Lisa Steward, CVT
Lisa Steward is a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) and graduated Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 1995. She has nearly 20 years of experience in veterinary practices with small, large, and exotic animals, and more than 30 years experience with horse care and ownership. When not working with her own horses, she spends her time giving riding lessons, and spending time with her husband and two college-aged children.
I grew up in South Dakota, and like many young girls, I wanted to be a veterinarian. But, life always throws you a lot of curves. I attended the University of Wyoming intending to become a doctor when life threw me curve ball. I started working at Coors Brewing in Golden, Colorado. What a wonderful career! 34 1/2 years in Quality Control making the best beer ever! While at Coors I earned my Masters Degree in Organizational Management and International Brewing Distilling Certificate.
Since retiring last year I spend my time with my wonderful English Setter dogs, Missouri Fox Trotter and Spotted Saddle Horse. Life was good when in 2015, another curve. I had the opportunity to work with Advance Equine Dentistry. So I may not be a veterinarian, but, after all these years I am doing what I love working with Dr. Scott and Dr. Kari helping horses live happier, healthy lives as a result of their excellent equine dentistry.
I am originally from Trinidad in the West Indies and grew up on the Isle of Wight in England. I moved a lot working in the airline industry before coming to Colorado from New Mexico in 2000.
I live in Parker with my husband and an assortment of Dogs, Cats, Horses and Chickens. I have owned horses for 20 years and compete in NATRC, Competitive Trail with my mare Maggie.
Its amazing how much there is to know about teeth and how much it can affect your horses.
Donna Rippy, CVT
I’ve been around horses all my life and have a deep passion for working on and helping horses. About 2 years ago I moved from California to Colorado to attend Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology for veterinary technician training. I recently graduated in March 2016. I was very lucky to have great connections in the horse world that helped me find a job with Advance Equine Dentistry.
I graduated high school in 1967 and joined the Navy as a construction mechanic in 1968. In 1969 I joined NMCB128 where I spent a few months in Vietnam at Quang Tri. After spending 20 years in the military I went to work for the U S Mint in Denver in 1989. I have held several positions including, Coin Press Operator, Die Setter and Maintenance Mechanic and just retired in Jan 2016. During this time I started working with Advance Equine Dentistry and have been with them for over 10 years.