Dr. Erin Casey, a Colorado native, graduated with a BS in Environmental Health from Colorado State University. She then received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2008. Additionally, Dr. Casey received a certification in veterinary acupuncture and a minor in business. After graduation she was accepted into New York City Veterinary Specialists' internship program in Manhattan, for advanced training in small animal specialty and emergency medicine. Her personal interests include skiing/snowboarding, hiking, photography, and traveling. Dr. Casey and her husband, David, have a beautiful daughter, Charley, and a playful son, Matthew. They live with their terrier mix named Tater Tot, their Italian mastiff named Deli, and their orange cat named Cheese.
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 the office manager, ensuring pet owners in the Stapleton area receive exceptional service. Emily lives in the Cheesman Park area of Denver with her two shih tzus, Molly and Lulu.
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.
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.
Elizabeth joined the Northfield team in April of 2016 and has grown with the clinic since the start. Attended Pima Medical institute, where she completed courses for veterinary assisting. She had the chance to work at various animal clinics including 9 months in Tennessee at a large animal hospital. She is very grateful for the opportunity to work in this field, and feels it’s rewarding at the end of the day working with animals and a great crew. She has a son named Jaxson and 4 fur babies, a German Shepard named Rey, a mix bread named Sydney, and two cats named Lulu Poe Daniels and Princess Leila.
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!
Dr. Henry Lai is originally from San Jose, CA. He graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California – Irvine and then went on to obtain his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. To obtain further training, Henry completed a rotating internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Denver, CO which included internal medicine, surgery, emergency/critical care, radiology, cardiology, oncology, and anesthesia. Henry is also a member of American Veterinary Medical Association and the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association.
Shelly’s journey to becoming a veterinarian was a unique one in that it actually started with political science. After earning her BA in political science from Grinnell College, she enrolled in the University of Wisconsin’s PhD program in Soviet and Eastern European politics. However, with her love and passion for pets, she quickly realized that she needed to shift gears. Shortly thereafter, she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin, where she received the Easterday, B.C. award for top veterinary students.
I was asked to write a biography about myself. I really dread this task, and my first draft was super stiff and boring. And I'm anything but. So here I got onto my second attempt.
I grew up in the small town of Newport News, Virginia. I've wanted to work with animals my entire life. In January of 2000, O approached my neighborhood veterinarian and I asked if I could volunteer. I haven't looked back yet. I love all animals, but I have a special place in my heart for cats, and anything neonatal/pediatric. I have a passion for rescue and wildlife, and I've been known to pluck a family of raccoons out of a window well, and nurse baby squirrels and birds back to health. I also love Emergency Medicine and Dentistry.
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