1275 E 1st Ave, Unit D 

Broomfield, Co 80020

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Meet the friendly staff at Animal Oasis of the Rockies!

  • Andrea Balogh
    Practice Manager / Co-Owner

    Andrea grew up in the Midwest where she attended Butler University with a focus in Psychology.  Andrea decided that business ownership was the only way to go, she started and grew several small businesses until starting Animal Oasis Veterinary Hospital in Naples, FL in 2009.  She was able to combine her love for animals and passion for business together.  Since the sale of Animal Oasis Veterinary Hospital in 2017, Andrea, Dr. Stacey and Hadley decided Colorado was where they wanted to live along with their menagerie of fur babies.  In 2018, Andrea and family made the long trek to Broomfield, Colorado where they have embraced the winters with open arms and love spending as much time on the slopes as possible.

  • Jennifer Platt
    Office Manager/Lead CSR

    Jennifer has always had a love for animals and has been a foster parent for Mountain Pet Rescue for many years.  Jennifer has 2 'foster failures,' Bear, a Husky mix and Smokey, her cat.  She also has Comet, another fur baby (Beagle Mix), and Keywee, her sweet silly cat!  Jennifer loves spending time with her husband, son and daughter camping, hiking, fishing and snowshoeing.  Before Jennifer turned her career towards helping animals she had 25 years experience with Parks and Recreation where she taught swimming and CPR/First Aid/AED classes.

  • Lisa Alexandre
    Customer Service Representative

    Lisa has been surrounded by animals for as long as she can remember.  Lisa soon began to realize that her passion towards providing exceptional animal care was something she wanted more of.  Throughout the years Lisa has gained valuable animal care experience.  She made the decision to move to Colorado (from Las Vegas) to pursue veterinary school at CSU.  Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, doing outdoor activities and reading.  She is so excited to be part of Animal Oasis of the Rockies to help care for your pets!

  • Melissa Kenney
    Customer Service Representative

    Melissa recently moved to Northern Colorado from Dallas, Texas to pursue her career in the veterinary industry.  She has worked in the veterinary industry for over 2 years and plans to go back to school to get her technician certification.  Melissa has 2 Shih Tzu's, Louie and Maggie and loves them with her whole heart.  In her free time, she loves to bake, hike and be with friends and family.  Melissa is glad she moved here to be a part of this awesome staff.

  • Bella Cistaro
    Customer Service Representative

    Bella grew up in California and just graduated with degrees in Communication and Visual Arts.  In her free time she loves to draw, paint and spend time with friends and family. Bella also enjoys the outdoors and is passionate about fitness.  Bella loves to be around animals, to her they bring so much joy to her life.  Her favorite pet is her families cat, Gretta.  Her favorite animal is a Beaver.

  • Aundreya Ibsen
    Veterinary Technician

    Aundreya has been driven to work with animals her entire life.  She is currently enrolled in online college working towards her technician certification and bachelors in Equine Science.  Aundreya has volunteered at the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center for 7 years and attended the University of Wyoming for the last year.  She has worked as a Veterinary Technician for the past year and a half.  On her days off Aundreya  loves to hike, camp and ride!

  • Christine Belter
    Veterinary Technician

    Christine has been in the veterinary industry as a Vet Assistant for over 2 years.  She has had a deep passion for animals ever since she was a child.  Christine lives in Arvada with her husband, her cat, Dexter and her dog, Tifani.  She moved here from California a year and a half ago and enjoys the outdoors that Colorado has to offer. 

  • Jillian Frank
    Veterinary Technician

    Jillian is a student at CU Boulder studying Molecular Biology.  She plans on pursuing vet medicine after undergrad.  Her love of animals was instilled by her mom after growing up rescuing wandering strays and living with an array of pets.  In her free time, you can find her on the mountain either swimming in an alpine lake or summiting a 14'er with her fur baby, Gable, a 90lb Lab mix.  Her kitty, Maysen, stays home protecting the house from pesky insects and the occasional laser pointer. 

  • Desirae Santoyo
    Veterinary Technician Assistant

    Desirae is passionate about the art of Veterinary medicine.  She has her Bachelors in sports medicine and her Masters in Biomedical Sciences with a specialization in Anatomy and Physiology.  She plans to attend Veterinary school to provide care to animals and education to their owners.  During her free time, Desirae enjoys being outdoors; running, horseback riding, and hiking.  SHe has two black Labrador Retrievers named Onyx and Ember that are her world.