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. 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. George Stroberg
    Associate Practitioner

    Dr. George Stroberg is a native of Colorado. This will be his 19th straight year volunteering for the Iditarod. Besides enjoying being a Trail Veterinarian out in the beautiful Alaska wilderness, Dr. Stroberg has been helping with the rookie orientation prior to the start of the race. He recently sold his veterinary practice and was enjoying life during retirement. Dr. Stroberg decided to try his hand at being a part time Relief Veterinarian and that’s how he found his way to Living Springs. Among the many things he now enjoys are hunt tests for his two yellow labs, beekeeping, biking, golfing, improv classes and his new venture of online trading both futures and options. George is now a Dive Master, teaching scuba diving and emergency response. He lives in Arvada with this wife, Jules, and their five dogs and spends several weeks a year in their Tucson, Arizona home.

  • 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!

  • Sammie Key
    Veterinary Technician

    Sammie is a Colorado Native, that was born and raised in the heart of Denver. Her love for animals from small to large started at a very young age and she knew that vet med was going to be her life. She started at a Veterinary Technician in 2014 and has never looked back. Sammie believes very strongly in being a voice for any and every animal and firmly believes in treating them as if they were her own. I’m the mix of her mini zoo of furry and scaly creatures you’ll find her 3, 2 legged creatures that she loves dearly as well. In her free time you can find her roping, camping, dancing or even just relaxing at home with her husband and kids. Sammie is excited to meet you all and to be joining Living Springs.

  • Devon Viart
    Veterinary 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

  • Nicole Landrum
    Veterinary 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 Abushaban
    Boarding & Daycare Manager/ Veterinary 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.

  • Jordyn Steinmark
    Certified Veterinary Assistant

    Jordyn was born and raised in Colorado. She has always had a love for all animals and always pictured herself working in a clinic! At home, she has four dogs, a rescue named Peanut, a taken in stray named Pixie, and Rikki and Sadie, and she adored son Oakley. She is continuing her education at PIMA Medical Institute to achieve her goal of being a veterinary technician. In her free time, Jordyn likes spending time with her son, listening to music, and being with her friends and family. 

  • Chanah Waller
    Certified Veterinary Assistant

    Chanah is a recent graduate of PIMA for Veterinary Assistant and she is continuing her education to become a Veterinary Technician. Chanah grew up around a variety of animals and currently has two goats, chickens, a heifer named Millie and her dog Karma. In her free time, Chanah loves to relax at home with her fiancé and two daughters. Chanah is very excited to be part of the Living Springs team and to meet everyone’s critters!

  • Bryana Nevarez
    Certified Veterinary Assistant

    Bryana recently graduated as a Certified Veterinary Assistant from Pima Medical Institute and she is continuing her education to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Bryana has 4 dogs, 2 horses and a pony. She grew up around animals and has had a passion for them ever since. In her free time, Bryana likes to spend time with her pets and her family. Bryana is very excited to see where this journey takes her and is super happy to be part of the Living Springs Team. Bryana is looking forward to meeting you and your fur family members!

  • 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

    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!

  • Claire Radonich

    Claire grew up in San Jose, California and has had a great love for animals all her life. She recently moved to Bennett and is unfortunately unable to have pets, but fills the void by caring for 11 house plants. In her free time Claire enjoys knitting, baking, gaming and spending time in the great outdoors. Claire is looking forward to meeting you and being part of the team here at Living Springs!

  • Anastasia Tedesco

    Anastasia is a Colorado native and moved to the I-70 Corridor 7 years ago with her family. Her love for animals came from her parents who rescued and adopted many dogs throughout her childhood. Anastasia recently graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a BA in Criminal Justice. Anastasia has 3 dogs named Bella, Buck and Whiskey who are considered family and she is looking forward to being part of the team at Living Springs. She is thrilled to be working in the community she loves!

  • 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.

  • Joey Prevo
    Concierge Service Coordinator

    Joey is a life long animal lover of all kinds, which she passed on to her 2 daughters, granddaughter, and soon to be grandson. She grew up in Fort Worth Tx, and has never not had pets of some sort. She has spent her entire life rescuing, nursing back to health, and rehoming stray animals. If she can’t find a good home for them, well they make a home with her. Not just dogs and cats, she has been known to help baby squirrels that get abandoned by their parents or knocked out of trees, birds that find solace in her hand made birdhouses in her backyard, and even a baby bunny or two. She even let her daughter have pet rats, despite her phobia of them. 

    Her current fur babies include 2 senior mini dachshunds she adopted from the Dumb Friends League. Along with Heidi and Lulu, she has 3 other mini dachshunds- Abby, Harley and Ellie Mae- and 2 guinea pigs- Onyx and Terracotta. Joey currently lives in Strasburg, CO with her husband, mom, and herd of dachshunds. She is excited to share her love of all things animals with y’all.

  • Melissa Webster
    Concierge Service Coordinator

    Melissa was born and raised on the Western Slope of Colorado and she is the youngest of 5 girls. She recently moved to the area with her husband of 17 years. Melissa absolutely adores animals and has 4 fur babies. She has 2 dogs named Bonnie and Clyde and 2 cats named Zowie and Billy. Melissa is very excited to start a new adventure with this amazing team at Living Springs!

  • 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!

  • Jesse Harrington
    Boarding & Daycare Assistant

    Jesse is proud to be a Colorado native. He was raised in Bennett, Colorado and enjoys being part of the community that he grew up in. Jesse has two parrots named Keko and Sam. He also has a cat named Kitty and a Chihuahua named Peanut. Jesse enjoys cooking, fishing, boating, trap shoots and golf. He has always had a passion for all animals and is very happy to be part of the team here at Living Springs.


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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