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Katie Hynes, Certified Veterinary Technician

Katie is a Denver native and enjoys hiking, camping, and snowboarding.  She enjoys most outdoor activities in her free time.  She has two dogs, a shepherd mix and a deaf boxer, and three cats, a maine coon, a munchkin, and a medium hair orange tabby that she has had since he was 5 days old!  She graduated from Bel-Rea in December 2015 & joined Stapleton Veterinary Hospital in January 2016.



 

 

Tiffany Hibbs, Certified Veterinary Technician

Tiffany is from Nashville, TN and graduated from Volunteer State Community College in 2014.  After working at small animal hospitals around the Nashville area, she relocated to Denver in the spring of 2016 for a new adventure.  She has two fur children, Graham and Ivy.  When not working, you can find her (or not find her) solo camping, hiking, and enjoying amateur astronomy.


 Alicia Patcyk, Certified Veterinary Technician

Alicia grew up in a small town in western Pennsylvania where, from a young age, she owned almost everything from a rabbit to a horse.  She graduated from Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh in early 2014 and got her certification shortly after.  She has worked in different types of clinics ever since, though she has always enjoyed the fast pace of a hospital the most.  Alicia relocated to Colorado in late December of 2016 after visiting for the past year and joined the Stapleton Veterinary Hospital team in early February of 2017.  Outside of work she enjoys hiking with her 14 year old border collie mix named Nikki and exploring all the fun adventures of her new state.  

 


 Elena Ernst, Certified Veterinary Technician
 

Elena is originally from western New York.  She graduated from Medaille College in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology.  She has two biped children, that are now teenagers. In the picture from left to right is Rena, Jackie Chan, Spook E., Clark D. (Danger Kitty) and Fergus (aka Fergalicious).  Elena is active with the Boy Scouts of America and Venture Scouts with Kids.  She has been married to Tom for 22 years.  She enjoys anything to do with the outdoors!  Her hobbies are painting, reading, gardening, finding free time, traveling, & spending time with her family.    


 Branden Lafferty, Certified Veterinary Technician

Branden grew up in Berwyn, a suburb of Chicago.  When he moved to Denver in 2010 to attend Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology, the incredible Rocky Mountains slowly replaced his beloved skyline.  Hiking and fishing became weekly occurrances, and his over all love for the outdoors has kept him in Colorado for the past 7 years.  Although he misses his family back home, his family with his girlfriend of 5 years Casey, has grown to include a Black Lab named Penny, a Springer Spaniel named Max, 2 Mississippi Map turtles named Lewis & Clark, and a King snake named Lady Galadriel.  Brandon joined Stapleton Veterinary Hospital in the winter of 2017.