Our animal hospital team in Fort Collins

Our Team

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.

Heather, Manager at Friendship Hospital for Animals

Heather
Certified Veterinary Technician/Hospital Manager

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.

Client Care Providers

Barbara

Barbara client care provider at Friendship Hospital for AnimalsMy 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.

Hannah

Hannah client care provider at Friendship Hospital for AnimalsHi, 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.

Janee

Janee client care provider at Friendship Hospital for AnimalsI 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 currently have three cats: Yeti, Gaz & Lenore, along with two gerbils: Oogie & Boogie, a hedgehog: Sonic, a California King snake: Hannibal and countless fish. When I'm not working, 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!

Kate

Kate client care provider at Friendship Hospital for AnimalsHi there, my name is Kate. I am a Washington State native who moved to Colorado late in 2014. I have spent the last seven years working in veterinary medicine in capacities ranging from receptionist, Inventory Manager to Veterinary Assistant. I am so excited to be working with the Friendship team as a Client Care Provider. I am passionate about preventative care, rescue, rehabilitation and positive reinforcement training and am thrilled to be a part of a group that is so active in those arenas. My home is run by a pair of rescued Australian Shepherds: Juniper and Elliot. If I am not working, you can find me out running or hiking with the dog-children, or lounging with them on the couch (of course they’re allowed on the furniture!) and reading a book.

Michelle

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Raven

Raven client care provider at Friendship Hospital for AnimalsHi, 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

Jamie

Jamie CVT at Friendship Hospital for AnimalsHi, my name is Jamie. I graduated from Front Range Community College in 2012 with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology. I am happy to be part of such an amazing team where I can continue to grow as a technician. I have two wonderful furry children, a feisty cat named Inca and a handsome boxer named Kiva. In my free time I enjoy hiking, camping, music, and of course spending time with my animals.

Lara Fetterolf

Lara CVT at Friendship Hospital for AnimalsHi 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!!!

Mandy Stickle

Mandy Stickle CVT at Friendship Hospital for AnimalsI 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!

Veterinary Technicians

Brianna

Brianna vet tech at Friendship Hospital for AnimalsI 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.

Chris

Chris vet tech at Friendship Hospital for AnimalsHi, my name is Chris. I am a California native who moved to Colorado in 2014 without a second thought. I have spent the last four years working as a Veterinary Technician for both small and large animal hospitals. I am so excited to be part of the Friendship family! I am passionate about providing the best emotional and physical care for both animals and their human companions! My home is run by one labrador, Zeik, one feisty kitty, Ms. Whiskers, and two very spoiled horses, Doc and Tres. If I am not working or attending class at CSU, you can find me in the mountains with my horses or out walking the dogs (yes, the kitty thinks she's a dog).

Darin

Brianna vet tech at Friendship Hospital for AnimalsHi, my name is Darin. I have been living in Colorado since 2003 and there is no place I would rather live. I graduated from Front Range Community College in 2016 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. I am so happy to be working at Friendship Hospital for Animals where I get to work with a great team every day. When I’m not at Friendship, I can be found online-gaming with friends, reading, and enjoying nature. I can also be found at home with my wonderful critters: freshwater fish tank, a cocker spaniel named Bentley, and my leopard gecko named Moxxi.

Paije

Paije vet tech at Friendship Hospital for AnimalsHi my name is Paije! I am a Certified Veterinary Technician with the state of Colorado and graduated from Front Range Community College with my Associate degree in Veterinary Technology. I was born and raised in western Nebraska (Go Big Red!) and moved to Fort Collins in 2011, and I absolutely love it here! Ever since I can remember I have had an amazing passion for animals. From spending my summer days running around the backyard with my childhood dog and cat to rescuing baby squirrels, bunnies and even snakes! I have two furry children, Nesta a laid back Dachshund and Otis a feisty Chihuahua mix. I also own a Chuckwalla lizard named Dwight, a hamster named Michael G. Scott, and last but not least, a Beta fish named Evie! In my spare time I enjoy hiking, camping, painting and cuddling with my dogs watching The Office. I am so happy to be a part of the Friendship family and cannot wait to further my knowledge in Veterinary medicine.