REED HANKS, DVM, OWNER
Dr. Reed Hanks was raised on a ranch in Deer Trail, CO. He graduated from Deer Trail High School and enrolled at Colorado State University. Dr. Hanks attained a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences in 1988 and earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. Dr. Hanks joined the Strasburg Veterinary Clinic in 1992. After practicing on the corridor for 23 years, Dr. Hanks and his wife, Tonya, purchased the practice in July of 2015. Dr. Hanks manages the clinic and continues to practice full time. Reed has been around animals his entire life and enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine. Dr. Hanks is very experienced with cattle, horses, dogs, and cats. He enjoys surgery and the diversity that comes with working in a rural setting. Reed and Tonya have two grown children, Roice and Kaitlyn. Both are college students and help out at the clinic and on the ranch when they are home. In his spare time, Reed enjoys spending time at his ranch, hanging out with his 2 dogs, and watching sports. He has always enjoyed woodworking, welding, and loves to build things.
JODIE VETTER, DVM
Dr. Jodie Vetter is a 2002 graduate of Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Jodie has worked as a veterinarian on the eastern I-70 corridor since 2004. She began working for Strasburg Veterinary Clinic in 2007. Dr. Vetter lives in Bennett with her husband Greg, son David and daughter Anna. She and her family spend much of their spare time devoted to the 4-H and livestock show lifestyle they love! They also enjoy spending quality time at home with their many animals including horses, dogs, and cats.
ANNA COVELLI, DVM
Dr. Anna Covelli grew up in the mountains of Steamboat Springs, CO. Her interest in veterinary medicine sparked at a young age and she spent her spare time helping in veterinary clinics and competing in barrel racing throughout high school and college. Anna completed her undergraduate degree in Zoology while traveling with the CSU Rodeo Team and working as a veterinary technician. She was accepted to CSU’s veterinary school and graduated with her doctorate in May 2019. During her clinical rotations Dr. Anna completed an externship at Strasburg Veterinary Clinic and fell in love with the practice; she joined the team in June 2019. Anna enjoys working with all animals but has a particular interest in all things Equine. In her spare time Anna enjoys snowboarding, horseback riding, traveling and seeing live music.
SHIREEN ZOLGHADRI, DVM
Dr. Shireen Zolghadri, “Dr. Z”, was born and raised in Alpharetta, Georgia. She grew up barrel racing and riding horses at her grandparents’ farm. She attended the University of Georgia and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences. While there she worked at mixed animal clinic and cheered the Dawgs on at as many football games as possible.
For veterinary school, she moved with her horse Sammy to Fort Collins, Colorado to pursue her passion at Colorado State University. Throughout her four years she was actively involved in many clubs including Treasurer of the Student Chapter of AAEP (SCAAEP) and Marketing Director of the Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA).
Last year, she spent the year working at an equine exclusive referral practice, Piedmont Equine Practice in northern Virginia. She got extensive training at a practice that specialized in sport’s medicine, emergency/critical care, surgery, and general wellness. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and doing outdoor activities including: horseback riding, hiking, running, and snowboarding.
ALISON BUSH, DVM
Dr. Ali Bush grew up in Connecticut, where her passion for animals and veterinary medicine developed at a young age while volunteering at the local animal hospital. She received her Bachelors of Science degrees in Pathobiology and Animal Science from the University of Connecticut, and is a recent veterinary graduate from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She enjoys working with all livestock and horses, as well as dogs and cats. Dr. Ali is Beef Quality Assurance certified, and received additional education in alpaca and llama medicine from the North American Camelid Studies Program. In addition, Dr. Ali is passionate about international veterinary medicine, and has worked in South Africa, Italy, Peru, and Mexico exploring the field. When she’s not at work, Dr. Ali spends her time with her boyfriend and their two rescue dogs, Trixie and Corazón. She enjoys fishing, snowboarding, and traveling.
ARIN ALLBRITTEN, DVM
Dr. Arin Allbritten joined our team in June of 2021. Arin grew up in Mobile, Alabama. Dr. Allbritten received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Alabama. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University. Dr. Allbritten is interested in all species and will see large or small animals including exotics. Arin enjoys watching college football (roll tide), live music, and hanging out with her two pets, Penny and Quarter. She is excited to experience the mountains and snow for the first time.
CASEY STANLEY, DVM
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Dr. Casey was raised in Austin Texas and came to Colorado after graduating from Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine. She has spent some time in Spain learning Spanish and working with horses and cattle at the teaching hospital in Madrid. She grew up around animals and is happy to have found a career where she can continue her passion. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog Smalls. They enjoy hiking, camping, skiing, and exploring everything Colorado has to offer.
W. PRESTON STUBBS, DVM, DACVS
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Dr. W. Preston Stubbs is a veterinary surgeon, board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, and a partner of Strasburg Veterinary Clinic. A graduate of George Mason University (B.S. in biological sciences) and Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.), Dr. Stubbs has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 20 years and has been practicing in the Denver metro area since 2000.
Dr. Stubbs is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He has held positions in academic and large private referral practice settings. Dr. Stubbs started Mile High Veterinary Surgical Specialists, a mobile surgical service, in late 2012. He has published numerous articles in refereed journals and has authored several book chapters. Dr. Stubbs has presented many scientific lectures and continuing education presentations both nationally and abroad. He was also featured in the Animal Planet network’s Emergency Vets and ER Vets: Interns television programs. An avid musician/luthier, fly fisherman, and wine enthusiast, he and his wife Laura have 5 children and enjoy life in Denver, Colorado
RENE KAGEN, CVT
Rene graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 1996 and has been with Strasburg Veterinary Clinic since 2003. Rene has a very special ability to care for neonatal patients and dog behavior. She loves her job with Strasburg Vet Clinic and feels fortunate to work with people that are more than just co-workers, they are her second family. Her many years of experience are invaluable. Rene is a mom and a grandma. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and her many animals.
BETH WEISENSEE, CVT
Beth completed her Veterinary Technician training at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington in 2008 followed by an internship, then employment with Strasburg Veterinary Clinic in 2009. She is a Colorado native and grew up on a farm and ranch near Deer Trail. She loves working in this rural community and appreciates the variety that comes with working in a mixed animal practice. When not working, she enjoys nature photography. Beth likes to travel and go hiking as well as spend time with her family, especially her three nieces. She appreciates working with all species of animals, but livestock is her favorite! Beth enjoys her own small herd of cows as well as helping her family raise wheat, cattle, and sheep.
SYDNEY PISTRUI, CVT
Sydney has been with Strasburg Veterinary Clinic since May of 2015. She was born and raised in Maryland and moved to Colorado in 2011. She is a graduate of Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. Sydney enjoys riding horses and spending time with her 4-legged children (Spirit, Skye, Sage, Stretch and Squirt) and her husband Steve.
HALEY HOLLOWAY, CVT
Haley is a Colorado Native from Bennett. Having grown up around animals both large and small, she has always had a love and passion for helping them. Her love of animals eventually led her to pursue a career as a Veterinary Technician. Haley graduated from Bel-Rae Institute with her Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in December 2019. After completing her internship at Strasburg Veterinary Clinic, she joined our team that November. In her free time, Haley enjoys being in the outdoors, horseback riding, watching sports and spending time with family, friends, and her pets.
KRYSTINA SHACKELFORD, CVT
Krystina moved from California to Colorado with her family in 2011. She graduated from Bel-Rea Institute and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2013 and a Certified Canine Massage Therapist in 2019.
She lives with her husband, two sons, two dogs, and two cats here in Strasburg.
In her downtime, she enjoys camping, fishing, shooting, and BBQing with her friends and family.
JORDAN McCLURE, CVT
Jordan is a Colorado native from Keenesburg. In 2021, she graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. Shortly after interning at Strasburg Veterinary Clinic, she joined our team in April. Jordan has always been compassionate about helping animals and knew from a very young age she wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. In her free time, she loves to go on hikes with her two dogs, paddle boarding, working out and hanging out with family and friends.
EMILY MARSELLA, CVT
Born and raised in Colorado, Emily graduated from Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 2021. Shortly after her internship, she joined our team working as a CVT. She has a passion for both small and large animals, and loves spending time with her two German Shepherds, Diesel and Eva. Emily enjoys traveling the world, cooking Italian food and reading good books.
BAILEY GEIST, CVT
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KATIE PATRICK, CVA
Katie is a Colorado native who grew up in Pine, CO in a rural mountain setting. She spent most of her time exploring the mountainside with her siblings and their four-legged friends. In 2019, she decided to pursue a career where she could work with animals daily. In 2020, Katie completed her internship at Strasburg Veterinary Clinic and graduated from Pima Medical Institute as a Certified Veterinary Assistant. Katie is currently continuing her education to become a CVT. In her spare time, Katie enjoys hiking and camping with her husband and their three dogs.
Victoria Rushing, Assistant
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Our Office Staff
Tracy is a Colorado native. She joined Strasburg Veterinary Clinic in 2006. Tracy has a contagious smile and makes everyone feel comfortable when they arrive at our clinic. She enjoys spending time with her family & friends, caring for her animals, and collecting antiques.
Mackenzie joined Strasburg Veterinary Clinic as a receptionist in August of 2014. Born in Rota, Spain, Mackenzie moved to Bennett in 2000. She is a 2014 Bennett High School graduate and completed her Associates Degree through Morgan Community College in May of 2015. When not at work, Mackenzie loves to do anything that will get her outside-camping, riding horses, or riding four-wheelers. She also enjoys going to the movies with family and friends.
Niki has been with the Strasburg Veterinary Clinic since she began as a volunteer technician while in high school. A native of Byers, Niki grew up helping her grandparents and parents raise greyhounds at Brumage Kennels. After graduating from Byers High School, Niki took a brief leave of absence to earn her Associates of Applied Science and start a family. Niki returned to work at the clinic as a receptionist in September of 2014. A very busy mom of three, Niki also takes care of 4 dogs, a herd of goats, and a few cows.
Brenda joined the Strasburg Veterinary team in 2018. She has worked as a technician and receptionist since she was a teenager. She loves being outside walking her dogs, working in the garden or going on adventures with her three grandkids.
Tanesha is a Colorado native. Tanesha grew up with a host of animals creating in her a sense of joy and responsibility. Her love for nature and animals has continued to grow and that brought her to our team in August of 2020. She brings with her years of experience in office management. You may see her assisting clients up front or in the back assisting with animals. Tanesha’s hobbies are hiking, traveling, interior design, and health & nutrition.