My husband and I moved to Colorado in September 2015 from Northern New Jersey where I managed an indoor rock climbing facility. I am compassionate for animals and their welfare. I have been a responsible pet owner to our 21 year old cat named Amanda, an amazing beagle named Rudy, and a red-eared slider (turtle) named Tommy. I volunteer at several organizations in Fort Collins including; Animal House and a therapeutic horseback riding program. I’m an avid rock climber and enjoy hiking, camping, and taking my neighbor’s miniature schnauzer for walks around the neighborhood. I am proud to join the outstanding team of dedicated, caring and knowledgeable professionals at Friendship Hospital for Animals.
Pet care is our passion! The team at Friendship is happy to help you with the care of your pet. Each team member has an important role in caring for your family’s best friend.
Client Care Providers
Hi, my name is Hannah and I am a Client Care Provider. Originally from Wyoming, my husband Brian and I moved here to start my long journey to becoming a Physical Therapist for animals. I have always been passionate about animals (particularly a dog freak) but my two Whippets, Mayla and Keira, and my cat Penelope are my favorite. Growing up I have homed many insects, cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters, an iguana, and a ferret. My future goals are to help in the efforts of saving the homeless dogs of Mexico and the Spanish Galgos of Spain and one day own a farm to provide a sanctuary for animals in need. I love spending my free time with my husband and our fur kids doing anything outdoors, watching movies and learning new things.
I am originally from upstate New York but my true home is in Colorado. I am currently attending Front Range Community College to obtain my Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology. I've always had a passion for animals and have an ever growing animal family. I may be a bit of crazy cat lady, I currently have five cats that rule my life: Yeti, Gaz, Freya, Lenore & Julius. I also have a love for reptiles and currently have a California King snake named Hannibal, a ball python named Clarice and a crested gecko named Zero. When I'm not working or tending to my mini-zoo, I can generally be found reading, playing video games, or watching movies with my husband. Being a part of the Friendship Hospital for Animals family gives me the unique chance to meet new people and their fur-kiddos every day, all while furthering my knowledge in the veterinary field!
My name is Michelle and I have been working in the veterinary field since 2005. While I am a Colorado native, I have lived and worked in veterinary hospitals in both Nevada and Texas. I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in public health at CSU where my focus and passion is in zoonotic disease prevention. I love to learn new things and appreciate that Friendship Hospital for Animals encourages continuing education. My husband Victor and I are owned by two amazing dogs, Brielle (a Poodle mix) and Gus (a Jack Russell mix). When I am not busy working or studying, I enjoy spending time with my goofy husband and our pups, traveling with family, reading, and watching movies. Joining the team at Friendship Hospital for Animals has been a blessing as all of the staff are truly dedicated to the health and well-being of each and every critter that enters the door!
Hi, my name is Raven. I have lived in Colorado my entire life, and have always had animals around. I currently have two: Zigzag a nervous, old sweetheart (who can never get enough treats) and Ski Boots, a wild maniac who enjoys attacking his own tail and racing around the house at full-speed. I first decided that I wanted to be a veterinarian at the young age of three, and I haven’t given up on that dream yet! I am a current student at Colorado State University, studying Biomedical Sciences. After getting my undergrad I will be applying to the veterinary program at CSU. I am so proud to be a part of such a wonderful team, and I love seeing all of the fur-babies that come in. I often get called the “Swiss army knife” of the Friendship team because I can be found both in the back helping the technicians, or up front assisting our lovely clients! When I’m not working, I enjoy doing yoga, reading, or cuddling up with my cats while I’m studying
Certified Veterinary Technicians
I have been a veterinary technician since 2010 and have enjoyed every minute! I have worked with animals in a medical setting of all shapes and sizes, from tiny geckos and mice to pigs and sheep. I have completed advanced training in anesthesia and dentistry and continue to use those skills here at Friendship Hospital for Animals. In my free time I enjoy being active and outdoors with my husband and our son. I also love training my red Australian Cattle Dog (Huck) and snuggling up to my kitty (Tsavo) and Husky mix (Sauza). I came to Friendship Hospital for Animals in 2012 as a Certified Veterinary Technician and have continued to love working in an environment where the patient and their guardians come first! As of December 2015, I am happy to announce that I have filled the role of Hospital Manager.
Hi my name is Lara Fetterolf. I have been a certified veterinary technician since 2009. I graduated from Front Range Community College with an Associate Degree in Applied Science Veterinary Technology. I have always dreamed of working in the veterinary field, my passion in life is helping and loving animals. I have two cats of my own, their names are Samara and Jada, they are my world. As a child I grew up on a farm and we had cats, dogs, bunnies, hamsters and even a gecko. Outside of work I love to be outdoors hiking, camping, snowboarding, ice skating, and much more!!!
I have been working as a vet tech for 8 years. I graduated with an Associates degree in veterinary technology from Colorado Mountain College (Glenwood) and Front Range Community College in 2008. My favorite moments are hiking with my doggy and human family! My border collie (Atlantis) always keeps me moving, and my Chihuahua (Bisbee) and Pomeranian (Blitz) make great weights to carry on your back!! To relax I enjoy playing board games with family and friends. I am so excited to join the “Friendship” team because they are always striving for the best and maintain such a high standard of patient care!
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I enjoy participating in a lot of sports and activities; such as archery, martial arts, hiking, and dance. I have been a technician for a few years now, but have always worked with animals. My love for animals started at about age 3 while helping my grandmother train her huskies for show and obstacle agility. I have also worked as a volunteer in numerous shelters and rescues over the years. It is due to my experiences that I have a special interest in neurology and behavior. Eventually I plan on becoming a veterinarian, and it is for this reason that I recently moved to Colorado where I found Friendship Hospital for Animals. I love working for Friendship Hospital! Everyone that works here is very compassionate about animals, and we all strive to make the hospital environment as safe and comforting as possible for our furry patients.