Meet our team

Our veterinarians

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic PPVC Colorado Springs vet. Staff Dr Melanie Marsden DVM

Melanie A. Marsden

Owner, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Melanie Marsden is originally from South Dakota, but has lived in Colorado Springs for many years. She attended the University of California, Davis, receiving a BS in Zoology and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She shares her home with her husband, two children, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, geese, bunnies and various strays.

Dr. Marsden served on committees or boards for The Colorado Division of Wildlife, The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies Board of Pharmacy, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region and the Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation. She works with first-year vet students at Colorado State University, is Past President of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association and serves as a Colorado representative in the American Veterinary Medical Association House of Delegates

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic PPVC Colorado Springs vet. Staff Dr Jaime Clevenger DVM

Jaime Clevenger

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Master of Public Health

Dr. Jaime Clevenger grew up in Northern California, but now lives in the Springs with her partner, two daughters, one dog and two cats. She holds a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of California, Berkeley and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis. She further earned a master’s degree in Public Health.

After working in emergency veterinary medicine, Dr. Clevenger realized she prefers general care where she can form relationships and care for the “whole pet,” preventing health issues before they occur. She loves working with kittens and puppies, though the sweet older pets often win her heart. When Dr. Clevenger is not at the clinic, she’s at a park with her daughters or hiking with her dog.

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic PPVC Colorado Springs vet. Staff Dr Carolyn Crochet DVM

Carolyn Crochet

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Carolyn Crochet’s roots in New Orleans led her to pursue her undergrad degree from Tulane University and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University. Shortly after graduation, Dr. Crochet’s path brought her and her husband to the great state of Colorado.

She enjoys the variety that general practice provides and appreciates forming bonds with both animals and their owners. Dr. Crochet lives very close to Pikes Peak Vet in the Patty Jewett neighborhood. She shares her home and time with her husband, daughter, two dogs, a cat and four chickens. Outside of the clinic, she is passionate about photography, traveling and any activity that gets her outdoors. When you see her, ask her about her veterinary service trip to Kenya!

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic PPVC Colorado Springs vet. Staff Dr Jeff Fowler DVM

Jeff Fowler

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Jeff made Colorado his home when he received his BA in Environmental, Population and Organismic Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder and then his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University with an emphasis on small animal medicine and surgery. Dr. Jeff joined PPVC early on with Drs. Larry and Sue Wiseman and eventually bought the practice from them.

Sadly, Dr. Jeff developed allergies to pets which meant an early retirement. However, his love of veterinary medicine compelled him to do whatever he could to recover and return to PPVC, having maintained his continuing education and license. His practice interests include reptiles, small mammals, canine sports medicine and orthopedic diagnosis.

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic PPVC Colorado Springs vet. Staff Dr Jodi Duff DVM

Jodi Duff

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Jodi Duff is a native of southwestern Ohio. After falling in love with Colorado fifteen years ago, she’s so excited to finally call CO home! Dr. Duff received her BS in Biology from Thomas More College in Kentucky and then attended Ohio State University where she received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She practiced emergency medicine after graduation, then found her niche as a general practitioner. Dr. Duff loves being able to care for the whole pet. Her passions include dentistry and behavior, and she is Fear Free Certified.

Dr. Duff, her husband, two young sons, and an assortment of dogs and cats live in the Black Forest area. She looks forward to developing long lasting relationships with you and the pets you love!

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic PPVC Colorado Springs vet. Staff Dr Kim Kaufer DVM

Kim Kaufer

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Kim Kaufer holds a BS in Zoology and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida. She has further obtained certification in Veterinary Acupuncture from Colorado State University. Dr. Kaufer has practiced in Florida, California, and Colorado. After managing her own small-animal hospital, she’s delighted to join a team of forward-thinking veterinary professionals. Pain management, dentistry, client education and canine/feline internal medicine are fields that captivate her.

Dr. Kaufer is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Colorado Springs Area Veterinary Society and Colorado Veterinary Association. When not at the clinic, she works in human hospice and spends time with her husband and two teenage boys.

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic PPVC Colorado Springs vet. Staff Dr Lauren May DVM

Lauren May

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. May is originally from Anaheim Hills, CA. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from UCLA and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University. Prior to joining PPVC, Dr. May completed an internship in medicine and surgery in Ventura, CA, worked as an emergency/critical care vet at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and worked as an emergency vet at the Animal Emergency Care Centers in Colorado Springs.

Dr. May is most interested in developing her already extensive knowledge in internal medicine, critical care, and surgery. Outside of working hours, you can find her playing with her two shelties, Hansel and Shea, or skiing, mountain biking, doing yoga and running.

Our care team

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic PPVC Colorado Springs vet. Staff Greta

Greta

Veterinary Assistant

Greta started at PPVC after eight years working in the veterinary field with horses. That experience inspired her to go back to school for an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. She loves all kinds of animals and has been a docent at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for years. Greta and her husband own one mixed-breed rescue dog, a Siamese cat and two older cockatiels.

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic PPVC Colorado Springs vet. Staff Heather

Heather

Veterinary Technician

Heather has always worked with animals. Her earliest memories involve bottle-feeding injured baby skunks and raccoons, and watching her family feed injured red tailed hawks, owls and other wildlife. After high school, she became a registered veterinary technician and worked in a variety of large and small veterinary clinics. She loves working with the team at PPVC, her favorite clinic.

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic PPVC Colorado Springs vet. Staff Jamie

Jamie

Certified Veterinary Technician

After working in business, Jamie’s love of animals compelled her to earn her technician degree. After graduating from Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology, she was hired by PPVC and loves to work with as many different species as possible! Outside of work, you’ll find Jamie with her husband, kiddo, and pets, including chickens, a rabbit, a beta fish and a dog.

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic PPVC Colorado Springs vet. Staff Jeanene

Jeanene

Veterinary Assistant

Jeanene moved to Colorado in 1999. She decided to pursue a career with animals and became a veterinary assistant. She has always had a love for animals and has been with PPVC since 2008. She tried to leave, but found that she couldn’t stay away, so continues to help us on weekends as often as possible, and we couldn’t be happier!

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic PPVC Colorado Springs vet. Staff Katie R

Kat

Veterinary Assistant

Growing up in Michigan, Kat’s love for animals grew as she explored the great outdoors. She moved to Colorado Springs in 2017 and attended Pima Medical Institute. She graduated from their Veterinary Assistant program in 2019 and is currently pursuing a Veterinary Technician degree. Kat enjoys hiking, reading and exploring what Colorful Colorado has to offer.

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic PPVC Colorado Springs vet. Staff Katie

Katie

Veterinary Technician

Katie is a native Texan turned Colorado Springsian. Her husband transferred to Fort Carson after a three-year stint in Germany and they couldn’t be happier. Katie is mother to two adventurous and fun-loving kiddos—Kaylee and Colton. Her pets include three goofy shepherds, two finicky kitties and three not-so-friendly chickens.

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic PPVC Colorado Springs vet. Staff Kori

Kori

Certified Veterinary Technician

Kori graduated from the Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology, after which she and her husband moved to Georgia where she worked as a Licensed Veterinary Technician for 4.5 years. However, Georgia is not Colorado, so they took the plunge and moved back to enjoy the outdoors and work on their home. Kori and her husband steward three dogs and two cats.

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic PPVC Colorado Springs vet. Staff Maddie

Maddie

Veterinary Assistant

Maddie grew up in Minnesota, working at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota in the avian and waterfowl nurseries. She is currently finishing her degree in biology at Colorado College and hopes to one day earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Outside of the clinic, Maddie enjoys practicing yoga, playing futsal and hiking.

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic PPVC Colorado Springs vet. Staff Regina

Regina

Certified Veterinary Technician

Regina was a relief tech at PPVC for years, and we jumped at the opportunity to welcome her to our team more formally. Her years of experience mean that she’s good at just about everything and always comes up with creative solutions. Originally from NYC, she makes amazing cheesecake and teriyaki sauce, and she loves to design costumes for Comicon events.

Tillie

Veterinary Technician

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic PPVC Colorado Springs vet. Staff Tonya Spurlock veterinary technician

Tonya

Certified Veterinary Technician

Tonya is a Colorado native. She completed her veterinary assistant training at Pima Medical Institute and has worked in animal hospitals for the last eight years. She is not new to PPVC, but she is glad to be back and hopes to continue to learn and thrive in this field. Tonya and her daughter have two dogs, a box turtle, and a guinea pig—she is no stranger to caring for exotics!

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic PPVC Colorado Springs vet. Staff Tyler

Tyler

Certified Veterinary Technician

Tyler graduated from Colorado Mountain College’s Veterinary Technology Program with Phi Theta Kappa, President’s and Dean’s List honors. Tyler’s family-owned dogsledding business allowed her to work with over 200 Alaskan and Siberian huskies. Tyler absolutely loves coming into work every day. On a day off, Tyler spends time with her family, dogs and ferrets.

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic PPVC Colorado Springs vet. Staff Roo

Roo

Technician Supervisor

Stephanie, aka Roo, is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. Her love for animals grew through 4-H and working with her small town vet. After 10 years in Oklahoma, she moved back to Colorado with her family. Fur babies and two daughters take most of her time, but she also runs and enters events from time to time.

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic PPVC Colorado Springs vet. Staff Debbie

Debbie

Client Care Specialist

Debbie genuinely loves animals and her compassion, kindness and warm smile make her the perfect person to care for PPVC’s clients. Rescue animals hold a special place in her heart—she has four: Hermione the cat and dogs Bianca, Jack and Bo. When away from PPVC, Debbie enjoys spending time with her husband and son as well as the rest of the family.

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic PPVC Colorado Springs vet. Staff Jan

Jan

Client Care Specialist

You’ll see Jan’s friendly face at our front desk, helping us stay organized. Jan has been a PPVC client since the early 1970s. She enjoyed the clinic so much, she first became a volunteer and then a staff member. She lives nearby with her husband, Bob. Sheltie rescue brings them both joy and their current pup keeps them hopping. She’s also an experienced line dancer.

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic PPVC Colorado Springs vet. Staff Kacy

Kacy

Client Care Specialist Supervisor

When you arrive or call, Kacy’s cheerful voice will brighten your visit. Kacy was promoted to a newly created front desk role thanks to her passion for the clinic, its clients, and patients. She has two awesome children, Zach and Breagan, and she makes room in her home for a dog, several cats and various other small mammals and reptiles from time to time.

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic PPVC Colorado Springs vet. Staff Kathy

Kathy

Practice Manager

Kathy moved to Colorado Springs in 1997. Her background includes management, publishing, and children’s ministry. Kathy enjoys combining her many skills to support the PPVC staff, clients, and their fur families. Outside the clinic, Kathy takes care of her own family, including her partner, two children, several horses, dogs, cats, reptiles and pocket pets.

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic PPVC Colorado Springs vet. Staff Michele

Michele

Project Specialist

Michele was super excited to join PPVC and use her background in business development and administration to help foster a new era. The veterinary field is constantly changing and Michele helps us keep up. She can often be seen walking the neighborhood, growing vegetables in her front yard or attending musical events with her husband, Steve.

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic PPVC Colorado Springs vet. Staff Nola

Nola

Administrative Assistant

Nola is a true pet person. She helps keep things running smoothly as our go-to person for the little out-of-the-ordinary tasks that come up, as well as helping us manage people and accounts. When she’s not here, she’s tending to the feral cat colonies or petsitting/dog-walking for clients.

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic PPVC Colorado Springs vet. Staff Nur

Nur

Client Care Specialist

Nur can’t imagine a life other than working around animals. She is a proud Indonesian who came to the USA in 2016 to live with her husband. She loves the beauty of Colorado and regularly spends time hiking and driving through it with her husband and their son, Bazle. She adopted her first cat, Callie Girl, a from a shelter after she arrived here.

Roxanne

Client Care Specialist

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