Dr. Nicole Stahl
Dr. Stahl's Bio
Dr. Nicole Stahl grew up in central Illinois and went to school at the University of Illinois, earning a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1994 and her veterinary degree in 1998. She began practicing veterinary medicine in Springfield, Illinois 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. Stahl's Bio
Dr. Mike Stahl grew up in central Illinois. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1993 and his veterinary degree in 1997. Dr. Stahl practiced for four 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 fly fishing, camping, hiking, and mountain biking with his family and rescue mix named Lucy.
Dr. Anita Martinez
Dr. Martinez's Bio
Dr. Anita Martinez graduated from Colorado State University 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. Fitzpatrick's Bio
Dr. Evelyn Fitzpatrick (also known as “Dr. Fitz”) grew up in Glendale, Arizona, and started her multi-college career. First, she headed to Colorado State University to earn a bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology. Then Dr. Fitz started a master’s degree in pathobiology and infectious diseases at the University of Arizona. This was before being accepted into the Veterinary Medicine program at CSU. In 1999, she graduated from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine – but she wasn’t done yet. She started a master’s degree in epidemiology at Colorado State University, only to be interrupted a year later by her first child’s birth. 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.
Dr. Peggy Colgate
Dr. Colgate's Bio
Dr. Peggy Colgate is a sixth-generation Coloradoan and notes that the family is not related to the toothpaste Colgates. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Western State College in Gunnison, CO, and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, in 1993. In addition to her medical degree, she has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in anthropology. Dr. Colgate has worked in a number of companion animal veterinary practices in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and New Mexico, filling in for doctors who are sick or on vacation. In recent years, she has confined her “relief” work to Colorado exclusively to be closer to family, have more time for her pets, and enjoy the many attractions of our area. Dr. Peggy’s current pet family includes some unruly terriers, a turtle, and a salamander who is 21 years old! After working at some 40 different practices over her career, Dr. Colgate finds that the staff makes or breaks a clinic and says she especially enjoys working at Centennial because of the excellent crew.
Andreanna - CVT
Andreanna was born in Germany and moved to Colorado Springs at the age of 3. She has always had a passion for animals and finally made that passion a reality by graduating from the Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology. She recently passed her national boards to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. When she is not working, she loves spending time with her husband and four children, along with her bulldog kiddos as well.
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, Jennifer enjoys museums and art shows as well as working on her house. She spends time with her daughter, 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 Community College in 2004. She likes to spend time with her husband, two children, two dogs, a cat, and a fat guinea pig in her free time.
Valerie - CVT
Valerie is a colorful Colorado native and Army Veteran. One of her dreams is to share her past pets’ love by paying it forward to pets in her community. That dream is coming to fruition since graduating from the Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology in 2018. She frequently visits Centennial, CO, where her immediate family lives but is happiest when arriving home to her four pets; Hazel, Boyfriend, Opie, and Blizzerd.
Mackenzie - CVT
Mackenzie is a Colorado native who has had a love for animals since she was 5 years old. She graduated from Doherty High School, during her Junior and Senior years, she attended college courses to get an early start into her career. Those courses included a pre-med and a zoology course. She graduated from Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology in 2020, earning my A.A.S in Veterinary Technology. Mackenzie has a pug named, Nova, and a cat named Halo. During her free time, she enjoy playing video games, drawing, and most of all, taking Nova dog on walks and to the dog park.
Tira has been a Veterinary Receptionist for 13 years and also has a degree in secondary education. Though a native of Florida, Colorado’s mountains have been calling, and she answered in May 2015 when she moved to Colorado Springs along with two dachshunds. Tira can often be found reconnecting with nature and loves hiking and camping.
Cali is a Colorado native who is currently working on continuing her education at the college level for a degree in psychology. Her family has two charismatic black and white cats, a lovable Border Collie and a bearded dragon. Outside of her studies and working at Centennial Animal Hospital, she loves creating and enjoying art. Her favorite types of art to work with include sketching, music, and working with resin.
Bree was born and raised in Texas and spent some time in New Mexico before finally moving to Colorado in 2011. Her love for animals started early with the farm animals she grew up with, but she’s always had a passion for reptiles. She married Wyatt in November 2020. They now share their home with their cat Marci, a small collection of snakes, crested geckos, and a puppy on the way. Bree spends her free time enjoying the outdoors, or when that isn’t ideal, she can be found reading or playing video games.
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 United States 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 eight years and got her start working in emergency medicine, plus she recently completed a Certified Practice Management program. 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.
Lexi was born in the Great Plains of South Dakota, and raised in the woods of Wisconsin. She has loved nature and all of it’s habitants since she was a little girl, and dreams of making this world a better place for them! She has two large aquariums, a dog named Timber, a cat named Shifu, as well as an assortment of reptiles and amphibians. With them by my side for encouragement, she will soon be working to earn my certification as a Veterinary Technician!
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