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MANAGEMENT

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Charlotte, Front Office & CGR Manager

Charlotte is a Fort Collins native that has been working in the field of Veterinary Medicine for over 15 years. She received her Associates of Applied Science in Business Management in 2007. She is devoted to maintaining high standards of patient care and client communication. She is an avid Broncos fan and has a passion for cooking, reading, and scrapbooking. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Jason, exploring the beautiful mountains and doting on their amazing American Bulldog mix, Phelan.

Rachel, DOG TALES Lead

Rachel moved to Colorado from Illinois and has two dogs, Molly and Olive, as well as cats and turtles. She enjoys travelling and listening to music.

TECHNICIANS

Brianna, Certified Veterinary Technician

Brianna has been a CVT since June 2007, after obtaining her A.A.S. from Bel-Rea Institute. Before that, she graduated from Colorado State with a degree in Wildlife Biology. She has a passion for learning holistic medicine, and gaining as much knowledge in veterinary medicine as possible, to better care for her four legged family members. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, hiking, camping, boating, trail riding, painting, and crafty projects. She lives in Eaton with her husband Brian, son Bowen, dogs Calvin and Bella, horses Uname and Cade, cat Ninja, parrots Bugsy and Cookie, and many chickens. Brianna is excited to be a part of the AACC team.

Sara L, Certified Veterinary Technician

Sara is a Fort Collins, CO native. She received her Associates of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology in 2011 and has been working at AACC since the spring of 2012. She has a true love for animals and the CO mountains. She has run an in-home animal care business in the Wellington, Livermore, and Red Feather Lakes areas for two years. For the past six years she has also worked at Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch in Red Feather Lakes, CO guiding horse back rides in the Roosevelt National Forest. Sara lives in Red Feather Lakes with her husband, 7-year-old son, a new baby, their three dogs, two cats, three horses, and one cockatoo. In her free time Sara enjoys time outside hiking, fishing, horseback riding, snowboarding, camping, and spending time with her family and friends.

Teressa, Certified Veterinary Technician

Teressa moved to Colorado in 2006 from Michigan to attend Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. She received her AAS in 2007 and her veterinary technician certification shortly after. Teressa worked as a CVT in a small animal clinic for five years in Denver before moving to Fort Collins in July 2013 to support her husband Tyler's educational pursuits. Teressa and Tyler have a sweet rescue named Simone and a lively Brittany Spaniel named Gunner. When Teressa is not helping animals here at AACC, she loves hiking, snowboarding, and horseback riding.

Amber, Certified Veterinary Technician & SPLASH Coach

Erica, Veterinary Technician & SPLASH Coach

Erica grew up in Minnesota and moved to Fort Collins in the summer of 2013 to experience the Colorado lifestyle. Sabian, her precious boxer mix loves to cuddle. When Erica is not "teching," she enjoys hiking, camping, dancing, and otherwise enjoying the great outdoors.

Alli, Veterinary Technician

Tyler, Veterinary Technician

Amanda, Veterinary Assistant

Shoko, Veterinary Assistant

Erin, Veterinary Assistant

Erin was born and raised in California and has since followed a passion for travel that has taken her around the globe. After spending four years living abroad in China she decided to change her course and go back to school. This brought her to Fort Collins, with her rescued Chinese street cat, Zuma, where she plans on attending CSU for veterinary medicine in the next few years. She started as a Dog Tales attendant since January of 2014 and became the lead in May. As of October 2016, she moved over to the hospital side and is learning a lot as a veterinary assistant while she's in school working her way toward being a veterinarian.

Kayla, Veterinary Assistant

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES

Beth, Customer Service Representative

Beth has a sweet yorkie named James and an adorable rescued barn kitty, Elfie. She was born in Indonesia, and is an amazing seamstress who can fix anything and teach you how to sew too. She also enjoys biking and collecting bones.

Kelsey, Customer Service Representative

Kelsey has a dog named Tula, a cat named Demmi and recently got engaged! She's lived in Colorado since 1999. She loves the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Avalanche.

Maile, Customer Service Representative

Maile works with horses as well as takes care of her sweet, adorable dachshund Pebbles. She is currently in her third year at Colorado State University for Equine Science and is hoping to work in therapeutic riding in the future. She loves Harry Potter!

Jenny, Customer Service Representative

Jenny owns a cute corgi mix named Xan. She enjoys sports, watching the Denver Broncos, and Harry Potter.

Paige, Customer Service Representative

Paige recently moved from Phoenix. She owns a dog named Logan. She likes crafting and sewing and is currently studying fashion design.

DOG TALES ATTENDANTS

Liz, DOG TALES Attendant

Liz, a Colorado native, began working with animals in 2009 as a veterinary clinic volunteer at Boulder Humane Society, then began working in dog daycare while finishing her degree. In 2013, She graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a Bachelor's in Biochemistry with minors in Chemistry and Evolutionary and Ecological Biology. Her personal mission is to improve the relationship between animals, humans and the environment in which they live. She hopes to create an environment at Dog Tales where each pet that comes here, gets the most out of their time and feels welcome and safe. With her boyfriend, Mike, and three dogs, Ares, Tuxedo, and Athena, they spend their free time exploring the outdoors of colorful Colorado.

Zach, DOG TALES Attendant

Krista, DOG TALES Attendant

Carissa, DOG TALES Attendant

Carissa is from Bend, Oregon, and has lived in Colorado for three years. She is in her third year at CSU studying Animal Science. She is excited to be working with dogs again since she grew up around ranch dogs. Carissa also has horses that she works with and does training and lessons for little kids.

Michelle, DOG TALES Attendant

Dailyn, DOG TALES Attendant

Breanne, DOG TALES Attendant

GROOMERS

Kayleigh, Groomer

Kayleigh is a typical Northern Colorado native. Along with animals she loves the outdoors, cinema, music and video games. She has loved animals for as long as she can remember and has experience with not only pet dogs and cats but also turtles, birds, and rats. Kayleigh has gained much experience and knowledge at Advanced Animal Care of Colorado and has become a superb groomer. She would love the chance to beautify your dog!

TRAINERS

Harline, B.S., M. Ed, Dog Trainer, Member APDT

Harline Larkey owns PawsWise Dog Training, and is a dog trainer who specializes in anxiety and fear, separation issues, lack of focus, impulse control, and human-dog and dog-dog aggression. She is currently not available for private and on-site behavior consultations, but you can visit her website at www.pawswise.com to learn more about her.

Hope Mielke, Puppy Class Trainer

Hope has spent her entire life immersed in canine culture, starting with dog-sitting and grooming school. She has been training dogs for 14 years and considers herself a cross-over trainer that focuses on positive reinforcement. She is dedicated to teaching owners how to communicate, and relate to, their dogs. Families are always welcome to participate in her canine training classes as she encourages children to be present in the classes with their parents. When she has the opportunity, Hope enjoys competing in AKC trials with her collies. She has also been active in confirmation, obedience, and agility for 14 years, and would like to offer showing and confirmation classes in the future.

Alan, Agility Trainer 

Alan brings over 15 years of agility and obedience training skills and competitive experiences with him. He has owned and shown Chihuahuas, Miniature Schnauzers, American Cocker Spaniels, Golden Retrievers, and Border Collies in Singapore before moving to the USA more than 10 years ago. His move here was to chase his childhood dreams to become a professional dog trainer.

Currently, he is showing a 15-year-old Border Collie, Rain, in agility competitions and a 5-year-old Border Collie, Singa, for the same sport.

Besides earning major titles and competing in AKC and USDAA Nationals, Alan is also helping students achieve agility titles and qualifications to many National and AKC Agility Invitationals. His number one goal in training is to help students enjoy the sport, and help their dog have fun with them.

His student's dogs include: Viszlas, Shepherds, Shelties, Labradors, Staffordshire Terriers, Border Terriers, Boston Terriers, Papillions, Australian Shepherds, Pugs, Chihuahuas, Miniature Schnauzers, Dobermans, Jack Russell Terriers, Golden Retrievers, Miniature Poodles, and mix breeds, just to name a few.

Alan retired a decade or so ago from the corporate business world to teach agility full time. He is very passionate about the sport, and loves to help his students excel in the competitions. He utilizes positive reinforcement with play and treats in his training. Alan does not follow any specific agility training systems. He adopts techniques from a variety of training methods to help handlers and dogs form a solid team to run any prescribed agility course.

A major technique, rarely used by many instructors in agility, but used by Olympians, is the use of visual feedback. Alan uses video cameras and computer systems to illustrate correct use of cues and timing to ensure dogs learn without bad habits. Students learn to apply mental management techniques, the law of physics, and dog/owner visual tools to their agility work. Dogs that learn agility skills in this way have minimal impact to their physical well-being, and perform well when they compete.

You can preview some of Alan's training of his dogs, Singa and Rain. Visit www.powerpups.net.

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