Liberty ANimal Hospital is about Customer Care and Attention

What's special about Liberty Animal Hospital?

Liberty Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital staffed by highly qualified and skilled professionals who are dedicated to providing excellent, compassionate patient care. We use the latest advances in diagnostics to make educated decisions regarding your pets’ specific needs.

At Liberty Animal Hospital, we value compassion, self-motivation, excellence, integrity and respect. Client satisfaction and education along with staff personal and professional development are very important to us. Liberty Animal Hospital is committed to inspiring people individually to make a difference in their lives!

Learn a little about our staff

And what makes them passionate about their work!

Aris Atakem

Aris Atakem

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr Atakem was 1 of 2 to win a nation-wide contest in Chad for a scholarship to go to veterinary school. He graduated from the Inter-States School of Science and Veterinary Medicine in Dakar, Senegal in 2006. He moved to Colorado the same year and attended Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine from 2008 to 2010. He has worked in private practice since 2011 as an associate veterinarian, a mobile vet but also an emergency veterinarian in the Denver Metro Area and Littleton. He is a well-rounded veterinarian with a particular interest in Orthopedic and Soft Tissue surgeries, but also, Laparoscopic Surgery, Arthritis and Obesity.
Dr Atakem loves to build long-lasting relationships with people. He treats every pet he cares for as his own and is driven by the desire to contribute to human and animal well-being. Away from the hospital, he is a dance instructor and Martial artist. He also enjoys sports and most outdoors activities.
Kelly Monaghan

Kelly Monaghan

Board Certified Mobile Veterinary Specialist

Kelly Monaghan, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM) is a southern Louisiana native and graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. After graduation, she moved to Massachusetts to complete a one-year internship followed by a residency in small animal internal medicine at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. After finishing her residency in 2011, she spent the next few years on faculty at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Monaghan moved to Colorado with her husband, Dr. Ben Nolan in 2013 and worked in a private specialty practice in Boulder. She joined MOVES in summer of 2021.

Dr. Monaghan enjoys all aspects of small animal internal medicine but is particularly fascinated by renal/urinary diseases and immune-mediated diseases, as well as endoscopic and other procedures. At home, she enjoys spending time with her family, Dr. Ben Nolan and their two children.

Benjamin Nolan

Benjamin Nolan

Board Certified Mobile Veterinary Specialist

Ben Nolan, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM), completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After a one-year internship at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver, he returned to Tufts for a three-year residency in small animal internal medicine and earned board certification in 2009. He has worked in private practice in Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and Colorado. He joined MOVES in summer of 2021. Prior to pursuing veterinary medicine, Dr. Nolan received his PhD in inorganic chemistry from Colorado State University in 2001, conducting research in lithium ion battery technology. At home, Dr. Nolan enjoys spending time with his family which includes his wife Dr. Kelly Monaghan, their two children, and a young, rambunctious dog named Kevin.
Tina Phillips

Tina Phillips

Client Care Specialist/Certified Veterinary Technician

Tina moved here from California in 2000. After life’s up and downs decided to pursue her love and passion for animals. She then attended Bel-Rea and graduated as a Vet Tech in 2007 all while raising a teenager. After working at a few clinics, started working at an all-Cat Clinic for 7 years which developed her love for the frisky felines. As her Friends and Family refer to her as “The Crazy Cat Lady”, a term she wears proudly. Since working 11 years as a technician she wanted to stay in the Veterinary field and so turned her expertise to becoming a Client Care Specialist.

She currently has 4 Cats who rule the house!

In her spare time, she has a passion for Photography especially when nature or animals are her focal point, Cooking, Baking, Crafts and Mountain Drives.

Jackie Alvarez

Jackie Alvarez

Veterinary Technician

Jackie grew up in Brooklyn, NY and grew up with 6 siblings so you can say she thrives in chaos. She spent most of her free time growing up at her father’s firehouse, so it was inevitable that she was going follow on her father’s footsteps to be in the field of helping people and their pets. She grew up playing competitive basketball and softball and was even the first girl to play football in an all-boys league in high school. Her love and passion for animals made her decide move to Denver to become a certified technician at Bel Rea in 2007. She was only planning on staying in Colorado for two years until she graduated. Fast forward 15 years…and she’s still here. Her husband, daughter, friends and family are her world.. and if she’s not at work.. you can find her at a beach (92% of the time), a concert, hanging around a fire pit with good friends or having dance parties with her 3-year-old daughter.

Lexe VossParris

Lexe VossParris

Veterinary Technician

Lexe grew up in Arvada ,CO with 2 siblings one older brother and one younger sister, as the middle child so she knows the ropes. She spent most of her free time playing sports growing up. She grew up playing competitive softball and unfortunately her career ended early due to an injury. She has always wanted to work in the Zoo with primates but never got the chance to go and get a degree in Zoology. Her love and passion for animals made her decide to become a Veterinary technician (Nurse) at PIMA in 2018. Her 1.5yr old daughter and 2 fur babies are her purpose; if she’s not at work. You might see her at a sporting event or chilling at home with her family.

Shelby Munch

Shelby Munch

Veterinary Assistant

Michelle Rich McGrath

Michelle Rich McGrath

Client Care Specialist

Michelle is a native of Colorado. Growing up surrounded by animals, including a pet wolf named Bear.
Through part of high school and college she helped out at a Veterinary Clinic that was contracted with Colorado Wild Life Parks & Recreation. While there, she was able to assist in the care of many injured wild animals as well as domestic pets. She knew she wanted to have a career helping animals. But by a twist of fate, her high school counselor sent her to University of Kansas, which specializes in human medicine instead of animal medicine.
So for the next twenty years she spent helping the owners instead of their pets. Finally, she decided to follow her true passion and pursue a life helping animals.
Elizabeth Gutierrez-Rotzin

Elizabeth Gutierrez-Rotzin

Kennel Technician