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Dr. Margot K. Vahrenwald

Dr. Margot K. VahrenwaldVeterinarian/Owner

Dr. Margot K. Vahrenwald

Dr. Margot K. VahrenwaldVeterinarian/Owner

A love of animals and caring communications with their owners.

About Dr. Margot

Having always loved animals, Dr. Margot detoured into a starting career in public relations/journalism before returning to school to study in veterinary medicine. However, that communications background has always helped in her veterinary work in educating owners on the best care for their pets. After graduating from the veterinary school at Colorado State University in 2000, she completed a 13-month small animal internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, DC. Dr. Margot returned to Colorado in 2004. A lifetime goal of opening her own veterinary practice was met when Park Hill Veterinary Medical Center opened in July 2011. Dr. Margot’s medical interests include Wellness/Preventive Medicine, Dentistry, Nutrition, Marketing and Client Education. The practice has grown and flourished since opening with the support of our great neighborhood and community. Dr. Margot is married to Chris, our hospital manager. They have two active and lovely daughters, Savannah and Caitlin; two cats and two dogs. When there is any spare time, you might find Dr. Margot with her nose in a book, behind the camera or digitally scrapbooking.
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Dr. Kelly McGuire

Dr. Kelly McGuireAssociate Veterinarian

Dr. Kelly McGuire

Dr. Kelly McGuireAssociate Veterinarian

An adventurous, globe-trotting doctor with a life-long love of animals.

About Dr. McGuire

Dr. Kelly McGuire is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Biology with honors, Dr. McGuire moved to Colorado to attend graduate school at CU Boulder. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology in 2002. After a few years working as a veterinary technician, future Dr. McGuire attended veterinary school at Colorado State University, graduating in 2008. Following graduation, she worked as a relief veterinarian for shelter, hospital and veterinary emergency clinic.In 2012, Dr. McGuire applied on a whim for a job in Adelaide, South Australia – and moved Down Under 5 weeks later. For the next four years, she worked in Adelaide and the surrounding rural countryside, taking care of dogs, cats, and the local fauna, including kangaroos and the occasional koala. The summer of 2016, Dr. McGuire returned to Denver – bringing along Aussie husband Kev, toddler son, and neurotic Border Collie, Diesel. Her newest addition is a Bengal cat named Smithwicks. Whenever there is a quiet moment – if such a thing exists with a toddler – Dr. McGuire likes to make elaborate meals and desserts to enjoy with Aussie wines, knit, hike, snowshoe, and all other outdoor fun that Colorado offers.
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Dr. Kimberly S. May

Dr. Kimberly S. MayAssociate Veterinarian

Dr. Kimberly S. May

Dr. Kimberly S. MayAssociate Veterinarian

Loves getting to know the unique personality and preferences of her patients

About Dr. May

Dr. May graduated with honors from Colorado State University with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2003 after receiving a Bachelors in Animal Science from Cal Poly in Pomona, California. She completed a rigorous internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in 2004 and has been practicing full-time in the Denver metro area until joining Park Hill Vet in 2015. She enjoys getting to know her four legged patients and their humans, internal medicine and learning the latest developments in veterinary medicine. Dr. May grew up in Wichita, Kansas and moved to Colorado in 1995. She currently lives in Park Hill with her husband, 3 cats – George, Harry and Leonard, and a Pomapoo named Macy, who has her owner well trained to serve all her needs. When Dr. May isn’t working, she enjoys walking Macy, reading, traveling and playing ice hockey.
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Dr. Michelle Woolly

Dr. Michelle WoollyAssociate Veterinarian

Dr. Michelle Woolly

Dr. Michelle WoollyAssociate Veterinarian

A native Florida spirit enjoying all this Colorado beauty!

About Dr. Woolly

Dr. Michelle Woolly grew up in hot, humid Miami, FL. She has always had a deep love for animals and knew from a very young age that veterinary medicine was her calling. Her path towards becoming a doctor started at Texas A&M University (Whoop!) where she earned her undergraduate in Animal Science with a focus on equine science and pre-veterinary medicine. After returning to her how state, she attended University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her DVM in 2015. Dr. Woolly and her husband, Matt, anxious to leave the south behind came to beautiful Colorado and are happily living on their mini-farm with daughter, 3 dogs (Lyn the Boston Terrier and 2 crazy Border Collies, Lyla and Tex), a cat named Bob Ross, and more animals to come. When she is not working, Dr. Woolly enjoys horseback riding, spending time with her family, getting lost in the mountains, and enjoying all the adventures that come with Colorado’s outdoor lifestyle.
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Dr. Jennifer Brindler

Dr. Jennifer BrindlerAssociate Veterinarian

Dr. Jennifer Brindler

Dr. Jennifer BrindlerAssociate Veterinarian

Values the human-animal bond and the great outdoors!

About Dr. Brindler

Dr. Brindler grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana with many pets. A love of animals and science as a child led her to veterinary medicine, and she hasn’t looked back since! She attended Louisiana State University for both undergraduate and veterinary school. She graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2013 and then moved to Washington, DC to complete a small animal internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals. She then worked at a busy, high-volume 24-hour animal hospital in Northern Virginia before moving to Denver in the Spring of 2017 and joining the Park Hill team. Dr. Brindler lives with her partner, Topher, one rambunctious dog named Jessie, and two indoor cats named Firefly and Mr. Weasley. Dr. Brindler loves bonding with her patients and helping to foster the human-animal bond. Her medical interests include soft tissue surgery and preventative medicine. In her free time, you might find Dr. Brindler reading, enjoying live theater, or exploring all the outdoor adventures Colorado has to offer!
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Chris S. Vahrenwald

Chris S. VahrenwaldHospital Manager

Chris S. Vahrenwald

Chris S. VahrenwaldHospital Manager

A Background in business management with a love of animals.

About Chris

Running a veterinary practice has been a new and challenging position for Chris since he joined the practice in October 2011. A wide and varied career in business and credit/debt collections provided a strong foundation for financial management of a rapidly growing hospital.
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Alexandra Smith

Alexandra SmithOffice Manager

Alexandra Smith

Alexandra SmithOffice Manager

Makes every client feel like they and their pets truly matter

About Alex

Alex joined Park Hill Vet in February 2012. While working on her degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology as CU Boulder, she interned and later became an employee at a wildlife rehabilitation center. Her passion for animal care flourished and grew during her three years there. In 2009, she switched to companion animal care and worked at a large small animal practice that focused on pain management. In addition to her veterinary work, Alex has over 8 years of customer service experience. She strives to hold us to our mission of making every client feel like they and their pets truly matter. As a Colorado native,you will find Alex outdoors—winters on the slopes and summers biking or hiking. She is owned by husky Zoom and french jungle cat Henri.
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Leslie Aquistapace

Leslie AquistapaceLead Outpatient Veterinary Nurse/CVT

Leslie Aquistapace

Leslie AquistapaceLead Outpatient Veterinary Nurse/CVT

Has known since the 4th grade she wanted to be a vet

About Leslie

Leslie began working at Park Hill Vet soon after our opening in 2011 as a Client Care Specialist. She completed her veterinary technician program at the Bel Rea Institute in December 2012. Originally from northern California, Leslie grew up on a mini-farm surrounded by rabbits, chickens, quail, and Guinea pigs. She worked for Trader Joe’s and Jenny Craig, but pursued her lifelong goal of becoming a veterinary technician when she moved to Denver. Leslie is owned by long haired dachshund Trixie, chihuahua-mix Frosty and cat Emma. In her free time, she volunteers with Peace, Love & Paws.
Marqueta “Markie” Maestas

Marqueta “Markie” MaestasLead Inpatient Veterinary Nurse/CVT

Marqueta “Markie” Maestas

Marqueta “Markie” MaestasLead Inpatient Veterinary Nurse/CVT

Home is ruled by a dog, three cats and a leopard gecko

About Markie

Growing up in northern New Mexico, Markie always knew she wanted to work with animals. She worked in wildlife rehabilitation during high school and took her first veterinary assistant job right after graduation. In 2007, Markie moved to Denver to study at the Bel Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology and has worked as a Certified Veterinary Technician ever since. The home front is ruled by dog Quinn; cats Dottie, Mamba and Jaws; and a leopard gecko named Tyler Durden.

Ariella Sevall

Ariella SevallVeterinary Nurse/CVT

Ariella Sevall

Ariella SevallVeterinary Nurse/CVT

Earned an Associates degree in Art and loves to paint in her free time

About Ariella

Born in Carmichael, California, Ariella moved to Colorado when she started high school. She earned an Associates degree in Art from the Community College of Denver and then entered the Bel Rea Institute of Technology, graduating September 2013. Her first job as a veterinary technician was at Tenaker Pet Care. She joined the Park Hill Vet team in May 2014. Ariella is owned by four wonderfully crazy cats, Bagerrah, Baloo, Rorschach and Shere Kahn. In her free time, she loves to paint and has a fascination with cats in bow ties.
Beth Jones

Beth JonesVeterinary Nurse/CVT

Beth Jones

Beth JonesVeterinary Nurse/CVT

World traveler and self-taught comedian living life to the fullest.

About Beth

Beth is a quintessential Gemini, capable of extemporaneous humor while remaining upbeat on her world travels. Beth spent the first part of her adulthood traveling the globe and helping others, specifically underprivileged children. Upon returning to the states as a world-class heroine, Beth enrolled and graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology and has been helping animals ever since.
Heather Behm

Heather BehmVeterinary Nurse/CVT

Heather Behm

Heather BehmVeterinary Nurse/CVT

Currently owned by dogs Sassy and Tripp and cat Gustavo

About Heather

Born in Papillion, Nebraska, it was inevitable that Heather would be in the veterinary field. She graduated from Iowa Western Community College with her Associates degree in Veterinary Technology and worked in Bellevue, Nebraska and Overland Park, Kansas before moving to Denver. She joined the Park Hill Vet team in July 2014. She lives with Sassy the chihuahua, Tripp the tripod and Gustavo the kitty.

Jen Petit

Jen PetitClient Care Specialist

Jen Petit

Jen PetitClient Care Specialist

A 13-year veteran of the Denver Animal Shelter

About Jennifer

Born and raised on Oahu, Hawaii, Jen always know she wanted to work with animals. She worked for a local veterinary practice for 5 years before moving stateside to Colorado in 2000. Jen worked at the Denver Dumb Friends League for 13 years before joining the Park Hill Vet family. She lives with husband and two special needs cats, Panda and Mango. In her spare time, you can find Jen hiking, white water rafting, snowshoeing and exploring the Colorado Mountains.
Hailey Vega

Hailey VegaVeterinary Nurse/CVT

Hailey Vega

Hailey VegaVeterinary Nurse/CVT

A skilled barrel racer and rodeo girl.

About Hailey

Born in Oklahoma City, OK, Hailey has been an animal lover since birth. She’s been in the saddle almost as long and is a skilled barrel racer and rodeo girl. She graduated from the Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology in 2012. Hailey worked at Littleton Equine Medical Center as a Field Technician and on-call Surgery Technician for two years. She has been at Park Hill Veterinary Medical Center since December 2012 as a Saturday Client Care Specialist and transitioned as a Veterinary Nurse/CVT in April 2014. Hailey and her husband Pancho are owned by dogs Pecas and Beau. Also living on their mini-ranch are several horses, including Hailey’s Finch and Sissy.
Megan Wiser

Megan WiserVeterinary Nurse/CVT

Megan Wiser

Megan WiserVeterinary Nurse/CVT

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About Megan Wiser

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Dawn Koretko

Dawn KoretkoExam Room Assistant

Dawn Koretko

Dawn KoretkoExam Room Assistant

Avid trail runner and a lover of the bully breeds.

About Dawn

Dawn is a third generation native who grew up skiing, camping, and enjoying outdoor activities. She is the mother of four grown kids in addition to being a graduate of Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS, and the University of Northern Colorado with a BSN, and BS in Biology and Health Education. Dawn has a passion for animals and rescues as many Bully breeds as possible. She is owned by five dogs, Snoop, Mary Jane, Gizmo, Heiress, and Nemo. Dawn also owns her own business: Snoop’s Paws-N-Pals Petsitting. Her business petsits, dog walks AND runs, as well as dog training. Dawn has a passion for Ultra Training, especially with her Pit Bull, Snoop, who has over 1500 training miles alongside Dawn! Dawn’s longest race that she has participated in was 50 miles. Her next goal is a 100 mile race!
Amanda Morris

Amanda MorrisClient Care Specialist

Amanda Morris

Amanda MorrisClient Care Specialist

California native with a love for helping animals!

About Amanda

A Northern California native, Amanda graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2013 with degrees in Psychology and Speech Pathology. She moved to Colorado shortly thereafter and began working at a local parrot shelter, where she discovered her passion for animal care. Amanda is hoping to attend a veterinary technician program someday. Her hobbies include scuba diving, hiking, playing video games and hanging out with her two budgies, Misty and R2-D2.
Abby Rentschler

Abby RentschlerClient Care Specialist

Abby Rentschler

Abby RentschlerClient Care Specialist

Smokey the Cat's human!

About Abby

Abby was born and raised in Ohio, but came to her senses and moved to Colorado in 2013 in order to indulge in her favorite past-times of hiking, yoga, and exploring the great outdoors. She brought with her from Ohio a Business Management degree from Miami University and a cat named Smokey!

Olivia Triolo

Olivia TrioloExam Room Assistant

Olivia Triolo

Olivia TrioloExam Room Assistant

Worked throughout high school as a veterinary assistant

About Olivia

Born and raised in Golden and Arvada, Olivia joined Park Hill Vet in October 2014. She worked at Jefferson Animal Clinic in Arvada throughout high school as a veterinary assistant. Olivia graduated from Colorado State University in August 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in biologic sciences and currently attending veterinary technician school. She is owned by her cat, Dobby. She also has a younger sister who is stubbornly taller than Olivia.
Danielle Bobb

Danielle BobbExam Room Assistant

Danielle Bobb

Danielle BobbExam Room Assistant

A Denver native on a mission to change animals' lives

About Danielle

Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Danielle pursued a Bachelor of Animal Science Degree and an Associate’s in Business Administration through Colorado State University. Her ultimate passion is shelter medicine. She has volunteered as a veterinary assistant/animal care specialist for Animal House Dog Rescue for the past 5 years. She also had the opportunity to volunteer at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital with a focus in the Small Ruminant Comparative Orthopedic Lab for 3 years. When not on a mission to change animals’ lives, Danielle’s hobbies are being a mom and canine dog training. She hopes to attend veterinary school in the future.
Layla Khaldi

Layla KhaldiExam Room Assistant

Layla Khaldi

Layla KhaldiExam Room Assistant

Bio coming soon!

About Layla

Bio coming soon…

Maryssa Cobb

Maryssa CobbExam Room Assistant

Maryssa Cobb

Maryssa CobbExam Room Assistant

Michigan native loving the mountain life

About Maryssa

Maryssa hails from Michigan but is loving the mountain life. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree but is currently working on going back to school to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. In her free time, Maryssa enjoys kickboxing and British TV. She shares her space with her two kitties, Gemini and Figaro.
Brenda Solis Moreno

Brenda Solis MorenoExam Room Assistant

Brenda Solis Moreno

Brenda Solis MorenoExam Room Assistant

Denver native dedicated to helping pets

About Brenda

Brenda is a Denver native, and wisely chose to remain in the amazing state of Colorado. Brenda has always had a love for animals, represented by her cuddly army – three dogs, a cat, a rabbit, geckos and lizards. Her love and compassion for other creatures does not stop with just her pets, as she has been know to save the occasional spider or two. When she isn’t improving the lives of our little friends, Brenda enjoys reading for leisure, amateur writing, and Etsy-level crafting. Brenda graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in May of 2016, joined the team at Park Hill VMC, and has no regrets.
Breana Rivera

Breana RiveraExam Room Assistant

Breana Rivera

Breana RiveraExam Room Assistant

A juggler, mountain climber, and foodie.

About Breana

Born and raised in Florida, Breana gave up her free diving adventures two years ago to come to Colorado. Breana has three dogs, all named after food: Pepper Jack, Burger, and Gouda. She also has a gray banded snake named Noodles. When she has spare time, she loves cheering for her alumni football team, the Florida State Seminoles, ascending mountain peaks and trying out new food. She has a “secret” talent for juggling and is incapable of keeping a hair color for more than a month.

Lindsey Schmidt

Lindsey SchmidtClient Care Specialist

Lindsey Schmidt

Lindsey SchmidtClient Care Specialist

Colorado native born and raised!

About Lindsey

Lindsey is 100% a Colorado native, and is very proud of it! She loves the work she does with dogs of all shapes and sizes, and is never without her own dogs! In her free time, she hangs out with her dogs in mountains. She is the quintessential nature lover and enjoys hiking, camping, grilling and chilling. She is a Broncos fan until The Apocalypse!
Hanna Barnett

Hanna BarnettClient Care Specialist

Hanna Barnett

Hanna BarnettClient Care Specialist

Michagander turned Colorado Adventurer!

About Hanna

Hanna originally hailed from the colder, wetter state of Michigan. After feeling the fresh Colorado air, Hanna moved to the Mile High City in order to be closer to opportunities for snowboarding, hiking, camping, and just generally enjoying all of Mother Nature’s Colorado landscapes. Just last year, she got married to her very best friend in a lovely mountain ceremony, bringing even more happiness to her new home. Hanna serves her two pet masters – Wyatt and Gemma – who could not be happier to be members of Hanna’s family!
Sarah Longino

Sarah LonginoExam Room Assistant

Sarah Longino

Sarah LonginoExam Room Assistant

Gave up the beach life for the Rocky Mountains

About Sarah

Born and raised in the sunshine city of St. Petersburg, Florida, Sarah decided to give up the beach life to come to the beautiful state of Colorado. Sarah has always had a passion for animals and has taken that passion to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She graduated Florida State University with a Bachelor of Business Management in the Summer of 2017 and is currently completing pre-requisites to apply to veterinary school. Sarah is owned by her recently adopted, squirrel-manic black lab, Luke. In her free time, Sarah enjoys hitting the ski slopes, hiking the mountains, cooking delicious Italian meals and cheering for the Florida State Seminoles!

Brandi Hrelja

Brandi HreljaClient Care Specialist

Brandi Hrelja

Brandi HreljaClient Care Specialist

Bio Coming Soon...

About Brandi

Bio coming soon!
Hendrix

HendrixResident Clinic Cat

Hendrix

HendrixResident Clinic Cat

Powerful and mighty ruler of Park Hill Vet

About Hendrix

Don’t let my formal attire fool you, I am a very friendly and approachable fellow. I do take my role as the powerful and mighty ruler of Park Hill Vet quite seriously. I can get a bit grumpy when I’m hungry—I’ve been here a while now and my minions haven’t caught on that I require endless amounts of food at all times! When I’m not demanding food, I can be found perched in various places surveying my kingdom, loudly voicing my opinions and welcoming visitors. The humans here tell me that I sometimes “overstep boundaries” by trying to go in to exam rooms and attempting to calm patients that don’t seem overly fond of me. If you don’t see me wandering freely and meowing for your attention, I may be temporarily exiled to my throne in the kennels.

RELIEF VETERINARIANS
Relief veterinarians help us to cover when our own staff veterinarians are unavailable and to allow us to expand our appointment offerings with their skills and compassion.
Our regular relief veterinarians include:
DR. KELLI PUCCIO
DR. SHANNON RICH
DR. CATHY MEDBURY
DR. DEB CLARK
DR. REBECCA KLOBUCHAR