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Meet Our Centennial Animal Hospital Veterinary Team
Dr. Nicole Stahl
Dr. Nicole Stahl grew up in central Illinois and went to school at the University of Illinois, earning a bachelor’s in Biology in 1994 and her veterinary degree in 1998. She began practicing veterinary medicine in Springfield, IL, and moved to Colorado after getting married to Dr. Mike in 2001. She started working at Centennial Animal Hospital in 2001 with Dr. Karen Vollmar. Together with Dr. Mike they have two boys who keep the family busy with many activities including gymnastics, skiing, fishing, camping and hiking.
Dr. Mike Stahl
Dr. Mike Stahl also grew up in central Illinois, graduating with a bachelor’s in Biology in 1993 and his veterinary degree in 1997, both from the University of Illinois. He practiced for 4 years in Illinois working for both a mixed animal practice and a small animal practice. Together he and Dr. Nicole moved to Colorado in 2001. He started working at Centennial Animal Hospital in 2005 and purchased the practice with Dr. Nicole in 2015. Dr. Mike enjoys flying fishing, camping, hiking and mountain biking with his family and rescue mix Lucy.
Dr. Anita Martinez
Dr. Anita Martinez Graduated from CSU in 1991 and has been practicing in the Colorado Springs area ever since. We have been lucky to have her with us here at Centennial Animal Hospital for the last 11 years. She enjoys spending her free time taking care of her family and being involved with her church. Her furry family includes Robin the Border Collie, Jane the Rat Terrier, Pogo the Toy Fox Terrier and Yukon the Bengal Cat.
Dr Evelyn Fitzpatrick
Dr Evelyn Fitzpatrick (AKA “Dr. Fitz”) grew up in Glendale, AZ, and started her multi-college career. First she headed to Colorado State University to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology. Then she started a Master’s Degree in PathoBiology and Infectious Diseases at the University of Arizona just prior to being accepted into the Veterinary Medicine program at CSU. In 1999, she graduated from the CSU College of Veterinary Medicine - but she wasn’t done yet. She started a Master’s degree in Epidemiology at CSU only to be interrupted a year later by the birth of her first child. At that point she decided that small animal practice was safer for her family than playing with BioLevel 4 viruses like Ebola, Hemorrhagic Fever, and Plague. And after a few years working in Arizona, she and her family moved to Colorado Springs in 2006. She has been working in the area ever since.
She hasn’t slowed down since coming back to Colorado either. In 2010, Dr. Fitz helped start Street Petz -- a non-profit charity that vaccinates the pets of the homeless while distributing pet food and supplies to those in need in the Colorado Springs area. Her family also stays busy with 2 girls active with school and soccer (she plays soccer too). And when they’re not on soccer fields, the whole family (husband included) have been active with crossfit over the last 4 years.
Dr. Fitz has two furry family members - Storm, the Weimaraner, and Caliente, the old lady (15 years young) pitbull mix. "
Ally has lived in Colorado since 2004 and been a full time groomer since she was 19. With an Associates in Zoo Keeping and national certifications as a dog trainer and groomer, it’s safe to say she has the true passion for animals. And with her own herd of dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, reptiles & fish at home, Ally keeps herself quite busy!
Trip is a dog bather and has been for a little less than a year. She is a huge animal lover with three dogs (Dutch Dragon, Takoda, and Russel) and two cats (Guthrie and Funky Monkey). They are her world and she wouldn’t trade them for anything. She is currently studying criminal justice with the end goal of becoming a substance abuse counselor. Trip feels blessed to be working with animals and enjoys what she does since she sees animals as a gift… She just gets to make them a little less stinky.
Akemi grew up in Japan and moved to the states 13 years ago. She graduated from Critter Clips dog grooming school in 2011. She has been grooming dogs, cats and bunny rabbits since then. She also enjoys volunteering at the Humane Society of Pikes Peak Region since 2009. She and her husband enjoy the company of their 3 cats, Nana-chan, Pino, and Chacha.
Tira has been a veterinary receptionist for 13 years and also has a degree in secondary education. Though a native of Florida, the mountains of Colorado have been calling and she answered in May of 2015 when she moved to Colorado Springs along with two dachshunds and a Boston terrier. She can often be found reconnecting with nature by hiking, camping, and fly fishing.
Kristen, originally from San Diego, CA, moved to Colorado Springs. She has always had a passion for animals and volunteers for animal rescue groups when she’s not exploring the great outdoors or writing fiction. She enjoys working in the veterinary field because she finds it rewarding to work with both animals and their owners.
Dawn has been a veterinary technician at Centennial Animal Hospital for 9 years. She lives in Black Forest on 5 acres with her husband, two dogs (Apache and Luna) and four cats. She enjoys camping, hiking and riding their trike.
Hillary is originally from New York, but has lived in Colorado since 2014. She has degrees in Exercise Science and Veterinary Science Technology, and passed her state licensing CVT exam in 2010. She lives with her fiancée, their dog Badger, and their two cats Sunny & Nellie. She is a triathlete and is addicted to the Manitou Incline.
Jennifer has been a veterinary technician for 15 years, with degrees in Zoology and Veterinary Technology. She is passionate about her work with several different rescue groups throughout the years. In her free time, she enjoys museums and art shows as well as working on her house. She spends time with her boyfriend and daughter along with two cats (Richard Parker and Eleanor) and a fish.
Tammy has been a veterinary technician and worked at Centennial Animal Hospital for 12 years. She graduated from Pima in 2004. She’s a rarity a Colorado Native! In her free time, she likes to spend time with her husband, their two small children, two dogs, cat, and fat Guinea pig.
Veronica is from North Carolina and moved here to go to school. She is currently attending CAVT technician school where she hopes to finish becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician and continue on in the field working towards behavioral health. She is a US army veteran who was stationed in Texas before moving to Colorado Springs in 2014.
Peg grew up in Idaho and spent most of her youth participating in sporting activities, 4-H, and on a farm surrounded by animals. She has spent the last 18 years traveling the U.S with her husband for the Army and living in New York, Alaska, Washington, and Kansas before settling in Colorado Springs. She has been a technician for the last 8 years and got her start working in emergency medicine, plus she recently completed a program for Certified Practice Management. Peg and her husband share their love of the outdoors and the beauty of Colorado with their fur babies - a rescue pug and boxer pups.