The founder's of VetweRx have deep ties to the veterinary industry and a sincere love for animals. State-of-the-art equipment and a built to suit building are important aspects of our hospitals, but we are most proud of our people. We have assembled an experienced team at both the hospital and management level.
Dr. Bethany Yurek – DVM, Partner
Dr. Yurek grew up in Peoria, Illinois where she strived to become a veterinarian since the age of 6. She received her BS in Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois. She then left the country to enter veterinary school at Ross University on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. She spent 1 year of clinical rotations at Oklahoma State University and moved to Colorado in 2009 to complete school at Colorado State University. Since graduating, she has been working in private practice as a small animal general practitioner. Dr. Yurek has always had an interest in wildlife and exotic animals, and has spent time at multiple wildlife centers including the Denver Zoo, Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, and at a wildlife rescue in Phetchaburi, Thailand. Her professional areas of interest include internal medicine, cardiology, and exotic pets (particularly birds and ferrets). Dr. Yurek also enjoys skiing, running, and watching movies at home with her husband, cat, two Bernese Mountain Dogs, and Jack Russell terrier mix.
Dr. Chad Stewart – MS, DVM, Associate DVM
received his Master of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
degrees from the University of California-Davis in 1999 and 2003,
respectively. After graduation, he practiced both small and large
animal medicine and surgery in New Mexico and California before moving
to Colorado in 2007. Since then, he has been practicing small and
exotic animal medicine and surgery at several clinics along the Front
Range. He really enjoys solving problems particularly difficult
internal medicine and surgical cases. When he is not spending time with
his 2 sons and 2 dogs, he is an avid trail runner, snowboarder, and
musician playing guitar and drums.
Technicians and Staff
Jacalyn Burcher – Veterinary Technician
graduated from Bel-Rea in September of 2005. She has worked in
emergency and general practice for her veterinary career. In 2011, she
graduated from College America with Associates in Medical Specialties,
obtaining certifications in Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy. Jacalyn
enjoys spending time with her seven Chihuahuas and miniature pinscher. They all like to take long walks around Clement Park and
participate in March of Dimes as well as Susan G. Komen walks. Jacalyn
has been in a loving marriage since 1994, and has a daughter and son.
Lauren Simmons – Veterinary Technician
Lauren is a CVT who graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 2014. Lauren grew up in Maryland and has always had a love for both large and small animals. In her spare time she enjoys riding her horse Stanley, snowboarding, and spending time with her Chihuahua, Ziggy.
Melissa Harris – Veterinary Assistant
has been with VetweRx since 2015. She graduated from PIMA medical
institute and has been here ever since! When not working, she enjoys
hiking, playing video games and catching up on Scrubs and The Office.
Her two dogs Eevee and Cedric as well as her hedgehog and ferret keep
her on her toes.
Rebecca Sheehan – Receptionist
Rebecca is a Colorado native who is obsessed with animals. No matter the creature you can bet she will love it as it were her own! She has compassion for all living creatures human or animal and loves helping whenever she can. She enjoys spending her days off with her son and husband.
Analora Moon Mayer – Veterinary Technician
graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 2014. After
interning at VetweRx, she was hired on as a Veterinary Technician. Analora has three dogs; Marshmellow, Almond Joy, and Jelly Bean. In her
spare time Analora enjoys going hiking with her dogs and spending time
with her friends and family.
Tammy Brounce – Veterinary Assistant
Tammy graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in 2009 and has worked as a veterinary assistant ever since. She has wanted to work with animals ever since she was a little girl. She has two dogs and three chickens.