VRCC Animal Hospital
Ophthalmology Support Staff
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Ashton graduated from Bel-Rea institute of Animal Technology in 2013, and worked as an animal shelter veterinary technician before joining the ophthalmology department in December of 2014. There she experienced the in’s and out’s of orphaned animals, and gained a compassionate and loving approach for each patient, old and new.
On her own time, Ashton loves to spend time with her 2 dogs; Gus Gus, a Dachshund mix, and Reed, a German Shepherd Mix, and a misfit cat named JoJo. She also has a passion for cooking/baking, and attending frequent art shows with her long time boyfriend, Lucas.
Anne graduated from the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 2007 and is a Colorado native. After graduation Anne worked for another specialty hospital for almost four years before joining the Ophthalmology team in 2011. Anne has a special interest in surgery and anesthesia.
Anne has two dogs ( a German Shepherd mix and a Pointer mix) and two misfit cats who run her household. In her free time, Anne enjoys camping, spending time with her family and formulating beer brewing recipes with her husband.
Before moving to Colorado in 2002, Kristine worked at a small animal hospital in her home state of Connecticut for 4 years. She attended the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology and graduated with high honors in December 2003, receiving an associates in applied sciences. She received her National certification in January 2004, becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician in Colorado. Kristine has been working at VRCC since April 2005 when she started working for the emergency department. In October 2014 she decided to learn a new specialty and started working with Ophthalmology. Kristine lives in Littleton with the love of her life, David. Together they have many wonderful animals – Zartan and Raisin, the dynamic canine mixed breed duo who enjoy cleaning each others faces, barking at big trucks and sleeping in the sun. The felines, Buca Cat and Muussel, share an affinity for tuna fish and cat nip. Kristine enjoys being outdoors in the sunshine, riding her bike, crossfit, snowboarding and trying new microbreweries.
Sarah has been working in the veterinary field since 2007, and graduated from Pierpont Community and Technical College in Fairmont, WV in 2013. She moved to Colorado in May of 2013, then received her CVT that November. Sarah started working in general veterinary practice first, then decided to move to specialty, joining the VRCC Ophthalmology team in October of 2015. In her free time, Sarah enjoys snowboarding, hiking, camping and relaxing with her friends. She has 2 cats; a Ragdoll named Mowgli Witwicky, and a tuxedo named Albus Severus Dumblecat.
Jennifer first started working with animals in 2005 participating in an internship in Gunnison, CO while pursuing her undergrad degree at Western State College. While there she found that the hands on attention that she was giving each patient was where she wanted to be. She moved her way through multiple vet hospitals, learning the tricks of the trade and mastering her skills. She started at VRCC Emergency in 2007. When not working emergency medicine or doing relief work for the multiple practices in the building, she enjoys spending her free time with her 3 dogs, Dodge, Lilly and Rockstar and the newest addition, her cat Hendrix. When the ‘children’ are sleeping she enjoys catching up on reality news, reading the newest best sellers, watching football and spending time with her family and significant other.
Mandy has lived in Colorado since she was three and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts from the University of Northern Colorado. She has over three years of experience as a Client Service Representative working in emergency veterinary hospitals.
She owns her own wedding and special event floral design business and loves to hike, play soccer and basketball, hang out with her family and travel whenever she can. She and her husband have two dogs, Indie and Bela, and one cat named Zeke.