Certified Veterinary Technicians
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.
Monica has always known she wanted to work with animals. Her mom was a vet tech and she learned her love for animals from her and growing up with lots of pets. Monica recently moved home to Colorado after living in Nebraska. She graduated in 2017 from UNL with her BS in Fisheries and Wildlife with a specialty in wildlife management. She worked for 2 wildlife rehab facilities and loved vet med so she decided to go back to school. Since then, she worked in an emergency vet hospital and in general practice while taking classes for her veterinary technician license. Monica has one Aussie mix named Emmie and they both enjoy being outdoors, camping, hiking and exploring.
Camille graduated from Bel Rea in 2013 and has been working as a CVT since. She is a Colorado native that loves nature and animals, she loves to read, and paint. Camille has 3 cats, Jimmy, Kratos, and Persephone. Camille has been working at Tall Grass since July and enjoys working alongside our talented Vets.
Born and raised in Colorado, Emily graduated from the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 2021. She joined the Tall Grass team in April of 2022, as a Certified Veterinary Technician. She has experience in emergency and large animal medicine, with a special interest in microbiology. Emily enjoys traveling to Paris, cooking Italian food with her family, and spending time with her two German Shepherds, Eva and Diesel.
Jessica was born and raised here in beautiful Colorado. Since childhood, she has felt an immense connection with animals. From the strays, she lured home as a child, to the ones she has called her own. There’s been lizards, snakes, fish, hamsters, spiders, cats, dogs, and many others. She started her career with animals as a groomer and has also worked in the pet food industry. She graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology with her Associates in Applied Animal Science in 2014 and has worked in the Veterinary field ever since. Throughout her career, she has worked in general practice, emergency, specialty, and orthopedic surgery. Jessica is married and has an 11-year-old son. The family currently has an 8-year-old German Shepherd (Krew) and a 15-year-old Miniature Pinscher (Nekuto). Jessica joined the Tallgrass family in April 2022 and is thrilled to be part of such a wonderful team!
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 of years Anneliese finally realized how she wanted to help animals and that was by 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 ever 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.
Credentialed Veterinary Technicians
Credentialed Veterinary Technician
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.
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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.
Robin began working in the veterinary field in 1985 within a large and small animal practice, that started as just her and one doctor. She has been in the field ever since! Robin enjoys talking with clients and getting to know their animals. Especially when she gets to watch them grow up from puppies and kittens. She shares her home with two cats, Mama and Samantha. In her spare time Robin enjoys going for bike rides, riding and caring for horses, as well as going line dancing! She is one of the few remaining Colorado Natives out enjoying the Country Life on her farm.
Danielle joined the Tall Grass family in 2021. After 11 years in the optometry field. She decided to surround herself with what she loves, animals. Growing up on her aunt’s farm gave her the opportunity to take care of horses, goats, chickens, pigs, cats, and dogs. She has two great Pyrenees Raider and Lilly Billy. She enjoys spending time with her two girls and husband, Karter, Amaya, and Ben.
Bethany works as a CSR at Tall Grass Animal Hospital. She is Colorado-born and raised. Growing up she always wanted to take care of animals and be the voice they didn’t have, she is new to the vet field but hopes to one day continue her education and move up to be a vet tech. In her free time, she likes to ride motorcycles and race motocross and loves to paint and do mixed media.
Faith has always loved animals and hopes to one day further her education to keep helping and caring for animals. She’s had a great opportunity provided by everyone at Tall Grass Animal Hospital to volunteer for school and then offered a job to save up for college. Faith loves working with this amazing team! She also has 2 of her own dogs that are crazy and fun! She has a boxer mix, Diesel, and a Rottweiler mix, buster, who always love to cuddle. She enjoys playing Lacrosse.
Lilly is currently a sophomore at Colorado State University who is studying zoology. In the future, she wishes to be a veterinarian. She started working at Tall Grass Animal Hospital in 2021 and has enjoyed her time getting a closer look at the field. When asked in kindergarten what she wanted to be when she grew up, she said veterinarian, that same question was asked again when she was older her answer did not change. She has always had a special place in her heart for animals. Lilly has two dogs which are both yorkie – bichon – poodle mixes, Piper and Penny.
Whit has been married to Janine for 7 years. They have 3 spoiled Chihuahuas Penny, Blu, and Fozzy. When they aren’t cuddling with the fur babies they enjoy bowling, playing games, and hanging out with friends and family.
Taylor was born and raised in Colorado. She has always been an outdoorsy person her whole life and loves to go camping with her dogs, Zoie and Buddy. Taylor has always loved being around dogs, and other animals. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends. Taylor is enrolled in school this fall to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.