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Meet the friendly staff at Crow Hill Veterinary Hospital!

  • Dr. Sheila RiceWatkins
    Sheila RiceWatkins DVM

    Sheila RiceWatkins grew up in Pennsylvania always dreaming of becoming a veterinarian. She began her career helping animals as a veterinary assistant in 1991, and worked as a veterinary technician while attending undergraduate school at York College of Pennsylvania. She attended Veterinary school at Kansas State University, graduating with her DVM in 2001.

  • Dr. Mitch A. Zale
    Dr. Mitch A. Zale

    Dr. Zale is a Colorado native and graduated from Evergreen High School in 1977. In the 80s he attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins. He received a bachelor's degree in Microbiology in 1984 and DVM in 1988. Dr. Zale worked at Mission Viejo Animal Hospital after graduation. He started Pet Clinic, in Fort Collins, in 1990 and built a three-doctor practice from scratch. The clinic worked closely with the Larimer County Humane Society, starting an early spay program that reduced the stray animal population to 7,590 in the Fort Collins / Loveland area. The clinic was sold in 2001 and Dr. Zale moved back to Evergreen.

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    Office Manager, Owner, “no one of consequence”

    Chad never envisioned himself in the veterinary industry, as his heart lies with gold prospecting. He has been seen on Animal Planet's Ice Cold Gold. When recognized in the community in his beloved Jeep Gladiator Rubicon, it's either for his international stardom, or uncensored sense of humor from local Facebook communities.

    Chad is the caretaker of all things: feeding the pets at home, the crew at the office, grocery shopper, errand runner, kid commuter, and maintenance guy- when he gets around to it!! A jack of all trades, and master of many. Here he is, living the dream as the veterinarian's husband, supporting Dr. Sheila in business and life!

  • Jeracha
    Veterinary Technician

    Jeracha lives in Bailey with her husband, Chance, their son, Hudson, daughter Harper, and their 6 dogs. She is a huge advocate for animal welfare, and has opened her home to fostering dogs for the past 2 years. She was raised around animals, and plans to one day open an animal rescue herself. On her days off, she spends time on the trails with her pups, exploring beautiful Colorado.

  • Lena
    Lena RVT
    Veterinary Technician

    Lena started her career in animal health working as a kennel technician in high school. It was then that she realized how much she would enjoy working with animals. She furthered her career by obtaining an Associate of Applied Science degree, in Veterinary Technology, from the Community College of Denver. She gained most of her experience as a Vet Tech working at an animal hospital in her hometown of Thornton, Colorado.

    Lena and her husband, both Colorado natives, recently moved to Bailey with their two cats and one dog. They are very excited to be living in the mountains! They enjoy traveling, road trips, and hiking.

    Lena is looking forward to meeting you and your pets!

  • Shana
    Shana CVT, RVT
    Veterinary Technician

    Shana is a Colorado Native and moved to Bailey in 2017 with her husband. She also shares her home with two dogs, two cats, and three goats. In her free time, she loves hiking, mountain biking, and running. Shana has been a certified veterinary technician for more than fifteen years.

  • Chris
    Chris RVT
    Veterinary Technician

    Chris moved to Bailey in 2016 from Ohio. He currently lives in Grant. He enjoys hiking, backpacking or just being outside with his girlfriend Dellynn, her daughter Madi and all 5 dogs.

  • Dani
    Client Services

    Dani is a Colorado native that moved to Bailey in 2020 with her husband. They have 5 cats, a dog and a bearded dragon. She does hairstyling in town but also works at the clinic because she loves the people and pets she sees here. In her free time away from work she enjoys her husbands cooking, hanging out with her pets, and exploring ghost towns. 

  • stacy
    Client Services

    Stacy moved to Colorado with her husband in 2018 and to Shawnee in 2021.  She spent 15 years working in Animal Shelters/Humane Societies in Kansas and Colorado before moving to the Veterinary Clinic world.  She shares her home with her rescue dog, Vail and 2 cats.  In her free time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her pets and husband.

  • Brijae
    Veterinary Assistant

    Bri joined us after moving to Bailey in 2022. She is a graduate of PIMA with the Perseverance Award. She has 2 cats, 2 dogs and a corn snake. In her free time, she enjoys playing guitar, gardening and photography.

  • Maleah
    Veterinary Assistant

    Maleah is born and raised in Arizona and moved to Colorado in 2019. She has had a passion with animals since she was eight years old and is now pursuing a Vet Tech degree. She has 5 dogs and if she could she would have triple the number. She hopes to one day have her own Pitbull Rescue. On her days off she enjoys hiking with the pups, bowling, and a home cook meal.