• Jason Johnson
    DVM, MS
    Medical Director, Veterinarian

    Dr. Johnson attended the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. He is a skier, avid runner and cyclist. He enjoys spending time outside of work with his wife and daughter. In addition to his veterinary doctorate, Dr. Johnson holds a Master of Science in Biology from the University of Miami. In his early professional career, he worked with several specialists and has developed interests in ophthalmology, dentistry, and internal medicine. Dr. Johnson has been at Laurel for 7 years.

  • Chelsea Schuster

    Dr. Schuster is a graduate of the University of Illinois Veterinary School. Her favorite domains of veterinary medicine include internal medicine and pain management. Dr. Schuster has been at Laurel for 5 years. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 labrador retrievers, Berkeley and Duncan.

  • Margo Hennet

    Dr. Hennet earned her veterinary degree at Colorado State University. She is also trained and certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture.  Originally from Maryland, Dr. Hennet has also called Vermont, Texas, and now Colorado her homes. She enjoys exploring the outdoors with her husband and two mostly-good dogs

  • Mandy Boos DVM

    Dr. Mandy Boos graduated from Colorado State University with an undergraduate degree in Animal Sciences in 1998.  She went on to pursue her veterinary degree at the University of Missouri, graduating in 2003.  Her favorite things about veterinary medicine are dentistry, wellness care, and senior patient care/pain management.  Dr. Boos also loves that every day is different in general practice and that she gets to see a little bit of everything!  She currently resides in Denver with her two children. They share their home with a Boston Terrier, named Goose man (from Top Gun) and two gray tabby cats named Fiona and Beast (from Disney).  In her spare time, you can find Dr. Boos out enjoying all of the outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer or various activities with her children (basketball, dance, playing the guitar, and Girl Scouts).  

  • Cassie Jensen

    Dr. Cassie Jensen was born and raised in Minnesota, but left the state to attend college at Purdue University where she received a degree in Biology. She then returned to her home state to attend veterinary school at the University of Minnesota and graduated in May of 2016. After graduation, Dr. Jensen completed a 5 month internship in wildlife rehabilitation medicine before moving out to Colorado to start her career in general practice. Her favorite aspects of veterinary medicine are preventative care, client education, and fostering the human-animal bond. She has loved getting to know all that Colorado has to offer and after moving she added a cat, Thomas Jefferson, to her household. In her free time, Dr. Jensen enjoys hiking, skiing, singing, and traveling to visit friends and family. 

  • Elizabeth Topliff

    Biography Coming Soon

  • Ken Bixel
    VMD, MS

    Dr. Ken Bixel is a native Oregonian and enjoys cycling, skiing and running. He and his wife have 2 young kids and 1 cat. Dr. Bixel is interested in preventative health care and believes it is key to your pets happiness. He is always amazed at the complexity of the body and its systems and being able to analyze data in order to better understand it.

    Dr. Bixel earned his undergraduate degree from Wittenberg University and has a Masters Degree in Biology. He has authored several scientific papers and is a graduate of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bixel is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, the AVMA and the Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society. He likes all areas of veterinary care, especially critical care medicine and emergency surgery.

  • Cyndi
    Certified Veterinary Nurse

    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 part of veterinary medicine is dentistry - she believes that healthy teeth are happy teeth!

    When not working, Cyndi enjoys being outside, camping and spending time at the lake with her husband, their two sons and two labradors, Moose and Finnley. 

  • Jessica
    Certified Veterinary Nurse

    Jessica grew up in Maryland, then lived in Florida for 8 years. She moved to Colorado August 2018.  She loves taking care of patients and helping in their recovery process from surgery or sick visits . When she is not working she is exploring the outdoors of Colorado with her husband and dog Gizmo. She also shares her home 2 cats Emmy and Silas. 

  • Patty
    Certified Veterinary Nurse

    Biography Coming Soon

  • Mary
    Certified Veterinary Nurse

    Originally from the midwest Mary moved to Colorado after receiving her technician degree from NDSU.  She initially worked in veterinary general practice for a couple years and then moved on to a specialty practice for nearly 6 years.  After beginning her family Mary spent time as a stay at home mom to her 2 children, she recently returned to the field and is delighted to be part of the Laurel team. Outside of work she enjoys caring for her family, sewing, gardening, reading, and volunteering in various aspects at her children’s school.  She shares her home with two cats and two dogs.

  • Dani
    Lead 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.

  • Meagan
    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.

  • Bella
    Certified Veterinary Assistant

    Isabella (Bella) was born and raised in Denver, CO. She attended Westminster High School. Bella attended the Pima Medical Institute and received her veterinary assistant certificate. She has been an assistant for 2 years. Bella has 4 dogs, a cat, a bearded dragon, and a hamster. She also walks dogs, dog sits, and is currently in school for dog training. In Bella's free time she loves to go hiking with her pups, camping, fishing, and reading.

  • Krystal
    Certified Veterinary Assistant

    Krystal is a Colorado native. In 2015, she attended Pima Medical Institute and received her Veterinary Assistant certification. In her free time, she enjoys watching true crime, and horror movies.

  • 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 a son, daughter in law, two grandchildren, and a sweet grand dog named Jewels. Laurie is very proud of Laurel Veterinary Clinic and happy to be part of the clinic staff.

  • Krista
    Clinic Care Team

    Krista is a Colorado Native. She graduated from PIMA Medical School in 2002 with a Certificate for Veterinary Assisting. She joined the Laurel team in 2016.

    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 cat Domino & dog Joie

  • Rebecca
    Clinic Care Team

    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 three young nephews, and traveling.

  • Melody
    Clinic Care Team

    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.

  • Kelsey
    Clinic Care Team

    Kelsey moved to Colorado from Mississippi with her dog Dexter in June 2019. She is enjoying working as a receptionist at Laurel and getting to meet all of our clients and their pets. In her free time, she loves exploring all that Colorado has to offer and going to concerts.


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