Kyle

Kyle Cleaveland AAS, CVT

Kyle grew up moving around in a military family.  He moved to Colorado in 2007 and now considers this his home. Kyle graduated from Front Range Community College in the spring of 2015 and passed his Veterinary Technician National Exam soon after to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. He has been working in the small animal field since. Kyle recently joined the Aspenwing team and is excited to pursue his love and interest in exotic animals.

In his free time Kyle enjoys spending time with his fury golden retriever sidekick Odie, camping, fishing, hiking, traveling and indulging in live music.

Aspenwing Staff Jess

Jessica

Aspenwing Staff Jess

Jessica Woodward AAS, CVT

Jessica joined Aspenwing Hospital after two years as an urgent care veterinary technician here in Northern Colorado. She and her family moved to Colorado after living in Far West Texas, Arizona, and Montana. Jessica graduated Bel Rea institute of Veterinary Technology in March of 2014 and became a Certified Veterinary Technician that same year.

As a mother of 3 children and married for 14 years, Jessica has learned to love a good challenge. She and her family enjoy outdoor recreation, sports, rugby and travel. She brings her life experiences, her dedication to all families, and her love of animals to our clients … daily.

Cyndi

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Cyndi Rideout BS, CVT

Manager, Lead Technician

Cyndi is a Certified Veterinary Technologist, Veterinary Technology Instructor, Certified Canine Medical Massage Therapist, and Cold Laser Therapist. She has been a CVT since 2001 after graduating from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. She enjoys working with all types of animals and integrating holistic and traditional medicine. Cyndi has studied animal acupressure, nutrition, cold laser therapy, and a variety of complementary modalities of veterinary medicine. Her passion is to provide the best care and well being for animals of all kinds by utilizing preventative medicine, traditional medicine, and education.

After teaching Veterinary Technology for Bel-Rea Institute for Animal Technology for 10 years, Cyndi has spent her time following her passion “treating animals outside of the drug box”. No species is left out either; she works with dogs, cats, horses, cattle, and even a goat or two. She believes that learning new things and working with a variety of animals and people is the best way to keep current in today’s ever-changing field of Veterinary medicine.

Continuing her education every chance she gets and keeping current on the newest types of therapies Cyndi never turns down an opportunity to see what’s out there. When she is not out “working” she enjoys spending time with her significant other, and their two dogs Blue and Chloe.

She is excited about enriching her knowledge of exotics and birds at Aspenwing and continuing to provide the best care for their patients and their wonderful owners!

Aspenwing Staff Michael

Michael

Aspenwing Staff Michael

Michael – Veterinary Assistant

My love for animals has always been there. I was raised in a small suburb of Oklahoma City where my parents always had animals in the house. My first family pets were a cat named Boots and a Golden Retriever named Bo. I also had a terrarium with a couple of tree frogs that I took care of for years. I loved catching the little lizards that bathed in the sun of our driveway and admiring the neighborhood tortoise that frequently visited our backyard flowerbeds.  Every summer, my family would travel to Estes Park where I was in awe of the wildlife and scenery of Rocky Mountain National Park. My love for the Rocky Mountains never left me, and after two years at the University of Oklahoma, I moved to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado in Boulder.

At CU, I studied integrative physiology and planned on going into a career in human medicine. I not only enjoyed the science side of it, but I was passionate about helping the poor and disadvantaged get the health care they needed. I joined a group called Global Medical Brigades, where we traveled to Central America to set up clinics in impoverished areas that had no access at all to health care.

It was not until I began volunteering at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in my senior year at CU that I began to shift my interest to different kinds of disadvantaged creatures. I soon realized that caring for animals was what I enjoyed more than anything. I began to immerse myself in working with animals by getting a job at a doggy day care and continuing to volunteer at the Humane Society. After graduating from CU, I shifted my focus into acquiring more experience in the veterinary field in hopes of applying to veterinary school in the near future.

Aspenwing is my first job in the field of veterinary medicine. I feel extremely lucky to be working with Dr. Chappell and our wonderful and talented staff. I learn so much from our staff, patients, and clients every day. I am eager keep learning and growing in order to give your animal family members the best care possible. My job at Aspenwing has reassured me that helping animals is what I want to do for the rest of my life. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, cooking, listening to and playing bluegrass music, and spending time with my two animals; an Australian Cattle Dog mix named Charlie, and a cat named Ozzy.