our VEterinary team

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Veterinarians

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Dr. Amber Daub

Growing up with many pets including dogs, snakes, iguanas and rodents, Dr. Daub felt a strong connection to animals from a very young age. A Colorado native, she completed her undergraduate work at Colorado State University as a double major in Biological Sciences and Zoology. During her studies, she completed internships at a sea turtle conservation center in Costa Rica and at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. These experiences solidified her interest in veterinary medicine. She graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University in 2014. Dr. Daub was very excited to have the opportunity to return home to Colorado and has been part of the outstanding staff at Loving Family since July 2014.

Dr. Daub is passionate about preventative medicine and promoting the human-animal bond. Her professional interests include dentistry, behavioral therapy and senior/end of life care. She is also AAHA Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Certified. Dr. Daubs Family includes her husband Andy and her two dogs, a terrier mix named Eva and a lab mix named Nellie and their adorable daughter, Madilyn born in May of 2018. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, hiking and skiing.

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Dr. Liz Bellinger
Dr. Bellinger graduated from Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. During her time there, she focused on small and exotic animal medicine. She has completed many externships and rotations in the areas of canine, feline, zoological, avian, small Mammal, reptile and amphibian medicine and surgery. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine with a special interest in internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and exotic animal medicine.

After school, Dr. Bellinger worked for a large 24 hour animal hospital in San Antonio Texas. She enjoyed emergency medicine, but she missed building relationships with clients and patients, and wanted to further pursue her interests in exotics. She then moved to her hometown, Houston Texas, and practiced in a small and exotic animal clinic. Although Dr. Bellinger is a Texas Native, she has always loved the beautiful state of Colorado. Once she researched and visited our clinic, she knew she would be a great addition to the Loving Family Animal Hospital team.

Outside the hospital, Dr. Bellinger enjoys being outdoors, traveling, hiking, white water rafting, skydiving and scuba diving. She is a reptile enthusiast and loves spending time with her family, including her furry and scaly kids.

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Dr. Zachary Osterholz
A 2019 graduate from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Zachary Osterholz is the newest member of the Loving Family medical team. Dr. O traces his great passion for all animals big and small from his earliest memories of summers spent working on his uncle’s dairy farm in rural southwest Wisconsin. However, he didn’t always know he wanted to be a veterinarian. Before applying to veterinary school he strongly considered a career in research. While an undergraduate, Dr. O had the opportunity to conduct ecological research in some of the most incredible places on earth from the Serengeti of Tanzania, to the arctic tundra of Alaska, to the subalpine forests of the Northern Rockies. It was out of these experiences that Dr. O’s love of wilderness and all things outdoors grew, ultimately landing him in Colorado.

It was not until he discovered his love of animal medicine and surgery, when working in a local veterinary clinic, that he began to pursue a career as a veterinarian. While in veterinary school he completed a myriad of externships and clinical rotations spanning the scope of veterinary medicine from rural Coloradan large animal practices to busy small animal practices in the heart of Chicago. Dr. Osterholz is particularly interested in small animal surgery, dentistry, and ophthalmology.

Dr. Osterholz recently moved to Aurora with his fiancé Ali, rescued black-lab mix Frank, and domestic shorthair cat Noona. When not working you may find him enjoying the immense diversity of outdoor recreational opportunities the Front Range has to offer, sipping a beer at one of Colorado’s fine breweries, or working on his latest furniture project in the shop. Dr. O hopes to advance the hospital mission by bringing enthusiasm and compassion to his work every day. He knows how incredibly privileged he is to begin his career at a hospital that is committed to providing the best client experience and highest quality of animal care possible in a comfortable family environment. Dr. O is extremely excited to meet all the amazing clients and patients at Loving Family Animal Hospital!

Dr. Ratchford
Dr. Brice Ratchford
Originally a South Carolina native, Dr. Ratchford grew up thinking he was going to go to culinary school. In 2005, he got what he thought would just be a summer kennel assistant job at a local veterinary clinic. During that time he developed his passion for veterinary medicine and ended up working at the same clinic all through undergrad until the day he left for vet school in December of 2013. Dr. Ratchford graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2017 after spending the first 2.5 years of school in St. Kitts in the Caribbean and a year at University of Wisconsin – Madison for clinics. After graduation, he began working in Chicago and surrounding suburbs at a general practice and emergency clinic group for 3.5 years. In October 2020, he decided he wanted a change of scenery and to find a place to call home, so he made the move from Chicago to Denver. His interests are in general practice of dogs and cats including internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and diagnostic imaging. Outside of work, you can find him exploring Colorado and its many craft breweries, hanging out with friends, concerts and theatre shows, board and video games, and relaxing with his 3 dogs and 2 cats at home. Dr. Ratchford is thrilled to be part of the team at Loving Family Animal Hospital!

Practice Manager

Brittany Duncan, Practice Manager
Brittany joined LFAH as a receptionist and has worked her way into the practice manager role. She is extremely passionate about helping all clients and patients that choose to come to Loving Family. When she is not working, you can find her snuggled up watching a movie or reading a book with her two dogs, Dalilah and Max, as well as her kitty Binx. Brittany grew up in Iowa however moved to Colorado when she was a freshman in high school and loved all that Colorado has to offer.

Client Service Specialists

Camila Dillon, Client Care Specialist
Camila has lived most of her life in Colorado. Her love and interest in animals sparked as a young girl and has only grown over the years. She has been pursuing a degree in Biology in hopes to grow in the field of veterinary medicine. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, friends and her dog, Shadow.
Yasmin, Client Care Specialist
Yasmin was born and raised in Aurora, CO. Her love for animals is completely unmatched. Becoming a part of the Loving Family team was not planned, but it was definitely one of the best decisions she believes that she has ever made.
Emily
Emily, Client Care Specialist

Emily has recently moved from Texas and is very excited to be joining the Loving Family AH family! She has been obsessed with animals her entire life and intends to continue that love and care for years and years to come. She has a kitten of her own, a Ragdoll named Howl, who is the love of her life and you’ll find her spending her free time with him!

Dana Mozzoni, Client Care Specialist

Dana is brand new to the LFAH family! She lived in several states growing up and after college, she decided to move back to Colorado.! Dana absolutely loves animals and has over 10 years of customer service and administrative experience.

In 2018, she received her bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language Interpretation at the University of New Hampshire. Not only is Dana fluent in ASL, but she is also a certified professional dog trainer and has been rescuing and fostering dogs since 2014.

In 2019, Dana and her boyfriend were at an adoption event and they met a dog that would change their lives forever. They began fostering Evie and just a few short months later, Evie was officially adopted and became a service dog. Be sure to keep an eye out as you may get to meet little Evie at the front desk! She may be the smallest service dog you ever met, but the way she loves is big.

Certified Veterinary Technicians

Kendra Richling, Lead CVT

Kendra was born and raised in Wyoming and received a Bachelors of Science in Zoology from the University of Wyoming. She moved to the Denver area in 2011, and will be graduating from the Community College of Denver with an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in May 2020. She’s always known it was her calling to work with animals, and is thrilled to be able to take care of and advocate for them in a veterinary technician role. She hopes to take her passion for animal behavior far in this field to help prevent and treat behavior challenges and keep pets with their families.

In her free time, she used to be an avid reader, until she discovered e-books! She also enjoys playing board games, video games, and going to the movies with her husband. When it’s nice out, they love taking their Rottweiler Mathias to the dog park and on traveling adventures. They also have 3 kitties at home, Marcus and Shadow who are littermates, and their little princess long-haired tabby Ava.

Kayla Steffey, Lead Surgery CVT

Kayla grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska and moved to Colorado in order to attend school at Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology. She previously worked at a boarding facility in Fairbanks and has always been drawn to animals. Now that she has graduated school and started working at LFAH she gets to live her dream and see everyone’s amazing animals every day! In her free time Kayla enjoys drinking black coffee, reading, listening to Broadway musicals, and taking pictures of her beautiful cat son, Puck!

Zoie Lazell, Technician

Zoie Lazell is originally from Michigan (she bleeds green) and moved here in the summer of 2018 to pursue becoming a veterinary technician, which she graduated from a few months ago. In her spare time she likes to knit, watch movies and photography.

Assistants

Andy Fearheilley, Assistant
Andy was born and raised in Aurora, Colorado. He has always had a passion for animals and loves giving them all the care, love and affection they deserve. He hopes to dive deeper with animal care and one day move towards physical therapy and rehabilitation with animals. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his three dogs Comet, Bandit and Bruin and enjoying all the beauty Colorado has to offer.
Sashaya Harris, Assistant

I am Sashaya Harris, I was born and raised in Co. Moved to NC for awhile. However, recently moved back to CO to be closer to family. Graduated from Pima Medical Institute as a Certified Vet Assistant. I have been working as a full time Technician for the past 3 years. I’ve grown up with mostly dogs as family pets, and a couple exotics. I’m excited to further advance my knowledge and experience in exotic care.