Justin Daughtry, DVM

Dr. Daughtry is the newest member of the Cherry Hills Animal Hospital. He and his family recently relocated from the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Daughtry is originally from Philadelphia. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in biology from East Stroudsburg University in 1997 and decided to dedicate the first part of his professional career to human physical therapy. He earned a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2000 from Drexel University. Dr. Daughtry truly enjoyed being a caregiver and helping people heal from injuries and illness; however, after eleven years within that profession, he developed a strong desire to transfer his caregiving to our four-legged friends. He then attended the UC-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, where he graduated in 2016 with honors. To further pursue postgraduate advanced study in small animal medicine and surgery, Dr. Daughtry completed a veterinary internship at VCA Loomis Basin. After his internship, he served as an associate veterinarian in the San Francisco Bay Area. His areas of interest include geriatric care medicine, feline medicine, dentistry, and surgery. When not at the clinic, Dr. Daughtry, his wife Julie, his son Asher, and their German Short-Haired Pointer “Zeke” are outside hiking, backpacking, bird watching, and exploring.


Ellen Kim, DVM

Dr. Ellen Kim was born and raised in Colorado before her family moved to California. She has spent time in both northern and southern California, and she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. After graduation, she had the opportunity to work for a non-profit organization in East Africa which inspired her to pursue veterinary medicine. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. Her interests include public health and preventative care. She has a Maltese mix named Bailey, a Boston Terrier mix named Henry, and a three-legged calico named Sushi. Her little crew is happy to be back in Colorado enjoying the four seasons and all that Colorado has to offer.


Amanda Kuenz, Practice Manager


Jason Kuenz, Technician Assistant


Amanda Avery, Technician Assistant

Amanda joined the CHAH family in February of 2020 as an assistant while completing her schooling for the Veterinary Technician program at CCD, which she graduated from in May of 2020. She wanted to work in this field to be a voice for the animals that need help. She lives with her 10-year-old Bombay cat, Cupcake, and her hedgehog, Piper. In her free time she enjoys cruising through the mountains and exploring new places.


April Bland, Technician Assistant

April is originally from Houston and has been living in Colorado for the last 4 years. She joined us at CHAH in April of 2020. She has been a veterinary technician since 1996. She has worked in everything from general practice to specialty and emergency medicine. She prides herself on setting high expectations in patient care. She has recently adopted a boxer mix named Zeus.


Jo Rangel, Receptionist

Jo joined the CHAH team in January of 2020. She has a passion to help animals and always wanted to work in the veterinary field. In her free time she enjoys camping, dreaming of being a mermaid, and spending time with her husband and fur baby, Dakota.


Kai Snead, Technician Assistant

Kai joined CHAH in May of 2020. Kai joined the army straight out of high school and was stationed in Germany for 4 years before moving back to Virginia. Kai moved to Colorado for school in September of 2017. She has been working the veterinary field for 2 years now. She has a boxer mix, husky, cat, and a bird. In her free time she enjoys playing video games, reading, and camping in the beautiful mountains.