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Staff

Meet the friendly staff at Brooklyn Veterinary Clinic!

  • Dr.
    Deborah Patterson, DVM, MS
    Veterinarian and Owner

    Dr. Deb started Brooklyn Veterinary Clinic in May 2006.  She was inspired by her love of animals and the desire to practice in her home community.  Dr. Patterson received her doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 2000 at Colorado State University. She previously received a B.S. and M.S. from the University of Wyoming.

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  • Dr.
    Kathy Gaughan DVM, DABVP
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Kathy joined Brooklyn Veterinary Clinic full time in March 2013.  She was raised on a farm and ranch in the Flinthills of Kansas and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Kansas State University in 1992.

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  • Dr.
    Jenni Woods, DVM
    Veterinarian

    Dr Jenni is currently on a leave of absence to be home with her family. 

    Dr. Jenni started with Brooklyn in late 2014.  A Nebraska native, Dr. Jenni received her B.S. in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, followed by her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences.

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  • Dr.
    Sarah Olson, DVM
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Sarah joined Brooklyn Vet in May 2017. A Minnesota native, Dr. Sarah graduated from the University of Minnesota Veterinary School in 2009 and moved to Colorado shortly after graduating in search of job prospects… and warmer weather.

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  • Dr.
    W. Preston Stubbs, DVM, DACVS
    Veterinarian

    Dr. W. Preston Stubbs is a native of western New York and grew up in northern Virginia. He is a 1990 graduate of the Virginia- Maryland Regional College of Veterinary
    Medicine and received his internship training at Cornell University. He completed a residency in small animal surgery at the University of Florida in 1994.

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  • Dr.
    Alex Valdés, DVM, DACVR
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Alex Valdés is a class of 2000 veterinary graduate from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Monterrey, Mexico. Several years of general practice, both in private referral hospitals and academia preceded a 3 year specialty training in veterinary radiology at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2008.

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  • Dr.
    Geri Lake-Bakaar, DVM, ACVIM (Cardiology)

    Dr. Geri Lake-Bakaar graduated from Harvard University in 2003 (BA), Cornell University in 2007, and University of California, Davis (DACVIM, Cardiology) in 2013.  Between veterinary school and her residency she also completed a rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center, and a post-doc fellowship at Harvard/MGH.

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  • Kelly Johns, CVT
    Practice Manager, Certified Veterinary Technician

    Kelly, a certified veterinary technician, joined the clinic in July 2006 when it was just starting.  She graduated from Bel-Rea Institute in 2003.

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  • Andee Youngblood, CVT
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Andee has been a part of the Brooklyn Veterinary Clinic team since 2012. She is a certified veterinary technician and our resident go to gal for orthopedics. 

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  • Maria Artz
    Veterinary Technician

    Maria has been a very important part of the Brooklyn Veterinary Clinic team since 2015. She is a vet tech, mentor to our interns and volunteers, and an amazing groomer! With a resume that full, it is hard to believe she has time for much else.

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  • Melissa Rubin, CVT
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Melissa started with Brooklyn Veterinary Clinic mid 2017. She is a graduate from Bel-Rea and recently passed her national exam to become a Certified Veterinary Technician!

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  • Erin Searfoss, CVT
    Certified Veterinary Technician

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  • Bridgette Bradshaw
    Veterinary Technician

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  • Kaleigh Rinder, CVA
    Certified Veterinary Assistant

    Kaleigh joined the team at Brooklyn Veterinary Clinic in June of 2017. After high school, she began a degree in Zoology, but quickly realized that she had more of a passion for veterinary medicine. 

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  • Ed Young
    Boarding Supervisor

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  • Shelby Hessenflow
    Veterinary Assistant

    Shelby started at Brooklyn Veterinary Clinic as an intern during her last semester of high school. She loved it so much, she decided to join the team officially in the summer of 2018. Shelby will be attending UCCS in January of 2019 to further her education, and would ultimately like to become a veterinarian. 

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  • Kristin Spiess
    Office Manager, Customer Service Representative

    Bio coming soon.

  • Kate Graham
    Boarding Supervisor

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  • Becky McCormick
    Boarding Supervisor

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  • Sara Warren
    Customer Service Representative

    Sara started with Brooklyn Veterinary Clinic in March of 2017. Sara enjoys working in the veterinary industry because she loves to see the bond between clients and their pets. 


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  • Nicole Hamler
    Customer Service Representative

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  • Emily Lamb
    Kennel Assistant

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  • Sean Patterson
    Handyman and Dr. Deb's Assistant

    Bio coming soon.

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Hours

Brooklyn Veterinary Clinic

Mon - Fri:

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sat:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

PAWS Pet Resort

Mon - Fri:

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Sat:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sun:

Pick-up Only

3:00 pm-5:00 pm (or by appointment)