured. About three weeks later she is back to her old self again and sporting some pretty fancy scars We cannot begin to tell you how we appreciate the efforts of the Rose staff. The word great does not do them justice. They are truly God’s angels. Rob Kaiser