Our Staff

At the Animal Hospital of Colorado Springs, our staff is the best! We are pleased to introduce you to our highly-qualified and deeply compassionate veterinary team. Meet them below:

Michelle – Practice Manager

Michelle has been a part of our team since March 2005, and in May of 2015, she took over as the practice manager. She is excited to learn about another aspect of the veterinary hospital. She began working in veterinary hospitals in 2001 after completing the veterinary assistant course through Pima Medical Institute, where she obtained her Veterinary Assistant Certification. She loves being there for clients whether it’s helping to keep their pets healthy or helping their pets feel better.

Michelle’s hobbies include spending time with family and friends, hiking, and reading a good book. Her family includes her husband, Mark; their sons Raylen and Everett; a Pointer/Lab mix named Halligan; and 2 cats, Milkshake and Flynn.

Tyler – Receptionist

We’re happy to have Tyler taking care of the front of our house. She prides herself on resolving issues efficiently and she’s a true animal lover. Her and her spouse Gabriel take care of six animals! They have four cats, one dog and one horse. Tyler loves horses and if money were no object, she’d buy herself a ranch. With a ready-to-learn-attitude, Tyler taught herself Spanish when she lived in a Spanish-speaking country solo for two years. She also completed a Bachelor’s degree in biomedical biology with a minor in pre-veterinary medicine. Tyler hopes to one day devote more time to writing, but in the meantime her quick-wit is a valued part of the Animal Hospital of Colorado Springs.

Haylie – Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant

Haylie, who attended Auburn University, will be transferring to Penn Foster in the fall of 2016 to study to be a veterinary technician. As a certified medical assistant, Haylie has experience in phlebotomy and laser therapy for pain management. Additionally, she is proud to share her experience helping to save puppies after an emergency C-section. She loves animals and her favorite part of her job is being able to interact with them daily. She makes her life with her husband Nick and their pets Gunner (Sharpei), Juno (terrier mix), Dexter (cat), and Moe (cat). Her hobbies include hiking, playing volleyball, watching movies, and cooking.

Jessica – Receptionist

Jessica became a part of our team in August 2017. She attended Pima Medical Institute, where she completed their Veterinary Assistant Program. Jessica has always enjoyed helping animals, and she loves having the opportunity to continue learning and expanding her knowledge of animal care. She also finds it gratifying to build lasting relationships with both new and existing clients. Jessica is known for her organization skills, her kindness, and always having a smile on her face. She shares her home with 2 dogs; Bailey, a Cattle Dog mix, and Renegade, a German Shorthaired Pointer. In her spare time, she loves hiking, swimming, kayaking, dancing, and archery.

Jamie – Lead Technician and CVT

Jamie, who attended Pima Medical Institute to become a veterinary technician joined our team in July of 2012. She loves working with her friends at the animal hospital and also getting to know each of the pets that come through our doors. She makes her home with her husband Brenden and their son Noah. Their pets include Koleton, a Lab, Daisy, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, and 5 cats named Cassey Cat, Casheous Claw, Mitter Mitt, Ms. Pooper, and Meatball. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies, going on hikes, and taking her son to the zoo.

Peggy – Veterinary Technician

After earning her veterinary assistant certificate from Pima Medical Institute, Peggy joined our team in September 2007. After working in retail for years, she made the best decision of her life to change her career path to the veterinary field. She loves being able to interact with clients and their pets on a daily basis, and she enjoys being able to help out with different procedures, such as dentals. She has an adult daughter named Brittany and 2 cats named Sebastian and Muska. When she isn’t working, she enjoys walking, hiking, and reading.

Jessi – Veterinary Assistant

We’ve been graced with Jessi’s positivity and feel lucky to have her loving spirit at the Animal Hospital of Colorado Springs. Jessi, who doesn’t mind if you call her Jess for short, has been loving animal’s since she was a small child. When she’s not chasing her two-year old son Mason around, she’s chasing her three dogs and three cats. What an animal lover! Jessi’s favorite animal is a horse and the reason she earned her associates degree in veterinary technology is for her passion for animals. She is currently attending Cedar Valley College. In fact, she loves our animal hospital so much because of the ongoing education. Visit us in Colorado Springs with your pet and receive a warm smile and compassionate service from Jessie.

Alyssa – Veterinary Assistant

Alyssa loves to challenge herself and is proud of being a state swimmer and maintaining a 3.7 GPA throughout her schooling. She attended PIMA Medical Institute to become a veterinarian technician and our animal hospital has been happy to have her since May of 2017. Alyssa has a big heart and if she had a million dollars she’d donate money to help combat animal homelessness. Becoming a veterinary technician was a natural choice for Alyssa, because of how much she loves all types of animals. She has two cats, two rats and a leopard gecko named Spiro. Plus, she’d start a farm with some of that million dollars. Rest assured Alyssa is ready for whatever pet comes her way at the Animal Hospital of Colorado Springs.

Sheila – Veterinary Assistant

After attending college at the Florida Community College of Jacksonville, Sheila joined our team in December 2015. She earned her laser therapy certificate, qualifying her to assist in pet pain management. She loves meeting new people and pets and getting to work with animals every day. She also enjoys educating pet owners on the importance of keeping their pets healthy. She makes her home with her husband Lee, son Jamison, 2 cats Bug and Pook, and 2 dogs Faith and Lucius. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with family.

Desiree – Veterinary Technician

Desiree earned her associate’s degree and veterinary assistant certification from Pima Medical Institute and joined our team in March 2015. She’s had a lot of interesting experiences in the field, including finding a very rare kidney worm egg. She has always wanted to have a career in which she had the opportunity to make a difference. Since animals can’t speak, she enjoys being their voice and helping them. She makes her home with her partner Allison and her son Michael, and her pets include Addison, a golden retriever, Princess, a corgi, Moose, an English bulldog, Norbert, a Pekingese, and Checkers and Harley, ferrets. She enjoys spending time with her son and reading.

Christina – Veterinary Technician

Christina, who has been with our team since June 2016, attended Pima Medical Institute where she earned her Associates in veterinary technology as well as certifications in veterinary assistance, dog and cat first aid, and CPR. She was always interested in animals as a kid and she enjoys working with them and their owners now. Christina and her husband Robert have a family of pets including a dog Alfie and 3 cats, Tory, Louie, and Caesar. When she isn’t working, Christina loves being outside hiking, camping, and fishing.

Devin – Veterinary Technician

Devin joined our team in March of 2017. She attended Pima Medical Institute, where she received an associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology, and her Veterinary Assistant certificate. Devin’s love of animals and her interest in the medical field are what inspired her to pursue a career in the veterinary field. She loves being part of our team, and meeting new people and their pets every day. Devin has one daughter named Haiden-Rae, two cats named Cleo and Foxy, and two rats named Dory and Donut. In her free time, she loves spending time with her daughter, being outdoors, and getting creative with arts and crafts.

Amanda – Kennel Attendant

We’re happy to welcome Amanda, who joined us in September 2017, to our amazing team here in Colorado Springs. She graduated with honors from Florida State College at Jacksonville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Her favorite part of working at our animal hospital is seeing everyone working together to keep pets healthy and happy, and giving pets lots of love and attention. Amanda and her husband, Michael, have 2 pets of their own: Peanut Butter, a Chihuahua mix, and Spartacus, a domestic shorthair cat. Her hobbies include cooking, hiking, and reading, but cooking is definitely her specialty. Goats are Amanda’s favorite animal, and if she had a million dollars, she would buy an old Victorian farmhouse and turn it into a turkey sanctuary.