Amy Morts-DeVriesVeterinary Technician Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Growing up I didn't always know that I wanted a career in veterinary medicine. What I did know was I loved and enjoyed all things related to animals from a young age. One of my favorite things to do as a child was go with my mom to visit the vet with our pets. I graduated from Kansas State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical and nuclear engineering. After figuring out that was not the right career path for me, I moved to Colorado and received my degree in veterinary technology from Front Range Community College in 2014 and became a certified veterinary technician. I have been happy and confident that I made the right choice ever since. I have had an interest in anesthesia and analgesia since the beginning of my journey in veterinary medicine. Anesthesia is different for every patient, exciting, and keeps me on my toes. My favorite part of being an anesthesia technician is providing the care and comfort for our patients as if they were my own knowing how stressful the situation can be for their owners. I take pride in giving each patient quality and individualized care. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my fur babies: Lilly my feisty calico cat, Blitz my energetic Heeler mix, and Emberly my naughty Labrador. When I am not busy with my pets you can usually find me enjoying time with friends and family, spending time outdoors, or planning/dreaming of my next travel destination.