Dr Watterud received her doctorate from Colorado State University in 1989. After graduation, she spent 3 years in a small animal practice in Southern California. She returned to Denver to practice in 1992. She has been with Hampden Family Pet Hospital since 1999. Currently she has 3 cats, Lynyrd, Seger and Zevon, and a god-daughter dog, Sadie. Her focus at the hospital is general practice.
Her outside interests include baking, eating(not necessarily what she bakes), wine tasting and a budding interest in outdoor activities such as rafting , snowshoeing and sight-seeing.