Our Team

Our expert veterinarians and highly skilled team are ready when your pet needs us. Call or contact us today to learn more.

Christina Schacht, Hospital Manager

Christina started working as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2010, exploring her interests in emergency medicine and small animal dentistry. She grew up in Southern California, but escaped the beach to pursue her love of the mountains in 2015. Christina has two dogs, a boston terrier mix named Gigi and a Rottweiler/lab mix named Niya. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, rafting, snowboarding, and spending time with her family. She is very excited to be apart of the Frisco Animal Hospital team and welcomes your questions and comments at christina.schacht@nvanet.com .

Heather Dwyer, Client Service Representative

Heather grew up in Streamwood, IL. She graduated from Harper College with an Associates Degree in Biology. She has been working in the veterinary field since 1996. Once her kids graduated from High School she moved out to Colorado to fulfill her dream of living by the mountains. She lives with her husband, 2 sons, 3 dogs and a cat. She loves to go hiking, camping and spending as much time as possible with her family.

Katie Anderson, Certified Veterinary Technician

Katie is from Fort Collins and completed the veterinary technician program at Front Range Community College in 2012. She has been working as a Certified Veterinary Technician for the past several years, and recently moved to Leadville with her husband and two dogs. She is loving life in the mountains and is excited to be a part of the Frisco Animal Hospital team.

Christy Turner, Certified Veterinary Technician

Christy is originally from Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from Columbus State Community College with her Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in 2001. Christy gained experience as a Registered Veterinary Technician for 17 years in the central Ohio area. She moved with her husband, two dogs, and two cats to Summit County so her husband could continue working as a ski instructor. Aside from animals, Christy’s passions include the environment, being outdoors, and spending time with friends & family. She is looking forward to exploring all that Summit County has to offer and helping the pet population stay healthy and safe.

Melissa Bizer, Client Services/Veterinary Assistant

Melissa was born in Michigan and graduated from MSU with a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology. She is passionate about helping animals and the environment. Before moving to Summit County last December, She lived in Alaska and worked in a wildlife rehabilitation facility for marine mammals, focusing on seals and sea otters. Her hobbies include traveling, hiking, snowboarding and camping. Melissa started working at Frisco Animal Hospital in August 2014 and is very excited to be a part of the team!

Krystal Kingery, Veterinary Assistant

I was born and raised in Southern California. I spent a few years in Northern California working for an emergency veterinary specialty hospital. While working I managed to graduate from a Fire Academy and get my EMT-B. I moved to Colorado January of 2016 to take a job as an Engineer/EMT. I am currently in Paramedic school and have 3 dogs and a cat. I enjoy off-roading, camping, hiking, fishing and playing hockey.

Ryan Hemphill, Veterinary Assistant

Ryan started working at Frisco Animal Hospital in April of 2017 to fulfill her dream of working with animals in the mountains. Before moving to Summit County, she worked with rehabilitating exotics and learning about the veterinary medicine field. Her passions include working with animals, spending time outdoors and creating art. In her spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with her dog, hiking, camping and snowboarding.