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Dr. Christina Spears leads the team at Park Animal Hospital and Wellness Center. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. She always loved animals and competed in horseback riding events in her teenage years. Her summers spent with the horses led her to veterinary medicine. Dr. Spears is a 1997 graduate of the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine. She practiced in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina before moving with her family to Colorado in 2007. She has worked locally in Highlands Ranch for the past 4 years. Dr. Spears has pursued further training in holistic medicine, becoming a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist in 2002 with the International Veterinary Acupuncuture Society. She completed Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal training in 2008 through A Time to Heal. She also works with homotoxicology, Western herbals medicine, nutritional therapies and homeopathy.
A native of South Dakota, Dr. Morgan is a 2011 graduate of the University of Wisconsin College of Veterinary Medicine. She was inspired to become a veterinarian by her grandmother. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from South Dakota State University in 2007. During school, she worked as a kennel assistant at a veterinary hospital and also did research on bovine diseases. After veterinary school, Dr. Morgan completed a rotating internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, where she earned additional experience in emergency medicine, general practice and in such specialty services as internal medicine, surgery and radiology. Today Dr. Morgan has professional interests in general and preventive medicine, internal medicine, dentistry and pain management.
Dr. Morgan and her husband have a cat named Winston. Her hobbies include skiing, climbing, running, swimming, knitting and baking.
Dr. Feeney grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. During her veterinary school training, Dr. Feeney worked for three years with primates, as well as pursued her strong interest in the treatment of zoological species through internships at the Denver Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park and the Omaha Zoo, as well as elephant tracking in Angola. After graduating, she completed a rotating internship at Coral Springs Animal Hospital in southern Florida, where she gained invaluable experience in emergency medicine, management of complicated internal medicine and surgical patients, as well developed a strong interest in neurology and rehabilitation medicine. After completing this internship, Dr. Feeney completed a second internship at the Wildlife Center of Virginia, treating and rehabilitating Virginia native wildlife including bald eagles, black bears, fox, hawks, eagles, turtles, and song birds with the goal of releasing them back to their natural environment. Dr. Feeney then returned to Coral Springs Animal Hospital as an emergency veterinarian and recently moved to Denver in the Spring of 2016 with her fiancé. Dr. Feeney is a certified canine rehab therapist through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and continues to have strong interest in neurology, physical therapy, and pain management.
Dr. Feeney and her fiancé have two boxers named, Boo and Lambeau. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Feeney, loves to cheer on the Badgers and Packers, and exploring the beautiful Colorado outdoors with running, hiking, snowboarding and visiting new local breweries.
Dr. Cheryl Adams has also joined our practice as an integrative specialist. Dr. Adams received her Bachelors in 1984 from Iowa State University and her DVM in 1988 from Iowa State Veterinary Medical College. After graduation she worked in general practice, emergency medicine and practice management in the Chicago suburbs. In 1990 she developed a special interest in alternative and eastern medicine and began integrating both with Allopathic or Western Medicine. In 2000 she joined a 24 hour specialty referral practice in Illinois as the Director of the Integrative Medicine and Rehabilitation department working alongside oncologists, surgeons, critical care specialists, internists, dermatologists, neurologists and ER doctors to treat hospitalized and referral cases from surrounding hospitals and Veterinary schools. In additional to her DVM she is certified in Acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS), rehabilitation by Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI), Spinal manipulation by The Healing Oasis, animal chiropractic by the American Canadian College of Animal Chiropractors. She also has certificates in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Herbal Medicine, and has attended advanced courses in acupuncture and herbal medicine along with courses in homeopathy and applied kinesiology (AK) Dr. Adams lives with one domestic long hair cat who is 16, and two mixed breed dogs.
Laura is a Certified Veterinary Technician, graduating from the Bel-Rea Institute after moving to Colorado from Indiana. Laura is an excellent veterinary technician, with fantastic skills in the lab. She is very kind & compassionate, always finding ways to minimize stress for our pet patients.
In her spare time she enjoys snowboarding, exploring the mountains, and playing with her cattle dogs, Johnny and June. She lives in Conifer with her boyfriend, Tadd, and their dogs and cats, Wolfy and Danger.
Theresa moved to Colorado from Kentucky in 2010 and has worked in the veterinary field since 2012. She joined the Park Animal Hospital team after graduating from the Bel-Rea Institute in June 2014. Theresa has a special interest in the dental and surgical aspects of veterinary medicine, and loves taking care of our furry friends after their surgeries. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her son, Calvin, and her Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Max, who keep her busy at dog parks and sporting events. She also loves painting, music, and finding fun new things to do in Denver.
Amy has been working as a technician since 2007. She graduated from Community College of Denver in 2014 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Amy is a great technician who excels in caring for our feline patients.
She currently lives in Denver with her husband, Jesse. They have a dog, Bogey, and a crazy cat named General Patton Tuxton Peppers. Some of Amy's hobbies include playing golf, hiking, weaponry, survivalism, and jewelry making.
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Jeracha lives in Bailey with her boyfriend, Chance, and their five dogs. She is a huge advocate for animal welfare, and has opened her home to fostering dogs for the past 2 years. She was raised around animals, and plans to one day open an animal rescue herself. On her days off, she spends time on the trails with her pups, exploring beautiful Colorado. Hi, Dillon!!!
Jessica grew up in Colorado, and has been working in the veterinary field since 2004. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Biology from MSU Denver. Jessica enjoys making sure every animal in the hospital feels special and loved!
When she has a little spare time, she enjoys getting away to the mountains with her girlfriend, Kelly, and their dog, Nacho Macho Lovato (the cute little pup pictured with Jess). Jessica also loves their cats, Tucker and Ty, the arts, dinosaurs, sharks, and a whole lot of coffee.
Taelor is a native Texan whose passion for animal welfare began at an early age growing up with various creatures and caring for them on her family’s farm. Over time she has worked with all kind of animals – from the large-scale like horses and cattle to smaller like reptiles, dogs, and cats – for the last 7 years. She attended Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi and is pursuing her career in the veterinary field. She enjoys anytime spent exploring beautiful Colorado with her boyfriend Christian and their 2 dogs, Daisy and Roscoe as well as acclimating our warm weather-loving tortoise, Lola, to Colorado’s winters.