Ameera, is the hospital manager for Bijou animal Hospital. She has worked(or lack of) for Bijou since 2005. She came to us from the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region from a very abusive home. Bijou repaired a broken jaw, broken leg and head injury. After recovering in a foster home, Bijou staff and clients knew that Ameera would make a great addition to our family and made Bijou her forever home. She was originally named Princess from the Humane Society but changed her name to Ameera (which means Princess in Arabic) when she came to Bijou.
She is most playful in the mornings and then usually lays around and gives orders the rest of the day. She has all of us trained and working efficiently. We can all agree that she is the best boss ever.
Paulette, our technical staff manager has been with Bijou animal Hospital since 1984. She is a certified veterinary technician and enjoys every part of veterinary medicine. Her love of animals and compassionate care comes through in her work every day. She has a soft spot in her heart for all animals but cats are her true love( especially Burmese). If you want to meet Paulette bring a kitten to the office, she will be first in line to spread the love, or bring French fries, that's her second love! She shares her home with her Burmese, and her Schipperke, Cherub.
Missy, our client services manager, started with Bijou Animal Hospital in 2011. She came from a extensive background in retail management but has always loved animals and was excited when her career path turned that way. She enjoys veterinary medicine but her favorite part is connecting with the many animals and their humans that come to Bijou Animal Hospital. Outside of work Missy loves spending time with her family, friends, and her array of fur babies. She enjoys gathering with her friends and family, and loves planning the party. She is active in many volunteer programs that her church offers. Her true love is her daughter Marrissa, who makes every day worth while and exciting! She shares her home with her husband, daughter and her small menagerie of dogs ,cats, rabbits and pot belly pig named Ginger!
Amanda was born in Connecticut but moved to Colorado when she was young. She recently started back at Bijou full time as a receptionist. She graduated UCCS in December 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. She hopes to continue her education in anthropology, specifically focusing on forensic anthropology. Amanda really enjoys working with animals. At home she has two dogs- Bailey and Halo, and two cats- Tonks and Cooper. In her free time she loves to hike, paddle-board, and try out all of the awesome breweries Colorado has to offer.
RETIRED- We miss you Rita! Rita started with Bijou Animal Hospital in June of 1991 and works as a technician's assistant and orders and manages our special dietary foods. She is active in all of our community outreach. Helping raise donations for care and share,Christmas and Thanksgiving families and any volunteer events. In the past, Rita has spent many years being a 4H leader, an AKC performance judge for sight hounds and is accomplished at showing dogs. She currently has a pony and large miniature horse and is part of the Colorado Driving Society. She shares her house with her husband (married since 1970), her cats and her Corgi named Dewi.