(719) 481-8900 | Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM | Sat: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Sun: Closed
(719) 481-8900 | Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM | Sat: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Sun: Closed

Meet Our Team

Doctors
Veterinary Staff
Office Staff
Judith-Ann Jensen, DVM

Dr. Jensen graduated from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000.  She practiced in Boulder, Colorado, before purchasing Palmer Lake Veterinary Clinic in 2002. Dr. Jensen was also a Registered Dental Hygienist for 12 years and a Certified Veterinary Technician for 7 years prior to attending veterinary school. Her areas of professional interest include internal medicine, dentistry, and surgery. Dr. Jensen lives in Woodmoor with her husband Karl. She has three wonderful adult children (Scott, Alex, and Ian) and two furry canine children (Logan and Molly).

Alex Bush, DVM

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.

Amanda Whited, DVM

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 Davis, CVT

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 Clinic’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, CVT

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, CVT

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.

Kaelyn Fremouw

Kaelyn works at the front desk and also assists in the treatment area. Her favorite thing about working at Palmer Lake Veterinary Clinic is the staff and all the things we learn from each other.

She is originally from Illinois and married her high school sweetheart. They have two fur babies – Chip and Stella. When she is not working you can probably find her at the nearest baseball game.

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 Clinic 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

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 Clinic because – most days – it does not feel like a job.

Jason
Jason was born and raised in beautiful upstate New York! He spent his childhood working on his grandparent’s dairy farm which was his introduction to the world of living with and caring for animals. There wasn’t a time that Jason was ever without a dog or cat in his home. With great interest and motivation to care for animals, Jason studied Animal Science at Morrisville State University from 2003-2005, then transferred to Cornell University in 2005 to continue studying Animal Sciences. While attending school Jason worked in a small animal hospital near his hometown and later found a position at a large 24-hour emergency/referral hospital in Ithaca, NY. Jason relocated to Colorado Springs in 2015 to take advantage of the endless beautiful outdoor activities Colorado has to offer. In early 2019, Jason found a great opportunity working with the amazing staff at Palmer Lake Veterinary Clinic. His favorite part of his job is helping our clients and taking care of our staff. In his spare time, Jason loves to hike and go camping with his girlfriend and their dogs, Sydney and Chai, or just hang out in the backyard with their 3 cats Leonard, Little Cat, and Orion. Something that most people do not know about Jason is that he is full of random/sometimes useless information and will spout out random facts throughout the day!
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.