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, tabby cat Bailey and her Boxer Ellie. In her spare time, Dr. Nicole enjoys hiking, skiing, camping, running, yoga and reading.
Jessica Addis, VMD
Jessica grew up in Pennsylvania and always had a passion for animals and science from a young age. She graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Veterinary and Biomedical Science with Honors. Following graduation, she went on to study at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. There, she took particular interest in obtaining additional surgical training through a shelter medicine program. After obtaining her Veterinarian Medicinae Doctoris degree, Jessica moved out to Colorado with her husband and their rabbit, Hokie. She worked in general practice for 2 years prior to joining the LFAH team. Jessica enjoys building relationships with clients and takes a particular interest in surgery, small exotic mammal medicine, and preventative medicine.
Jessica spends her free time biking, playing golf with her husband, and enjoys walks with their two dogs, Zoey and Boomer.
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
Michelle LochMichelle joined the LFAH team in February 2019. She previously worked in an animal shelter, primarily caring for the animals and facilitating adoptions. Michelle has an Associate Degree in geography. Before following her desire to work with animals, she worked in the aviation industry in South Africa, where she completed her private pilot license. Since moving to Colorado winter has become her favorite season, because she loves to snowboard. Michelle has two Basenjis, named Aria and Bentley, who she enjoys hiking with in her spare time. She also has two cats named Remy and Reo.
Client Care Specialist
Anna SchneemannAnna joined the LFAH team in January 2020. She's a Colorado native who attended Boulder High School and the University of Colorado, Denver where she received her BA in History. After a few years living on the East Coast and working for the ASPCA Emergency Hospital in Manhattan, she and her husband Adam returned to Colorado to raise their now 3-year-old daughter, Oriana and 2-year-old son Virgil. Anna's prior veterinary experience includes assistant management, front desk/reception and veterinary assisting. Additionally, she runs a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Silverback Volleyball Club, for low-income athletes in Denver.
Client Care Specialist
Brianna DresserBrianna joined LFAH in January of 2020. She is a Minnesota native but prefers the Colorado lifestyle. Before working with animals, Brianna attended Metro State University of Denver as a music major with a French communications minor. Deciding to switch career paths, she attended RRCC for an EMT degree and realized human medicine wasn't her forte. She then obtained a certification in dog training and is currently in school for veterinary medicine. She hopes to become a DVM specializing in internal medicine! Brianna owns two crazy dogs, Rigby and Eve, and they enjoy hiking whenever mom isn't studying!
Client Care Specialist
Brianna also enjoys 60s fashion, 70s music, and 80s movies. An old soul born in the 90s!
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 downtime, she loves to spend time with her husband, new son, and her cat Esmeralda. 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 friends, knit, garden, sew and eat anything chocolate.