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.
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.
Dr. Whitney Vaccari
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
Izzy, 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!
Certified Veterinary Technicians
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.
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.
Grace Lahey, CVT
Grace is originally from California and moved to Colorado for school, to become a certified veterinary technician. After graduation she plans to specialize in emergency medicine for small animals and exotics. She has always had a passion for working with animals, large or small. Grace has a single dog at home, Tesla Marie, a 2yr old pit-bull who keeps her young and full of energy and has helped Grace discover a passion for Bully breeds. Grace and Tesla like to spend their days in the garden soaking up the sun and playing ball together.
Anastacia Byrson, CVT
Hello! My name is Anastacia and I am 25 years old. I was born in Wyoming and moved to CO when I turned 21. I will graduate with my Vet tech license 11-11-23 with an interest to specialize or continue my education, maybe in dentistry or wild animal rehabilitation. My love of animals started when I was younger. As a child I was always trying to bring in stray cats or dogs or raise baby birds that had fallen out of their nests. In my free time I regularly practice yoga or take my German Shepherd up into the mountains. Being from Wyoming I’ve always loved hiking, camping and just being up in the mountains in general.
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 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
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
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.