Meet The Team

Our team is dedicated to your pet’s health.

The entire staff at Castle Pines Veterinary Hospital works tirelessly to provide the best care for your pet. Led by Dr. John Vickers, we strive to offer not only sound advice, but also optimal veterinary care.

Dr. John Vickers

Dr. John Vickers

DVM

Dr. John Vickers is a Colorado native and graduate of Colorado State University. Initially, he had a career as a middle school teacher in Fort Collins teaching German, French, Spanish, and English Literature.  A change of direction led to CSU’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Upon completing his professional degree, John and his family moved to Oregon where he worked as a mixed animal vet. He then returned to Colorado to become a small animal specialist in 2001.

His particular interests include internal medicine, surgery, dentistry, and ophthalmology. In August of 2007, he became the owner of Castle Pines Veterinary Hospital. When not busy at work, you can find him coaching baseball, riding his bike, running in the mountains, or arguing politics with anyone that will listen. He and his wife Diana make their home in Highlands Ranch with their three children Katie, Sarah, and Matt as well as their dog Gracie and cat Oliver.

Dr. Elizabeth Arthur

Dr. Elizabeth Arthur

DVM

Dr. Arthur is from Colorado and received her veterinary degree from CSU School of Veterinary Medicine in Fort Collins.  For the last 15 years, she was a co-owner of a mixed animal practice in Gunnison, CO.  She relocated back to the Front Range to be near family and access greater resources and education for her teen daughter.

She has particular interests in geriatrics; life-stage and life-style tailored veterinary care, surgery, and internal medicine.  She also participates in programs focusing on care provision for feral, stray, and shelter populations as well as companions of the homeless.

In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading and hanging with her dogs, Susie and Hammie, and her friends and family.

Dr. Alicia Hanson

Dr. Alicia Hanson

DVM

Dr. Hanson grew up in northern Georgia. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Kennesaw State University in Georgia. After several years of veterinary assisting she went on to veterinary school at Mississippi State University where she received her D.V.M. Degree. She has been practicing veterinary medicine in Arizona prior to her move to Colorado. Dr. Hanson’s veterinary interests include preventative medicine, pain management, geriatric care, and internal medicine. Outside of work, she spends her time with her husband Ryan, their son Noah and two dogs Skye and Miles (not pictured).

Amy Klotsch

Amy Klotsch

Practice Manager

Amy, a born and raised Wisconsinite and Packers fan recently moved to Castle Pines from California, where she was also Practice Manager at a Veterinary Hospital there. Amy has been in the Veterinary field for about 3 years now and loves it!!

In her free time, she loves exploring Colorado with her dog Reeses who is a 7.5-year-old Golden Retriever Mix and making soaps and bath bombs as a side hustle along with relaxing at home watching Game of Thrones with her 1.5-year-old Maine Coon mix, Droppie.

Liz Vargas

Liz Vargas

Lead Veterinary Technician

Liz worked in the Veterinary Medicine field for five years in New Jersey, before moving to Denver.  She has now been living in Colorado for three years and loves every minute of it.  She loves exercising and going for hikes.  Her dog Rudy is a seven-year-old lab mix, who loves going for hikes, swimming, and playing at the dog park.

Andrea Paz

Andrea Paz

Certified Veterinary Technician

Andrea is originally from the Bay area and grew up there most of her life. Andrea has been in the veterinary field for about 11 years now and been a licensed technician for seven years. Andrea loves everything about the job; getting to know the clients, educating them, taking care and getting to know all the animals. Her husband of five years and Andrea enjoy traveling, the outdoors, BBQing, spending time with their dog Mickey, and just enjoy everything life has to offer.

Lindsay Franks

Lindsay Franks

Certified Veterinary Technician

Lindsay has been a Veterinary Tech for the last 15 years. Her career started in Pennsylvania, then down to South Carolina and currently to Colorado. She has two daughters who love animals just as much as she does! That’s why her family not only consists of mom, dad, and kids but also an extensive fur baby collection. There are 3 dogs, 2 guinea pigs, a Lion head bunny and a bearded dragon. She loves the outdoors, camping and most of all, football! GO PACKERS!

Tanner Bishop

Tanner Bishop

Certified Veterinary Technician

Tanner was born in Iowa, where he spent the majority of his life.  He played collegiate tennis in Minnesota before relocating to the Denver area in 2016.  His love and passion for animals make him a great fit for the Castle Pines Veterinary team.

He loves traveling and playing disc golf throughout Colorado, slow-pitch softball, as well as spending time with his dog, Herky, a one-year-old German Shepard/Akita mix.

Kristen Billiot

Certified Veterinary Technician

Photo and bio coming soon!

Madeline Broekhuizen

Madeline Broekhuizen

Veterinary Assistant

Madeline grew up in Michigan and attended Michigan State University. There she received a degree in Zoology. Madeline stayed in Lansing for a while after graduation and worked at both a pet store and a local zoo. She recently moved to Colorado and was sure to bring along her cat, rat, and various reptiles and amphibians. She began working at Castle Pines Veterinary Hospital earlier this year and is loving it. She is excited to see what else Colorado has to explore.

Brian Murry

Veterinary Assistant

Photo and bio coming soon!

Kayla Albers

Veterinary Assistant

Photo and bio coming soon!

Tara Battig

Veterinary Assistant

Photo and bio coming soon!

Holly Beilstein

Holly Beilstein

Receptionist

Holly has worked within various healthcare settings since 2010, including veterinary, shelter, and medical offices. She graduated with an associate’s degree in Zoology and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Integrative Health Care. In her free time, she loves wandering farmers markets, cooking healthy recipes, exploring local trails with her husband and dogs, and pet photography. She lives in Highlands Ranch with her husband and is so thankful to call this beautiful state home.

Mary Lee La Rue

Receptionist

Bio and photo coming soon.

Taylor Paavola

Receptionist

Photo and bio coming soon!

Sommer Nichols

Receptionist

Photo and bio coming soon!

Photos courtesy of the Black Avenger.

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