Meet the friendly staff at Advanced Animal Care of Colorado!
Charlie came to AACC in April of 2012. He was rescued by the clinic after being abandoned and shot with a BB gun. Due to the severity of his wounds, his left front limb was amputated by our great doctors. Since then, he has called AACC his home and loves to greet all our clients daily. If you see him, take a minute to say hi, he'll love you for it!
Please welcome our new Hospital Manager Crystal Goodman. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications and Public Relations with a Human Resources Certification. She joined our team because she enjoys helping people and getting to know clients and their fur family. She abides by a quote from Maya Angelou, 'I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.' She has 20 years of customer service experience and cares about the experience each client has when they visit. She's very excited to be working with such a wonderful and compassionate team. She feels it's very rewarding to be in a place where she sees people making a difference and having fun while doing it, whether it's playing with a dog in pool so they get water therapy or watching a groomer fluff a dog's hairdo. She herself has a cat named Gary who enjoys dressing up in costume as much as she does. She also enjoys biking, live music so she can shake a leg, and laughing with loved ones. Please know you can always reach her by phone, email, or stop by to say hello!
Kelsey moved to Colorado when she was 7 years old from California, but if you ask her Colorado will forever be her home! Kelsey has been part of the AACC family since May 2015 where she started as a CSR and has since moved up to front office manager. She is the proud owner of a beautiful 7 year-old deaf Blue Heeler Mix named Tula, a 6 year-old rescue cat named Demmi, and a 10 month old spunky stray kitten named Tobias. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Matt, and together they love traveling and spending time on the lake. Every summer Kelsey and her husband spend two weeks in Maine visiting with family and traveling to see as many light houses as they can.
Dailyn is a Colorado native who moved to Fort Collins originally to pursue veterinary medicine, but changed paths in 2014 to study Conservation Biology - a career field that combines animals and the environment. She has two dogs, Maggie and Finn who run her life (and her bank account). When she is not school, at AACC, or teaching yoga at a little studio in Windsor, she spends all of her time in the mountains or abroad. in the past two years Dailyn has studied conservation in Kenya, Panama, and Ecuador with plans to do field work after graduation.
Born and raised in Colorado, Katie has one dog and two kitties. She is an avid animal lover and has been fortunate enough to have raised Mastiffs, chickens, horses, and hedgehogs. Katie enjoys the outdoors including camping, hiking, and shooting. She also loves art, writing, and photography. You may recognize Katie's, as she is a returning employee having worked here over two years ago. She is excited to be back!
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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 workings as a technicians at other clinics where she found her way to Fort Collins. On her days off, you can find her at the shooting range, going out with friends, or playing with her Border Collie, Silas.
Erica grew up in New Mexico and Minnesota. She graduated from Argosy University in 2011 as a Veterinary Technician. She moved to Fort Collins in the 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.
Courtney was born and raised in San Jose, CA before moving to Farmington Hills, MI with her family. In 2016, she made the decision to move to Denver to pursue vet tech school at Bel-Rea Institute, sadly leaving her two dogs who she had for their whole lives. After completing her internship at AACC and graduating in Dec 2018, she was hired on as a Technician with us. Courtney currently lives in Greeley, CO with two 6 yr old rescue greyhounds named Baxter and Moose, both of whom are retired racers, and a 9 month old tabby cat named Tubz.
Shoko has been with AACC since early 2015. Shoko considers herself a Colorado native having mostly grown up here although she was born in Iwakuni, Japan. At AACC, she particularly loves the client education piece of her job and helping clients understand the veterinary care of their furry family members. Shoko likes to spend time between shifts with her boyfriend out camping, riding dirt bikes, going to music festivals and shows, relaxing at home with video games, or playing with their numerous animals. Between the two of them , there are six dogs, five cats, two horses, and two sweet little rats in the house.
Elisha was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona where she always had a passion for animals. She moved to Fort Collins in 2015 to start her Bachelor's Degree in Equine Sciences at Colorado State University. Elisha plans to continue on to pursue her DVM after graduating in the fall. When not working at AACC, she is hiking in the mountains, traveling around the world, going to music festivals, or hanging out with her boyfriend, Rob, their dog, Bella, three snakes, Saphira, Smaug, and Pablo, and two geckos, Bambi and Faline.
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.
Meredith was born and raised just north of Chicago in a suburb called Evanston. She moved to Fort Collins in 2014 to pursue a degree in Social Work at Colorado State University. After graduating in 2018 and doing some soul searching she realized animals are better to work with than humans. She has been working at doggy daycares for just over a year now, with the vague dream of maybe opening her own one day. When Meredith is not playing wit the dogs in daycare and making funny noises at them, you can find er lounging on the couch with her boyfriend, Sam and their dogs, Crash and Charlie. She also enjoys video games, the occasional hike and looking at dogs on the rescue pages that she can't adopt (yet).
Taylor was born and raised in Colorado. She has lived in Fort Collins for 5 years. She is going to CSU for Zoology to become a zookeeper. Taylor has a cuddly cat and a cute dog at home. When she's not playing with all the dogs in daycare she's hanging out outside or planning her future travels around the world.
Brandy is a Colorado native. Her fiance and her have two amazing dogs, Zoey & Milo, and two sweet cats, Tiger & Ink. When she is not at work, their little family goes on hikes, to the dog park and loves to enjoy the outdoors. She is very passionate towards animals and learning as much as she can so she can help as many animals as possible.
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.
Hunter is a Fort Collins native with a passion for animals. He has been mastering his grooming skills since 2012, and his love for dogs has only grown. When he's not working, he is spending time with his 10 month old Akita puppy, Bertha. Hunter also enjoys getting lost in teh woods, shredding the slopes, or hitting the road on his motorcycle.