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 was born in Washington D.C. but spent most of her adult life in Colorado. She received her B.A. from Colorado State University in 2001 and explored a few other careers before returning to Colorado State for her M.S. and DVM degrees. During her schooling she volunteered with the local animal shelter and with World Vets, an organization that provides veterinary services to disadvantaged countries. She graduated in 2015 and headed straight to Cheyenne Pet Clinic, where she has remained since.
Her professional interests include surgery and medicine, but her favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is helping the people who love their pets. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Wyoming Veterinary Medical Association, and American Animal Hospital Association. Eventually she would like to volunteer overseas again.
Outside of work Dr. Crystal is a proud mother to one daughter, Ayla. They love to camp, ski, and travel together. Their only pet is a betta fish named Sven.
Elizabeth Topliff D.V.M., MS, cVMA
Dr. Topliff was born and raised in San Francisco, California. Her undergraduate studies were in Musical Performance and Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior at UCLA and UC Davis. After working as a small animal nurse for six years, she went back to school for her doctoral studies at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts.
Previously, she was a livestock intern at the Colorado State University (CSU) Vet Teaching Hospital and conducted vaccine research with the USDA's National Wildlife Research Center while receiving her clinical research masters at CSU. She has also earned a certificate with Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians.
Dr. Topliff has special interests in surgery, infectious disease, endocrinology, and pain management.
In her free time, she enjoys live music going, running, snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and traveling with friends and family.
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.
Amy (Berry) Nicodemus D.V.M.
Dr. Amy (Berry) Nicodemus is a home town girl and is pleased to be back in Cheyenne where she grew up. She left for her bachelors degree at the University of Wyoming in Animal and Veterinary Science. She then continued to Pullman, WA for her doctorate degree in Veterinary medicine from Washington State University. Dr. Amy has a passion for large and small animal medicine and especially enjoys surgery.
When not at work she enjoys time in the outdoors raising Hereford cattle with her family. Additionally, Amy and her husband enjoy time with their two dogs Leroy and Hartley.
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 farm 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 and became a Licenced Veterinary Technician. Gracie's hobbies include camping, horseback riding, and spending time with her fiance, Blake, family, friends and her 2 dogs, Wylie and Cowboy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Sage was born and raised in Wyoming. She grew up in Laramie and went to Sheridan for college to play soccer and start her degree in Animal Science. While there, she completed the Farrier Program. She returned to Laramie to complete her degree. She moved to Cheyenne to start the Radiography program.
In her free time, Sage enjoys spending time with her human family as well as her furry friends. Hank is her perfect Border Collie, and Jax is her German Shepherd, (AKA tazmanion devil). She also enjoys hiking, camping, floating rivers, soccer, singing, and beading. She loves all animals and believes it is most important to just be kind and to laugh so hard it hurts.
Carly grew up in Laramie and received her Bachelor's degree in Zoology at the University of Wyoming. She has worked with animals, both domestic and wild, as long as she can remember, (and wouldn't have it any other way).
Carly moved to Cheyenne with her husband Zach, two heelers Bo and Jack, and Mordecai the fish. When she is not playing with the dogs, she enjoys all outdoor activities, especially horse back riding, hunting, and camping. Unless the Wyoming wind is howling, then she prefers some Netflix and just relaxing.
Yulee grew up in Cheyenne and is now raising her wonderful family here. She is married and has two kiddlets, both teenagers, and two fur babies, a lab/border collie mix and a boxer.
She was a medical administrator and a registered medical assistant before coming to the "fury/scaly/feathery" side of the medical field. She has always had the passion to help anyone who needs help, whether it be human or an animal. When she is not working to make someone elseâ€™s life better. You can find her out supporting her very active kiddlets with their school activities or their extracurricular activities.
Stephanie graduated from Cal Babtist in 2009 with a BA in English. In 2016, she published her first novel. She, her husband, and 2 children moved to Cheyenne to be closer to family.
In her free time, Stephanie enjoys reading, writing, and watching movies.
Liz was born and raised in Wheatland, Wyoming. She graduated from Cheyenne Central High School in 2012, and continues her education at LCCC in the nursing field. In her spare time, she spends special moments with her 5 nephews and 1 niece. Liz enjoys camping at her family cabin, and playing volleyball at her church. She is the proud mom of fur babies Kenai, (a Husky), Copper (a Yellow Lab), Marley and Cinder (2 kitties).
Thea was born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She graduated from East High School and is continuing her education at LCCC, majoring in Psychology. In her free time she enjoys hiking, fishing, swimming, and making memories with her daughter.
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.