You probably don’t see me behind the scenes at Coal Ridge Animal Hospital. I have returned as bookkeeper after moving to New England for a couple of years.
I started with Coal Ridge Animal Hospital in 2010, leaving in mid 2016 for an adventure in New Hampshire. I truly enjoy my job and all the perks of being around animals. It has many rewards; it’s not unusual to have a dog or a cat on my lap as I’m doing taxes. The staff and the pets are all terrific to work with, I am happy to be a part of the Coal Ridge team!
Veronique or V, as she likes to be called, has always loved animals. She attended Front Range Community College to become a Veterinary Technician after having volunteered at the Larimer County Humane Society for five years. She became Certified (CVT) in January 2018 and started her career with the Coal Ridge family in February 2018.
Hi Everyone, I’m Avelynia, one of the newest members at Coal Ridge Animal Hospital. As a receptionist, I love helping clients and love being around animals. When I’m not at work I enjoy running, hiking, spending time with my family…but most of all I love playing with my 3 spoiled dogs.
As a vet technician (and previous receptionist) Jill has been working at Coal Ridge since 2011. She loves working with animals. She has a passion for all things creative. Check out her mural on the east side of the building!
After managing several YMCA Physical Departments in Michigan and Colorado and the Therapy Pool and Gym at Longmont United Hospital, a mid life career change brought JacLynn to our door to work first as our groomer and then as our Practice Manager. If she is not up in her office, you may see her helping out in any of the other four departments of the hospital or perhaps up on a ladder changing a light bulb or working in the pool pump house. An avid outdoors gal, she says she is addicted to the sun and mountains here. Creatures have always been a part of her life, and she says “Life is just better when I’m around animals”.
Hello, my name is Erik. I am the kennel supervisor. I have been here since the animal hospital opened. I love working with the animals making sure that they are provided with a fun and safe environment. There is nothing more rewarding than getting a nervous dog to become comfortable with the staff.
SUELead Veterinarian Technician
Sue has resided in Colorado since 1983 and has worked at Coal Ridge since 2002. Sue started working in the Kennel, moved through the ranks, and is now our Lead Veterinarian Technician. She likes to spend her free time with her family, gardening or with her pets: eleven in all, which include 4 horses, 2 dogs and 5 cats.
I have been with Coal Ridge since 2003 as both a receptionist and veterinarian technician. I love working with animals and can’t see myself doing anything else, anywhere else. When I’m not helping take care of your pets, I’m at home taking care of my own; 3 dogs, 3 cats and 3 children.
If you have called or come into Coal Ridge anytime since 2003, you most likely met Barb. As our lead receptionist she has just about done it all at the front desk. Expect to see her the next time you are in.
Melissa has been grooming since 2004. Shortly after graduating from high school she moved to Florida and attended the Florida Institute of Animal Arts. After an intensive 700-hour program she returned home to Colorado where she found her first grooming job. She currently working on becoming a Nationally Certified Master Groomer having completed the sporting and non-sporting ‘legs’.
Our Values Statements
- Quality Pet Care
- Community-Friendly Hospital
- Friendly & Informative Staff
- We Treat All Animals Like Our Own
- Comfortable and Spacious Boarding Facilities