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Denice Norton DVM, CHPV

Dr. Denice grew up in southern New Mexico but received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1999. She practiced general veterinary medicine until 2014 and then choose to focus her career toward end-of-life pet care. 


Dr. Denice is a member of the following professional organizations:

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Dr. Denice with Bear, Poppy and Buddy

Meet Our Dedicated Team


Josh Norton

Crematory Manager & Grief Director

Josh has a passion for people. He functions best in his gift of service. If there is anything he can do for you, he will. Josh has a certification in death and grief and is trained for grief companioning. He is a graduate from the Center For Loss and Life Transitions out of Fort Collins, Colorado under the direction of Dr. Alan Wolfelt. Josh’s wishes are to be a companion to grieving pet parents before, during and after the loss of a family pet. He understands unexpected loss as well as anticipated loss but at the same time understands the hope of healing.


Tanner Griffin

Crematory Technician

Tanner is a Colorado native and a proud parent to both his very active 7 year old son and his fur baby, Patch, a red merle Miniature Australian Shepard. They all love the outdoors! Tanner has training as an EMT and extrapolates this training to help pets in need. Tanner has never known life without a pet or 2 or 4 or 5 – all at one time. He has experience with a variety of species big and small and has a compassionate heart towards their well being.


Jammie Wemple

On-Call Veterinary Assistant

Jammie has 2 wonderful children and is pet parent to her German Shepard, Olaf, plus many other pets which always keeping them busy. Jammie has been working in the animal husbandry field all of her life and has mastered her dreams of becoming a veterinary assistant. She would like to express her sincere caring for the furry friends that bless your life and she wishes to honor all those joy filled days with them by your side.

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Jenica Veley

Brandy Teall

Amy Schurr

Receptionists and Care Coordinators 

From the first phone call we help people honor and celebrate their furry family member.
Jenica shares her home with an oversized dog named Skyy and a guinea pig named Golden Peanut.
Brandy loves on her dog named Jinx and cat Gretchen.
Amy likes to remind everyone no matter how big the Great Dane, they always think they should be able to sit in your lap.

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