Meet Our Team

Meet Our Doctors

Kris Ahlgrim, DVM | Owner/Veterinarian

Grew up in: Littleton, CO (Colorado native)
Education: DVM (Colorado State University), 1992; formal internship in Springfield, MA
Companions: 3 dogs, 4 birds, 1 tortoise and 11 turtles
Hobbies/interests: Soccer, Irish dancing, cooking
Membership Associations: AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association), CVMA (Colorado Veterinary Medical Association), DAVMS (Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society), AAV (Association of Avian Veterinarians), ARAV (Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians), and AEMV (Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians).
Best thing about GVH: Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of so many animals and their wonderful owners. This would not be possible without the dedicated staff that surrounds me.

Matt Hitchcock, DVM  | Associate Veterinarian

Grew up in: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Lived in Colorado since: 2008
Education: DVM (University of Wisconsin), 2008
Companions:  1 dog (Lambeau)
Hobbies/interests: Enjoying the outdoors.  Hiking, camping, biking, and skiing.
Membership Associations: AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) and the CVMA (Colorado Veterinary Medical Association).

Alison Hazel, DVM |  Relief Veterinarian

Grew up in: New Jersey
Lived in Colorado since: 2005
Education: DVM (Cornell), 1992
Companions: 1 cat (Magnum), 1 dog (Morris)
Hobbies/interests: Avian & exotic medicine, sailing, hiking and wildlife conservation.
Membership Associations: AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association), CVMA (Colorado Veterinary Medical Association), DAVMS (Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society), AAV (Association of Avian Veterinarians) and Colorado Wildlife Rehab Association.

Relief veterinarians that we trust to take care of our GoldenView patients when Dr. Ahlgrim is out of the office are hard to find. We share Dr. Hazel with other veterinary hospitals around the Denver Metro area that also need her, and appreciate the compassionate way she takes care of GVH patients when she is here.

Meet our Team Members

Taylor Peek | Practice Manager

Taylor grew up in Buffalo, New York but moved to Colorado after high school to pursue a veterinary career. While her career path has taken her through the chiropractic and dental fields, she always finds herself back in the veterinary world where she is happiest!

Taylor was recently married to her husband, Ben. She spends her free time drawing, painting, spending time with friends and family, or playing the piano. She has a boxer mix named Allie, a german shepherd mix named Wylee, a tom cat named Hamilton, and a bearded dragon named LittleFoot. She is proud to be a part of the GVH team and loves getting to know all of our wonderful clients and their companions!

Jordyn | Boarding Coordinator

We are happy to welcome Jordyn to our team as our new boarding coordinator! Jordyn was born in Colorado and enjoys hiking with her dog, Blue, and her fiance.

She is here to care for your friends while you’re away and to keep them comfortable during their stay. She has always loved caring for animals and takes great pride in being able to care for yours. She will become fast friends with your feathered, scaled, or furry companion!

Amanda | Certified Veterinary Nurse & Nurse Supervisor

Amanda graduated from Bel Rea institute of Animal Technology in 2012 and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2013. She joined the GVH family in 2012 and is valued for the technical skills and ability to work with all kinds of animals.

Amanda is happily married and has one daughter and one son. She also has cats and a guinea pig at home! She is a US Army veteran, having served for 8 years. She enjoys working on cars, art, playing with her kids and being active outside. She loves being a part of the GVH team because of all of our amazing clients and patients!

Ray | Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Ray moved from Texas to Colorado in November of 2017. She loves all of the outdoor activities that our state has to offer, including rafting, snowboarding and rock climbing.

Ray has a Colorado mutt and one cat. She wants to pursue her veterinary medicine career, and hopes to have her own wildlife rehabilitation center someday. Her favorite part of working at GVH is getting to work with unique animals! Every day is different and exciting.

Kaiti | Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Kaiti moved from North Carolina to Evergreen in August of 2018. Here she spends her time hiking, camping, reading, cooking and lounging with her husband, her family and friends. Kaiti and her husband have 2 pitbull mixes named Sullivan and Munch, as well as a Green-Cheeked Conure and a Crested Gecko.

Kaiti graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.S. in Environmental, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in 2015 but is looking into additional schooling to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.

Kaiti enjoys working at GVH because she loves being able to continue learning and growing her understanding of veterinary medicine.

Emily | Veterinary Nurse Assistant

Emily grew up right here in Golden and joined our GVH team this year. She is one of the nurses you might see when bringing your pet in for an appointment. She also helps in the lab and pharmacy.

Emily has three cats, four dogs, six horses, many chickens and two peacocks. She enjoys reading, writing, and horseback riding. Her favorite part of working at GVH is learning new things each day.

Morgan | Certified Veterinary Assistant

Morgan is originally from Beamont, Texas, but moved to Colorado in 2016. She received her certification as Veterinary Technician Assistant from the Community College of Denver, and is currently working toward her Veterinary Technician degree.

Morgan has been married for 7 years. She and her husband have two fur babies: Xena the pit bull, and Rillo the dachshund. She has been with GVH since the beginning of 2018 and enjoys learning about exotic animals.

Brennan | Client Service Representative

Brennan is one of the smiling faces that you will see at our front desk. She is very creative and is an illustration major. She has two cats named Kiwi & Atari, and a mouse named Neebs.

Brennan’s interests include video games, comic books, and tattoos & piercings. She enjoys being a part of the GVH family because she loves working with a team that loves animals as much as she does.

Angel | Client Service Representative

Angel has been a Client Service Representative at GoldenView since 2016. She is always happy to help! She likes short getaways to the mountains, reading, and dancing like no one is watching.

She loves tacos and thinks every day should be taco tuesday. She also loves movie nights with her family. Angel believes in karma, love, peace and happiness.

Kayla | Client Service Representative

Kayla is another one of our friendly front-desk faces! However, she is currently studying to become a Certified Veterinary Technician at Bel Rea institute to help with your pet’s healthcare in a different way. She has a “zoo” at home, including cats, dogs, ferrets and sugar gliders.

Kayla loves to watch movies (specifically, the Marvel series!). She loves working at GVH because of the wide variety of pets that we get to work with.

Marianna | Client Service Representative

Marianna joined our team in 2019 as a Client Service Representative and so far is loving the variety of pets that we care for!

Marianna is a Colorado native. When she is not cuddling her French Bulldog mix, Dakota, or her Jenday Conure, Marty, she enjoys hiking, painting, reading and paddle boarding.