Erie Animal Hospital

720 Austin Avenue, Suite 107
Erie, CO 80516


Erie Animal Hospital Veterinarians
Dr. Towner and her team of doctors have over 35 years of experience providing compassionate and comprehensive care for your family pets. 


Dr. Sally Towner (Hospital Owner)

Dr. Towner is a Colorado native who received her Bachelor's of Science from Colorado State University and graduated from the University of California - Davis with her DVM in 1991. She opened Erie Animal Hospital in a small farmhouse in 2001. She expanded Erie Animal Hospital to our current state-of-the-art facility in 2004. Her interests in veterinary medicine include: internal medicine, surgery, pain management, nutrition, acupuncture, and physical rehabilitation. 

Dr. Towner is Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and Canine Medical Massage Therapy. She is currently completing her certificate in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Dr. Towner lives with her family, three cats, dog and two rabbits. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, gardening and stained glass. 



Dr. Tyler Hunt

Dr. Tyler Hunt is a Colorado native, born and raised in Boulder, CO. He attended Fairview High School and studied pre-med at University of Colorado. After moving to Asheville, NC and adopting his first dog, Dr. Hunt shifted his focus from human medicine to veterinary medicine.  Dr. Hunt returned to school to earn his degree in cellular and molecular biology at UNC Ashville in 2005 and his DVM from the University of Tennessee School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Shortly after completing his DVM, Dr. Hunt returned to Colorado and began practicing small animal medicine in the Denver metro area. Dr. Hunt enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine with special interest in surgery, dentistry, dermatology, ultrasonography and supporting the human-animal bond.

Dr. Hunt lives with his dog. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, snowboarding, dancing and grilling.



Dr. Julie Dobbs

Dr. Julie Dobbs comes to Erie Animal Hospital from California. She was born and raised just north of San Francisco. She completed both her undergraduate studies in Animal Science and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at University of California - Davis. After graduating from veterinary school in 2018, Dr. Dobbs relocated to Boulder with her two cats to enjoy the opportunities that Colorado has to offer. Her special interest within the field of veterinary medicine include: behavior medicine, surgery, dentistry, integrative medicine and exotic medicine. She is certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture for both small and large animals. Dr. Dobbs also has an interest in backyard chicken medicine and husbandry.

In her free time, Dr. Dobbs stays active in her new home by riding horses, running, hiking, biking, yoga, and rock climbing. She also enjoys spending time cooking, gardening, macramé, and craft beers.