Our Staff

Meet the friendly staff at Arvada Flats Veterinary Hospital!

our staff

Our Doctor


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.

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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.

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Dr. Wendy Furst, DVM

Wendy Furst, DVM - Dr. Wendy Furst grew up in Phoenix, AZ and went to the University of Arizona in Phoenix. She attended CSU Veterinary School, and graduated in 1981. She has worked with Chinese Shar Peis for 30 years, ever since the first one came to Colorado.

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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.

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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.

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Our Technicians

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 Johnson

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 Evans

Marcy Granner

Katelyn McKendry

Katelyn is a Colorado native who grew up in Arvada and has never left. She attended Pima Medical in 2013 and started working at Arvada Flats right after school was finished. Katelyn has been a veterinary nurse for 5 years and doesn’t plan on changing her profession any time soon. When Katelyn isn’t working with animals, you can find her at 14,000 ft. on top of Colorado’s lovely 14ers or doing anything else outdoors. She has a sassy Chihuahua named Guido, and two cats (Leo & Floyd).

April Henley

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.



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.


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 Hansen
Front Desk

Jessica Rojas
Front Desk

Stephanie Sylvester
Front Desk

Our Front Desk Team

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.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Arvada Flats Veterinary Hospital


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-7:00 pm


7:30 am-7:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-7:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm




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