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Meet the Pine Creek Veterinarians

Veterinarian, Medical Director and Co-Owner of Pine Creek Veterinary Hospital

Cristy Fisher, DVM

Also a general practitioner and co-owner, Dr. Cristy Fisher opened Pine Creek Veterinary Hospital together with her husband in 2008 after 7 years of intense planning.

Dr. Fisher thoroughly enjoyed her childhood as the daughter of an Air Force pilot moving all over the world. She grew up in Guam, Germany, and Belgium and cherishes all the wonderful memories and the cultural enrichment that comes with being a “military brat” on the move. She pursued her undergraduate degree at Baylor University in Texas and Colorado State University and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology, with a minor in German, in 1996. Dr. Fisher maintains an active membership in Phi Beta Kappa.

Dr. Fisher’s enduring lifelong dream was to become a small animal veterinarian and she achieved this dream in 2001 after being awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Keeping in line with her dream, her professional interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and small animal behavior. She is particularly interested in feline behavior and their inappropriate elimination behaviors.

Dr. Fisher and her husband were blessed with a beautiful baby girl January of 2015 and Dr. Fisher now finds herself racing home at the end of work to be with her. Taylor has indeed turned the Fisher household upside down with her infectious giggling and constant smile. When she’s not busy with her duties at the hospital and her daughter is napping, Dr. Fisher enjoys beading, reading, watching movies and taking care of her Koi fish and their Koi pond.

FAVORITE ANIMAL?

Any dog or cat that doesn’t want to bite me!

FAVORITE SPORT?

None. Nada. Nope. No.

FAVORITE SNACK?

Chocolate ice cream.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING WITH ANIMALS?

I love helping those who can’t help themselves and healing them so they can greet their caregivers at the door time and time again.When we bring a pet up to see their caregiver after a treatment, exam, surgery, or hospitalization, and you see them violently wag their tails or rub against their parents’ faces and legs. That’s when you can see how truly excited they are to see their parents again! It’s a gentle reminder of why we do what we do, and what a blessing it really is to have pets in our lives to love us and cherish us! It’s seeing their unconditional love for us in action!

FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING AT PINE CREEK?

Working with an incredibly gifted, talented, and dedicated team who shares the same compassion and love for animals and the desire to help them! We’re here to serve our community and to help those who can’t help themselves. We become their voice!

MOST GRATIFYING THING ABOUT WORKING WITH ANIMALS?

It’s that type of pet– the one that doesn’t give up, keeps fighting, and is always excited to see you, despite being in pain or feeling poorly. If they don’t give up, neither will I. I’ll keep trying to find ways to make the animal feel better or to fix them.

FAVORITE COLORADO SPRINGS ACTIVITIES?

Being outside, doing whatever. The best thing is getting up really early in the morning (especially when camping) and taking a big, deep breath in through your nose. The Colorado morning air is always so crisp, clean, and fresh. It’s like God’s way of saying: “You just got another beautiful day on Earth. Carpe Diem!”

Title:Veterinarian, Medical Director and Co-Owner of Pine Creek Veterinary Hospital

Credentials & Degrees:DVM

Veterinarian, Co-Owner of Pine Creek Veterinary Hospital

Josh Fisher, DVM

Dr. Josh Fisher is a general practitioner and co-owner of Pine Creek Veterinary Hospital. An Arizona native, he attended the University of Arizona and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, with a minor in Chemistry, in 1996. He pursued his veterinary medical education at the prestigious Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences where he met his wife, Dr. Cristy Fisher. Together, they were awarded Doctorates of Veterinary Medicine in 2001.

Although his background was breaking horses for his family farm and his career interests started out as a large animal veterinarian, his professional interests have now shifted focus to small animal dentistry and nutrition.
He and his wife share their home with two cats, Tabuqui and Baloo, while forever remembering their two other cats, Bagheera and ShirKhan and their wonder-dog Mougli!

On his days off, he enjoys “daddy – days” with his amazing baby girl, Taylor. Any spare time, which isn’t much since Taylor’s arrival, is spent weight lifting and catching up on football. Dr. Fisher’s true love (after his wife and daughter) is watching the Green Bay Packers and he never misses a game. Whenever able, he steals away to Wisconsin to catch a live “Lambeau Leap.”

FAVORITE ANIMAL?

Everything! Liger? Wait… Just kidding.

PETS?

I have two kitties, Tabuqui and Balloo.

HOBBIES

Weightlifting, archery, and coin collecting.

FUNNIEST MEMORY FROM WORKING WITH ANIMALS?

When clients have accidentally turned their black dog orange from using “peroxide” instead of hydrogen peroxide in a de-skunking formula.

MOST GRATIFYING THING ABOUT WORKING AS A VET?

I was able to save a pet’s life who had Addison’s disease. I was the third opinion the owner sought.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING WITH ANIMALS?

Relieving pain and making them feel better.

FAVORITE COLORADO SIGHT?

The Aspens turning around Vail in October.

FAVORITE COLORADO ACTIVITIES?

Trout fishing.

Title:Veterinarian, Co-Owner of Pine Creek Veterinary Hospital

Credentials & Degrees:DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Jesse Webb, DVM

Dr. Jesse Webb is originally from the Gulf Coast of Florida, earned his DVM at St. Matthew’s University in Grand Cayman, and previously practiced veterinary medicine in Southeast Alaska and Montana before moving to Colorado in May of 2014.
He enjoys challenging internal medicine cases, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry; however, his true passion in veterinary medicine is ultrasonography.

Outside of work he enjoys hiking and exploring with his wife Melissa and dog Louie as well as relaxing around the house with their two cats, Ukie and Cece watching baseball.  The small amount of time left over is devoted to an occasionally successful attempt to trick a fish into believing a metal hook covered with a few hairs and feathers is an edible insect.

Title:Associate Veterinarian Pine Creek Veterinary Hospital

Credentials & Degrees:DVM

Meet our Managers

Practice Manager

Morgan Riddles

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

Texas and Oklahoma

WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL?

Cameron University

FAVORITE ANIMAL?

Humpback whales!

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR HOBBIES?

Cooking, writing, and being in nature with my golden boys.

WHAT ARE YOUR PETS AND WHAT ARE THEIR NAMES?

I’m a proud dog momma of two wildly handsome Golden Retrievers, Simba and Aslan.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM?

Houston Rockets!

WHAT’S YOUR FUNNIEST OR FONDEST MEMORY FROM WORKING WITH ANIMALS?

A patient I often saw in Texas, Colt, who almost NEVER let his stuffed duck touch the ground, would always drop it just to give me hugs. It sounds silly, but I will forever cherish those warm, loving hugs of his!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING WITH ANIMALS?

Seeing patients walk out of the hospital feeling better than they did when they first came in. There is nothing more rewarding than that!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF WORKING AT PINE CREEK?

The team. Everyone here is amazing at what they do, and are genuinely happy to help pets, pet parents, and each other. It’s a rare and beautiful team dynamic that you don’t find in many places

WHAT WAS THE MOST GRATIFYING THING THAT YOU EXPERIENCED WHILE WORKING IN THIS INDUSTRY?

I wish I could pick just one moment, but every day in this field is gratifying to me no matter how tough the days might sometimes be.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE IN COLORADO?

 Durango and Telluride.

WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO COLORADO?

Family.

 

 

Title:Practice Manager

Assistant Office Manager

Katie Willoughby

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

I am from Virden, Illinois, but have lived in Illinois, Kansas, and
Tennessee.

WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL?

Illinois State University

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ANIMAL?

Cat!

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR HOBBIES?

Reading, drawing, shopping

WHAT ARE YOUR PETS AND WHAT ARE THEIR NAMES?

Three cats – Annie, Gus, and Desmond

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM?

Nashville Predators (NHL) & Baltimore Ravens
(NFL)

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SNACK?

Oreos

WHAT’S YOUR FUNNIEST OR FONDEST MEMORY FROM WORKING WITH ANIMALS?

I love seeing the reaction of clients when they come to pick up their loved one from surgery and see their picture on the screen in the consult room!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF WORKING AT PINE CREEK?

How organized it is. Also, how much thought is put into small details that make big differences (patient photos, door in quiet room, etc.)

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING WITH ANIMALS?

Seeing/petting kittens (and cats and dogs).

WHAT WAS THE MOST GRATIFYING THING THAT YOU EXPERIENCED WHILE WORKING IN THIS INDUSTRY?

(Is there a specific pet/ owner that you helped that sticks out in your mind?) Brand new to this line of work.

WHAT ARE YOUR MOST IMPORTANT OR RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS AND
AWARDS?

No relevant designations, associations, or awards yet.

HAVE YOU PUBLISHED ANY ARTICLES OR BOOKS? IF SO, PLEASE LIST.

No.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO IN COLORADO?

Enjoy outdoors with LITTLE HUMIDITY!!

WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO COLORADO?

PCS move – Husband is a Veterinarian for the US Army

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE COLORADO ACTIVITIES?

My husband and I are looking forward to spending weekends hiking and maybe even camping a bit.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HIKE?

We have not hiked yet (but my husband has set a goal for a hike up Pikes Peak in a couple of years!)

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COLORADO SIGHT?

Pikes Peak.

HOW MANY 14-ERS HAVE YOU HIKED?

None, yet!

Title:Assistant Office Manager

Credentials & Degrees :Bachelor of Science - Elementary Education

Meet Our Veterinary Technicians

Certified Veterinary Technician

Yana Kageorgis, CVT

PETS?

I have one dog, Piper, and six cats: Spencer, Haylee, Lips, Junior, Mulder and Sharkbait.

FAVORITE COLORADO ACTIVITIES?

Skiing, hiking, rafting, and being outside.

FAVORITE HIKE?

Estes Park.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING AT PINE CREEK?

The high standards of care from both doctors and staff members.

MOST GRATIFYING THING YOU EXPERIENCED WORKING WITH ANIMALS?

I adopted a stray dog that the shelter found; she was mostly blind, had a proptosed eye, a broken leg, terrible teeth, and she was covered in mats. On her first day home, after we fixed everything and helped her heal, I came home to find her curled up in her bed. When she recognized I was there, she got so excited, and was barking and wagging her tail. It was so touching that she was so sweet and happy to see me, even after all the hard times she had endured.

Title:Certified Veterinary Technician

Credentials & Degrees:B.S. Animal Science, A.S. Veterinary Technology

Veterinary Technician

Jennie Rigney

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

Mesa, Arizona but have been in Colorado Springs for 31 years

WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL?

Apex College of Veterinary Technology

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ANIMAL?

Pugs and otters.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR HOBBIES?

Crochet, fishing, hiking and spending time with my dogs and husband.

WHAT ARE YOUR PETS AND WHAT ARE THEIR NAMES?

2 pugs – Norman and Leory, 1 cat – Alize

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM?

Colorado Avalanche

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SNACK?

Chips and dip

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING WITH ANIMALS?

Helping them when they can’t help themselves. Bonding with animals can really be something special.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF WORKING AT PINE CREEK?

Being able to see a client’s reaction when their beloved pet’s health turns around and we were the ones able to help.

WHAT WAS THE MOST GRATIFYING THING THAT YOU EXPERIENCED WHILE WORKING IN THIS INDUSTRY?

(Is there a specific pet/ owner that you helped that sticks out in your mind?)  During the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires, I was part of an organization that was called out to help. I was able to help take care of families displaced pets and also got to be a part of reuniting pets with owners that were lost during the fire.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO IN COLORADO?

Anything outdoors.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE IN COLORADO?

Pagosa Springs.

WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO COLORADO?

Family.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE COLORADO ACTIVITIES?

Fishing, hiking, and camping.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COLORADO SIGHT?

Pass to Cripple Creek during fall.

Title:Veterinary Technician

Credentials & Degrees:

Veterinary Technician

Amber Tricarico

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

Technically San Diego, California, but I grew up in Colorado.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ANIMAL?

Dogs, sloths, cows.

HOBBIES

Hiking, gardening, exploring new places, watching Titanic, and spending time with family.

WHAT ARE YOUR PETS AND WHAT ARE THEIR NAMES?

I have a Basset Hound, her name is Molly Brown.

FUNNIEST MEMORY FROM WORKING WITH ANIMALS?

I had a patient who was so excited to see me, that without failure, would pee on me every time. He couldn’t control himself. He’s a ham. 

WHAT WAS THE MOST GRATIFYING THING THAT YOU EXPERIENCED WHILE WORKING IN THIS INDUSTRY?

(Is there a specific pet/ owner that you helped that sticks out in your mind?)  There are a few patients that come to mind. Too many stories to pick from just one. So I’ll list their names instead. Bear, Brucie, Clarkey, Raja, and Jasmine. Each one of these patients holds such a special place in my heart.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING WITH ANIMALS?

I think my favorite part about working with animals is not only showering them with unconditional love, but also getting to bond with their owners over the mutual love we have for our pets.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO IN COLORADO?

Adventure around in the mountains. Taking a day drive to Cripple Creek.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HIKE?

It’s a tie between Mount Muscoco or Raspberry Mountain.

Title:Veterinary Technician

Credentials & Degrees:Currently waiting to take the VTNE to become a CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician

Colton Matthews, CVT

FAVORITE ANIMALS?

My favorite animals are an Australian shepherd, green iguana, and a blue and gold macaw.

HOBBIES?

I enjoy mountain biking, skiing, and just about anything that deals with being outdoors.

PETS?

My pets are Mushu the bearded dragon, Ariel the sugar glider, and Butch the chuweenie.

AWARDS?

Perfect attendance award for six months straight.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING WITH ANIMALS?

How extraordinarily tough they can be. And I love seeing how passionate some of the owners are about their animals and how they really do treat them as family.

FAVORITE COLORADO ACTIVITIES?

Hike, go to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, or go to Manitou Springs.

FAVORITE COLORADO SIGHT?

Looking out at Colorado Springs from Gold Camp Road or the tops of Pike’s Peak.

Title:Certified Veterinary Technician

Credentials & Degrees:Currently in the process of obtaining a certificate as a veterinary assistant.

Certified Veterinary Technician

Jadyn Toogood, CVT

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

Colorado Springs, CO

WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL?

APEX College of Veterinary Technology

FAVORITE ANIMAL?

Hyena

PETS?

I have a 3 yr old chihuahua mix named Peanut

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE HOBBY?

Spending time with my dog

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SNACK

Chips and salsa

FUNNIEST MEMORY FROM WORKING WITH ANIMALS?

One day a tech asked if I could bring some water to a room he was in. I automatically got a bowl of water for the dog and he meant bottled water for the owners. Oops!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF WORKING AT PINE CREEK?

Everyone’s great attitude and hard work ethic. It’s more like family then it is coworkers and I love working with every single one of them. I truly do have the best role models here at Pine Creek. The clients and patients also make it so worth it

MOST GRATIFYING THING ABOUT WORKING AS A VET?

Being able to help nurse an animal back to health and watch how hard our doctors work to help these pets feel better. It’s such a sweet feeling when a really sick patient finally starts to feel better and you get the tail wag or purr when they see you

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING WITH ANIMALS?

Giving animals a good experience and earning their trust

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO IN COLORADO?

Be in the sun!!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE IN COLORADO?

Devils Punch Bowl & The Maroon Bells in Aspen Zapata Falls

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE HIKE?

The 8-hour hike to Conundrum Hot Springs

FAVORITE COLORADO SIGHT?

La Veta pass in the fall

FAVORITE COLORADO ACTIVITIES?

Swim

 

Title:Certified Veterinary Technician

Certified Veterinary Technician

Taylor Porter, CVT

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

I was born in Denver but have lived in Nevada, Texas, Minnesota, and Tennessee so it’s hard to say where I’m actually from!

WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL?

Blinn College in Texas

FAVORITE ANIMAL?

It changes often but right now it’s an octopus!

PETS?

I have a 3 yr old chihuahua mix named Peanut

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE HOBBY?

Thrifting or anything that lets me be outside

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SNACK

Pretzels or cookie dough

FONDEST/FUNNIEST MEMORY FROM WORKING WITH ANIMALS?

One time I was dealing with a severe pancreatitis case where we had to have the dog on fluids for days and were administering medications every few hours. It was extremely rewarding to see him perk up over the days we had him at the clinic and be able to get him back to his happy, peppy self! Cases like this are always so wonderful because you see such a change in the animals over the course of a few days and you really get to know and love them when you’re caring for them so intensely.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF WORKING AT PINE CREEK?

Everyone’s great attitude and hard work ethic. It’s more like family then it is coworkers and I love working with every single one of them. I truly do have the best role models here at Pine Creek. The clients and patients also make it so worth it

MOST GRATIFYING THING ABOUT WORKING AS A VET?

Being able to help nurse an animal back to health and watch how hard our doctors work to help these pets feel better. It’s such a sweet feeling when a really sick patient finally starts to feel better and you get the tail wag or purr when they see you

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING WITH ANIMALS?

Giving animals a good experience and earning their trust

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO IN COLORADO?

Hiking or skiing

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE IN COLORADO?

Breckenridge

WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO COLORADO?

Ever since I left I have always wanted to come back but my boyfriend recently moved here and I decided it was time to end our long distance of over 1.5 years!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE HIKE?

I haven’t gotten to do too many since I moved back but any of the Cheyenne Mountain National Park trails are great for a local hike!

FAVORITE COLORADO SIGHT?

The mountains in the winter

HOW MANY 14-ERS HAVE YOU HIKED?

None

 

Title:Certified Veterinary Technician

Certified Veterinary Technician

Anne Menendez, CVT

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

Dublin, Ohio

WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL?

Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology

FAVORITE ANIMAL?

Wild Animal – Cheetah; Pet – Dog & Cat (I can’t choose one over the other!)

PETS?

Dog – German Shepherd, Maggie; Cat – DMH, Nala; 2 Rats – Coco & Drago

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE HOBBY?

Hiking, camping, spending time with family & friends

FONDEST/FUNNIEST MEMORY FROM WORKING WITH ANIMALS?

I haven’t been in the field long, but I have come across a couple dogs at our hospital that “smile” at you when they are happy or excited. It’s my favorite! ☺

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF WORKING AT PINE CREEK?

Hands down, the management and staff! Everyone is so supportive and helpful and always has the pet’s best interest at hand. I feel so lucky to have found such a wonderful hospital!

MOST GRATIFYING THING ABOUT WORKING AS A VET?

I love that each pet has its own personality and seeing how different they all are. I also love helping them feel better, knowing that they don’t understand what is happening and that they will soon be feeling much better. And of course, I think everyone loves seeing puppies grow up in our hospital!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING WITH ANIMALS?

Giving animals a good experience and earning their trust

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO IN COLORADO?

Hiking – there are so many beautiful places to see here and new places to explore.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE IN COLORADO?

Crested Butte – skiing is awesome there and hiking in the spring/summer with wildflowers is amazing!

WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO COLORADO?

My husband is in the army and we were first stationed here in 2005 and have been stationed here on and off for the last 15 years.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE HIKE?

We love 7 Bridges trail in Red Rock Canyon

FAVORITE COLORADO SIGHT?

Any mountain side covered in wildflowers in late spring/early summer

Title:Certified Veterinary Technician

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Colorado Springs, CO
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Wed — Fri: 7:30am — 6:00pm

Sat: 9:00am — 12:00pm
Sun: Closed

Pine Creek Veterinary Hospital in Colorado Springs | Compassionate Healthcare for Your Pets

Contact Us
Phone: 719-955-0966
Text: 719-955-0966
Fax:719-955-0971
Email Us

Address
4120 Royal Pine Drive
Colorado Springs, CO
80920

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Our Hours
Mon - Tue: 7:30am — 7:30pm
Wed - Fri: 7:30am — 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am — 12:00pm
Sun: Closed