Veterinary Tech School: Bel-Rea
Larissa grew up in Evergreen, Colorado and moved to Littleton, Colorado in 2004. In 2006, Larissa graduated from Artistic Beauty College as a Cosmetologist (she is still licensed). Eventually, she decided that doing hair for a living was just not for her. She hung up her shears in 2010 and decided to follow her real passion … helping animals. She started technician school at Bel -Rea and graduated in December of 2012.
Larissa currently resides in Littleton with her boyfriend and their two cats, Napolean Dynomite and Pierre. Her hobbies consist of camping, fishing, traveling and she loves spending time with her family, especially her niece and nephews! Being a vet tech is so rewarding for Larissa; it makes her feel good to know that she is alleviating any animal suffering, while improving community health and education.
Her favorite quote: "Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man." - Arthur Schopenhaur.
Kaitlin was born and raised in Lakewood, Colorado and moved to Fort Collins in 2007 to go to school. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 2010 and her Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2011. In August 2013 after living in Fort Collins for 5 years, she moved back to the Lakewood/Morrison area where her family lives. She lives with her boyfriend Frank, his two Labrador Retrievers “Buddy” and “Aspen, her Pointer “Remi” and her two special needs cats Mr. and Homer. Mr. is FIV+ and Homer had both of his eyes removed at 12 weeks of age due to corneal ulcerations. Kaitlin’s hobbies include camping, backpacking, hiking, and volunteering by helping transport dogs to and from rescues/foster homes.
Veterinary Tech School: CCD
A North Carolina native, Krista moved to Colorado in 2007. She studied at CCD where she obtained her AAS in Veterinary Technology. Krista has been with our team for 6 years and our inventory manager since 2010. She lives with her husband and her two dogs, a Rat Terrier named Walter and Cattle Dog mix named Sadie. In her free time, Krista enjoys hiking. For Krista, working at VCA Littleton is so rewarding because she knows that she is helping animals live a better life everyday!