Christopher A Church, D.V.M. and Brooke
Dr. Church was a volunteer at the Cheyenne Pet Clinic prior to entering college. He is a University of Wyoming alumnus and he graduated with honors from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. He has been practicing at the Cheyenne Pet Clinic since 1995. He is a proud member of the American Animal Hospital Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, University of Wyoming Alumni Association, and the Wyoming Veterinary Medical Association.
Brooke is originally from Florida, and moved to Cheyenne in 1995. She is a nurse and was a paratrooper in the United states Army. Chris and Brooke have owned Cheyenne Pet Clinic since 2010, and Brooke was the master mind behind their new hospital in 2015. They are proud supporters of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, Boys and Girls Club, and many other local organizations. They have four children: Joshua, and triplets Brenton, Jessica, and Coleden. They are proud to own a small business in Cheyenne!
Sarah Crystal, D.V.M.
Dr. Crystal is a former Air Force brat who was born in Washington D.C. and settled in Colorado in her adult life. She received her Bachelors in Liberal Arts in 2001 and explored several other careers before going back to Colorado State Universityl for a Masters in Biomedical Sciences in 2009 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2015.
Dr. Crystal’s professional memberships include the American Veterinary Medical Association, Wyoming Veterinary Medical Association, and American Animal Hospital Association.
Dr. Crystal and her daughter, Ayla, are enjoying getting to know the Cheyenne area. In her free time she enjoys camping, hiking, and traveling.
Elizabeth Topliff, D.V.M., CVMA
Dr. Topliff was born and raised in San Francisco, California. Her undergraduate studies were in Musical Performance and Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior at the University of California – Los Angeles and Davis. After working as a small animal veterinary technician for six years, she went back to school for her doctoral studies (DVM) at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts.
Immediately following veterinary school, Dr. Topliff completed a Livestock Medicine, Surgery, and Field Service internship at the Colorado State University (CSU) Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She has also earned a certificate with Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians (cVMA).
Last year, she said goodbye to her 16 year old companion, Franny, who forever left her with a soft spot for pit bulls and devotion to bettering quality of life for aging animals with chronic pain.
As a Master of Science student at CSU, Dr. Topliff is currently conducting vaccine research with the United States Department of Agriculture National Wildlife Research Center. In her free time she enjoys live music going, running, swimming, cooking, exploring new foods and destinations, and spending time with friends and family.
Stefanie Durbin, MS, D.V.M.
Dr. Durbin graduated from Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Previously, she earned an undergraduate degree in English literature from Pacific Union College and a Master's degree in education and applied linguistics from Temple University. Her husband, Trevor, also Dr. Durbin, is an anthropologist at the University of Wyoming researching the pine beetle killed forests and affected communities in Wyoming, Colorado and surrounding states. Dr. Durbin's primary clinical interests are preventative medicine, internal medicine, surgery, oncology and nutrition. She's a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, The Wyoming Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association.
Dr. Durbin was born in southern California but has also lived in Maryland, Hong Kong, New Hampshire, Maine, Tokyo, Houston, TX and Kansas. Before becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Durbin was a preschool English teacher in Tokyo and an academic ESL teacher at Rice University. She became interested in veterinary medicine after adopting Jackson, a mixed breed terrier, at the Houston SPCA and by spending hours with local veterinarians fixing problems like hip dysplasia and luxating patellas with their other dog, Penny, a Jack Russell Terrier. Evenings and weekends were spent taking veterinary school prerequisites, volunteering with local animal rescues and shadowing veterinarians. This experience convinced her that veterinary medicine was the best job in the world and there would never be a chance to get bored!
Dr. Durbin enjoys spending time outdoors with Trevor, Penny and Jackson, knitting, yoga, cycling, community service, traveling and reading. She's very excited to explore beautiful Wyoming and meeting lots of great new clients and patients!
Kaytie Magrum, D.V.M., CVMA
Dr. Magrum was born in Boise, Idaho but was raised in Casper, Wyoming. She knew from childhood that she wanted to be a veterinarian. After graduating as the valedictorian in high school, she obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Animal and Veterinary Science as well as a music minor from the University of Wyoming. She then obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Colorado State University. She has also earned a certificate with Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians (CVMA).
Dr. Magrum is very interested in preventive medicine, pain management, exotic animal medicine, oncology, pet hospice care, and dermatology. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, The Wyoming Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association.
Dr. Magrum has been rescuing animals since childhood. During veterinary school she was also very involved in a rescue run by veterinary students. They focused on saving dogs from euthanasia lists at high kill shelters across the country. She and her husband personally fostered dozens of these dogs until they found them good homes, of which they are extremely proud.
Her husband, Ryan, is an arborist in town. They have four rescue dogs of their own (Helin, Shasta, Jaya, and Wesson), a salamander (Andromeda), a clawed frog (Kermit), and three tarantulas (Trinity, Roberta, and Octavius). When she is not working or spending time with her family, Dr. Magrum enjoys playing her cello, playing her guitar, bowling, gardening, and reading. She is happy to be home in Wyoming.
Rebecca Duden, D.V.M.
Dr. Rebecca Duden spent most of her childhood living in Marietta, Georgia. She completed her undergraduate studies in animal science at Berry College, a liberal arts school in north Georgia. She then graduated with honors from Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017.
She has wanted to be a veterinarian since she was 3-years-old. Her main clinical interests include internal medicine, preventive medicine, cardiology, and geriatric care. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Wyoming Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association.
Dr. Duden's husband, Chris, also graduated from Michigan State University in 2017 with his degree in history and is now an exhibits associate at the CFD Old West Museum. They spend their free time raising their daughter, Abigail, who has inherited her mother's love for animals. The Duden household is rounded off with a loveable, former-stray cat named Zak. In her free time, Dr. Duden enjoys relaxing with Chris and Abigail, napping, playing viola, and reading. She is happy to call Wyoming home and looks forward to meeting new clients & patients!
Cara Peterson, D.V.M.
Dr. Cara Peterson was born and raise in Colorado. She attended Washington University in St. Louis where she graduated with a bachelors in fine arts with a minor in art history. Following the decision to make a career switch she attained a masters in environmental health at Colorado State University followed by her doctorate in veterinary medicine. She has special interest in surgery, dermatology and acupuncture. When she isn't at work, Dr. Peterson can be found doing yoga, playing outside or cuddling her animals. She is so excited to be working with everyone at Cheyenne Pet Clinic and helping Cheyenne pets!
Leigh Farrell, D.V.M.
Dr. Leigh Farrell grew up in Jackson, Wyoming and attended the University of Wyoming where she obtained a bachelor's degree in Zoology. She then graduated from Colorado State University with a doctorate in veterinary medicine in May 2017. Dr. Farrell's main veterinary interests include internal medicine, preventative medicine, and dermatology.
Dr. Farrell loves all outdoor activities including mountain biking, camping, skiing, and rafting. She enjoys life with her wonderful husband, Mick, and sweet dog, Kip.
Brenda has been a Veterinary Technician with the Cheyenne Pet Clinic family since January 2005. She grew up with a variety of animals and has worked with animals in some capacity for most of her life. She lives with her husband Ken. They have one dog, Clancey, four horses and five cats. They love country life. She spends time with her son Grant, daughter in law Chrissy and grandson Cutter Roan. Brenda loves trail riding, working cattle and spending time with her horses. She has an addiction to tack. She loves being outdoors. Camping, hiking, and hanging out relaxing are a few of her favorite things.
Jamie graduated from the Bel–Rae Institute in Denver, Colorado in 2006 after a 3 month internship at the Cheyenne Pet Clinic. She has worked as a Certified Veterinary Technician here ever since. She loves wildlife rehabilitation and caring for the orphaned baby animals. Jamie grew up in a small town in Montana and enjoys camping, photography, volleyball, softball, and boxing. Jamie’s husband, Anthony, is in the United States Air Force and they have an amazing daughter and had a healthy baby boy in November.
Nicole has been a Veterinary Technician for 18 years. She graduated from St Petersburg College in 2003 and is registered through the state of California. She has worked at Cheyenne Pet Clinic since 2008 when she moved from California with her husband, Doug, and two sons Jacob and Nickolas. They have two dogs: Ruger, a Puli mix and Doby, a terrier mix. They also have two cats: Obie Wan KitKitty and Manny Pacqmeow. Nicole is obsessed with running and her favorite is the half marathon. You can often find her hanging out with her family as well. She considers herself blessed to be doing a job that she truly loves and being a part of “such an awesome clinic”.
Meagan grew up in the small Danish town Solvang, California. In 2011, she moved to Denver, Colorado to attend Bel–Rea Institute. She completed her internship at Cheyenne Pet Clinic and graduated with high honors as a Veterinary Technician in 2013. Upon graduation, she moved to Cheyenne to continue working for Cheyenne Pet Clinic. Meagan’s hobbies include gardening, running, baking, and anything to do with the great outdoors. She enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband, Dave, their 3 legged dog Jessie and a rambunctious cat, Gunther.
Gracie was born in Lincoln Nebraska but spent most of her childhood in Mitchell, Nebraska. Growing up on a ranch is where her passion for animal care and interest in veterinary medicine first began. She went to college at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, Nebraska. where she became a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Gracie’s hobbies include camping, horseback riding, and spending time with family, friends and her Beagle, Wylie.
Sonia moved to Cheyenne in 1998. She was married in 2011 to Russell and they have 3 boys: Jordan, Casey, and Tristan. She has 2 dogs: Ewok and Sam and a cat named Missy Mae. Her hobbies include cooking, yard work, and spending time with family.
Jessica recently moved to Wyoming from Pennsylvania. She has 2 years of experience as a veterinary assistant, and loves working with animals of all kinds. She served 6 years in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. She has a dog named Layla, who is a rottie/lab mix, and a cat named Mickey D. Jessica loves horseback riding, shopping for antiques, hunting and spending time outdoors.
KC has been at Cheyenne Pet Clinic since August 2009. Her husband Jon is a Diesel Mechanic. They have 4 children: Kristal, Micheal, Austin, and Jessica. They have 3 dogs: Missy–pit mix, Baby Girl–red heeler mix, Lilly–chihuahua and 2 cats, Sebastion and Toby Mac. KC and her family love to help in their church and spend time as a family.
Lindy found her way back to Cheyenne in late 2001. She had accumulated more than 8 years of experience in the veterinary field before coming to Cheyenne Pet Clinic. She acquired 2 of her 3 dogs as well as her husband, Ken since she has been at Cheyenne Pet Clinic. When she is not chasing dogs or trying to keep up with her teenage son, Jake, she enjoys caming with her family, scrapbooking, camping, crafting, Pinterest and being active in her church.
Kelly was born and raised in Minnesota. She moved to Cheyenne in the fall of 1998. She met her now husband, Mark, on a blind date on Friday the 13th. They have been married since 2001 and have an amazing little boy, Wesley, who was adopted in 2010 from Russia. They have six dogs and their house is never quiet. Their lives are crazy at home and they are always up for an adventure.
Jacqueline was born and raised in Cheyenne. She was previously a dental assistant for 9 years before deciding to change things up. She is married to Jeramy, and has a beautiful step-daughter. They love attending the Element Church alongside her parents and 2 brothers. She has overcome brain surgery and gives all glory to God! Every moment of free time is spent cherishing family time, fishing, playing with her family's 3 dogs, watching baseball and enjoying life.
Jami moved to Cheyenne in December 2014 from Evanston, which was like moving across country. She couldn't be happier with her decision though. She married Joe in 2002 and has 4 children: Krysten, Kayla, Jeron, and Kindal, a granddaughter Savannah, and 3 dogs: Jackson, Krash and Kirby. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family and helping with her church. She says that she is very blessed to be a part of such a positive work environment.
Alyssa hails from Glenrock, Wyoming. She currently lives in Laramie finishing her Bachelor's degree in Zoology at the University of Wyoming. She enjoys anything outdoors such as hiking or hunting with her dog Dylan. She works with 4-H kids showing their rabbits and poultry.
Kayla is originally from Evanston Wyoming and has lived in Cheyenne since January 2015. She graduated from East and is currently in college at LCCC. She is working on her Associates degree. Kayla has two dogs: Jackson and Krash. She enjoys playing with animals and gaining veterinarian knowledge.
Sarah is a military spouse and relocated to Cheyenne in 2016 after spending 4 years in Germany. She is originally from Michigan. Sarah has over 8 years' experience as a Veterinary Technician, and is now happily working with us as a receptionist. She is married to her husband Ben, and together they have a lovable little toddler named Bryson. They also have 4 fur babies: 2 labs, Tucker and Huey, as well as 2 cats, Simba and Nala
Andrea was born and raised in Cheyenne Wyoming. She worked for an insurance company for 12 years before joining our team. She has been married to the love of her life, John, for 24 years. She has 3 children: Gabriel, Destinee, and Shani, and one precious grandson, Gary John. There are 3 dogs included in the family: Buddy and Wyatt (Australian Sheppard's) and Chuy (yorki mix). In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, cleaning, and camping. Her family is her world!
Ariana was born and raised in Cheyenne. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant before coming over to the "hairier" side of care taking! Her gift is helping people and animals, so she loves what she does. Her boyfriend is a welder and they have 2 very spoiled chihuahuas, Mo and Pedro. In her free time she enjoys the gym, being outdoors, or spending time with her family.
Camille Gautreau is a south Louisiana native, brought to Cheyenne by her love for travel and the old west. She fell in love with the veterinary world during her time as a hand on an equine reproduction farm. She enjoys making every day a good day and client care is very important to her. Camille's hobbies include hiking with her blue heeler, Donny, cooking up southern food, and riding horses. She believes nothing is better than family, Jesus, gumbo, and laughing too hard to tell the punch line.
Evan has lived in Wyoming for 19 years after moving from St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Wyoming in May, 2017. He enjoys backpacking, snowboarding, and taking in all the outdoor activities Wyoming has to offer. Spending quality time with Maggie, his 14 year old Golden Retriever, is on the top of his list of priorities; from racking up AKC titles in agility and obedience, to lounging on the couch, they are the best of friends and quite inseparable.
Rod moved to Wyoming from Duluth, Minnesota 28 years ago. He enjoys spending time with his grand daughter, family, and friends. Rod loves the great outdoors, fishing, hunting, and camping. He enjoys making Native American crafts and walking sticks. He has three cats and two dogs that are spoiled rotten.