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WE’RE MOVING! We will be closed on Friday, November 11th, and will re-open at 1 pm on November 14th at our new address 550 CO-105, Monument, CO 80132.

Meet Our Team

Amanda Whited

Medical Director

Amanda Whited, Medical Director Dr. Whited received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Covenant College in Georgia in 2002. She earned her DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (graduating with honors) and completed a year of clinical medicine at Colorado State University in 2014. Prior to becoming a veterinarian, she worked as a Veterinary Technician for 10 years.

Dr. Whited’s areas of professional interest include dentistry, soft tissue surgery, exotics, and feline medicine (she previously worked in a feline-only practice in Colorado Springs).

Dr. Whited lives in Monument with her two dogs, four cats, and 2 horses. She enjoys reading, riding her horses, and hiking with her dogs.

Alex Bush


Dr. Bush is a proud graduate of Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine, class of 2018. She has a strong professional interest in veterinary dentistry, internal medicine, and surgery.

Dr. Bush has a wonderful husband and two delightful kids. She also has 4 dogs, 3 horses, and lots of chickens that keep her plenty busy!

She loves veterinary medicine, but also loves riding her horses, spending time with her family, baking, crafting, woodworking, and spending lots of time outdoors exploring Colorado.

Alex Davis


Alex graduated from high school in 2012. She attended Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology where she received her degree in veterinary technology and became a Board-Certified Veterinary Technician in 2016.

Alex became Palmer Lake Veterinary Hospital’s Head Technician in November 2020. She can be frequently heard from the back of the clinic talking to her patients in a supersonic, high-pitched squeaky voice. She loves to make the staff laugh and frequently pulls pranks on her co-workers.

I addition to fostering many homeless dogs she also has three Pitbull-Mixes of her own, 2 cats, and several chickens.

Marlana Sims


Marlana is a talented Certified Veterinary Technician who has been working in the veterinary field for two years. Her areas of interest are surgical assisting, anesthesia, and dentistry. She takes special care with post-surgery patients and makes sure they are stable, warm and comfortable.

Marlana has two dogs – a husky and a Pitbull.

When she is not at work you can find her fishing, hunting, and camping.

Perla Ortiz


Perla graduated from PIMA Veterinary Technician Program in 2010 and is currently working on her Bachelors of Art degree.

She is a Colorado native and loves to paint and draw in her spare time.

Katie Mehaffey

Katie is originally from Texas but moved to Colorado recently with her two dogs Tate and Piper, a bearded dragon named Panini, and a leopard gecko named Mango. She has been in the veterinary field for four years and we are so happy to have her as a part of the Palmer Lake Veterinary Hospital team.

Katie loves the outdoors and when not at work you can find her up in the Colorado mountains hiking with her dogs. She also loves attending reptile expos and visiting local reptile shops.

Suzie Lane

Hospital Manager

Suzie received her Associate Degree and Certified Veterinary Technician license in Fresno California in 1996. She has been in the veterinary field for 12 years.

She grew up in a small mountain town in California but considers Colorado her home. Her hobbies include camping, 4-wheeling, hiking, and taking advantage of everything Colorado has to offer. She has two four-legged kids and loves taking her dogs everywhere she goes.

She really enjoys working as a technician at Palmer Lake Veterinary Hospital because – most days – it does not feel like a job.

Lori Brewster

Lori is one of the friendly faces greeting you at the front desk. She graduated high school in 2001 and is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Undergraduate Program at University of Colorado – Colorado Springs. Veterinary medicine is her passion and she is committed to her dream of becoming a veterinarian. She has been working the field since 1997 and has a well-rounded background in many areas of vet medicine.

Lori is the mother of 4 boys. She also breeds and shows Australian Shepherds and Corgis on her small farm which includes five cows, two horses, and bunches of chickens.

Laiah Irizarry

Laiah has wonderful customer service skills and always greets you with a smile. She has been working in the veterinary field for 4 years. She is currently pursuing a career in Human Resources.

Laiah recently moved to the Springs from Florida and loves Colorado. She likes to spend her time hiking and exploring her new state when she is not working or studying.

She shares her house with a sweet orange tabby cat named Wesley “who is more dog than cat” and is the love of her life.