Meet Our Team

  • Dr.
    Jennifer Gochanour
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

    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. 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.
    Stephanie McAvoy
    Associate Practitioner

    Dr. Stephanie McAvoy is from Rochester, New York, and has wanted to be a veterinarian since she was six years old. She is a 2023 graduate of Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine and has a B.S. in Animal and Veterinary Science from The University of Maine. At Maine, she developed a true love for cows, sheep, horses, and the outdoors. After exploring Colorado on a few trips, Stephanie knew there was nowhere else better to start a life post-grad. When she is not seeing your small or large animals, you can find her skiing, hiking, national park hopping, or learning to mountain bike! She is ecstatic to be a part of the Living Springs Family and to begin her career with the amazing people and animals of the greater Bennett, Colorado area!

  • Dr.
    Bekah Jackson
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Associate Practitioner

    Dr. Bekah Jackson is a 2023 Colorado State University graduate. She is originally from Oklahoma, but has primarily lived in Colorado since the age of 9. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Colorado, Denver in 2018 prior to starting veterinary school. She has been surrounded by small animals and exotic pets her entire life and is currently the caregiver for two dogs, a cat and a bearded dragon. In her free time she enjoys traveling, reading & yoga. Dr. Jackson is very excited to join the Living Springs Veterinary Care team!

  • 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. 

  • Jess Shannon
    Nursing Manager/Lead 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!

  • Vanessa Langley
    Nursing Manager/Lead 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!

  • Emily Jenkins
    Veterinary Assistant

    Emily is a new Colorado resident and recently relocated to the area from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She lives with her 2 daughters, 4 dogs, 4 cats, and her variety of farm animals, which include Tennessee Walking Horses, a potbelly pig, chickens, ducks, and guineas. Emily’s passion for animals started when she was just a child and would bring home orphaned and injured animals to nurse back to health. She later went on to attend WSCC in East Tennessee for Veterinary Technology, TCCD in Fort Worth TX for nursing/psychology, and JBC in Tulsa for Esthetics. Emily prides herself in always continuing to learn and grow as much as she can. As a seasoned Veterinary Technician, she has worked with all types of animals, large and small, and in a variety of settings. One of her favorite experiences was doing wildlife rehab in TX and OK. She rehabilitated and released hundreds of orphaned/injured raccoons, foxes, skunks, deer, and bobcats. In her free time, Emily enjoys riding horses, photography, visiting parks and museums, traveling, and trying new foods. Emily is thrilled to be a part of the team at Living Springs and can’t wait to meet you and your beloved pets!

  • Andromeda Moss
    Veterinary Assistant

    Andromeda is a Colorado native and just graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. She has worked with animals for her entire life on farms and in clinics. She currently has a German shepherd, a black kitten, two sugar gliders and two leopard geckos as her pets and enjoys getting to learn everything about them. She loves learning about and observing surgery, especially learning about the ins and outs of anesthesia for any animal that may come her way. Her passion for veterinary medicine doesn’t stop here as she hopes to become a vegetarian in the future. She is more than thrilled to join the team at Living Springs Veterinary Care and meet future clients and their pets!

  • Lynae Casebeer
    Veterinary Assistant

    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.

  • Ally Isley
    Veterinary Assistant

    Ally was born and raised in a small town on the western slope of Colorado and moved to Denver about three years ago. Growing up, she always knew she wanted to work with various animals; she spent much of her childhood around her friend's farms. She recently volunteered at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, where she found her love of exotics. This is her second job at an animal hospital, and she is enrolled in the veterinary technician program at Penn Foster. Her dream is to work in a zoo hospital as a veterinary technician. Currently, she doesn’t have pets, but she’s become an aunt to all her friends' pets. In her free time, she enjoys reading, going on drives, being in nature, and playing games. Ally is very excited to join the Living Springs team and can’t wait to meet you and your pets!

  • Grace Schaffner
    Veterinary Assistant

    Grace was born and raised in the small town of Wray Colorado surrounded by nothing but open pastures and the the one thing she love most, animals. Critters large and small have always been her passion, from caring for animals, showing her horse in 4-h, working at her hometown vet clinic, to training her own horses. She is beyond excited to share her passion with you at Living Springs Veterinary Clinic in order to insure you and your loved pet have the best care. 

  • Tyler Smart
    Veterinary Assistant

    Tyler is originally from Memphis TN and joined the Marine Corps straight out of high school. After he got out of the military in 2011, he started traveling to find his calling.  He moved to Colorado in 2021 to go to school to be a math teacher. He soon found animal medicine and a new passion when he started working in an animal emergency room while going to school at BelRea.  In his free time he loves to play the guitar and keyboard or ride his bikes. He also enjoys spending time with his 2 black cats Murri and Guinness.

  • Emily Reed
    Veterinary Assistant

    Emily was born and raised in Colorado, where she grew up with a variety of pets from guinea pigs to horses. She also had the opportunity to learn how to ride at a very young age. Growing up, working with animals was always something she wanted to do. Since graduating High school, she has gained two dogs of her own Riddick and Dallas, as well as a horse named Atlas. On her free time she loves spending time with her boyfriend, animals, and close friends and family. She also enjoys going camping and riding razors at the dunes during the summer. Emily is very excited to be joining the Living Springs team and cannot wait to meet you and care for your loved pet.

  • Nevaeh Balderrama
    Support Staff

    Nevaeh was born and raised in Orange County California. She then moved to Colorado when she was 16. She grew up with large animals and developed a love of dogs at an early age. She now has 3 dogs, Jasper a Great Dane, Shadow a Labrador, Daega a Doberman. Nevaeh is very excited to work at Living Springs Veterinary Care and can’t wait to meet you and your lovely pets.

  • Shannon St. Antoine
    Front Desk Manager/ Lead 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.

  • Taylor Norton
    Front Desk Manager/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 husband and two dogs. She is ecstatic to be joining the Living Springs' team.

  • Nicole Wyett

    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!

  • Abbey Crowell

    Abbey was born and raised in Arizona, and spent most of her life there. She then moved to Hawaii for two years, and has now made her home in Colorado. She has always had a great love for all animals and currently has a horse, two cats, and a dog. Over the years she has owned rabbits, horses, dogs, cats, chickens, pigs, guinea pigs, snakes, and lizards. She began her love for animals by showing them in 4-H, but her true passion is horseback riding and training. She even brought her current horse to and from Hawaii, and now to Colorado. She has ridden in western pleasure, cow work, versatility, speed events, and more. Abbey is extremely excited to be in Colorado, and even more so about joining the Living Springs Team.

  • Breanna Laurent

    Breanna is a Colorado Native, born and raised. Breanna was born with a passion for animals that has developed into a professional career. In her spare time Breanna enjoys spending time at the barn riding and caring for her horses and has a passion for Mustangs. Breanna has four horses, Gus, Jax, Rowin, and Duramax and a dog named Winston. Breanna is thrilled to be able to assist you and your beloved animals.

  • Calloway Lawler

    Calloway moved to the I-70 corridor in 2019. She lives with her fiancé in Byers, accompanied by their three pets Utah, Luna and Kit. Calloway has been a medical assistant working in specialty practices such as Plastic Surgery and Dermatology since 2017. She is so pleased to have the opportunity to not only work close to home, but closely with animals while pursuing her nursing degree in 2024. She hopes to provide you and your beloved pets both a positive and seamless experience while visiting our clinic!

  • Jonelle Reinmuth
    Boarding and Daycare Assistant

    Jonelle was born and raised in a rural community known as Salem County, New Jersey. She developed a passion and love for every living creature at a young age. Ranging from horses to rats, she grew up in the company of all sorts of animals at her home. Shortly after relocating to Deer Trail, CO after high school, she found Living Springs.Taking care of animals, especially dogs and cats, is something she’s always dreamed of. With a heart full of love, she is thrilled to meet your furry friends and make them feel right at home! When she is not working, you can expect her to be spending time with her two dogs, cat, two birds, two guinea pigs, and her goldfish. She also spends a lot of her spare time painting, knitting, and drawing. 

  • 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!

  • Maribel Moreno-Reyes
    Boarding & Daycare Assistant

    Maribel is Colorado raised and born. She grew up on her family’s farm and that has created a love for all animals. She especially loves spending time with her horse named Mazapan. She is currently a student at Bennett High School and hopes to become a vet in the future. Maribel spends her free time horse riding and enjoys being with her family and friends. Maribel is excited and looking forward to taking care of your loved fur family at Living Springs boarding and daycare.

  • Madeline Hilyard
    Boarding & Daycare Assistant

    Madeline grew up as a Colorado native and has always had a passion for all kinds of animals. Living out on the plains has certainly contributed to that love of hers. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in nature, along with her three pets. Maddie currently is a student at Bennett High School and in the future, plans on going to school for veterinary sciences. She looks forward to making an impact on the lives of big and small animals. She is beyond excited to share her passion in helping to take care of your furry friends at Living Springs! 

  • Sarah James

    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!

  • Donna Garrison
    Bathing Assistant

    Donna has lived in Byers for 37 years. She and her husband, Randy, have two grown daughters. Donna’s past careers have been in the beauty and health industry in cosmetology and massage therapy. After a short semi-retirement, she is excited to join the team at Living Springs. Donna has always loved animals and has enjoyed them throughout her childhood and adulthood. She shares her home with two cats, Charlie and Ziggy, two pot-bellied pigs, Alabama and Banjo, and her dog, Bonnie. Donna enjoys feeding and watching birds. She is a proud granny of two grandsons and cherishes her time with them. Donna is excited to meet you and your animal family members at our Pet Spa.


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  • "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