Our Staff

Our Staff

Our Staff

Our Team

Greg Collins

Greg Collins, DVM
Veterinarian/Practice Owner

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 Napa Superfreak the Dachshund, their Tibetan Terrier, Tenzing, their Snowshoe cat, Clairisse, and their Horse...Morgan Horse, Double 07.

Ashley Barnes, DVM

Ashley Barnes, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

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

Ami VanDeventer, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

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), KK (cat), and multiple fishtanks! 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

Nicole Van Gurp, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. 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 Hubrecht

Courtney Hubrecht
Hospital Manager

Courtney 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 medicine 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 very happy to, once again, be living in the Rocky Mountains! 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!
Erika Kleronomos

Erika Kleronomos
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. Erika shares her home with her husband and her 2 purrrfect cats Mugsy and Zeppelin. Her favorite things include traveling, hiking, attending festivals, seeing hot air balloons in the sky, collecting pressed pennies, key lime pie, and being a book nerd.

Shannon Greishaber

Shannon Grieshaber
Client Care Specialist - Veterinary Assistant

Shannon 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.
Lisa Herbert

Lisa Hebert
Client Care Specialist

Lisa 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.
Lisa Herbert

Chelsey Freis
Client Care Specialist

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, turtles and dogs. Chelsey has been a volunteer at the Golden Retriever Rescue of Colorado for the past two years and she is also a volunteer at Pilots and Paws, an organization that transports animals in need to their forever homes. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, playing softball, and spending time with her husband and her Golden Retriever, Thatcher (3 years old).
Jasmin Slaybaugh

Jasmin Slaybaugh
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 Haltom

Fauna Haltom
Certified Veterinary Technician

Fauna 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.
Ruby Wilson

Ruby Wilson
Certified Veterinary Technician

Ruby joined the LFAH team in June 2017. She graduated with an AAS degree in Accredited Veterinary Technology in 2006 from the Community College of Denver. Since her graduation, Ruby has been working in various vet practices at several veterinary clinics and pet hospitals within Colorado and also Dallas and Houston, Texas. She has also continued her education at several universities, studying mostly in advanced veterinary technology. Before moving back to her home state of Colorado, she was working at Blue Pearl Emergency and Specialty in Houston. Ruby enjoys spending time with her two cats, a 12-year-old Calico cat named Annie and a two-year-old black cat named Briyan. Ruby has been known to be a bit of a "cat whisperer," as her energy has a very calming and comforting effect on feline friends!
Rhonda Maidhof

Rhonda Maidhof
Veterinary Assistant

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 Hattendorf

Jenna Hattendorf
Veterinary Assistant

Jenna 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!
Jenna Hattendorf

Madison Beran
Veterinary Assistant

Madison grew up with a love and passion for animals. She obtained her Undergraduate degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder. While getting her degree she studied Wildlife Conservation in Tanzania, Africa where she conducted research on baboons which has since been published. After graduating, she moved to London where she got her Masters Degree in Primate Conservation, Biology and Behavior, at Roehampton University. She then began working as an Animal Trainer with exotic mammals and reptiles at the Denver Aquarium. Madison felt a need to help animals more directly and became interested in the veterinary field during this time. She is currently applying to veterinary school. In Madison's free time you can find her with her rescue dog Aspen, a labrador rottweiler mix at her side, hiking, camping, snowshoeing, skiing and waterskiing.

Reviews