We invite you to take a moment to watch our video and then read more about the Broadlands Veterinary Clinic team. Each member of our team is an integral part of the exceptional service we offer!
Dr. Erin Perkin
Like many children, Erin Perkin wanted to be a veterinarian after reading All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot when she was twelve. She decided at a young age to pursue veterinary medicine as a career, and she never looked back. Since then, she has dedicated her life to animals and towards being the best veterinarian she can be.
Erin Perkin grew up as an Air Force daughter, so she has lived all over the country and the world. Her father was stationed in Colorado Springs twice; she loved Colorado, the mountains, and the outdoor recreation they provide, which is why she chose Denver as her home. She has lived there ever since with her family which consists of her Mom and Dad, two sisters, two nieces and two nephews. She also has two cats – Jamie (5-year old DLH), and Trey (5-year old DMH).
She knew that she was in the right profession when she had applied to vet school and had to spend 800 hours gaining experience with animals. To get this expertise, she had to take an unpaid internship with Dr. Bert Brooks, a mixed animal vet in California. During her internship, one day they got back from a 12-hour day, and she started to realize how long they had been working and mentioned the realization to Dr. Brooks. He said “Yes, but it didn’t seem like work, did it?” She wholeheartedly agreed. “No, it was fun!”
Dr. Perkin will quickly become a trusted friend to you and your animals. She is a compassionate, caring veterinarian who wants what is best for your pet. But Dr. Perkin is more than a friend and a confidant – she is highly trained, qualified, and experienced, and has at her disposal a wide array of treatment methods. Because when it comes to your pet’s health, she is strictly business.
To Dr. Perkin being a Veterinarian isn’t just her job, it’s her entire life, and it shows.
Dr. Perkin has a special interest in Endocrinology and is a member of the AVMA and CVMA. In her free time, she loves to garden, read, loves the outdoors, and is adept at fixing things in her home and building new things. She also prides her self on being one hell of a cook!
- D.V.M. (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine), University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, 1992
- M.S, Physiology, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., 2000
- B.S, High Honors, Zoology, University of California, Davis, 1988
- American Veterinary Medical Association
- Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society
- American Mensa Society
Certified Veterinary Technician
Susan started with Broadlands as a Veterinary Technician in September of 2016. She’s a Bel-Rea graduate with over 10 years of experience in the field. Being raised on a farm, she’s always loved being around and working with animals.
She has been living in Colorado since she was 6, and now she lives with her husband Chad, two sons, and their rescued Siamese cats Sampson and Hercules.
In her free time, she enjoys reading and writing.
Tate joined the BVC team in August 2020 as a vet assistant. She recently graduated from Pima Medical Institute as a veterinary technician. She plans to be certified in August! Born and raised in Colorado, she experienced a general veterinary class in high school that started her on her path to veterinary nursing. She loves how entertaining animals are and this field has helped with her confidence and well-being.
Tate lives with 3 cats, Panther, Chelsea, and Amber, a corn snake named Ratvo’itan, and a ball python named Taronyu. She has plans to increase her family of snakes and reptiles in the near future.
In her off time, Tate enjoys a variety of activities: camping, fishing, hunting, archery, horseback riding, and art. She used to volunteer at an equine therapy center and hopes to continue working with horses in the future. She attended the National American Miss Pageant for two years which brought her WAY outside of her comfort zone but increased her confidence and helped bring her out of her shell.
Office Manager and Receptionist
Crystal grew up in Houston but ended up moving to Colorado in 2006. She had always been around animals since she was small and actually wrote a persuasion paper as a school assignment to try and convince her parents to get her a Guinea Pig. She simply loves pets and wants to help them stay healthy.
Initially, she thought that she wanted to work in the financial industry after college. Due to moving to CO so soon after graduating, she looked for any job she could get. Then, after an incredibly awkward interview, she got to work for a Veterinarian for a few months. While she didn’t care for that particular doctor, she loved her responsibilities.
Now, as a part of BVC, she gets to wake up excited about going to work and giving all the pets and cuddles the animals deserve.
Crystal has been married since 2006, and has two wonderful children, three cats named Godiva, Kit Kat, and Toby (Toblerone) who are rescued from Denver, and a miniature schnauzer named Charlie (Charleston Chew). Her personal interests include volunteering with the Cub Scouts, her kid’s school, and church. She also loves to craft, particularly knitting and crocheting which she taught herself how to do.
Kathy is a receptionist at the front desk who can’t wait to meet your furry family members. Whether big or small, it is always a treat for her to see the different breeds and personalities that walk through the front door. Kathy is a Colorado native who did venture out of state to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in South Carolina. After four years, she was eager to return to the wonderful state of Colorado.
Kathy’s family includes her precious cat and two ridiculously cute corgis – Lucy Lou and Addie Mae. In addition, she lives with her husband of 15 years and her 8-year-old daughter.
In her free time, Kathy loves to bird watch. This hobby has been especially fun in the last few years as she has had the privilege of observing bald eagles and great horned owls from her bedroom windows on occasion. In the past, she has enjoyed volunteering at the Boulder Humane Society by walking shelter dogs and playing with them in the courtyard. She also loves going to Broadway musicals and will listen to show tunes until she drives her family crazy.