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Dr. Higgins was born and raised in Aurora, Colorado. She attended Colorado State University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Biologic Sciences in 2000, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2006. After graduation, Dr. Higgins worked for 1 year at a small animal practice in Firestone, CO before moving to Arizona for a broader range of experiences. 5 years in the desert made it difficult to leave a wonderful group of patients and friends, but the pull of the mountains and family brought her back home to Colorado. Heather’s professional interests include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, internal medicine, and ultrasonography. In her free time, Dr. Higgins enjoys running, hiking, cooking, camping, Bronco games, and reading. She lives with 1 spoiled cat, Risotto as well as her hiking partner- a Border Collie mix named Marley.