Kelsey Secrist

Kelsey Secrist

Kelsey Secrist
Veterinary Technician, Oncology

I’m the third generation born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado. My family is deeply connected to the community, and we’ve been dedicated to animal rescue for more than 20 years. We have fostered and volunteered for various groups, including Animal Friends Alliance, Larimer Humane Society, Longmont Humane Society, and Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue. My mother sparked our family’s love of animals, and she continues to help animals in need every day.

I knew from childhood that I would work with animals, and I decided in my junior year of high school that I wanted to work in a small animal veterinary hospital as a career. Before graduating high school, I completed a vet tech training program at Front Range Community College. I never wanted to be a veterinarian, but rather a nurse helping right alongside the families and patients every step of the way.

After high school, I attended the Certified Veterinary Technician program at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs. My first job was at a local small animal general practice. After about a year, I moved to a specialty practice where I had the opportunity to work with various board-certified veterinarians in several specialties.

I am honored to join the team at the Flint Animal Cancer Center. This team is one of the best in the world. Their compassion is exemplary, and their expertise is on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine. Working with them, I love giving families “bonus time” with their beloved furry family members.

In my free time, I love going to the dog park, camping, paddle boarding, anything outdoors as a Colorado girl. I share my life with two dogs and two cats. Dewey is a ten-year-old Australian Shepherd mix, full of life and energy. Cadence is our newest addition, a snuggly, clumsy mastiff mix puppy. My sweet princess, Lyric, is a ten-year-old domestic medium hair brown and white tabby. And last but not least is Maestro is a five-year-old domestic short hair grey tabby. He’s a love bug and smart but often uses his powers for evil.

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