Meet our Team

Friends of the Grand Junction, CO Community Since 1977.

Veterinarians

Dr. Dominic Carrica DVM

Dr. Carrica was born and raised in the small rural community of Grants, New Mexico. After...

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Dr. Dominic Carrica DVM

Dr. Carrica was born and raised in the small rural community of Grants, New Mexico. After serving several years in the United States Army and Army National Guard, he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science from Washington State University and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Oregon State University in 1999.

After practicing in Albuquerque for a short time, he joined Amigo Animal Clinic in 2000 and became an owner in 2005. He enjoys working with dogs, cats, farm animals and camelids. His special interests lie in horse dentistry, lameness and community education.

When not at work Dominic enjoys time with his wife Beryl, their three children Garrett, Anne, and Jack and the family’s pets Pablo, Gummy Bear, and Santiago.

Dr. Peter Maguire DACVIM – Neurology

Dr. Peter Maguire, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Master’s degree in Clinical Veterinary Science, diplomate in the...

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Dr. Peter Maguire DACVIM – Neurology

Dr. Peter Maguire, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Master’s degree in Clinical Veterinary Science, diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and New Zealand Registered Specialist, is a 1995 graduate of the Colorado State University (CSU) School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Peter also did his Neurology residency training at CSU between 1996-1999, and received a Master’s degree from CSU in Clinical Veterinary Science in 1999. He became ACVIM board certified in Neurology that same year, and Registered in New Zealand as a veterinary specialist in 2009.

Pete has 15 years experience working in referral practice as a board-certified neurologist and neurosurgeon and recently finished an appointment as Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Teaching Hospital. His special interests include spinal surgery and neuroimaging.

Dr. Jessica Bridge DVM

Education: Colorado State University Hometown: Grand Junction, CO Pets: Dr. Bridge has a zoo of her...

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Dr. Jessica Bridge DVM

Education: Colorado State University
Hometown: Grand Junction, CO
Pets: Dr. Bridge has a zoo of her own at home, between her six cats (who are all named after Top Gun characters), two geriatric horses, and a dog. She is hoping to add more to the family!

Dr. Jessica Bridge is a Grand Junction local and studied at CSU in Fort Collins for school. She has always loved working with animals and developed an interest in medicine, and on top of that, her love for public health and food safety lead her to become a veterinarian. She is very interested in the cow business, and is excited to offer that type of practice to our clientele.

When Dr. Bridge isn’t busy at work she is enjoying her time with her children. Her other interests include hiking, camping, gardening, sewing and shootin’!

Dr. Garrett Carrica DVM

Dr. Garrett is a Grand Junction, Colorado native. He graduated from Regis University in Denver, Colorado...

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Dr. Garrett Carrica DVM

Dr. Garrett is a Grand Junction, Colorado native. He graduated from Regis University in Denver, Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. He then taught high school science classes for a few years with Teach for America, before completing a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University (CSU) in 2020.

He especially enjoys working with cats, dogs, and turtles. He chose veterinary medicine because he is passionate about helping people care for their pets.

When not at work, Dr. Garrett spends his free time adventuring outdoors (mountain biking, hiking, skiing, canyoneering, etc.). An avid cook, he enjoys experimenting with new recipes. He also stays busy caring for several furry friends at home: his cat Remus (aka Remi or Chicken Pie), his Rottweiler Zuri, and he shares joint custody of multiple additional cats, plus his mother’s whippet Pablo.

Dr. Jackie Rivero DVM

Dr. Rivero was born and raised in Lafayette, California. She received a bachelor’s degree in Physiology...

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Dr. Jackie Rivero DVM

Dr. Rivero was born and raised in Lafayette, California. She received a bachelor’s degree in Physiology & Neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego before graduating from Colorado State University with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2020.

Dr. Rivero’s passion for veterinary medicine began after high school, when her mom founded a non-profit animal rescue. She loved nursing sick pets back to health and watching them find their forever homes. She still finds helping sick animals rewarding, and loves the complexity of veterinary medicine, and all that she gets to see and do!

Her favorite animals to work with are Rottweilers, pitties, and cats! She is interested in feline medicine and fear-free handling. She has a background and special interest in rescue medicine, and still fosters homeless cats while they wait for their forever families.

When not at work, Dr. Rivero can be found camping, backpacking, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, rock climbing, canyoneering, and doing yoga. She is a connoisseur of wine and charcuterie. She balances her time between family, friends, and her cats (Remus, Boo Boo, Nugget, Sharky, and Sebastian) as well as her Rottweiler (Zuri).

Dr. Allie Johnston DVM

Bio coming soon!

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Dr. Allie Johnston DVM

Bio coming soon!

Practice Manager

Anne Carrica

Anne has been with the Amigo Family for several years working in the summers and started...

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Anne Carrica

Anne has been with the Amigo Family for several years working in the summers and started full time in June 2019. Anne is from Grand Junction, Colorado.

What she enjoys most about her job is helping people’s best furry friends.

At home she takes care of her cat Amelia.

In her free time Anne enjoys writing, reading, and hiking.

Veterinary Technicians & Assistants

Ally Ninemire

Ally has been with the Amigo family since November 2014. She is originally from Grand Junction....

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Ally Ninemire

Ally has been with the Amigo family since November 2014. She is originally from Grand Junction.

What Ally likes most about her job is helping animals feel better.

At home she has a horse named Gabe, two dogs: Shadow and Ace, and cats: Pixie and Gremlin.

In her free time she enjoys riding horses, gardening, and cooking.

Lorel Ramirez

Lorel joined the Amigo team in July of 2017. She is originally from Grand Junction, Colorado....

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Lorel Ramirez

Lorel joined the Amigo team in July of 2017. She is originally from Grand Junction, Colorado.

What she enjoys most about her job is the pets and people.

At home she takes care of a Boston Terrier, a Mastiff, a pig, rabbit and chinchillas. In her free time you can find Lorel boating, 4-wheeling and snowmobiling.

Grace Todd

Grace joined the Amigo Family in August of 2017. She is originally from Illinois. She enjoys...

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Grace Todd

Grace joined the Amigo Family in August of 2017. She is originally from Illinois.

She enjoys meeting new people and seeing all the animals most about her job.

At home she takes care of her dogs and in her free time she enjoys playing with her kids and going for hikes.

Autumn Olford

Autumn joined the Amigo family in September 2019. She is originally from Collbran, Colorado. What she...

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Autumn Olford

Autumn joined the Amigo family in September 2019. She is originally from Collbran, Colorado.

What she enjoys most about her job is working with animals, meeting new people, and learning more about the veterinary field.

At home she has one cat, fifteen horses, and one dog. In her free time she likes to ride, travel, and hike.

Morgan Sweet

Morgan joined the Amigo family in September 2019. She is originally from Elizabeth, Colorado. What she...

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Morgan Sweet

Morgan joined the Amigo family in September 2019. She is originally from Elizabeth, Colorado.

What she enjoys most about her job is being able to act as an animal advocate and provide care to the animals that can’t speak for themselves.

At home she has two dogs: Wilson and Ellie. In her spare time, she likes hiking, mountain biking, and taking the time to understand Colorado’s diverse flora and fauna.

Courtney Crenshaw CVT

Courtney joined the Amigo team in May 2020. She is originally from Leadville, Colorado. What she...

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Courtney Crenshaw CVT

Courtney joined the Amigo team in May 2020. She is originally from Leadville, Colorado.

What she loves most about her job is learning more about the science of veterinary medicine and all the animals.

At home she cares for her corgi, Keegan. In her spare time she enjoys reading, writing, and playing video games.

Maddie Misenheimer CVT

Maddie joined the Amigo team in May 2020. She is originally from Lamer, Colorado. What she...

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Maddie Misenheimer CVT

Maddie joined the Amigo team in May 2020. She is originally from Lamer, Colorado.

What she enjoys most about her job is getting to work with clients to help their animals.

At home she cares for a collie mix named Tippy P. Toes. In her spare time she enjoys painting and drawing.

Shannon Thomas

Shannon joined the Amigo team in May 2020. She is originally from Grand Junction, Colorado. What...

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Shannon Thomas

Shannon joined the Amigo team in May 2020. She is originally from Grand Junction, Colorado.

What she enjoys about her job is learning and working with animals and their owners to try and better their quality of life.

At home she cares for two dogs, two cats, a fish, and two guinea pigs. In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with family.

Calla Dennison

Calla joined the Amigo team in April of 2020. She is originally from Collbran, Colorado. What...

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Calla Dennison

Calla joined the Amigo team in April of 2020. She is originally from Collbran, Colorado.

What she enjoys most about her job is working with animals and helping people.

In her spare time she enjoys playing basketball, riding horses, and working with cattle.

Devyn Speer CVA

Devyn joined the Amigo team in May 2020. She is originally from Texas. What Devyn enjoys...

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Devyn Speer CVA

Devyn joined the Amigo team in May 2020. She is originally from Texas.

What Devyn enjoys most about her job is everything!

At home she cares for five horses and four dogs. In her spare time Devyn enjoys going to the gym.

Receptionists

Alicia Miranda

Alicia joined the Amigo team September of 2016. She is originally from Austin, CO. What she...

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Alicia Miranda

Alicia joined the Amigo team September of 2016. She is originally from Austin, CO.

What she enjoys most about her job is helping animals and people.

At home she takes care of her dog Slim and in her free time, Alicia enjoys going to the gym, reading, writing and walking her dog.

Melissa Nelson

Melissa joined the Amigo family in July 2019. Melissa grew up in Idaho. She enjoys getting...

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Melissa Nelson

Melissa joined the Amigo family in July 2019. Melissa grew up in Idaho. She enjoys getting to know the animals and their owners.

At home she cares for her dogs and guinea pigs.

In her free time she can be found singing, reading, writing and loves camping, fishing, and being in the outdoors.

Alex Turner

Alex joined the Amigo team in May 2020. She is originally from Grand Junction, Colorado. What...

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Alex Turner

Alex joined the Amigo team in May 2020. She is originally from Grand Junction, Colorado.

What she enjoys most about her job is being able to help others.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Kennel Technicians

Nicole Christensen

Nicole joined the Amigo team in August of 2020. She is originally from Vancouver, Washington. What...

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Nicole Christensen

Nicole joined the Amigo team in August of 2020. She is originally from Vancouver, Washington.

What Nicole enjoys most about her job is being able to help people’s best friends.

In her spare time she enjoys playing softball, hiking, and kayaking.

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