Shaina was born & raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and moved to Pagosa Springs in 2005. Shaina started working at the San Juan Veterinary Hospital in the spring of 2010 and has also worked at Wolf Creek Ski Area in the ski rental shop since 2005. When she's not working Shaina enjoys spending time in the mountains with outdoor activities such as hiking with her 2 dogs Finn and Raven, rock climbing and skiing. She has always enjoyed spending time with animals big and small so working at the veterinary hospital was a dream come true. When visiting SJVH you can see Shaina at a variety of positions anywhere from the front desk to being a technician depending on the day.
Tina and her husband Dean ran away from the craziness of the Front Range in August 2017. They have five dogs, one cat-dog and three horses. Tina and her dog Hondo are a therapy team and volunteer at the Ruby Session Library Paws to reading program. They are also a crisis response team with Hope Animal-Assisted Crisis Response. In her spare time Tina trains Hondo's understudy, Muppet, rides her horse and enjoys winter skiing and SUP in the summer.
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, 1 dog, 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.
Sandra was born and raised in Pagosa Springs Colorado. She received a Bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is currently taking online classes t become certified as a veterinary technician. Sandra had worked at Aspen Tree Veterinary Clinic since 2013, and in December of 2015 she came to work at San Juan Veterinary Hospital when the two practices merged. Sandra currently has 4 cats, Buddha & Calypso (house cats), and Onyx & O'Malley (shop cats). She enjoys hiking, camping, and working in her yard on her days off.
Kaylee was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and moved to Pagosa Springs in 2002 when she was 7 years old. She graduated from Pagosa Springs High School in 2013. Kaylee started working at San Juan Veterinary Hospital as a volunteer when she was in high school, then moved up to a kennel attendent during the summers while in college. When returning from college at Eastern Wyoming College, she became a veterinary technician in May of 2015. She attributes her love of animals to her many years of involvement in the local 4-H. In her free time, Kaylee enjoys trail riding and barrel racing with her horse Memphis and spending time with her 4 dogs, Spanky, Hoss, Ava, and Jax.
Shaun was born and raised in the Denver Metro area, and moved to Pagosa Springs with her husband Jeremy in the spring of 2018 to be closer to all of the Colorado outdoor activities they enjoy. A graduate of Metropolitan State University of Denver, Shaun has a degree in Photojournalism, but fell in love with working with animals while managing a dog boarding facility as a student. Working as a veterinary assistant and technician for several years thereafter, Shaun found a passion for being involved in the veterinary field and is thrilled to continue her work here in Pagosa. Shaun has four dogs, Lucy, Marley, Cassius & Ferris, and in her free time she loves taking photos and spending time outdoors hiking, camping, and skiing.
Rebekah lived is St. Petersburg, Florida before relocating to Pagosa Springs in the summer of 2016 with her husband, Steffan and their two boys, Viktore and Harlan. She has a background in Mortuary Science and a Seminary degree. Since starting at SJVH in 2017 as a Kennel Attendent she's added two more to the family; a feisty cat named Jangers and a ball python, Ennui. In her free time she enjoys writing novels and spending time with her family.
Lanzie is a Golden Reteiver owned by Dr. Farrah. She can be seen greeting everyone who comes in the clinic with her sweet, gentle face. She is most happy with a cookie and a belly rub.
In this photo she had just been caught running through the muddy pasture in the rain.