Dr.Jennifer GochanourDoctor of Veterinary MedicineOwner
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.Teresa SeggermanDoctor of Veterinary MedicineAssociate Practitioner
University in 1992, and has had an extremely varied career. She started out in mixed animal practice, worked in the US Army Veterinary Corps for 5 years, then returned to private practice.
She spent nearly 15 years in emergency and relief medicine and has now returned to her roots by coming home to Living Springs Vet Care, where she once worked with Dr. Wheaton when it was Bennett Vet Clinic.
She is the proud pet parent of one Schipperke and two cats, who run her home. She enjoys reading, writing, needlecrafts and hiking in her spare time. Her personal passion in veterinary medicine is cats, but she enjoys working with dogs and exotics as well.
Dr.Don KerrihardDoctor of Veterinary MedicineSpecialty 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 AdamsPractice 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.
Cassie YongCertified 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.
Becca DeanCertified Veterinary Technician / Equine Therapeutic Massage Therapist
Becca was born and raised in New Hampshire on a Dairy Goat farm, raising Lamanchas and Nubians. In 2016, she moved to Colorado to attend Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology, where she graduated in 2018. Becca always knew she wanted to work with animals and pushed herself to this career choice. She attended Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage and became an Equine Therapeutic Massage Therapist in 2019. At home, Becca has her rescue puppy Gracie, an Aussie mix, and OJ, her foster fail kitten. During her free time, Becca enjoys listening to music, watching movies and spending time with friends and family.
Devon ViartVeterinary Assistant
Devon was born in Denver, Colorado. His Family moved out to Bennett in the early 2000s and this has been where he calls home ever since. Devon had shown livestock in 4H and currently assists at his family’s farm and dairy from time to time. Looking at a future in Veterinary Medicine; Devon has Joined the Living Springs team. He currently has a ball python and a cat- Scrambles and Sif, as well as the pigs, goats and cows being raised by his family
Mikayla RuppleVeterinary Assistant
Mikayla was raised in the small town of Keenesburg , CO. She has worked on the family farm her entire life where she enjoys farming and working with many types of animals. Mikayla has been involved in rodeo, FFA, Southeast Weld County Royalty, and coaching middle school basketball. She has also worked on a large ranching operation where she spends her time riding and training horses and working cattle. In her free time she loves to go camping, fishing, hunting, and spending time with her dogs Annie, Maylee, and Tripp. She is thrilled to be apart of the team at Living Springs where she can share her love for animals and explore career opportunities.
Nicole LandrumVeterinary Assistant
Nicole graduated from Strasburg High School in May of 2019. One week later she also graduated from Pickens Technical College with a Veterinary Assistant Certificate. Nicole is passionate about animals and enjoys taking care of them. Nicole has a rescue dog named Bear Dog and two cats named Mercedes and Sylvester. Nicole is very excited to be joining Living Springs and can’t wait to meet you!
Jessica AbushabanVeterinary Assistant
Jessica is a Colorado “transplant” from Nevada. At age 5, she wanted a rabbit more than anything else in the world. After a year of proving her responsibility by feeding her dad’s Golden Retriever mix, she was taken to pick out her first bunny for her sixth birthday. The rest is history as they say- over the years she has had roughly a couple hundred bunnies (including one snuck into the herd by a neighbor), several dozen sheep, a handful of Golden Retrievers, three permanent cats (currently, pictured: Chubby Cat), and several fosters including but not limited to cats, birds of prey, bear cubs, and a tortoise.
Jessica earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at University of Wyoming in 2016. She and her husband met working in a research lab there caring for their flock of sheep and currently care for 32 horses together at a boarding facility in Watkins. They enjoy learning more about horse care and handling. When the two aren’t handling animals, they enjoy cooking together, hiking, and being on the water paddleboarding or fishing.
Shannon St. AntoineFront 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.
Mary Jo HolmgrenReceptionist
After working 26 years, Mary Jo retired from her career in banking. It had always been an ambition of Mary Jo's to work with animals so she could share her love and compassion with them and provide great service to their owners. Mary Jo has joined our team here at Living Springs to do just that. Mary Jo shares her home with 3 dogs. Ranger is a Rottweiler and a super love bug, Fonzie, is a German Shephard, he is her security guard and Tank, a Doberman, is the old man of the group. Mary Jo has made Colorado her home as her daughters and their families are here. Mary Jo has 6 grandsons that keep her super busy and she is so proud of them! The pictures on Mary Jo's phone show her obsession with her furry family and her grandsons. Mary Jo looks forward to working with our team here at Living Springs and is excited to get to know our animal friends and their owners!
Dania CaraveoConcierge Service Coordinator
Dania is a Colorado native and studied at Pima Medical Institute in 2017 for Veterinary Assistant. Dania has always had a passion for animals since she was very little, especially for horses. On her free time, Dania likes to team rope, help out around her ranch in Strasburg and enjoys spending time with her son Brycen. She has two horses, six dogs, two cats, and five cows. Dania is very excited to work with animals and other animal lovers!