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 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!
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 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 KIARA! Kiara started as a kennel attendant with Northwest Animal Hospital in June 2018. She is finishing up her degree in Veterinary Technology at APEX here in Colorado Springs, so she has now moved into a technician role with our hospital. Her favorite parts of her job are learning new technical skills each day to allow her to help take better care of our patients and she also really enjoys dentistry! At home she has an Australian Shepherd named Susie and a German Shepherd mix named Keystone. Kiara is a student at Apex College studying veterinary technology and spends most of her spare time studying. She also enjoys painting, visiting family in La Junta, and dog training. Something that most people do not know about Kiara is that she was in 4-H for 10 years and she has a big tub of blue ribbons that she has won over the years at the county fair and at dog shows!
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MEET DEREK! Derek has been a veterinary technician at Northwest Animal Hospital since February of 2019. He is working on his degree in Veterinary Technology at PIMA and will finish in the summer of 2020. His favorite parts of his job are meeting all the different animals that walk through our door and learning new things about veterinary medicine each day. At home he has a lab mix named Kuekuatsheu and two ball pythons named Dafina and Rhino. In his spare time he enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and camping, exercising, and playing hockey. Something that most people do not know about Derek is that he played soccer for four years in highschool!