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 TechnicianMelissa Bronson
Veterinary Tech School: Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology
Melissa has enjoyed working for VCA for the past several years. She started working with animals as a teenager volunteering at an animal shelter in Wyoming. After several failed attempts at being happily employed within other industries, she was presented with the opportunity to attend the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 2007.
Upon completion of her education an internship with VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital, she was hired by VCA. Melissa found her niche at VCA Mountainview Animal Hospital & Pet Lodge and has been happily serving the Highlands Ranch canine and feline community ever since!
Melissa has found her VCA family at Mountainview and has now decided to add to her personal family. Melissa, husband Nevets, Ebony a black German shepherd, Jack a cute super mutt, Sam the orange cat, and Chloe the quiet calico will be welcoming a new baby boy in March of 2013!!
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianBlair Miller
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 (formerly Tenaker 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
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianDanna Wineland
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 (formerly Tenaker Animal Hospital) 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, and a Spanish mustang named Sueno. Danna enjoys horseback riding and traveling anywhere that there are palm trees.
Veterinary AssistantEmily Reeder
Emily is a Colorado Native and is a Sophomore at Rock Canyon High School. Emily is gaining valuable experience as she plans to attend veterinary school at Colorado State University. Emily also volunteers with a equine veterinarian.
Emily has two dogs, Shelby and Leia, and an Arabian horse named Junior.
Veterinary AssistantMadison Suter
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!
Behavior ConsultantKacy Presba
School: TTouch and Gentle Lead Certified Dog Trainer
Ttouch Instructor/Day Trainer/Obedience Trainer/Behavior Consultant
Kacy Presba is a certified TTouch and Gentle Lead Dog Trainer. When Kacy was a kid, nobody ever questioned that Kacy was destined to work with animals!!
With over 10 years experience as a Welfare Counselor at The Longmont Humane Society in Northern Colorado, she brings to the table a great deal of direct handling experience, as well as breed knowledge, and a close up understanding of the unique human/animal bond. Kacy has had the opportunity to work with some well- known trainers such as Aimee Sadler and Patti Yoensky, assisting in the development of volunteer handling and training programs for the Humane Society. Kacy also has volunteered with several rescue groups such as Doberman Rescue of Colorado and Colorado Pit Bull Rescue, building dog handling protocol and teaching volunteers about dog behavior, Kacy has developed a strong, intuitive means of communication with both dogs and people that really helps bridge the gap between dogs and humans. This gift allows her to excel in teaching and communicating solutions to the many problems people face with their dogs.
Kacy spent a several years working for a non-profit organization called Freedom Service Dogs that rescues shelter dogs and trains them to be service dogs for veterans and people with mobility impairments. While there, she was involved in a program that showed at-risk youth the benefits of positive training over aversive training. Most recently, as a Certified Dog Trainer with Noble Beast, Kacy holds the position of Lead Day Trainer at VCA Mountainview Animal Hospital working with multiple dogs, many of which had fear, anxiety, and minor aggression problems, in an enrichment program created and developed my Mindy Jarvis.
Kacy has found her home within the Noble Beast and VCA Mountainview family, and is super excited to be a part of this amazing partnership!