Greg Collins, DVM
Greg opened Louisville Family Animal Hospital in October 1997, with the vision of providing high-quality veterinary care in an environment which recognizes our pets as members of the family and nurtures the special relationship between client, pet, and veterinary practitioner. The hospital was an immediate success, and expanded in 2003 to its present facility, adding over 8,000 new 'family' members.
Greg enjoys spending time hiking, reading, playing in poker tournaments, and collecting vintage comic books. His son, Logan, is an avid microbiology student and aspires to a career in research with an emphasis on the development of new antibiotics. Greg and his wife Suzette share their home in the mountains with their Tibetan Terrier, Tenzing, their Snowshoe cat, Clairisse, and their Morgan Horse, Double 07.
Ashley Barnes, DVM
Ashley began her veterinary career right here at Louisville Family Animal Hospital, where she worked as a veterinary assistant and receptionist throughout college. Ashley left LFAH to pursue studies at Colorado State University, receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2009 and graduating first in her class. Following graduation from CSU, Ashley went on to complete a year-long internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital before returning to Louisville Family. While enjoying all aspects of veterinary medicine, Ashley's special interests include ultrasound, dentistry, behavior and pain management. Ashley shares her home with her cat, Frankie, and Golden Retriever, Maddie. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys hiking, biking, softball, and karate.
Ami VanDeventer, DVM
Ami has been with Louisville Family Animal Hospital since 2003. Ami is originally from Virginia and graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelors degree in Biochemistry and Nutrition and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Following graduation, Ami practiced in Virginia for 2 years before moving to Colorado, where she spent six years practicing emergency and critical care medicine, as well as managing the practice. Since returning to primary care practice her areas of interest include senior pet care and the prevention and treatment of dental and periodontal disease.
Ami and her husband Matt share their home with daughters Morgan and Erika, Zena Cupcake Thunderpants of House Scardino (dog), Blue (dog), KK (cat), and multiple fish tanks! Ami and Matt enjoy spending time outdoors backpacking, rock climbing, skiing and exploring the world with Morgan and Erika. Ami's personal hobbies include beekeeping, making pottery, and gardening.
Nicole Van Gurp, DVMDr. Nicole grew up in upstate New York and attended Cornell University, graduating in 2006 with a BS in Animal Science and in 2010 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Nicole came to Colorado after graduating from veterinary school to pursue a small animal rotating internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital. Following her internship, she accepted a position as an emergency veterinarian at VCA Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado in Loveland. Dr. Nicole transitioned to general practice in July 2015 and joined the staff at LFAH. Dr. Nicole enjoys getting to know pets and their owners and is passionate about disease management and preventative care. Dr. Nicole lives in Longmont with her husband, two small boys, boxer Maverick and tabby cat Bailey. In her spare time, Dr. Nicole enjoys hiking, skiing, camping, running, yoga and reading.
Courtney HubrechtCourtney became a part of the LFAH team in May 2017. Although Courtney graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a focus in Art, she always knew that she was destined to help animals and other people; and about 9 years ago, in San Diego, California, she was able to put these passions into practice when she started her career in the veterinary field. Over the course of her career, Courtney has gained experience within a variety of veterinary hospitals, including specialty and emergency, throughout California, Colorado, and Wisconsin as a Lead Client Care Specialist, Inpatient Account Representative, Client Care Manager, and, in most recent years, as a Hospital Manager. Courtney and her husband, son, and dog, Indigo Moon, are happy to be living in the Rocky Mountains again! She knew immediately that the Louisville Team was one she wanted to be an integral member of and has been eagerly applying her passions for positivity, the ultimate client experience, animal welfare, and eco-friendly initiatives, while also finding creative ways to apply her artistic side to the hospital! In her free time, Courtney enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, and yoga.
Lead Client Care Specialist
Erika joined LFAH in February 2012 with 6 years of veterinary client care experience under her belt. She is now the Lead Client Care Specialist. Erika is bubbly and loves meeting new people so the position has been a natural fit for her personality. Her favorite part of the job is building relationships with all of the clients and patients and participating in community events and client outreach, including overseeing LFAH's Facebook page. Erika shares her home with her husband and her 2
Shannon GrieshaberShannon joined LFAH in 2016. Shannon has always been passionate about helping animals! She graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 2011 with an Associate Applied Science degree and has been happily working in the field ever since. Shannon comes to LFAH with years of Client Care and Veterinary Technician experience. Shannon is an active member of the service dog community and has a service dog of her own named Benson, who you may see hanging out at the hospital. In her free time, Shannon enjoys scrapbooking, crafting, and etching glass. The hospital has Shannon to thank for the beautiful and crafty touches to our lobby, such as our “Meet the LFAH Team” scrapbook.
Client Care Specialist - Veterinary Assistant
Lisa HebertLisa became a part of the LFAH team in April 2017. She previously worked at an emergency pet clinic in a dual client care/veterinary assistant capacity. Lisa then shifted her focus and energy to raising her three boys and running a licensed, in-home childcare for almost 12 years! She has always been passionate about caring for animals and children. Lisa also enjoys photography and even has her own photography business that she does in her free time. LFAH has Lisa to thank for the beautiful sunflower photograph in our lobby! Lisa is really happy to be back in the veterinary field, helping animals and their owners.
Client Care Specialist
Chelsey Chelsey joined LFAH in September 2017. She graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice. Chelsey has always had a passion for helping children but It didn't take her long to realize she missed her calling with animals, which is why she pursued a career at LFAH. She has always had a desire for helping animals and was known as the child that rescued any and all animals, including, birds, bunnies,
Client Care Specialist
Lead Certified Veterinary Technician
Jasmin has been with LFAH since September 2006, after successfully graduating from an AVMA accredited school and passing her VTNE. Jasmin has loved her time with the practice over the years and has really grown into her position. She is now our lead technician! Jasmin has a passion for the field and helping others and their beloved pets. Things that really spark her interest at LFAH are performing periodontal treatments and taking oral x-rays, filling prescriptions, running anesthesia and lab work. On her down time, she loves to spend time with her husband, new son and kitties, Esmeralda and Snow. She also really loves fun, brightly colored socks, and chocolate Hostess cupcakes!
Fauna HaltomFauna always loved animals from a young age and owned iguanas, carnivorous frogs, hamsters, rats, and mice! In fall of 2010 Fauna held off her enrollment to obtain her journalism degree and opted to pursue her passion for animals. She graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in December of 2012; passing her state boards and becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician in the spring of 2013. She joined the LFAH family in April of 2015 and has never been happier! Fauna owns two dogs; a Lemon Beagle named Milo and a Chinese Crested Shih Tzu Mix named Gizmo. During her free time, she can be found hanging out with family and friends and is also very active in her church. She enjoys creative writing, sculpting clay, going to the mountains, watching movies, horseback riding, and video games. Fauna also loves to create artwork for the Welcome Board at LFAH and adores illustrating Disney characters or other cartoons.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Rhonda has been with LFAH since November 2012, after being a full-time mom to two sons for 18 years. At LFAH, Rhonda really enjoys filling prescriptions, greeting clients, and taking histories about their pets. When not at LFAH Rhonda loves to bike with her husband, hike with her Labradoodle, Pepper, knit, garden, sew and eat anything chocolate.
Jenna HattendorfJenna joined the LFAH family in 2011 when she began shadowing Dr. Ashley to learn what it's like to be a veterinarian. She was quickly hooked by this profession. She continued volunteering at LFAH until 2015 when she was then hired as a Veterinary Assistant and became an official part of the team. Currently, Jenna is a sophomore at Colorado State University earning her Bachelor Degree in Biomedical Sciences with the aspiration to go on to veterinary school and one day become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Jenna continues to come back to work at LFAH during the summer and on school breaks. Her favorite thing about working at LFAH is meeting clients and their pets. Jenna shares her home with Kayla, her Bichon Frise, and her mom. In Jenna's free time she is often found playing with Kayla, reading a book, swimming, and spending time with her family and friends!
Christine SchofieldChristine started working at LFAH September 2017. Christine graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in biology from the University of Potsdam. After graduation, Christine started working at an animal hospital in New York where she learned the ins and outs of the veterinary field as both a Client Care Representative and a Veterinary Assistant. Christine's favorite part of veterinary medicine is seeing the enthusiastic reactions of both the pet and the owner upon being reunited. Christine's love for animals and their wellbeing started at a very young age; she grew up caring for birds, reptiles, dogs, and horses. In her free time she enjoys riding her horse, Hudson, hiking, kayaking, and enjoying the outdoors in beautiful Colorado.
Marissa joined the LFAH family in August 2017 when she was completing an internship for her Veterinary Technology Program. Later, in April 2018, Marissa became an official LFAH team member as a Veterinary Assistant! Marissa is still completing her Veterinary technology program and hopes to finish this summer. Marissa loves meeting new animals and helping patients heal. On the weekends you can find Marissa hiking, camping, watching movies, and spending time with her family.