VCA Firehouse Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Amberly B

    Amberly grew up in the small town of Mishicot, WI and moved to Denver in 2009 to attend Bel-Rea Institute. She did her internship at VCA-Firehouse and after graduating in September 2010 was lucky enough to be hired there! Amberly lives in Thornton, CO with her roommate and fellow technician Nicole and her naughty little cattle dog mix Roxie Mo. In her free time she enjoys hiking, running, and hanging out with friends.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Matthew B


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Buck D

    Buck was born and raised in SLC, Utah until he was 19. He moved to Denver for school and a change in scenery. Buck graduated from Bel-Rea in June of 2012. The first year of his career he worked at DDFL before joining the Firehouse team. He loves the mountains and everything that comes with them (snow, hiking, navigating, etc.) He is a huge fan of playing sports and being active. Buck loves animals in general. He respects the unconditional love and loyalty companion animals provide. Buck also aspires to go to veterinary school one day. Some day Buck would like to join his brother in the fight against illegal animal trafficking and poaching.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Kristen D

    Kristen is originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She joined the U.S. Navy when she was 19 and traveled around the world. She and her family then decided to move west to sunny Colorado. It took several years for her to fall in love with Colorado but now she can't imagine living anywhere else because of the beautiful weather. She became a certified massage therapist and practiced massage for several years before she decided to attend Bel Rea. Kristen graduated with an A.A.S in veterinary technology in July 2007. She interned at Littleton Large Animal before she decided to focus on small animals. She and her husband Keith had a son named Kellan Finch in 2009. As a family, they enjoy swimming, yoga, hiking, watching movies and eating.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Tina D

    Tina, originally born in North Carolina, graduated as a Certified Veterinary Technician from Bel-Rea in 2002. She has practiced as a technician in a few clinics around the Denver area. Tina joined the VCA Firehouse team in April of 2010. She is a member of the CACVT association. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, shopping, swimming and taking walks with her dog, Zoe.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Emma H

    Emma grew up in the beautiful mountain town of Gunnison Colorado. She attended Bel- Rea Institute of Animal Technology earning an Associate of Applied Science. She did her internship at VCA Firehouse and loved it so much that she stayed working there after she graduated in September 2013. In her free time she enjoys spending time in the outdoors camping, fishing, and hiking. She has served active duty military since 2007, and now is a weekend warrior in the Navy Reserves. She lives in the Highlands with her pug, Bella Mae.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Jennifer H


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Jessi 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 Technician

    Denise R

    Denise moved here from a small town in New Mexico in 2007, shortly after graduating high school . She attended Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology and graduated in 2011 with an Associate of Applied Science degree. She was an intern here at VCA Firehouse and loved it so much she decided to become part of the team.
    In her free time she enjoys watching movies, reading and spending time with her friends and family.
     


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Brittany S

    Brittany was born and raised in Lincoln, NE , moved to Lawrence, KS for 4 years and finally moved to Denver in 2011 to attend the Bel Rea Institute. She worked at a small exotic practice in Littleton for 2 years while going to school. After completing an internship at VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital and receiving her Certified Veterinary Technology degree in Septemper 2013 she started at VCA Firehouse. In her free time Brittany enjoys going to concerts and music festivals as well as hiking and skiing in the mountains with her Samoyed/husky mix, Bindi. She also has a Blue cream tabby cat named Rilo and a Beta fish named Funk. She lives here in Denver with her best friend, Tara.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Sarah T

    Sarah grew up in Cincinnati and at the age of 20 she moved to West Virginia to attended Pierpont community and Technical collage and went through the veterinary technician program. She graduated in May 2013 with her associates in applied science. After graduation she decided it was time for a change and moved to Denver to be closer to her sister. Sarah has a Chihuahua, Yuki and a ragdoll, Mowgli. In her free time she loves having dinner parties, hanging out at the dog park and hiking.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Rebecca 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.

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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, please contact one of the following nearby emergency care clinics.

VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital
Ph: 303-366-2639
9770 E. Alameda Ave, Denver, C0 80247 (2 blocks west of Havana)

VRCC
Ph: 303-874-PETS (7387)
3550 S. Jason St, Englewood, CO 80110
 

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