Proudly AAHA Accredited
This accreditation is voluntary and we chose to undergo this process to demonstrate our commitment to the highest standards of veterinary care for our patients and clients. AAHA standards are recognized around the world as the benchmark for quality care in veterinary medicine.
Dr. Megan Brandt
Dr. Renee Nankervis
Renee rejoined our team in November 2018. She is originally from California. She did her undergraduate degree and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University. She enjoys spending time with animals and the challenge of science/medicine. In her spare time, Renee enjoys equestrian sports, quilting, and photography.
Dr. Emily Thetford-Smith
Emily is a Colorado native, born and raised in Boulder County. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Bard College in the Hudson Valley, New York. After college, Dr. Thetford spent 4 years living and working in Paris, France, before she was called back to her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian.
Dr. Thetford earned her veterinary degree from the University of Edinburgh in beautiful Scotland and has been practicing as a small animal veterinarian since 2014. She worked in Oklahoma City in general practice as well as emergency and critical care medicine prior to returning to Colorado and joining the team at The Animal Hospital in 2019. Her interests include dermatology, dentistry, internal medicine and critical care. She is passionate about fostering the bond between people and their animal companions.
In her time away from the clinic, Dr. Thetford enjoys spending time with her husband, Adil, cat, Lula, and two dogs, Bug and Mimi. She loves hiking, cooking, arts and cinema, and traveling to new places.
Certified Veterinary Technician, Lead Technician
Originally from Minnesota, Kim moved with her family to Colorado when she was 10 years old. She received her Veterinary Technician’s certification in 1998, and joined the team here at The Animal Hospital in the fall of 2004.
The diversity of the job is Kim’s favorite part of her work; no two days are ever the same, and she can’t imagine doing anything else! She also loves making patients feel as comfortable as possible and working alongside her fellow staff members, many of whom are just like family to her.
Kim lives with her boyfriend, Scott, his twin boys, and her own two boys. The family shares their home with a pair of cats, Callie and Otis, as well as three dogs: Buster, a Jack Russell/Springer spaniel mix, Rottweiler mix Coco, and a Bluetick Coonhound/Yorkshire terrier mix named Cowboy.
At home, Darlene and her husband, Jerry, live with one dog. Phoebe Butterbean is a young Goldendoodle who enjoys holding hands and cuddling. She’s also quite good at opening doors and bringing Darlene and Jerry their shoes!
Tabitha grew up in a small Oklahoma town, where her childhood dog, Hershey, was her constant companion. She learned early on in life exactly how valuable our beloved pets are. She’s always wanted to do her part to give something back. As a veterinary professional, Tabitha gets to do just that on a daily basis.
Tabitha holds a degree in biology and has long been fascinated by plants, animals, and nature. She moved here to Longmont with her husband in 2011, and it wasn’t long before she had signed on at another local veterinary hospital. After a year and a half, Tabitha jumped at the chance to join The Animal Hospital family in October of 2016, and she’s been helping the area’s pets here ever since.
When she isn’t tending to the pets’ needs here at the hospital, Tabitha can be found reading, gardening, working on home-improvement projects, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Zack, live in Longmont with one pet, a betta fish named Sheldon.
Alicia moved to Colorado in 2013 and began working at another local pet hospital shortly afterward. It was then that she met Vicki, The Animal Hospital’s very own Practice Manager, who convinced Alicia to join the compassionate and talented team here at the clinic. Alicia now serves as a receptionist, and particularly loves cuddling with adorable furry visitors and hearing wonderful stories from the area’s pet owners.
Away from work, Alicia is an avid hikeru2014she recently climbed her first u201c14-er!u201d She also enjoys spending quality time with her family at home. Alicia and her husband share their lives with a stubborn Shih Tzu named Willy Wonka and an energetic Yellow Labrador puppy, Stout.