About Us

Our Staff

  • Dani Dillon – Practice Manager/ Vet Tech
  • Kate Schlosser – Receptionist
  • Ginger Baer – Receptionist
  • Melissa Kluck – Receptionist
  •  Haley O’Donovan – Vet Tech
  • Kirsten Lederman – Vet Tech
  • Jennifer Traver – Vet Tech
  • Greta Balzer – Vet Te

Dr. Daiquiri Ahart, Veterinarian

Dr. Daiquiri Ahart has been working with us since the fall of 2015. Dr. Ahart received her bachelors degree in Animal Science in 1985, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1989, both from the Ohio State University. Dr. Ahart moved to Colorado in the summer of 1990, after working a year in a mixed animal practice in Wisconsin treating dairy cattle, horses, dogs and cats. Her first year in Colorado, she worked in the Vail Valley treating horses. Since 1991, Dr. Ahart has been helping dogs and cats on the front range, and enjoys small animal medicine, surgery, and dentistry; and helping people make the best decisions for their pets. When not working with animals and spending time with her daughter, Dr. Ahart loves skiing, hiking, and taking pictures in the Colorado mountains.

Dr. Susan Ornitz, Veterinarian

Dr. Susan Ornitz attended Colorado State University to receive her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She has practiced in North Carolina and Colorado. After 6 years of general practice she went back to school for both animal acupuncture and chiropractic practices. Using a holistic approach she integrates Western medicine with eastern techniques. She has a farm that consists of eight dogs, four cats, six milking goats, and a flock of chickens. In her free time she loves to hike, ski, garden, and read.

Melissa Kluck, Receptionist

Melissa’s home town is Colona, Illinois. She graduated from Black Hawk College in 2005 with degrees in Equine Science and Horse science technology. After college she worked at a veterinary clinic in Moline Illinois for several years before pursuing a career in Real Estate. Two years after becoming a broker, she moved to Lakewood Colorado. Melissa moved to Black Hawk in February of 2018 and started working part time at Nederland Veterinary Clinic soon after. She enjoys hiking with her dogs, kayaking, playing roller derby, working with her horse and continues to work as a Realtor in the afternoon and weekends.  

Kate Schlosser, Receptionist

Kate Schlosser

I am a 15 year resident of Nederland, having moved here after completing my degree in Art History.  I have worked at Nederland Veterinary Hospital since June of 2017 and have come to love not only the opportunity to work with animals and the great staff but also the opportunity to get to know this amazing community even better.  I am grateful for the opportunity to be helpful to the animals and humans of our beautiful little town.

Kirsten Lederman, Vet Tech

I am a 15 year resident of Nederland, having moved here after completing my degree in Art History.  I have worked at Nederland Veterinary Hospital since June of 2017 and have come to love not only the opportunity to work with animals and the great staff but also the opportunity to get to know this amazing community even better.  I am grateful for the opportunity to be helpful to the animals and humans of our beautiful little town.

646 Highway 119 S Nederland, CO 80466

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