Matthew S. Demey, DVM
Dr. Matthew S. Demey, DVM, joined the team right after graduating from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. In 2004, Dr. Demey joined SHVH as a partner in the business, and as of 2016 became the sole owner as Dr.'s Ley and Mullen retired. Dr. Demey has developed a special interest in surgery over the years, particularly orthopedics and laparoscopy. Dr. Demey and his wife, Jess, have a son, Cole, and three four-legged family members at home, Tigger, Wyatt and Yeti.
Michael E Ley, DVM
Dr. Michael E. Ley, DVM, is one of our founding partners and a 1981 graduate of Colorado State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. His professional passion and area of specialty is veterinary surgery, and he is the proud owner of two mischievous Westies, Shasta and Daisy. Dr. Ley retired from ownership of SHVH as of January 2016. He is now enjoying his semi-retirement as a part-time associate. He and his wife, Kathy now have extra time to spend with their new grand-daughter.
Jeffrey L. Mullen, DVM
Dr. Jeffrey L. Mullen, DVM, is our other founding partner and also a 1981 graduate of the Colorado State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Since age 10, Dr. Mullen has wanted to be a veterinarian, and over the years, his interests have migrated to veterinary gastroenterology, endoscopy, and laparoscopy. Dr. Mullen retired from ownership of SHVH in January 2016. He is enjoying his retirement while traveling with his wife and their dogs and cat. Dr. Mullen will be back in the practice periodically in a limited capacity.
Julie Supon, DVM
Dr. Julie Supon, DVM, graduated from Colorado State University in 2005. She has always known that she wanted to be a veterinarian and deeply enjoy meeting new people and caring for their beloved pets. When she is not treating patients, she love to be outdoors. Her hobbies include hiking, biking, fly-fishing and gardening. She and her husband also love to travel. She enjoy giving back to the community through her church. Her husband and son Liam also share their house with: Penelope, a feisty tortishell cat.
Chandra Francis, DVM
Dr. Chandra Francis, DVM, attended Colorado State University where she received a BS, MS and her DVM in 2002. She is passionate about being an animal welfare advocate and veterinary medicine allows her to combine her love for animals with the challenge of medicine. When she is not working she enjoys camping, hiking, traveling, running and spending time with her husband and their kids Aubrey and Colin. Her family cares for Rigby, a yellow Labrador, and a cat named Bodie.
Rachel Pierce, DVM
Dr. Rachael Pierce, DVM, graduated from St. Michael’s College in Vermont and then moved to Colorado, where she completed her veterinary education at Colorado State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007.
Tressa Magnone, DVM
After completing her dual BS degrees in Biology and Chemistry at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, she ventured forward toward her life goal of practicing veterinary medicine. She received her DVM from Michigan State University in 2012. She remained in Michigan for a year and a half at a small animal private practice offering both general and emergency medicine. With growing ambition and joy for her new career, she ventured to Colorado and became part of the Seven Hills Veterinary family in January, 2014. Her dog, Mirabel, and cat, Desperado, were her ever faithful tag-alongs. Tressa and her small family have come to feel at home in Colorado. She is delighted at the opportunity to provide compassionate care to her patients, as well as the ability to positively affect the lives of their human companions.
Charity Corning, DVM
Dr. Charity A. Corning, DVM attended CSU where she earned her bachelor degrees in biology and equine science and her DVM in 2009. She grew up on a small farm in Southern Colorado where her passion for animals grew and was recognized at a very young age. Her professional interests include Emergency Medicine and surgery. When not at the clinic, she enjoys hiking, fishing, painting and reading. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and kids and creatures. Her furry family consists of a Yorkie named Emma and four cats, Zoran, Orian, Holly and Tiger.
Sylvia Berns, DVM
Dr. Sylvia Berns attended University of Florida graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor in Animal Sciences and a minor in Spanish; then received her DVM and shelter medicine certificate. She chose a career in veterinary medicine for not only for the love of animals, but also from a my passion for helping them. "Veterinary medicine has always been so interesting to me as our patients cannot tell us what is wrong," she says, "so I find the challenge of diagnosing and treating them to be very exciting and rewarding." Dr. Berns' areas of special interest include advanced diagnostic imaging such as ultrasound and endoscopy, as well as shelter medicine. She has a 2 year old collie-retriever mix named Lizzy at home. Dr. Berns enjoys spending time outdoors running, biking, and hiking as well as live music.
Brooks Butler, DVM
Dr. Brooks Butler attended Kansas State University, where he earned a Bachelors degree in Agribusiness in 2009, a Masters in Biomedical Science in 2011, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Upon graduation, Dr. Butler moved to Texas and practiced at a mixed animal veterinary hospital for 3 years. In 2016, he returned to his home state of Colorado to join 7 Hills Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Butler grew up around horses, dogs and cats, and always knew he wanted to pursue a career in which he could work with animals. His specific interests include diagnostic imaging and soft tissue surgery. Hobbies outside of work include hiking, skiing, and playing golf.