1275 E 1st Ave, Unit D 

Broomfield, Co 80020


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.

  • Abby Marconi
    Customer Service Representative

    Born and raised in MD, Abby graduated from Towson University dual certified in Education/Special Education where she then went on to teach 2nd grade for 3 years.  Abby and her husband love the outdoors, hiking, skiing, backpacking, and camping.  After some time, they decided they needed a change of scenery and Colorado was the place to do it!  Abby has always had a big heart when it comes to animals of all shapes and sizes, especially her own two fur babies; Reika, a German Shepherd, and Hopper, a Bernese Mountain Dog.  They are the light of her life and have her gushing about them every chance she gets!  Abby is extremely grateful to be a part of the AOR family where she even takes her own pups for all their needs.

  • Maria Caba
    Customer Service Representative

    Mariah was born and raised in Washington and recently moved to Colorado.  She spent the last six years serving as the Retreats and Conferences Director at YMCA Camp Seymour.  There she spent her days creating weekend retreats and facilitating team building on their challenge course and zip lines.  In her spare time, Mariah enjoys baking, hiking, and exploring with her yellow lab, Maci.  She is excited for this new adventure and thankful to be part of the team.

  • Kara Sides
    Customer Service Representative

    Kara was born in Columbia, SC but has lived in Dallas TX, Ft Lauderdale FL, Chicago IL, Atlanta GA, and Wilmington/Charlotte NC.  Kara attended Western Carolina University with a focus in Elementary Education and Interior Design.  She married her college sweetheart in 2008 and in April 2015, they transferred to Broomfield, Colorado.  Kara received her license as a Paraoptometric Assistant in 2009 and worked as a Lead Technician for a busy 3 doctor practice before changing her focus to veterinary medicine.  She is excited to start her education towards becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician and is so thankful to be a part of the AOR team.

  • Paige Helbling
    Customer Service Representative

    Bio Coming Soon

  • Jessica Mera
    Head Technician - Certified Veterinary Technician

    Jessica grew up in Southern Maryland and has always had a love for animals.  She attended St Petersburg College in Florida and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2018.  Jessica has been in the veterinary industry for 5 years and loves getting to know her patients and clients.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, her Pit-mix Willow, and her Golden Retriever Marshall. 

  • Savannah G
    Veterinary Technician Assistant

    Savannah found her passion for animals in 2018 when she began working in the veterinary industry as a veterinary tech assistant.  She instantly knew this was the field for her and joined the AOR Vet family in early 2021.  

    Savannah is a mom to an energetic, sweet baby boy and loves spending time with her family.  She enjoys taking her little guy on fun adventures in and around Colorado.  She is so excited to join the team at Animal Oasis of the Rockies Veterinary Hospital and seeing where this road takes her.

  • Elise Semenoff
    Veterinary Technician

    Elise is a Colorado native who grew up spending as much time outdoors as possible.  Elise is currently a student at MSU studying Biology.  Her dream is to one day become a veterinarian.  In her free time, Elise can be found camping in the mountains, exploring new breweries with her boyfriend, or cuddling up with her Saint Bernard, Remi.  Elise is thrilled to be a part of Animal Oasis of the Rockies!

  • Rocio Campos
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Bio Coming Soon

  • Lisa Alexandre
    Veterinary Technician

    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
    Veterinary Technician

    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.

  • 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

    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. 

  • Sam Heulke
    Veterinary Technician Assistant

    Bio Coming Soon