Meet Our Medical Team

Jacque Johnson,

Senior Certified Veterinary Technician 

Jacque was born in Montana and moved to Colorado in 1998. She graduated from Bel-Rea in September 2013 with an Associates Degree in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. In her free, time she loves spending the day with her husband and son. She also shares her home with her dogs,  Diesel and Popcorn; and three cats, Optimus Prime, Machismo, and Kitty Pants.


Cyndi Norris, certified veterinary technician

Cyndi was born and raised in Colorado. She graduated from Pima Medical Institute in 2015 with an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She is registered with the CACVT as a Certified Veterinary Technician.  Cyndi's favorite parts of the veterinary field are dentistry, emergency, critical care and puppy/kitten visits.  

When not working, Cyndi likes spending time outside, camping, hiking and being at the lake with her husband, their two sons and their dog Moose.


Nicole Samson, certified veterinary technician

Nicole is originally from a small rural town in Northern Ohio. She grew up in the country and always had a special place in her heart for animals. She always dreamed of moving out west and in 2007 that dream came true for her and her family. Nicole is the proud mother of three children: Leif, London, and Phoenix. She also owns two dogs; Patsy Climber, a Louisiana Catahoula leopard dog, and Emma Rose, an English Staffordshire Terrier, as well as one cat; Naveena, a Bengal. After more than fifteen successful and rewarding years in Sales and Marketing, Nicole decided that it just  wasn't her passion. In 2013 she decided to pursue a career in animal medicine and started at the Bel-Rea Institute while working in a small animal practice.


Stephanie pacheco, certified veterinary technician

Stephanie was born in Colorado and moved to Questa, New Mexico in junior high but moved back as soon as she graduated high school. She graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in 2002. In her free time, Stephanie can be found playing with her son and daughter; her dog or outside working in the garden.

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Chelsey Goble, certified Veterinary technician

Chelsey is originally from Maryland and moved to Colorado in 2013. She has been a technician for 7 years. Before joining our team, Chelsey worked in ophthalmology. She really enjoys emergency medicine as well. Chelsey has 2 rescue dogs and lives in Denver. Outside of work she enjoys hiking with her dogs and playing kickball.  



Barb Spettel, veterinary assistant

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Dani Schroeder, senior veterinary Assistant

Dani is from Wisconsin. She moved to Colorado in 2015. Dani has worked in veterinary medicine for  10 years. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is building lasting relationships with clients.

When not at work Dani enjoys exploring the beautiful hiking trails that Colorado has to offer. She shares her home with her husband, daughter, three dogs and two cats.


Jennifer askew, veterinary assistant

Jennifer is originally from Orange County, California.  She moved to Colorado January 2016.  She has worked in the animal industry for 8 years, both as a doggie day care attendant and was a registered veterinary technician in California before moving to Colorado.  She has 3 dogs, Rufio, Maui, and Pele.


Leah Sauerwein, Veterinary Assistant

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Meagan whitcomb, veterinary assistant

Meagan was born and raised in Colorado. She has always had a passion for animals and grew up with boxers her whole life. She also had a cat, named Sawyer, and a horse, named Lewis. When Meagan got her first dog she ended up with a chihuahua puppy named Laynee. Outside of work, Meagan enjoys spending time with her family and Laynee. She is also learning how to sew and enjoys this as well. Meagan is a proud brain cancer survivor and is happy to be a new addition to our team.