Shaina was born & raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and moved to Pagosa Springs in 2005. She loves being outdoors in the mountains enjoying such activities as hiking with her dog Jack, rock climbing and skiing. When she is at home she also enjoys spending time with her 2 cats Sky and Marley. Shaina joined the team at San Juan Veterinary Hospital in the spring of 2010. She always loved animals and has wanted to work with them since she was a little girl.
Nita Niece -
Nita moved from Ventura, California to Pagosa Springs in 1992. She is the proud mother of two shelter dogs, Karma and "Hyper" Piper. Nita has been an active volunteer at the Pagosa Springs Humane Society since 1993. She joined our staff in May of 2012, and although she is new to veterinary medicine she has over 31 years of office management experience. Nita enjoys baking and never met a chocolate cake or Chocolate Labrador she didn't adore.
Michelle and her husband Jimmy previously lived in Punta Gorda, Florida before relocating to Pagosa Springs and joining the San Juan Veterinary Hospital team in 2004. In Florida Michelle had worked as a small animal veterinary technician for 15 years. Michelle and Jimmy have 2 horses, 2 dogs, and 3 cats that keep them very busy. When she is not working Michelle spends her time camping, hiking, and packing the horses into the mountains.
Leslie happily returned home to Colorado in 2009 after a 24 yr absence in Utah and Idaho. Her educational background includes an AAS in Veterinary Technology from Colorado Mountain College and a MS degree with an emphasis on Genetics from Boise State University. Leslie spent many years involved with cattle and human genetic research in Utah and as a CVT for Idaho Equine Hospital in Nampa, Idaho. Her favorite activities include high country horse packing, powder skiing, and occasional mountain biking. Leslie has 2 gaited horses, and a loud calico cat.
Kendall Lemay -
Kenall, Char's youngest, now works with the San Juan Veterinary Hospital Team. She is 17 and enjoys outdoor sports, riding horses, and reading. Kenadll spends most of her summers in North Dakota working on the family farm. She is the proud mom of an 11-month out Black Labrador Retriever, Whiskey.