Meet the Team

Dr. Geri Lake-Bakaar

DVM, DACVIM (CARDIOLOGY), COO

Dr. Geri Lake-Bakaar graduated from Harvard University in 2003 (BA), Cornell University in 2007, and University of California, Davis (DACVIM, Cardiology) in 2013. Between veterinary school and her residency she also completed a rotating internship at the Anima... Full Bio ▸

Dr. Terri Felske

DVM

Dr. Terri Felske is an Emergency Veterinarian for EVS. She went to undergraduate school at Central Michigan University. Dr. Felske completed her veterinary education at University of Minnesota in 2009 followed by a rotating internship at Cummings School of Vet... Full Bio ▸

Dr. Liz Grimshaw

DVM

Dr. Liz Grimshaw (previously Gettinger) graduated from the University of Florida (BS in Animal Sciences) before proceeding to North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. She continued her education in a small animal rotating internship at ... Full Bio ▸

Dr. Carrie Daly

Relief DVM

Dr. Carrie Daly graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She has had an eclectic career since then, having practiced in Hong Kong, Minnesota, Oregon, and finally (and happily!) Colorado. She loves all species but is pa... Full Bio ▸

Dr. Karyn Fein

DVM (Rehab)

Dr. Karyn Fein graduated from The University of Maryland (BS in Animal Science) before continuing on to The College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University (DVM). She then completed a rotating internship in Connecticut. After working in emerg... Full Bio ▸

Michael Lake-Bakaar

CEO

Michael Lake-Bakaar has had a life long passion for leading people and business management. He has pursued real-world experience and a formal education in both. He started out as a Navy SeaBee and moved into construction management, spending the last two decad... Full Bio ▸

Jenn Barg, MS, ACAAB, CDBC

Hospital Administrator

Jenn Barg comes from a strong background in animal shelter operations and management as well as applied animal behavior. She holds a BS and an MS in Biology and is an Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Certified Dog Behavior Consultant. Jenn st... Full Bio ▸

Kate McAnnally

CVT, RVT

Kate McAnnally has been working in veterinary medicine since before attending college. Kate has always found time to continue working with animals in shelters, rescue organizations or medical settings. She shares her life and adventures with her husband, Steve... Full Bio ▸

Jessica Wells

CVT

Jessica Wells like most folks enjoys living life with her family and friends. Listening to music and being outdoors either in the mountains or near the ocean. She has always had a love and respect for animals which stemmed her passion for working with them.  ... Full Bio ▸

Mishalyn Halbert

CVT

Misha was born and raised in Colorado, and graduated from Bel Rea in 2018. She had about a year of general practice experience before moving into emergency. When not helping animals Misha enjoys cooking, reading, rock climbing, and pyrography. She has three an... Full Bio ▸

Katie Galbreath

CVT

Katie graduated from Bel-Rea Institute in 2005 as a Certified Veterinary Technician. She has worked in general practice, ER, ophthalmology and with exotic animals. She enjoys camping, fly fishing, hiking and motorcycle riding with her husband Zach. She has 2 d... Full Bio ▸

Diandra Rumoro

CVA

Diandra Rumoro has been working as a Certified Veterinary Assistant for about three years; with 2 years of general practice and 1 year of specialty and emergency. While she is not busy doing school work completing her degree as a CVT, she enjoys hiking, dancin... Full Bio ▸

Kaitlyn Ewine

CSR, Marketing Assistant

Kaitlyn Ewine graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2019 (BS in Business) with a degree in Marketing & Public and Nonprofit Management. She has experience in the nonprofit field including event planning, social media marketing, and client managemen... Full Bio ▸