Staff

Meet the friendly staff at Animal Oasis of the Rockies!

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    Andrea Balogh
    Practice Manager / Co-Owner

    Andrea grew up in the Midwest where she attended Butler University with a focus in Psychology.  Andrea decided that business ownership was the only way to go, she started and grew several small businesses until starting Animal Oasis Veterinary Hospital in Naples, FL in 2009.  She was able to combine her love for animals and passion for business together.  Since the sale of Animal Oasis Veterinary Hospital in 2017, Andrea, Dr. Stacey and Hadley decided Colorado was where they wanted to live along with their menagerie of fur babies.  In 2018, Andrea and family made the long trek to Broomfield, Colorado where they have embraced the winters with open arms and love spending as much time on the slopes as possible.

  • Belen Jaque
    Belen Jaque
    Customer Service Representative

    Bio Coming Soon

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    Mariah Caba
    Office Manager

    Mariah was born and raised in Washington and recently moved to Colorado.  She spent the last six years serving as the Retreats and Conferences Director at YMCA Camp Seymour.  There she spent her days creating weekend retreats and facilitating team building on their challenge course and zip lines.  In her spare time, Mariah enjoys baking, hiking, and exploring with her yellow lab, Maci.  She is excited for this new adventure and thankful to be part of the team.

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    Erika Jones
    Customer Service Representative

    Erika was born in Colorado but raised in the small town of Sandy, Oregon. She grew up with a driven love for animals, art, music, and nature. After graduating from Portland State in 2018, Erika decided to make the trip back to explore her native roots. She likes spending her off time hiking, reading, cooking, planting, and hanging out with her black Labrador boys, Max and Oliver.

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    Sarah Winn
    Customer Service Representative

    Sarah was born and raised in the Chicagoland suburbs of Illinois. In 2019 she moved to Denver, Colorado in pursuit of her education and access to all the diverse wilderness and 300+ days of sunshine that the state has to offer. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Relations with the intention of establishing a career in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She presently lives just south of Denver with her partner Jake and adventure-tuxedo-cat Hugo, with whom she loves to explore the state’s scenic surroundings. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, oil-painting, scuba-diving, and listening to bad, early-2000’s pop music. She is thrilled to be a part of the close-knit AOR team!

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    Trinity Ruiz
    Veterinary Technician Assistant

    Bio Coming Soon

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    Elise Semenoff
    Veterinary Technician

    Elise is a Colorado native who grew up spending as much time outdoors as possible.  Elise is currently a student at MSU studying Biology.  Her dream is to one day become a veterinarian.  In her free time, Elise can be found camping in the mountains, exploring new breweries with her boyfriend, or cuddling up with her Saint Bernard, Remi.  Elise is thrilled to be a part of Animal Oasis of the Rockies!

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    Lisa Alexandre
    Veterinary Technician

    Lisa has been surrounded by animals for as long as she can remember.  Lisa soon began to realize that her passion towards providing exceptional animal care was something she wanted more of.  Throughout the years Lisa has gained valuable animal care experience.  She made the decision to move to Colorado (from Las Vegas) to pursue veterinary school at CSU.  Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, doing outdoor activities and reading.  She is so excited to be part of Animal Oasis of the Rockies to help care for your pets!

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    Melissa Kenney
    Veterinary Technician

    Melissa recently moved to Northern Colorado from Dallas, Texas to pursue her career in the veterinary industry.  She has worked in the veterinary industry for over 2 years and plans to go back to school to get her technician certification.  Melissa has 2 Shih Tzu's, Louie and Maggie and loves them with her whole heart.  In her free time, she loves to bake, hike and be with friends and family.  Melissa is glad she moved here to be a part of this awesome staff.

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    Jillian Frank
    Veterinary Technician

    Jillian is a student at CU Boulder studying Molecular Biology.  She plans on pursuing vet medicine after undergrad.  Her love of animals was instilled by her mom after growing up rescuing wandering strays and living with an array of pets.  In her free time, you can find her on the mountain either swimming in an alpine lake or summiting a 14'er with her fur baby, Gable, a 90lb Lab mix.  Her kitty, Maysen, stays home protecting the house from pesky insects and the occasional laser pointer. 

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    Desirae Santoyo
    Veterinary Technician

    Desirae is passionate about the art of Veterinary medicine.  She has her Bachelors in sports medicine and her Masters in Biomedical Sciences with a specialization in Anatomy and Physiology.  She plans to attend Veterinary school to provide care to animals and education to their owners.  During her free time, Desirae enjoys being outdoors; running, horseback riding, and hiking.  She has two black Labrador Retrievers named Onyx and Ember that are her world. 

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    Kara Sides
    Veterinary Technician

    Kara was born in Columbia, SC but has lived in Dallas TX, Ft Lauderdale FL, Chicago IL, Atlanta GA, and Wilmington/Charlotte NC.  Kara attended Western Carolina University with a focus in Elementary Education and Interior Design.  She married her college sweetheart in 2008 and in April 2015, they transferred to Broomfield, Colorado.  Kara received her license as a Paraoptometric Assistant in 2009 and worked as a Lead Technician for a busy 3 doctor practice before changing her focus to veterinary medicine.  She is excited to start her education towards becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician and is so thankful to be a part of the AOR team.

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    Savannah G
    Veterinary Technician Assistant

    Savannah found her passion for animals in 2018 when she began working in the veterinary industry as a veterinary tech assistant.  She instantly knew this was the field for her and joined the AOR Vet family in early 2021.  

    Savannah is a mom to an energetic, sweet baby boy and loves spending time with her family.  She enjoys taking her little guy on fun adventures in and around Colorado.  She is so excited to join the team at Animal Oasis of the Rockies Veterinary Hospital and seeing where this road takes her.

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    Hanna Riddick
    Veterinary Technician Assistant

    Hanna moved to Colorado from Kansas City, Missouri with her husband, Thomas in 2019.  They currently have 3 amazing fur babies, Cooper (Toy Aussie Shepherd), Chloe (Black Lab/German Shepherd mix), and their cat, Charlotte.  In her free time, Hanna loves renovating her home, going hiking/snowshoeing with her husband, traveling, attending sporting events, and spending time with friends and family.  Hanna has over 3 years of veterinary experience and is so thankful for the opportunity to grow and be a part of the Animal Oasis of the Rockies team.

Location

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Broomfield Office

Monday

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday

EVERY OTHER APPT ONLY 9-1pm

Sunday

Closed

Broomfield Office

Monday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
EVERY OTHER APPT ONLY 9-1pm
Sunday
Closed