Meet Our Veterinary Team

Meet Our Veterinary Team

Alexander Robb, DVM, MBA, CCRT

Medical Director

Dr Alex Robb takes pride in building comfortable and trusting relationships with his clients and patients alike. This individually tailored approach, along with the depth of his experience, allows for effective diagnostic and therapeutic healthcare plans that everyone can feel good about.

He has completed advanced training in companion animal surgery, is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, and is a Fear Free Certified Practitioner.

A passion for improving the effectiveness of medical organizations drives Dr Robb. He earned his MBA from the University of Denver in 2017, focusing on Strategic Leadership of Healthcare Organizations, and has delivered seminars on Leadership and High-Performing Teams for hundreds of veterinary students. He is also currently involved in developing a Simulation Laboratory at Tufts University where veterinarians and students will be able to hone their skills in cutting-edge procedures.

Dr Robb earned his veterinary degree from Tufts University in 2013 and has practiced in the Denver Metro Area ever since. He loves experiencing all of Colorado’s outdoor activities with his family, including two German Shorthaired Pointers named Lucy and Porter. He also enjoys live music, professional sports, photography, and international travel.

Jenna Cockrum, RVT

Hospital Manager

Offering her clients and pets a positive experience drives Jenna. She knows the impact this has on a pet’s health and longevity.

She preps for daily visits to anticipate her patients’ needs. And then pairs cats and dogs with their favorite technician, using treats and calming voices to relax anxious animals.

Jenna is laser-focused on addressing all her clients’ concerns. She’s an exceptional multitasker who thrives on remembering the little details. She enjoys surprising clients with her follow-up skills.

Jenna stays up to date with medical developments through continuing education lectures, online courses, and one-on-one training with the experts in her hospital. She is passionate about anesthesia.

Jenna has an associate degree in Veterinary Technology. She bakes in her free time and is perfecting her fancy cupcake skills. She enjoys hiking, spicy food, and anything Harry Potter. On weekends, she loves being out-and-about with her children. She has two pets of her own: Malinois’ named Sierra “Bear Jones” and Bayou, a former police dog.

Christina Suhr, DVM


Dr Christina Suhr helps her patients feel their best through every stage of life – from rambunctious puppies and kittens to graceful seniors. Her genuine care for people and their animals drives her to treat each patient like family.

A former collegiate gymnast at Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!), Dr Suhr is a passionate team player. She’s a collaborative problem solver even in the face of complicated conditions. Clients love her calm and attentive demeanor.

Dr Suhr received her veterinary degree from the University of Florida in 2014. She completed a year of specialty training after graduation and is also certified in veterinary acupuncture. She continues to gain new knowledge and skills, most recently completing courses in veterinary nutrition and physical therapy. This all allows for comprehensive preventive care and supportive measures as her patients age.

In her free time, Dr Suhr enjoys mountain biking, hiking, camping, and rock climbing. She shares her home and campsites with her spouse, rescue mutts Reggie and Stevie, and her cat, an orange tabby named Gumbeaux.

Olivia Court, DVM


Dr Olivia Court is passionate about creating strong and lasting bonds with her clients and their pets. Clients appreciate that Dr Court collaborates to create the perfect treatment plan for each pet. She takes time to educate clients about those treatment plans, diagnoses, and answer questions. Her goal is for pets to feel better, and for clients to feel empowered.

Dr Court is Fear Free certified and trained in Cat Friendly Practice methods. She lets pets set the pace for visits by getting on their level, taking time for the pet to feel comfortable, and offering lots of treats. Dr Court loves teaching clients how to take care of their pets’ dental health. When not learning on the job, she attends conferences, researches new topics in the veterinary field, and signs up for hands-on training opportunities.

She attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst for her undergraduate degree and Tufts University for her DVM. She’s excited to be in Denver, where she can explore the area, try out new breweries, and go horseback riding. She also loves practicing yoga. Dr Court shares her home with three pets: her spoiled, toothless Italian Greyhound; Bird, who has a larger wardrobe than most people; and two cats named Sterling and Poppy.

Emma Katz, VMD


Dr Emma Katz focuses on building relationships with clients and pets. Clients appreciate her transparent, teamwork-based approach, as well as her passion for continuity of care. The follow-up check-ins are just as important to her as the initial visit.

Trained in Fear Free techniques, Dr Katz is always willing to do whatever pets need to feel comfortable. She sits on the floor with patients so that she is on their level. Her goal, besides helping pets feel their best, is to help them enjoy their visit. She loves getting to know clients and patients, especially their quirks and individual needs.

Dr Katz has experience working in urgent care and specialty medicine. She is able to work well under pressure and is comfortable caring for pets in emergency situations. She also enjoys dentistry and dermatology. Dr Katz attended Middlebury College in Vermont before receiving her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania. She loves learning new skills and approaches for helping pets and is a graduate of Power of 10 from the Doctors Leadership Academy.

Her best friend and adventure partner is Hank, her bloodhound. They love to take road trips, go hiking, and even ski together!

Alex Sordillo

Veterinary Care Professional

Clients appreciate Alex’s calm and thorough approach to each appointment. She takes time to answer her clients’ questions and acknowledge their concerns. She wants them to feel educated and empowered about their pets’ care. She enjoys teaching owners about proper feeding habits, exercise, and routine check-ups. Alex also works efficiently so that appointments don’t take longer than necessary.

By treating clients as peers, Alex is able to turn consults into conversations. This allows them to be involved with the appointment process. She treats each pet as if they are her own, providing compassion, love, and lots of treats.

Alex is comfortable with all types of pets, including rabbits, reptiles, amphibians, and chickens. She has a special interest in snakes. She takes advantage of on-the-job training and seminars whenever possible.

Alex received her BS in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont. Her focus was on ecology and conservation. Currently, she attends the University of Colorado and is working on applying to veterinary school.

Outside of work, Alex enjoys reading in a sunny spot in Cheesman Park, hiking, and attending shows. She has a Holland Lop named Maggie and a cat named Panda. While she loves all animals, she has an affinity for big, fluffy dogs that think they are lap dogs.

Jordyn Floming

Client Service Coordinator and Veterinary Care Professional

Jordyn’s passion is for creating lasting relationships with clients and patients. She takes time to get to know everyone who comes into Goodheart. She also loves educating clients about all aspects of their pets’ care. She works efficiently to gather all relevant information and answer client questions to help streamline the process. Clients appreciate Jordyn’s empathy, positive energy, and attention to detail.

Jordyn is Fear Free certified and working on becoming a registered veterinary technician. Her priority is keeping pets comfortable during their visit, so she always has treats and cuddles to offer. She adjusts her care as needed to help patients feel secure.

Currently, Jordyn is working on her associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. She has a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality as well. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family and try out new restaurants with her twin sister. She shares her home with her two cats: Kylo (whose specialized medical needs encouraged Jordyn to get into veterinary medicine), and Rooster.

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Matthew Ballantine

Certified Veterinary Technician

Clients appreciate Matthew’s thorough and knowledgeable approach to patient care. He uses excellent communication skills to help clients understand all aspects of their pets’ care. Because he explains the why behind all treatment options, he helps clients make informed decisions.

Matthew enjoys studying different medications and anesthesia. He also gives pets plenty of love and treats when they are at the hospital. He attended Bel-Rea Institute, where he graduated with high honors. Matthew is a self-proclaimed cat guy, brought on by his two cats, Strawberry and Bastet. He also shares his heart with his Chihuahua/Pug mix, Ralphie, and his two children. When not working, he loves to attend live music concerts and theatre performances and play board games.

Meghan Parker

Veterinary Care Professional

Meghan’s passion for veterinary medicine shines through everything she does. Clients appreciate that she takes the time to meet all their needs. She loves Goodheart’s open communication and transparency; she wants clients to feel involved in the process. A lifelong learner, Meghan enjoys learning more about the veterinary field and expanding her skills to help more pets. She loves helping in surgery, performing dental cleanings, and drawing blood. She wants to become a veterinarian so that she can continue to help improve animals’ lives.

Meghan uses Fear-Free techniques to help pets feel safe and comfortable. Meghan loves all animals, but especially dogs. Her Chihuahua, Elle, came to her as a rescue from a hospital she worked at. She was able to help save Elle’s life and then brought her home. She currently studies at Metropolitan State in Denver, with the goal to attend vet school. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dog, hiking, and going to concerts.

Becca Sands (They/Them)

Veterinary Care Professional

Becca’s thorough and passionate approach helps clients and pets feel welcome from the moment they walk into Goodheart. They love to explain treatment plans and educate clients as well as teaching clients about prevention.

Because they understand the importance of keeping pets comfortable, Becca uses Fear Free techniques. Becca is passionate about anesthesia and keeping pets safe during surgery.

Becca has been in the field for over ten years. They love to research advances in veterinary medicine and attend C.E. courses. They plan to attend a CVT program. Becca’s goal is to learn something new every day.

When not working, they love to go hiking, visit breweries, or take their Husky mix, Arlo, to the park. They also have two cats – Charlie Beansly Brown and Linus. Becca has a special love for cats and rabbits.

Selena Ajin

Registered Veterinary Technician

Selena’s calm and positive approach to patient care allows clients and pets to feel comfortable while at the hospital. She loves to educate clients, especially about preventive care and dental care. Selena also ensures that clients understand all aspects of their pets’ treatment plans.

Selena uses Fear Free techniques to create a calm, stress-free environment. She knows that vet visits can be stressful for pets, so she takes her time and adjusts care based on what the patient needs. Her skills included placing catheters on even the wiggliest patient, drawing blood in a stress-free manner, and monitoring vitals when pets are in surgery.

When not learning on-the-job, Selena attends CE courses and conferences. She attended PIMA Medical Institute, where she received her Veterinary Associates Degree. She would love to earn her VTS.

Selena shares her heart with her five small dogs: Poodles Bruno, Lola, and Phoebe; Slim Shady, a Havanese, and Mango, a Terrier Mix. When she’s not snuggling on the couch with them, she loves to draw and paint, and explore new restaurants where she can try different foods.

Steph Gomez

Veterinary Care Professional

Steph is a thorough, detailed technician. Clients appreciate that she takes time to explain procedures, lab work, and treatment plans. Steph wants clients to understand the benefits of yearly blood work and prevention. She believes in collaborating with clients and doctors. She wants clients to be involved with the entirety of the process. Steph believes that collaboration can also help with stress and keep pets comfortable.

Steph uses Fear Free methods when working with pets. She is patient and allows pets time to adjust before beginning any treatments. She is passionate about animal dentistry and helping pets maintain healthy teeth. To keep her skills up-to-date, she has subscriptions to several veterinary organizations and uses their learning materials. Steph received an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from Pima Medical Institute.

In her free time, Steph enjoys going hiking and camping with her Pitbull, Simba. Otherwise, she can be found hanging out with her friends or snuggling Nala, her rescue cat.

Nessy Yamada

Veterinary Care Professional

Nessy makes clients’ lives easier by providing support, education, and collaboration. She wants clients to feel heard and understood, so she takes time to answer their questions. Nessy believes in transparency and works with clients to create the best plan for them and their pets.

Nessy truly loves making a difference in animals’ lives. She uses treats, pets, and a gentle approach to make animals feel comfortable during their appointments. She gets on the pet’s level, uses a gentle voice, and other Fear Free techniques. She helps even the most nervous pet.

When not working, Nessy loves to go hiking and camping. Since moving to Colorado from Alaska, she is enjoying exploring the area. She shares her home with Saorise, her Akita/Lab mix, and Phoebe, her rescue cat. Phoebe was brought into Nessy’s previous vet hospital, frozen and unable to walk properly. Nessy helped save her life and then adopted her.

Marina Valdes, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Client and patient care are top priorities for Marina. She wants clients to feel involved with the entire appointment; she loves educating clients so they can make informed decisions. She is a thorough communicator and takes time to answer all their questions as well. She believes in transparency and an honest, collaborative approach.

Marina gets to know each patient who comes into Goodheart. She reads pets’ body language to get an understanding of how the pet is feeling and what she can do to make them more comfortable. She has training in emergency and critical care, so she is able to care for pets who are coming in for routine procedures or emergencies. Marina also has experience working with exotics.

Marina studied biology and chemistry at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She is a huge cat lover, especially hairless cats. When not working, she loves to work in her garden, cook delicious food, and read.

Raquel Montero

Veterinary Care Professional

Through education and a transparent approach, Raquel helps make veterinary visits easier for clients. She can multi-task, allowing appointments to go smoothly and efficiently. But she always has time to answer client questions and help with their concerns. She has experience working in a veterinary hospital and animal shelters. Raquel is fluent in Spanish.

Raquel uses Fear Free techniques to help pets stay comfortable during their visits. She especially loves helping with senior pets. Her favorite thing about working at Goodheart is getting to meet and help each client and patient who comes into the hospital.

Her hobbies include playing video games and watching movies (especially foreign horror films) with her husband. Raquel has three dogs: Bonita (Jack Russell terrier mix), Gladys (toy fox terrier mix), and Lady (a chihuahua mix), and a cat named Jayne. While she loves all animals, she is always happy to work with (and love on) yorkies.

Kayly Adams

Registered Veterinary Technician

Clients appreciate that Kayly is empathetic, approachable, and knowledgeable. She wants clients to feel comfortable asking any questions they have and to approve of the treatments the doctor recommends. She understands that clients may have different goals or restrictions when it comes to their pets. So, she offers judgment-free suggestions and works with clients to find the perfect solution for them and their pets.

Kayly has training in monitoring anesthesia, experience working in a neurology department, and is RECOVER CPR certified. She uses Fear Free techniques to help pets feel comfortable. She has earned her Fear Free shelter and hospital certifications.

Kayly completed her Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology at ACC.  She also recently earned her Bachelor of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology at Tarleton State University. Outside of work and school, she loves to run, listen to podcasts, and read (especially Stephen King books). She has two dogs, Monjeau (Great Pyrenees) and Francine (pit bull), and two cats, Klementine and Monchhichi.


Veterinary Care Professional

Audrey understands the importance of being open and transparent. She collaborates with owners so that they are involved with every step of their pets’ visit. Her empathetic approach to pet care helps clients feel comfortable with their pets’ treatment.

To keep patients comfortable, Audrey uses Fear Free techniques. She adjusts her approach based on each pet, going slow and offering lots of treats and rewards. Because of her background working with zoos and sanctuaries, Audrey is comfortable working with all types of pets, including exotics.

After attending school for biology, Audrey is now working on a Veterinary Technology degree from Penn Foster. She loves learning new skills and techniques. This keeps her skills current in a field that is constantly changing. She shares her home with Olive, her “loaf of marble rye bread” cat, and Lily, her rescue American pitbull. Audrey loves to go hiking with Lily, try out new recipes in the kitchen, or spend as much time as possible outdoors.

Delmi Penaloza-Hurtado

Veterinary Care Professional

Delmi goes beyond a careful and empathetic approach; she puts herself in the patient’s shoes and thinks about what would make them feel comfortable. She values keeping the patient, owner, and her team safe, so she uses Fear Free techniques for handling and securing patients during their exams. She also always has a patient touch and delicious treats to help distract pets.

Delmi is passionate about helping clients and patients. She treats every patient like her own pet. She appreciates that clients choose to bring their pets to Goodheart and is honored to be part of the process of helping their pets live healthy, happy lives. One of Delmi’s favorite things about working in the veterinary field is getting to know the clients and pets who come into the hospital. She loves talking about pets with owners and being a support during difficult or scary times.
Delmi graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at the Community College of Denver in 2019. A self-proclaimed cat person, Delmi loves spending time with her three chaotic cats: Stark, Daenerys, and Thor.

Leslie Davis

Client Service Coordinator

Leslie loves being a voice for pets who cannot speak for themselves. She collaborates with clients to create the best plan for each individual pet. Clients appreciate her active listening skills and that she takes time to answer all their questions.

Leslie uses Fear Free techniques to help pets feel comfortable during their appointments. She gets down on their level, offers treats and pets, and takes time to make sure the pet feels secure. She loves spoiling the patients who come into Goodheart to make the experience positive.

Outside of work, she loves spending time outside with her dogs and boyfriend, Ryan. She loves anything Harry Potter or Star Wars and watching anime. She has two spoiled dogs: Obi-Juan-Kenobi, a Dachshund, and Alpha, a Pit/Lab/Mastiff mix.

Aubrey Mays
Aubrey Mays

Client Service Coordinator

Aubrey’s motivation is her desire to provide excellent service and care for every client and patient who comes to Goodheart. She loves being a part of a team of people who are all dedicated to taking care of pets. Clients appreciate how transparent and informative Aubrey is. She helps educate clients so they can make the best decisions for their pets’ care.

Aubrey knows veterinary visits can be scary for pets. She reads pets’ body language to gauge their comfort, and respects their space and needs. She is currently working on becoming Fear Free certified, and enjoys learning about and understanding pet behaviors.

Aubrey shares her heart with her giant Maine Coon cat, Falcon. She loves all animals, but definitely has a soft spot for cats. She received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of West Florida. She has really enjoyed exploring Denver, including going thrifting with her friends, but also loves staying home and playing video games.

Ren Carlson
Ren Carlson

Client Service Coordinator

Ren’s detailed communication and active listening help make veterinary visits easier for clients. She pays attention to details and helps answer all client questions so that they feel comfortable and involved with their pets’ care. Her friendly, empathetic personality allows her to form lasting relationships with people and pets.

To help pets feel comfortable, she takes a patient, calm approach. Ren gets on the pet’s level, reads their body language, and always has treats or love to provide. She sees what each pet needs and adjusts her care. Whether this is taking the pet to a quiet area of the hospital, snuggling on her lunch break, or taking a dog on an extra walk, Ren is always willing to go above and beyond to make each visit go smoothly.

When not at work, Ren loves to play Nintendo and board games, attend concerts and music festivals, and try out new restaurants. Her dog, Lucius, a sassy Australian Shepherd/Dutch Shepherd mix, is her whole world.

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Andy Grunskis

Client Service Coordinator

Clients appreciate Andy’s detailed, collaborative approach. He actively listens to clients’ concerns and questions. He believes that by understanding clients’ positions and needs, he can provide the best care for them and their pets. He loves building relationships with the people and pets who come into Goodheart.
Andy uses Fear Free techniques to help pets feel more comfortable during their visit. He enjoys greeting patients and helping them get ready for their appointment. He wants the entire process to be easy and stress-free for clients and patients.

Andy graduated from Florida Gulfcoast University, where he earned a degree in Marketing with a minor in Advertising. He loves being creative and trying out new types of art. He is also a tinkerer and enjoys learning how to build and create new things. His best friend is his dog Wesley, a rescue American Bulldog. They enjoy going camping and snuggling together.

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Carolyn Cebek

Client Service Coordinator

Clients appreciate Carolyn’s dedicated approach to client and patient care. She always enjoys educating clients (even outside of work), answering their questions, or just chatting about their pets. She is driven by her desire to strengthen and preserve the human-animal bond. She is especially interested in geriatric medicine and parasite prevention.

Carolyn is calm under pressure, and able to handle emergency and crisis situations by making a plan and taking it one step at a time. She walks clients through the processes as well, so they can stay informed and understand each step of their pet’s visit. She always has time to offer love, treats, and a calm word to pets. While she loves all animals, she has a soft spot for big dogs.

Outside of work, Carolyn enjoys attending stand-up comedy, going for runs, and flipping antique furniture.

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Max Loving 

Client Service Coordinator

Through collaboration, excellent communication, and a transparent approach, Max helps clients and patients have a positive experience at Goodheart. He goes above and beyond to find solutions for pets’ needs, while creating a stress-free environment. Because he knows pets are family, he uses Fear Free techniques to keep them comfortable. Max is passionate about continued learning and is always looking for resources to help him improve his level of care.

Max was a Goodheart client for many years before joining the team. He is motivated by the exceptional level of care that the Goodheart team provides to every client and patient.

Max and his fiancée, Johanna, have two dogs: Bucky, a border collie, and Goose, a bluetick coonhound. Both are rescues from the Dumb Friends League. He loves to visit dog-friendly breweries with his dogs. His hobbies include, bike riding, finding new hiking spots around Denver, and doing anything crafty.

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