Dr. Aimee Johnson
I was born and raised in a small Texas town called Cash. I attended Texas A&M University, with a major in Biomedical Sciences, and was accepted for a position at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine.
Seeking a change of scenery after graduation, I accepted my first postition in Puyallup, Washington, a suburb outside of Seattle, where I practiced small animals medicine for one year. Deciding the Northwest wasn't my ideal location, I chose to move to Colorado, a state I had come to love while working on dude ranches during my summers between school years.
After a few years working as a relief veterinarian in Gunnison, Colorado, I found a permanent job in Evergreen, Colorado, where I worked until purchasing Creature Comforts Animal Hospital.
Throughout my career as a small animal veterinarian, I have always believed in practicing preventative medicine. I would much rather keep an animal healthy than have to bring them back from an illness that could potentially shorten their lives. I feel it is my privilaged duty to educate clients on how to be pet advocates rather than just pet owners. Many of us consider our pets a part of our families, and just as with our other family members, we want to see our pets healthy and happy for as long as we can. That is what I specialize in here at CCAH and it would be my pleasure to show you how we are different from other veterinarians.
I currently share my life with my border collies Seamus and Skye who recently stood their ground between me and a charging full grown Mountain Lion. Needless to say, I love them both very much. And it is my pleasure to say I will do all I can to keep these two brave canines healthy and disease free.
My staff and I place a high value on cultivating strong relationships with all of our clients. Please call CCAH today with any questions regarding myself or your pet's health.
Eerin Houck: Head Technician
Eerin has been married to her high school sweetheart Wade for over 16 years. They have two very active sons, Jordan 15 and Trenton 13, who are involved in football, lacrosse and 4H. They enjoy spending time as a family hunting, fishing, camping and boating on the Grand Mesa. She shares her home with three dogs, Joey the dalmation, and Converse and Reggie the beagles. She also has two cats, Joe and Reebok. Eerin is currently studying for her Associates of Applied Science through San Juan College.
Kayli R Hovland
Kayli’s love for animals has brought her to the Veterinary business where she has been for over three years. She worked her way from a Veterinary receptionist to a Vet Tech and is currently looking into going back to school to further her education. Kayli was born and raised in Fruita with her parents Ray and Debbie and her older sister Erin. Her family has expanded to include her brother-in-law Wayne and two nephews, Marcus and Nicholas. Her own family also includes Jesse her boyfriend for eight years, Rosco (a black and tan coonhound), Blue (a blue tick coonhound) and Cracker Jack (a Grey Tabby).
In her spare time Kayli likes going out with Jesse on camping trips, fishing, hunting and also riding four wheelers, or just hanging out at home watching scary movies. While Jesse is off working in Alaska, Kayli takes her dogs out on hiking trails to the Colorado National Monument or King’s View around Devil’s Canyon. You may also find her in Glenwood spoiling her two nephews.
Christina Richard is new to Grand Junction, having moved to the Western Slope from Florida in August of 2012 with her boyfriend, Aaron Legore. While living in Florida she worked at Busch Wildlife Sanctuary where she cared for a wide range of wildlife while also working as a photographer’s assistant for C. J. Walker Photography Inc. She enjoys hiking, yoga, and traveling with Clayton, her Black Lab/ German Sheppard mix.