Our Team

APPOINTMENT

We’re so grateful for our awesome vet techs!

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.

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

Dr. 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.
Blair Holwegner, DVM

Blair Holwegner, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Holwegner is a Colorado native, growing up in the Denver Metro Area. She attended Colorado State University for her undergraduate degree, studying Zoology and Music.

Upon graduation, she remained in Fort Collins where she met her husband, Steve, worked as a veterinary technician and continued on to attend veterinary school at Colorado State University. Dr. Holwegner has worked in small animal private practices in northern Colorado and Thornton prior to joining the Raintree team. Her interests include internal medicine, diagnostic imaging, and the human-animal bond.

Blair and her husband share their home with their dog Evie, their cat Griz, and their parakeet Charlie. She enjoys singing, gardening, being outdoors, and is an avid bird watcher.

Susan

Susan

Practice Manager

Susan was born and raised in the northwest suburbs 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.

Stephanie

Stephanie

Lead Client Relations Specialist

Stephanie is a Fort Collins native who is excited to be a part of the Raintree Animal Hospital team! As an avid animal lover, she always knew she wanted to work in the field of veterinary medicine. After completing Veterinary Assistant coursework at Front Range, she discovered her true calling was in making connections with clients as a Client Relations Specialist. When not working, she enjoys watching scary movies, completing jigsaw puzzles, and spending time with her husband, Brandon, who shares her passion for animals. Together they have been fortunate enough to adopt 4 retired racing greyhounds over the past 11 years, including their two current goofy greyhounds, Mulder and Scully.
Kristen

Kristen

Client Relations Specialist

Kristen 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.
Vivien

Vivien

Client Relations Specialist

Vivien has always had a passion for wildlife and the natural world. Being a Virginia native, Vivien has been working in the veterinary world and with a variety of animals for over 6 years. She had spent the last two seasons working in Grand Teton National Park as a park ranger before calling Fort Collins her new home. Newly admitted into CSU, she is pursuing her degree in Conservation Biology, and aspires to pursue her dream of being a wildlife conservationist. She is a Kundalini Yoga practitioner who loves spending her free time reading, playing video games, hiking, and cuddling with her pup, Birdie.
Lilah

Lilah

Client Relations Specialist

Lilah is a Colorado transplant who originally grew up on a small farm in Vermont. She moved out west back in 2016 and has lived in Jackson Hole WY, Steamboat Springs, Aspen, and has now settled in Fort Collins in hopes to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a Park Ranger. When she is not working she loves to spend her time hiking, camping, practicing her photography, and spending time at home with her kitten Pistachio and her foster cats from the Fort Collins Cat Rescue.
Erin

Erin

Client Relations Specialist

Erin was born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska where she grew up fishing and enjoying the Alaskan outdoors. She moved to Fort Collins in 2011 to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Colorado State University. She is excited to work at Raintree Animal Hospital to gain more knowledge in the veterinary field. In her free time, Erin enjoys going to concerts and music festivals and playing board games on the weekends with her friends. The highlight of her day is relaxing with her two cats, Turtle and Chinook, and walking with her Chihuahua, Jameson.
Arielle

Arielle

Patient Care

Arielle 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.
Emily

Emily

Patient Care

Emily 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

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

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!

Victoria, CVT

Victoria, CVT

Patient Care

Victoria 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.
Sarah H., CVT

Sarah H., CVT

Patient Care

Sarah 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.
Chandler

Chandler

Kennel Manager

Chandler 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.
Megan

Megan

Kennel Technician

Megan 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.

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
Fax: (970) 482-6775
Email: raintree@raintreepets.com

Hours

Mon-Fri: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sat: 7:30 am to 12:00 pm
Sun: Closed

Address

2335 S Shields St.
Fort Collins, CO 80526
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