Mesa Veterinary Hospital

Meet the Team at Mesa Veterinary Hospital

It takes a dedicated team of doctors, assistants, technicians, office staff, and specialists to ensure that your pet receives the very best care. We are united in our commitment to excellence and to developing meaningful, long-term relationships with our clients and their pets. On behalf of our entire team, we look forward to meeting you. Please utilize the following pages to get to know our doctors and support staff.

Dr. Stefan Rachwal

Stefan Rachwal

DVM

Veterinarian and Partner

Dr. Stefan Rachwal grew up in Lakewood and came to us as a student at Wheat Ridge High School as ...

Dr. Steve Batch Veterinarian

Steve Batch

DVM

Veterinarian and Partner

Dr. Batch is originally from Helena, Montana, and grew up in the Golden area. He joined Mesa Veterinary Hospital in ...

Dr. Christine Horst Veterinarian

Christine Horst

DVM

Veterinarian and Partner

Dr. Horst is from Golden, Colorado and is a mom to two awesome boys. She tries to mountain bike as ...

Kitren Nickerson

DVM

Veterinarian and Partner

Originally from Colorado Springs, Dr. Nickerson joined the Mesa team in 2006.  She is a practicing veterinarian and partner in ...

Julia Katzenbach

DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Katzenbach hails from a northwest suburb of Chicago and attended the University of Illinois for both her undergraduate and ...

Alison McNeilly

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. McNeilly grew up in Western NY. After graduating with her undergraduate degree in 2003, she packed up and moved ...

Sarah Levine

DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Levine grew up in Massachusetts and attended Colby College in Maine for her undergraduate degree. She then moved to ...

Marie Walker

DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Walker grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She left this beautiful state to attend St. Olaf College in Northfield, ...

Kelsey

Hospital Manager

Kelsey grew up in Tupper Lake, NY and has been with Mesa since 2014. She has a bachelor’s degree in ...

Tanya

Administrative Assistant

Tanya is originally from Appleton, WI. She graduated from CU Denver and Bel-Rea Institute, and then started as a Certified ...

Allie

Client Service Representative, Animal Care Attendant

Ally

Veterinary Assistant

Ally is a local from Arvada and works in the exam rooms as one of our assistants. Ally attended PIMA ...

Amber

Technician Assistant, Animal Care Attendant

Amber grew up around animals and has a huge love for every breed! She currently shares her home with two ...

Annmarie

Animal Care Attendant Supervisor

Annmarie is from Thornton, CO and holds an associate's degree in Art. She has been with our practice since April ...

Ashley M.

Client Service Representative, Veterinary Assistant

You will see Ashley at the front desk and in the exam rooms! She joined our practice in 2018 and ...

Ashley S.

Certified Veterinary Technician

Ashley has been a well-known member of the team since November 2012. She received her AAS as a veterinary technician ...

Cheryl

Certified Veterinary Technician

Cheryl is from Lakewood, CO and received her Associate of Applied Sciences in animal technology at Bel-Rea Institute. She has ...

Ciara Our Animal Care Attendant

Ciara

Animal Care Attendant

Ciara is the mom of three wonderful kiddos and she was born with a huge passion for animals! Joining the ...

Chrysann Our Support Staff

Chrysann

Support Staff

Chrysann has been with the practice since 1977! In her spare time, she loves gardening and baking.

Danielle

Technician Assistant, Animal Care Attendant

Danielle is currently enrolled at San Juan College and is pleased with the opportunity to work with all the animals ...

Denise Our Veterinary Assistant

Denise

Veterinary Assistant

Denise is a veterinary assistant at Mesa Veterinary Hospital. She received her Bachelor’s in Chemistry and her Master’s in Geology. ...

Elise Our Animal Care Attendant

Elise

Technician Assistant, Animal Care Attendant

Elise joined the team a year and a half ago and shares a loving bond with her three dogs at ...

Elizabeth Certified Veterinary Technician

Elizabeth

Certified Veterinary Technician

Elizabeth joins us from Darlington, WI, where she graduated with a BA in finance from the University of Wisconsin. In ...

Faith Our Veterinary Assistant

Faith

Veterinary Assistant

Faith is locally from Littleton, CO and works closely with our doctors as a veterinary assistant. She attended PIMA Medical ...

Fin Our Animal Care Attendant

Fin

Technician Assistant, Animal Care Attendant

Finn lives in Kitteredge, CO with his animal crew that includes two dogs and two cats! Finn enjoys hiking and ...

Hillary Our Veterinary Assistant Supervisor

Hillary

Veterinary Assistant Supervisor

Hillary is from Syracuse, NY. She is a graduate of Onondaga Community College and has been with the practice for ...

Ivy Animal Care Attendant

Ivy

Technician Assistant, Animal Care Attendant

Ivy is from Brandon, FL and has been with the practice for three years. She loves getting to know all ...

Jerry Our Building Maintenance

Jerry

Building Maintenance

Jerry is from Battle Creek, MI and has been with Mesa Veterinary Hospital since July 2017. He loves seeing animals. ...

Kelly Animal Care Attendant

Kelly

Animal Care Attendant

Kelly, born and raised in Denver, joined the Mesa team in October 2017 and takes delight in bringing comfort and ...

Kristen Our Veterinary Technician

Kristen

Certified Veterinary Technician

Kristen is from Onalaska, WI and has an Associate of Applied Medicine in veterinary technology. She loves being busy and ...

Lateisha Our Animal Care Attendant

Lateisha

Technician Assistant, Animal Care Attendant

Lateisha is a native of Denver and has been with the practice since November 2014. 

“I love seeing all the cute ...

Lynn Our Veterinary Assistant

Lynn

Veterinary Assistant

Lynn was born in Tupelo, MS and raised in Skokie, IL before moving to Colorado. She has enjoyed hiking up ...

Mariah Animal Care Attendant

Mariah

Technician Assistant, Animal Care Attendant

In her free time, Mariah enjoys bike riding, reading, writing,and spending time with her dog, Charlie. She loves caring for ...

Megan Our Animal Care Attendant

Meagan

Veterinary Assistant, Client Service Representative

Meagan was born and raised in Michigan and joined our practice in 2018. She enjoys trying any type of new ...

Paulina Veterinary Assistant

Paulina

Veterinary Assistant, Client Service Representative

Paulina was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and raised in Broomfield, CO. She attended the PIMA Medical Institute and Metropolitan State ...

Sam Certified Veterinary Technician

Sam

Certified Veterinary Technican

Sam is from Kapolei, Hawaii and graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2016 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical ...

Shania Animal Care Attendant

Shania H.

Animal Care Attendant

Shania is from Arvada, CO and has been with the practice for over two years, where she appreciates the opportunity ...

Suzzy Our Client Service Representative

Suzzy

Client Service Representative

Suzzy was born and raised in beautiful Colorado and loves interacting with people and their pets. She especially likes to ...

Taylor Our Client Service Representative

Taylor

Client Service Representative

Taylor is from Southbury, CT and has been with Mesa since 2015. She loves the clients and forming special bonds with ...

Wendy Our Certified Veterinary Technician

Wendy

Certified Veterinary Technician

Wendy is from Louisville, CO and earned her Associate of Applied Sciences in animal technology at Bel-Rea Institute and has ...

Yesica Our Certified Veterinary Technician

Yesica

Certified Veterinary Technician

Yesica received her Associate of Applied Science in veterinary technology and has been with the practice since 2015. She enjoys ...

Sandra

Client Service Representative

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