Our Team

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

Shawna Castillo, Hospital Manager

Shawna was born and raised in southwest Iowa and has always had a love and passion for animals. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Animal Science & Industry and Agricultural Communications & Journalism from Kansas State University in 2009. She moved to Summit County in January 2011 to fulfill her dream of living in the mountains. She began working at Frisco Animal Hospital in January 2011 and became Hospital Manager in April 2013. Shawna feels very lucky to work with such talented doctors and team members and takes pride in knowing that Frisco Animal Hospital is always evolving to be on the forefront of patient care, veterinary medicine and customer satisfaction. Shawna lives with her dogs, Myra and Ezra, and loves to mountain bike, snowboard, cook, travel, and listen to live music.

Chelsea Barco - Client Service Representative

Chelsea grew up in a little town just north of West Palm Beach by the name of Stuart, Florida. She graduated high school in 2010 and attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando with hopes of earning a major in Hospitality Management. Chelsea worked as a receptionist at an Animal Hospital in her home town for 3 years. In December of 2011, she moved to Miami and became a Stewardess with Private Yachts. With a love of traveling, she decided to spend her 21st birthday visiting friends in Summit County. After spending only a week here, she fell in love with the area and decided to move out in October 2012. Chelsea lives in Breckenridge with her 2 dogs, Zeppelin & Marley, and enjoys hiking, fishing and skiing and learning to snowboard!

Melissa Pacheco, Certified Veterinary Technician

Melissa is a Colorado native and was born and raised in Arvada. She recently moved up to the mountains to fulfill her need to be surrounded by mountains. She gradated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelors degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in 2011 and then received an Associates degree from Bel-Rea in Applied Animal Science in 2014. She has a passion for snowboarding, hiking/backpacking, camping, live music, traveling and of course animals. She hopes to adopt a new family member of the dog variety soon.

Diane Jurgens, Certified Veterinary Technician

Diane started working at FAH in August of 2013. She is originally from PA, where she graduated with a BS in Environmental Geology. She decided animals were her true passion, so she moved to Denver to attend Bel-Rea Institute in 1998. She has worked in general practice for the majority of her career, but has also worked in a canine rehabilitation facility, as rehab and pain management is a special interest of hers. Diane has 2 cats and 2 dogs. She and her dogs compete in flyball, a really fun canine sport! She also loves to hike, camp, snowboard, snowshoe and is learning how to cross country ski. She makes pet collars and leashes for fun on the side as well.

Dayna Wilson, Veterinary Technician

Dayna was born and raised in a small town by the name of Templeton, located in north central Massachusetts. She grew up with a love for all animals and ever since age 10 she competed in many barrel racing competitions all around New England with her horse, Valentine. Dayna graduated high school in 2009 and went on to receive her degree in Animal Science - Veterinary Technology from Becker College. In September of 2013, Dayna moved out to Colorado to pursue her dream of living in Summit County and began working at Frisco Animal Hospital that October. In her spare time, Dayna enjoys being a Beautycounter consultant, snowboarding, spending time outdoors and listening to music. She hopes to adopt a puppy in the near future.

Kelly Berger, Certified Veterinary Assistant

I was born in New Jersey and my parents moved to Frisco when I was two. I feel so blessed to have grown up in such a beautiful place with so many outdoor opportunities. I graduated from Summit High School in 2008. I then attended Western State College in Gunnison and completed my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. In 2012 I moved to Kremmling to teach 4th grade. After four years of teaching I decided to pursue my dream of working with animals. I attended Penn Foster Career School to complete my Veterinary Assistant certification. After interning with Frisco Animal Hospital I was so excited to be invited to become a member of the team. I could not be happier to be doing what I love in the place that I grew up. I have two wonderful dogs named Sadie and Chewy who I love doing everything with. I enjoy spending my free time running, hiking, and camping with my dogs and family. I am also very passionate about dirt biking, snowmobiling, and snowboarding.

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.

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