Internal Medicine Support Staff

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Kari received her Associate of Art in Liberal Arts from Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri in 2006 and completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins in 2008. She has spent most of her life living in Colorado and began working in the veterinary field as a part time receptionist at the age of 14 in her mother’s veterinary clinic. Growing up with a veterinarian as a mother, Kari quickly developed a love of animals and a passion for medicine. While completing her degree at CSU, she was working behind the front desk at the university’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital and realized that she longed to be a part of the healing process that was going on behind the scenes. Kari attended the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology and graduated with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology in December of 2011.  She passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam to become a Certified Veterinary Technician in March of 2012. Kari began working as an Overnight Emergency and Critical Care technician at a local hospital and joined the VRCC, Internal Medicine team May of 2013.

Kari enjoys kayaking, traveling, and knitting. She and her husband share their home with the lovable Lola, a former show champion Toy Manchester Terrier, and their 3 feline babies, Sebastian, Smooch, and Indi.

Lora is originally from Pennsylvania.  She attended the University of Kentucky, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.  Lora moved to Colorado to attend classes at the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology, successfully completing her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2004.  She passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam to receive her technician certification that same year.

Lora worked in general veterinary practices for 9 years before joining our specialty team in 2014.  Lora has two kitties named Giselle and Casey.  She enjoys working out, running, hiking and rooting for her favorite college football team.  Go Buckeyes!

Amanda moved to Colorado from Alaska to attend the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. She graduated from Bel-Rea in June of 2000 with an Associate Degree in Animal Science. Amanda joined VRCC in 2000 with the Internal Medicine department and joined the Ophthalmology team in March 2002. Amanda has special interests in holistic medicine and veterinary nutrition.

Amanda has 4 dogs (Shiba Inu and Wire-haired Vizsla (3)) and enjoys training and showing them. She is also the proud guardian of two cats.

Mistie began working in the veterinary field at age 18. She spent 10 years learning tech skills on the job in Alabama, before moving to Colorado to attend Bel-Rea Institute for Veterinary Technician Training. Mistie worked as a groomer while in school, and graduated from Bel-Rea in 2010. She worked at several practices for the next couple of years before finally settling down at a mixed animal practice (dogs, cats, pocket pets, birds, reptiles, pigs, and goats) in 2012. In August of 2014, Mistie welcomed a baby girl into her life. Wanting to be able to spend more time with her daughter, Mistie started doing veterinary technician relief work in early 2016. She decided to take a permanent swing/overnight position in Patient Care at VRCC at the beginning of 2017.