Has it been awhile since you've seen your pet? Although your cat, dog or rabbit could just be enjoying a little nap in a quiet corner of the house, lengthy disappearances may occasionally be a sig ...View Article
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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.
Dr. Natalie Peterson was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Growing up with dogs, fish, guinea pigs, and a love of horses, she always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. She shadowed her pet's small animal veterinarian, and worked at multiple barns to gain more experience. After graduating from La Cueva high school, Natalie completed a Bachelors in Equine Science from CSU, and was admitted to the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine May 11, 2018, and accepted Dr. Gochanour's offer to become a member of the Living Springs Veterinary Team.
Natalie has a passion for nutrition, ophthalmology, and exotic medicine. Though she loves working with all species, exotics can make her day! When not at the clinic, Natalie loves to run and hike with her husband, Ross, and their dog Dodger. Natalie and Ross also love to dance, including country swing and salsa. During her alone time, Natalie loves to paint, read, and cuddle with her two guinea pigs, Genie and Prince Felipe the III.
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.
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.
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 and is a published author. 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.
I was born and raised in Colorado and have lived in Strasburg my entire life. I recently graduated from Strasburg high school and plan on attending Northeastern Junior College this fall to obtain a degree in Pre-Veterinary medicine. I have always loved animals and wanted to work in the veterinary field. After working on a farm last summer I knew this is what I wanted to spend the rest of my life doing. I have three dogs of my own; Lakota, Hotner, and Meika. I also have two wonderful cats; Tebow and Bailey.