Anna Lindsey, DVM

Practice Owner and Veterinarian

Dr. Anna Lindsey earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University and has practiced veterinary medicine in Arvada and Wheat Ridge since then. She has extensive experience in small animal medicine with a special interest in dentistry and low stress patient experience. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS). Dr. Lindsey lives in Wheat Ridge and enjoys the local farmers markets and garden tours. She is a skilled artist; all of the stained glass artwork displayed in the hospital was created by her.

Wendy Illick, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Wendy Illick earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine with honors from the University of Minnesota. She then practiced in Virginia for several years before moving back home to Colorado. Dr. Illick’s special interests include preventative and proactive wellness care for pets in all life stages, feline friendly practice, and backyard chicken medicine. She is a member of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). Born and raised in Loveland, Dr. Illick was happy to return to her beloved Colorado. She currently lives with her husband and two spirited cats in Golden. Dr. Illick enjoys being outside, gardening, reading, cooking (and eating!) good food, as well as tending to her planted freshwater shrimp aquarium.

Debbie Nickel

Lead Receptionist

Debbie Nickel has a strong passion for the well being of animals and their owners alike. In the past, she has owned a very successful pet care and boarding business and has also managed several veterinary hospitals over the span of her career. Debbie has also volunteered with Shih Tzu Rescue of Colorado. In her spare time, Debbie enjoys quality time with her three Shih Tzus, Daisy, Sampson, and Toffee.

Laurie Waters


Laurie was born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Developmental Psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Shortly after getting married she moved to her husband’s hometown of Wheat Ridge.

Laurie worked as a Customer Service Representative at a nearby veterinary hospital and speciality center for 18 years. She has always had a love for animals but has a particular soft spot for Golden Retrievers. In her free time she enjoys working out, the outdoors, going to concerts and spending time with friends and family.

Alicia Potter


Alicia grew up in Iowa and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Iowa State University. She spent several years as a Marine Mammal Trainer in Texas and Vancouver, Canada training dolphins, otters, seals, birds and one African serval. She has also worked as a Technician and a Receptionist in the veterinary field for several years and enjoys being around animals. In her spare time, Alicia can be found spending time with her family and her very good dog Bodie, doing home projects or watching movies.

Stacia Zimmerman

Lead Certified Veterinary Technician

Stacia was born in Vail, Colorado and later moved to Arizona with her family as a youngster. Later in life she served in the United States Marine Corps during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. After completing her service, Stacia earned her Bachelor’s of Science at Northern Arizona University. She recently moved to Arvada and couldn’t be happier to be here with her husband and two daughters, dog, cat, guinea pig and fish. When she’s not leading CCAH’s nursing team you can find Stacia competing in 5k/triathlon/obstacle races, riding horses, drawing, painting, reading, hiking, camping and seeking out adventure. She is incredibly happy to have found a passion and profession that she truly loves everyday!

Heather Nguyen

Veterinary Assistant
Heather very much enjoys working with all kinds of animals. Before coming to Clear Creek Animal Hospital Heather worked at an all-exotics hospital in Utah helping treat chickens, goats, lizards and much more. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, going to movies, and will never turn down Starbucks! Someday, Heather hopes to open a Cat Cafe’ similar to the ones in Japan.

Leslie Reynolds

Veterinary Assistant

Leslie has been in he veterinary field for almost 10 years. She has always taken a great interest in veterinary medicine, and expanding her knowledge in the field. She hopes to finish school in the near future to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Outside of the veterinary world she also loves cooking, coloring and camping.

Kendra Jackson

Veterinary Assistant

After graduating from Metropolitan State College of Denver with a Business Management degree and working some odd-end jobs, Kendra realized that she wasn’t reaching her full potential by not following her passion. She realized that she was happiest while helping animals. Kendra is currently in school working towards her goal of being accepted into CSU’s DVM program, and eventually becoming a veterinarian. In Kendra’s spare time, she enjoys taking her three dogs hiking, camping, and swimming. She also enjoys sewing, gardening, and taking care of her flock of backyard chickens.

Brendan Burns

Kennel Technician

Brendan Burns is Clear Creek Animal Hospital’s Kennel Technician. He has accomplished 3 year volunteer duty at Butterfly Pavilion and is an active Eagle Scout. He enjoys animals of all kinds especially primates and aspires to be a Conservation Biologist in Madagascar. Outside of the hospital Brendan enjoys visiting zoos, photography and playing baseball.

Kaitlin Lindsey

Practice Manager

Kaitlin Lindsey is Clear Creek Animal Hospital’s Practice Manager. She holds a certificate from Colorado State University and the American Animal Hospital Association in Practice Management. She is a member of the Veterinary Hospital Manager’s Association (VHMA) and the winner of the 2012 Arvada Young Professionals Leadership Award. She also serves as a Facilitator for the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association’s (CVMA) Power of 10 Leadership Program. When she’s not championing leadership at CCAH and abroad, Kaitlin enjoys boxing, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, dance, and exploring the Colorado outdoors with her family.