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.

Becca, Certified Veterinary Technician

After working in an office cubicle for ten years I decided it was time to escape the mundane 9-5 “job” and instead do something I was passionate about. I graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of
Animal Technology in 2015. After graduation I worked in a multi specialty hospital where I was able to advance my knowledge further.

Early in my career as a Certified Veterinary Technician, I found I had a particular passion for working with patients who were excessively frightened at the vet. (I admit my favorites are the little dogs!) Somewhere along the way, I was nick-named the “chihuahua whisperer”. I wanted to help make the dreaded vet visit a more enjoyable, happy time for my clients and especially for their “fur-babies”.

I became Fear Free Certified in 2018 and I continue to learn and implement new methods to help ease the stress of vet visits. When I found that Dr. Pfaff was looking for another CVT, I jumped at the chance to work with a Fear Free Certified hospital and at the opportunity to provide care for not just fur-babies, but feathered, scaled and quilled babies too!

I also spent a two year term volunteering as V.P. on the Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians (CACVT) working to advance and improve the Veterinary Technician field. In my free time I enjoy knitting and spending time with my husband, my two, two-legged kids, and my four chihuahua/dachshund mixes.