The Winning Team.
Kristin - Lead Veterinary Nurse
Kristin is a Colorado Springs native, who has been a part of the Bear Creek family since 2008. She has devoted the better part of her life to caring for everyone's pets, family and strangers alike. As the Lead Veterinary Technician her mission is to ensure a level of compassion that transcends just a vet visit into an unforgettable experience that creates a trusting bond with pets and their parents. Outside of Bear Creek, Kristin enjoys celebrating the beauty of the west side or spending time with her family and fur kids. Among those fur kids are her two dogs Walter and Smeagol, two cats Wheatley and Enix, and two chinchillas Janelle and Pepper. We look forward to building upon our Bear Creek history with Kristin and all who enter through our doors.
Ashley - Veterinary Nurse
Ashley comes to Colorado Springs from Fairbanks, Alaska, where she was born and raised. Early on in her childhood she developed a love for animals. She fulfilled that love by helping her parents take care of their sled dog team of 20 dogs, a house dog, and two cats. She started her undergraduate work in biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Eventually she considered a new path and graduated with Bachelor's in Science in Psychology. After marrying in North Pole, Alaska, Ashley and her husband were moved to Colorado Springs for their first duty station together.
Ashley's love for animals grew as she worked as a veterinary technician assistant at Chena Ridge Veterinary Clinic in Alaska. Given the opportunity, she desired to learn all she could about the profession. After moving to Colorado, she focused her care to her three furry kids and husband. Picking the two easiest breeds to be part of the family, her hands were full with their Jack Russell Terrier, Sage, their Beagle puppy, Winston, and their handsome cat, Tucker. She spends her free time with the family, playing soccer, fly fishing, and playing ice hockey (she did grow up in Alaska after all).
Kim - Veterinary Nurse
Kim recently to Colorado Springs with her fur babies, a long-haired Chihuahua named Sir Melvin of Bensenville and a German Shepherd named Axl, from Chicago's suburbs. Kim's love for caring for animals began at an early age, when she would pretend to be a veterinarian to her stuffed animals. During high school, Kim began working as a kennel attendant and Veterinary Technician at a Veterinary Hospital, with future dreams of continuing education to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. After a few years at the Veterinary Hospital, she moved on to become a Kennel Manager at a puppy store where she provided extensive care to puppies. Five years later, Kim still longed to provide care to animals within a medical setting, so she decided to return to her dream career as a Veterinary Technician. Kim suddenly decided to sell all of her belongings and move somewhere she can enjoy mountains and wildlife, and she was set on Colorado Springs.
In her free time, Kim is exploring Colorado’s diverse landscapes and seeking the best hiking spots with wildlife sightings. One of her favorite hobbies is animal and landscapes photography. She have an adoration for gardening flowers and vegetables.
Maggie - Veterinary Nurse - CVT
Maggie is a Colorado native. She grew up in Penrose, Colorado and graduated from Florence High School. After high school, Maggie moved to Colorado Springs where she worked as a CNA and coffee barista. She then decided to pursue her true passion which was four legged patients instead of two. From the time she was a little girl, Maggie always loved animals. She enrolled in Pima Medical Institute and completed her veterinary assistant certificate. She then decided to go back to school to become a veterinary technician. Just recently, she completed her veterinary technician degree and is planning to take the state exam to become a certified veterinary technician in July 2017.
When Maggie isn't at school or work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, her two year old son Landon, and her two fur babies Bailey and Bandyt.
Anne spent her formative years right here in Colorado Springs. She attended Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 from 2nd grade to graduation, and then went on to Colorado State University. From her earliest memory to her most recent life events, animals, have been both a passion, and a source of compassion, for Anne. She loves all types of animals and has witnessed their incredible capacity to hold all of one’s love, loss, joy, sadness, anxieties, and triumphs within their very special friendship with their human companions.
Anne has two amazing children, two beloved canines, and one VERY furry tarantula! In her spare time, Anne enjoys adventuring in the Colorado outdoors, traveling the world, voraciously reading everything she can get her hands on, being PTO president of her children’s school, volunteering at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, and most importantly, snuggling her babies… human and furry alike! Anne has an absolute passion for caring for your furry friends, and making sure that they, and their human counterparts, are received with delight, comfort, and compassion. She is honored to be a member of the Bear Creek Veterinary Care Team, and looks forward to seeing you and your precious fur baby at your next visit!