Alison – Practice Manager
My name is Alison and I am our Practice Manager. I started out as a Certified Veterinary Assistant Intern for Dr. Stevenson way back in 2007. I liked it so much I never left! Over the years I have continued to improve my skills and found that I have a passion for leadership. I find it very rewarding to hire and train our team to give our clients and patients the best veterinary experience possible. My family is from rural Kansas but I am a Colorado native and plan to stay here forever, I love it here. My animals are my babies. My chubby cat Spot and one-eyed dog Willy are both patients here and love our Vets and staff. My goal is to make the staff and our clients laugh every day.
Becky – Certified Veterinary Technician
Hi, It’s Becky. I’ve been with the Bear Valley team since Dr. Stevenson’s first day in 2004. Every day is a new adventure. Since becoming a certified veterinary assistant in high school I have worked at small animal clinics, doggie daycares, shelters, emergency care, and even barns.
After high school, I graduated from Bel-Rea and became a certified veterinary technician. I honestly find joy in every aspect of our work at Bear Valley. From helping to educate new pet parents to scaling tartar off teeth. Every part of our work here is to help pets and there is nothing greater.
Leslie – Veterinary Assistant
My name is Leslie Espinoza. I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. I come from a family of seven. I recently graduated from Pima Medical School as a Certified Veterinarian Assistant. My love for animals came at a very young age! As a kid, we always had pets from dogs to birds to fishes and even rabbits! We also traveled a lot to Mexico and I always noticed how there are so many animals in need that don’t have proper homes. I knew if I could help them by simply giving them water and even some food I would feel better. Secretly wishing I could bring them all home. That is why I decided to peruse a career in one of the most satisfying fields, Veterinary Medicine. My journey started last September when I enrolled in school to get my certificate. In mid-May, I was blessed with the opportunity to do my internship at Bear Valley Veterinary Care Center where I learned a lot of hands-on techniques. Shortly after I became an official staff member doing reception and helping the other technicians when they need me to. The experience I acquired will be helpful in my journey to one day become a Certified Veterinarian Technician.
On my free time, I spend a lot of time with my family. We always get together and make dinner at my parent’s house. One of my hobbies is collecting makeup. I also enjoy watching all genres of movies with my boyfriend of 5 years. And last but not least I love spending time with my dogs. Gumbo, 2 1/2-year-old Boxer, Diesel, 1-year-old boxer. They are my babies!!
Yesenia – Veterinary Assistant
Hi, my name is Yesenia and I’ve worked for BVVCC since March of 2019. I started off doing my internship here in January of 2019 and decided this is where I wanted to continue my work with animals. Since I’ve been young I’ve always liked being around animals from horses to hamsters. I plan on returning to school for my veterinary technician certification and continuing my education for animals.
Danielle – Client Service Representative
My name is Danielle, but I like to go by Dani. I was born and raised in North Bay, Ontario, Canada, but have lived in Colorado for the past 15 years. I grew up in a small farming area and have always been comfortable around animals, from pigs and chicken to dogs and cats. In our household, we have our two cats, Theo and Nisto, then three dogs, JoJo, Kevin, and Yeti. On my days off, I enjoy relaxing around the house, jeeping with my boyfriend, and exploring Colorado. I have been a saber fencer since 2005 and have been a violinist from the age of 9. I have been with Bear Valley Vet since February 2019, and find it very fulfilling to do whatever I can to help treat someones pet.
Chris – Client Service Representative
Hello, my name is Chris, I have been working at BVVCC since May of 2020. I was born and raised in Indiana and moved out here to spend as many days as possible in mountains. I am a Purdue alumnus and am currently a student at MSU for my second degree. I have a cat named Mia who won’t sleep with anyone else but me. I want to get a dog in the future, preferably either a husky or a french bulldog, maybe even both! I love working in medicine for both humans or animals, so my job here gets me a lot of hands-on training for this. I enjoy coming in every day and seeing all the amazing animals that are out there, and I’m excited to help take care of your pet!
Vanessa – Certified Veterinary Technician
Hi, my name is Vanessa. I started working in grooming and boarding right out of high school. I went to Bel-Rea and graduated in March of 2018 as a Certified Veterinary Technician. I joined the Bear Valley team in September of 2020. I love helping my patients, but client education and building a strong relationship with them is what fills me with purpose. In my spare time, I like to crochet and play video games. I’m always willing to learn more and improve my skills to better myself and provide quality care with compassion to pets and their people in our community.
Sabrina Atencio – Technician Assistant
Hi, I’m Sabrina! Or Brina. I am a Colorado native and was raised in Broomfield. I have been working here since September of 2020. As of now, I am getting my veterinarian technician degree at Bel-Rea. Working with animals is my passion and my happy place. I have a family doggie named Meat and he is my best friend!