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At High Plains Colorado Springs Veterinary Hospital we provide high quality veterinary care for your pets. Our top rated Colorado Springs veterinarians offer internal medicine, surgery, dental care, wellness, and senior/geriatric care for dogs and cats. We look forward to working with you to provide the best care possible for your family members.  

Meet our Top Rated Colorado Springs Veterinarians

Dr. Jessica McKenney Veterinarian Colorado Springs

Dr. Jessica McKenney

Dr. McKenney graduated from Iowa State Veterinary College in 2002. She has settled in Colorado Springs after having worked several years in Washington State. She is our ultrasound expert. She enjoys hiking in our beautiful mountains with her children Sean and Olivia and her  husband Todd. She has a wire haired dachshund named Harper and a very active kitty named Rose.
Dr. Alison Bizzul High Plains Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Alison Bizzul

Dr. Bizzul grew up in Longmont, CO and completed her undergraduate studies at Colorado State University. She moved to Illinois to complete her veterinary education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. After graduating, Dr. Bizzul practiced for several years in Arizona before moving back closer to home here in the Springs. Dr. Bizzul’s professional interests include behavior and pain management. When not in the clinic, she enjoys hiking and traveling with her husband, Royce, and two dogs, Sport and Maddie. 
Dr. Emily Teepe Veterinarian Colorado Springs

Dr. Emily Teepe

Dr. Teepe graduated from the University of Missouri in .  She grew up on a small farm with a menagerie of animals. She enjoys all aspects of the outdoors including hiking, tennis, horseback riding, and traveling. She is thrilled to call Colorado Springs her new home and looks forward to meeting you and your pet!  

Dr. Heather Becker

Dr. Becker graduated with a B.S. in Veterinary Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and received her D.V.M. from Kansas State University.  After an internship in Akron, OH, she followed her dream to live and work in Colorado. Outside of work she can be found enjoying the outdoors with her dogs Mercy and Calvin; and making her own home-brew beer, "Bad Calvin Beer",  whose label gets its namesake from her naughty heeler.  Dr. Becker is also involved with the local and state veterinary disaster response teams.  She also owns a small business that provides small animal first aid and CPR training to Emergency Responders.
Dr. Rachael Thielmann Veterinarian

Dr. Rachael Thielmann

Dr. Rachael Thielmann is a three-time graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelors in Biomedical Science, Masters of Business Administration, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She recently moved from Texas to Colorado Springs where her husband serves in the Air Force. Her professional interests include preventative care, dentistry, and diagnostic imaging. Outside of work, Dr. Thielmann enjoys riding western performance horses, running, and competing in triathlons. She and her husband share their home with their Shetland Sheepdog, Wylie, and their cat, Tiger.

Dr. Katelyn Schermerhorn Veterinarian Colorado Springs

Dr. Katelyn Schermerhorn

Dr. Schermerhorn received her Bachelors degree in Microbiology from Michigan State University in 2012 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University in 2016. Her favorite aspects of veterinary medicine are diagnostic imaging and endocrine diseases. She recently moved to the state of Colorado and absolutely loves the great outdoors. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, cycling, running, skiing, and triathlons. She has a black lab mixed breed dog, named Luckie and a black cat, named Luna. 

Certified Veterinary Technicians/Assistants

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.

Cheri Veterinary Technician High Plains Vet Colorado Springs


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, two Border Collies, and a cat. When not training and competing in agility and herding, Cheri enjoys hiking with her dogs.
Tara Veterinary Technician High Plains Vet Colorado Springs


Tara is also a graduate from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. She has Buddy the Pug, two cats named Touchdown, and Cowboy and a bearded dragon Lizzy. When Tara isn't taking care of animals at work, she enjoys playing softball, watching the Broncos and other activities with her family.
Karen Veterinary Technician High Plains Vet Colorado Springs


Karen is a graduate from Colorado State University and a graduate from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. She has worked with Dr. McKenney since 2003. She is also the office manager here at High Plains. Karen has managed such companies as the Victorian Cafe Company, Kay Bee Toys and Hertz rental care before changing careers to become a technician. Karen loves working with geriatric animals and has several older pets at home. Currently she has four dogs, a rabbit and two cats. Karen is married and she is very proud of her children, Kailyn and Matthew. 
Angel Veterinary Technician High Plains Vet Colorado Springs


Angel graduated from Cosumnes River College in 1991 with an Associate in Science degree. She shares her home  three orange cats, Douglas, Frank and Stanley.  When Angel is not at work taking care of animals, she volunteers her time giving mentally, physically, and emotionally challenged children therapeutic riding lessons. 
Meghann Veterinary Technician High Plains Vet Colorado Springs


Meghann is a Veterinary Technician, who graduated from Colorado Mtn. College in 2000 with an associate of Applied Science degree. She has worked in the Veterinary field for 14 years and still loves every moment. She enjoys hiking, riding horses, and spending time with her husband, her son, Jase and her friends. She has two dogs, a cat and a horse for companions.
Allyson Veterinary Technician High Plains Vet Colorado Springs


Allyson graduated from San Juan College with an associate degree in Applied Science. She has been working as a Veterinary Technician in Colorado Springs for 10 years. Allyson loves her job and finds it very rewarding! She has a big black loveable dog named Zeke and a French Bulldog named Levi. She enjoys spending time with her husband and her children, Kyle and Shyla.
Felicia Veterinary Technician High Plains Vet Colorado Springs


Jaime is a graduate from the PIMA Medical Institute's Veterinary Technician program. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in addition to an Associate degree of Applied Science. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys, Axel and Schrade. Jaime and her family share a love for all animals which is helpful when it comes to spoiling their two standard poodles, four cats and a rabbit.
Brandon Veterinary Technician High Plains Vet Colorado Springs


Brandon is a graduate of PIMA medical institute for Veterinary Assisting. Brandon moved to Colorado Springs from Maine. He is a U.S. Army veteran. His hobbies and interests consist of sports, the outdoors, music, and spending time with his kids, Beckett and Amythest. He also has a very large passion for animals, especially Boston Terriers.
Nicole - Veterinaty Technician


Nicole is a certified veterinary technician who graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology in 2016. She loves spending time with her dog, a Chocolate lab/Corgi mix named Maya. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, skiing, and reading. 

Client Care Specialists

Nancy High Plains Veterinary Hospital Colorado Springs


Nancy has been with High Plains since the summer of 2008. She has four children, one grandchild, two dogs, Mason and Kiki, and a cockatiel named Rocket. She also works part time as a Real Estate Agent. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, ATV riding, and hanging out with her family.
Dana High Plains Veterinary Hospital Colorado Springs


Dana has bred and handled National and International champion AKC Greyhounds. She currently has 5 Greyhounds- Vanessa, Kia, DeeDee and Andy. Her new addition to the family is Iraina, she traveled from Moscow. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her husband and spending time with her pets.
Jamie High Plains Veterinary Hospital Colorado Springs


Jamie has been in the animal field for over twenty years. While living abroad in Stuttgart Germany, she utilized her time by volunteering with the American Red Cross. She worked two years at the Stuttgart Veterinary Clinic, located on Panazer Kaserne, where she received training as a veterinary technician. She currently is pursuing her certification. In her spare time she loves hiking, any outdoor activities and spending time with her two dogs, two cats and her husband.
Nancy High Plains Veterinary Hospital Colorado Springs


Candace has been with us since August 2014. She and her husband, Nick, have two children, one grandchild, and four dogs. Candace previously worked as a legal secretary but has followed her passion for animals and loves working at High Plains Veterinary Hospital. In her free time, Candace likes to read and spend time with her family.
Kevin High Plains Veterinary Hospital Colorado Springs


Kevin joined HPVH in February 2015 after spending 20+ years in the dental field. She has one daughter, three grandchildren and one dog, KC. She is a lifelong resident of Colorado Springs. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband, Chip.
Nancy High Plains Veterinary Hospital Colorado Springs


Jami joined High Plains in January of 2017. She is a native of Arkansas and moved to Colorado Springs in 2013. She and her husband, Jeff, have two boys, Lane and Luke. They also have two dogs, Jersey and Ruger. Jami and her husband enjoy discovering our beautiful state on their motorcycle or hiking with their boys.
Kevin High Plains Veterinary Hospital Colorado Springs


Cara started working at High Plains in the summer of 2016. She is currently studying radiology at Pikes Peak Community College, and eventually ultrasound. In her free time Cara enjoys hiking and reading.


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