Dr. Jamie Saliman, DVM
Dr. Jamie Saliman went to Washington University in St. Louis for her undergraduate degree, receiving a BA in psychology with a minor in biology. While taking some time to prepare for vet school, she took a position with AmeriCorps working with at-risk youth in downtown Denver. Shortly thereafter, she attended Colorado State University, where she received her doctorate of veterinary medicine. After graduating in 2004 , Jamie did a one-year rotating internship and subsequently joined a small animal hospital where she practiced for 15 years.
Jamie’s main interests are internal medicine, emergency and critical care, abdominal and cardiac ultrasound, wellness and geriatric medicine. “Animals are my passion. I feel extraordinarily fortunate to be able to spend my life caring for, and hopefully bettering the lives of, the very creatures that make me so happy.”
Jamie lives in Denver with her Frenchie Monte and Cavalier Franny. She enjoys running, reading, hiking, and traveling, but most of all she enjoys spending time with her family.
Dr. Erin Mills, VMD
Dr. Erin Mills was raised in southeastern Pennsylvania. She received her bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Michigan State University before graduating from the veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009. An internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital brought her to Colorado and she has worked in private practice in Colorado since that time.
Her career has been focused on helping people understand pets and their medical needs in order to enhance the exceptional bond pet parents share with their loved ones. To that end, she has a special interest in small animal dentistry and is thrilled to be a part of Inspire Animal Hospital.
Dr. Erin lives in Denver with her spouse, a rambunctious Labrador mix and two kitties with big personalities. In her free time she enjoys hiking, backpacking, skiing and cycling.
Josh Saunders, CVT
Practice Manager, Owner
Josh grew up in southern New Hampshire, an hour outside of Boston and 45 minutes from the ocean. Having originally attended Johnson State in Vermont for Business Management, he moved to Colorado for something different. Josh attended Bel-Rea Institute, graduating in 2011 with highest honors. He worked in shelter medicine while in school and then went on to work alongside Dr. Jamie for 9 years at a large 24/7 emergency, limited specialty, and general practice hospital, where he was the Lead CVT. He then went on to be the Specialty Department Manager at an emergency and specialty hospital, and quickly learned that he missed the relationships that are created with patients and their owners in general practice. He enjoys emergency medicine and surgery, but most importantly, he genuinely loves providing compassionate patient care, and ensuring the comfort of all patients and their owners.
Josh lives in Littleton with his wife, three children, and three Great Danes. He enjoys the outdoors, attending concerts and above all, spending time with his family. Animals are Josh’s passion, and he is excited to share his life long passion with the community of Parker and surrounding areas.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Kelly was born in Hawaii, and raised in Palm Springs, California. After leaving Loyola Marymount University, she worked in 2 different veterinary clinics for a total of 7 years as a technician. She finally decided it was time to make her love for animals “official” and uprooted to Denver, Colorado to attend Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology. While in school, she met her husband. They adopted their 2 dogs, Goose and Pretzel, and picked up a frisky little feline named Beercat. She did an internship at University of Colorado at Anschutz in laboratory research, as well as an internship at a 24 hour emergency animal hospital, where she started her career as a Certified Veterinary Technician. She quickly became the lead of soft tissue surgery, and continues to thrive in her environment, with absolute compassion for animals.
Kelly lives in Highlands Ranch. She enjoys hiking, jet skiing, gardening, and is hoping to continue growing their family soon!
Certified Veterinary Technician
Tamara was born and raised in Colorful Colorado. She has always had a love for animals and knew at an early age that she wanted to become a Veterinary Technician. She remembers watching Bel Rea’s commercials on TV growing up, and once she obtained her GED as a late teen, she knew exactly what she wanted to do with her life. She attended Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 2009 and graduated in 2011. During her internship, she met Josh Saunders and Jamie Saliman, at a 24-hour Emergency and GP practice in Littleton, CO. After graduating, she started her career as a Certified Veterinary Technician at a small GP practice, but soon found her passion in Ophthalmology. She worked in Veterinary Ophthalmology for several years, where she wanted to further her passion, so she decided to go into human medicine and began working with an Ocular Immunologist and Uveitis Specialist. Although she has a passion for Ophthalmology, caring for animals was something she missed dearly. So, after 6 years, she made her way back to working with Josh and Jamie and fell in love with Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. During her time there, she became the coordinator for their internship program, coordinator for the blood donor program, and finally a technician supervisor. She is excited to continue providing excellent patient and client care, as well as following her passion for ophthalmology, emergency and critical care medicine.
Tamara lives in Littleton. She enjoys reading, getting outdoors and spending time with her two dogs Kitty the Pitty and Sansa.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Mallory has called Colorado her home for the past 20 years. After graduating from high school, she went on to pursue an education and grow her passion for photography. She obtained a Bachelors of Fine Art but realized soon after graduating that she wanted to work with animals. Mallory was hired as a kennel technician at a 24-hour emergency hospital with a boarding facility attached. In that position, she was able to see the extraordinary veterinary care that doctors and technicians provide every day. This led her to pursue an education to become a veterinary technician. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Community College of Denver in 2015 and continued her work in her new role as a Certified Veterinary Technician alongside Dr. Jamie and Josh.
Mallory wants to continue her interest in emergency medicine and provide the best care for her patients.
Mallory lives in Littleton with her two dogs Yosh and Harper. On the weekends, you’ll find her spending time with her family and friends. She still enjoys capturing beautiful moments and memories of weddings, engagements, and pets behind the lens of her camera.
Jessica was born and raised in beautiful Surf City USA, Huntington Beach, California. She attended a local community college where she received her AA Degree and certificate of achievement in Airline and Travel Careers. Shortly after graduation, she followed her dreams of becoming a flight attendant, where she soared for five years. Jessica moved to Colorado two years ago for a change of scenery and says, “I’m never going back! … Except to visit my family.” Although being a flight attendant was a wonderful adventure, she decided to follow her true passion of caring for animals, and enrolled in a Veterinary Assistant program with Penn Foster. Over the past year or so, Jessica has also spent much of her free time as a community dog walker and dog sitter for friends and family. She’s a local to Parker, where she lives with her boyfriend Brian, four chickens and the neighborhood deer. She’s thrilled to be a part of Inspire Animal Hospital and can’t wait to meet you and your furry friends.
Cynthia has always had a love for animals. As a kid she dreamt of working at the Denver Zoo with their large mammals. After leaving Colorado and spending some time moving from state to state, she settled in Utah where she got a job in an aquarium. Upon getting married and returning to Colorado, she wanted a career change and got a job at a dog daycare. Working with dogs soon became Cynthia’s passion and she began transitioning into veterinary medicine. She met Josh through an animal ER and jumped at the opportunity to work with him again. “For the first time in my life I feel genuine excitement about going to work and learning from Josh and Jamie.
Technician Assistant & Customer Care Representative
Malinda was born in Wuerzburg, Germany and was raised in Ohio. She went to West Liberty University in West Virginia where she completed her BS in Business Administration specializing in Business Management. After moving to Colorado in 2016, Malinda completed her MBA in Business Administration specializing in Operations Management through American Intercontinental University. During this time, Malinda worked for a Luxury Pet Resort by Denver International Airport for 3 years where she knew she wanted to follow the career path of working with animals. Malinda is currently enrolled through Penn Foster for Veterinary Technician. Malinda lives at home with her boyfriend and pets. They have a dog named April, two cats named Gracie and Fatrick, and two turtles names Felipe and War Turtle. Malinda is excited for the upcoming learning opportunities and to be a part of the Inspire Animal Hospital Team!