Certified Veterinary TechnicianMauriceona B
Mauriceona was born and raised in Arkansas and spent her childhood in various places including Florida and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. After a childhood of loving all things feathery and fluffy, she decided on a career as a Veterinary Technician which landed her at Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver, Colorado. Mauriceona has a passion for parrots and also has experience working in an avian pet shop/breeding facility. She is a recent graduate of Bel-Rea and has a special interest in laboratory procedures, dental procedures and nursing care. Mauriceona lives with her fiancé Chad, their Boxer mix, Simone, an African Grey, Taia, a Caique, Kenzi and two cockatiels Tonie and Andee. In her spare time, she enjoys bowling, dancing and hanging out with friends.
Registered Veterinary TechnicianMelissa A
Melissa is a graduate from Bel-Rea School of Veterinary Technology, and has a history working with exotic reptiles in a breeding facility. She has lived in Colorado 90% of her life and enjoys taking her dog Charley to the mountains for hiking and camping trips. She also loves to travel and has been to many exotic places all around the world and the United States, however, she always misses her pets dearly and returns to Charley and her cat Raven.
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianPaige C
Paige has lived most of her life in Colorado and has been a technician since 2003. She enjoys spending time with her own pets which include numerous dogs, cats and a bird. Other hobbies include; reading, gardening and running.
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianPolly M
Polly is a Certified Veterinary Technician and a registered laboratory animal technician and also received her veterinary technician licensing in Nevada. She received her degree in Animal Technology from Blue Ridge Community College in Virginia. Polly lives with her husband Jim, two Cairn Terriers, Nick and Kinsey and her Scottie Angus. Whenever possible she likes to go to Coors Field and root for the Rockies.
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianStephanie M
My name is Stephanie Melman and I am your Cat Champion at VCA Orchard Animal Hospital. I would like to invite you and your feline friends to help us celebrate our new program called Positive CATtitude. I know how important it is to have a veterinary team that provides quality health care AND understands our feline friends. I have had the great opportunity in my life to enjoy the many challenges of our independent companions - from the first steps of kittenhood to their delicate, pampered senior years. Throughout these years it has become more apparent to me that routine exams, annual blood work, dentals and vaccinations help maintain a healthy and happy cat. The cat is a unique animal who has the ability to disguise illness and pain. With routine exams and blood work we are able to detect problems early and treat them early which extends our feline friends’ years of life. Dental care for your cat is also very important. Routine cleanings help prevent dental, liver, renal and heart disease as well as help prevent more extensive procedures like tooth extractions. We recommend and encourage appropriate annual vaccinations for your cat. Whether your cat is an indoor or outdoor cat, we can help you plan a personal vaccine schedule to fit your cat’s life style. We owe it to our feline companions to provide great care so they remain happy and healthy members of our families.