Meet the Team
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. Laura Scott
Veterinarian / Owner
Laura J Scott, DVM graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. After practicing medicine for ten years in New Mexico, she has moved back to Colorado. In 2010, Dr. Scott attended the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association 140 hour program- Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians. Veterinary Medical Acupuncture has been an amazing addition to her treatment modalities to help our furry friends with any number of injuries and illnesses. Dr. Scott also has special interests in Preventative and Advanced Veterinary Dentistry for dogs and cats, and Feline Medicine. Dr. Scott lives in Black Forest with: her ever-tolerant husband Keith, their Vizsla – Ruby, Silver Lab (Weimaraner/Chocolate Labrador Retriever cross) – Bodhi, two kitties – Monkey and Malby, a snazzy Polish Arab named Stardust, and a foundling miniature horse named Reginald Theodore Wilson – aka Pony. Acquiring Northgate Animal Hospital in November 2012 was Dr. Scott’s crowning moment as a veterinarian. Practice ownership will enable her to continue her endeavor to provide the utmost in enthusiastic, high quality, compassionate care for her patients with respectful and understanding support to their guardians. On the personal side, Dr. Scott is an active member of City Rock climbing gym, loves hot and power yoga, working with her horse Star, and discovering new foods at yummy local restaurants.
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, and their three dogs; Sasha, Bonnie and Athena. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, fishing, and snowboarding with friends and family.
Emily Murray - VT, CVA
Emily is new to the Colorado Springs area, moving from Rocky Mount, North Carolina. She has always had a passion for animals and a growing interest in Veterinary Medicine. Privileged with a learning opportunity at Northgate Animal Hospital, she jumped right into the field of veterinary medicine.
Currently, she is pursuing an Associates of Science degree, later on down the line in hopes to gain a degree in Biology. Working at the Animal Hospital has given her some of the benefits of expanding her knowledge of science.
Emily loves to spend time with friends and family including her two dogs, Nina and Poncho. Creating bonds with new people, trying new and different food cuisines and checking out little shops around the downtown area are some of the things she enjoys to do. Some of the hobbies that take up her free time include hiking, camping, meditative yoga, and painting.
Jamil Bailey, BS - Biology
Hospital Administration and Customer Service
Jamil grew up working with large Belgian draft horses on her family’s farm in California. She drove a horse and carriage down the main street of her home town long before she was old enough to drive a car! She spent most of her childhood summer months exploring pioneer trails in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with her pony, “Little Red.” She currently owns a farm in Elbert, Colorado with her husband and four daughters where she raises Dexter cattle, Dorper sheep, heritage Duroc pigs, Araucana hens, assisted by two Akbash livestock guardian dogs, and several wonderful barn kitties. She enjoys gardening including: heirloom varieties of black Russian tomatoes, blue corn, purple Dragon’s Tongue beans, and striped Cocozelle squashes. She enjoys skiing, climbing, and hiking with her family in the mountains of Colorado.
Jamil graduated from Sonoma State University with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. Prior to working at Northgate Animal Hospital she fulfilled the duties of a Laboratory Director for Brelje and Race Laboratories (an Environmental Water Quality laboratory) in Santa Rosa, California. She loves working with all the patients and clients that visit Northgate Animal Hospital, and she is excited to learn more about the field of Veterinary Medicine.
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.
Laura Haines, BA, VT
Laura recently 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 in Applied Science. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from McKendree University.
Laura enjoys spending time with her husband, Kyle, and her daughter, Meghan. They recently adopted their boxer mix, Ollie, who has brought so much joy into their lives. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, skiing and exploring the great state of Colorado with her family.
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