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OUR STAFF

Meet our caring, experienced staff

DOCTORS

Dr. Justina Codde, practice owner, graduated from the University of California at Davis in 1999. In addition to her veterinary degree, Dr. Codde also has a master’s degree in Animal Science specializing in reproductive physiology. She has published two research papers as the lead investigator and has been involved with numerous other research projects. Dr. Codde is the volunteer veterinarian for Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue since 2004. She enjoys working with several animal rescue groups to provide care for their animals. She also spent 8 years volunteering with the county 4H program and taught numerous projects. Her family is the highlight of her life and she enjoys spending as much time as possible with her daughters. She has owned hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, rabbits, dogs, cats, sheep and cattle.

Dr. Catherine Cowles graduated from the University of California at Davis in 1998. She has been working at Cherry Creek Veterinary Hospital since graduation. She also volunteers her time as a community club leader and project leader for the local county 4H. She has owned chickens, bees, chinchilla and a dog.

Dr. Karen Rauhaus graduated from Colorado State University in 2001 and has worked at Cherry Creek Veterinary Hospital since 2002. In addition to her veterinary degree, she has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Iowa. She has owned cats and dogs. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities and softball. She is an avid Sacramento Kings fan!

MANAGEMENT

Carol has worked at Cherry Creek Veterinary Hospital since 1994. She graduated from the University of California at Davis in 1990 with a degree in Biology. Carol has owned several dogs. She enjoys playing English Handbells and camping.

Jean RVT VDT, has been at Cherry Creek Veterinary Hospital since 1996. She graduated from Western Career College in 1996 and has completed additional training in veterinary dentistry. She has three daughters and grandchildren. She has owned dogs, cats, goats, chickens and turkeys. Jean is very involved with the local 4H club and FFA. In her spare time she enjoys camping and fishing.

REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIANS

Melissa RVT, has worked at Cherry Creek Veterinary Hospital since 2006. She graduated from Western Career College in 2007. She has owned cats and a dog. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and writing.

Raeann RVT, joined Cherry Creek Veterinary Hospital in 2011. She graduated from Western Career College in 1994. Raeann owns cats, dogs and horses. She is involved with a local horse group that patrols Dry Creek Parkway and helps provide crowd control for Rio Linda Community functions.

Lindsey RVT, is the newest RVT to join Cherry Creek Veterinary Hospital in 2015, but has worked with Dr. Codde previously for over 10 years. She obtained her RVT license in 2004. She owns dogs and cats. Outside of work she is a very busy mom. 

Tiffany has just received her RVT license in 2019. She plans to continue her education and would like to obtain her degree at UC Davis. She owns two dogs. She has volunteered at Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue since 2008, where she first began working with Dr. Codde.

Taylor obtained her bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois in 2016 and soon after decided to pursue getting a registered veterinary technician license. She graduated from Cosumnes River College's veterinary technician program in 2018 and has just received her license. She and her husband have 3 cats, 2 dogs and a bearded dragon. In her spare time she likes to read, ride horses, and help her husband with his farm business.

Dawn was bit by the veterinary bug when she was 14 years old with her first job. After high school, she moved on to other jobs and careers, but she never found as much joy as she did with that first job. In 2014, Dawn finally decided to g back to school to become a vet tech. During her internship, she found a home at Cherry Creek. After graduation, Dawn had her son and took a brief time off. In 2017 we were fortunate enough to have her return to our team!

RECEPTION

Wally joined Cherry Creek Veterinary Hospital in 2016, bringing with her over 30 years of experience as a veterinary receptionist. She has worked with Dr. Codde for numerous years previously and we are thrilled to have her here with us. She owns dogs and cats.

KENNEL ATTENDANTS

Darrin started working at Cherry Creek Veterinary Hospital in 2012. He loves working with animals. He has owned cats, dogs, lizards and spiders.  In his free time, he loves music and plays the keyboard and guitar. Halloween is his favorite holiday. He also loves fixing things and is quite handy around the hospital.

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