Meet Our Clinic Staff


Laurie Walter, Practice Manager

Laurie has been with Laurel Veterinary Clinic since 1999.  Being a native of Colorado she enjoys camping, spending time in the mountains, and traveling.  Laurie has one son and daughter in law and two adopted grandchildren from Uganda along with a sweet grand dog named Jewels.


Claudia, Senior Client Care Representative

Claudia was an Interior Designer for 8 years then switched into the the veterinary field.  Since 2008 she has enjoyed educating clients and getting to know their four legged companions. She joined Laurel Veterinary Clinic in the fall of 2014.  She is excited to work with our clients each day.  Outside of work, Claudia enjoys volunteering with the Colorado House Rabbit Society, sewing, hiking, running and traveling with her husband, daughter and 8 year old Shepherd mix.


Rebecca Firth, Client Care Representative

Rebecca is a Pennsylvania native who recently moved to Colorado to be closer to family. She most recently worked in human medicine as a pharmacy technician, but after many years of volunteering at animal shelters, she is excited for a new career in the veterinary field. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her dog Ali, spending time with her two young nephews, and traveling. 


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Krista cook, client care representative

Krista is a Colorado Native. She graduated from PIMA Medical School in 2002 with a Certificate for Veterinary Assisting. After leaving the veterinary field for 6 years to work in the human medical field, she was called back to caring for animals.  In her spare time, she likes hiking, and exploring all around Colorado, with her husband & 2 kids. She also enjoys crocheting and spending time with her 2 cats (Madball & Domino).


Christine petersen, client care representative

Christine was an Illinois native, but completed her Bachelor’s degree in Kenosha, WI at Carthage College. She received her degree in music and psychology, while also pursuing her love for animals and veterinary medicine. Christine has had the privilege of working in small, large, exotic, and zoological veterinary medicine as an intern/assistant.  She also worked for two years as a client service representative at a 24 hour referral center while completing her Bachelor’s degree. Christine moved to Colorado to pursue her Master’s degree in music therapy at Colorado State University. She is working concurrently on another Master’s degree in trauma and crisis counseling. Outside of work and school Christine enjoys her pets (Luffy and Penny), going on long walks, Essential Oils, and reading.

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Melody wofford, client care representative

Melody Wofford is a Colorado native who was born in Denver. Although she loves different kinds of animals, dogs are her favorite. Maybe it has something to do with her last name? She attended The University of Denver and majored in marketing. Her work experience includes customer service across different industries. In her free time she enjoys traveling, time with family,  and trying new foods.