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.
As a graduate from Colorado State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Equine Science, Maile enjoys working in the industry with horses as well as companion animals. She joined the AACC family back in 2015 and enjoys being an advocate for owners and their pets. Since she was young, she has always been an animal fanatic and spends her time around her furry family. She has a sweet, adorable dachshund named Pebbles, a ball-obsessed lab named Lula, a fluffy floppy BMD named Flynn, a cuddly kitty called Ravenclaw, and a Gypsy Paint horse named Indy. When she's not tending to her zoo at home, Maile is out on a trail ride, reading, or going to Harry Potter World in Orlando and being a huge nerd.
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!
Bio coming soon!
Greysen was born in Amarillo, Texas and raised in Hereford, Texas. For the last four years, he has resided in Huntington Beach, California but just recently moved to Fort Collins in March 2019. He has lived and traveled to multiple beautiful places across the United States including New York, Oregon, Washington D.C., Washington State, New Mexico, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Las Vegas and many more. He is an avid traveler and enjoys the change in scenery. Throughout his childhood, his home has always been filled with animals. He has a dog named Lil Bear that currently lives in Texas with his family. Greysen's dream job is to work for a zoo or exotic animal rescue as he hopes to be able to give back to those in need. When Greysen is not at work, he enjoys spending time with family, exploring new trails around the area, looking for the unseen parts of nature, and napping.
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.
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 always had a true love for animals and the Colorado mountains. She has run an in home animal care business in the Wellington, Livermore, and Red Feather Lakes areas for 8 years and also works at Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch in Red Feather Lakes, CO guiding horseback rides in the Roosevelt National Forest every summer. Sara lives in Livermore, CO with her husband, their two sons, two dogs, two cats, and three horses. In her free time, Sara enjoys time outside hiking, fishing, horseback riding, snowboarding, camping, and spending time with her family and friends.
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.
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 she is a student at Colorado State University seeking to earn her Doctorate 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 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.
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 DogTales attendant in January 2014 and became the lead in May of the same year. 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.
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.
Rachel was born and raised in Illinois where she graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. After graduation 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 industry for over 5 years. When she is not loving on animals, she enjoys being outdoors and listening to music.
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.
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 with the dogs in daycare and making funny noises at them, you can find her lounging on the couch with her dog, Charlie, her boyfriend, Sam, and his dog, Crash. She also enjoys video games, the occasional hike and looking at dogs on 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.
Bio coming soon!
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.
Kayleigh is a northern Colorado native with a big interest in animal and animal behavior, dogs especially. She has been a practicing all breed groomer since 2013 and loves every minute of it. When she's not helping animals feel and look their best, she enjoys exploring the great outdoors with her best friend, a sweet pit-bull mix named Sammi. She also loves live music, disc golf, yoga and spending time with her boyfriend and her car, Lyla.
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.