Those who know Liz refer to her as a stray’s best friend. The Colorado native and animal lover is constantly fostering and finding homes for rescued animals in the area. “I was that kid who always brought animals home and asked to keep them,” says Liz. “The ones that were harder to love, the ones who had a tough start, giving them a better life made me happy.”
Having grown up spending time on her grandparent’s ranch caring for goats, chickens and dogs, Liz was inspired to go into veterinary medicine after her first dog, a female, black lab mix named Sam that her parents received as a wedding gift, found relief for degenerative joint disease. “The vet would give her pills and she would become her normal, crazy self, playing ball with me. It made a powerful impact.”
Now, with three years of experience as a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT), Liz has developed a niche assisting pets at Harmony with acupuncture, Eastern medicine and rehabilitation. “I really like getting to know my patients and developing relationships, but I especially love seeing the sick and injured pets get better,” Liz shares. With her patients as inspiration, she is looking forward to receiving certification as both a Canine Massage Therapist (CMT) and a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP).
Prior to joining Harmony, Liz worked as a tech assistant and receptionist at two emergency clinics, including Seven Hills Veterinary Hospital and Wheatridge Animal Hospital. She received her CVT from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. Liz lives with her husband, young son, four rescued cats — Gracie, Sophie, Jones and Mitten — and three adopted dogs, Koda, Charlie and Junie B. When not rescuing animals, the self-described foodie enjoys cooking, fishing, kayaking, camping and hiking.