We endeavor to be each furry friend’s greatest advocate in sickness and wellness, through compassionate, proactive, comprehensive health care with respect and gratitude for their human guardians. We strive to provide the highest quality medicine and surgery, a committed focus on preventative care for pediatric through geriatric health, with support and education for our clients.
Dr. Brad Bush
Veterinarian / Owner
Dr. Bush was born in Nebraska and grew up on a dairy and hog farm in Northeast Nebraska. The farm upbringing exposed him to animals from the very beginning. At one point, Dr. Bush and his sister had tamed and named over 60 farm cats. He was active in 4-H where he trained and showed dairy calves. The veterinarians that came to his family’s farm inspired him at the age of seven to become a veterinarian.
Dr. Bush went on to study Animal Science at the University of Nebraska and then earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 1995. In 2000, Dr. Bush and his wife Kimberlee moved to Colorado Springs to focus on small animals. He enjoys serving pets and their humans in medicine, surgery, and dentistry. Dr. Bush and Kimberlee are blessed with four busy children and a puggle named Dennis. He’s active with kid’s activities, church, and mountain biking.
Jenna Fitch, CVT
Certified Veterinary Technician
Jenna has been working the veterinary field since 2009. She graduated from PIMA Medical Institute with an Associate in Applied Science. She became a certified veterinary technician in January of 2010 and has a special interest in advanced veterinary dentistry. Jenna enjoys spending time with her husband, Guy, their dogs; Apollo, Athena, and a kitty named Lady Grey. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, fishing, and snowboarding with friends and family.
Emily Murray, VT, CVA
Emily grew up in a small town in North Carolina. Curious for her future, she went to college and soon after had the opportunity to move out to Colorado in the fall of 2017. Exploring a new career field, she had the opportunity to work and train at Northgate Animal Hospital all while taking online classes to gain her Veterinary Assistant Certification. She found her passion in the veterinary field, and plans to expand her knowledge as well as continue to build a bond with each patient that comes in. She enjoys hiking, coffee, cooking, and spending time with her husband, son, and their husky, Aura!
Laura Haines, BBA, VT
Laura moved back to Colorado Springs in 2017 after her husband’s retirement from the military. She graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 2010 with an associate degree in applied science. She also holds a bachelor’s in business administration from Mckendree University.
Laura enjoys spending time with her husband, Kyle, and her daughter, Meghan, along with their two dogs, Ollie and Maggie.
Kirk Scott, Pre-Veterinary Medical Student
Kirk is currently a junior at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs majoring in Biology, with a minor in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation he plans to attend Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Fort Collins. In his spare time Kirk enjoys rock climbing, camping, and spending time with his friends and family.
What should I do in an emergency?
If your furry friend has an emergency – bleeding, trauma, difficulty breathing, collapse, suspected poison – please call us immediately and prepare to transport your companion to Northgate Animal Hospital as soon as possible. If it is before 8:00 am or after 5:30 pm please contact: