Tiffany Healey, DVM
Tiffany Healey DVM grew up in Cheyenne and graduated from Central High School in 1991. She received her Bachelors of Science in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma in 1996 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University in 2002. During her time in veterinary school she was active in research using lasers in surgery in veterinary medicine. She received a grant from the National Institutes of Health and multiple scholarships including the Sue Busch Memorial Award in recognition for her role is supporting companion animals and the human-animal bond.
Dr. Healey is married to Nick, an attorney, and they have two children. The Healey’s have one cat MACS and two crazy mixed breed dogs Oban and Robbie. When Dr. Healey is not caring for her two and four legged critters she spends time volunteering in the community. She has been a Girl Scout leader for many years and loves encouraging young women to become leaders in their community. She also volunteers for the Western Art Show every summer. Dr. Healey also loves working closely with Black Dog Animal Rescue. She loves the interesting variety of work that comes with working with homeless animals.
Chelsea Croghan, DVM
Dr. Chelsea Croghan graduated from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Immediately after graduating from CSU she practiced mixed animal medicine in rural Colorado for a few years before returning to her home town of Cheyenne with her husband, 2 small children, and horses. Dr. Croghan enjoys the challenges of surgery in veterinary medicine, and has a passion for helping clients understand and learn about the health of their pets. Dr. Croghan’s hobbies include spending time with her family, camping, fishing and horseback riding.
Laura Conn, CVT, CVPM
Laura grew up in Cheyenne and began her career in veterinary medicine in 1998 as a volunteer at a local veterinary clinic. She graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 1996 and received her license as a Certified Veterinary Technician. In 2012, after attending St. Petersburg University, Laura earned her designation as a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager. Additionally, in 2012 she established the Veterinary Technician Association of Cheyenne.
Laura is a member of the Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, the Air Force Association, and is the president of the Veterinary Technician Association of Cheyenne.
Laura is married and has three daughters. She takes advantage of every chance to enjoy the outdoors, especially a good fishing trip or visit to Estes Park. She has a Labrador Retriever, LeDoux, who’s favorite thing is to be around his people (and sugar cookies)!
Melissa Liesenfeld, Veterinary Assistant
Melissa is a Cheyenne native and graduated from Central High School. She has worked in the medical field for over 13 years. Additionally, for the past 15 years she has trained and bred Labrador Retrievers and ran AKC/UKC events with her own dogs. She has a passion for animals which includes her crazy mix of Labradors, cats, chickens, pheasants, quail, and sugar gliders at home.
In her free time, Melissa loves spending time with family and friends camping, boating, and hunting.
Brenda DeJersey, Veterinary Assistant
Brenda grew up in Cheyenne and has always been involved in the care of animals in one capacity or another. After working for the Cheyenne Animal Shelter for 15 years, she transitioned into veterinary medicine, where she has enjoyed many years of caring for a variety of fur babies. One of Brenda’s strongest attributes is managing behavioral concerns in dogs.
Brenda’s hobbies include riding her horses with her husband, Ken, and spending time with her grandchildren Kirby and Cutter.
Tanya Keel, Veterinary Assistant
Tanya has a love for animals that begain in 1974 with her first pet, a afly named “Chuck”.
After receiving her B.S. from Ohio State University (Go Buckeyes!), she obtained an associates degree in veterinary technology. Her career has allowed her to live and work all over the country while she followed her Army husband. Her most recent move brought her to Cottonwood Veterinary Clinic where she appreciates working with other people that understand the strong bond we have with our pets.
Tanya is a self procaimed “Lab Lover” and in her free time enjoys fly fishing, watching college football, and attempting many crafts.
Lindy Keel, Receptionist
Lindy joinded the Cottonwood Veterinary team after many years of previous experience in the veterinary field.
She enjoys spending time with her husband, Ken, camping and exploring the outdoors. She also loves being with her granddaughter when she visits.
Lindy’s two shih-Tzu’s, Rorie & Kobie, are very special to her and keep her well entertained!