Nicole was born in California, but grew up in the beautiful state of Colorado. She attended the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, receiving a Bachelor's degree in Biology with an emphasis in ecology and evolution, as well as a minor in psychology. After finishing her undergraduate, Nicole attended Veterinary Technician School at the Community College of Denver in 2018.
Nicole enjoys many aspects of her job here at Loving Family but especially enjoys performing dental cleanings, monitoring anesthesia and working with exotic patients. In her spare time, Nicole likes to relax with her family and cuddle with her cat, Mooshy.
Certified Veterinary Technician/Surgery Lead
Myrah was born in Vallejo California and moved to Colorado with her family to have better opportunities. Myrah has always had love for animals so being on the country side, she was able to be more involved and get more of an experience with them. Taking care of chickens, horses, and of course her two Great Danes and three cats. She knew that the veterinary field was a perfect decision for her career. Myrah’s goal in the animal field is to further educate herself on animals, educate people on how to care for their animals, and to always give animals the best care. The path she took was to get her veterinarian assistant certification, and now is continuing her education at Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology to become a Veterinarian Technician. It took a lot to get to the position she is in now and she is so happy for more to come.
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!
Mamie graduated in 1988 from the University of North Dakota with a bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy. Her background in human physical therapy was in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine with a manual therapy emphasis. Since receiving her certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Therapist in 2011, she has practiced exclusively with animals. In 2013, she started her own mobile canine rehabilitation practice, Dog Rehab Works, LLC, based in Aurora, CO. She is a faculty member at Canine Rehabilitation Institute where she teaches evidence based concepts and principles of rehabilitation to veterinarians, physical therapists and veterinary technicians.
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.
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.
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.
Certified Veterinary Technician/Behavior Advocate
Rachel grew up all around the U.S. in a military family but has lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado most of her life. She graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in Colorado Springs from the veterinary technician program in May 2019. She has always loved caring for animals and has a special interest in clinical pathology and parasitology. At home she has two cats: Wubble and Keira and a puggle: Appa. In her free time, she plays video games, does tons of art projects and goes hiking and camping.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Sam was born and raised in Connecticut and found her way to Colorado after completing her undergraduate degree in Agriculture with a focus in Pre-Vet Medicine at Murray State University in Kentucky in 2018. She is currently a first year veterinary student up at CSU. She is very interested in small animals and wildlife and hopes to go into Orthopedics one day. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her two cats, Milk Dud and Snickers, hiking, skiing, crafting and cooking.
Natalie was born and raised in Southern California,and has been living in Colorado for about 3 years. Since Natalie was little, she always had a passion for animals and always dreamed of working with them. Natalie hopes to work more with rehabilitation, and help more animals return to the wild. Natalie's hobbies are cooking, yoga, knitting and eating. She also enjoys taking her dog Sadie on long walks around the park.
Nadia was born and raised in sunny South Africa, before finding her way to Colorado via a penguin research trip to Antarctica, one of 103 countries she has visited. Having grown up looking after wild animals and also many years of volunteering in shelters and clinics around the globe, she felt a step in veterinary medicine would be the perfect move - she is now continuing her education at Bel Rea Institute of Technology to be a Veterinary Technician. In her spare time she adores dragon boating, hiking and also road tripping around our beautiful state!
Mary has been in the veterinary field for over 20 years working as a Certified Veterinary Technician, Practice Manager, Instructor at Bel Rea Veterinary Technician Institute, Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist. Working with small animals was a life-long wish but finally became a reality in mid-life, not as a result of a crisis, but a dream-come-true and she would never consider doing anything else.
She also volunteers in her spare time with a rescue group called Breeder Release Adoption Service, that with a very small group of dedicated volunteers, rescues, vets and rehabs finds forever homes for former commercial breeding dogs (over 500 a year) who have outlived their usefulness or have medical or behavior issues that make them difficult to sell. She can’t think of an undertaking that is more worthwhile or fulfilling.
Ramanda was born in Pascagoula, MS where she grew up with a passion for helping animals of all kids. She has experience in shelters, general practices, and emergency animal hospitals. She recently moved to CO with her partner and 2 cats to gain as much knowledge as possible and continue her journey of helping animals in need.
Emile was born and raised in Colorado and has always had a love and interest in animals. Emilie graduated from George Washington High School in the International Baccalaureate Program then went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Hope College. Moving back to Denver, she realized how much she still loved working with animals and decided to start school to become a Veterinary Technician at Community College of Denver.
Carra was born in Steamboat Springs, CO but grew up in San Diego, CA. She came to Colorado to pursue her dream of veterinary medicine in 2016. She is currently getting her Bachelors degree in Biology and wants to attend veterinary school after. She hopes to one day work in remote areas to help underserved areas gain access to vet care. Carra has a strong passion for animal nutrition and client education. She lives with 4 dogs, two dachshunds and two golden retrievers. In her free time she spends her time with her dogs. She loves to kayak, sit by the lake and just be outdoors.
Veterinary Assistant/Client Education Coordinator