Jen Weston, Owner/Manager
Jen earned her associate degree in veterinary technology from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. She has worked in the veterinary field since she was 14 and has known nothing else. Initially, she worked in emergency medicine but transitioned to general veterinary medicine in 2000. Jen has a young daughter named Olivia as well as two cats named Nania and Oliver. In her spare time, she works with Middle Eastern refugees with a group called No One Left Behind.
Katie Rodriguez, CVT/LVT
Katie joined our team in May 2016, pursuing her dream of helping animals and being a voice to those that have none. She graduated with a 4.0 GPA from Pima Medical Institute’s Veterinary Technician program, earning her certification as a veterinary assistant. Upon graduation, she became eligible to take VTNE’s in Washington to become licensed. She has had countless memorable experiences in the field, including emergency medicine cases. As one of our veterinary technicians, she loves working with such devoted pet parents and being able to develop relationships with them. Katie and her husband, Miquel, have a son named Peter and twin daughters named Quinn and Kaiya. She also has dogs, a cat, a mustang, and a mini horse. When she’s not at work, she spends time with her beautiful family and rides horses.
Ellen Groves, CVT
Ellen joined the Northfield Veterinary Hospital team in May 2016, pursuing her love of animals and science. She is currently a student at Metropolitan State University, where she is studying biology. Her experience in the veterinary field has allowed her to have many memorable experiences, including a trip to Africa to work with two veterinarians and wildlife. As one of our CVTs, Ellen loves working alongside a great staff in a friendly, easy-going atmosphere. She is the proud mom of a boy named Quentin. Her four-legged child is a chocolate Labrador named Dublin. When she’s not at work, she likes to hike and ski.
Shantel Munez, CVT
Shantel is a native of Colorado and just recently graduated from the Veterinary Technician program from the Community College of Denver. She has two fur-children who are a cat named Hazel and a Quarter horse named Luna. On her free time she likes to go riding, take long drives in the mountains and eat her favorite food, chili cheese fries! Shantel was originally going to go into large animal medicine but because she found a great job here at NVH she is happy to be starting out in small animal medicine. She admits animals are her whole life and she couldn’t be happier being a vet tech!
Peggy Schwoob, Veterinary Technician
Peggy joined our team in Jan of 2017 pursuing her love of animals and veterinary medicine. She has worked in the veterinary field since 2001, with many of those years in ER. She graduated with her Bachelors degree in Biology from Metropolitan State University in 2006. Shortly after graduating she completed a zookeeper internship at the Denver Zoo. Peggy enjoys working with the great staff at Northfield Vet Hospital, meeting our clients and providing excellent care to our beloved pets.
Happy mom to “Luna” a Siberian husky and two cats “Genghis Khan” and “Tyler.”
When not working, Peggy loves to spend time with her husband, fur babies, family, and friends and in the great outdoors!
Elizabeth Neat, Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant
Elizabeth joined our team in April 2016 and is excited to grow with the practice. She attended Pima Medical Institute, where she completed courses for veterinary assisting. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to work with various animal species; prior to working at Northfield, she lived in Tennessee for nine months, where she got to work with large animals. She chose to become a veterinary assistant/receptionist because of her compassion for animals and desire to help them. As a receptionist, she is the first person that pet owners see and the last one they see before they leave, so she makes it her personal goal to give them a warm “welcome to the family” feeling. “I think giving clients that kind of welcome and making them feel good about the practice is a wonderful thing,” she said. Elizabeth shares her home with a German shepherd named Rey, a corgi with a lift kit named Sydney, and four cats named Soki, Leia, Asagg (Miss Kitten), and Lulu. When she’s not at work, she likes to spend as much time as possible outdoors, getting away from the house. She loves spending time with her son and husband, going to the zoo, museums, and the mountains.
Georgia Roberts, Receptionist
Georgia joined our team in May of 2017. She has been a Veterinary Technician for 27 years, seven years in day practice and twenty years as an emergency technician. She has enjoyed many years in the veterinary field and recently had decided although she wanted a change, the vet field would always be her calling and became a Receptionist. Georgia enjoys helping clients as well as their pets.
Georgia lives with her husband Troy of 25 years, her dogs Charlie a Dane mix, Randy a Pit Bull mix, Sunshine a miniature poodle and Tanner a miniature poodle.
When not working, Georgia enjoys time with her family and fur babies. She also enjoys the great Colorado outdoors, but the Mexico beaches are always on her mind.
Akiko Tani, CVT
Akiko Tani joined the Northfield Veterinary Hospital team in October 2018. She is originally from Japan and was working as a veterinary assistant before moving to Colorado in 2010 to further her veterinary medicine education, serving as a head surgery technician for several years before joining our team. She loves and has spent most of her time in the surgery field. She volunteers for different spay/neuter clinics all over the world each year to help save those animals and owners who need help. At home Akiko has a Bernese Mountain Dog named Goma (which means ‘sesame seed’ in Japanese). In her free time she loves to go hiking, snowboarding, cooking, traveling to other states or countries, and driving in the mountains with her husband and Goma.
Emily Yocum, Receptionist
A lifelong animal lover, Emily Yocom earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Illinois in 2010 and has worked in the veterinary field since 2009. After working as an assistant client care supervisor for a large, 24-hour emergency/specialty animal hospital for several years, Emily is excited to join the close-knit team at Northfield Veterinary Hospital as a receptionist, ensuring pet owners in the Stapleton area receive exceptional service. Emily lives in the Cheesman Park area of Denver with her boyfriend, Michael, and their two shih tzus, Molly and Annie.