Drs. Mimi Elliott and Tory Wunder

20 3rd Ave
Longmont, CO 80501

(303)651-3039

www.longmontsmallanimalhospital.com

Our Staff

 

Jessica Lemon, Lead CVT

Jessica Lemon is a Colorado native. She graduated from Bel-Rea with an Associate’s in Veterinary Technology in June 2012. In her free time, she is with her son, Jaydan, enjoying the outdoors and
watching/participating in sports. She has an American Bulldog/pit bull named Apollo and a gorgeous, feisty kitty named Delta.
 

 

Lisa Van-Es, CVT


Lisa Van-Es is a Colorado native and has lived in Longmont for 10 years. She graduated Community College of Denver as a certified veterinary technician in 2007. She and her husband, Mike, have a
dog named Jack and two cats, Cassie and Clyde. She also has two stepchildren named Krystal and Tanner. Lisa and Mike became proud grandparents to their granddaughter Madilyn in 2017! They
enjoy visiting Madilyn in Utah and hiking while there.
 

Nicole Follett, CVT


Nicole Follett grew up in England and moved to Colorado in 2013. She graduated from the Community College of Denver with an  Associate's in Veterinary Technology in December of 2017.
She started working at Longmont Small Animal Hospital in November 2017 and is very happy to be spending her first years as a technician learning and growing with such a great team! When  not working, she enjoys hiking and traveling with her husband, Adam and their two Boston Terriers, Dave and Fiona.

Chamblee Abernethy, Receptionist

Chamblee is from Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 1991. She went back to school for a paralegal certification and spent the first 13 years of her career in a law firm. During that time, she got involved in dog rescue. That volunteer work led Chamblee to forgo her career as a paralegal to work in veterinary medicine. She started her second career at The Village Vets in Atlanta where she was the senior receptionist and rescue coordinator. After 15 years volunteering in rescue and advocating/lobbying in Georgia, Chamblee decided to move to the more humane State of Colorado with plans to transport homeless dogs and cats from the severely pet over-populated Southeast to Colorado. In 2013, she and her sister co-founded Southern Mutts Rescue Wagon and have since made nine life-saving cross-country treks with their truck and horse trailer, bringing more than 500 deserving animals to find their forever homes in Colorado. Chamblee joined Longmont Small Animal Hospital in the summer of 2016. She lives with her sister and their five dogs and two horses at Southern Mutts Ranch near Lyons. A former multi-sport athlete, Chamblee loves the outdoors, hiking, trail running and mountain biking ….with dogs.

 

Heather Whitlock, Receptionist

Heather is a Colorado native.  She has been in veterinary customer service since 2008.  She enjoys working with animals and is truly passionate about helping and supporting their human companions as well.  Heather currently lives in Longmont with her husband Hank and their four rescue dogs and two cats.  She looks forward to chatting with you at your next visit! 

 

Kim Vicente, CVT

Kim is from Southeastern Utah and is of Navajo-Acoma Pueblo descent. Currently, she is awaiting graduation from Navajo Technical University in December with her Associates in Veterinary Technology. She is presently working as an assistant at Longmont Small Animal Hospital. She plans to sit for her CVT exam soon. She lives in Longmont with her partner Dolly and the lovely feline Miss Ruthless. Her hobbies include family time, fishing, reading and cooking new recipes.

Deb Descano, Receptionist

Longmont Small Animal welcomes Deb Descano as the newest member of our team. Deb comes to us with over 30 years in the customer service industry, highlighting 10+ years in the veterinary field. Her dynamic personality, welcoming presence and passion for animals and humans makes her the perfect fit for our reception team. Once you meet her, you seldom forget her. 

Her lifelong passion for animals has only enhanced her compassion and empathy toward our pet owners who rely on excellent customer service as the first point of contact. Deb would love to help you and your pet today!