Many may know Dani from her years spent answering phones and checking in clients at the Front Desk, but you may not know she recently moved into the Hospital Manager position at Care! She started out nearly 10 years ago as a High School intern, hired on to scan the old-school paper records when Care Animal Hospital decided to go Paper-Lite, and eventually moved into the Client Care Representative role. She graduated from the University of Colorado in 2013 but, not knowing quite what to do and still in love with her clients and patients at Care, she stayed on while deciding her next step. Eventually, that journey lead to management when the position opened in 2017. She LOVES cats, particularly the super fluffy ones, and is often found coming to say hello to any cat who comes into Care. She owns four of her own, and she could not be happier.
Our people are the best - trained, experienced, committed and cooperative! Meet us here, then come in and meet us in person. We'll happily tell you about what we do at Care Animal Hospital and about our own pets.
Cindy has been with us since 2002, first as a Certified Veterinary Technician and now primarily at our front desk. After much research into the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed in 2004, she found two puppies that met her requirements in Ohio. Her dog Hamish, a Blenhem color pattern, died in 2014 and her dog Wallace, a tri-color, has been with her since then and is doing well. When she’s not helping clients and their pets at Care Animal Hospital, Cindy enjoys gardening.
Erin has been greeting our clients and especially their pets since 2016. She loves to be around animals all day and says she is never bored. Erin’s dog Volpe ran away to Arby’s the first week she had her, but hasn’t tried to go anywhere alone since! Erin’s guilty pleasure in her spare time is reading YA fiction.
Lyn is our cat-whisperer – you’ll often find her calming a frightened kitten at the same time she is answering the phone! Her cat Derry came to her in 2016 as a foster cat, then delivered 4 kittens on Father’s Day. Lyn found good homes for the kittens and has kept Derry as a part of her household. Lyn has worked for us off and on since 2006 and always enjoys interacting with the animals.
Victoria started as part of the Client Care team in September of this year. She is currently finishing her undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado Denver with a Bachelor’s of Science. After that, she is going to select a medical field to pursue. She adopted her cat, Alfred, when he was 2 months old and was one of the last “free cats’ being offered by the Dumb Friends League. He is now 2 years old. Victoria has a lot of compassion for animals and people so she is a good fit at Care Animal Hospital.
Angie is the new Lead Technician at Care Animal Hospital. She graduated from Bel-Rea in March 2014 and has been a Certified Veterinary Technician for 4 years. Her experience includes small animal, exotic, emergency, and non-profit veterinary medicine, but she’s always up to expanding her horizons and learning new things in the veterinary field. In her free time, she loves to play with makeup and video games, hang out with friends, and dabble in new experiences. Angie shares a home with her soon to be husband, Isaac, and their 2 dogs, Chemi Lynn and Robyn Noelle, along with Logan, the Hedgehog. Angie hopes to become a great addition to the Care Animal Hospital family and thanks her new team for welcoming her with open arms to this wonderful facility!
Katie has been with Care Animal Hospital since January of 2015 as a technician and can fill in as a receptionist or an ERA. She has been in the veterinary field since 2012. She is a certified Veterinary Assistant, having trained at the Pima Institute and is working to get her Veterinary Technician Certification.
Katie has two golden retrievers, named Hoss and Hendrix, and a 3 legged cat named Jack Skellington. Jack was brought to Care Animal Hospital almost two years ago with a badly damaged leg from a shelter in Cortez. With support from the Care for Strays program, Dr. Gilbert amputated the leg and Jack was a new cat! In her free time, Katie enjoys hiking, fishing, traveling, doing ceramics, and spending time with friends and family. At work, her favorite parts of the job include relieving the worries of pet owners and seeing what variety each day brings!
Heather has been part of the team at Care Animal Hospital since the summer of 2007. She graduated from the Bel-Rea Institute in 2009 and is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She took time off last year to have a baby and is now back part time and loving every minute!
Heather is our resident Corgi lover and currently has two rescued black labs named Jelly and Jake that share her home. Heather has a passion for helping animals in need and has fostered and rehabilitated many dogs and cats. She loves raising her daughter, hiking, camping and riding her motorcycle every chance she gets.
Morgan has been with Care Animal Hospital less than a year, and she’s become an important part of the family! Morgan earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colorado State University’s Pueblo campus, then attended the Bel-Rea Institute and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2015.
Morgan and her husband adopted Cody from Rocky Mountain Collie & Sheltie Rescue in 2013. She likes working with a team that is empathetic towards patients, clients and other team members. Morgan also likes learning new things every day.
Susan recently returned to Care Animal Hospital after a tour of duty in Afghanistan as a veterinary technician in the Army. She is a graduate of the Veterinary Technology program at Athens Technical College in Athens, GA and started working with us in 2015, before taking her leave for military service. Susan earned an American Sign Language Advanced Certificate from the University of Georgia in 2015 and looks forward to communicating with clients in sign language.
Susan and her husband owned Mahi, a rescue Akita that had separation anxiety and was too dominant with other dogs to add a companion canine, so they adopted Chiana - a big cat for a big dog. After their first meeting, the two were best buds and the dog was no longer stressed about being left alone. Mahi passed on in 2011 and Chiana mourned her passing. In 2014, Jorah, a young Beauceron dog, joined the family dynamics. Chiana and Jorah are working on a budding friendship.
Susan enjoys working with the staff at Care Animal Hospital to help healthy animals maintain their health status and to help ill patients recover. In her spare time, Susan is a reader and enjoys reading with our resident cat, Riley, on her lap. He REALLY missed Susan when she was away.
Damon has been with us since 2016 and is super excited to be working in the veterinary field! He was born and raised in Colorado, loves the outdoors, and has always had a love for animals of all kinds. He likes to play volleyball, ride horses, travel to new places, take weekend trips to the mountains, and go hiking and camping. He is currently pursuing a BS in Biology and a BA in Chemistry in hopes of attending veterinary school to become an equine veterinarian.
Caitlin came to work with us in 2016 and hopes to continue her education in the veterinary field. Her family has had their dog, Cali, since 2005 when Caitlin came home from school and found her as a puppy waiting in the front yard. Caitlin loves to be outdoors hiking, swimming or just reading at Washington Park.
Jennie has been with us for two years as an Exam Room Assistant, though she has many talents and you’ll occasionally see her filling in as a receptionist.
Jennie has several pets, including a Rottweiler named "Lo" that was a gift from her mom after a family friend had an “oops” litter three years ago. Jennie is a very talented photographer and especially enjoys nature and flower photography. She likes learning new things about pet health and enjoys taking care of pets that make other people happy
James came to Care Animal Hospital after years working as an engineer. Having realized that he wants to devote his career to animals, which have always been his first love, he is now studying to become a veterinary technician. He has two amazing rescue dogs, Sammy and Murray. When not working with us, James enjoys hanging out with his wife and dogs, rooting for the Indianapolis Colts and the Purdue Boilermakers, and designing and creating new technological inventions.