Pam Nicholls, DVM
Dr. Pam Nicholls grew up on a farm in Wyoming and spent her youth showing horses in 4-H, helping with her family’s cattle, and taking advantage of all that a rural lifestyle has to offer. She attended Colorado State University, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Equine Sciences in 2009 and graduating as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. After graduation she returned to Wyoming, working in rural mixed animal practice before transitioning to small animal practice. She moved back to Colorado in 2017 to work in small animal practice and joined the team at Berthoud Animal Hospital in November 2019. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, and preventative care.
Outside of veterinary medicine, Pam enjoys spending time with her husband, Corey, and their furry family, which consists of four dogs and two cats. She enjoys traveling, reading, and outdoor activities, especially camping, hiking, and gardening.
Carrie Dracos, DVM
Dr. Carrie Dracos grew up in Huntsville, Alabama. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Alabama. After some time in the missile defense industry, she changed her major to Biology with a Biochemistry minor. Dr. Dracos graduated from Auburn University in 2016 with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). After graduating she completed an externship in wildlife and exotics at Louisiana State University where she fell in love with the two fields.
Outside of work, Dr. Dracos has a full house with her furry (and not so furry) babies. Her family includes her dogs Hugo, a husky mix, and Lola, a Lab/Corgi mix Storm; and her kitties Atari, Gremlin, and Professor Pinkerton. She also has a reptile room which houses a 4 foot male green iguana named Richard, who is the largest and oldest; a bearded dragon who is coincidentally named Draco; a slinky blue-tongued skink named Sapphira; two Kenyan sand boas, named Whitey and Aubie; and a beautiful Yellow-Bellied Lesser Leopard morph ball python, named Ramen.
Emily Romanko, DVM
Originating from the Bay Area in California, Dr. Emily Romanko recalls growing up petting “all the animals” at her brother’s soccer games (instead of cheering him on, sorry Alex). After completing her Bachelors of Science in Animal Biology at the University of California, Davis, she moved to Colorado to earn her DVM at Colorado State University. She originally planned to return to California, but fell in love with Colorado and has since made it her home. She is passionate about pocket pets as a mom to four rats, soft tissue surgery, preventive medicine, and building lasting relationships with her clients and patients. In her free time she serves as an on-call vet for her beagle nieces, JoJo and Ella, as those cheeky things get in lots of trouble, okay she serves in that capacity 24/7. She is also fond of eating and shopping, loving on her three cats, Grace, Frankie and Medli, and exploring Colorado with her husband, Phil, and best friend, Bernie.
Travis Noto, DVM
Dr. Noto grew up outside of New Orleans, Louisiana before moving to Starkville, Mississippi for college. He is an alumnus of Mississippi State University completing his Bachelor of Science degrees in Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture and Biological Sciences in 2016. He graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2021. Dr. Noto attended the Veterinary Leadership Experience and an externship at the Smithsonian National Zoo along with other exotic externships before completing veterinary school. Dr. Noto is passionate about client education and inspiring the next generation of veterinarians, especially when it comes to exotics and wildlife. His professional interest include exotic medicine, anesthesia, and internal medicine. Outside of work he enjoys cooking, wildlife photography, birding, plant identification, and watching sports. Dr. Noto has a 5 year old dog named Nutella, a 16 year old Chihuahua named Roxie, a 12 year old cherry head redfoot tortoise names Orlando, a 8 year old Kenyan Sand boa named Wakali, and a 5 year old ivory ball python named Tusk.