Melissa is a Colorado native and grew up in the Granby/Grand Lake area. After high school she spent a year at Mesa State College for Graphic Art and then decided, when the opportunity arose, to take some time off from school and live in England. Upon returning she spent a year and a half at UCD in Denver studying Music Business. In those 5 years she discovered an insatiable love for tea and crumpets and perhaps more importantly, the fact that she is neither and artist or a musician (live and learn!) Her roots and love for all creatures great and small finally planted her in Fort Collins at FRCC to pursue becoming a 3rd generation Veterinary Technician. She graduated from the Vet Tech program in 2008 and has been working at Laporte Animal Clinic since 2009. Apart from that Melissa enjoys living in Fort Collins with her 2 kids Aleighanna and Brandon.
Chris has been a vet tech since 2011 and has a passion for helping animals of all shapes sizes. She developed an interest in animal welfare at a young age and couldn't imagine herself in any other career field. Chris has completed her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Physiology from CSU and plans to pursue degree in veterinary medicine. She shares her home with her husband, two dogs (Xoli and Tippi), two cats (Noodles and Truffles) and two horses (Tres and Cheyenne). In her spare time, Chris enjoys trail riding, hiking and quad riding.
Halley is a Fort Collins native and is grateful for a close-knit family here in her hometown. Since she was a young girl, her passion for the well-being of animals has led her on many adventures, from volunteering at the W.O.L.F. sanctuary in Rist canyon, to swimming with sea turtles, sea lions and penguins in the Galapagos Islands and Peru. Halley graduated from the Lang Institute for Canine Massage in 2007, and her private practice offers massage, acupressure and aromatherapy for dogs and horses. Halley enjoys addressing animal's needs holistically. She loves to be outside. She enjoys hiking and camping in the mountains, swimming and tubing down the river and soaking up the sunshine with her family, both two and four-legged.
Lance is from Cornelius, Oregon and is currently studying Zoology at CSU. His goal is to eventually attend veterinary school. He is very involved with the pre-veterinary club at the university. One thing he wants to do as a veterinarian is to work internationally to help communities with limited access to veterinary services. He enjoys all sorts of animals, from reptiles to dogs and cats and birds. In his free time, Lance enjoys hiking, playing basketball and trying new foods.