Our Expert Care Team in Falcon, CO
Dr. Phillip Okerberg
Dr. Phillip Okerberg attended Auburn University and then graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. After a year of clinical training at Purdue University, Dr. Okerberg moved to Colorado in 2018. Dr. Okerberg has a special interest in internal medicine and clinical pathology. In his free time, Dr. Okerberg enjoys fly fishing and skiing. Most of all he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, their five dogs, and their cat.
Dr. Cynthia Fede
Dr. Cynthia Fede has been a veterinarian for over 20 years. She strongly believes in the special bond pet parents share with their pets. Dr. Fede believes in client communication and does her best to work together with pet parents to make the best decisions for the pet and his or her family. She practices general small medicine and surgery and has special interest and experience with pet behavior. Dr. Fede sees a wide variety of pets including dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs and pocket pets. Dr. Fede is originally from New Jersey. She currently lives in the Black Forest with her husband, 4 great children, and a variety of pets - dogs, cats, reptiles (snakes, bearded dragons, leopard geckos, and tortoises) and tropical fish.
Dr. Amy Kranz
As a born and raised native of Michigan, Dr. Amy Kranz attended the University of Michigan for her undergraduate studies obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Biology. Dr. Kranz then received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ohio State University in 2004 and has been practicing ever since! After starting her career in Ohio, she then relocated to Colorado in 2009 and calls Palmer Lake her home. She has many professional interests as a veterinarian, but has special interest in behavior and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Kranz says she loves the nature of veterinary medicine and the critical thinking aspect to help pets and owners in need of help. She places a high emphasis on client education and wants to help every owner understand how to keep their furry family members as healthy as possible. Wanting to make every pet feel as comfortable as possible during their visit, it is not uncommon to find her on the floor at their level while doing her exams and treatments. She has many goals, but would really like to own her own practice someday. When she isn’t taking care of pets at the clinic, she is enjoying the Colorado lifestyle doing outdoor activities with her husband and dog Rhaegar.
Shayna Warner, DVM
Meet Dr. Shayna Warner! Dr. Warner received her DVM degree from Colorado State University. After graduation she completed an equine medical and surgical internship before moving back to Colorado where she worked in small animal emergency medicine for 8 years. Currently, Dr. Warner is a candidate to earn her M.S. degree in Epidemiology and Clinical Services through CSU. Dr. Warner also provides equine and cattle veterinary services when not at Animal Hospital of Falcon. She says she feels blessed to have joined our team here at Animal Hospital of Falcon! In her free time, Dr. Warner enjoys anything horse related, exercise, and spending time with her husband and multitude of animals.
Carolyn O'Leary, Practice Manager
Carolyn is originally from Massachusetts. She moved to Colorado in 2005 and absolutely loves it here. She's been working in the veterinary field for the last 17 years in various roles along the way. She joined the team at Animal Hospital of Falcon in Autumn 2020. Carolyn enjoys being a part of such an amazing team and loves getting to know the clients and patients here. She enjoys spending time with the love of her life, Seth and their two amazing children. Carolyn's family also includes two cats, Charlie (AKA Chalupa) and Elliott. They are currently in the process of adopting a new cat to join their family.
Jasmine, Certified Veterinary Technician/Lead CVT
Jasmine graduated with an Associate's Degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology in March 2018. She had been working as a Veterinary Assistant in an emergency veterinary hospital prior to, and following her graduation. Today, she works as the Lead Certified Veterinary Technician here at Animal Hospital of Falcon. Her experience focalizes in companion animals. However, she has worked with some pocket pets and large animals. In her spare time, Jasmine spends time with her two children, her dog and plays guitar.
Amanda, Certified Veterinary Technician
Amanda graduated from Tri-County Technical College in 2003 with an A.S. in Health Science with a major in Veterinary Technology. She first became licensed in South Carolina. After receiving her license, she married into the military where she lived in Alaska, New York, Germany and finally landing here in Colorado. Throughout these moves she was licensed in Alaska, New York and here in Colorado. From 2008 and 2016 she took a break to be a homemaker and raise three daughters while her husband was protecting our country. In 2016, her husband was medically retired from the Air Force. This drove Amanda back to the profession she loves. Throughout her eight years of veterinary technician experience, she has worked in clinics ranging from a single doctor practice, to an eight-doctor practice, with time at an emergency clinic. In addition, she has earned certifications in animal pain management and cold laser therapy. Her household is completed by three dogs, two cats, two bearded dragons, a rabbit, and multiple fish tanks. Her favorite pets are cats of any kind and Boston Terriers. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, playing softball, and gardening.
Steph, Veterinary Technician
Steph was born and raised in San Diego, CA and served in the U.S. Navy for nearly 6 years. Upon separation from the military, she moved to Colorado and fell in love with the mountains. Steph received a B.S. in biology at UCCS specifically to apply and attend veterinary school of medicine. She's had a deep passion for animals since she was 6 years old and is looking forward to a long career caring for our furry friends. Steph and her husband have 2 Great Danes, Niobe and Phoebe, whom they adore very dearly. They enjoy hiking, camping, and four-wheel driving with them during the warmer months. Steph loves her job – She says she is filled with joy knowing that she is in a business that loves and cares for our clients’ pets!
Bri/Red, Veterinary Technician
Bri, also known as Red, grew up in North Carolina and Alabama before moving to Indiana to be closer to family. In July 2020, she decided to take a risk and move to Colorado Springs. She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician Program. Bri has worked in the veterinary field for almost three years and is excited to continue growing and learning. Bri is super passionate about preventative care and client education. She has two fur babies of her own: a four-year-old boxer mix, Jessie, and a one-year-old cat, Freddy Todd Mercury. When not at work, Bri enjoys fitness, coffee, history, and learning new things.
Michelle B., Veterinary Assistant/Client Service Representative
My name is Michelle B and I started working at Animal Hospital of Falcon in August 2020 as a Client Service Representative and Vet Assistant. I graduated in January 2020 with a Bachelor's in Emergency and Disaster Management. I am originally from Spokane, WA. I have been happily married to my husband for 8 years and we have a 3-year-old son. I have an 11-year-old Pomeranian named Jackson and a 1-year-old Anatolian Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix named Tessa. I love being outdoors with my family and going camping. I love watching soccer and watching the Seattle Seahawks. I love being in the veterinary field because I love being around animals and taking care of them.
Jennifer, Veterinary Assistant
Jennifer worked in Information Technology for over a decade until she had the chance to follow her heart and retrain as a Veterinary Assistant in 2018. She received her Veterinary Assistant certificate in Logan, UT, and has been working in the field for almost 2 years. Jennifer has been a Zookeeper, a Kennel Attendant, and a Vet Assistant, and is planning to go back to school to become a Vet Tech. She loves working with her friends at the Animal Hospital, and especially caring for the pets that come through our doors. Jennifer is married and has a son, Cameron, and daughter, Ricci. They have an 11-year-old lab mix, Idgy, and a 7-month-old puggle, Halford. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her husband and dogs, as well as mountain biking.
Andrea, Veterinary Assistant
Before working in veterinary medicine, Andrea worked in human medicine for a year as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Andrea made the switch to veterinary medicine in August of 2020 and works as a Veterinary Assistant here at Animal Hospital of Falcon. Andrea is also a CVT student, and is working on finishing her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. Andrea has 3 horses and 2 rescue dogs. Andrea hopes to eventually work in Large Animal medicine where she can merge her passions of horses and veterinary medicine together.
Michelle M., Client Service Representative
Michelle M. was born in Germany and moved around quite a bit since her Dad was in the Army. They settled back in Colorado in 2005 and she absolutely loves it here. Michelle did go to school to become a veterinary assistant but found that the client service representative role was better suited for her. She met her husband here in Colorado and they have an awesome son together. Michelle has been with Animal Hospital of Falcon since 2015. Michelle says she loves this clinic and getting to know all of our clients and patients. In her spare time, she enjoys going camping in their new RV. She enjoys spending quality time with her family. They have 2 cats, named Riley and Milo, both were rescues. Some day, they will get a dog. In the meantime, she gets her fill every day at work!
Cassidy Day, Client Service Representative
My name is Cassidy Day. I was born in Colorado Springs but raised in Minnesota. I am very happy to be back in my beautiful home state. I have been in the veterinary field for the last 2 years and look forward to many more! I enjoy learning about different dog breeds and anything to do with dogs. I'm a new addition to Animal Hospital of Falcon's team, and I absolutely love it! I live with my boyfriend, Cole, and our two adorable pups, Paisley and Schwartzie. My favorite animal is dogs, especially the squishy Frenchies and Pugs! I enjoy hiking, spending time with family, and cuddling with my dogs, as I am quite a homebody.
Veterinary Technicians, Assistants, and Client Service Team members play an essential role in the care and well-being of all our patients and their families. This profession is a calling and one that people are drawn to because of their love of animals and interest in serving others. We will do everything possible to make you and your pet’s visit comfortable. Please do not hesitate to ask if we may be of assistance.
If you are looking for quality, compassionate care for your pets, this is the place. I have been a client of Animal Hospital of Falcon for a long time, and these guys are simply the best.
- William T.