Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!
Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Cherry Hills Animal Hospital in Greenwood Village! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
Please call us at 303-557-4979 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!
Dr. Jennifer Denton
Growing up in Aurora, Colorado, a young Jennifer Denton would diligently watch all of the neighbor’s dogs for them since her own family didn’t have pets at the time. She always enjoyed the company of animals and knew from a young age she wanted to become a veterinarian. She never gave up on that dream and now she’s a licensed Veterinarian and Owner of Cherry Hills Animal Hospital!
Dr. Denton received her Bachelor’s in Biology from Colorado State University in 1999. She stayed at Colorado State to receive her DVM in 2005 and remained in the area to practice veterinary medicine. Dr. Denton likes preventative medicine because she likes keeping animals healthy, not just treating diseases. She also enjoys the challenge of internal medicine, as well as acupuncture and laser therapy—as Dr. Denton puts it, not everything needs medication!
Outside of work, Dr. Denton loves reading thriller novels, mountain biking, hiking, and spending time with her family. She lives with her husband and two children. They have five cats: Sarabi, Mulder, Scully (Dr. Denton is an X-Files fan!), Frankie Four Fingers, and Bullet Tooth Tony, the troublemaker of the lot.
Ashley grew up in Rio Rancho, New Mexico as the oldest of four girls. When she was old enough, she volunteered at local animal shelters and quickly realized that professionals were needed to take care of the never-ending number of animals that needed help. This was a big factor in her decision to pursue a career in the veterinary profession—she wanted to do hands-on work helping animals, and a career as a certified Veterinary Technician was the perfect choice!
In 2009, Ashley moved to Denver to pursue her Associates Degree in Applied Science of Animal Technology. A few months after graduation, she passed her board exams and became a certified Veterinary Technician. Working at Cherry Hills Animal Hospital, Ashley loves interacting with clients and their pets and educating owners on all aspects of pet health. She particularly enjoys educating about dentistry and heartworm preventatives because they seem to be topics that many people don’t know a lot about.
Ashley lives in Englewood with her shy cat, Lydia, and her outgoing, rambunctious dog, Piper.
A Colorado native, Nicole always enjoyed trips to the vet’s office as a kid. She decided she wanted to care for animals the same way the veterinary care staff did during those trips—she made the commitment to go to veterinary technician school, and now she gets to provide health care for animals daily as a certified Veterinary Technician at Cherry Hills Animal Hospital!
Through an internship at the Community College of Denver, Nicole started working at Cherry Hills Animal Hospital in 2011 and received her Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in December 2012. She took her state board exams and became a certified technician in April of 2013.
Nicole is especially interested in dentistry because it involves very rewarding do-it-yourself procedures. She also likes radiology and the challenge of achieving a diagnostic x-ray. The hands-on aspect of anesthesia is another favorite part of the job for her.
In her free time, Nicole enjoys reading, antiquing, and being active outside. She especially enjoys hiking with her Dalmatian mix, Buster.
Quinn has been passionate about the well-being of pets ever since she can remember—she’s always wanted to provide the best possible care for her own animal companions as well as others’ furry friends. Now, Quinn serves the area’s pets as a Technician Assistant here at Cherry Hills Animal Hospital while attending school to become a Certified Veterinary Technician!
Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Quinn grew up here in Colorado and was first turned on to the Animal Behavior College’s training course when she happened to see a commercial on television. Right away, she knew it was her chance to make a difference while doing what she loved! During the course’s externship portion, Quinn was hired on by her mentor and still assists her with cases to this day.
Quinn was inspired by her mentor and employer to go back to school and earn her Technician’s certification. Now, she supports her steady flow of coursework with hands-on experience here at Cherry Hills Animal Hospital. She’s been a part of the clinic team since May of 2016 and is particularly fond of the hospital environment’s fast-paced, stay-on-your-toes nature.
Quinn enjoys spending much of her time outside of school and work with family. Her parents, two sisters, and brother all live close by, and they enjoy getting together for barbecues, birthdays, or for no particular reason at all! In total, the family has four dogs—a pair of silver Labradors named Jack and Wyatt; Luke the Bassett hound; and a Chihuahua/Italian Greyhound mix named Bones—as well as three cats named Sela, Jasper, and Zoe.
Ashlyn grew up in Lakewood, CO and has always loved animals and the field of medicine. She started school in August of 2017 at Penn Foster. She loves being able to help animals when they don’t feel good and loves keeping them feeling good when they do! Her hobbies include drawing, fishing, and playing soccer.
Ashlyn has two black cats, Soot and Midnight, and a dachshund named Bruno. All of her pets are rescues and are the best pets she’s ever had!
Becca grew up in Santa Clarita, California with a dad who surrounded her with animals. They were the foster home for their local pet store, and whenever someone dropped off an animal, Becca and her dad would take it in until it was healthy. This began her passion for helping animals in need, from wildlife to domestic pets.
She started tech school in September 2017 at Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology, and her favorite thing about the veterinary field is having the ability to work hands-on with animals and having the medical knowledge to make a difference in their lives.
In her free time, Becca is an avid reptile enthusiast, so she can always be found loving on her snakes and geckos. If there is a local reptile expo, she will undoubtedly be there. She lives with her seven snakes (four red tail boas, a Dumeril’s boa, a corn snake, and a ball python), a leopard gecko, a crested gecko, and a rat terrier named Peaches!
Fun fact: one of her red tail boas has no eyes, and another has only one eye (both born that way!).
Karen McKee became a dog groomer because it combined her three passions: dogs, art, and hair. Karen’s mother was also a groomer and taught young Karen how to groom their schnauzer, Heidi. Ever since, Karen’s had a passion for making dogs look, feel, and smell their absolute best!
Growing up in Strongsville, Ohio, Karen started her grooming journey by helping her mother in their home salon. She was then mentored by Debra Paulson, a 40-year grooming veteran, and eventually worked as a Grooming Salon Manager at Petco before becoming the groomer of Cherry Hills Animal Hospital.
Karen says she is the world’s most gentle groomer—the dog’s well-being is paramount, always. She likes corrective grooming, in which she adjusts the hair to show off the dog’s best features and downplay any imperfections, as well as introducing a puppy to their first grooming experience.
Outside of work, Karen enjoys music and used to play guitar and keyboards in a rock band. She still enjoys jamming with friends for fun, and also likes painting and gardening. Karen also used to work as a graphic designer and art director for a game development company that once beat Disney in a competition!
Karen has an old blue heeler named Kola, who likes sleeping under the covers, and two black cats, Pharaoh and Cleo, who both love laying in a nice basket of fresh laundry.