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. 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.

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Dr. Whitney Vaccari
Dr. Whitney Vaccari earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University and specializes in dentistry, soft tissue surgery, and feline medicine. She takes pride in fostering the human-animal bond, tailoring her care to individual needs while cherishing the ever-changing nature of her work. Dr. Vaccari enjoys playing tennis, pickleball, hiking, backpacking, skiing, and golfing. If she is stuck indoors, she enjoys cooking and reading. Originally from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, she conquered the Grand Teton and has an eclectic taste in music, oscillating between heavy metal and Taylor Swift. A fun fact about Dr. Vaccari is she cheered in college and around the world, including the New Year’s Day parade in London and rugby matches in Australia. She shares her home with Mini, a 16-year-old Chihuahua mix; Rhett, a 10-year-old boxer mix; Ellie, the adventurous 3-year-old beagle mix; and her cat, Tiny Cat. Alongside them, her husband Nate completes her joyful home.

Hospital Manager

Joseph Quinn, Hospital Manager
Joseph Quinn, Hospital Manager

Joe has had a lifelong desire to work with animals and has enjoyed being able to fulfill that dream by working in the veterinary industry since 2008. Joe came to Colorado by way of New York and attended the Bel-Rae Institute of Animal Technology. He demonstrates his love for all animals through his passion for working with both pets and their owners to ensure positive physical and emotional health and well-being. His loves are his family, hiking, and his best friend Oscar, a Shepard Mix rescue.

Client Care Specialist

Camila Dillon, Client Care Specialist
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.
Izzy, Client Care Specialist
Izzy, Client Care Specialist
Izzy was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico but has lived in Colorado for most of her life. She has always had a strong passion for animal rights and welfare and wants to dedicate her life to helping animals. Since joining the team at Loving Family Animal Hospital, Izzy has continued to grow in the veterinary field while providing excellent care for our clients and their pets.
Jolie Thomas, Client Care Specialist
Jolie Thomas, Client Care Specialist

Jolie has lived in Colorado for most of her life. She has always had a strong love for animals. On her free time she enjoys to spend her time outdoors, going on hikes in the mountains as well as spending quality time with her kitten named Milo. Jolie is new to the Veterinary industry and is excited to see where this new opportunity leads her in the future! 

Registered Veterinary Technicians

Myrah Haines, CVT
Myrah Haines, CVT

Growing up from Vallejo, California and now living in Colorado, Myrah is a recent grad from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology that has been in the field for about 4 years. She started in general practice, and now has participated with animal emergency medicine. Now she spends her time growing more as a veterinary technician, being an advocate for animals, and educating clients with preventative care. Myrah’s goal is to be a reliable technician for the clients and the patients. She also has two Great Danes, and two cats.

Assistants

Hena Rodriguez, Hospital Lead
Hena Rodriguez, Hospital Lead

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 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.

Melissa Severa, Assistant
Melissa Severa, Assistant

A Colorado native, Melissa has been in the Animal Welfare field since 2017 where she started at the Denver Dumb Friends League and transferred into general vet practice in 2020. Growing up in Conifer and being around her grandmother, who was a vet tech taught her to appreciate all stages of animal care. She thrives around all animals and loves the aspect of client education. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, photography, writing, playing her musical instruments and finding new places to adventure to. She also spends a lot of her time taking her adorable cat Venus on outdoor adventures (as she loves her harness and backpack)!

Shelby Kofler, Assistant
Shelby Kofler, Assistant

Hello, my name is Shelby. I just recently moved from a small town in Southwest Nebraska to the big city of Denver in March 2023. I have recently graduated from Nebraska College of Technical Agricultural with my Veterinarian Technician degrees. Shelby enjoys all different types of animals—especially the exotics. In the following years, she plan on going back to school to get my bachelor’s in Zoology. Shelby dreams of one day becoming a registered veterinary technician in a zoo. Shelby enjoys spending here free time adventuring the outdoors and collecting crystals and plants. Shelby has one pet at home— 8 year old goldendoodle name Stella Rose! If you know Shelby, she will fall in love with any type of doodles that will walk through the clinic doors.

Shelby Kofler, Assistant
Juanda Campbel, Assistant

Hello my name is Juanda. I was born in Michigan, but moved around to many different states growing up. I recently moved to Colorado in 2019 and have fallen in love with the beauty the state has to offer. I graduated from the East Valley Institute of Technology in 2019, as an Approved Veterinary Assistant (AVA). From there I pursued my career further. Graduating in 2021 with an associates degree in veterinary technology from Bel-Rea Institute. Since graduating I have expanded my knowledge in emergency medicine, and general practice medicine. I currently have a 4-year-old german shorthaired pointer named Hershey. Making my life always filled with lots of energy and love.