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, traveling, and going to concerts.
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.
Tori moved to Colorado because of her love for the outdoors. She has always had a passion for helping animals. She worked at Colorado State University Veterinarian Teaching Hospital and in the Orthopedic Research Center at CSU. She is currently attending CSU with a Agriculture Business major with a concentration in Farm and Ranch Management. In her free time, Tori enjoys going fishing, skiing, flying airplanes, or going on adventures with her dog.
Elizabeth is a Colorado native growing up in Fort Collins and Bellvue. She attended Front Range Community College and earned a Certificate in Veterinary Assisting her senior year in High School and is now attending Front Range to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. She has always loved animals of all shapes and sizes and hopes to later do work in animal behavior. In her free time she loves being outdoors hiking, camping, fishing and paddle boarding or snowboarding.