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Our Support Team
Rebecca, Hospital Manager
Rebecca recently moved to Colorado from Indiana where she managed a 24 Hour Emergency and General Practice. She has been working in the Veterinary field for over 11 years after receiving her Bachelor of Arts in 2003 from Indiana University. Prior to her role in Indiana she lived in Brooklyn, New York where she began her veterinary career. She enjoyed eight years in New York where she worked for a feline only, small veterinary hospital as well as a national Emergency and Specialty Center. Rebecca has two black cats named Merle and Bernie. She enjoys the Colorado landscape and loves heading to the mountains on the weekends.
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 was born and raised in Illinois where she graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. After graduating in 2014 she moved to Colorado with her girlfriend and crew of animals, which include 2 dogs, 3 cats, and reptiles. Rachel has worked in the animal field for over 5 years. When she is not loving on animals she enjoys being outdoors and listening to music.
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.
An Arizona native, born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Amber graduated from Pima Community College in the Spring of 2015 with an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, and has since gone on to obtain her license as a Certified Veterinary Technician. Before coming to Colorado in 2016, Amber spent some time traveling the country volunteering and working in a variety of different clinical settings. Her areas of interest include Nutrition, Toxicology, Emergency/Critical Care, and Rehabilitation. On her off days, she enjoys being outdoors hiking, backpacking, fishing, bouldering, and horseback riding. She is the proud owner of two horses (a Missouri Foxtrotter “Georgia” and a Quarter Horse Mare named “Lil’ Bit”), Border Collie mix “Sadie,” a very rambunctious cat by the name of “Alfie,” and a very lively, friendly flock of nine hens.
Erica, Veterinary Technician & SPLASH Coach
Erica grew up in New Mexico and Minnesota. She graduated from Argosy University in 2011 as a Veterinary Technician. She moved to Fort Collins summer of 2013 to experience the Colorado lifestyle. Since moving to Colorado, Erica truly loves fishing, hiking, camping, swimming, exploring, and otherwise enjoying the great outdoors. Erica's true passion aside from exploring is animals! Caring, focused and passionate, Erica has provided a wealth of knowledge and dedication to our team when it comes to patient and client care.
Tyler, Veterinary Technician
Tyler, a native to this mountainous state, was born and raised in Colorado Springs. To pursue her passion to care for animals, she graduated in 2014 from the Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology. After graduation, Tyler spent many years working as a technician at other clinics where she found her way to Fort Collins following Dr. Woodley. On her days off, you can find her at the shooting range, going out with friends or playing with her Border Collie, Silas.
Amanda, Veterinary Assistant
If you have been to the hospital since 2014, you have likely seen Amanda, whether up front as a CSR or in the back as a veterinary assistant. When not spending time caring for her two dogs, Merlin and Lucca, Amanda can be found eating hand-picked artisanal M&M's or Fruit Loops. If she is not working for a veterinarian, Amanda is probably studying to become one as a student at Colorado State University seeking to acquire her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. It has been said that if the moon is right, and you are patient enough, then you may just spot her riding horses, cuddling with her dogs, or playing ice hockey.
Shoko, Veterinary Assistant
Shoko is basically a Colorado native, being raised here for most of her life although she was born in Iwakuni, Japan. She moved to Fort Collins to attend Colorado State University and received her bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences. Although she has tried her hand at other careers, there is something about working with animals that she loves so much and keeps being drawn back to. Shoko's heart and soul live outside of her body in her little Chihuahua-heeler mixes Cadence and Whiskey, who share her personal home zoo with cats Claudio Sanchez and Amarula, and rats Bella and Kronos.
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
Kayla was born and raised in Kailua, Oahu where she grew up around horses competing in the Hunter Jumper world and teaching youngsters riding lessons. To continue her career working with animals, she moved to Colorado to attend school at CSU in 2011 where she then graduated with a Bachelors of Science and a Marketing degree. After a few years in the large animal industry she found her way to AACC where she found a new passion in small animal medicine. When she isn't working you can find her spending her days off; camping, crafting, and adventuring with her Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Coosa.
Michelle, Overnight Technician
Michelle is a Wellington, CO native who has wanted to be in the veterinary field since she was 5 years old. She earned her Approved Veterinary Assistant certificate as a senior in High School through concurrent enrollment at FRCC in 2012. She went on graduated with her AAS in Veterinary Technology in August 2014 and earned her CVT certificate in March 2015. She has worked in this field for over 4 years in various positions at different hospitals and loves it; however, she has discovered her calling for the night shift. When she isn’t working you can find her spending time with her family (mom, dad, and little sister), enjoying some Sci-Fi, exercising her creativity getting behind the lense of a camera, going to the drive-in, on the softball field, or hanging with her two dogs, Shadow an Australian Kelpie and Toby, a rescue.
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES
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.
Dailyn, Customer Service Representative
Dailyn is a Colorado native who moved to Fort Collins in 2014 to study Conservation Biology at CSU. She has two dogs, Maggie and Finn, and she enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, camping, and mountain biking. In 2016 Dailyn received her yoga teaching certification and has been teaching on the side ever since. In addition, she is a major travel bug, spending a few weeks in the past two years in Kenya and Panama, studying conservation and human dimensions.
DOG TALES ATTENDANTS
Zach, DOG TALES Attendant
Zach was born and raised in Southern California where he spent his days lounging on the beach with his best pups Blummer and Ellie. College brought him to Colorado where he first aspired to be a Biomedical Science major with a pre-vet track. After some soul searching, he switched his major to computer science where he found his true passion to be a technological wizard. He joined the AACC team in November of 2015. He now enjoys bringing his shared-custody pup, Blazer Blaze, to daycare, hitting a wiffle ball around, and taking hikes around Colorado.
Krista, DOG TALES Attendant
Krista was born and raised in eastern Nebraska and moved to Fort Collins in 2013. She absolutely adores her little family, which includes her boyfriend, Sam and her two doggies, Lola and Norman. She is going back to school in the fall with hopes to either become a veterinary technician or to open up an animal rescue/shelter. When she is not concentrating on her fur children and animals in general, Krista enjoys being in the outdoors and rafting the white waters of the Poudre River.
Michelle, DOG TALES Attendant
Michelle was born and raised in the Windy City (Chicago) where she group up on a lake, water skiing and wakeboarding. Her love of animals brought her to Colorado where she graduated from CSU with a degree in Zoology. She has two beautiful dogs, Bisco (Akita/Lab mix) who enjoys coming to daycare with her every day and Mia (German Shepherd) who is a typical crazy shepherd! Michelle joined the Dog Tales team in February of 2017. When she isn't busy playing with all the daycare pups, she enjoys spending her time working on her vintage trailer, and going to shows.
Chelsea, DOG TALES Attendant
Chelsea was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Her college career brought her to Colorado where she graduated from CSU in May of 2016 with a degree in Zoology. Chelsea joined the AACC team back in April of 2015 and after taking a year to travel after graduation, she has recently returned to the Dog Tales team. In her spare time she enjoys backpacking, hiking 14ers, taking road trips and hanging out with her pup, Brylee!
Sara, DOG TALES Attendant
Sara is a California native from Los Angeles, transplanted to Fort Collins to pursue her interests in animals. She recently graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelors of Sciences in Equine Sciences and plans on using her knowledge to pursue a career in behavior, training, and cognition of domestic animals.
Lesley, DOG TALES Attendant
Lesley was born and raised in Colorado and is attending her third year of school at CSU in Biomedical Sciences, with the goal of attending veterinary school in the future. She has a goldendoodle that lives at home with her family, but he obviously enjoys visiting his sister in Fort Collins more. In her free time, she enjoys adventuring in the outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and playing music.
Delani, DOG TALES Attendant
Delani was born and raised in Fort Collins. A CSU alum with a degree in Zoology, Delani has a passion for animal behavior. Although she previously helped train mountain lions, bobcats, and bighorn sheep, Delani has spent the last year and a half studying to become a certified dog trainer. She been in the animal care field for ten years and has been employed as a kennel technician in daycare and boarding for a little over three years. If she's not with dogs, chances are you will find her with her horses, adventuring with friends or on a mountain side sketching!
Juliet, DOG TALES Attendant
Juliet was born in Phoenix, Arizona but moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado at a young age, practically making her a native. In the pursuit of her education, she moved to Fort Collins as a transfer student to finish her degree in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability. Her goal is to use her degree to pursue environmental conservation and animal activism. She has 5 cats, 2 dogs, and a bearded dragon back home in Colorado Springs and 2 guinea pigs (Chicken and Potato) with her here in Fort Collins. Her love for animals extends to all aspects of her life as she is a vegetarian, cruelty-free product advocate, and vegan-clothing wearer.
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!
Breanne was born and raised in Connecticut until she moved to Colorado in 2015. She is currently going to school at Colorado State University here in Fort Collins to a pursue fish, wildlife, and conservation biology degree. She recently adopted her first fur baby, Goose the cattle dog mix.
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 over 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. Hope has also been active as a 4-H dog project leader teaching showmanship, obedience, and agility to 4-H members. She would like to offer conformation show preparation classes in the future.