Colleen

Certified Veterinary Technician

Colleen had 2 years of Pre-Vet Medicine at Michigan state University before falling ill and having to leave college. Later she started her career as a Vet Assistant in San Diego at the Cheshire Cat Clinic. Her employer encouraged her to study for and challenge the California Veterinary Technician exam. She did so and passed on the first try. After working for him for several years, life changes brought Colleen to Yuma, Az, where she found employment with Fourth Avenue Veterinary Clinic.

As a mixed animal practice, they saw everything from pocket pets, 4-H and FFA animals, feed lot cattle to show horses and everything else in between. Colleen was encouraged to add an Arizona Vet Tech licence to her resume, and I did so, once again challenging the exam and passing.

Colleen also worked in human medicine in the laboratory at Yuma Regional Medical Center, but really missed the veterinary field.  When contacted by a local veterinarian, she started working as a veterinary technician again at Foothills Animal Hospital when it first opened in 1991.

Colleen had a very avid interest in horses, and team penned and sorted and also judged those events locally. She also had a Cutting horse and rode her to several wins and a Buckle!

Colleen enjoys fishing, hiking and trail rides, and spend time on the water when she has spare time.

Everyone was kind and caring, not just with Katie and me, but with other clients. Upon our third visit, I was amazed how many different people greeted us by name.

Teresa

The team at FAH is kind, considerate and qualified. Dr. Prince has created a professional team to care for our pets.

Eric K

I can't thank you enough. Thanks for being so pawesome!

Roberto R.

Thank you for your generous donation and support for Gila Ridge Girls Basketball Team.

Blair

Got to meet one of the new owner's yesterday. Dr. Prince was so nice & took great care of our girls. Not that much of a wait this time & staff is always so friendly.

JoBeth

I want to thank the staff at FAH for always delivering exceptional service to my babies! Maggie was in for her exam & vaccinations today & the receptionists, techs and Dr were so sweet and made it a great experience for us both. Thank you!

Robbie

Got to meet one of the new owner's yesterday. Dr. Prince was so nice & took great care of our girls. Not that much of a wait this time & staff is always so friendly.

Monica