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Support Staff

Cindy Atwell


Cindy loves animals and is here to provide care for them and their humans. She previously volunteered at Children's Hospital. Cindy holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. She loves to travel, read, and attend sporting & cultural events. Cindy enjoys exploring everything Colorado has to offer. She has several fur-babies at home; Joey, Riley, Macie and Hollie are the dogs. She also has two birds, Baby a Blue & Gold Macaw and Romeo the African Grey.

Jennifer Lee, CVA

Veterinary Assistant

Jennifer received her certificate of veterinary assisting at Pickens Technical College. She has always worked with animals in boarding and grooming, and is now branching out into the veterinary field. She loves to swim, camp, travel abroad and explore the mountains. At home she cares for Rosie, a Shih Tzu and Bentley a Shih Tzu and Poodle mix.

Julie Garrett

Julie Garrett

Client Service Rep/Assistant

Julie graduated from Niagara County Community College with a degree in Animal Management. She chose this career because she is a life-long animal lover and advocate. Working here gives her the opportunity to combine her passion for helping pets and their people. Julie's been with SHVH since September 2020. Outside of work she enjoys many hobbies including reading, hiking, baking, crocheting & working out. The SHVH team is always excited when she shares her baking skills with us! Julie also serves as a volunteer captain on the primate team at the Denver Zoo. At home Julie has a full house of three dogs, Chase & Pepper, both Heeler mixes and Minnie a chihuahua mix. Julie also has two cats, Kitty a grey tabby and O.C. a black and white DSH.

Isabella Flores, CVT


Izzy has been with SHVH since July 2020. She graduated from the Community College of Denver with an Associates of Veterinary Technology. Izzy is very interested in conservation. She eventually wants to work with zoos and sanctuaries. Izzy loves to travel and her goal is to visit all the the National Parks. She wants to travel to the sights of the world.

Gabrielle Johnson

CVT - Pharmacy Technician

Gabby graduation with a degree in animal science from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She also earned her Certification in Veterinary Technology from Baker College of Cadillac. Gabby has always loved science and animals growing up. She wanted to particularly get into veterinary medicine after the unexpected death of a childhood pet dog. Gabby fell in love with veterinary pharmacology when she was in Technician School. She is also considering earning her PTCB certification. She is currently in a pet-free :-( apartment community, but back home her family dog is Gus, a Basset Hound. When not at work she enjoys craft projects, particularly glass painting/artwork, writing, reading and traveling to new places.

Samantha Cass


Sam has always known that she wanted to be in a career that helps animals. She has always loved animals (sometimes more than people). When she is not working, she hangs out with her animal loves, reading, working on her novel, taking a long hike or playing copious video games. Sam has plenty of critters to care for, Abby the Beagle and Kiki, Stripe, Shaxx & Callie the cats. She also has two African Clawed Frogs, Bean & Lily.