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.

Dr. Deb belongs to many veterinary organizations including American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society (DAVMS), International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM), and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). She is involved in Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Deb and her husband Sean enjoy watching their five children and one grandchild in all their activities They have three dogs and a friendly feline – Brodie a Golden Retriever, McGraw a mini Yorkshire Terrier, and Pebbles a Domestic Shorthair Cat. The dogs are usually at the clinic when Dr. Deb is there.

Dr. Kathy Gaughan DVM, DABVP

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.

Prior to moving to Colorado in 2006, she taught at the Veterinary Teaching Hospitals at Kansas State and Auburn University. In 1998, she became a board certified specialist in Canine and Feline Practice in the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

Dr. Kathy’s professional interests include animal behavior, internal medicine and nurturing the human-animal bond. Her hobbies include gardening, beading and spending time with her family. The Drs. Gaughan have two adult children who are pursuing degrees in the animal and agricultural sciences. The Gaughan ranch is home to Labradors, a Boston Terrier, 2 cats, 3 horses and a variable number of chickens.

Dr. Sarah Olson, DVM

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.

Dr. Sarah enjoys all aspects of general practice because of the variety it brings; always keeping her on her toes and learning new things. She also greatly cherishes the special bonds she forms with her clients and patients over the years. She has special interests in feline medicine, dentistry, behavior and radiology.

Dr. Sarah and her husband, Erik, are proud parents of a busy toddler and pet parents to Greta (black lab), Heidi (yellow lab) and Pablo (long haired tuxedo cat).

Dr. Tiffany Colglazier, DVM, cVMA


Dr. Tiffany started with Brooklyn Veterinary Clinic in December of 2018. She received both her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and B.S. in Environmental Health from Colorado State University. Although her initial interest after graduation was in equine medicine, she has since found a love for small animal medicine with a particular interest in improving the quality of life of our aging four-legged friends. In an effort to better manage pain she pursued acupuncture training through the Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course and is now certified in veterinary medical acupuncture (cVMA). By combining acupuncture and laser therapy with conventional western medicine she is able to help keep our furry friends going strong into their senior years.

Dr. Tiffany is a 4th generation Colorado native who grew up in Parker. Majority of her childhood was spent on the back of a horse or hanging out at the barn as a true “barn rat.” It is from this experience that she learned hard work and dedication fueled a love for animals both large and small.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and pets, hiking, gardening, skiing, and riding her horse.

Dr. Jenni Woods, DVM

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.

Dr. Jenni became a veterinarian because she loves both people and animals. While her “heart” is in cardiology (pun intended,) Dr. Jenni enjoys all aspects of medicine and surgery as a general practitioner.

Dr. Jenni lives on 35 acres in Elizabeth, CO with her husband, two young children, two horses, three dogs and six chickens. Her third and oldest child, Dylan, is following in her footsteps and attending college at the University of Nebraska. Dr. Jenni enjoys horseback riding (specifically dressage,) skiing, gardening, playing the violin, and also playing with her chickens. However, she most enjoys spending time with her husband and children, whom she considers her greatest accomplishment in life.

Dr. W. Preston Stubbs, DVM, DACVS

Board Certified Surgeon
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.

Dr. Stubbs is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He has held positions in academic and large private referral practice settings. Dr. Stubbs started Mile High Veterinary Surgical Specialists, a mobile surgical service, in late 2012. He has published numerous articles in refereed journals and has authored several book chapters. Dr. Stubbs has presented many scientific lectures and continuing education presentations both nationally and abroad. He was also featured in the Animal Planet network’s Emergency Vets and ER Vets: Interns television programs. An avid musician/luthier, fly fisherman, and wine enthusiast, he and his wife Laura have 5 children and enjoy life in Denver, Colorado. Please see his website by clicking here.

Dr. Alex Valdés, DVM, DACVR (Radiology)

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.

Subsequently, Alex joined the faculty team at Colorado State University as an Assistant Professor in Diagnostic Imaging. After 5 years in academia, he became a partner with Veterinary Imaging Consultants, Inc. in the Denver metro area performing mobile ultrasonography and teleradiology.

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.

She is devoted to caring for all animals and providing compassionate, quality care to all of her patients. She has a particular interest in education and has traveled the state providing continuing education lectures to veterinarians, and has also designed a series of client education materials. Dr.Lake-Bakaar is also a section editor for an educational website on VIN (the Veterinary Information Network). Please see her website by clicking here.

Kelly Johns, CVT

Practice Manager, Certified Veterinary Technician
Kelly joined the clinic in July 2006 when it was just starting. She graduated from Bel-Rea Institute in 2003.

Kelly decided to become a Certified Veterinary Technician to pursue her love of animals after completing four years of Electrical Engineering at the University of Denver. When Kelly is not at the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her husband, dog, 2 horses and relaxing by her koi pond.

Kristin Spiess

Office Manager
Kristin joined the team at Brooklyn Veterinary Clinic in July of 2017. Originally, her passion for animals led her to want to become a veterinarian. With this in mind, she received a degree in biology from CU Boulder. After working in several clinics, she discovered a passion for the business side of veterinary medicine. She is currently back in school to pursue a degree in business management.

When not at BVC or studying, Kristin enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and their 2 dogs. She loves the weekends where she can get up to the mountains to go snowboarding, hiking, or camping.

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.

When she isn’t here, Andee continues to further her education in pursuit of her degree in Veterinary Medicine and relies on her kitty, George to help her study.

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.

In her rare spare time, Maria is busy playing Super Mom to her son Payton taking him to and from school, hockey practice, and hockey games. Maria has 2 dogs, Jo the Boxer, Jerry Lee the German Shepherd, and a cat Monte. On top of everything else, she still finds time to cheer on her Packers!!!

Melissa Rubin, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician
Melissa started with Brooklyn Veterinary Clinic mid 2017 after graduating from Bel-Rea.

She loves being able to help all of our furry friends and is always happy to know that she has made a difference. Melissa has a dog named Sven that she loves to spend time with. He makes a great companion especially when she is playing video games or watching movies.

Bridgette Bradshaw

Veterinary Technician

Bio Coming Soon.

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.

She graduated from Pima Medical Institute as a Certified Veterinary Assistant in 2015 and spent a year and a half working for a canine orthopedic specialist in Colorado Springs before continuing her career here. Kaleigh is currently pursuing her degree as a Veterinary Technician from Penn Foster College. When she is not working, she enjoys participating in dance and indoor colorguard and exploring the outdoors with her dog, Balto.

Meesha LeDoux, CVA

Certified Veterinary Assistant
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Shelby Hessenflow, CVA

Certified 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.

Shelby has a passion for animals and loves being able to help in any way. When she isn’t at the clinic, Shelby enjoys reading, drawing, and spending time with her 4 dogs!

Camille Petry

Veterinary Assistant
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Kelley Furia

Veterinary Assistant
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Kassidy Woodland

Customer Service Representative
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Renee Spiess

Customer Service Representative
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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.

Sara is very involved in the local 4-H program where she is a superintendent for the goat department. Sara and her husband Greg have 3 dogs, a horse, and multiple goats. In her spare time, Sara likes to spend time with her animals and show her goats at local shows!

Lauryn Baker

Customer Service Representative
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Heather Reynolds

Customer Service Representative
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Emily Lamb

Customer Service Representative, Kennel Assistant
Emily started at Brooklyn Veterinary Clinic in August of 2018 as an intern during her senior year of high school. She officially joined the team the following October.

Emily has a passion for all things animal and medicine. She will be heading to the University of Arizona in August to pursue a degree in veterinary sciences.

Megan Haberbosch

Kennel Assistant
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Elizabeth Colgin

Kennel Assistant
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Ella Powers

Kennel Assistant
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Sean Patterson

Handyman and Dr. Deb’s Assistant
Bio coming soon.