Donald E. Beebe, DVM, Diplomate AVDC
Dr. Don Beebe is a 1993 graduate of the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. During his first ten years in general practice he developed a genuine passion for dentistry. In 2003, Dr. Beebe left general practice to pursue a specialty residency in Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During his residency, he acquired expertise in a wide range of advanced dental and oral surgical techniques. He also gained proficiency in teaching students, veterinarians, technicians, and the general public about veterinary dentistry. Following completion of his residency, he sat for and successfully passed the three-day national board certification examination, earning the prestigious title of Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College.
In 2007 Dr. Beebe founded Apex Dog and Cat Dentistry in Englewood, Colorado. His goal is to combine his clinical dental expertise with his compassionate bedside manner in order to improve the quality of life of pets with dental diseases in Colorado.
Dr. Beebe is very active in the veterinary community, and teaches at the local and national level. He provides continuing education programs for veterinarians and technicians who are interested in developing and maintaining their techniques and skills in dentistry. Dr. Beebe holds appointments on multiple American Veterinary Dental College committees, and is a member of numerous veterinary organizations including the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry, American Veterinary Medical Association, and Colorado Veterinary Medical Association. His special interests include periodontal surgery, endodontics, and maxillofacial fracture repair.
Don and his wife have four children, three Sphinx cats, a Labrador retriever and a friendly Border Collie who comes to work with Dr. Beebe most days. They all enjoy hiking and camping on the weekends (yes, even the cats!).
Lauren Richman, DVM, Chief Resident
Dr. Richman is a Denver area native. She attended the University of Denver for her undergraduate degree and obtained her veterinary degree in 2008 from St. George's University, School of Veterinary Medicine, in Grenada, West Indies. She completed a 1-year internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital followed by 3 years as an emergency clinician in Santa Fe, New Mexico and 8 years in general practice back in Colorado before joining Apex in 2021 to pursue a 3 year dental residency program through the American Veterinary Dental College. Over the last decade she has developed an intense passion for dentistry and the impact the mouth can have on quality of life for our pets. Outside of work, Dr. Richman loves spending time with her husband and son, and their dog Fennel. They love to travel, road bike, ski, and spend time exploring the outdoors.
Eric S ong, DVM, Resident in Dentistry and Oral Surgery
The doctors and staff of Apex Dog and Cat Dentistry would like to welcome Dr. Eric Song to our team! Dr. Song is a second year resident in advanced d entistry and oral surgery. Dr. Song was proudly raised in Austin, Texas. His passions for veterinary medicine and outdoor adventure led him to the Rocky Mountains where he received both his Bachelor of Science degree and Doctor of Veterina ry Medicine from Colorado State University. In addition to veterinary medicine, Dr. Song is a mountain biker and avid sport climber and boulderer. When he is not practicing dentistry, he is likely out climbing or riding with his wife, who is also a veterinarian, or camping with his dogs Mulan and Roxy. Dr. Song loves dogs and cats of all shapes and sizes and particularly adores Miniature Schnauzers. Welcome Dr. Song!
Brittany, CVT, Practice Manager
Originally from Nebraska, Brittany moved to Colorado in 2011 to pursue her passion for animals and attended The Bel Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology. Brittany started her career in general practice where she discovered her great appreciation for veterinary dentistry. As practice manager, Brittany strives to provide specialized patient care and excellent customer service. In her free time you will find her tending to her numerous house plants and enjoying everything Colorado has to offer with her husband and son - from seeing live music to hiking with their Samoyed/Husky, Bindi.
Holly, CVT, VTS (dentistry)
We are lucky to have Holly on our team! She brings a great enthusiasm to learn and is always striving to keep our patients comfortable and safe. Holly graduated from Community College of Denver in 2012 and also holds two Bachelor of Science degrees. One of Holly's passions when not with us at Apex is to commit herself to non-profit work. She makes monthly trips to the Four Corners area to volunteer on spay/neuter teams.
Chelsea graduated Bel-Rea Institute in 2012 and has a passion for animal behavior and dentistry. She strives to make the patient’s experience as stress free as possible so they enjoy coming in for their appointments. In her spare time she likes to volunteer, hike with her two dogs, and play with her cat, Naji.
Donna comes to us with extensive experience in both animal care and management. She is an important part of the team because she is always available to lend an ear and spend time helping clients with their four-legged friends. When not at Apex, Donna is likely spending time caring for her numerous animals at her little "farm" including horses, mules, goats, dogs, cats, and chickens.
Sally from Saginaw, MI moved to Colorado in 2011 to attend Bel-Rea, where she graduated in the summer of 2013. From there she has worked in urgent care and high volume spay & neuter clinics. She has many talents up her sleeve and really enjoys helping people and their pets. She has a passion for animal behavior, anesthesia and client education. When not at work she is taking care of her plant collection and going on outdoor adventures with her husband and lovely dog, Siva.
Originally from Longmont, Brenna moved back to Colorado in 2020 from the Bluegrass State of Kentucky. She earned her Veterinary Technology degree from Murray State University in 2018. During her years in general practice, Brenna discovered her passion for animal dentistry. She strives to provide the best patient care to all of the animals she works with as well as making them feel safe and comfortable. Outside of work Brenna enjoys hiking with her Huskies, taking care of her many plants, reading a good book, and exploring all of Colorado.
Kerry moved to D enver from Ames, Iowa in 2010 to follow her dreams of living in the mountains and attend Bel-Rea Institute of Anim al Technology, where she earned an associates degree of applied sciences. Kerry has a passion for dentistry and finds each day at Apex exciting and rewarding. Although after 10+ years of working with small animals, she is currently going back to school in pursuit of a nursing degree. In Kerry's spare time she likes to see live music, bake for friends, and enjoy all of Colorado's beauty with her husband and rescue dogs and cat.
Shannon graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BA in Psychology, swiftly moved to Denver in 2010 and pursued becoming an Animal Assisted Therapist via volunteer work prior to finding the appropriate graduate program. During that break while volunteering at ahorse sanctuary Shannon became enthralled with the veterinary medicine she observed. Within a few years she had the privilege to be a part of CCD's pilot Veterinary Technician Apprenticeship program and began working in GP during her academic studies. Upon graduation in May 2022, she found specialty dentistry to be a great fit in her passion for excellent veterinary nursing standards. In her free time she can be found reading, cooking, exploring everything Nature has to offer from hiking, biking to rock climbing and playing with her two beloved cats, Quattro and Gizmo.
Maritza, Technician Assistant
Maritza is a technian assistant who discovered her passion working with animals straight out of high school in 2019. Currently attending Arapahoe Community College, she hopes to further her career tending to domestic animals and wildlife wit h a degree in Biology. In her freetime, she likes to watch movies, read, and spend time with her four fur babies Chacho, Rex, Lilo and Nala.
Diana, Technician Assistant
Diana graduated PIMA Medical Institute and received her Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate in 2021. In addition to her essential duties caring for the patients at Apex, she also works as a medical receptionist. "I absolutely love it here and my fellow coworkers are amazing! Outside of work I like to spend time with my boyfriend, shop, and trying new cafe shops!"
Mandy, Client Services
Mandy has been working in the veterinary field for more than a dozen years and continues to have a passion for animals. Her other passion is flowers - she owns a wedding and event floral business that occupy her on most weekends. She loves spending time with her family of 2 dogs, 1 cat, a very tall husband and smiley son, Jude.
Nicole, Client Services
Nicole moved to Colorado in 2016 from Chicago. She started as a CSR in 2020 with the Emergency department at VRCC. She enjoys working in this field as everyday is a learning experience. In her spare time she enjoys paddleboarding with my vizsla Loyd, hiking and living life with friends and family.
Megan, Client Services
Megan is a CSR with a love for animals all shapes, sizes, and species. She moved to Colorado from Long Island, New York and it was one of the best decisions she ever made. Megan’s experience in veterinary care started with the Internal Medicine department at VRCC. It truly sparked her interest in all veterinary specialties. When she’s not answering phones at Apex, she can be found hiking with her dog Julius Caesar Salad or playing in the dirt in her home garden filled with various herbs and vegetables. Outside of her day job, Megan enjoys perfor ming with her dance company at multiple venues throughout the Denver area.