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Patient Care Team

Our highly skilled certified technicians are an integral part of the services that we provide. Our Patient Care Team has a wealth of knowledge amongst them. They provide the initial examinations for every patient, and they make it a priority to ensure that each pet has a pleasant experience at our facilities. They use positive reinforcement and gentle restraining techniques to minimize stress and anxiety for our patients. Our technicians get to know you and your pets as well as our doctors do.


Barbara S., Patient Care Team Manager — Animal Dental Care in Thornton, CO

Barbara S., CVT, Patient Care Team Manager

Barbara graduated from Bel-rea Institute of veterinary technician training with an associate of applied science degree in June 2006. She has been employed at CPH since Sept. 2006 and a Team Lead since June 2011. Barbara resides in Thornton, CO with her husband, son and lots of furry friends, including dogs Domino and Bo, and cat Sassy. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as reading a good book.
Wade Smith, DVM — Animal Dental Care in Thornton, CO

Jennifer D., patient care team lead

Jennifer began as a Veterinary Technician at CPH in June of 1999. Her professional interests include surgery and patient care. Jennifer lives in Thornton with her husband, their son and Woodrow the long haired Dachshund.
Mandie B., CVT — Animal Dental Care in Thornton, CO

Mandie B., CVT,

Mandie joined the CPH team in 2006 and graduated from Bel-Rea in 2007 with an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences. Her professional interests include hospital inventory management, as well as pet behavior and nutrition. Mandie currently resides in Thornton, CO with her husband, 2 beautiful daughters, a yellow lab called Nala and a large mixed breed dog named Beau.
Pamela J., CVT — Animal Dental Care in Thornton, CO

Pamela J., CVT

Pamela has been a Veterinary Technician with Community Pet since June of 1993. She earned her Associate's Degree in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs. Pamela hopes to become a specialist in dentistry. She has two domestic short hair cats, 14 year old Mickey, and 9 year old Mystro.
Eddy P, CVT — Animal Dental Care in Thornton, CO

Eddy P, CVT

Eddy lived in Laos and Thailand for 2 years. While living abroad, he kickboxed professionally for 1 year before attending Bel Rea in 2009. Eddy graduated in September 2011 and has been working at CPH since. He lives in Thornton with his beautiful girlfriend and his dog Duke. Eddy's interests include attempting various eating challenges and making everyone around him laugh. His goal is to become a great veterinary technician and learn everything he can from CPH's doctors and technicians.
Irene S., CVT — Animal Dental Care in Thornton, CO

Irene S., CVT

Irene graduated from Bel-Rea in 2008 and began her tenure at CPH in 2009. She has been on our emergency team since 2013 and is our ER Team Lead. She is passionate about geriatric care and pain management. And she absolutely loves giving nail trims. Originally from Albuquerque, Irene and her husband enjoy attending professional sports games in their free time. At home Irene, her husband and 2 sons live with Dexter a mini-dachshund who thinks he's a cat, and Spilly a DMH cat who thinks he's a dog.
Daniel J. — Animal Dental Care in Thornton, CO

Daniel J.

Daniel joined the CPH team in 2003 and is an important part of our emergency care team. In his spare time Daniel enjoys spending time outdoors with his family.
Brittany P., CVT — Animal Dental Care in Thornton, CO

Brittany P., CVT.

Brittany graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelors in Zoology and Biology in 2009. She volunteered and eventually worked as a Keeper at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs with a variety of animals (loved the giraffe herd the most). Brittany looked for a career change in 2011 and found Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. She graduated at the top of her class with highest honors in 2013. Soon after graduation she began working at Community Pet Hospital as part of the Patient Care team. Brittany spends her free time with her Husband and their 2 fur babies Lindy and Laika!
Ashley B., CVT — Animal Dental Care in Thornton, CO

Ashley B., CVT.

Ashley joined the CPH Team in July of 2014 as a Certified Veterinary Technician. She is a 2009 graduate of Bel-Rea Institute with her A.A.S in Veterinary Technology. Ashley currently resides in Aurora Colorado and is accompanied by 3 Bernese Mountain Dogs and a Chihuahua, who always keep her on her toes. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors at the shooting range and perfecting her skills.
Brit C., CVT — Animal Dental Care in Thornton, CO

Brit C., CVT.

Brit joined the CPH team in July of 2015 as a Certified Veterinary Technician, she is a 2010 graduate of SUNY Delhi with her Associates in Veterinary Technology and has her Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Keuka College. She began her career practicing in New York for 5 years until she ventured to Colorado. Brit currently resides in Northglenn where she lives with her cat Kai, and her Golden Retriever Spencer who she rescued from the Golden Retriever Rescue of Colorado. In her free time she enjoys playing on her softball team, cooking, and keeping active outdoors.
Brit C., CVT — Animal Dental Care in Thornton, CO

Kaitlyn F., CVT.

Kaitlyn grew up in Bakersfield, CA and after moving to CO in 2012 she decided to pursue a career involving her love of animals in 2014 by enrolling at Bel-Rea institute. After completing a rigorous internship at CPH Kaitlyn graduated with her A.A.S in Veterinary Technology and was welcomed on to the team in June of 2016. Kaitlyn currently resides in Brighton with her high school sweetheart William along with their 2 dogs, Harley and Sadie, and their 2 cats, Shadow and Saffron.
Pamela J., CVT — Animal Dental Care in Thornton, CO

Kirstin L

Kirstin joined the CPH family in 2013. She is a 2011 graduate of Bel Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology. Her passion is emergency medicine. Kirstin shares her home with her "daughter" Maggie (a min pin mix), her kitty Kiwi and Biscuit the guinea pig. In her spare time, Kirstin enjoys visiting her family in the mountains, playing video games and crafting.