our VEterinary team

Meet the amazing veterinary team behind your pets care here.

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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. 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!
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Dr. Parisa Kariminejad

Dr. Parisa Kariminejad is the newest member of the Loving Family medical team. She is a 2022 DVM graduate from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She was accepted into CSU’s MBA/DVM dual degree program in 2017 and received her MBA in 2019 while working on her doctorate degree. Dr. Kariminejad was raised in Aurora, CO and has been involved in a variety of community events with local animal shelters since she was in high school. She has worked as a Veterinary Assistant at Loving Family ever since 2016 and has come back during all her school breaks to expand her medical knowledge further. As the previous president of the CSU Dental Club, she has a strong passion for dentistry and client education. Outside of veterinary medicine, she loves spending time with her family, friends, and her Mini Pinscher, Asal, and her cat, Fergi. She also enjoys new adventures in Colorado.

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.
Izzy, Client Care Specialist

I grew up with love and compassion for all animals. I love being around them as much as I can. I have many pets of my own, ranging from dogs to rats to even a pet tarantula, but my whole world is my puppy, Nacho. I like to spend most of my free time playing with Nacho and taking care of all my pets.

I’m so excited to be part of the team and can’t wait to grow and learn more in the Veterinary workplace!

Isabel
Isabel, Client Care Specialist
I was born and raised on a beautiful farm out in Alabama. Growing up I spent my free time riding horses and chasing around the barn cats. My love for animals is indescribable. I decided to move to Colorado 2 years ago to pursue my dream of nursing. I realized shortly after, I prefer animals over humans ANY DAY!

At home, I have 2 bearded dragons ( Sage and Karma), 2 cats (Hex and Avocado), and a beautiful pit-mix who is named after a burger, Frisco!

I am looking forward to growing with this company and giving love to ALL of the animals who come to see us!

Certified Veterinary Technicians

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!

Jackie Manriquez, CVT
Jackie was born and raised in Colorado and has always been obsessed with learning about animals and how to help them. She graduated from the Community Collage of Denver Veterinary Technician program in 2020 with the goal of learning more about animal rehabilitation and physical therapy with a special focus on dogs as they are very close to her heart. When she’s not at Loving Family helping animals, her passions include spending time at her favourite bookstore, watching horror movies, eating spicy food, rocking alternative fashion, writing, and playing with her three dogs — a German Shepherd named Lola, a Chocolate Lab named Lucky, and her special needs Siberian Husky named Snow.
Tate Miller, Assistant

Tate is a 5th-generation Colorado Native and has always had a love for animals. She grew up always having multiple cats in the house, as well as various reptiles. She graduated from Pima Medical Institute’s veterinary technician program in April of 2021. She would often visit her family’s ranch where she found a huge passion for horses and other large animals at a young age. You can find her volunteering at equine rescue and therapy facilities. Also in her free time, she enjoys creating artwork, sewing, modeling, archery, and other outdoor activities, as well as spending time with her two snakes (and more to come), Taronyu and Ratvo, and an adorable kitten named Draven.

Vanessa Haney, CVT

I moved to Colorado at 3 years old and always had a love for animals. After high school, I became a dog groomer. After 5 years I decided to go to Bel-rea and became a CVT in 2018. I spent my first few years in emergency and continued to learn and grow. I love preventative medicine and client education. I have 4 cats, 4 dogs, a bearded dragon, 2 turtles and 2 guniea pigs. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my 2 girls and loving husband. Or working on my quail. My life is nothing short of boring.

Assistants

Hena Rodriguez, Assistant

My name is Hena and I’m 24 years old. I was born and raised in the northeast of Mexico. My passion for animals and excitement for improving my career has brought me to CO just a few months ago. I miss my family and pets but I’m so happy to keep learning and very excited to start exploring what CO has to offer.

Max Edelman, Kennel Assistant

Max was born in Ukraine and adopted at 14 months by his parents. He was raised in Aurora, Colorado, graduated from high school in Provo Utah, and then went on to pursue his passion for caring for animals. He completed the Veterinary Assistant certification program from the Animal Behavior College. Max most recently worked in a pet daycare and boarding facility and loved playing with the dogs in the playroom. He loves all animals, especially his lab “Bruegger” and horse “Cowboy” who is a 16-year-old gelding quarter horse. Max loves riding and has competed in some gymkhana competitions and hopes to improve his barrel racing skills. He wants to continue to learn through more animal care continuing education to advance his career.

Austin Neely, Assistant

Austin was born and raised in rural Michigan, he grew up working with horses on an appaloosa ranch. Moved to Colorado in 2012 and at the age of 14 started working in the veterinary industry alongside his mom, a CVT with 26 years of experience.

After graduating high school he started working full-time, and that’s when he found his love for canine behavior and training. Austin is currently looking to go to school for both his CVT and canine behavior degree.

When he’s not at work you can find him studying canine behavior, training dogs, hiking, working on cars, gaming, and participating in shooting sports.

Allison, Assistant
Allison is originally from Texas, and recently moved to our state to enjoy the outdoors and all that Colorado has to offer. Previously having attended veterinary courses at Weatherford College, Allison is planning to continue education in Colorado in the future.

Hello! I’m Allison and a bit about myself is that I have a huge passion for cats, cats of all kinds; big and small! I’m also eager to engage with all species, animals have always been my passion since childhood and I strive to give the care neccessary to each individual creature.