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Our Veterinarian Team Wheat Ridge, CO.

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Clear Creek Animal Hospital! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Get to know our team!

Meet the veterinarians and team of Clear Creek Animal Hospital! We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.

Anna Lindsey
Anna Lindsey, DVM

Practice Owner and Veterinarian

Dr. Anna Lindsey was told by her father at a young age she should be a veterinarian, and after years of working with animals in New York, New Jersey, and Florida, Dr. Lindsey found roots in Colorado and pursued her Doctorate at Colorado State University.

She has extensive experience in small animal medicine with a special interest in dentistry and low-stress patient experience. As a Practice Owner, she strives for cultural balance and wellbeing for her team and 5-Star customer service for her clients. For her patients, her motto always rings true: Patient Care Comes First.

Dr. Rachel Lauria
Dr. Rachel Lauria

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Rachel Lauria is a Colorado native. She stayed in Colorado to complete two bachelor’s degrees in Biological Sciences and Microbiology at Colorado State University in 2007. Pursuing her love of animals, she earned her veterinary degree at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical year at The University of Florida in 2011.

Caring for animals has always been Rachel’s passion. She feels fortunate to be able to spend her life caring for and bettering the lives of all animals. She understands the important role pets play in people’s lives and she treats her patients as if they were her own. Rachel is thrilled to be a part of the team at Clear Creek Animal Hospital. Her current professional interests include soft tissue surgery including laparoscopic surgery, dentistry, internal medicine, urgent care, and preventative care.

Outside of the hospital Rachel enjoys skiing, hiking, cooking, baking, speaking Italian, traveling, and spending time with friends and family including her dog Winston (Boxer/Heeler mix) and her cat Tip (Domestic Shorthair).

Dr. Rachel Lauria
Dr. Matthew Goldstein

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Matthew Goldstein is a skilled veterinarian with 7 years of experience in the field. He earned his degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Goldstein’s passion lies in utilizing internal medicine to discover elusive causes for disease and developing real-world treatment plans that lead to long-term positive results for his patients.

 

Dr. Goldstein takes pride in providing comfort and healing to pets of all life stages. He strives to be a trusted partner for families in achieving wellness for their furry family members. When he is not working, Dr. Goldstein enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, Emelie, and his beloved Papillon named Banjo. He also loves to ski, mountain bike, hike, and paddle. In addition to his dog Banjo, Dr. Goldstein shares his home with a Siamese cat named Celia and a leopard gecko named Sparky Peppercorn.

Anna Lindsey
Darian Najafpour

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Darian Najafpour has always had a passion for helping animals. Originally from Southern California and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, he began his pursuit in Veterinary Medicine by earning a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science at the University of Arizona. He then achieved his lifelong goal of becoming a veterinarian, earning his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Midwestern University. Dr. Najafpour is dedicated to practicing the gold standard of medicine by caring for his patients with a focus on reducing fear, stress, and anxiety in the hospital.

Dr. Najafpour enjoys spending time with friends and family, including his partner Iris, his dog Ellie, and his Orange Tabby Chester. His hobbies include watching sports, attending concerts, playing soccer, skiing, and hiking.

Stacia Furseth
Stacia CVT
Certified Veterinary Technician

After completing her service in the United States Marine Corps, Stacia earned her Bachelor of Science and her Certification in Veterinary Technology at Northern Arizona University. Stacia is incredibly happy to have found a passion and profession that she truly loves every day. Stacia has one Doberman, two cats, a wonderful husband and three crazy kids.

Kara Janda
Kara, CVT
Certified Veterinary Technician

Kara has known since she was a little girl that caring for animals is what she wanted to do. She grew up with cats and dogs which turned her love for animals into her passion and career. After getting her first job as an assistant in 2014 she quickly realized she wanted to continue her education and become certified. She received her degree in Applied Science and became certified in 2019. Kara treats every patient as if it was her own and is honored that their families trust her to care for their loved ones!

Susan Mackay
Susan, CVT & CSR

Certified Veterinary Technician & Client Service Representative

Susan is a proud Colorado native, with roots in Arvada. After enjoying a career in Computer Technology Susan decided it was time to make a change and pursue her true passion – animals. After leaving IT, she earned her degree in Applied Sciences, and then her Certification in Veterinary Technology. Susan likes to stay up to date on the new and great things in animal technology, is currently pursuing Fear Free Certification.

Susan Mackay
Monica, CVT
Certified Veterinary Technician

Monica joined the team at Clear Creek in October 2023. She has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 1988, and has been working with animals all these years. She and her husband Jim recently downsized to a townhouse in Wheat Ridge. They have three children and five grandchildren. They built a straw bale house in the Wet mountains South of Cañon City where they enjoy spending time.

Kendra Jackson
Kendra, CVT
Veterinary Technician

Kendra realized shortly after graduating from Metropolitan State University of Denver that she wasn’t reaching her full potential and was happiest while helping animals. Kendra is now back at Metro State completing her veterinary prerequisites for CSU’s DVM program. Kendra’s pets include two poodles, chickens, ducks, and the occasional neighborhood cat.

Linnea French
Linnea, CVT
Veterinary Technician

Linnea is a recent graduate from Colorado Mountain College with an Associate’s in Veterinary Technology. She enjoys snuggling with her dogs and reading a good book, kicking the soccer ball, or playing video games. Linnea grew up with dogs and cats, and her love for animals has helped her find a passion in veterinary medicine.

Joelle
Joelle, CVT
Veterinary Technician

Originally from South Florida, Joelle graduated from, the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and was an interior designer before moving to Colorado in 2004. In 2008 she returned to college at the community college of Denver to pursue a degree in veterinary technology and start a new career.

Joelle came to Clear creek Animal Hospital in 2020 after working in Littleton for several years.

Always having a menagerie of mutlispecies animals in her life, including birds, snakes and lizards, Joëlle currently lives in Arvada With a 25 year old Arabian, a 13 year old mustang rescue, a 12 year Old Bernese Mountain dog, 14 year old deaf, 3 legged cattle dog and the cat.

Amanda Crow
Amanda, Vet Assistant
Veterinary Assistant

Growing up, Amanda had a wide range of animals, including exotics, cats, dogs and chickens. After marrying her high school sweetheart, earning credits towards her business degree, completing her Certification in Medical Assisting, she decided to combine her love for medicine with her love for animals. Amanda has two young girls, Mabel and Milly and wants to continue her education in animal care.

Laurie Water
Laurie, CSR

Client Service Representative

Laurie’s background in psychology and love for animals sparked her career in veterinary medicine and landed her a longstanding job at a nearby veterinary emergency hospital and specialty center. Laurie champions wellness and celebrations at our hospital. She has a particular soft spot for Golden Retrievers and adores spending time with her grandkids.