SouthPark Animal Clinic Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of SouthPark Animal Clinic. We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
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Get to know our team!

We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.

Dean Klenz
Dean Klenz, DVM

Dr. Dean Klenz is a veterinarian at South Park Animal Clinic and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from the University of MN. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine.  Most of all, he wants to make sure pets have the best experience possible when going to the vet. Dr. Klenz enjoys visiting my daughter in Minnesota and helping my son work on his cars. He also likes to go hiking and camping when possible.

Michele Sharkey, DVM
Michele Sharkey, DVM
Dr. Michele Sharkey graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2017 and originally moved back to her home in Michigan where her first job was working with large and small animals. Her dream state to live in has always been Colorado, so she made the big move recently and brought her four cats with her! In her free time, she enjoys puzzles, seeing movies, and hiking.
Dr. Alison Traylor
Alison Traylor, DVM

Dr. Alison K Traylor is a highly accomplished veterinarian and Medical Director with 15 years of experience. She obtained her veterinary education at Colorado State University, where she completed her undergraduate studies, graduate program, and Veterinary school training. Dr. Traylor’s professional interests and specialties lie in pain management and rehabilitation, cytology, senior care, preventative medicine, and dentistry. She is deeply inspired by the power of the human-animal bond and has a strong interest in teaching and developing team members.

Dr. Traylor takes great pride in the relationships she forms with her clients over the years. Caring for their beloved family members is a privilege she deeply values. She believes in the importance of educating pet owners and partnering with them to provide their pets with long and healthy lives.

Outside of her veterinary work, Dr. Traylor dedicates her time as a volunteer puppy raiser for Canine Companions. This allows her to give back to society while working with amazing dogs and caring individuals. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, acrylic painting, dabbling in home improvement projects, and exploring the outdoors with her husband. Dr. Traylor was born in Canada and has a fondness for hockey. She shares her home with three dogs, one cat, and currently has a puppy in training.

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Anais Sanchez-Rodriguez, DVM

Dr. Anais Sanchez-Rodriguez is a compassionate veterinarian who graduated from CSU in 2021. She enjoys building long-term relationships with her clients and providing continuity of care. Outside of work, she loves paddleboarding, visiting local breweries, and spending time with her dogs. Originally from Mexico, she moved to Colorado at the age of 8 and is fluent in Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez is the first doctor in her family and is proud to call Colorado home. Her passion for animals extends beyond her professional life, as evidenced by her three furry companions – a 14-year-old yellow lab, a 7-year-old mutt, and a lively 1-year-old mutt puppy.

Hannah with her cat
Hannah B., Customer Service Representative

Hannah has been working at SouthPark Animal Clinic for 6 months as a receptionist. She prides herself in her customer service. Hannah is polite and genuine and keeps our clients happy and calm while their kiddos are taken care of. She loves being the first face they see and the last smile they see before they leave. In her spare time, Hannah enjoys taking photos of friends and family, crafting, hiking, and reading.

Jennifer, Customer Service Representative
Jennifer, Customer Service Representative

Jennifer is part of our Reception Team; her ebullient personality will draw you in and beg you to return with photos and stories about your pet. She worked for over 5 years at Broadway Estates Veterinary Clinic and became part of our original team when we opened our doors in May 2011. Jen’s personal concern for your pet will comfort you even during the most difficult clinic appointment. She loves photography and, in fact, an adorable shot of her pug, Billie, hangs just outside of Exam Room 1. Jen is a strong advocate for animals and gets involved with community events – perhaps you’ll bump into her next year at the Furry Scurry.

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Sara, Customer Service Representative

Sara joined our SouthPark “Reception” team in July 2018. Sara is a Colorado native who is surrounded by her loving family and friends and values being active in her community. She has had a variety of experiences, including running a farm for several years near Winter Park, Colorado, where she was in charge of all the farm animals. Sara is also an artist specializing in stained glass art. When Sara is working, you will be met with her beautiful smile when you walk in our doors!

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Tristin, Registered Veterinary Technician, Office Manager

Tristin joined the SouthPark team in 2021. She attended school at Iowa State University and holds a bachelor’s in animal ecology, and biology, with associates in Forestry in addition to her Certified Veterinary Technician License. She has been working with animals since 2014 in various aspects of veterinary medicine. She has worked in wildlife, emergency medicine, and now in general practice. She is passionate about wildlife conservation and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, her favorite turtle is Raphael because of his spicy personality. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, Gus and Layla.

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Hannah G., Certified Veterinary Technician

Hi, I’m Hannah, and I have been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 2018. I knew I wanted to be a vet tech from an early age. My love for animals comes from the fact that they selflessly love you no matter what. I currently have a Rottweiler named Sprocket. He came to me in my first job from an owner surrender due to his back issues. Sprocket reminds me everyday why I do what I do. I have also recently adopted two poodles. Lucky and Lady, that were owner surrenders. I cannot imagine not being able to help an animal, or their people, who have done so much for me.

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Chelsey, Veterinary Technician

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Mackenzie, Veterinary Assistant

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Lori, Groomer
Lori, Groomer

Lori is one of our Professional Groomers. She received her training from Classy Pet Grooming School in Loveland, Colorado in 1999 and has been grooming in Colorado’s Greenwood Village/Centennial area for over 12 years. She spent 11 years at VCA Orchard and joined the SouthPark Animal Clinic family in February 2012. Each pet leaves her hands with style! She has a knack for finding just the right style to suit your pet’s personality…..and she loves to see that personality shine! When she’s not grooming pets, Lori enjoys time with her family – especially camping during our amazing Colorado summers. Lori’s family has 3 dogs which are kept in line by Elsie, her cat. Stop by to meet Lori; her genuine personality and engaging smile will encourage you to bring your pets in to meet her too!