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Jennifer Gochanour, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Owner

Dr. Jennifer Gochanour has been in the company of animals her entire life. Wanting to be a "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 and enjoying our beautiful Colorado outdoors. Dr. Gochanour is a mother of two, Lynae and Konner, and owner of 2 dogs, a cat, fish, and a guinea pig.


Don Kerrihard, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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.

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Morgan Norris, Certified Veterinary Technician

Morgan Norris graduated from Community College of Denver in 2016 with an associates in veterinary technology and started working at the Arapahoe Racetrack for the summer. She started working at Living Springs in January of 2017. She grew up on a family ranch in Weldona, CO where she found a love for horses and cattle. Morgan’s life is filled with 2 horses Owie and Preacher, her breeding cow Milkshake, and her blue heeler Bree.

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Virginia “Gin” Burns, Certified Veterinary Technician

Gin’s passion has always been animals. She may have gotten a late start on her dreams, but it is never too late to make your dreams come true. She is from Strasburg, maybe not born and raised but it is her home. After high school she had two amazing children who pushed her to follow her dream. From there Gin went to Pima and completed their Veterinarian Technician program. She wants to help those who are in so many ways helpless and to teach those who may need a little help along the way. Gin love all creatures big and small. Ok. Maybe not parrots, but that's another story. Learning and teaching, compassion and passion, drive and determination is her way of life.

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Cassie Yong, Veterinary Assistant

Cassie Yong graduated from Pima Medical Institute in 2015 with a certificate in Veterinary Assisting. Cassie was born and raised in Colorado where she grew to love all different types of animals. Cassie owns 3 rescue dogs, Merle, Minnie, Moose, and a horse Roxy. She is passionate about everything she does at Living Springs and is enjoying every minute of it.

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Joe West, Receptionist

Joe West is a Colorado native from Gunnison, CO. He has grown up around cattle dogs his whole life and has a great fondness for all kinds of cats. Joe has lived in Bennett for the last several years and loves all that Colorado has to offer. Coffee is a must for this father of four young children (with another due in November) and is an unpublished thriller writer. His background is accounting, office, and went to school for veterinary management in Glenwood at Colorado Mountain College. He looks forward to seeing you and your furry family when you come in to visit.