Certified Veterinary TechnicianKaty Sumrall
Veterinary Tech School: Bel-Rea
School: University of Colorado at Boulder, Associate Degree in Applied Science
Katy graduated from Bel-Rea institute of Animal Technology in 2011 with an associate degree in applied science. She formerly attended the University of Colorado at Boulder for 2 years. Katy used to ride horses competitively in California in 2004. Now she spends her time with her active 3 year old son, Connor, her Great Dane, Jada, and cat, Ruby. Katy loves the big dogs and really enjoys interacting with clients. As a former client of VCA Mountainview, she truly feels that it is a great place for veterinary care.
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianDiana De La Cruz
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianBlair Miller
Veterinary Tech School: University of Nevada at Reno
Blair graduated with a BA in English Literature from the University of Nevada at Reno. After spending sixteen years in the publishing industry, she enrolled at the Community College of Denver and earned her degree in Veterinary Technology in 2004. She joined the Mountainview Animal Hospital team in 2007.
Blair assists the doctors during appointments and enjoys getting to know our clients and their pets over the months instead of minutes. Blair finds great fulfillment in providing attentive nursing care to pets in all stages of their lives and has a special fondness for senior pets. Blair lives with her husband, John and a sweet golden retriever named Luna.
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianAubyn Stelmach
Aubyn has been a Veterinarian Technician for many years, and she has proven to be outstanding in her field. Married to a Registered Nurse, Aubyn and her husband are committed to providing health care to pets and their people.
Aubyn has prize winning Rottewillers as pets, and one socially challenged Chiwawa named Poncho :-)
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianDanna Wineland
Veterinary Tech School: Colorado Mountain College
Danna graduated from Colorado Mountain College in 1990 with an associate's degree in Applied Science and has been a nurse at Mountainview Animal Hospital and Pet Lodge since 2005. Danna has strong interest and skill in veterinary dentistry and trained with board certified veterinary dentists Dr. Peter Emily and Dr. Jana Levin. She utilizes her extensive experience for our patients at Mountainview Animal Hospital and has also taught veterinary dentistry at several national veterinary conferences with Dr. Levin.
Danna and her husband, Matt, have two teenage sons, Dylan and Tanner who are active in competitive motocross racing. They also have two dogs-Molly and Cooper, two cats- Jesse and Loretta. Danna enjoys horseback riding and traveling anywhere that has palm trees.
Veterinary AssistantEmily Reeder
Emily is a Colorado Native and is currently attending Veterinary School at Colorado State University. Emily also volunteers with an equine veterinarian.
Emily has a dog named Leia, a cat named Klaine and an Arabian horse named Junior.
Behavior ConsultantCasey Dougherty
Veterinary Tech School: Noble Beast Dog Training
Casey Dougherty has lived with, raised, and trained rescue dogs her whole life but discovered the value of Positive dog training in 2009, when she adopted an 18-month-old Beagle mix named Gunner. Gunner had been surrendered to the shelter twice by previous owners due to behavioral issues that could have been solved through training. Knowing that he was not going to be like her other dogs, Casey started looking online for advice on how to train. After trying popular methods that focused on punishing “bad” behaviors, Gunner was worse than ever. While working in a grooming salon in Pennsylvania, Casey was introduced to books by Jean Donaldson and Karen Pryor, two very knowledgeable and famous dog trainers who focus on making good behaviors rewarding. She found that Gunner wasn’t a bad dog, just under-socialized and unconfident, like so many dogs that get euthanized each year in shelters. Having overcome many of Gunner’s “unsolvable” issues in just a year or two, positive reinforcement training had become a way of life for Casey. Soon after she was hired as a Lead Trainer at a big box pet store, and took this opportunity to educate other dog owners how to have the same success with their dogs that she’s had with Gunner. There she taught group classes and private sessions, while helping local shelters with adoption events and consultations for new rescue dog owners. She also does Canine Freestyle with Gunner, where she has learned to strengthen her communication skills with her four-legged friend. She is continuously educating herself through seminars, positive online resources, hands-on training, and books. She is now happy to be helping dogs stay behaviorally healthy at VCA Mountainview Animal Hospital & Pet Lodge through Noble Beast’s Day Training program and Obedience Classes.
Behavior ConsultantMindy Jarvis
School: Animal Behavior College
ABC-CPDT & CGC Evaluator – Owner/ Obedience Trainer/Behavior Consultant
Ever since Mindy was a little girl competing in 4-H for Horsemanship and Dog Handling, it was evident to family and friends that she had a unique and special relationship with animals, especially with dogs. As a matter of fact, there was never a time when she did not have a dog in her life.
Mindy took her first obedience class with her Newfoundland, Tina, when she was 7 years old. Mindy continued to train all her dogs, because she loved the connection she made with them. Throughout her life Mindy educated herself by reading books and attending seminars held by renowned national trainers such as Brenda Aloff, Jean Donaldson, and Patricia McConnell. She started training dogs for friends and family, and by word of mouth, her business grew.
Mindy enrolled in Animal Behavior College, graduated with honors, and became a Certified Pet Dog Trainer! By founding Noble Beast Dog Training, Mindy combined her dog training knowledge and the ability to create bonds with people and their pets to start a company that would improve the human/pet relationship. She aims to professionally develop and offer continued education for her staff of trainers. It is essential that trainers understand that they are the key in helping as many people as possible have successful relationships with their pups through Positive Reinforcement techniques, ensuring forever homes for our beloved friends!
Mindy and her experienced staff of star trainers welcome you to join the partnership of the Noble Beast Family and VCA Mountainview in making a difference in both you and your dog’s lives!