CVT Staff

CVT Staff

Rachael – LEAD CVT

Rachael is a native of Boston, Massachusetts. In 2008, she began a new adventure in the Rocky Mountain West and graduated from Bel-Rea in 2010 as a Certified Veterinary Technician. She took her time in finding a veterinary hospital to work for. One who shared her same goals and passions. As a team leader she brings compassion, experience and dedication to our hospital staff, hospital clients and particularly our hospital patients.

Rachael enjoys being in Colorado and exploring the great outdoors, snowboarding, hiking and running.


Originally from California, Michele’s family moved to Colorado which she was in high school. For many years, horses were a great part of Michele’s life. She raise them as well as having her own equine companions. Her love for animals inspired her to study veterinary medicine. Michele joined our team at Mountain Ridge Animal Hospital in August 2005. She obtained her associate’s degree from Bel-Rea technical institute in 2002. Her dedication to providing a higher standard of care for our hospitalized patients as well as exceeding customer service will enable Michele to represent Mountain Ridge Animal Hospital’s mission statement and standards of care. She brings a strong work ethic, values, professionalism and over whelming passion for veterinary medicine.

Jessica – CVT

Jessica graduated from Bel Rea Instituteof Animal Technology in March 2014 and joined the MRANH team in June 2014. She chose Mountain Ridge because she loved the idea of working in a small animal practice that also specialized in pain management. Jessica knew at an early age that she wanted to work with animals when she grew up, but the day that her family got a new puppy and they took it to the Vet, and Jess saw the Veterinary Technician working with her dog, she decided that that was exactly what she wanted to be someday; and so she did. She started college to become a Vet Tech as soon as she graduated high school. Jess is a Colorado native. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her loved ones and her animals. Although Jess loves cats & dogs, her favorite animal is a turtle!

Megan – CVT

Megan became aware of her innate compassion for animals at an early age on her family farm in Ohio, where she spent most of her childhood. As a teenager, her family vacationed to the Rocky Mountains, a memorable experience that left an everlasting impression and led her to where she is today. While she is a country bumpkin at heart, city dwelling gravitated Megan towards Denver in September of 2011. She began her education at Bel-Rea’s Veterinary Technical Program while working at a small animal practice as a Veterinarian Assistant. She earned her AAS degree from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 2014 and passed the state board exam September of the same year. As her career moved along she developed interests in pain management and physical rehabilitation, which led her to join MRAH in 2016. Megan brings dedication, compassion and calming demeanor to her patients, clients and colleagues.

Megan values time spent with her kitty Mrs. Featherbottom, family, friends and their four-legged family members. She is passionate about music, cooking, hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and snowshoeing


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