Dr. Melanie Schlote is originally from Canada but has lived in Colorado most of her life. She completed a Bachelor of Science in biological science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, both from Colorado State University. She also obtained acupuncture certification through CuraCore in 2018. Her professional interests include orthopedics, surgery, physical therapy/rehabilitation and arthritis/pain management. She has a Labrador mix named Boone and a chinchilla named Poluna. In her free time, Dr. Mel likes to enjoy the Colorado outdoors with hiking, rafting, kayaking and snowboarding.