Certified Veterinary TechnicianCoral E
Coral is a first generation Colorado native and lived most of her childhood in Conifer, CO. Currently she lives in Arvada/Westminster area. Coral graduated from Bel Rea and finished her internship at VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in June 2014. Coral joined VCA Firehouse Animal Hospital family shortly after and loves every moment. In her free time Coral loves to watch movies and hang out with friends, family, and her husband. She also enjoys snuggling with her 2 dachshunds, Thomas and Rascal.
Certified Veterinary TechnicianNicole N
Nicole grew up in Indianapolis, IN and in 2013 Nicole graduated from Harrison College with an AAS in Veterinary Technology. She became a Veterinary Technician because “Working with animals is awesome! I love solving puzzles and learning new things all the time.” Nicole shares her household with her wife Leslie, their dog Athena and 2 cats, Simon and Finneas. In her free time, Nicole loves to acquire new technology and play with gadgets. She likes building new computers and dabbling with gaming.
Certified Veterinary TechnicianJessi P
Jessi was born and raised in Yankton, South Dakota. After high school she recived her AAS degree for Veterinary Technician at NECC in Norfolk, Nebraska. After school she ended up in Lincoln, NE at a small animal practice. After six years she decided to leave "The Good Life" of Nebraska for "Colorful Colorado" because she needed a change. She lives in Littleton with her husband, Nick. She has a Great Dane/Whippet/Dalmation mix named Kalea AKA White Lightening that has a really bad sweet tooth just like Jessi! In her spare time Jessi likes reading, learning to snowboard, and spending time outdoors.
Certified Veterinary TechnicianJulie P
Julie grew up in Oklahoma and then Kansas. She got her Bachelor’s in Animal Science from Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS. She moved to Denver in 2004 to attend Bel-Rea and graduated in 2006. Her favorite part of being a Certified Veterinary Technician is promoting the bond between clients and their pets and helping educate owners on how to play an active role in their pets care. Outside of work she enjoys travelling, reading, crafts, music, and spending time with friends and family.
Certified Veterinary TechnicianElisa R
Elisa and her husband moved to Denver in 2012 from Atlanta, GA. She graduated from Bel-Rea in March of 2015 after completing her internship at VCA Alameda East. When asked why she became a technician Elisa said, “Because animals are a special kind of magic”. Elisa shares her household with two dogs, Bodhi and Jezebelle; 2 guinea pigs, George and Catherine the Great; a rabbit, Emmerson; and a gecko, Sid Vicious. In her free time, Elisa likes to explore Colorado with her husband and love on her grandchildren.
Certified Veterinary TechnicianLiz S
Liz was born and raised in Norfolk, VA. She started in the veterinary field after moving to North Carolina where she was a technician for over a year. Wanting to become a CVT, she packed up her belongings and moved to Denver to attend Bel-Rea. After completing her internship at VCA Alameda East and graduating in June 2015, she joined the VCA Firehouse team. Elizabeth's household includes a cat named Nymeria, which she describes as "sassy and slightly bipolar" and a bubbly Beta named Justice. During her free time Liz enjoys baking, being outdoors, going to comedy shows and concerts, board games and snuggling with Nymeria.
Certified Veterinary TechnicianRebecca V
Rebecca is originally from Elgin, Illinois, but feels like a Colorado native having spent much of her life here. She received her A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology from Bel Rea with High Honors in 2002. She then spent 3 years in various capacities at a local 24 hour emergency clinic. Fate brought Rebecca to VCA Firehouse with her own sick kitties Manu and Mishka. She was so impressed with VCA Firehouse that she wanted to become part of the team. Rebecca enjoys spending her free time making music and playing cello with her boyfriend Munly. She also enjoys watching movies while inhaling a big bowl of popcorn, and taking long walks.
Veterinary AssistantA'nette B
A’nette Bertrand is from South Dakota and has lived in Denver since 2005. She moved here to attend Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology for her Associates degree and continued her education at Metropolitan State University of Denver for her Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Biology and Minor Chemistry. She worked on and off for a veterinary hospital while attending school. She went to Australia for a year on a Work and Holiday Visa where she volunteered at Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital and Center. She helped with injured birds, nocturnal animals, reptiles, and took care of the residents. While working with wildlife was an amazing opportunity and experience, she realized how much she missed working and interacting with dogs and cats and decided to get back in the veterinary field after returning to the States. One day soon, she hopes to finally rescue and adopt a dog and have a pet of her own.
Veterinary AssistantMichelle C.
Michelle was born and raised in South Florida, and decided to move to Denver for a change of scenery in 2016. As much as she loves the ocean, she needs mountains and forests around her! For as long as Michelle can remember, she has always wanted to be a veterinarian and she has never lived in a house without animals. She started in the veterinary field by volunteering at her local animal shelter. After adopting a sick kitten, she brought him to an animal hospital and was encouraged to apply for a job. Five years later, here she is, living out her dream of working as a vet tech! That kitten - Kyo von Kitton - is now a bit older, but he’s the love of her life and she cannot imagine not having him by her side.
When Michelle is not working, she enjoys wandering in nature, going to concerts, crafting, and traveling at any opportunity possible.