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Our Team 

Jessica Rychel, DVM, DACVSMR, cVMA


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


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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Teri Willard, CVT, CCRP, vcc

Certified Veterinary Technician

Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner 

Veterinary Cannabis Counselor

Teri moved to Fort Collins from Rochester, NY in 2016. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2004 in various realms including emergency, surgery, physical rehabilitation, and general practice. Teri graduated with an A.A.S degree in Veterinary Technology in 2015, received her certification in Canine Rehabilitation in 2018 from the University of Tennessee, and completed a certification to become a Veterinary Cannabis Counselor in 2020. Her main veterinary interests are in sports medicine and integrated/holistic medicine. Teri loves working with the canine athletes. She focuses on conditioning, strengthening, and cross training them to be ready for anything while they do what they love to do. 

In her off time, Teri enjoys spending time with her husband Jeff, hiking, working out, practicing canine agility, and going to concerts (especially Dave Matthews Band). Teri and Jeff currently have three fur kids, Avalon Myst an Australian Shepherd, Adventure Horizon a Border Collie, and Bexley Saffron a fluffy orange tabby.

Lauren Prause, DVM, DACVIM


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 N(n)othern 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.


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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Jeret Benson, DVM, cVMA, CCRP


Meaghan Monahan, CVT

Director of Regenerative Medicine

Certified Veterinary Technician 

Meaghan was born and raised in Massachusetts before moving to CO in 2009 to attend CSU for Equine Sciences. For more than 12 years Meaghan worked for CSU in a few capacities; Data Entry for the Orthopedic Research Center, Office Manager for the Veterinary Hospital, and Anesthesia Technician with the Translational Medicine Institute. Meaghan joins the Red Sage team to pursue her love of Regenerative medicine and how it applies to both four legged athletes and companions.


In her free time, Meaghan manages an Appaloosa Heritage Foundation, an educational equine nonprofit, as well as having horses of her own. She stays busy showing, breeding, and sharing these horses with the world. Her Fiance and their two dogs help keep her relatively sane!


Kirsten Blanchet, DVM


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. 


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 first
place – 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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Administrative Director

Communications Liaison 

Jennae is a lifelong Colorado resident, she was raised in Conifer, and relocated to Northern Colorado for college. She graduated with a degree in Natural Resource, Recreation & Tourism from CSU. She has been working in various veterinary adjacent positions for the last 10 years and has found her niche as the Communications Liaison at Red Sage. She and her husband have one young child, two dogs, and probably too many houseplants. In non-pandemic times, she and her family enjoy patios, beers, and food trucks at the local breweries. 

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Emily Nordengren

Communications Liaison 

Emily was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio but has been living out west amongst the mountains since 2016. She studied English at The Ohio State University before realizing that she wanted to work with animals for the rest of her life. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2012 and hasn’t looked back. Emily and her dog, Mabel, just recently moved to the Fort Collins area from Jackson Hole, Wyoming and are thoroughly enjoying their new home. In her free time, Emily enjoys mountain biking, hiking, yoga, gardening and doing puzzles. She can’t wait for the world to open back up to see live music, go dancing and travel!


Internal Medicine Technician

Sue was born and raised in Rockford, IL and moved to Colorado in 1995. She attended the University of Illinois and graduated with a degree in Biology. She has been in the veterinary field for 13 years and worked in pharmaceutical and biotech positions prior to that.

Her family includes 3 dogs and 4 cats, all rescues. Outside of work, Sue enjoys country living, gardening, golf, patio beers/margaritas and painting.

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Erin Lines, CVT, CCRP in progress

Certified Veterinary Technician 

Certification in Canine Rehabilitation in Progress 

Erin began her career in veterinary medicine in 2013 and attended the Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology in persuit of becoming a certified veterinary technician. Graduating and becoming credentialed in 2015, she gained experience in general practice and emergency/critical care before starting her career in rehabilitation. She always thought that there was more that could be done to address her patients' pain and mobility during and after recovery. This lead her to discovering the field of rehabilitation. Erin draws inspiration from a very special dog in her life named Blair- once unable to walk, then gifted mobility through rehabilitation.  


More than anything she enjoys the outdoors and all of its critters and flora. Fishing, gardening, and cooking are a few of her favorite things. She is also known to be a bit of a foodie and fitness junkie. 


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