Welcome to Grand View Animal Hospital, your local veterinarians in Grand Junction.

We’re proud to provide a wide variety of veterinary medical services for pets in Grand Junction & surrounding areas!

The name Grand View is inspired by the beauty that surrounds us. Grand Junction is located in a valley, surrounded by various geographical landforms. Grand Mesa, the Bookcliffs, and Colorado National Monument grace the horizon in each of 3 directions.
Our dedicated staff comes from all over the valley. We love living and working in this beautiful place, where outdoor adventures can be enjoyed year-round. Come, meet our staff…
Dr. TerLouw


Dr. TerLouw earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University in 2002, following a Masters in Microbiology. He began his veterinary career in Arizona, returning to Colorado in 2006, and has been practicing in the Grand Junction area ever since.  Dr. TerLouw is a Grand Junction native and pleased to provide quality pet healthcare and client education in the community in which he was raised. He and his family enjoy all that western Colorado has to offer.

Dr. Shaffer Sookram


Dr. Shaffer Sookram is a 2013 graduate from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin where she met her husband. Now the proud mother of 2 boys, the family enjoys all the adventure western Colorado has to offer – camping, hiking, boating, and four-wheeling. Dr. Shaffer loves the level of companion animal care offered at Grand View Animal Hospital and would be  happy to help with any medical or dental need experienced by your pet.


Certified Veterinary Technician

Dana, a Certified Veterinary Technician since 2003, has enjoyed working at GVAH from it’s beginning. Prior to working in veterinary medicine, she earned a BS in Animal Science with a minor in Biology from Washington State University and an AS in Applied Veterinary Science from the College of Southern Idaho. She enjoys hiking with her husband and 3 sons. A cat named Jack and dog, Beau, complete her family.


Veterinary Technician

Bonny has been a Veterinary Technician since 1997. Working with Dr. TerLouw since 2007, she has been with GVAH since it opened in 2014. Currently pursuing her nursing degree, and a busy mom of three, she enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her family and two dogs, Leeroy (a Boxer) and Zeke (a Heeler mix).


Veterinary Technician

Heidi is a Nevada Native and moved to Colorado in 1995. Her background is in the care and rehab of wildlife. She is the proud mom of 2 daughters, 2 dogs, and 1 very demanding cat. Her spare time is spent gardening, sewing, camping, and traveling. She and her loving husband, a Grand Junction firefighter/engineer, and Hawaiian citizen, look forward to the future, with plans to eventually return to Hawaii for retirement.


Certified Veterinary Technician

Sheila has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 1998. She lives on her family farm in Collbran, happily surrounded by nature and farm animals. When she is not doing farm chores, she enjoys riding her horse, camping with family, rafting on the river, and reading. She also enjoys spending time with her dog, cats, horse, cows, chickens, and honey bees.


Certified Veterinary Technician

Cheyenne received her Certified Veterinary Technician license in 2019, graduating from Colorado Mountain College. She loves learning new things about the field and enjoys having many other experienced technicians at GVAH to learn from. As well as being a CVT, she likes photography. A Grand Junction native, Cheyenne loves being outdoors, whether camping, fishing, or four-wheeling.


Customer Care Representative

Kendra received her BT specializing in equine rehabilitation in 2019. She lives on her husband’s multi-generational ranch in DeBeque, CO with their horses, cows, dogs, and cat. She is always striving to further her knowledge to best help animals in need. In her free time she enjoys barrel racing and massaging equine athletes.