Our Team

Certified Veterinary Technicians

Courtney Olsen

CVT

Courtney’s love and passion from animals began as a child when she would go to work with her uncle who is a veterinarian. She began her career volunteering with various shelters and zoos around Colorado and even an elephant rehab in Thailand. She is a graduate from Bel Rea Institute with an Associates in Science, in 2015. After graduation, she then went to work in the dentistry department at VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital. When she is not working she spends her free time hiking, traveling, dabbling in photography and trying new restaurants! Her forever baby is a blue heeler mix named Maya, whom she adopted in 2014

Katy

CVT

Katy was always to be found with the pets when she was a little girl, no matter who’s house she was at. Her passion for dogs and cats ventured on to snakes, rats, and then horses. She eventually went on to win National Champion in her division in horse jumping when she was 15 years old. Her love for horses also turned into a love for giant breed dogs. Katy first met Dr. Matt Fordham as his client with her first Great Dane in 2009. After graduating from Bel-Rea Institute with an Associate’s Degree in Animal Science in 2011, she started working for him as a technician. She officially joined the Tall Grass Family in September of 2017. Katy’s favorite thing to do is spend time with her husband and three kids whether that be camping, going to car races/shows, or just watching a movie at home in their pajamas! Pictured is Katy with her Great Dane, Bodey.

Melissa Scofield

CVT

Melissa has always had a passion for animals of all kinds. Since she was 3 years old she said she would be a vet or animal nurse. Melissa grew up with all sorts of animals, from the exotics to the furry kinds. Melissa moved from Arizona to Colorado in 2011 to attend Bel-Rea Institute and graduated with an associates of science in June 2014. She followed her husband around the US as he served in the USMC. Through lots of military moving, Melissa gained lots of experience in emergency, urgent care, general practice, as well as exotic medicine. Melissa and her husband settled back in CO when her husband got medically discharged from the military which led her to Tall Grass Animal Hospital in February 2018. In her free time, Melissa can be found spending time with her numerous animals or tending to her reptile business. Melissa owns an Irish Wolfhound, Great Dane, Pug, and a Boxer mix. She also has 3 cats, a bird, chickens, and lots of geckos.

Anneliese

Growing up, animals were always there for Anneliese. She soon realized she wanted to give back the love, kindness, and caring animals had shown her growing up. After being in college for a couple years Anneliese finally realized how she wanted to help animals and that was becoming a veterinary technician. She then graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in 2013 with a degree in veterinary technology and has been working in the veterinary field very since. Anneliese grew up in Indiana but she was born in Denver, Colorado. She always knew she wanted to move back one day. So when her fiance got a job offer in Denver they jumped at the opportunity to move. In her free time she enjoys exploring Colorado. She loves doing anything outdoors including swimming, hiking, camping, and biking. Although she does not own a dog yet she hopes to one day own another Akita.

Customer Service Representatives

Brittany Urbanich

Brittany’s passion for caring for animals began as a child and has carried her all over the country. She has done work in Florida, Texas, and right here in Colorado. Her work extends to home where she volunteers as a foster for both dogs and cats. In her free time she likes to hike, fish, camp, and spend time with her husband, Chris, and their three children; Tyler, Dillon, and Hanley. They have 8 pets. 4 dogs; Paxton, Anna, Torrey, and Dax, along with 4 cats; Jasmine, Mike, Rose, and Becca.

Amy MacKinnon

Amy began working with animals as a dog groomer in 2002. She was professionally trained at PetSmart and became certified the following year. After 16 years of grooming, she decided to join our team here at Tall Grass Animal Hospital. She has 3 dogs; Foxy, the 16-year-old Chihuahua, Tilly, the 4-year-old Chihuahua, and their newest addition, Petey, the 7-month-old Blue Heeler. In her free time, she spends time with her husband, Matt and their 2 beautiful daughters, Aleksa and Avrionna. Together they enjoy camping, paddle boarding, and barbecues.