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!

Rachel, Client Care Representative

I was born and raised in Colorado, actually living in the same house for 25 years until I recently moved in with my boyfriend! I’ve always loved animals, and was lucky to get my foot in the door working at an animal hospital. I love meeting the clients and their pets! I have three fur babies; a blind rat terrier named Coors, a cute chihuahua/pug named Bebe, and my baby, my pitbull mix Jasmine. They definitely make life more interesting! When i’m not spending my time with all them, I love spending time outside, fishing with my boyfriend, watching tons of movies and spending time with friends. It’s been so great working for Dr Reilly and I can’t wait to see what the future holds!

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!

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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