Hello! My name is Janelle, though you may see me in the computer system as Lauren. You can thank my parents. They couldn't decide! I have been working in veterinary medicine since 2006, starting as a kennel kid. I graduated from Colorado Mountain College (Glenwood Springs) in 2010. I have two Siberian Huskies that are 8 and 7 years old named Terrah and Zach, and three cats that live with me as well. I enjoy rollerblading with my non-crippled dog, reading, camping, and, because I was raised by a pack of men, video gaming. I am the youngest of four children, with three older brothers. I am so excited to join the team and advance my education and my skills.
Morgan joined VCA Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado’s technical team in December of 2011. She is originally from South Georgia where she has been a veterinary technician since 2004. She recently married & moved to Colorado with her husband & two Labrador retrievers, Sadie and Precious. They love the outdoors so Colorado is the place for her!
I was born and raised in southern California and moved to Fort Collins in 2012. I have been in the veterinary field for about 2 years now and I absolutely LOVE it, animals are my passion. My favorite things to do outside of work are sing, dance and act. I've been involved with all that since I was about 3 years old. I am looking forward to meeting new people and learning something new everyday
Sarah is a CVT of 7 years and a pre-veterinary student. She has one dog, Rocky, a Bichon and one cat, Billie. Originally from Wisconsin, Sarah moved to Colorado in 2009 to be with her boyfriend, Chad, while he was pursuing his Master's degree. In her spare time, Sarah primarily enjoys hiking with Rocky, yoga, downhill skiing, and volunteer-teaching ESL at Intercambio.
Jess is a veterinary technician that loves to have a good time in and out of work. While at work Jess enjoys seeing patients and spending time with her co-workers. She shares her home with a feisty 9 year old Shar Pei mix and a sweeter than candy 1.5 year old Border Collie. On her time off she loves hiking, camping, riding her bike, and dock jumping with her dogs; it is safe to say that anything Colorado has to offer she will happily do! Jess is originally from Florida but grew up on the western part of North Carolina on the outskirts of Asheville. Her dreams are to pursue medical school and to travel the world.
School: University of Wisconsin-Madison, BS-Wildlife Biology
Allison attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated in 2003 with a BS in Wildlife Biology. After she graduated, she spent time working with endangered species for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and then migratory birds for the Department of Natural Resource for the state of Wisconsin. She started working in veterinary medicine as a veterinary technician shortly after leaving the Department of Natural Resources, working with small animals at a general practice hospital. After moving to Colorado in 2009, she started working as an emergency veterinary technician at Alpenglow in Boulder and then Community Pet Hospital in Thornton. She stayed in the field of emergency medicine until one year ago when she started working at Advanced Animal Care of Colorado in Fort Collins. In her spare time, Allison participates in triathlons, marathons and century bike rides. She has completed a Ironman and Ride the Rockies, as well as other intrastate bike rides. She resides in Thornton, CO with her boyfriend (Stuart), 3 dogs (Pavlov, Clouseau and Kodiak) and cat (Purr Purr). On her days off when the weather is nice, you can expect to find her hiking, biking, or trying out some new outdoor activity. On bad weather days, she is curled up on the couch with her pets watching movies or cooking up something tasty in the kitchen.
Veterinary AssistantBrittney Bauer
Brittney's passion for animals started when she was very young. She got her very first kitten when she was 7 and from that point on she couldn't live without animals in her life. Brittney graduated with a BAS in Equine Science in 2010. After college, she worked on a horse breeding farm and later worked in a small animal clinic. Her love grows stronger for animals both large and small everyday. Outside of work, Brittney loves to ride horses, play softball, and take care of her fish. She also spends time with her loving yellow labrador named Jenni. Brittney's goal is to make pets as happy as they have made her over the years.
Veterinary AssistantNikki Sahagun
Nikki is from Boulder and moved to Fort Collins to attend Colorado State University for her Bachelor's in Biology. She then took a couple years to travel across the country to work at different zoos including Sea World, The Indianapolis Zoo, and more. During this time, Nikki realized her passion wasn't only with animals but with veterinary medicine as well as she spent most of her time in the zoos' hospitals.
Nikki is very excited to be starting the Professional Veterinary Medicine program at CSU this fall to fulfill her dream of becoming a veterinarian. Nikki joined VCA because she loves working with people and animals and wanted to gain more experience in the small-animal world.
Nikki currently has one very special bird, Heisman, who is a White Dove that Nikki saved from being euthanized when she became permanently disabled. In her free time, Nikki enjoys helping out at an alpaca farm, hiking, swimming, and traveling as much as she can.
Veterinary AssistantJennifer Smith
My name is Jennifer Smith, and I generally go by Jenny. My husband and I just moved to Loveland Colorado last week from State College PA. We are both originally from Alexandria VA and spent the last few years in PA attending Penn State University. We moved out here because we wanted to settle into an area with a strong economy and couldn't imagine a more beautiful place to spend every day than in Colorado.I have spent the last five years working at a 7 doctor vet hospital. I was cross-trained to be able to work in reception, in treatment as a tech assistant, and in the lab. I really enjoyed being able to be as helpful as I could in every area of the hospital. I have learned so much from cross-training and am really glad that is a part of being employed with VSNC as well!