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. Laura JimenezDoctor of Veterinary MedicineAssociate 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.Teresa SeggermanDoctor of Veterinary MedicineAssociate Practitioner
Dr. Teresa Seggerman gradated from Colorado State 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. George StrobergAssociate 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 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 YongLead Certified 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.
Kadie WixtedCertified 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!
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
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 AbushabanBoarding & 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 SteinmarkVeterinary 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.
Sierra PisnakiCertified Veterinary Technician
Sierra grew up in San Antonio,Texas but in 2018 moved to Colorado to pursue her passion as a Certified Veterinary Technician. She completed her internship with Living Springs and graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. At home she has a white husky named Storm and three cats Elsa, Bug, and Dany. Sierra is excited to be a part of the team and start her veterinary journey!
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.
Autumn lives here in Bennett with her high school sweetheart and her four children. Autumn has a beautiful dog named Athena that she calls her “Baby Girl”. She also has a Bearded Dragon named Max and a Chinchilla named Chewy. Although Autumn loves all animals her favorite of all is a cow! Autumn loves fall weather, reading, dirt biking, road trips, and hanging out with her family. Autumn is excited to be part of Living Springs and can’t wait to meet you and your fur family members!
Allison is excited to be joining Living Springs! She has many animals, all of whom are spoiled beyond compare. It’s her life-long dream to own a ranching operation someday. Her favorite animal is a cow or polar bear, and her favorite food is a burrito. If you need a laugh, she is happy to oblige by telling you as many puns as you’d like to hear.
In 2018, Allison received her Equine Science Bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Since then, she has taken continuing education courses online from Cornell University, received her Class A CDL, and has become certified in artificial inseminating cattle as well as received her certification in palpation for all 3 trimesters in pregnant cattle. Allison enjoys learning new skills and wishes to never stop.
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!
Taylor CarstenConcierge 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.
Kate WadeConcierge Service Coordinator
Kate was born and raised in Massachusetts where her love of animals became apparent at a young age. As a little girl, she worked in stables and volunteered on farms. She has been horseback riding and showing since she was ten years old.
Kate graduated magna cum laude from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2013 and earned her Veterinary Assisting certificate from Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield, CT in 2015.
Kate currently resides in Bennett. In her free time, Kate likes to read, try new recipes, and spend time with her 2 horses, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. The opportunity to live and work in Bennett is a dream come true for Kate; she has always wanted to have horses in her own yard and be able to work with animals. Kate is thrilled to be a part of the team at Living Springs and is excited to be able to meet more of her neighbors and their animals.