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John Arnold, DVM

John Arnold, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. John Arnold was born in Seal Beach California and has practiced as a veterinarian in Nevada, California, Oregon, and Colorado. John is a proud CSU Ram, he attended Colorado State University for his BS in Zoology, MBA, and DVM. While attending the CSU School of Veterinary Medicine he met his future wife who is now a Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon and Surgical Oncology Fellow. Both Dr. Arnold and his wife graduated with the class of 2006.

John’s proudest accomplishment is being a father to his daughter Rylee Rose, who was born in May of 2015 and is quickly turning out to be an avid rock climber and hiker like her dad. In addition to enjoying rock climbing and hiking with his family and border collie mix, Lucy, he also enjoys playing ice hockey, soccer, and traveling. Dr. Arnold first joined the Raintree family in 2008 and in addition to practicing traditional veterinary medicine is also AAVMA Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture.

Some of his professional interests include cancer management, pain management, surgery, anesthesia, dermatology, and strengthening the human-animal bond. You may see John climbing or biking around Horsetooth or up Poudre Canyon… or enjoying his favorite meal (Brunch) with his daughter downtown. John is still actively involved at CSU. He serves on the Curriculum Committee for the CSU Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. You may see him on campus giving presentations to the Pre-vet club or meeting with graduate students on what life is like as a practicing veterinarian. John also started a mentoring program at Raintree that gives future veterinarians an idea of what life is like at the hospital.

Debra Q. Holmes, DVM

Debra Q. Holmes, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Debra Holmes grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and as a young child, she had a clear vision that she was going to be a veterinarian. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Pre-Veterinary Studies from the University of Arizona. Dr. Holmes earned her DVM degree in 1997 from Colorado State University. Her career includes many years of owning a small animal practice in Ft. Collins, as well as working in emergency medicine. In 2004 she earned her Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture. Her special areas of interest include acupuncture, internal medicine, and dermatology.

When not helping pets and their people in need, she enjoys spending time with her two children. She is an avid reader of fiction, and loves cooking, listening to music, and running. She also admits to enjoying her fair share of popcorn and Cherry Coke at the movie theater!

Nina Garbino, DVM

Nina Garbino, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Nina Garbino was born in Huntington Beach, California. After realizing that she could not live as a pirate on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland at the age of five, she decided she would become a veterinarian. Luckily, her family moved to Fort Collins, Colorado, when she was six years old, where one of the best veterinary schools in the country is located. She obtained her Bachelor’s, Master’s, and DVM degree at Colorado State. After graduation, she completed an intensive rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at Alameda East in Denver. Upon completion of her internship, she moved back to Northern Colorado and worked at Four Seasons Veterinary Specialists as an ER doctor. She was then given the wonderful opportunity to join the Raintree family which she enthusiastically accepted. Nina loves emergency and critical care medicine. Her career interests include oncology, internal medicine, nutrition, and neurology. She is planning on becoming certified in veterinary acupuncture and exploring alternative therapies for pets such as Eastern Medicine and herbology.

In her free time, Nina enjoys being with her husband, Ryan, and enjoying the outdoors here in Colorado. Hiking, biking, snowshoeing, traveling, and enjoying Colorado’s craft breweries are some of their favorite pastimes. Nina and Ryan are owned by two grumpy old cats, Oy and Fry, and a one-eyed kitten named Noodle (aka. Turd) who alternates between being the best kitten ever and terrorizing everyone in the house.

Sara Sheltren, DVM

Sara Sheltren, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Sara Sheltren grew up in Southern California and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She then moved to the island of St. Kitts, West Indies, where she would experience many amazing adventures while attending Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine. After completing clinical rotations at Oregon State University, she earned her DVM degree in 2009. In addition, Dr. Sheltren’s interest in alternative medicine led her to complete her acupuncture certification from IVAS in 2012. After practicing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest for many years, she moved on to her next adventure in Fort Collins after her son was born. She joined the Raintree family in 2018. Her special areas of interest include soft tissue surgery, acupuncture, internal medicine, and pain management. She also earned her Fear Free Certification in 2018 and is excited to use these skills to decrease stress for her patients as well as strengthen the human-animal bond.

In her free time, Sara enjoys spending time with her husband, son, two dogs, and two cats and exploring all that the beautiful state of Colorado has to offer!

Kathryn Touran, DVM

Kathryn Touran, DVM

Veterinarian

Bio coming soon!

Susan

Susan

Practice Manager

Susan was born and raised in the northwest suburb of Chicago. In the summer of ’97, she moved to the wonderful state of Colorado to attend Colorado State University. In 2001, she graduated with a BS in Wildlife Biology. Susan wanted to broaden her animal education, so she completed the Veterinary Technician Program at Front Range Community College and in 2004 become a certified veterinary technician. Since then she has had the pleasure of working at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital in various small animal services, such as Community Practice, Internal Medicine, and Dentistry and Oral Surgery.

In July 2013, she joined the RAH team as practice manager. Outside of work Susan stays busy with her family, loves to dabble with photography, gardening, and enjoys every opportunity she gets going to the mountains.

Sarah M.

Sarah M.

Clinical Trial Coordinator

Sarah was born and raised in Denver Colorado. She moved to Fort Collins in 2000 to attend Colorado State University. In 2005 she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and in Animal Sciences. She joined the Raintree staff in January 2006. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband Ryan and sons Brendan and Ryder. She also enjoys sewing, reading, playing music, hiking, and 4-wheeling in the mountains.

Natalie

Natalie

Office Manager

Natalie was born and raised in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. After graduating high school in 2002 she moved to Fort Collins to attend Colorado State University. She graduated in 2007 with a double major in Biology and Zoology and later joined the RAH team in October 2008. In her spare time, she loves to read, study the Bible, and hang out with her friends and roommates. Her hopes are to one day be a wife and mother and to learn to love God more with each day she is given.

Karishma

Karishma

Client Relations Specialist

Bio coming soon!

Kristen

Kristen

Client Relations Specialist

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Arielle

Arielle

Patient Care

Bio coming soon!

Crystal

Crystal

Patient Care

Crystal was born and raised here in Fort Collins. After a three-year disappearance to Denver, she is back and going to school studying dog biology and behavior. Along with being a veterinary technician, Crystal also helps with the kennels. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities with her two crazy Australian cattle dogs and being with her friends.

Emily

Emily

Patient Care

Bio coming soon!

Jaime

Jaime

Patient Care

Jaime graduated from Front Range Community College in 2012 with a Veterinary Tech Assistant Certificate and loves working here at Raintree Animal Hospital. Aside from helping clients and loving on the patients, Jaime truly enjoys obsessively cleaning everything and unpacking the weekly order. Outside of work, you’ll find Jaime hanging out with her family and friends, singing in the car, or taking a little mid-day snooze on the couch. She shares her house with her sister Jessie, three dogs (Princess Adelaide Victoria Peach III, Louie, and Dylan), two cats (Bella and Buttonlicious), and two rats (Beethoven and Socrates).

Jessi

Jessi

Patient Care

Bio coming soon!

Maddison

Maddison

Patient Care

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Morgan

Morgan

Patient Care

Morgan just moved to Colorado from New Jersey/New York aspiring to be a certified veterinarian technician and is currently in school to complete this goal. Surrounded by all types of animals growing up and having a father who owns a veterinary hospital she always knew this was her dream career. Morgan loves every kind of animal but has a special place in her heart for Chihuahuas due to owning her own named Pepito, and a betta fish, Huahua, both of which are spoiled! In her free time, she loves to babysit, read, hike and enjoy everything Colorado has to offer!

Shannon

Shannon

Patient Care

Bio coming soon!

Victoria, CVT

Victoria, CVT

Patient Care

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Chandler

Chandler

Kennel Manager

Bio coming soon!

Keonna

Keonna

Kennel Technician

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Megan

Megan

Kennel Technician

Bio coming soon!

Trust, Convenience, and Value

At Raintree Animal Hospital, we respect your bond with your pet, and we are dedicated to meeting your needs and concerns while providing the highest quality care for your pet—from birth through their senior years.

Contact

Phone: (970) 482-1987 (Call or Text)
Fax: (970) 482-6775
Email: raintree@raintreepets.com

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Tue, Thurs: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sat: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Sun: Closed

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