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 TechnicianKerry K
Kerry Kohler's home away from home is Ames, Iowa, the Cyclone state! Kerry moved to Colorado to attend Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology, where she earned an Associates degree of Applied Sciences. Kerry found her passion and calling from adopting her first dog in the 8th grade, a Brittany Spaniel named Toby. Her love for all animals grew as well as her furry family! She stays busy with her Terrier mix, Nibbler, a fluffy domestic long hair, Cat Stevens, and keeping room open for foster dogs.
Certified Veterinary TechnicianToni K
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 TechnicianAriel Q
Ariel is a 3rd generation Denver native, born and raised in Park Hill and now living in the North City Park area. She graduated from Bel-Rea in December of 2013 with Honors. She completed her internship at VCA Alameda East and joined the team at VCA Firehouse in January of 2014. She loves spending time with her Boston Terrier, Lexington Steele and her American Bulldog, Kima. Most of Ariel’s free time is spent playing roller derby with the Denver Roller Dolls as a member of the all-star travel team, the Mile High Club. Additionally, she enjoys reading, watching movies and dancing.
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.
Certified Veterinary TechnicianDrea Y
Andrea (Drea) was born in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and moved to Denver in 2007. She went to Bel-Rea to become a Veterinary Technician and graduated in December of 2014. When asked why she became a Veterinary Technician Drea said, “It is my life passion to want to help animals and to educate pet parents on the health of their animals. Also when my little girl Angel was diagnosed with cancer it reignited my desire to join the veterinary field. “ Drea lives with a Tuxedo cat named Samus, a German Shephard, Chewy and Brownie a Pitbull mix. In her free time, Drea likes to spend time with her family, play video games, hike, spend time in the mountains and reading.
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.