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Kaylee - Head Certified Veterinary Technician
Kaylee earned her Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Front Range Community College in 2009 and joined our staff shortly after she graduated. Over the years she has developed an interest in surgery and emergency medicine. Kaylee also hopes to begin pursuing her Veterinary Technician Specialty (VTS) in Clinical Practice soon.
Kaylee lives in Milliken with her husband and their dogs Napoleon, a french bulldog, and Toola, a boxer. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, photography, and volunteering for Longmont Humane Society’s spay/neuter clinics.
Samantha - Certified Veterinary Technician
Samantha graduated from the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in September of 2016 and is currently preparing to take the Veterinary Technician National Examination for her certification. She has worked in the veterinary field since 2015 and is very interested in shelter medicine.
Samantha currently has 3 Siberian huskies, a cat named Sketcher and a Chinchilla. She loves to read books and comics, play video games and go on long adventures in the mountains.
Lauren - Certified Veterinary Technician
Lauren has worked in small animal general practice since she graduated from Front Range Community College’s Veterinary Technician program in 2008. She enjoys hiking, running with her dog, reading, and camping.
Kathryn – Assistant
Kathryn earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Colorado State University in May of 2016. She is now working on her Veterinary Assistant Certificate as she explores the possibilities of veterinary or medical school. Kathryn also volunteers at Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic.
Kathryn grew up with cats and dogs and a general love for all animals. She enjoys traveling, drawing, reading, biking, hiking, camping and learning.
McKenna - Assistant
After getting her start in our Boarding & Daycare department, McKenna has transitioned to our hospital staff.
McKenna is also working toward certification in dog training and is interested in behavioral rehabilitation. She is specifically looking to help more troubled canines to become adoptable.
At home, McKenna has a yellow lab named Jessie and a deaf, mini-Aussie named Keller. They love to go hiking together! McKenna also enjoys fishing, hunting, reading, and spending time at home with her family.
Danielle – Assistant
Danielle was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri (and is still a huge Cardinals baseball fan). She received her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia in 2015 and then set her sights on veterinary school.
Danielle moved to Colorado and completed a one-year program at CSU for a Master of Science in Biomedical Science and then applied to veterinary school for the first time, with CSU as her first choice.
She has not made a decision in regards to which type of animal she would like to focus on in her studies because she enjoys learning about them all. Danielle has worked at a small animal veterinary clinic in Fort Collins, as well as with goats and sheep in the Preclinical Research Lab at CSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She is a volunteer at the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program and is also constantly reviewing the mammalian anatomy she has learned.
Danielle enjoys camping, going to the movies, eating cheeseburgers and donuts, and bird watching. She has a Shih Tzu named Lillee who is her best bud, and the two enjoy taking long walks together.
Patrick is a Colorado native with interests in healthcare, canine behavior and the evolution of domesticated species. He has worked with the Longmont Humane Society and at a canine daycare facility where he was able to observe and monitor dogs in a group and in social settings. Patrick also volunteers at the W.O.L.F. sanctuary in Bellvue, Colorado to learn more about the species and to help him understand more about instinctual canine behavior.
After graduating high school, Patrick began taking EMT courses which sprouted his passion for anatomy and physiology. He completed his associates of science at Front Range Community College in the fall of 2014 and hopes to continue his education in a health-related field.
Patrick grew up with cats and dogs. He currently has a pet ferret and a Belgian Malinois mix along with a beta fish. In his free time, Patrick enjoys being outdoors, traveling and dining out at some of the great restaurants that the boulder region has to offer.