MEET KAYLA! Kayla has been a veterinary technician with Northwest Animal Hospital since June 2012. She has been our lead veterinary technician since October 2015. She studied veterinary technology at PIMA Medical Institute here in Colorado Springs before doing her internship with us here at NWAH. Before studying at PIMA, Kayla was a CNA and was studying nursing in her home-state of South Carolina. She decided that her love for both animals and medicine made being a veterinary nurse more appealing and changed her focus – lucky for us! Her favorite part of her job is interacting in rooms with clients and their pets; she especially loves helping with sick patients and in medical emergencies. She lives here in Colorado Springs with her husband, Dusty, and her son, Triston. She has two dogs (Daisy and Ellie Mae) and one cat (Gypsy). In her spare time she likes gardening, spending time with her family, painting and drawing, and spending weekends in the mountains camping, hiking, and dirt biking. Her family is currently restoring a 1978 Wayne Busette minibus into an RV. Something that most people don’t know about Kayla is that she used to go on missions trips and at one point spent a month in Romania and Hungary distributing medical and school supplies to area churches.
MEET LAURA! Laura has been a technician with us since December 2016. What Laura enjoys most about her job is meeting all of our clients that love their pets so very much and learning new things about medicine each day! At home, Laura and her boyfriend, Alex, have a corgi named Elektra, a beagle/dachshund mix named Murdock, and a one-eyed cat named Odin (named after Thor’s dad). In her spare time, Laura enjoys watching hockey, spending time with her family and pets, eating pizza (cheese only, hold the toppings!) with chocolate milk, and going to the movies. Something most people don’t know about Laura is that she played hockey as a goalie for about six years!
MEET CARLEY! Carley has worked at Northwest Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician since March 2018. Her favorite part of her job is being able to help all of the animals. At home she has two ferrets (Shadow and Link), one lab mix (Onyx), and one cat (Penguin). She went to school to become a certified veterinary technician at Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology here in Colorado Springs. In her spare time Carley enjoys spending time outside hiking and camping, playing video games, and hanging out at the pool. Something that most people do not know about Carley is that she played soccer as goalie for 14 years – she is now too broken to play.
MEET NATALIE! Natalie has been working at Northwest Animal Hospital since 2012 – she is a jack of all trades, working in the kennel, reception, and treatment areas. Her favorite part of her job is visiting and loving on all the kitties in our boarding kennel. At home she has a tuxedo cat (Oliver) and a guinea pig (Peanut). She is a student at The University of Colorado at Boulder studying English and Psychology. She hopes to become a therapist, specializing in patients that have undergone trauma. In her spare time she loves writing short stories and hopes to one day publish a novel. Something that most people do not know about Natalie is that she is a published author of a short story entitled Pixie Voices and several poems.
MEET RACHEL! Rachel has worked at Northwest Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician since September 2018. Her favorite part of her job is interacting with all of our adorable patients and learning their unique personalities. She obtained her veterinary assistant certification at PIMA in August 2018 and is currently working on her veterinary technician degree to become a certified veterinary technician. In her spare time she enjoys napping, eating, coloring and painting, and watching TV. Something that most people do not know about Rachel is that she was a competitive gymnast for 11 years!
MEET KIM! Kim has worked at Northwest Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician since August 2018. Her favorite parts of her job are the interaction with the animals and learning new technical skills to help provide them with the best medicine. She shares her home with a beautiful orange kitty named Sebastian and a geriatric Chihuahua named Lizzy. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering with her husband, she is an avid walker, and enjoys watching old movies. Something that most people do not know about Kim is that she was a police dispatcher for the Colorado Springs Police Department for 19 years before joining the animal care industry!