VTH Dentistry

The People Serving You

Valeria Caceres

Veterinary Resident, Dentistry and Oral Surgery

Contact Information

Email: valeria.caceres@colostate.edu

Biography

Valeria was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She attended UC Davis for undergrad where she received her B.S. in Psychology. While there she discovered her true passion was caring for animals and fostering the bond between clients and their pets. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. During veterinary school, she developed a very strong interest in veterinary dentistry. She completed a small animal rotating internship near the beautiful Smoky Mountains in east Tennessee at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville prior to specializing. Valeria is now a dentistry resident at CSU. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two cats, and two dogs. Her interests include hot yoga, sweets, baked goods, and enjoying the outdoors.

Naomi Hoyer

Service Head and Assistant Professor, Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery

Contact Information

Email: naomi.hoyer@colostate.edu

Biography

Naomi Hoyer grew up outside of Denver, Colorado, and graduated with her DVM from Colorado State University in 2002. She worked in private practice, both in California and Colorado, for 10 years prior to entering a dental residency program. She has been working and living in Fort Collins since 2006. She is excited to be a part of the Dentistry and Oral Surgery service here at Colorado State University. She is passionate about dental education for veterinary students, residents and recent veterinary school graduates. Her professional interests include long-term management of periodontal disease, management of dental disease with concurrent illnesses and multimodal pain control. Away from the hospital, Naomi enjoys spending time hiking, running, skiing, biking, camping and enjoying Colorado with her husband and two daughters. She also has three dogs and five chickens!

Jen Kelley

Veterinary Resident, Dentistry and Oral Surgery

Contact Information

Email: jen.kelley@colostate.edu

Megan Kirchner-Stephenson

Veterinary Technician

Contact Information

Email: megan.kirchner@colostate.edu

Biography

Megan grew up in western Massachusetts and earned a bachelors in science degree in animal science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. After a brief career as a zoo keeper she decided to earn a degree in veterinary technology from Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, CO. After graduating from CMC Megan moved to Fort Collins and was working at a local veterinary clinic for a few years. In 2012 she started working in the Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service at Colorado State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Ashley Konig

Veterinary Technician

Contact Information

Email: ashley.konig@colostate.edu

Biography

Ashley graduated with her A.A.S in Veterinary Technology from Front Range Community College in 2005. She worked in private practice for 12 years before starting her tenure at Colorado State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 2017 as a PRN (as needed) technician. She joined the Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service team in the fall of 2018 and has loved every minute of it! She particularly enjoys working with horses and reviewing dental radiographs. In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 sons, along with their three-legged Jack Russel Terrier and English Mastiff on her husband’s family’s farm.

Anya Pamplona

Service Excellence Liaison

Contact Information

Email: anya.pamplona@colostate.edu

Jennifer Rawlinson

Associate Professor, Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery

Contact Information

Email: jennifer.rawlinson@colostate.edu

Cindy Vaca

Veterinary Resident, Dentistry and Oral Surgery

Contact Information

Email: cindy.vaca@colostate.edu