Dr. Kristy Kreutzer
Dr. Kreutzer was born and raised in Colorado. As a young girl, she always loved animals and generally had a menagerie of animals at home. She grew up riding horses and was a dedicated member of the Westernaires precision drill horse riding organization throughout her childhood. Kristy was the first member of her extended family to go to college, and she was drawn to the medical field. Early in college, she owned a puppy that ended up having a developmental malformation and unfortunately had to be euthanized. It was this challenging event in her life that caused her to realize her calling was in veterinary medicine.
Kristy received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Colorado at Denver in 2004 and was accepted into the veterinary program at Colorado State University in 2005. She received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from CSU in 2009, graduating with honors. Thereafter, Dr. Kreutzer has spent her entire veterinary career practicing small animal medicine in the front range of Colorado.
Dr. Kreutzer and her husband decided to start a small animal practice due to the fact that a large number of private practices in the industry are being converted to corporate entities. Practice ownership allows her to focus on providing customized care to meet the needs of each and every patient and their family.
Dr. Kreutzer’s professional interests include ophthalmology, internal medicine including ultrasound, and end of life care. Her personal hobbies include reading, and travel. Dr. Kreutzer lives in Arvada with her husband Cory and two children, Mason and Hazel. They have three crazy dogs, an old Boston Terrier named Oliver, a sweet Goldendoodle named Darla and a spunky Boston Terrier puppy named Kermit.
Dr. Cherilyn Sackal
Dr. Cherilyn Sackal was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Inspired by the West, Dr. Sackal transplanted herself to Colorado State University to complete her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Feeling truly at home in Colorado, she remained in Fort Collins working as a veterinary technician at the local animal shelter. Dr. Sackal knew from a very young age she wanted to be a veterinarian and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Colorado State University in 2012. Since graduation she then went on to work as a small animal and exotics veterinarian in the southwest for a few years. Dr. Sackal returned to the Front Range in 2016 to be closer to family and is excited to be working alongside Dr. Kreutzer at Sunshine Animal Hospital since April 2021. Dr. Sackal’s professional interests are small & exotic animal medicine, surgery, dentistry, and preventative medicine. She believes in individualized care and working toward complete health. She lives in Boulder with her husband, French Bulldog, rabbits, two cats, parakeets, and Zebra Finches. In her free time, she enjoys the freedom of the backcountry trails by self-powered locomotion with trail running and backcountry skiing as her primary interests. She also enjoys CrossFit and gardening.
Dr. Marcy Schwartzman
Marcy was born and raised in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. Her father’s love of animals and their family dog, hermit crabs, parakeets, and her first cat, Ziggy, all contributed to her early interest in becoming a veterinarian. For as long as she can remember, this was her goal in life. Marcy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Michigan in 1993. She then attended the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University where she graduated with honors in 1998 with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.
During the summers while in college, she was a leader of outdoor education/travel trips for teenagers. These trips brought her to the western part of the country, where she discovered her love for Colorado and the mountains, in particular. Marcy practiced veterinary medicine for six years in Chicago before relocating to beautiful Colorado 18 years ago to enjoy the mountains and outdoor lifestyle.
For the past several years, Marcy has been practicing in Boulder. She is excited to join Dr. Kreutzer, Dr. Sackal and the rest of the team at Sunshine Animal Hospital. Marcy particularly enjoys getting to know her clients and patients well so that she can provide individualized high quality care throughout their lifetime.
Marcy resides in Lafayette with her cats Simon, Lincoln and Linus. In her free time she enjoys rollerblading, snowboarding, skiing and hiking.