Meet the Team

Liza Pfaff, DVM, PhD

Dr. Liza grew up in the Chicago area and she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.  She earned both a Ph.D. (Clinical Sciences, Cancer Biology) and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University.  See her full CV here.

Dr. Liza worked at Homeward Bound Animal Hospital and Homestead Animal Hospital before deciding to open her own practice.  She
 is excited to be Fear Free Certified – this is a maturation of her gentle style of medicine and she looks forward to sharing it with all of her patients and clients.​

She loves seeing patients of all shapes and sizes – from reptiles, birds, and pocket pets to cats and dogs to small ruminants, llamas and alpacas.  In her spare time, you will find her golfing, trying to tire out her crazy dog family or playing with her vinyl record collection.

Bre, Certified Veterinary Technician

Bre graduated from the CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician) program at Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 2016. Before that, she volunteered at a veterinary clinic for 4 years.

She has two dogs, a box turtle, and a frog. She loves working with all animals but she admits her favorites are the reptiles.

Megan, Certified Veterinary Technician

Megan earned her degree in veterinary technology at the Community College of Denver.  She loves helping people learn how to take good care of their companion animals.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking, playing the flute and dulcimer, live music, old school Nintendo, and trying to get bread to rise at high altitude.

Kim, Technician

Kim graduated from Community College of Denver in 2002 with her veterinary technician degree.  She has a huge heart for rabbits and was a house educator for the House Rabbit Society.  She has 4 children and 14 grandkids not counting her fur grand babies!

Kim is a sucker for rescuing animals especially ones that need special treatment.  She has had house rabbits for 21 years and her two iguanas have been with her for 13 years.  She has nine rescue birds; the most recent addition had his beak bitten off by another bird in his previous home so she makes special soft food for him every day.  She has such a big heart for animals that she has been vegan for 25 years.  Kim’s only hobby is caring for all her rabbits, birds, lizards and grandkids.

(We don’t know how she has time to come to work but we’re happy she does!)

Claire, Technician

Claire graduated from Arapahoe Community College in 2013 with an Associate of Arts. She has worked in many aspects of animal care including shelter work, boarding facilities, dog training and as a veterinary technician.  Her passion has always been caring for homeless and special needs animals. She currently has nine special-needs animals: everything from cats and dogs to birds and turtles.

Her dream is to have her own animal rescue some day so she can help all kinds of animals, large and small.

Jill, Client Service Representative

Jill grew up in Winnebago, IL and ended up in Colorado after a week-long ski trip to Aspen in 1979! She cancelled her return trip and has called Denver “home” since then. She loves all animals but dogs the most! (Baby goats are a close second.)   Jill loves to cook and clean. Her Nellie (Jack Russell Terrier rough coat) is one of our patients and Jill took the receptionist job at our office after retiring from a long career as a paralegal and a caterer.