The VetweRx Team
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. Jamie Yurek – DVM, Partner
Dr. Yurek grew up in Boulder, CO and received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry at Colby College in Waterville, ME. Prior to enrollment in Veterinary school, Jamie worked at the Christopher Reeves Foundation on stem cell research for spinal reconstruction. Jamie received his DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Yurek attended Colorado State University for his clinical year, which offers one of the biggest oncology departments in the country, delivering a high case-load of small animals that receive state-of-the-art treatment. During his final year he was given the opportunity to visit several private practices around the country in locations such as Louisiana, Oklahoma, Colorado, Northern California, and Southern California. Dr. Yurek graduated in 2009 and has since been working for equine practices.
Ben Garwood – Practice Manager
A native of Colorado, Ben grew up surrounded by animals from his own pets to spending weekends at his grandparents’ farm. In 2002, he began his career as a veterinary technician working at a newly opened small animal hospital, while also going to school in order to attend vet school. Through working in the field, he found a greater calling to the business side of veterinary medicine and has been managing veterinary hospitals since 2007. He prides himself on providing high-quality and compassionate patient care with an emphasis on customer service. Ben enjoys spending time outdoors, horseback riding, hiking, cycling, skiing, and hunting. Ben and his wife Heather share their home with Pixie the cat, Scout a Brussels griffon, and 2 parrots Wahoo and Fiona.
Technicians and Staff
Jacalyn Burcher 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 three Chihuahuas (Tulio, Adelita, and Papi). 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.
My name is Jeracha Duff and I am a veterinary assistant at Vetwerx animal hospital. I grew up in Lexington, Kentucky on a horse farm and have been around animals all my life. I became a vet tech to help give animals a voice. When I was a kid I would always bring home dogs, cats, turtles or whatever creature that needed a home. I have always had a soft spot for animals in need. I have three dogs of my own that are my life. I enjoy hiking and camping in the summer and always bring the pups along. My dream is to one day open up an animal shelter of my own and bring with me the skills I have learned while working at a vet clinic.