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Holly Morris, Veterinary Assistant

Holly is a Colorado native that has worked with animals since before high school, volunteering at shelters, fostering for dog and cat rescues, and working at boarding facilities.  She went to school at PIMA Medical Institute and graduated as a Veterinary Assistant in February of 2015,  She was looking for the right hospital to start her career and in April of 2016 she joined the Stapleton Veterinary Hospital team.  When she is not at work she is out enjoying time with her family along with her 2 dogs: a Great Dane named Jasper and her newly adopted English Bull Terrier named Clover, her cat Tyrone and her  27 chickens and 5 ducks. 

Aimee Cazares, Veterinary Assistant

‚ÄčAimee is originally from Kansas.  She graduated Emporia State University with a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Biodiversity. She started working with animals by volunteering at the local animal shelter in 2009, and eventually became rescue coordinator.  She started at Stapleton Veterinary Hospital in February of 2017.  Aimee and her husband Jorge, have 3 dogs (pictured from left to right: Bear, Zero, and Kira), two rats named Gusteau and Kerrigan, and a beta named Orpheus.  In her free time, she enjoys hiking, running, crocheting, reading and yoga. She even thru-hiked the Colorado Trail in 2016.

Courtney Thomas, Veterinary Assistant

Courtney has been around animals all of her life.  Unfortunately she lost two of her own dogs suddenly, one to rat poisoning and one with no explanation, which sparked her interest in veterinary medicine.  Courtney currently attends Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology and will graduate in the spring of 2018.  After graduation she plans to spend a year or two in an emergency setting.  She wants to be able to see and experience everything that veterinary medicine has to offer!

Xandra Prestia-Schear, Veterinary Assistant 

Xandra loves most every animal and has since before she can remember.  All of her life she has been surrounded by all sorts of creatures from cats, dogs, frogs, toads, turtles to hedgehogs, snakes, and chameleons.  Since a very young age she imagined she would one day be working with animals in some capacity.  While studying for her B.F.A in college, she volunteered as a special needs cat foster parent, and fell in love with the medical side of animal treatment.  From there she dabbled in theatre, but eventually found working in a veterinary clinic and taking care of animals was her greatest passion.  When she is not working at Stapleton Veterinary Hospital she spends her days hiking, camping, traveling, or when she is feeling more the home-body, spends the day playing Ukulele or reading a good book with her Snake Kthulu, Jackson Chameleon Sarek, Hedgehog Daenerys, and wonderful wife.