Dr Schwahn joined the practice in 1999, and became an owner in 2001, when Dr Popish retired. In recognition of this new chapter in the life of the clinic, we opened with a new name: Altitude Veterinary Hospital, in the fall of 2012. In January 2013, Dr Tangney Gray become the hospital's newest partner/owner. Dr Schwahn and Dr Gray have been privileged to work with an excellent team of doctors and staff, and look forward to many more years serving Casper, providing excellent pet care and community service. Dr Schwahn's special interests include dentistry, and he pursues continuing education in this area as often as his schedule permits. He is also a member of the Casper Rotary Club. Prior to entering the veterinary field, he served 3 years as a Military Policeman in the United States Army, during which time he was stationed in Germany. Living overseas allowed Richard, and his wife Michelle, opportunities to travel and gather many valuable and exciting memories together. Dr Schwahn and his wife have two children, a son, Taylor and a daughter, Madeline. While their family tends to be spread around the country, their family in Casper includes their friends at First Baptist Church, where they enjoy a variety of activities. Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, Dr Schwahn is a fan of all things Husker, especially football. Other favorite activities include hiking, yoga, home brewing, and spending time with family and friends, including his two furry friends, Rudy and Tino.