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!
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.
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!