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Julie Kidd was born and raised in Colorado. She attended Colorado State University where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science in 1999 and her DVM in 2004. After she graduated with her DVM she stayed at CSU where she studied epidemiology, the study of herd health. Her focus was in adult dairy cow mortality and Johnes Disease. After leaving CSU she worked in a small animal emergency hospital in Denver, then a small animal general practise in Eaton, Colorado. Julie started Platte Valley Veterinary Services, a mobile veterinary clinic in 2010. Wanting to offer more to her clients and be closer to home she opened Platte Valley Veterinary in Severance in 2015.
She is married to another Colorado native, Andy. They have two children, Dalton and Raeleigh.
They live in Eaton with their dogs, Elbe, and Sassy, and several farm animals. Julie enjoys the outdoors, wildlife photography and bowling with her family.
She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Rita Holmes was born in Texas and moved to Colorado 21 years ago. She has two boys 16 and 13 and one little girl who is 8. She has been around animals her entire life working with the vets that took care of our animals, helping family with breeding cattle and pigs to showing different animals. She currently has a bearded dragon, three horses, four cats, a chiweenie and a bull dog. She currently lives in Fort Collins with her children, animals and significant other. She loves all animals big and small and enjoys every day that she is able to help them out. In her spare time she enjoys camping, hunting, watching her son play baseball, horseback riding, hiking and spending time with family.
Mary is a Colorado native with 4 children, 5 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Mary obtained her grooming certificate at Classy Pet Grooming School in Loveland Colorado, in May of 2006. Mary enjoys grooming immensely and continuously is furthering her education and staying up with the latest styles and techniques. Mary has several certificated from super styling sessions and seminars with the famous Jay Scruggs and Sue Zecco. Mary also enjoys volunteering for various rescues including but not limited to Weld County Humane Society. Realizing that grooming dogs not only provides much needed relief for the animal but increases the chance for adoption. Mary’s love for animals does not stop on the grooming level; she currently has 3 Chihuahuas and 3 cats that all adopted her. When she is not at work you can always find her making jewelry or some sort of craft project. She also enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.