Paul Grych, DVM
Dr. Grych grew up in southeastern Utah and western Colorado. After graduating from Fruita Monument High School he served as an Animal Care Specialist in the United States Army for four years. He obtained his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1989 and moved to Redding, California where he met his wife Andrea. On the way back to western Colorado, Paul and Andrea lived in Phoenix, Arizona for four years. In 2003 they moved back to western Colorado to help raise top quality grass hay on the family’s farm. Paul enjoys small animal veterinary practice and has a special interest in ultrasound.
Candi - Certified Veterinary Technician
My name is Candi Armstrong, I graduated from Colorado Mountain College (Glenwood Springs, CO) Veterinary Technician program in the spring of 2007 and started at Kokopelli Animal Hospital in May of the same year as a Certified Veterinary Technician. It was the best decision I have ever made! I have 2 horses, 1 cat, & 2 dogs.
Rayleigh ~Veterinary Technician
My name is Rayleigh Norton. I started working with Kokopelli in January of 2019 and found my passion for working in this field in 2015. I have 3 wonderful dogs and a rabbit. I love spending my free time in the mountains around our beautiful home.
Tereza ~ Veterinary Assistant
My name is Tereza and I have been bringing my pets to Kokopelli since moving to the Valley in 2007. I have worked with animals on and off for most of my life and enjoyed being a dog groomer, wrangler, working with sledding dogs and boarding horses. Becoming a veterinary assistant at my favorite animal hospital in March 2020 is a dream come true! Pictured here is my beloved dog Niko. Rest of the pack, Jake and Cedar, too busy to pose chasing ground squirrels.
Kat~ Veterinary Assistant
Hi there, I’m Kathryn, but please call me Kat! I am originally from Tennessee and moved here in June of 2020. I have two wonderful pups, Aloy and Tala. They joined me a few months ago and we are having so much fun training and exploring Colorado. I am so grateful to have found a clinic that allows me to grow my knowledge and skills in the veterinary field that I will carry on in the future. In the past I have enjoyed working with rescues and grooming as well as training some of the rescue dogs. I have an array of hobbies that range from being outdoors, indoor crafts, and a love for horticulture. My specialty is foliage so if you need any tips, just ask!
Kristina ~Client Care Services
Hi, I am Kristina and I started working at Kokopelli in December of 2020. I have 2 kids and a Finace whom I enjoy four-wheeling, camping, and riding horses with. I absolutely love being outdoors with my family. I also love taking care of animals and I'm so glad I got the chance to work with these amazing Co-Worker. We are like family!