Technician SupervisorCrystal Sinner
Crystal has been a technician for fifteen years. She got her start young because of her mom who is a dog groomer and her dad who did a lot of animal rescue. She and her husband currently have five fuzzy rescue children, 3 yorkies, and 2 cats. In her spare time she likes to help with yorkie rescue when she can. She is currently in school working towards her veterinary degree.
Certified Veterinary TechnicianTiffany Beatty, CVT
I am a certified veterinarian technician and I am also attending school to be a veterinarian in the near future. I am truly passionate about animals and my job.
Certified Veterinary TechnicianSamantha Highley CVT
Veterinary Tech School: Bel Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology
Sam (or SJ), is a Colorado native having grown up in Estes Park, and moved to Denver after high school. She loves spending time outdoors, especially camping and hiking, but she also loves to read and going to concerts. She and her husband share their home with Jolie, ( the Rottie), Oscar,( the Lhasa Apso), and their 2 cats, Indikia and Schroedinger. She is a Bel-Rea graduate and has special interests in dentistry and behavior.
Certified Veterinary TechnicianAshlea Jurgenson, CVT
Veterinary Tech School: Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology
School: Iowa State, Associates in Applied Sciences in Animal Technology
Ashlea became a part of the VCA Aspenwood team in April 2013 after finishing schooling at Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in March. She has a degree in Political Science which she obtained back home from Iowa State. She currently does not have any pets, but is looking forward to the one that will snag her attention. Her interests outside of work include skiing, playing the guitar, reading and writing. Her career aspirations are to one day attend a shoeing school for horses.
Veterinary Tech School: Bel-Rea
My name is Hollie. I am a recent graduate from Bel-Rea Institute. I have three dogs and a cat. My fuzzy kiddos are my family. I am originally from a small town in Western New York, but I have been in Denver for the past 12 years. I am a country girl at heart that lives in the city. Hiking and spending time with my boys "dogs" is my favorite thing to do. Being around animals daily is what keeps me going, they are always there to make your day better no matter what.
Christina started at VCA Aspenwood in September 2011. She has worked in animal shelters and animal hospitals for the last 10 years. she has three children and two grandchildren. She has 2 cats Oreo and Gordo, and a dog Cheyenne. She likes to spend time with her grandchildren, and likes to read. she loves animals, and loves spending time in the outdoors.
I grew up in New Jersey and moved to Colorado in 2010 to pursue my dream as a veterinary technician, and did just that by graduating from Bel-Rea Institute in June of 2013. I have two dogs named Gigi and Mikky and a cat named Chelly, all of which are the loves of my life. I love anything with adventure and being out doors, especially going hiking with my dogs.
School: University of Nebraska - Lincoln, B.S.
Ryan joined our team in 2008. He grew up in Omaha, NE and graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Veterinary Science. Before committing to four years of vet school, he decided to have some adventures and joined AmeriCorps, where he did such work as wildland firefighting in northern California, reconstruction after hurricane Katrina, and running interpretive programs at a state park in Pennsylvania. He moved to Denver after his stint in AmeriCorps and joined the team at VCA Aspenwood to explore potential career paths.
Ryan joined our team in August of 2013. He has been around animals for the majority of his life. He first started within our Pet Lodge, but transitioned into a Technician position. His pet family includes a rottweiler named Moose and 3 python snakes. In his off time, he enjoys being outdoors, concerts, and playing any type of sport. He also could listen to any type of music as he doen't favor any particular genre.
Karie joined our team in 2000, she has an interest and extensive experience in dentistry for cats and dogs. She has 4 dogs, 2 chihuahuas and 2 border collie mixes. Karie loves to go camping and fishing. She has made it a goal to try to do more of the outdoor sports that she loves. She is very proud to have worked here as long as she has and looks forward to many more years with her VCA Aspenwood family, her second home.