Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Lana Pabon, CVT
    Veterinary Tech School: Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology

    Lana was born in Reading, Pennsylvania and moved to Colorado in 1998.
    Lana Graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology with honors in September of 2004. Lana completed her internship at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital and after graduation began her career there as a Treatment Technician. During her time at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital Lana was a Surgery Technician and an Oncology Assistant. In June of 2014 Lana joined the staff at VCA Thornton Animal Hospital as the Lead Technician.

    In her spare time Lana enjoys going to the movies, reading and camping. Lana lives with her three Chow Chow dogs Mufasa, Sarabi and Mulan and her Balinese cat Talya.
     


  • Technician

    Jennifer Haggard
    Veterinary Tech School: Bel Rea

    Jennifer graduated Bel-Rea with a 2 year associates degree as a veterinary technician.  She joined our team in September 2014 and enjoys meeting all of the great people and pets.  She like doing lab work and is working on getting her Veterinary Technician certification.  Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her kids and pets and likes most outdoor activities such as hiking and biking.


  • Technician

    Rishelle Halbert
    Veterinary Tech School: PIMA

    Rishelle joined the Thornton team in May 2014 soon after graduating from PIMA medical institute, along with her passion for the veterinary field she is also a certified nurse's assistant.  Rishelle loves being around our patients and finds the most rewarding part of her job to be assisting in their road to recovery and working with the rest of our team.  Rishelle is a Colorado native and has a house full of pets... her 2 cats "Dunkin & Kit Cat", her 4 dogs "Edward, Peanut, Cody and Dakota".  When she is not at work she enjoys playing softball, dancing and hanging out with her friends and family.
     


  • Technician

    Brittani Phillipy
    Veterinary Tech School: Bel Rea

    Brittani was born in Arizona but has lived in Colorado most of her life.  She has loved and wanted to work with animals her entire life.  She attended Bel-Rea and interned at VCA Thornton and joined our team in 2012.  Her favorite thing about her career is seeing the transformation of sick patients to healthy patients.  Brittani's house is run by her 3 cats "Allie, Callie, Simba, and Arizona".  In her free time she enjoys scrapbooking, reading and dancing.

    "Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms" - George Elliot


  • Technician

    Angelica Ross
    Veterinary Tech School: Pima

    Angelica "Gel" is one of our very skilled veterinary technicians here at VCA Thornton.  She was attending PIMA Medical Institute when she did her externship here at Thornton, it was then that she decided that she would like to continue her career with Thornton as a technician when she graduated and we agreed that she would be a great fit and an asset to the team.  She joined our team in July 2013 and never looked back. Her favorite part of her career is veterinary dentistry, and helping people and the animals they love.  Away from her hospital family, she has 2 sons and 2 cats "Karma and Pepper".  She enjoys going to the movies with her boys, dancing with her friends and also enjoys poker and board games.        


  • Technician

    Kathy Waltman
    Veterinary Tech School: Pima Medical Institute

    Kathy was born in California but has lived in Colorado for most of their life.  She attended Pima Medical Institute and graduated with honors.  After growing up without animals she now has 3 dogs, 2 cats, and a chinchilla.  Kathy is married with 3 grown children and a grandson she enjoys very much.  In her spare time, she likes reading and crafting of all kinds.  Her goal is to give compassionate care and great client service.

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