Veterinary Support

  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Brittany Hockensmith
    Veterinary Tech School: Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology

    Brittany was born and raised in Colorado.  She earned her Associates degree in Veterinary Technology from Bel-Rea Institute in 2009 and is currently a biology major at Metropolitan State University.  Brittany particularly enjoys seeing previously critical/sick patients return to health and go home to their human families.  Magnum, Brittany's Rottweiler, keeps her company when she's not at work and he often goes with her when she goes swimming, camping and hiking.

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Kathy Meyer
    Veterinary Tech School: Cedar Valley College, Texas
    School: Kent State University, AAS

    Kathy grew up in Ohio and lived in many states before settling down in Colorado.  She earned her Associates Degree from Cedar Valley College, Texas and joined our team in 2011 with over 15 years of experience.  What Kathy likes most about being a Licensed Veterinary Technician is providing care for our patients so that they are able to go home feeling much better than when they came in.  Kathy has 3 dogs; Shadow, Buddy, and Mr. Socks and 4 rabbits; Penny, Flip, Muffin, and Fluff (all rescues).  In her time away from the hospital Kathy enjoys pet sitting, sewing, and spending time with her husband and grandchildren.  Kathy has been a Licensed Colorado Wildlife Rehabilitator for Cottontails & Jackrabbits for the past 12 years.

  • Technician

    Pablo Galindo
    School: University of Cuenca, DVM

    Pablo is originally from Cuenca, Ecuador where he received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Cuenca in 2001.  Later that same year Pablo moved to the states and started working at VCA Wingate Animal Hospital. In 2004 Pablo decided to transfer to VCA Douglas County Animal Hospital as lead technician.  He is very dedicated and takes pride in the knowledge that he has, that allows him to really make a positive difference in the lives of  the pets we see.   His special interests are orthopedic and general surgery, and anesthesia. When he's not working, Pablo spends his time hiking, playing soccer, and swimming with his wife and 2 boys.  They share their home with 2 small Gecko lizards; Goku and Goham, and some Clown Fish.  

  • Technician

    Cyrus Kunze
    Veterinary Tech School: Bel-rea Institute of Animal Technology

    Cyrus attended Bel-rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver, Colorado where he earned his AAS degree.  While attending school he did his internship at VCA Douglas County Animal Hospital.  Cyrus enjoyed the exceptional level of patient care, and the staff so much that he decided our team immediately following graduation.  Being a native of Colorado, Cyrus has been a volunteer at the Denver Dumb Friends League for quite some time.  He enjoys tennis, hiking, biking and Legos.  His favorite part of the work he does at the hospital is seeing a sick four-legged friend wag its tail for the first time on its road to recovery.  Cyrus' special interests are emergency medicine, radiology and anesthesia.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Shelby Daylor
    Veterinary Tech School: Pima Medical Institute

    Several years ago Shelby decided to leave the heat and humidity of Florida behind for the beautiful seasons of Colorado.  Not long after being here she realized that her passion was to care for animals.  She attended Pima Medical Institute where she graduated as a Veterinary Assistant and she will be continuing her studies to earn her degree as a Certified Veterinary Assistant.  Shelby has 4 pets: Pixie, Harley, Sadie and Cassie (3 cats and 1 Plott Hound).  In her free time Shelby likes to hike, ski, and enjoy the outdoors.  Her favorite part of her job is being able to help pets and know that she did everything possible to take care of their needs.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Sonya Montgomery

    Sonya has been with VCA Douglas County since she was 16 years old. Sonya is particularly fond of Cats.  She has 7, all with their own unique personalities.  She feels that when a cat comes into the hospital scared and uneasy that it's her job to make them as comfortable as possible.  Her goal is to make your cat's visit as stress free as possible so that (s)he receives the best care possible.  But don't be fooled, Sonya loves all pets.  She has a Pit Bull, Charlie and a Cockatiel, Butterscotch that all live happily with her and her cats.