Meet Our Team
We are Caring Pathways, the team that is here to provide compassionate end-of-life care to your pet and your family. We invite you to explore our bios to learn more about us, and please contact us if you have any questions about our care.
Lori Lowery, DVM
Dr. Lori is a veterinarian who earned her education from The Ohio State University in 1992. She is a member of such veterinary organizations as the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the International Association for Animal Hospital and Palliative Care (IAAHPC). She is also certified in Canine Medical Massage from CSU. Dr. Lori first began working with in-home pet euthanasia about 7 years ago and it made her realize the potential for comfort and care that can be provided at the end of a pet’s life in a home setting. Dr. Lori is grateful to now be a member of the Caring Pathways team which allows her to continue serving the end of life needs of beloved pets with kindness and dignity.
Dr. Lori has two sons, two heeler mixes, Priya and Bhim, and feline Lulu. When she isn’t working, she enjoys hiking in the foothills.
Kelly Knoll, DVM
Dr. Kelly was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She came to Colorado to attend college and to prepare for vet school. She attended Colorado State University for 10 years, earning a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree, both in animal science, and then her DVM degree in 1999. She met her husband, a Denver native, at CSU and they have lived in Arvada for 15 years.
Dr. Kelly has been in small animal private practice in metro Denver for 13 years. After taking some time off to be at home with her 3 young daughters, she is excited to now be a part of the Caring Pathways team! Her desire is to serve people and their pets and to honor the special connection between them. Dr. Kelly enjoys camping with her family, visiting national parks, photography, and scrapbooking. She actually has 4 little girls at home when you include Lily Gloria, a 3-year old miniature schnauzer, who is asked to play dress up far too often.
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Megan Coveyou, DVM
Dr. Megan grew up in Wisconsin where she earned her DVM at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007. She spent many years in the Chicago area practicing sport horse medicine. Megan moved to Colorado in 2015 and found her calling with Caring Pathways. She is in love with the sacred bond we form with our furry soulmates and cherishes their lives from the exciting hello to the bitter-sweet goodbye.
Her house is full with three dogs: an ancient Airedale Terrier - Isaac. A Rat Terrier – Colby. And a goofy Red Bone Coonhound - Waylon. Megan also has an annoying African Grey Parrot and a beautiful Andalusian horse at home, along with 11 plucky chickens. She shares her life with her forgiving husband, Tom, and her adorable newborn, Eli.
When Dr. Megan isn’t helping you send off your friend on their next big adventure with love and compassion, she enjoys riding dressage, hiking, reading, and now spending time with her young son.
Kerry Muhovich, DVM
Dr. Kerry has lived in Colorado since she was 9 years old. She earned her veterinary degree from Colorado State University in 2001. Dr. Kerry is also a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the University of Tennessee. She has previously worked in animal behavior, veterinary technician training, and private practice.
Dr. Kerry is married and has a son and a daughter. Their home is also filled with the happy activity of their miniature dachshund Dexter, three cats: Mittens, Snowball and Ma Petite, and two guinea pigs named Mark Jr and Cow. Dr. Kerry's hobbies include movie watching, swimming, and supporting her children's endeavors.
Dr. Kerry is honored to be part of the Caring Pathways team, which allows her to help people say goodbye to their beloved pets in the comfort of their own home.
JoAnna Anzelmo-Rump, DVM
Also known as Dr. J, JoAnna Anzelmo-Rump received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Iowa State University in 1995 and practiced Emergency/Critical Care and Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in Colorado for 10 years. After the birth of her third child, she became a stay-at-home mom and transitioned into doing veterinary relief work.
She is an avid cyclist and loves the great Colorado outdoors as well spending time attending various events to support her children’s activities. Married to a veterinarian, she and their three children share their lives with an exuberant Australian Shepherd named Panda and two cats, Sir Reginald Benerton and Toefu.
Dr. J feels strongly about the power of the human animal bond and is very honored to be a part of the Caring Pathways Team. She knows how important it is to say goodbye with peace and beauty to the animal companions who give us unconditional love.
Stacee Kim, DVM
Dr. Stacee Kim was born and raised in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. She left the islands to attend college at Colorado State University, where she met her husband, a Colorado native, and earned a BS in Biology in 2007. She then went on to obtaining her DVM from Oregon State University in 2013. Since graduating she worked in a small animal practice in Portland, Oregon, until deciding to move back to Colorado to live near friends and family. She is currently working on becoming certified in Veterinary Acupuncture. Dr. Kim enjoys hanging out with her 2 dogs Buddha, a flat coated retriever, and Pierre, a French bulldog, and also enjoys crafting and snowboarding when she has time. She is very excited to join the Caring Pathways team.
Candice Kotulak, DVM
Dr. Candice was born and raised in Northern California. She attended college for her undergraduate degree in Biology at California State University, Chico and earned her doctor of veterinary medicine degree at Oklahoma State University in 2012. Before veterinary school, she was living in Hawaii working as a student intern in marine mammal medicine. She moved to Colorado and joined a busy small animal practice in southwest Denver for 3 ½ years and served as a public health veterinarian in the Department of Agriculture for 2 years.
Dr. Candice is grateful to be a member of the Caring Pathways team; she was inspired by the warm-hearted, hard-working people that dedicate their time to ensuring compassionate, end-of-life care and she’s honored to be of service for your pet’s peaceful passing. When she isn’t working, Dr. Candice enjoys hiking with her husband, cooking, photography, and spending time with her two terriers, Patty and Reilly.
Alexis Tischler, DVM
Dr. Alexis Tischler was born and raised on Long Island, NY. She attended Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science as well as a Master’s degree in Teaching. In 2012 she moved to Colorado to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. She is a graduate of the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2017.
During her time at CSU, Dr. Alexis served as a manager and volunteer for the CSU Pet Hospice Program. As a result of her work there, she has dreamed of pursuing a career in veterinary end-of-life care. She has a strong passion for animal hospice and palliative care, and believes that supportive client communication is key to a pet’s quality of life.
In her spare time, Dr. Alexis stays close to her New York roots by making time for cooking and shopping. She lives with her husband and their mini zoo which includes their two dogs, Letty and Keiko, two cats, Simba and Chubbs, a hamster named Biscotti, dumerils boa, Shenron, and their playful little chinchilla, Olive.
Dr. Alexis is extremely honored to join the Caring Pathways family and be a member of a compassionate team sharing the same vision and standard of end of life care for pets and their families.
Mindy Brewster, DVM
Dr. Mindy is originally from Nebraska. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University in 2011. During veterinary school she came to Colorado for several weeks for an internship and knew she wanted to live here. After graduating, she and her husband packed up their little four-legged family and moved to Denver. Since moving to Colorado, Dr. Mindy has been working in private practice and volunteering in shelter medicine.
Dr. Mindy has 3 fur-kids: a Doberman puppy named Rip, a Collie-mix named Ruca, and a long-haired cat named Eddie. She and her husband enjoy camping and hiking with the dogs in their spare time.
Dr. Mindy became aware of Caring Pathways in 2011 when she had to say good-bye to her first pet, a very special senior cat named Jack. That experience taught her the value of a peaceful, at-home passing. She is honored to be able to provide this service for people and their beloved pets as part of the Caring Pathways Team.
Nicole Masterson, DVM
Dr. Nicole was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her undergraduate work at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1989. Concurrently, she pursued extensive studies in Classical Music Performance. Upon finishing her work at DePauw, Dr. Nicole spent several years in Manhattan where she worked at the Cornell Medical Center’s Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic while simultaneously working at a small animal veterinary hospital on the Upper East Side, which is when she discovered her passion for veterinary medicine.
Dr. Nicole earned her DVM from Michigan State University in 1998, and has enjoyed her work in small animal private practice since then. She is a member of the IAAHPC, AVMA, and AAFP. Six years ago, she and her family relocated to Colorado. Dr. Nicole has always found that her most meaningful and rewarding work in private practice has been that involving helping her patients with end-of-life care. Therefore, she is so very grateful for the opportunity to join us at Caring Pathways where she can realize her true calling.
Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Nicole reads, plays the flute, and hikes with her husband and daughter. They share their home with four cats—Tess, Buddy, Wilson, and Spanx; one dog—Molly; and one guinea pig—Mr. Jax.
Kimberly Kemper, Office Manager
Kimberly has been with Caring Pathways for over 5 years. Being a part of the Caring Pathways team has been a huge blessing. She loves our mission and believes it is a great company that is all about compassion. The opportunity to help people and their pets in such a difficult time is very special. Kimberly is married to her husband of 24 years, and they have two adult children. They also have two furry family members, a beagle, Molly, and a Chocolate Lab mix, Dakota. Kimberly enjoys skiing, hiking,
camping, backpacking, Crossfit and Krav Maga. She also loves just simple times spent with family and friends. Having been in the arena of customer service for many years, Kimberly understands the importance of putting clients first. To each person, she shows a compassionate heart. She believes it stems from her relationship with Christ, who has shown her so much grace.
Roger VanOrden, Operations and Marketing Manager
Roger is a graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University with a bachelor’s degree in Management and Human Relations. He is utilizing his background and experience in client care and his strengths in maximizing teamwork to help lead and grow Caring Pathways. He is excited to be on the team and to share in executing Dr. Magnuson’s vision of excellence in the field of in-home pet euthanasia, hospice, and palliative care.
Roger and his wife relocated from Kansas to join Caring Pathways. In their spare time they enjoy exploring Colorado and all the state has to offer, and Roger occasionally manages to work in a round or two of golf.
Mandi Browning, Grief Support Specialist
Mandi holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master of Arts in Thanatology (the study of death, dying, and bereavement). She has a passion for animals and helping people deal with grief. Her education, passion, and experience in human hospice and teaching death, dying, and bereavement classes to college students and school district staff along the front range have led to her position as our Grief Support Specialist. Mandi is pleased the join the Caring Pathways Team to serve and support clients in the grief surrounding the loss of a beloved pet.
Mandi is a Colorado native and she and her husband are outdoorsy people who enjoy camping, hiking, and gardening in the wonderful environment Colorado offers. They share their home with their sweet kitty, Mabel.
Josh Lewis, Digital Media and Marketing Specialist
Josh is a graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in Communication Studies with a Business Minor. Josh is utilizing his skills in the digital sphere to share the compassionate stories of the Caring Pathways team. He strives to work with enthusiastic excellence to uphold Caring Pathways' mission statement in his work.
Josh was born and raised along the Colorado front range, and loves spending his spare time with his fiancé exploring the outdoors or traveling around the country. Unfortunately, he does not have any furry companions at the moment, but is looking forward to owning a chocolate or black lab in the near future!
Tracy Steinberg, RN, Care Coordinator
Tracy is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years of experience working with human patients and families who were dealing with serious health issues and major life decisions. She has had a pet through every phase of her life and sees the tremendous value that loving a pet provides. Tracy is passionate about quality of life for everyone—you, your pet, and her Caring Pathways Team. Tracy is honored to be a “pioneer” as a Nurse in the veterinary world and feels strongly that the human portion of the family needs a great deal of education, support, and care during this difficult time. Her years of experience and expertise make her a special added touch to the Caring Pathways Team. When she isn’t working Tracy enjoys exercising, the outdoors, reading, gardening, and exploring the world.
Andrea Haugen, Client Relations Team
Andrea is a Colorado native who recently returned to the Denver metro. She earned her degree in English at Black Hills State University. She is a passionate animal lover and is proud to be a part of the Caring Pathways team where she is able to be a compassionate friend in a time of need. She is a devoted pet mama to a Boxer/Great Dane, Knobby. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring all that the Denver metro has to offer, hiking and playing in the mountains, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Kay Howard, Client Relations Team
Kay was retired when she began working for Caring Pathways and she joined the team because she wanted to be a part of something rewarding. She enjoys helping clients to feel comfortable during this difficult time for them. She understands the importance of client care and attention to detail. She is married to her husband of 50 years, and they have 3 daughters, 6 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. When she isn’t working, she enjoys hiking, water skiing, snow skiing, golfing, and reading.
Erin Malles, Client Relations Team
Erin was born and raised in Colorado. Surrounded by animals her entire life, her passion for animal welfare began at an early age. After years of volunteer work, alongside behaviorists and in shelters, she transitioned to veterinary medicine. She worked as a veterinary assistant and receptionist at a local animal hospital for two years prior to joining Caring Pathways.
In her spare time, Erin enjoys painting, hiking, skiing, reading, and exploring all that Colorado has to offer. She shares her home with Duncan, a Cocker Spaniel mix, two cats, Misty and Spirit, and two guinea pigs, Calvin and Hobbes.
Erin Peacock, Client Relations Team
After years of independent work in the Interior Design field, Erin was happy to join the compassionate team at Caring Pathways and find her work “family.” Erin has a great love for animals which makes helping clients during these very difficult decisions very rewarding.
In her spare time, Erin loves to travel with her husband and daughter. She also loves hiking and running outside and can usually be found hunting down a great food truck on the weekends. Erin also shares her home with her spoiled Frenchie, Brenda, and her cat, Doug.
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