Purrfect Health Cat Hospital Staff

Kari, CVT

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After receiving a BS in Animal Science at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Kari worked for five years in infectious disease research. She then moved to Ridgecrest, CA, where she became a certified veterinary technician. In several years she and her husband decided to move to Colorado, and she started working for a small animal practice in Castle Rock where she first met Dr. Cathy Ortloff. Since 2001, Kari has been a cornerstone of Purrfect Health Cat Hospital and helped plan the practice. She currently shares her home with cats, dogs, horses and tropical fish. Her interests include crossfit training, jewelry design, and reading at least 2 books at a time.

Pam, CVT

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In 1998 she graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology with an associate degree in animal science. She worked as an emergency technician on the night shift for her first 3 years. While she enjoyed working with a variety of animals from dogs and cats to reptiles and even some farm animals, she found her passion in feline medicine and joined Purrfect Health Cat Hospital in the fall of 2001. She is also an avid reader, and several cats and a variety of fish fill her household.


Kelley, CVT

Purrfect Health Cat Hospital Kelley knew from a young age that she wanted to work with animals and pursued that dream at Colorado State University. She graduated with a BS in Wildlife Biology and then went on to volunteer at the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program in Fort Collins, work with leash-trained big cats at the Cincinnati Zoo, volunteer with a big cat rescue in Phoenix, and also volunteered at the Phoenix Zoo.  She and her husband moved back to Denver in 1999 when Kelley decided to attend Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. She worked at a few veterinary clinics before becoming a stay-at-home mom to two great kids. In 2016 she returned to veterinary medicine and joined the staff at Purrfect Health Cat Hospital. She enjoys cross stitching, reading, jigsaw puzzles, cheering for the Denver Broncos and CSU Rams, and skiing. Sherlock, a grey tabby cat, is currently their only pet.

Kelly, CVT

She is a 1991 graduate of Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology, and also initially worked in emergency medicine. She then worked for a surgery specialty practice for several years before joining a small animal practice in Castle Rock. During the 12 years she worked there, she met Kari and eventually Dr. Ortloff. From 2007 to 2012 she worked with the team at Purrfect Health Cat Hospital, and then returned in 2017. She and her family enjoy a variety of equine sports, as well as volunteering with a local horse rescue. Their home includes cats, a dog, horses, chickens and guinea pigs.