Aurora Hills Animal Hospital

14080 E. Mississippi Ave.
Aurora, CO 80012

(720)237-8744

www.aurorahillsanimalhospital.com

Mary, Client Care Representative

I am a Colorado native who lived in Washington, DC for over 20 years.  Upon returning to Colorado, I became a proud team member at Aurora Hills Animal Hospital. I have always loved animals and truly enjoys interacting with Aurora Hills Animal Hospital clients and their pets. I have three cats; Tommy P, Talula and the beloved ‘Stevie 3 Paws’.  Stevie is one of the many animals whose life was saved by Dr. Reilly.  Stevie was wounded as a kitten and his right back leg was so damaged, amputation was the only lifesaving option.  Stevie is almost as agile as a 4-legged cat and is very mischievous! Calvin, one of the feline mascots at Aurora Hills Animal Hospital spends his weekends and holidays with me and my crew.

Branden, Certified Veterinary Technician

I moved to Denver in 2010 from Chicago with plans of completing Bel-Rea's CVT program & moving right beck home.  A week into living here though, I went to the mountains (Fairplay), & everything changed.  As much as I loved & missed Chicago, Colorado is an impossible place to leave!  My wife & I take our pack of pooches to the mountains weekly for hiking, camping, fishing, or really any "outdoorsy" activity you can think of.  Since moving here I have made a career for myself, met & married the most incredible person alive, bought my first hours, & adopted 3 dogs,2 turtles, & a snake.  the boys were our first babies, 2 Mississippi Map Turtles, who are now 6.  Then came Penny, our now 6 yr old black lab.  Next we rescued Max, our Springer Spaniel, who was about to be 12 & is now 16!  Lady Galadriel is our 4 yr old King Snake.  And finally Birdie is our newest rescue, a 9 month old black lab.

Taylor, Certified Veterinary Technician

I was born and raised in Michigan. I grew up with a host of furry, and not so furry, pets so I’ve always had a passion for animals. I worked in MI taking care of a group of crazy Labradors, for a great breeder, for 4 years until I got married and moved to California. I knew I wanted to learn more about the medical side of caring for animals so when I got to California, in January 2017, I jumped at the opportunity to start working in an animal hospital. There I met lots of awesome doctors and techs who helped train me as a technician. After 2 years of working as a tech in California, my husband (who is in the Air Force) got orders to Colorado. So we packed up and moved ourselves and all our critters here. I was lucky enough to start working for Dr. Reilly in March 2019. I look forward to now continuing my journey as a tech here at AHAH. At home I have one dog, Zelda, who’s an energetic Labrador/Doberman mix; as well as one cat, Bruce Wayne a.k.a Batman; and one very sweet domestic rat, Peanut. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my animals, my husband, seeing movies and taking long walks with my dog. I am also excited to get to see and explore more of what Colorado has to offer!

Kendra, Veterinary Technician Assistant

I was born and raised in Wyoming and moved to the Denver area in 2011 and haven't looked back since. I've known since I was 4 years old, and saw my first dolphin, that I was destined for a career working with animals! I graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology. I followed my passion for animal behavior into various internships with dolphins, sea lions, seals, walruses and polar bears and have been a certified dog trainer. I am currently attending the Community College of Denver and expect to graduate in May 2020 with an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. After that, I'll complete my VTNE to be a Certified Veterinary Technician. I share my home with my husband and four fur babies: 3 kitties: Marcus and Shadow who are brothers and Ava our Maine Coone mix, and our 86 lb 8 month old Rottweiler puppy! We love to take in Colorado's marvels through hiking and photography but also love our shows, movies and video games! It's an honor to work for Dr. Reilly! I love all her thirst for knowledge and eagerness to teach! We have so much fun here!

Calvin - Aurora Hills Animal Hospital

R.I.P. Calvin, Aurora Hills Animal Hospital Mascot

Calvin came to live with us in April 2013.  He had a urinary obstruction and was so sick due to kidney failure that Dr. Reilly feared he would not live.  After 6 days of intensive care he pulled through.  In the following 4 months his obesity was addressed as he lost nearly 1/3 of his original body weight.  He later went on to have more obstruction issues that prompted Dr. Reilly to perform a perineal urethostomy.  This greatly helped Calvin for many more years.  Recently Calvin had gastro-intestinal issues that prompted Dr. Reilly to perform a biopsy to see what was going on.  Unfortunately the results were not good.  Poor Calvin had intestinal cancer.  He was put on medication to try and slow the progress but unfortunately the cancer had other plans & Calvin had to be euthanized to end his suffering.  He will be missed by all at the hospital, and especially by Mary who would take Calvin home on the weekends.  He will always be remember as the cat that strutted around the clinic like he owned it and him lounging in the reception area as our official greeter.  He was a handsome boy who loved to be gazed upon by his adoring fans!

We will miss you Calvin.

 

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