Dr. Marla Kriet grew up in the Denver area and attended Colorado State University for both her bachelor’s (Zoology) and graduate degrees. She fulfilled a childhood dream when she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from CSU in 2000. Dr. Marla knew from a young age that she wanted a career working with animals and that, combined with her interest in science and medicine, made veterinary medicine an ideal choice. She practiced in Aurora prior to joining Advanced Pet Care of Parker in February 2016. Dr. Marla loves getting to know her patients and their families. Her professional interests include preventative and senior care, dentistry, and internal medicine. Dr. Marla became acupuncture certified in 2006. When out of the office, she spends time with her husband, Bryan, her daughter, Natalie, and their 3 dogs Avy, a golden retriever; Sally, a shih tzu; and Yeti, a Jack Russell terrier. Dr. Marla also enjoys downhill mountain biking, skiing, reading and travelling to any beautiful place.
Dr. Shawn Seibel
Dr. Shawn Seibel is from Texas originally, and attended Texas A&M University (Gig ‘Em Aggies!) for both undergraduate studies (B.S. in Biomedical Sciences) and to earn his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). After graduation in 2004, he moved to Philadelphia, PA were he performed a 1 year Medicine and Surgery Internship at the University of Pennsylvania Ryan Veterinary Hospital. He then moved to Parker, CO in 2005 working at the Animal Emergency & Specialty Center here in Parker. He worked there for about 5 years before deciding to open Advanced Pet Care of Parker in 2009.
Dr. Shawn’s professional interests include surgery, internal medicine, dental care, and ultrasound. He is dedicated to providing high quality care and early diagnosis of problems in your pet.
When Dr. Shawn opened Advanced Pet Care of Parker he wanted something different than he had seen with other local general practices. He wanted a practice that took the time to educate clients on the issues their pets experienced and help owners recognize some of the signs of problems before they become severe. He also feels it is very important to educate owners about the signs of pain in their pet, as the pet cannot ‘tell’ their owners that they are hurting.
Dr. Shawn also wanted to have a practice that felt like family or home when you came in. He wanted to portray the belief that we treat your pet like it’s one of our own, while at the same time creating a stress-free environment so your pet can receive the best health care.
He is married and has one son. They share their home with their 2 rescued dogs. He also ‘owns’ Ludie (Ludie disagrees and feels he is the owner of the clinic and the head boss) the clinic cat that you’ll get to know very well if you visit the office as he’s usually up front (unless it’s feeding time). Dr. Shawn enjoys woodworking and remodeling his home along with outdoor adventures with his family!
Kortney has been a veterinary technician since graduating from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 2011. She has a background in emergency medicine and has been with Advanced Pet Care of Parker since 2014. Her favorite part of being a veterinary technician is being involved in surgery. She loves scrubbing in to assist the doctors, running anesthesia, and giving your pet extra love as the recover from anesthesia. When not at work, she is busy working with her husband and son on their family ranch where they have dogs, cats, horses, and yak.
Evelyn graduated from Community College of Denver with her associates degree in Veterinary Technology in May of 2017. She enjoys the fast paced environment of being a technician and the variety of tasks that must be performed with each patient. Evelyn has always felt a connection with animals, and the ability to provide care for them when sick is a continued source of joy. She is thrilled to be a part of a great team, and very excited to learn new skills, and progress as she begins her career. When she has spare time, it’s usually spent at something cheer related with her 9 year old daughter, or exploring Colorado with her husband and 9 year old lab Guero.
Originally from Reno,Nevada, Cora moved to Colorado and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Colorado State University. Cora enjoys spending time with her husband, her dogs and cats, and getting outside to take advantage of our beautiful state. Since a young age, Cora has always been passionate about helping sick and homeless animals and knew she wanted to continue to work with animals as a profession. The best part about her job is meeting all the new furry faces and guiding them through their health journeys.
Marissa has been a veterinary technician since 1997. She decided to make it official by attending Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. In 2001, Marissa graduated with honors from Harcum and passed the National Veterinary Technician Certification Exam. She also completed internships at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center (Large Animal Hospital) and the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Small Animal Hospital). After graduation, Marissa left the land of General Practice, and accepted a veterinary nursing position in the Oncology Department at the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. While there, she was able to perfect her venipuncture skill, administer chemotherapy, teach Veterinary Students, Veterinary Nursing Students, Interns, and Residents, as well as collect data for research projects. Marissa is also published as a co-author in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine and Veterinary and Comparative Oncology.
In February, 2014, Dr. Seibel was finally able to convince her to join the staff at Advanced Pet Care. While it is a huge change from her desk job, Marissa loves every minute! She enjoys talking with pet owners and spoiling their furry kids!
In her spare time, Marissa enjoys reading, baking, cake decorating and running. She enjoys participating in obstacle course races, mud runs, and half marathons.