Meet Our Team

Veterinary Care Team

Christina Spears, DVM, CVA

Dr. Christina Spears leads the team at Park Animal Hospital and Wellness Center. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. She always loved animals and competed in horseback riding events in her teenage years. Her summers spent with the horses led her to veterinary medicine. Dr. Spears is a 1997 graduate of the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine. She practiced in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina before moving with her family to Colorado in 2007. She has worked locally in Highlands Ranch for the past 4 years. Dr. Spears has pursued further training in holistic medicine, becoming a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist in 2002 with the International Veterinary Acupuncuture Society. She completed Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal training in 2008 through A Time to Heal. She also works with homotoxicology, Western herbals medicine, nutritional therapies and homeopathy.


Rachel Nichols, DVM

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Dr. Rachel Nichols grew up on a cattle ranch in Montana. There was no shortage of pets as a child from chickens, ducks, rabbits to horses cattle and sheep, and of course the trusted cats and dogs. She earned her B.S. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology in 2005 and graduated from CSU’s Veterinary Program in 2009. She has worked at multiple clinics in Denver, and practiced in Australia and Alaska. She has done spay/neuter work in Colorado, Montana, South Dakota, Mexico, and the Philippines.

She lives with her husband, two dogs, Millie and Kili, and a meagacat Margot. She enjoys hiking, skiing, and travel.


Christine Pugh, DVM


Kimberly Drake, DVM


Laura, CVT

Practice Manager

Laura is a Certified Veterinary Technician, graduating from the Bel-Rea Institute after moving to Colorado from Indiana in 2006. Laura is an excellent veterinary technician, with fantastic skills in the lab.  She is very kind & compassionate, always finding ways to minimize stress for our pet patients.

In her spare time she enjoys exploring the forests, snowboarding, fishing, and playing with her cattle dogs, Johnny, June, and Daisy Dew Drop. She also shares her time and love with Wolfy the cat.


Jaime, CVT

Lead Veterinary Technician


Christina, CVT 

Certified Veterinary Technician

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Christina graduated Bel-Rea Institute in 2017, and has been a technician with PAHWC since 2018.  She is fulfilled by comforting animals in their time of need. 

Christina enjoys crafting and spending time with her pets and friends.  Christina shares her home with Bella the Chihuahua and her two cats, Phineas and Phoebe.  




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Certified Veterinary Technician


Brie 

Veterinary Technician


Theresa

Veterinary Technician


Cynthia

Lead Client Service Representative 

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Cynthia is a strong Colorado gal with a huge heart!  Her career spans many years and areas of the veterinary field.  Whether she's volunteering at Denver shelters or the Humane Society in Hawaii, working at large hospitals or small practices, she never loses site of her goal to help animals and their owners.  

Her life also revolves around her three little dogs, Abbey Road, Jenna Jolie, and Danielle.  You might see them when you come to Park Animal Hospital & Wellness Center, as they are also part of the front desk crew.  DJ, the handsome cat, is always at home to greet the girls after a long day of work.  


Lupe 

Client Service Representative

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Lupe has been working as a Veterinary CSR since 2016, and has many years of experience as a groomer and doggy day care supervisor.  She has great compassion for our clients and patients, and brings a calm, comforting presence to the hospital.  She lives in Lakewood with her husband, Alberto, their three daughters, and little Daisy Lynn the pup.  In her off time, she enjoys spending time with her family and improving her makeup skills as a makeup artist


Kandice

Client Service Representative


Jessica

Technician Assistant

Jessica grew up in Colorado, and has been working in the veterinary field since 2004.  She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Biology from MSU Denver.  Jessica enjoys making sure every animal in the hospital feels special and loved!  

When she has a little spare time, she enjoys getting away to the mountains with her Australian Shepherds, Atlas and Asteria.  Jessica also loves the arts, dinosaurs, sharks, and a whole lot of coffee.  


SJ

Technician Assistant

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SJ is a Colorado Native!  She has been working in the veterinary field since 2000.  

In 2011, SJ earned an A.A.S from Arapahoe Community College, then in 2019, a B.S in Exercise Physiology.  She teaches body positive fitness classes and also enjoys kick boxing!  

SJ and her fiance, Chelle, live in Denver with their two kitties, Gilda and Ansel Andy.  







Aaron

Technician Assistant

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Aaron moved to Denver from Florida in March of 2019. After earning a degree in Zoo Animal Technology in 2016, he was a zookeeper in Florida, and currently volunteers at Denver Zoo.  Aaron has found a fantastic group at Park Animal Hospital and is valued as a technician assistant and CSR.  

He enjoys hiking with his little Goldendoodle and fiance, as well as playing board games, drawing, and writing.  He finds ways to stay positive, is always bringing laughter to those around him, and believes it's important to do your best where you can.  


Cassie

Technician Assistant                                 

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Cassie, being a Colorado native, has always been an animal enthusiast and lover. She is a technician assistant here at Park Animal Hospital, and has been working in the animal field since 2016. She began working as a kennel attendant at several dog daycares and boarding facilities, and has worked her way up to technician assistant.  

Aside from work, Cassie spends much of her time enjoying Colorado and what it has to offer - music, the great outdoors, and most importantly, the food! Exploring and creating unforgettable memories with her family and friends is what she loves most.


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Monday:

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6:00 pm

Tuesday:

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Wednesday:

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Thursday:

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4:00 pm

Sunday:

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