Meet Our Team


  • Dr.
    Jennifer Gochanour
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Owner

    Dr. Jennifer Gochanour has been in the company of animals her entire life, growing up on a farm in Falcon, Colorado. Wanting to be an 'animal doc' since she was 3, she graduated from Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2001. Since then she has been practicing veterinary medicine on the I-70 corridor. Her specialties include equine medicine and small animal internal medicine and surgery. Dr. Gochanour is also a certified animal chiropractor. In August of 2011, she completed her training and passed the board exams for the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. While off duty she loves spending time with her family, gardening and enjoying our beautiful Colorado outdoors. Dr. Gochanour is a wife to Robert, mother to Lynae, Konner, and Victoria, and current owner of 4 dogs, a cat, fish, and 2 ferrets. You can also catch Dr. Gochanour on the national television channel, Animal Planet, where she appeared in several episodes of the show 'Hanging with the Henderson's'.

  • Dr.
    Laura Jimenez
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Associate Practitioner

    Dr. Laura S. Jimenez is a graduate from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her clinical year at Oregon State University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science at Louisiana State University. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico, making her fully bilingual in Spanish and English. Her love for animals was discovered early on with horseback riding and it only grew larger as the years went on. She has a beautiful rescue dog named Lola. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling. Today, she is proud and excited to be working with the team at Living Springs Veterinary Care treating all creatures large and small.

  • Dr.
    Alexandra Klimovitz
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Associate Practitioner

    Dr. Alexandra Klimovitz is a transplant from rural West Michigan where she grew up on a farm. She is a graduate from University College Dublin School of Veterinary Medicine in Ireland, where she lived and studied for four years. Along with learning the ins and outs of veterinary medicine, she spent much of her time exploring Ireland out of a camper van and surfing off the west coast. She is excited to be back in Colorado as she is an avid hiker and skier, and in her spare time enjoys reading and doing yoga. She loves working outside on farms with creatures of all sizes, particularly anything that moos! Dr. Klimovitz is delighted to be a member of the Living Springs team and is looking forward to meeting you and your animals.

  • Dr. Madi Levitsky
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Associate Practitioner

    Dr. Madi Levitsky is a 2021 graduate of Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She was born and raised in southeastern Pennsylvania where she began riding horses at 6 years old. Dr. Levitsky fell in love with Colorado in 2014 when she began working on a ranch in Livermore, and has since guided over 2,500 miles of trail on horseback in the Rocky Mountains. After graduation, she moved to Colorado with her dog Mambo, two cats, and her horse, Squid. In her spare time, you can find Dr. Levitsky horseback riding, skiing, or watching the latest Marvel movie. She’s so excited to join the Living Springs team and can’t wait to meet you and your pets!

  • Dr.
    Don Kerrihard
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Specialty Surgeon

    Dr. Don Kerrihard is our resident specialist in small animal orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. He graduated from Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 1991. His surgical orthopedic training came from the Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital in Denver. He worked there from 1994 - 2000 before becoming a mobile surgeon. Our patients are in his expertly skilled hands during our knee/stifle stabilizing surgeries, fracture repairs, and other specific bone and soft tissue surgeries. Dr. Kerrihard is a father of 2 boys and caregiver of a dog and cat.

  • Kim Adams
    Practice Manager

    Kim is a Colorado native and has a tremendous love of animals. Moving to the corridor 6 years ago, her and her husband started a farm for any animal that needs a home. Currently giving shelter to 4 dogs, 2 cats, 1 pig, 3 birds, 3 ducks, 7 goats, 1 mule and 7 incredible donkeys. Kim has fallen in love with her long-eared friends. Kim's family 'is her everything' and when not enjoying her 4 legged family, she is enjoying time with her husband, children and grandchildren while hiking, boating, camping or anything outdoors.  Kim has been a practice manager for 30 years and we are excited to have her on team Living Springs. 

  • Kadie Wixted
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Kadie was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She graduated from Tulsa Community College in 2015 with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. She has been in the Veterinary field since 2013, and comes with experience from small animal, emergency medicine, exotics, and large animal. Kadie lived in Anchorage, Alaska for 3 years and is not a stranger to the cold or the snow that comes with Colorado. Kadie has 3 Siberian Huskies and a son that have her whole heart. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, dog training, dog mushing and photography. Kadie is excited to be joining Living Springs and can’t wait to meet you!

  • Jess Shannon
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Jess is a Colorado native and grew up with a passion for helping those in need, and for animals of all shapes and sizes. Vet med was the only choice for her. She graduated from Bel-Rae Institute in 2010 and has been working in the veterinary field since. In her free time, Jess spends her time with her husband Brian, her 3 kids, 5 dogs, and 3 cats. She loves to be outdoors working in her garden or hiking with the family including the 4 legged ones! She also enjoys relaxing on the porch at her home in Kiowa. Jess is excited to be part of the team and is looking forward to meeting you!

  • Kelly Hager
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Kelly was born and raised in Texas. Animals have always been in her life, from dogs and cats to her grandfather’s Angus cows. She began her veterinary journey in 1994 when she was a kennel assistant. She moved to receptionist and then began learning technician skills. In 2002, she received her AAS in Veterinary Technology and became a Certified Veterinary Technician. She has gotten experience from many hospitals with small animals and exotics as well. Ask her about cleaning a bobcat’s teeth! She recently moved to Strasburg from Tennessee. For the last four years, her and her husband, Todd, have run their own food truck and have driven all over the United States. Kelly is glad to have a home base again and getting to return to her love of helping pets. She shares her life with not only her husband but a wonderful black Lab named Tarly. When she is not helping pets, you can find her fishing with her husband, checking out classic cars, target shooting, and curling up to read a good book or watching a good science fiction movie. Kelly is looking forward to experiencing all the adventures Colorado has to offer and to being part of the Living Springs team!

  • Tess Taylor
    Veterinary Technician

    Tess was born and raised in northern Colorado and has always been an animal lover! Constantly surrounded by animals of all sorts, it came as no surprise in 2009 when she enrolled in Bel-Rea Institute and started her journey in the veterinary field. During her free time you can find Tess digging in the garden with her border collie, occasionally accompanied by a flock of ducks. She also has an affinity for the outdoors and loves to go hiking and camping with her twin boys and husband. Tess is thrilled to be joining the extraordinary team at Living Springs and is excited to be part of the amazing animal care the clinic provides!

  • Rachel Medley
    Veterinary Assistant

    Despite being a full-fledged adult, Rachel never outgrew her childhood obsession with horses and her love of animals. She grew up in California as the oldest of nine children, always managing to find a horse to ride somewhere! She spent her childhood backpacking, climbing, and exploring the high Sierra mountains of the north and central California with her family. After two years as an Emergency Medical Technician during college, she joined the United States Army as a combat medic. She completed airborne school at Fort Benning, GA, and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC. She was almost immediately deployed to a combat zone with her unit and spent 14 months in Nasiriyah, Iraq. During that time she developed the important skill of working quickly under pressure and staying focused in emergency medical situations. She spent nine years in the US Army, traveling all over the world representing the United States in many capacities, including four years as a demonstration parachute jumper with the Army Parachute Team. After leaving the Army as a Staff Sergeant, she spent four years doing non-profit work for veterans with PTSD using off-track thoroughbred racehorses and rehabilitating humans and horses side by side. After marrying the farrier and having two children, Rachel decided the perfect way to combine her love for emergency medicine and her passion for animals was to pursue a job in the veterinary medicine industry. Rachel, Chris, and their two young children live on a ranch in Bennett, CO. Rachel is thrilled to be part of the team at Living Springs and can’t wait to meet you.

  • Vanessa Langley
    Veterinary Assistant

    Vanessa is originally from Utah and has always had a love for animals, especially horses. She grew up spending summers on her grandparents llama farm in Central Utah, helping with the day to day, riding horses and catching snakes. After graduating high school she moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and spent 3 summers as a horseback trail guide in Bridget-Teton National Forest. During the off season she attended Central Wyoming College in Riverton, Wyoming to receive her AAS in Equine Management and AS in Equine Science. There she met her future husband, who just happened to be her farrier. After graduating college, they spent the next 10 years moving from North Dakota, Ohio, Utah and eventually back to Colorado chasing the oilfield. They eventually landed in Wiggins where they live with their 3 beautiful children, 4 dogs, 3 horses, 2 goats, a cat, a rabbit and a menagerie of chickens, ducks, and turkeys. Vanessa is currently going to school to get certified as a Veterinary Assistant. On her off time she loves photography, training horses, barrel racing, hunting, hiking, fishing, and just spending time with her family outdoors. Vanessa is so excited to be joining the Living Springs team and can’t wait to meet you!

  • Katzya Suerdick
    Veterinary Assistant

    Katzya is originally from Ohio and has grown up with a love for animals. Ever since she can remember, she has always had a passion for horses and is blessed to have two quarter horse mares in her small herd. Currently, Katzya is focusing on college and working hard towards her journey in veterinary medicine. In her spare time, you can often find her reading, drawing, riding, or hiking with her red heeler pup, Beau Jack. Katzya is excited to be joining Living Springs and looks forward to meeting everyone!

  • Devin Osborne
    Boarding & Daycare Manager / Veterinary Assistant

    Devin is originally from a small town in Kentucky yet has lived in Colorado for the past 12 years. She just recently graduated from Colorado State University where she studied Animal Science and Zoology. During her time in school she had the opportunity to work alongside graduate students and veterinarians with animals ranging anywhere from pets and livestock to wild birds. Devin has always had a passion for animals and currently has two cats and a dog. In her free time she loves going for runs, hiking and simply enjoying time outdoors. She is so excited to be a part of the Living Springs team and being able to work hands-on with such a variety of animals!

  • Dulce Lopez
    Veterinary Assistant

    Dulce was born and raised in Colorado. She recently earned her Associates of applied science in veterinary technology and is currently studying to take her VTNE to become a certified veterinary technician. Dulce grew up an only child and her parents were happy to bring pets into her life. Her pets ranged from cute little creatures like hamsters to gentle giants such as horses. This is where her love and passion for animals has come from! Dulce currently shares her home with her husky named Paloma. They enjoy rollerblading in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. Dulce is thrilled to start her career at Living Springs and cannot wait to meet and care for all your animal family members!

  • Angela Carranza-Saucedo
    Veterinary Assistant

    Angela has been wanting to be in the veterinary field for as long as she can remember and is excited to be starting her journey here at Living Springs. She has so much love for pets and has several of her own. Angela has two veiled chameleons named Yoshi and Pascal. She also has 2 cats, 3 dogs and a hedgehog. Angela attended Pima Medical Institute and hopes to continue her journey at Colorado State University to become a veterinarian. She would like to focus on livestock animals because she has been around them since she was a child. Angela is very happy to be living her dream of working in the veterinary field and can’t wait to meet you and your beloved pets!

  • Sophie Hill
    Veterinary Assistant

    Sophie was born and raised in Washington. She moved to Colorado to attend veterinary technician school at Bel-Rae Institute of Animal Technology and is excited to be graduating in December of 2022! School and work keep Sophie busy but during her free time you will find her enjoying her pets. Sophia has a dog, cat and 2 reptiles. Sophie is extremely excited to start her career with Living Springs and looks forward to meeting you and your animal friends.

  • Justin Johnson
    Support Staff

    Justin was born and raised on a ranch in eastern Colorado where he developed a passion for animals that he’s carried with him into his adult life. When he’s not working, he’s either training horses or ranching. In his free time, you’ll likely find him starting colts, and spending time outdoors. Justin is very excited to be part of the Living Springs team and looks forward to what the future holds!

  • Lynae Casebeer
    Support Staff

    Lynae was born and raised in the small town of Strasburg, Colorado. There her mother, Jennifer Gochanour, started Living Springs Veterinary Care in the back of her pickup truck after graduating from CSU. Since Lynae was born, she was always in the back of her mothers vet truck, or in the nursery office at the clinic. Lynae is going into her senior year of high school at Strasburg High. Often Lynae is asked if she wants to follow in her mom’s footsteps and despite being in the veterinary field her entire life, she does not. She plans to attend Master Tattoo Institute, and get her tattoo certification so she can pursue her dream of owning her own tattoo parlor. In her free time, you will see Lynae expanding and using her creative mind. Lynae loves all animals big and small, but her favorites are snakes, raccoons and bats. Lynae is the proud owner of 2 ferrets, Honey and Michael, and a snake named Hades. Lynae has a second job working with snakes, where she cares, cleans, and cuddles snakes twice her size. Lynae adores working at Living Springs so much that her plan B is to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.

  • Tayler Thompson
    Support Staff

    Tayler is attending Strasburg High School and is excited to be a senior this year. She is involved in Unified Bowling, Golf, and school clubs like Diversity and Volunteer. Tayler enjoyed being in 4-H from the age of 7 through 16. She has a bunny named Trixy and a dog named Gezzmo. She has always been around animals and plans to continue her education to become a veterinarian. Her family loves adventure like going camping, boating, and exploring new places. Tayler is excited to get to know your fur babies and is happy to be part of the team of Living Springs!

  • Shannon St. Antoine
    Front Desk Coordinator/ Receptionist

    Shannon had a love for animals for as long as she can remember. Growing up she had all types of pets: dogs and cats, ducks, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, horses, cows, llamas and one ornery goat. Shannon is a Colorado native, she was a member of the Westernaires and active in the 4H community. Today, she competes in dog sports like obedience, rally, barn hunt, conformation, and FastCAT. But running agility with her dogs is her true passion, she's been training and competing in agility for over 11 years. She has lived in Bennett since 2002 with her husband and her son, and she currently cares for three Boston Terriers, a Border Collie, two cats and two horses. She has always wanted to work with animals, and feels like now is the time to make her dream a reality.

  • Nicole Wyett
    Receptionist

    Nicole is proud to be a 6th generation Colorado native and her entire family is spread throughout Colorado. Nicole has been an animal lover for as long as she can remember and has always had a variety of pets. Nicole moved to Bennett when she married her husband and they have four spoiled fur babies named Capri, Roxy, JuJu and Stud. Nicole feels incredibly fortunate and is extremely excited to join the Living Springs team!

  • Taylor Carsten
    Concierge Service Coordinator

    Taylor was born and raised in the small town of Hotchkiss, CO where her family raises registered Simmental cattle. Taylor's love for animals flourished at a very young age when she started her own herd and began showing in 4-H. Over the years, her cattle herd has grown to 25 head. Following her graduation from Paonia High School in 2016, Taylor attended Northeastern Junior College as a member of the Plainswomen volleyball team. After graduating with her associates degree, she returned home to work on the family ranch and to coach both volleyball and basketball at her alma mater. Taylor now lives in Wiggins, CO with her boyfriend and two dogs. She is ecstatic to be joining the Living Springs' team.

  • Tiffany Brown
    Concierge Service Coordinator

    Tiffany is originally from Arizona but moved to Colorado with her parents and two younger brothers at the age of 14 to her grandparent's farm in Bennett. She has always had a bond with animals and they have brought her much joy over the years. Tiffany has cared for all sorts of animals big and small but her dream is to own a farm with at least two alpacas. Tiffany is a wife and a mother to three beautiful children (2 boys & 1 girl) and she is extremely excited to start her career with Living Springs. She can’t wait to love on all of the fur babies that come to see us!

  • Leah Moyer
    Boarding & Daycare Assistant

    Leah is a native of Colorado, growing up on a small farm with cattle, goats, chickens, horses, cats and dogs. Horses have always been her passion and she pursues every opportunity she can to work with them. She aspires to be a reined cow horse trainer and she is taking steps to move closer to this dream becoming reality. She also participated in 4-H for 13 years showing many different varieties of animals. When Leah is not working, she is riding and training horses, hiking, camping, or simply spending time outdoors. She is excited to be part of the Living Springs team and the opportunities she will find there.

  • Valerie Pressgrove
    Boarding & Daycare Assistant

    Valerie was born and raised in Colorado and is currently attending Strasburg High School as a Junior. Valerie has 2 cats, 2 goats, 12 chickens, 4 bunnies and 1 dog. In her free time she enjoys playing volleyball for her school and her favorite subject in school is art. Valerie has always had a love for animals and she is looking forward to taking care of your loved pets when they visit us in boarding and daycare!

  • Rachel Anderson
    Boarding & Daycare Assistant

    Rachel is a Colorado native and grew up in Denver and has recently moved to the Bennett area. She has always loved animals and hopes to become a veterinarian in her future. Rachel is currently in her sophomore year at Arapahoe Community College. Rachel enjoys spending time with family and friends and she has 2 dogs named Copper and Axel and 2 cats named Milo and Zuri. Rachel is excited to help take care of your fur family members while they stay with us here at Living Springs!

  • Noah Sanchez
    Boarding & Daycare Assistant

    Noah is a Colorado native who is in his junior year at Bennett High School. His favorite subject in school is history. Noah has one cat and four dogs. He enjoys spending time outdoors and with his friends. Noah is excited and looking forward to taking care of your furry friends at Living Springs!

  • Zach Paul
    Certified Master Groomer

    Zach has been grooming for 15 years, mastering in terriers, and grooms all breeds including cats. He is passionate about animal health and welfare and that passion shows in his work. Zach comes from a family of agriculture professionals and 6 of his family members are groomers. In Zach’s free time, he raises and trains barrel horses. He loves all aspects of working with his horses! Zach is excited to be part of Living Springs Pet Spa and can’t wait to meet you and your beloved fur family members.

  • Sarah Isaacs
    Groomer

    Sarah was born and raised in Colorado and enjoys the warmer seasons so she can be out in her garden. Sarah loves gardening so much that she brought her garden inside during the cooler months with her ivies and succulents. Sarah shares her home with 2 dogs. Graffiti is a 2 year old cocker spaniel and Mercy is a rescued 4 month shepherd mix. Sarah enjoys helping her community and volunteered her time in Paradise, CA with relief efforts including meals, laundry service and temporary housing for those affected. Sarah is excited to meet you and your fur family members at our Pet Spa!

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Living Springs Veterinary Care

Monday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonial

  • "New to Colorado and have had to deal with Expensive VCA clinics in town. My greyhound had an issue with this front paw, and I took him to Living Springs. The staff friendly and professional and took care great care of my dog. Unlike VCA clinics, I did not have to mortgage my home for a vet visit. Quite a drive from Denver but worth it."
    chad buckley