Veterinary Assistants


Originally from Rochester, New York Kelly graduated from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY with a Biology degree and moved on to attend Bel Rea’s veterinary technician program in Denver, Colorado. Her first job in Denver was at Littleton Large Animal Clinic for three years exploring her love for horses. Kelly then worked as a veterinary…

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Val was born and raised in New Mexico. They came to Colorado for college originally wanting to become a veterinarian and completed a degree in Biology at CSU. They have a passion for science, veterinary medicine, and animal welfare which has kept them serving animals for the last 20 years. In their off-time, they enjoy…

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Taylor grew up in Minnesota and moved to Colorado in 2011. He has been a veterinary assistant since 2018. He has two cats and a Chihuahua of his own. Taylor loves Denver for the hiking, biking, and general outdoor activities.

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Nicole grew up in Des Moines Iowa and received her Bachelors of Science in Biology with a focus on Animal Science from Iowa State University. Since then she has served with dozens of non-profits across 6 different states, including multiple zoos and animal shelters. Nicole moved to Denver with her silver Labrador, Indie, for the hiking,…

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Melissa grew up in New York and studied Marine Biology at the University of Rhode Island. She joined Goldsmith Veterinary Clinic in the Summer of 2021. When she isn’t working (or playing) with animals, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, reading, concerts, and going to breweries.

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Megan is from Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and couldn’t be more excited to be entering the world of veterinary medicine. She has a deep passion for animal care, and adores her German Shepherd,Monty. When she’s not working at the clinic, Megan loves to paint, as well as hike and explore the outdoors with her pup.

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Maggie grew up in Foxfield, CO and has spent most of her life working at the clinic in some capacity. Maggie studied Biology at Clemson University, and she just finished her first  year of veterinary school at Colorado State University. An animal lover through and through, Maggie spent her formative years rescuing kittens, ducks, rabbits…

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Lauren was born and raised in Larkspur, Colorado. She graduated in May of 2020 from Colorado State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Animal Science with a focus in animal nutrition. In the near future Lauren hopes to apply to veterinary school for a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree. Lauren also has a…

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Katy moved to Colorado from Maryland where she grew up. There, she got her Associates degree in general studies and a certificate in Veterinary assistance. In the next year or two she hopes to go back to school to get her Veterinary Tech certificate. She left her best (four legged) friend, Buddy the dog, back…

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Karen grew up in the southeast and moved to Colorado in 2000, feeling the call of the mountains. She is a graduate of the Community College of Denver’s Vet Tech program and joined the Goldsmith team in 2021. She loves to camp and hike with her husband and their dogs Kona (a German Shepherd mix)…

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