Dr. Joan Primeau
Owner, DVM

Dr. Joan Primeau is the proud owner of A Pet’s Place Animal Hospital. She grew up in Greenville South Carolina and obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia. A friend suggested she work a ski season in Vail and she’s been in Colorado since! She obtained her veterinary technician degree from Colorado Mountain College and worked as a certified veterinary technician for eight years before pursuing vet school. She graduated from Colorado State University in 2000. Joan purchased the practice in 2008 and then relocated to a new facility in 2013. She enjoys the relationships that she establishes with her patients and their people. Her goal is to provide excellent veterinary care while offering workable treatment solutions. She loves acupuncture and alternative care, geriatric medicine and surgery. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two boys – doing hot yoga, skiing, mountain biking and watching soccer. She has an awesome dog named Chip, a 3-legged cat named Kitten, many fish, and a couple of frogs.

Dr Jennifer Pennington
DVM

Dr. Jennifer Pennington grew up overseas, spending the largest amount of time in Malaysia. She pursued her education at UC Davis in California, where she graduated with honors for both her animal science and veterinary degrees. She finished her internship in Colorado in 1999 and knew then that she wanted Colorado to be her home. After living in Colorado on and off for 12 years, Jenn and her family settled in Longmont where they fulfilled their dream to have a couple acres for their two boys and many animals to enjoy. Jenn loved reading James Herriot stories growing up, and strives to have that same personal relationship that allows her to know the individual personalities of all her patients. She has special interests in internal medicine, behavior, and senior care. Outside of work she likes to mountain and road bike and spend time with her family. She enjoys the outdoors and her latest adventure is training her miniature donkey, Cosmo, for a pack burro race.

Suzanne
Certified Veterinary Technician

Suzanne graduated from Front Range Community College in 2014 with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology an dis a member of the Colorado Association of Certified Verterinary Tecnicians. She is also a massage therapist with over 10 years experience in the field. She grew up in Canada but moved out ot Colorado 12 years ago to check out a Buddhist retreat center. She lives in old town Longmont with her sweet Border Collie mix, Tashi and a demanding, but lovable cat, Panter. She also enjoys riding her bike, hiking or hot yoga.

Kerry
Veterinary Technician

Kerry graduated from the Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology. She has worked at A Pet’s Place Animal hospital since 2005. She brings a vast amount of expertise and compassion for the animals she cares for. In addition to working with animals, she also enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, bicyling and playing bluegrass music.

Holli
Veterinary Assistant

Holli moved to Colorado in 1998 from Ohio after falling in love with the state during vacation. She along with her husband have been Longmont residents since 2004. She has always had a love for animals and after 18 years of working as an orthodontic technician decided to change careers. She started volunteering at Longmont Humane Society in 2010, which quickly moved into her new career. Holli enjoys activities such as hiking, running, kayaking, (basically anything outdoors), traveling and spending time with her husband.

Carla
Receptionist

Originally from Columbus, Ohio Carla moved to Colorado in March 2016 and has since fell in love with her new home state. In 2013 Carla received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Communications from Otterbein University. Carla spent most of her childhood summers on her grandparents’ horse farm in Lancaster, Ohio. Spending time on that farm she built her foundation of love and respect for animals. Starting with horses, she has worked with a variety of pets. Her first position was working as a Grooming Assistant. Since then, she quickly learned to seek a path that would encourage her desire to care for the animals we share our lives with. Carla currently lives with her fiance, Charles, of ten years along with their two ferrets: Barnum & Zephyr, as well has their cats Zia and V and their dog Rio. In her free time Carla enjoys reading, dabbling in a variety of art projects and spending time outdoors.