John Arnold, DVM
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.
Sara Sheltren, DVM
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
VeterinarianDr. Kathryn Touran is a native of Petoskey, Michigan and grew up roaming the wild lakes and forests, developing a close bond with all the animals of the land. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she also competed at the national level with their Division I Track and Cross Country teams. She continued her education at Ross University of Veterinary Medicine, and Colorado State University-College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences, where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in January, 2009. Prior to becoming a member of the Raintree team, Dr. Touran worked in both ER and general practice for over ten years in Northern Colorado. Dr. Touran’s professional interests include surgery, dentistry, and multi-modal pain management, and she is particularly excited about keeping our older companions active and comfortable long into their twilight years. In her free time, Dr. Touran can usually be found working on her property with her husband, Pedro. She also continues her lifelong running passion, raises Thoroughbred horses, and loves to spoil her four dogs, three cats, macaw, and little flock of chickens.
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.
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 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.
Client Relations SpecialistKristen is a Colorado native who grew up in the Denver Metro area. Growing up she always wanted to help and take care of animals. Her dream job growing up was to become a veterinarian for the San Diego Zoo or just work with animals in general. Her love for animals ultimately brought her to Fort Collins and CSU. After college Kristen soon realized she loved Fort Collins so much she decided to stay. After many years of working various customer service jobs, things came full circle and brought her to Raintree to fulfill a childhood dream. In her free time, she loves to read and spend time with her family and friends.
Patient CareArielle grew up in Colorado and initially came to Fort Collins in 2010 to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Zoology. After moving to Denver for a couple years she came back to continue her higher education journey with a master’s program in Zoology. Arielle has been a tech for the past 3 years and strives to live out her dream of working with big cats in captivity in the next few years. When she isn’t TAing at CSU or working at Raintree Arielle loves getting outside with her little pack of dogs, Tate, Kiah, and Akino, cuddling with her cats, or taking a trip down the slopes.
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.
Patient CareEmily was born and raised in Louisiana and has called Colorado home for 6 years. She has been in the veterinary industry for 7 years. She loves all animals but has a particular interest in exotics and small mammals. She enjoys spending time with her friends & family, theater, and shopping-but most of her free time is actually spent chasing her 2-year old daughter around. She is a social butterfly, so say, “Hi” to her whenever you see her in the office!
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 is finishing up her undergraduate at CSU and getting a bachelor’s degree in both Biology and History. She is an aspiring veterinarian and loves to constantly learn, especially in the medical field, which is why she loves her job as a veterinary assistant and working with patients at Raintree. In her free time, Jessi loves to hike with her two dogs and husband, read, and horseback ride. She is part of a group called Knights of the Tempest where she does medieval horseback riding and even jousts!
Patient CareMaddie was born and raised in Texas, but has spent the last 4 years residing in Fort Collins. She has spent the last 6 years working as a Veterinary Technician and has a passion for all animals, large or small. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Tony, and Labrador retriever, Ruby, when she is not at work. Her favorite things are tacos and margaritas, however…Maddie will be trading in margaritas for baby bottles as she is expecting her first baby in Summer 2020.
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!
Patient CareShannon is a California native but came to Colorado in 2017 and graduated from tech school in 2016. Her goals are to have a herd of golden retrievers and get back to her West Coast roots. When she’s not busy with us at Raintree she loves hiking with her babies, Ace and Nox, and daydreaming of horseback riding.
Patient CareVictoria hails from Florida but graduated from our own Front Range technician program. She received her CVT in November of 2018 and loves the ins and outs of working with all the animals here at Raintree, especially the reptiles. Her animal family keeps expanding and includes Winston, the leopard gecko, Saraphina, the ball python, and Kylo, the cat. Outside of the clinic you can find her living her dreams playing Dungeons and Dragons.
Kennel ManagerChandler was born in Jacksonville, Florida, but has been in Fort Collins most of her life. She is currently studying towards a Zoology major and Entomology minor, in hopes of one day being a zookeeper or working in conservation. She enjoys animals of all shapes and sizes and their husbandry in all forms but has a soft spot towards dogs and tarantulas. Chandler loves spending her workdays at Raintree getting to care for the dogs, cats, and exotics, and loves getting to do the same thing once she gets home to her own animals. During her free time she loves naps, junk food, video games, movies, and anything involving her dog, Poe.
Kennel TechnicianMegan was born in Iowa and grew up in Lincoln Nebraska. She lived in Southwest Florida for a couple of years before moving to Fort Collins in 2019. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her husband Michael and their two rabbits Snickers and Bandit. Megan loves all animals and has a soft spot for exotics.
Kennel TechnicianJenny is from Los Alamos, New Mexico and currently studying biological anthropology and zoology at CSU. She has her rescue pitbull mix, Kane, and two crested geckos, Timothy and Linda. In her free time she enjoys drawing, painting, and hiking. Jenny also loves researching fossil bones and current primate bones. Her passion is with animals, alive or extinct, and she loves working with the animals at Raintree Animal Hospital.
Sarah H., CVT
Patient CareSarah is a Fort Collins native, and loves everything our beautiful state has to offer. She just completed her tech degree and received her CVT in December 2019 but has been working on her dream for years. Her animal family consists of two adorable kitties, Slash and Pawsi Tiv, but she’s hoping to add a puppy friend for them soon. When the weather smiles on her she loves getting outdoors to backpack and camp with her boyfriend.