Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Douglas County Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. Combined, the doctors at DCAH have almost 3 decades of experience and the technicians have more than 80 years of combined experience. To be true to our mission, the DCAH team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet. 

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Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

paw Team Spotlight
Lisa Sanborn
DVM Medical Director

Lisa is a small animal and companion exotic animal (small mammals and pet birds) veterinarian.  Lisa earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2014 at Iowa State University and continued her education with a year long internship at VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver, Colorado. She enjoys all aspects of small animal and exotic practice including soft tissue surgery, oral surgery and dentistry, internal medicine and critical care.

Lisa and her husband Rick share their home with 3 cats (Mystic, Brigid, and Maxine) and their hyper terrier Mina.  She loves spending time outside and in her spare time you’ll likely find her hiking with Mina.  Lisa also enjoys mystery novels and traveling to visit family from California to Florida and multiple states in between. 

Terry Shand
Hospital Manager

Originally from Pennsylvania, Terry spent a number of years in California and Illinois before settling down in Colorado. Terry is a former business owner who earned her Associates degree from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 1994, and maintains her certification as a veterinary technician. With 14 years experience at VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital, Terry transferred to VCA Douglas County Animal Hospital in 2008. Her passion is to be part of a team that offers the best medicine available for your pets, delivered with compassion. She and her husband share their home with three children and 2 Shih Tzu, Grace and Wicket. Terry is a Reiki Master Teacher and a Firewalker.


Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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