Kristen Purcell, CVT, CCRP, SAMP - Rehabilitation Technician
Kristen Purcell attended the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology.
Kristen graduated in 2003 and has been a member of the Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians ever since. The first decade of being a CVT, Kristen gained experience working in general practice, emergency medicine, orthopedic and emergency surgery and management.
When Kristen approached her 10 year anniversary of being a CVT she decided to pursue her dream of working in Canine Physical Rehabilitation. She began training and working in the rehab facility of Animal Care Center in 2013 and successfully completed her Certificate in Canine Physical Rehabilitation through the University of Tennessee in 2014. In 2015 Kristen attained additional certification in Small Animal Massage Therapy through the Northwest School of Animal Massage. She is also in the process of completing a supplemental certification through the University of Tennessee in Canine Manual Therapy.
Kristen is now the supervisor of the rehabilitation department and is in love with her job. She finds joy and satisfaction in improving a pet’s life through pain control, function, strength, and overall quality of life. Kristen was also named to the board of the Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians (CACVT) in 2018.