Altos Veterinary Clinic offers a work environment that values diversity, and the importance of our employees’ contributions to our hospital cannot be overstated. Our staff thinks of themselves as a big, happy family, and we are excited to welcome you and your pet as part of that family. We hope you enjoy meeting them.
Jamantha, Hospital Manager
Just over 10 years ago, after working as a manager at DirectTV, Jamantha realized that she wanted to fulfil her dream of working in the veterinary field. She moved from Virginia to Colorado to attend the Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology and fell in love with Colorado. She has a teenage daughter who shares her love for animals; So much so that they are partners in a small pet sitting business. Pet sitting has become such a huge part of their lives, getting to be in a pet’s environment and see them outside of “what happens at the vet” took her love and passion for animals far beyond what she thought was possible. After working at the ER for the last eight plus years, she could feel the need to help others like herself with those small, scary pieces behind the scenes. She has worked with the good and the sad days along with continuing to advocate for animals while getting to integrate her managerial skills.
Wayne, El Presidente de Magnifico, TLWLT Inc (parent company of Altos)
Initially believed to have been born on Earth, Wayne later learns that he is a member of an extraterrestrial warrior race called the ‘Guitar Heroes’, which is also the reason for his superhuman strength. As Wayne grew up, he became the Earth’s mightiest warrior and protects it from those who seek to destroy it. During his mission, he met and caught the eyes of Dr. Tamara White and since then has brought about a mess of children who are all entirely too precocious. Since then, he has taken a break from his journey and spends his time working at Altos as a general handyman, tech geek and client liaison. In his spare time is the CIO for StarTek International, lead singer in an 80s rock band, serious Harley Davidson enthusiast with pipes that are entirely too loud, amateur brew master continually tinkering with beer recipes, author and blogger. He has a house full of children, a handful of dogs & cats, and enough KISS albums & paraphernalia to open a museum.
Amanda, Certified Veterinarian Technician
Amanda is one of our veterinary technicians and has been with us since April 2015. Born and raised in New Jersey, Amanda moved to the beautiful Colorado in 2010 to attend Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology. Ever since she was little, Amanda has always loved animals and would take in any stray she could catch. Amanda graduated from Bel-Rea in 2013. She began working in a busy 4 doctor emergency and exotic practice for 2 years before finding her home at Altos. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and camping.
Olivia, Certified Veterinarian Technician
Olivia moved to Colorado seven years ago from the sunny coast of Southern California. She has always had a passion for animals, so she decided to attend the Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology where she met her fiancé, Felipe. Together they have two dogs, Rusty and Sasha, and two cats, Fatty and Kahlua. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and furthering her education. She graduated from Bel-Rea in March 2018 and passed the veterinary technician national exam (The VTNE) later that year, earning her credentials. Olivia originally completed her internship with Altos, and after dabbling in the ER, she decided to return to Altos permanently to work with her family away from home.
Rosa, Certified Veterinarian Assisstant
Rosa started at Altos in June of 2018 after graduating from Pickens Technical College in May of 2018. She moved to Colorado when she was only three years old from Mexico. Her dream has always been to work with animals. In her free time, Rosa loves to spend time with her son, Leonardo and go on walks with her two huskies, Smokey and Chloe.
Meredith, Veterinarian Assisstant
Born and raised in Colorado, Meredith has always had a love for animals. She was always bringing in strays and feeding the neighborhood ferals. After getting into the grooming industry for a few years she decided it was time to start chasing her dream and She landed a job at Altos in February of 2016 as a Veterinary Assistant and fell in love with the Altos family. She is currently taking classes for radiology and certified veterinary technician technology. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her two Australian cattle dog mixes, Rylee and Elynor.
Tylene is a Colorado native, born in Denver. She is a proud mama of two wonderful boys, her son, Jeremiah and her Catahoula leopard dog, Harvey Dent. They keep her busy and full of joy. She began her journey with furry friends five years ago as a receptionist at VCA Alameda East and also worked as a kennel attendant and receptionist at Canine Fitness and Fun Center. She found her way to Altos soon after maternity leave for her son and says that she wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
Deb grew up on a small farm in Olathe, CO and has always loved all things animals. She graduated from Colorado Mountain College, in Glenwood Springs, with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 1990. However, life and family took her away from that field, but she has longed to return to veterinary medicine. She loves her part time gig here at Altos, as it brings her back to her first love – animals! She has a full time job at a human hospital where she works as a Unit Secretary/CNA. Deb lives in a house full of kids and dogs and also has a tank full of fish.
Rachael, Receptionist and Assistant
Born and raised in Colorado (and at Altos) Rachael started her animal career as soon as her family bought the clinic back in 2007. She started just cleaning kennels and “helping” the technicians as best as she could, however in recent years Rachael has become an assistant in the back and one of the main receptionists up front. Leaving the veterinarian field for her little siblings to take up, Rachael plans to go to college and get a degree in business. She enjoys photography, spending time with loved ones, her boxer Luna, and her newfoundland mix, Han Solo. At home she also has her crazy but loveable cats Prrrincess Leia and Luke Litterwalker.
Michaela, Kennel Technician
Michaela started working at Altos in April of 2019. She is a Colorado native, and originally grew up in Colorado Springs but moved to Denver for school. She is currently going to school at the Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology in hopes to work with a mixed animal practice one day. She loves to watch The Office while she cuddles with her dog, Archie, and her cat, Houdini. She believes that Altos is a great place to work because everyone on the team is passionate and caring from both our clients and our patients.
Alexsia is a mom to seven babies with scales and tails, including her Pitbull mix, Kratos. She is Croatian, but was born and raised in Denver, Colorado as the first generation of her family in the United States. She is currently working on attaining her certified technician degree. With this she plans to go to San Diego to work with Sea World and their beautiful marine animals. She has her grooming certification and a long-term goal of owning her own clinic. In her free time, she loves to spend time out in the sun with friends and her amazing dog as well as placing animals in homes through a rescue. She believes Altos has a loving atmosphere and it holds amazing learning opportunities.
Deshina, who goes by ‘Des’, has been in Colorado for the majority of her life. She recently graduated from Community College of Denver as a Veterinary technology Assistant. She has always been an animal lover as she has grown up around animals and find it her passion to give animals a voice as she is still trying to find her own. She has been working at Altos since July 2019 and believes the staff is amazing at forgiving and teaching so they can learn from one another. In her free time, she writes, relaxes outside, and plays with her dog Nena.