Jessica Rychel, DVM, DACVSMR, CVMA

Veterinarian/Owner 
Board Certified American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation 
Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner 

Dr. Jessica Rychel is a veterinarian with a board certification in sports medicine and rehabilitation.  Her passion lies in individualized patient care, working to maximize quality of life, mobility and comfort for the patients she treats.  With a special love for geriatric patients, as well as the canine athlete, Jessica brings her unique perspective to every case she treats.  Being part of a small, intimate practice allows Jessica to focus on the aspects of veterinary rehabilitation that are so important to her.

At home, Jessica is raising two small children and is a participant in family activities including SCUBA diving (her husband, Kent, owns and runs a dive shop!), horseback riding, skiing and spending time outdoors with the kids.  In 2018, Jess decided to prioritize family and down-size her practice so that she could prioritize her family (as Mother Teresa says, "If you want to change the world, go home and love your family") and partnered with Lindsey in a focused rehabilitation practice.

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Lindsey Fry, DVM, CVMA, CVPP, CCRP

Veterinarian/Owner  
Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist
Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner 
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner 
Resident American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Lindsey Fry is a Colorado native, born and raised in Boulder and cannot remember a moment she didn't want to be a veterinarian. She finds joy in fostering the bond between people and their pets.  She is passionate about developing treatment plans to address pain, limited mobility, and maximize getting back to be dog/cat, whatever that may mean for a pet!  A small practice focused on pain management, rehabilitation, and a personal relationship with her patients and clients feels like the perfect fit for her.  She is certified in acupuncture, canine rehabilitation, and in the process of completing a residency in rehabilitation and sports medicine.  She is a certified veterinary pain practitioner and committed to making pain management a priority in her practice.  She was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM). 

 

She is a mom to two adventurous little girls, a 16 year old cattle dog, a Corgi puppy, and a tuxedo kitten.  Her family is playing outside whenever possible and exploring colorado and the world beyond.

The year 2018 meant starting a new chapter in her career that allows more time to be with her family and also create a rewarding intimate veterinary practice. 

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Jeret Benson, DVM, CVMA, CCRP

Veterinarian
Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner 

Jeret is a Colorado native born and raised in Golden. She attended Colorado State University for her undergraduate, master’s, and veterinary degrees. She has never left Colorado! Jeret has a passion for helping people and their pets. She has wanted to be a veterinarian since a very young age and has always had very interesting pets in her household growing up. Jeret is certified in veterinary acupuncture and canine rehabilitation. She loves learning and is always interested in what’s new if the fields of acupuncture, pain management, sports medicine, and rehabilitation. Jeret’s passion lies in helping geriatric dogs providing pain relief and providing palliative and hospice care. She has a special love for doodles and chihuahua’s. 

 

In her free time, Jeret loves playing in the outdoors (usually biking, hiking, camping, and fishing)  with her husband, their two amazing kids, and their three crazy dogs. Jeret and her husband love living in and being active members of the Fort Collins community.  Jeret’s husband is a teacher-librarian (she lovingly refers to him as the guy-brarian) at Poudre High School.

 

They are proud to raise, support, and grow their family in the Fort Collins community.

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Kirsten Blanchet, DVM

Veterinarian
Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist

Kirsten grew up on the Minnesota prairie and moved to Colorado for her undergraduate studies, where she attended Colorado College. After spending a few years in the mountains hiking, horseback riding and teaching skiing, she moved to Fort Collins to attend CSU Veterinary School. After veterinary school, she completed an internship in emergency medicine and then practiced in the ER for 6 years. She developed a special interest in pain management, and acupuncture and integrative therapies were always a part of that acute care medicine for Kirsten.  As she has reached the next step in her career, a move to more serious pain management, integrative medicine and rehabilitation really spoke to her, and she was excited to join the team at Red Sage in June 2022. Kirsten has been certified in veterinary acupuncture throughout her veterinary career, and looks forward to putting it to use in the Red Sage setting.

 

When not treating patients, you can find her out hiking with her husband Conor, sons Soren & Leif and daughter Vilde; in the garden with her chickens; enjoying chocolate on the porch with her cat Cricket; or riding her fjord horses. 

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Dorna Khamsi, DVM

Veterinarian
Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist

Dorna received her veterinary degree from Colorado State University in 2013 and began her professional career in general practice. After years of experience in general practice, she shifted her focus back to what drew her to veterinary medicine in the firstplace – reducing animal pain.  She became interested specifically in providing individualized care using integrative therapies. Acupuncture was the first on her list of interests, so acupuncture certification was a primary focus after leaving general practice.  She is also interested in other forms of integrative pain management and rehabilitation, which are a primary area of focus for Dorna. 

 

Dorna jointed the Red Sage Team in June of 2022, and is an excellent fit with our style and approach to small animal medicine.

In her free time Dorna enjoys biking and going to the petting zoo with her young daughter, as well as camping with her family in their newly-acquired camper. She loves baking the perfect (and many imperfect) sourdough boules, and trying to turn her brown thumb green in her home garden. Dorna’s family includes two dogs, Penny and Mayson, as well as one cat, Abbey.

She has a soft-spot for all Huskies, so request Dorna if your Husky needs a tune-up!

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Lauren Prause, DVM, DACVIM

Veterinarian
Internal Medicine Specialist

Lauren (Dr. Prause) has been a voice for the animals in her life as long as she can remember, but it was in the 4th grade, after reading Charlotte’s Web, that she decided to become a veterinarian.  She received her veterinary degree from The Ohio State University, followed by an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. She then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Colorado State University where her research focus was kidney disease. She fell in love with Colorado and has been working in various academic and private practice positions in northern Colorado ever since.  She is passionate about developing personalized plans that work for individual patients and their family.  After all these years, she still enjoys the learning and discovery aspects of medicine, but the connection with the patients and their people is by far her favorite part of being a vet.

When not at work, Lauren is kept busy by a household that includes her husband and two daughters, 3 dogs, 1 cat, and 6 alpacas. They grow vegetables for a local CSA in their free time, and spend time outside white water rafting, biking, hiking or skiing.  Her indoor past-times are yoga, reading and making soup.

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Lindsey Porterfield, DVM, CCRP, CVAT

Veterinarian
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner
Certified Veterinary Acupuncture Therapist
Pending Certification in Veterinary Medical Massage (CVMM)  
Pending Certification in Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (VSMT)

Dr. Lindsey Porterfield began her veterinary career in 2013 as an Emergency & Critical Care Intern and dove into the field of emergency medicine in the years that followed. She realized early on that this would not provide the lasting fulfillment she was seeking in her career and spent the next six years building the job of her dreams. What she found lacking in emergency medicine has been abundant in the field of veterinary rehabilitation. Here, she can build lasting relationships with her clients and form creative and integrative plans for her patients’ lasting wellness. She is passionate about neurologic recovery but also holds a very special place in her heart for maximizing geriatric mobility and quality of
life throughout the golden years.


Lindsey is always looking to learn and grow and since graduating veterinary school has achieved certifications in veterinary rehabilitation and acupuncture as well as hatha and vinyasa yoga (for humans, of course). She is just wrapping up a certification in veterinary medical massage and already on to her next certifying program in animal chiropractic which she will be bringing to our practice in 2023! Her husband jokes that she said after vet school she said “never wanted to learn another thing again,” pointing out that she has been in ongoing training ever since.


Lindsey lives with her husband, Adam, and their dog, Clutch, and they are all excited to explore everything that Colorado has to offer. When she is not working, they are likely to be hiking, paddleboarding, climbing, canyoneering, snowboarding or introducing the stand-up jet ski to Colorado fresh water. She volunteered on San Diego Humane Society’s Emergency Response and Technical Rescue Teams for five years prior to moving to Northern Colorado and is also eager to find similar volunteer opportunities here.