Dr. Erika Olson - DVM
Dr. Erika Olson received her DVM from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 and is a certified veterinary acupuncturist. Prior to vet school, she received a Master of Science from CSU and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University. Before joining Wadsworth Animal Hospital in 2010, Dr. Olson practiced small animal medicine in Seattle, Washington and in southeast Denver.
Dr. Olson and her family share their home in Morrison with their dogs, Moose, Molly, and Scout, their cat, Cheddar, and a smattering of fish and reptiles. When she isn’t chasing her small children, she enjoys everything about the kitchen (cooking and eating), reading, and running.
Dr. Heather Moffett - DVM
Dr. Heather Moffett was raised on a farm in Marion, Ohio, and fell in love with both science and animals at an early age. She attended Mount Vernon Nazarene University, where she graduated with her Bachelors of Science in 2000. Heather then received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 2004. She practiced large and small animal medicine in Utah for 4 years before moving to Denver, Colorado, and limiting her practice to dogs and cats.
Dr. Moffett lives in Thornton with her husband, Mark, two young sons and a daughter, and Shih Tzu, Sadie. She loves hiking, travelling, and getting to work part time so she can still be a big part of her children's first few years of life.
Dr. Allison Coates- DVM
Dr. Allison Coates received her DVM and MPH from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. Prior to vet school, she received a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University. Dr. Coates enjoys using her Masters in Public Health to focus on One Health and how our pet's health and happiness affect our own.
Dr. Coates lives in Denver with her cat, Pangur, her puppy, Pluto, and her three chickens, Maisey, Ethel, and Doris. She loves hiking, skiing, and yoga.
Allyson - Practice Manager
Allyson, our practice manager, has been with Wadsworth Animal Hospital and Pets Vet of Lakewood since 2000. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Colorado in 2006.
She shares her home with her Great Danes, Benny and Joon. In her spare time, Allyson loves hockey, hiking, and walking her dogs.
Amber - Technician
Amber is a Colorado native and has worked in the veterinary field since she was sixteen years old. She graduated in Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology in May 2011 from Colorado State University. She has a German Shepherd named Axel, and enjoys anything outdoors including camping, fishing, and hiking.
Monica - Technician
Monica has been with Wadsworth Animal Hospital since 2017. She is a Colorado native who has always had a knack for caring for animals. She has a certificate in veterinary assisting from the Community College of Denver, and has worked in the veterinary field since 2015. In her spare time, Monica enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her pets. Monica has two dogs, Bear and Evie, and a cat named Luna.
Taylor - Technician
Taylor grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado and moved to Lakewood to start her college courses. She began with Wadsworth Animal Hospital in 2019 and has been learning the ropes of veterinary medicine. She was raised around horses, which sparked her love of equine medicine. Taylor hopes to venture to Fort Collins to attend CSU and dreams of being an equine doctor. When she can, she enjoys traveling back to Grand Junction to spend time with her two younger siblings and family.
Brandy - Technician
Brandy is a licensed technician who graduated from the Community College of Denver in 2019 and began at Wadsworth Animal Hospital in March of 2020. She is a Colorado native and lives with her two daughters, Audreyana and Gemma, two dogs, Sassy and Murphy, and one cat, Rocko. Professionally, Brandy has a particular interest in surgery and anesthesia. In her free time, she enjoys time with her kids playing video games, spending time outdoors, and cooking.
Lexi - Technician
Lexi is a Colorado native and has been working with animals her whole life- dog sitting for neighbors, multiple animal related jobs, and has recently become a veterinary technician. Animal care has always been her passion and she has always had a dog or cat growing up. Her love for animals is obvious in the love she shows them and their owners. She enjoys spending time with her dog, Bandit, a mix breed. No matter what they have planned, he is always by her side.
Jasmine - Technician
Jasmine is originally from DC, but has lived all over the country. She graduated from Sanford Brown Institute in Pittsburgh, PA in 2011 with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. She particularly enjoys working with her feline patients and learning about cardiology. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son, two dogs, and three cats.
Jennifer - Technician
Jennifer has been a veterinary technician for 21 years and joined our team in 2020. She loves caring for and loving on her patients, and seeing the wide variety of pets. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, being outdoors, and spending time with her family-- which includes 2 dogs, 3 cats, and many small critters.
Tatum - Technician Assistant
Tatum graduated from Columbine High School in 2020 and joined Wadsworth Animal Hospital shortly after. She sought a job in the veterinary field because of her love of animals and is now training to be a technician. She loves learning about all the aspects of veterinary medicine and how to care for cats and dogs. When she is not busy helping out our technicians, she can be found in Keystone snowboarding or hanging out with her 2 dogs, Dublin and Wilson, and her cat, Catniss.
Jessalynn - Receptionist
Jessalynn joined our team in January 2020 after 5 years in the pet boarding and daycare business. She has always loved animals and thought about becoming a vet as a young child. She loves seeing our sick pets getting better and seeing a turn around in their health, as well as all the cute puppies! She is a licensed esthetician and works part-time following her passion of skincare, makeup, and permanent cosmetics. She has one beautiful dog, Gypsy Rose, who is a Cane Corso.
Chris - Receptionist
Chris has been in the veterinary medicine industry for over 15 years. His life in Colorado began in 1999 when he was here for vacation with his father and decided to stay! He found a job as a receptionist at a friend's clinic and never looked back. He loves the energy of a fast-paced clinic, building friendships with his clients and coworkers, and seeing all the fur beasts. Chris and his wife have three cats-- Chimney, Oliver, and Stinky-- and he spends his day's off building his love for vintage motorcycles, historic steam engines, and spending time in the mountains.