Meet the friendly staff at Arvada Flats Veterinary Hospital!
These doctors do an outstanding job and their team of staff regularly attends education classes and is always helpful and courteous.
The below links include emails for these doctors. These are strictly for contact with a doctor who has worked on your pet concerning questions about diagnosis.
Dr. Gretchen Bassett, D.V.M
The owner of Arvada Flats Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Gretchen Bassett, grew up within a few miles of the clinic and attended Jefferson County Schools throughout her childhood. Gretchen did her under graduate work at the University of Colorado, Boulder and her Veterinary studies at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins.
Dr. Kelly Best, DVM
Kelly Best, DVM - Dr. Kelly Best earned her undergraduate, and then veterinary degree, from Michigan State University in 1997. She moved to Colorado in 1999 and has been residing here since that time. She enjoys the variety that comes with general practice, as well as building relationships with clients and their pets.
Dr. Sabrina Stone, DVM
Sabrina Stone, DVM - Dr. Sabrina Stone grew up in Antioch, IL. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her undergraduate years. She then took a couple years off to work at a veterinary clinic in Madison before attending veterinary school at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. Sabrina continued to cheer for the Badgers during her veterinary school years, and still does.
Dr. Valerie Bender, DVM
Valerie Bender, DVM - Dr. Valerie Bender is from Geneva, Illinois, a suburb outside of the windy city of Chicago. At a young age, Valerie developed a passion for veterinary medicine. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Murray State University, a small school in southern Kentucky, followed by her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 2018.
You'll find an efficient, highly competent and friendly technician team at Arvada Flats. Most of these technicians have worked at Arvada Flats for a good portion of their career and have become truly an extension of the doctors at this hospital. They seek out regular continuing education and work to provide ease of conversation for owners as well as state-of-the-art anesthesia monitoring, patient care, radiology procedures, and laboratory work. They are a loving, compassionate group and both clients and their pets feel comfort in their care.
Amber graduated from Bel-Rea in March of 2012. She took and passed her VTNE exam in July of 2012. She has been working in this field for 7 years, and has spent all 7 of those years here at Arvada Flats. Her interests in this field are surgery and building relationships with clients and their pets. Amber shares her life with her husband Nate and her daughter Paisley. She enjoys spending time with her family and reading in her spare time.
Jane graduated from Bel-Rea in June of 1996. She took and passed her CVT license in July of 1996. She has been working in this field for the passed 24 years. She joined the Arvada Flats team in January 2001 where she has made this her home. She enjoys working with clients, all the pets and has a special place in her heart for senior care. She lives in golden with her fiancé and her 2 Newfoundland’s.
Marcy has been with the Arvada Flats team since 2008. She studied at Bel-Rae and has been helping pets since 2001. She loves all animals, but is most fond of cats and horses. She loves to be outdoors and traveling to new exciting places. Marcy loves the personal care and passion that Arvada Flats has towards pets and clients.
With almost 14 years in the veterinary field, April has been a member of the Arvada Flats team for nearly two years. April enjoys assisting both patients and clients and is particularly interested in surgical procedures. April finds joy in making people's days brighter, as well as a deep passion for both Harry Potter and Batman. In her spare time, April enjoys reading, watching movies, playing video games, and spending time with her family.
Jay graduated from technician school in May of 2012 in Tulsa Oklahoma. She took and passed her VTNE exam in July 2012. She first worked as a technician in Tulsa largest animal shelter and adopted 3 Boxers from there, Sophia,Scrappy and Lolita. She also spent 4 years working in emergency medicine and has a passion for critical care. Jay loves the fast-paced workflow of Arvada Flats and uses her prior experience to give the best patient care she can. She enjoys being outside, loves playing basketball and spending time with family.
Jenna has been part of the technician team at Arvada flats since the summer of 2018. Jenna has been in the veterinarian field since 2011 and loves to teach about preventive medicine. She takes a special liking in internal medicine, something about watching our hospitalized sickly patients become happy and healthy again gives her a great sense of accomplishment and joy. Jenna is also a full time student at Metropolitan State University working to pursue a degree in Elementary education. In her free time Jenna enjoys spending time with her two dogs and lives for the outdoors. You can catch her during the summer time rock climbing, hiking, camping and snowboarding during the winter months.
Hi, my name is Lauren and I recently moved to Colorado from Florida to be closer to my family. I love to hike and to photograph nature so Colorado is the perfect place for me. I do have one cat of my own Turnip, who made the trip with me from Florida. She is enjoying the change as much as I am and she loves when it snows! I have been a veterinary technician for a little over 3 years and enjoy the profession because I love working with animals and I’m happy to be in the field that lets me help them while working with a team who cares as much about their welfare as I do. I have a background in animal behavior and enjoy being able to use my education in conjunction with my medical knowledge to make the environment as stress free as possible for every patient I come across.
I have always had a love for animals when I was a little girl. So when I graduated High School, I went to Prima Medical Institute in San Diego and graduated with my AA. I moved from California to Florida and then called Colorado my forever home. On my off time you can find me off-roading with my dog in my Jeep, or in Utah exploring. At my house I have a zoo; 5 dogs and a cat. I love being a vet tech because I get to help animals feel better
Our Front Desk Team
At the front desk of Arvada Flats you'll be greeted by a highly experienced, compassionate team that has worked at this clinic for many years and understands how to help clients when they call with concerns. Whether you're calling or visiting for an appointment, a prescription or with a pet health care concern, you'll find knowledgeable people ready to help you and your pet.
Joanne started working at Arvada Flats Veterinary 31 years ago with the original doctor who started up the clinic, Dr. Kinsey. She has 5 daughters and 11 grandchildren, family is everything to Joanne. In her free time she loves to travel and go golfing. Joanne loves interacting with all the pets and clients that come through the doors at Arvada Flats.
One of the great capabilities of the four experienced doctors you’ll encounter at Arvada Flats, is their ability to work with their clients and patients with an excellent bed-side manner.
We offer giving our clients options for the care of their loved pets, and work to consult with and find specialists to assist you when and if it’s needed.
Arvada Flats Veterinary Hospital
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8:00 am-7:00 pm
8:00 am-7:00 pm
8:00 am-7:00 pm
8:00 am-7:00 pm
8:00 am-1:00 pm
These are the Saturdays that we are open for the next 4 months:
October 10th and 24th
November 7th and 21st
December 5th and 19th
January 2nd, 16th, and 30th