Nicole Molnar Nicole was born in California, but grew up in the beautiful state of Colorado. She attended University of Colorado in Colorado Springs for 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 and recently graduated. Nicole hope’s to one day work in an animal sanctuary with wild animals, but also has a huge interest in exotic pet’s. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors with her two dogs, Rio and Cassie. When she finds time to relax, she cuddles her cat Mooshy and loves to watch her rabbit, Roscoe, binky around the house. Certified Veterinary Technician/Surgery Lead Dani Williams Dani is 23 years old and has dreamed of working in an environment for helping animals since she was very small. Holding onto that dream she recently graduated from Pima Medical Institute for Veterinary Assistant as her first step into the veterinary world. Her short-term goal is to start the Veterinary Technician program at Pima.
Dani's long-term goal is to become a veterinarian that is specialized in dentistry and to help as many people and animals along the way.
Dani has one daughter named Emma and two female DLH cats named Espur and Evie. Certified Veterinary Technician Miranda Baker Miranda was born in Monterey California but moved to Colorado when she was four. She has shared the love of the mountains, snow and camping lifestyle. Miranda has grown up owning all sorts of animals and loved each and every one of them to the moon and back. She works as a vet assistant while she is currently attending Penn Foster College to become a vet tech. She currently has two kids (cats) named Elsa and Pumpkin. If you don’t find her at work you will find her at Zumba classes, shopping or playing with her animals!
AAHA Quote- “I choose AAHA because I want an educated, safe and caring hospital for my animals needs” Assistant Michelle Mina Michelle has lived in several places around the United States, but decided to move to Colorado after a school trip helped her "fall in love with the sky". She graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 2015. Michelle had worked in a dog daycare, wildlife rehabilitation center, and another veterinary hospital before deciding she wanted to work with more exotics and finding herself at LFAH. She has six pets at the moment- the puppies Butterscotch, Kida, and Kuko, the kitten Anya, and Atticus and Barnaby the hedgehogs. In her free time Michelle loves to work on art projects and crafts, explore the outdoors with friends, play video games, experience new things, and spend time with her loved ones. Certified Veterinary Technician/Cat Advocate Emilie Bickel 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.
At home she has three silly cats: Boo (The Queen Bee), Bramble (The Lazy Lion) and Vinnie (The Spaz). In her spare time, she loves reading, watching movies, cooking/baking, going to Rockies games and solving escape rooms with friends. Assistant/Cat Advocate Andy Fearheilley 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. Assistant Mamie Whitman 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. PT, CCRT Emily Henderson Emily was born here in Denver Colorado. She is currently going to Bel Rea Veterinary Technician school to become a veterinarian technician . She is very excited to continue this path in her life. Emily has four dogs, Sophie, Charlie, klaus, and maisy and six chickens! She has always been an animal lover and can’t wait to pursue her dream. In her free time she loves to ski, hike, go kickboxing and work out. Assistant Kayla Steffey 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!
Technician Kendra Richling 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. Assistant Chris Cuypers Chris was born and raised in Longmont, Colorado. Since he was a young boy, he has always had an affinity for animals. As he grew up, he had a different idea for a career path that involved game and graphic design; however, in the last year and a half, Chris rediscovered his passion for animals and started working at his local animal clinic. From there, he learned a great deal of the field and decided to continue his journey. He has recently graduated from Penn Fosters' Veterinary Technician Assistant Career Program. Chris now lives in Aurora and believes to have found his new work family to continue to grow his skills and help all kinds of animals. Assistant Stephanie Gonzales Stephanie has lived in Colorado her whole life. She graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in March of 2020 and loves working with animals. Her own chihuahua, Nyla, aka Wormy, is one of the biggest motivations in pursuing a career with animals. Stephanie strongly values the bond humans make with animals, and being able to help them everyday is her absolute dream. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games, reading, and spending time with her family (and of course her little chihuahua!) Assistant Carra Crotz 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 Katalynn King Katie is a Colorado Native who discovered her love and admiration of animals as young as eight years old when she started her own "Pet Walking & Grooming" business in Denver. As years passed, that same love and admiration flourished into seeking a career in the field of helping animals on a professional level. Graduating from Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology with an Associates in Applied Science, then passing the VTNE becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician, she now has expertise in General Practice with a special interest in Small Animal & Exotic medicine. She enjoys immersing herself in the Colorado lifestyle of exploring the mountains, Horseback riding & has 5 Fur Babies of her own including 2 cats, 2 dogs, and a parrot. Certified Technician Rachel Smith 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