Dr. Ted Mika
Dr. Mika graduated from the Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he practiced in Watertown, South Dakota at Lake Area Veterinary clinic: a mixed animal practice reminiscent of the classic James Herriot books. In 1993, he and his family moved to Greeley where Dr. Mika joined Mackey Veterinary Service. He spent 10 years traveling the country side of Weld County visiting the many livestock operations Drs. Don and Larry Mackey had taken care of for decades. Through their mentorship, he grew to appreciate the art of veterinary practice and the people of Weld County.
In 2000, Dr. Mika joined a group of veterinarians to form the first of three veterinary emergency hospitals in the Northern Colorado area. In 2001, he helped to open the first veterinary emergency hospital in the Greeley area: PETS Emergency Hospital. That same year he left Mackey and Mika Veterinary Service to become a full-time Emergency Veterinarian. In 2003, he helped open Fort Collins Veterinary Emergency Hospital (currently named Fort Collins Veterinary Emergency and Rehabilitation Hospital) opened. Dr. Mika now splits his time working emergency shifts and co-managing both hospitals. In his spare time Dr. Mika enjoys remodeling homes, wood working, hunting and fishing. He and his wife and two boys along with his ‘’girls”, Italian Spinone’s Annie Mae and Ornella (Nellie), live in Eaton. He also keeps bees and chickens and enjoys gardening on his small acreage. In addition to Annie and Nellie, the Mika’s have an old dog named Skip who is his wife’s constant companion and shadow.
Dr. Jon Geller
Dr. Jon Geller has been an emergency veterinarian since 2002. He graduated from Colorado State University with his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1995. He is certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, (DABVP) and takes a special interest in practice management in veterinary hospitals. Dr. Geller works full time at our sister hospital in Fort Collins, the Fort Collins Veterinary Emergency and Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Geller has receieved specialized training in Laparoscopy. He is a consultant for Dogchannel.com.
Dr. Joe Sharrock
Dr. Sharrock graduated from Colorado State University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, Joe graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1997 and served almost 8 years on active duty in the Army prior to transitioning to veterinary medicine in 2005. Joe has a lovely wife, Shannon, and daughters, Devin and Finley. Joe is very active within and is the immediate past-President of the Weld County Veterinary Medicine Association (WCVMA) and is the Medical Director at Pets Emergency Hospital. In his private time, Joe is the General Manager for the Colorado State University Men’s Ice Hockey and spends his time having fun around Colorado with his family. Joe’s animal family includes a Golden Retriever mix pooch (Isabel), and three rescue cats (Lucy, Hester, and Daisy). He is certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture and is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP). Dr. Sharrock has also received specialized training in Endoscopy. Proud member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS), and the International Veterinary Academy for Pain Management (IVAPM).
Dr. Ryan Brock
Dr. Brock joined the Pets Emergency Hospital team in February 2016. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M in 2007. After undergrad, he completed the first portion of his veterinary training at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. From there, Dr. Brock completed his clinical year at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Fort Collins, CO at the end of 2015. Dr. Brock’s professional interests include wound repair and management, surgery, and anesthesia.Dr. Brock has one crazy cat named Franklin who is always getting himself in trouble.
Dr. Gina Parsons
Dr. Parsons grew up in Colorado and recieved both her undergraduate degree and veterinary degree from Colorado State University. After graduation, she started her veterinary career in a mixed animal practice in Southern Colorado where she cared for all sizes and varieties of critters. She relocated back to the Northern Colorado area where she and her husband were married and where she decided to make the transition to small animal emergency medicine. Dr. Parsons is certified in veterinary medical acupuncture and enjoys the variety of emergency medicine and the opportunity to work in such a dynamic field. When not working, she can be found enjoying the sun in the amazing Colorado outdoors, baking, occasionally horseback riding and spending time with her family.
Dr. Emily Reith
Dr. Reith has lived in New York, Arizona, California, and Maine before settling in Colorado in 2000, where she hopes to stay forever! She has undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Physics from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, a Masters of Science in Chemistry from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a DVM degree from Colorado State University. Before making the transition to veterinary medicine, she was a high school chemistry teacher. Emily loves the unpredictable nature of emergency medicine and the problem solving that goes along with it. When not at the clinic she keeps busy trying to keep up with her 2 energetic Labradors (Gelly and Ellis), hiking, geocaching, sewing, and raising guide dog puppies. She has backpacked over 3000 miles completing a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail and the southern portion of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and hopes to return to complete the PCT someday.
Dr. Chrissy Geserick
Chrissy has been in the arena of emergency medicine for years in various roles: she worked at PEH’s sister hospital (Ft. Collins Veterinary Emergency and Rehabilitation Hospital) as a receptionist, technician, ER doctor intern (after graduating from CSU’s veterinary school) and has been keeping busy practicing ER medicine in the front range. In her spare time, she enjoys everything Colorado has to offer and is a founding member and drummer for a local band “Chrispy Watkins and the Crack Willows.”
Dr. Heidi Schmechel
Dr. Schmechel completed her undergraduate degree in Psychological & Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Colorado State University. Heidi has been a small animal technician since 2006 and joined Pets Emergency Hospital in that role in 2014 while finishing up veterinary school and has happily made the transition to doctor. Her professional interests include internal medicine and toxicities. In her free time she enjoys reading, baking, knitting and spending time with her husband, dogs and cat.
Staci Thorne, CVT
Born and raised in Loveland, Staci started her career in Veterinary Medicine in 2002 at a small, general practice. Since then, she has gained experience in everything from urgent care and wildlife, to medical consultation and veterinary business management. She became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2011 with a background education in Business; she hopes to eventually become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager and Consultant. Staci moved to a small farm in Greeley a few years ago and keep very busy with cats, dogs, goats, pot-bellied pigs, horses and even a pet cow! In her spare time, you’ll either find her catching up on anything Sci-Fi and Comic book related, or spending the summer boating and off-roading. She is very proud to be a member of the PEH team and is excited to continue her career at such a wonderful practice! “We have done the impossible and that’s what makes us mighty” – Cpt. Malcolm Reynolds, Serenity
Audrey Bray, BS, RVT, VTS-ECC
Audrey has been a veterinary technician since 1998, and has been working emergency and critical care since 1999. She grew up in southern California and graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in 1998 with a bachelor’s of science in animal sciences. She has been an active member of the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians since 2003, lecturing in San Antonio, TX, and our own Ft. Collins, CO. She enjoys camping, making sushi with her husband Ken, and watching anime or reading with her kitties.
Melissa has been a technician since 1993 and has been with the Pets Emergency Hospital team since 2002. She loves the technical aspect of her job such as placing catheters and drawing blood. Melissa is one of our most experienced emergency technicians and we are glad to have her as a part of our team. Outside of work, Melissa enjoys spending time with her two children. As a family, they enjoy boating sports such as wake-boarding as well as camping and just plain hanging out.
Danny Bundrock, CVT, VTS-ECC
Danny is one of our part-time technicians and works full-time at our sister hospital, Fort Collins Veterinary Emergency and Rehabilitation in Fort Collins, CO. He has been a technician since 2003 and has worked in emergency medicine since 2005. Danny is a proud husband and father of three boys and is an avid distance runner (he recently completed the 2014 Leadville Trail 100 Mile Run).
Kelsie Rebeor, CVT
Kelsie moved to Colorado from Columbia, Tennessee to attend Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver. She completed her internship in emergency and critical care here at Pets Emergency Hospital and then joined our staff in September of 2012. She was captain of her competitive Columbia High School Color Guard and is proud owner of a naked (hairless) cat named Totoro (motivated to find him by Dr. Ortega).
Bailey Reiber, CVT
Bailey joined the PEH staff in 2013 after graduating from Bel-Rea and completing an emergency-focused internship at PEH. Bailey is an outdoor enthusiast and spends most of her spare time camping, hiking, at the lake with her family, and riding her family’s seven horses. She has a Pitbull, Oakley, and an American Bulldog, Roxy.
Darby Roth, CVT
Darby is a home-grown Greeley native and has worked in a couple area day practices prior to starting a Veterinary Technician Training program in Colby, KS and then joining the PEH crew. She has a special affinity for cats (she has five) and all are named after characters on Grey’s Anatomy.
Felicia Hansen, CVT
Felicia grew up in a small town in Maine, but moved to Denver to pursue a career in the veterinary field. The mountains in the front range continue to call her and its her goal to hike all the fourteeners in Colorado.
Kyrie has lived in Colorado for three years after moving here from San Diego where she had spent most of her life. She has been a technician for five years with special interests in animal dermatology and veterinary administration. In her spare time she can be found torturing her beloved bulldog, Molly, by dragging her for a walk or enjoying all the wonderful tourist attractions Colorado has to offer.
Went to CSU graduated with a degree in Zoology. Grew up on a small family farm in Platteville, CO raising cattle and participating in 4-H. I have a 1 year old terror of a beagle pup named Hank at home along with a hoard of farm animals including horses, ducks, geese, and of course cows. Been in the veterinary field for over a year now and loving every minute.
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Desirae Gonzalez, CVA I
Desirae joined the Pets Emergency Hospital team in 2012 and is a Certified Veterinary Assistant. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their two kids, Emmy and Owen. She is very excited about working in veterinary medicine and is always excited to learn new things. Desirae recently fostered a very sick puppy and then after nursing the puppy back to health her family decided to adopt a new puppy, Torque.
Jenifer is a Colorado native originally from Commerce City; she moved to Greeley in 2010. She has three wonderful children, Mariah, Mickey III, and Mickaylah and husband, David. Jenifer has two cats at home, Mr. Fluffy Pants and Kate. She enjoys family time, cooking, motorcycle riding, and being a Mom. She is also on the Board of Directors for an up-and-coming substance abuse treatment facility with transitional housing for Northern Colorado.
Nicole is a student at Colorado State University and previous volunteer at PEH for the past year. She enjoys knitting, cooking, reading cook books, and motor cross.
Carmen was born in the Netherlands but raised in Hawaii. She would like to become a veterinarian one day. She enjoys paddle boarding and can swim for hours. She has 2 cats, 2 lizards, a puppy, and hopefully more one day – they allow her to keep her sanity with all her work and school requirements.