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Peter De Waal, DVM
He has been married to Merrilee for over twenty years; she is a residential Real Estate Agent. Their son, Kyle, loves sports and entertainment, plays hockey and is a recent graduate of Fort Lewis College .
Dr. De Waal's goal is to be devoted and passionate about his family, friends, work, spirituality, and life in general.
Rex Johnson, DVM
Dr. Johnson has a special interest in surgery, cardiology, and exotic animal medicine.
Dr. Johnson and his wife Shannon are the proud parents of a baby girl named Teagan. Their furry kids include Courage the Boxer, Gunner the Lab mix, and Jagger the cat.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Johnson enjoys snowboarding, backpacking, cycling, golf, and most other sports. He and Shannon enjoy going to the movies and concerts together.
Roman Dye, DVM
Dr. Dye and his wife, Deanna, have two adorable sons, Dylan and Lennon, who keep them both busy at home. They
are also the proud parents of a dog, Squiggie and a cat, Scoobey.
Deanna regularly bakes wonderful goodies for the Westside staff, which we all look forward to. They enjoy spending their spare time with family and friends.
She was in the communications field for nineteen years before leaving the "corporate world" to move on to a
more rewarding and satisfying career in pet health care.
Leslie and her husband, Ted, enjoy traveling, hiking, and marathon movie viewing at home. Ted is a successful sales associate at Red Noland Cadillac. Leslie loves Chow Chows, gardening and anything to do with flowers!
They share a home with Kiko, a red male Chow Chow born October 2002; Zia, a black female Chow Chow born November 2004; and Ruby, a French Bulldog, born February 2007. Kiko, Zia, and Ruby are their "children" and they are shamelessly spoiled!
After spending many years working in accounting and customer service, she decided to pursue her dream of a career working with animals, graduating from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Sciences in 1999.
Sharon has worked in the animal care field ever since and finds it very rewarding.
Sharon and her husband Mike have fulfilled their dream of living in the mountains and love spending time enjoying and working on their home. They also love to escape to Vegas whenever they have the time.
In Sharon’s spare time her passions include NASCAR racing and all auto racing, stitching, biking and camping.
Sharon and Mike’s family pets include 2 rescue dogs, Ellie Mae and Sandy, and their cat Allison.
Jasmine, Technician Assistant
With her lifelong love of animals, Jasmine adopted a cat, Cindy and a dog, Nifty. They both lived good long lives and passed away when they were very old.
Jasmine's most recent addition is a cat named Skittles who came to her through adoption from the Humane Society. He has a very unique personality and provides Jasmine with many hours of companionship and enjoyment. Some of his playful antics include chasing his tail and playing with his toys.
Jasmin – Tech Assistant
From Germany, Jasmin and he husband moved to Hawaii where Jasmin followed her lifelong passion and began working with
animals at a doggie daycare facility.
While in Hawaii, Jasmin and her husband adopted a mixed breed stray from the Humane Society. “Cocoa” is the love of their lives!
You can find Jasmin and her family out and about exploring all that Colorado has to offer.
Courtney – Veterinary Technician
Along with spending time with friends, watching movies, and enjoying the outdoors, Courtney is a big Red Sox fan.
Her pets include "Deeojee", a 4 year old Jack Russell Mix, and "Buttons", a 15 year old cat - her 11th birthday present.
In 2008, Courtney graduated from Bel-Rea Veterinary Technician School. She loves being a Veterinary Technician and can't imagine a career doing anything else!
Tara - Veterinary Technician
Being raised in Texas I have always been around animals. There was not a week that went by that I was not bringing home a helpless animal. Needless to say, being able to help other people's furry family members is a dream come true.
Our family time is most always spent on the golf course where we are teaching our son the rules of the game. Our last duty station was in Misawa, Japan where I was an assistant manager of their Base kennels. I am also a student at The University of Colorado in Colorado Springs.
After a year of being a full time student, I am so excited to be part of this wonderful hospital. My family pets starts with our oldest Caesar (black lab), Kane (Aussie) and the newest member Chance (DSH).
Danielle is a Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology graduate and has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 2007. She loves being a technician and looks forward to helping clients and their pets everyday.
Danielle, a Colorado native, loves doing anything involving the outdoors. She loves camping, hiking, watching movies, and most of all, spending time with her daughter, Aubrey.
Her four-legged family includes “Nina”, a five years old lab mix, and a six-month old kitty her daughter named “Tinkerbelle”. Danielle also loves horses; she rode every summer at horsemanship camp as a child. Although Danielle has less opportunity to ride now, she loves to go whenever she gets the chance.
In 2010, Roynan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and planned to move on to veterinary school. To first get more hands-on experience in the field, she decided to complete the veterinary technician program at Bel-Rea Institute, graduating in December 2012. Roynan finds working with animals very rewarding and absolutely loves being a veterinary technician at Westside.
Outside of the hospital, Roynan enjoys reading, gardening, and hiking in the beautiful Colorado outdoors with her husband, Josh, and their miniature Schnauzer, Bronco. Roynan and Josh are avid Denver Bronco fans and love to watch football in the fall.
She holds a B.A. in Graphic Design yet her passion has always been to work with animals. Megan has been a Veterinary Assistant for the past 13 years and finds it very rewarding.
Together with her husband, Keith, they share a home with three rescued Greyhounds; Macy, Hannah, and Tess; and four rescued cats; Sydney , Fitzgerald, Coda, and Kinsey.
They love spending time with their “spoiled” kids; hiking with the dogs, and exploring all that
Colorado has to offer.
Living in Colorado allows KJ and her husband Tom the ability to enjoy all of their outdoor interests including boating, hiking, biking, skiing, - and their newest passion – kayaking.
When KJ came to work here, she had one cat, Bradley, yet since then she and Tom have adopted a kitty, Domino, a six-year-old dachshund named Kipling, a.k.a. “Kip the kayaking wonder dog”, and last but not least, “Rudy” their second Dachshund who also loves kayaking.
Piper and Adam have a special place in their hearts and home for rescue Pitbulls; currently, they
have three: “Zoe”, “Lexi”, and “Sable” – and a “Bernoxer” (St. Bernard/Boxer cross) named “Rollie”.
Piper’s two children, who reside in Illinois, love to visit Colorado whenever possible. Her daughter, Tianna, 14, enjoys quiet time at home reading, watching movies, and of course, “hanging with her friends”. Her son Atley, 19, is preparing to join the Navy and proudly serve our country.
She lives with her husband, Travis, as well as her furry and feathery kids.
Her kids are her dogs: Rusty, Nikki, Lou, Sweet Pea, and Duke; her kitties: Molly, Sophie, and Midnight; and her Cockatiel, CJ.
Her hobbies include reading, motorcycling, scuba diving, and hanging out with her family.
It has been her life's dream to work around and help care for animals and this is her first position in that field. She considers her position here at Westside Animal Hospital to be her dream job come true.
Jessica Q., Receptionist
After many years of working as a Certified Nurse Assistant, she decided to become an independent contractor who cared for adults with disabilities. Jessica then returned to school through Penn Foster in 2009 to become a Veterinary Assistant.
She has always wanted to work with animals and was excited to join the Westside team.
Jessica and her husband, Adolfo, met in 2003 and later married in 2008. They have a beautiful one year old girl named Zayla and 3 dogs: Jackson (Min Pin/Pomeranian), Woody (Beagle), and Kiko (Min Pin).
As a family they enjoy: movies, bowling, hiking, water sports, fishing and most of all spending time together.
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