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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Megan Emerick, DVM - Dr. Megan Emerick attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins for both her undergraduate & veterinary degrees. She practiced in the Phoenix area for 8 years after graduation, but is excited to be back on the front range now. She loves the variety of general practice - from talking to excited first time puppy owners about preventive care, house-breaking & socialization to helping senior pets stay comfortable & pain free.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christy was born and raised in Tucson, AZ where she grew up participating with her animals in 4-H and showing horses. In 2014 she moved to California to attend California State Polytechnic University where she earned her bachelors degree in Animal Health Science. Upon graduation she became a certified veterinary technician (CVT) and started graduate school at the University of Arizona. In the spring of 2020 she graduated from U of A with her masters in Agricultural Education and made the move to Colorado with her fiancé! Christy doesn't share her home with any furry friends but is looking forward to that changing soon! In her free time she enjoys horseback riding, hiking, and exploring Colorado!
April has been in the veterinary field since 2005 and has been with Arvada Flats Veterinary Hospital since 2017. 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.
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.
Kristina is a native to Sweden that moved to the US in 1999, graduated from Bel-Rea in 2005, and became a CVT that same year. She moved her family (husband, two daughters, and two cats) back to Sweden in 2009, where she continued to work as a CVT until 2019, when the family moved back to Colorado. She joined the Arvada Flats family in Aug. 2020. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, their three cats, and their hunting Labrador, Morrison. When she and Morrison are not doing retriever training, you will find them climbing up a mountain somewhere in this beautiful state of Colorado!
I've always knownthat one day I would work with animals. I attended Ball StateUniversity in Muncie, Indiana and got my BS in Biology with aconcentration in wildlife conservation. After college I began workingat a vet clinic and fell in love. I love being able to help animalsthrough all phases of life. At home I have a cat named Felix; he movedout here with me from Indiana and we are loving it! In my off time Ilove to hike, check out wineries and hang out with friends
My name is Heather and I am a through-and-through Coloradan. Born in Durango and raised in Golden I've always been around dogs and loved caring for animals. I went to Colorado School of Mines for a year and a half before working to become a vet tech and care for the plethora of animals I have the pleasure of having in my home. I enjoy making jewelry and gardening in my free time when I'm not working on learning more about animals or science.
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.
My name is Jenna. I am originally from Missouri and I moved here in January of 2019. I love working with animals and being a part of a team who is as passionate about animals as I am! I have a bearded dragon named Baby at home and a cat named Khaleesi. She is super sweet and loves to cuddle!
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.
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