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.
Wendy Illick, DVM
Dr. Illick attended Duke University for her undergraduate education, with every intent of becoming a research scientist in primate neurobiology. However, she fell in love with the care and health of the research subjects more than the stuffy academic research setting and chose instead to become a veterinarian.
In practice, she finds she loves preventive and proactive wellness care for pets in all life stages. Building healthy and whole mental, physical, and social lives for our pets is most rewarding for her. She also enjoys feline-friendly practice and maintains a membership with the American Association of Feline Practitioners. She also practices backyard chicken medicine.
Debbie Nickel has a strong passion for the well being of both animals and people and loves forming bonds with clients and their pets. Debbie’s favorite breeds are Shih Tzus and Persains. She has two Shih Tzus, brother and sister from the same litter, and two Persian cats. Debbie also volunteers with Shih Tzu Rescue of Colorado.
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.
Alicia grew up in Iowa, but despite the lack of beaches there she grew up to become a Marine Mammal Trainer. After college, she trained dolphins, river otters, harbor seals and parrots for aquariums and zoos. After moving around the country for several years, she settled in Colorado. Since moving here, she has found her niche in customer service at veterinary hospitals and strives to give clients and their pets a high-quality experience every time they call or visit.
Growing up, Amanda had a wide range of animals, including exotics, cats, dogs and chickens. After marrying her high school sweetheart, earning her business degree, Certificate in Medical Assistance, and Esthetician License she decided to combine her love for medicine with her love for animals. She is currently earning her Certificate in Veterinary Technology at Penn Foster College.
Lead 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 two Dobermans and two cats.
Susan Mackay, CVT
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.
Heather’s favorite part about being a veterinary technician is working with a variety of animals. She worked at an all-exotics hospital in Utah helping treat chickens, goats, lizards and much more before coming to Clear Creek Animal Hospital. She has two dogs, Lulu and Lia, and a cat named Luna. Someday, Heather hopes to open a Cat Cafe’ where adoptable cats can warm the laps of coffee lovers, which combines two of her biggest loves: Animals and coffee.
For as long as Leslie can remember her family has always had pets. She grew up with cats, dogs, fish and ferrets and she loved them all! She has been in the veterinary field for over 10 years, and still likes to learn new things every day. She loves being a veterinary technician because every day brings variety and new things. Leslie’s current goal is to pursue certification as a veterinary technician.
Kendra realized shortly after graduating from Metropolitan State College 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.
Seldom seen by clients, but somehow always present, Kaitlin helped Dr. Lindsey found and grow Clear Creek Animal Hospital in 2009 and now works behind the scenes ensuring that the vision, mission, and values for the hospital are carried out every day. She holds a certificate in Practice Management from CSU School of Business and is currently completing her Human-Animal Bond certification.