Surgery and Orthopedic Support Staff

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Laurie is originally from a small town in Ohio, but grew up Ohio and in Virginia.  She spent every summer on an Arabian horse farm where she helped raise and show horses and also gave riding lessons.  She traveled to Colorado after attending college and majored in Biology at Kent State University. She has been living here in Denver for the last 20+ years. She decided to pursue a career in working with animals after moving to Denver. She has learned and worked in every role in a veterinary hospital.  She started working at a VCA in Denver and worked her way up to hospital manager.  She was the hospital manager there for several years.  During her time at VCA she got to know the traveling surgeons from VRCC that came to do orthopedic surgeries for her hospital!  She was impressed by their skill level and patient care.  She then joined VRCC Surgery and Orthopedics in May 2008 as a client coordinator and later was promoted to the surgery department manager. Now, Laurie is a member of VRCC Leadership, acting as the Systems manager and the surgery supervisor. She strives to help her team grow and learn.  Her passion is patient and client care, and she hopes she can continue to teach others how to be passionate about what they do and how to provide the best service in every role.  Laurie lives with her husband Patrick, their daughter, Peyton, and their 2 furry kids, Kyuss the mini Aussie and Jilly the pug. When Laurie is not at VRCC, she enjoys biking, yoga, hiking, swimming, reading, going to concerts, and hanging with her family and friends.
Tillianne was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i. She studied Animal Science at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. New opportunities led her to move to Colorado with her soon to be husband in 2010. Tillianne attended Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology, graduated in 2012, and received her certification shortly thereafter. She focused in small animal medicine for 3 years, before taking an interest in specialty medicine, and joining the VRCC Surgery & Orthopedics team in 2015. Her family has a busy household with a dog, a cat, a tortoise, and 4 chickens. In her free time, Tillianne loves to see what the Colorado mountains love to offer with hiking, snowboarding, and biking.
Ashton graduated from Bel-Rea institute of Animal Technology in 2013, and worked as an animal shelter veterinary technician before joining the VRCC 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. Ashton recently made the move over to join the VRCC Surgery & Orthopedics team.

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.

Jane was born and raised in Denver and started her career in veterinary medicine in 1993 as a receptionist and technician in Salt Lake City. In 1995 she relocated to the coast of Maine and worked for the next 23 years as a veterinary technician in a general practice hospital. She was finally able to work her way back to Denver in the Summer of 2018, when she joined VRCC as a Surgery Department Coordinator. Jane has recently taken on the job of co-supervisor for the Surgery department. Moving from general practice to specialty medicine has been satisfying for her, as she has been given an opportunity to learn so much more about surgery, while also utilizing her knowledge and experience in the wider world of veterinary medicine.

Jane has two almost-grown kids, four goofy dogs, and a three-legged cat. When she is not at VRCC, you can often find her on a bike exploring the area. Although the whole family misses Maine, they are all very happy to be back within sight of the Rocky Mountains.