Desiree Shasa, DVM, MS
Dr. Desiree Shasa was born and raised in New Jersey, where she began her journey to veterinary medicine, She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science at Rutgers University in 2009 and made the trek cross country to pursue and complete a Master’s Degree in Animal Science and Reproductive Biology at the University of Wyoming in 2012. Dr. Shasa continued to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian and graduated from Colorado State University in 2018.
“I love veterinarian medicine because it is a diverse profession and every day presents a unique opportunity to see something new. I thoroughly enjoy client interaction and education, as well as the challenges each day brings”.
She currently lives with her puppy, Timber. Outside of the profession, she enjoys snowboarding, staying active, camping, and hiking- overall taking advantage of what Colorado has to offer!
Erin Eversole, DVM
Dr. Eversole grew up in rural New Mexico on her family’s ranch. Growing up around horses, cattle, sheep, and a myriad of dogs and cats instilled a deep love and appreciation for all species of animals. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State University, where she met the love of her life. She and her husband, Jarod, were married in July 2012, right before Erin went off to vet school at Colorado State University. Erin graduated from Colorado State University in 2016 and moved back to New Mexico, where she worked in a mixed animal practice near her parents. Missing Colorado and her husband, Erin moved back up to Northern Colorado. Professionally, Erin has a love for soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, as well as internal medicine. In her free time, Erin enjoys golfing, running and playing board games with her husband, and taking their dogs, Mya and Chief, into the mountains to hike.
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.