Practice & Staff
High Plains Veterinary Hospital, Inc.
4007 Tutt Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80922
There are many friendly faces here at the High Plains Veterinary Clinic family who are dedicated to making sure you and your pets are given the best care possible in the Colorado Springs Veterinary market.
Certified Veterinary Technicians
Cheri graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 2001 and has a special interest in canine behavior. She shares her life with an Australian Cattle Dog puppy, two Border Collies, and a cat. When not training and competing in agility and herding, Cheri enjoys hiking with her dogs.
Tara is also a graduate from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. She has two dogs, Eddie the German Shepherd Mix and Darby the Puggle and also has two cats named Macho and Touchdown. When Tara isn't taking care of animals at work, she enjoys playing softball, watching the Broncos and other activities with her family.
Karen is also a graduate from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. She has four dogs, Belle and Jade the Lab Mixes and Kovu and Sara the Saint Bernard mixes. She also has three cats named Figaro, Nala, and O'Malley. When Karen isn't taking care of animals, she enjoys activities with her family.
Client Care Specialists
Patty has been with High Plains since the hospital opened. She stays busy in her off time with her champion Rhodesian Ridgebacks and her many other businesses. She participates in several AKC events and is a proud breeder of award winning Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Patty also runs the Rocky Mountain Rescue.
After 30 years of teaching elementary kids, Donna joined High Plains in 2008. She has several German Shepherds; Bo, Ernie, Ms. Maddie, and Princess Ziva. Donna works them in Schutzhund and Mondio ring, where they learn to do tracking, obedience, and protection.
Nancy has been with High Plains since the summer of 2008. She has four children, four dogs, a bunny, a cockatiel, and also works as a Real Estate Agent! Nancy just started training her dogs in agility and really enjoys it. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, ATV riding, and hanging out with her family.
Gwen is our Special Saturday Girl, you will only see her here on Saturdays. She has been at High Plains since April of 2009. Gwen has worked in the veterinary field off and on since high school. She has 4 children, 4 dogs, 2 cats, a cockatiel and spends lots of time showing dogs. In her spare time she enjoys rock collecting, sewing, fishing, and hiking.
Dana has bred and handled National and International champion AKC Greyhounds. Her happy dogs are Annika, Vanessa, Kia, Kenny, and Andy. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her husband and spending time with her pets.
When Morgan is not working with animals, she is busy being a stylist. Morgan also enjoys doing agility with her dog Moto.
Rita has come to us from New Mexico, where she previously worked at a veterinary clinic. She has 2 dogs, Gar the pomeranian and Nuala the chihuahua.
Don was raised on a family farm in southeast Iowa and has a BS in Mathematics from Creighton University. His career has spanned 35 years from managing his family's business to working for the largest private U S Company and private midsize company before coming to assist High Plains Veterinary Hospital. He and his wife enjoy back-country off roading, hiking and being with the grandkids in their spare time.