Dr. Combs always knew he wanted to be a veterinarian once he was old enough to know what a vet was. He started his veterinary career at the age of 14 bicycling back and forth to work in the kennel at Mesa Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Combs graduated from Colorado State University Veterinary Medical program in 1991 after completing his undergraduate degree in microbiology and veterinary science. After achieving his doctorate, he practiced in Golden for 8 years until he joined West Ridge in 1999. In 2001 Dr. Combs and Dr. Hubert purchased West Ridge from Dr. Emmet; and in 2007 bought Dr. Hemerson’s practice (Mountain Vista) and moved West Ridge Animal Hospital to its new and current location.
Dr. Hubert moved to Colorado in 1987. She was raised in Illinois and has a bit of a mid-west accent. Dr. Hubert joined the West Ridge team as a technician in 1999 until graduating from Veterinary School at Colorado State University. She has a special interest in orthopedics and has completed intensive post graduate courses in fracture management and joint disease. Additionally, Dr. Hubert is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT), utilizing techniques such as the use of the underwater treadmill and laser therapy. While she loves to work with dogs and cats, she does have a special spot in her heart for kitties and geriatric medicine. Dr. Hubert is also a past Weld County district representative for the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association.
In his free time, Dr. Combs enjoys snorkeling, gardening, and refinishing woodwork. Dr. Hubert prefers to tend her flowers and gardens at home. Together they love to spend time with their children in the mountains, their cats, birds, and dogs. A proponent of giving back to their community, the Combs-Hubert family volunteers with numerous local organizations including: the Weld County Humane Society, the Greeley Children’s Chorale, the American Cancer Society, the Weld County Food Bank, and Pet Aid Colorado. Dr. Combs loves living in the little big town of Greeley. They like knowing people wherever they go and the fact that Greeley is a close knit community with such a diverse culture.
Marta is currently the Hospital Director at West Ridge Animal Hospital and has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 1991. She is the past president of the Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians and has been a speaker at several educational seminars. Marta has known and worked along side Doctor’s Colin Combs and Rebecca Hubert for most of her career. She understands their philosophy and is committed to providing the same high standards required at West Ridge at Sirius Fun as well. Marta has 3 dogs, 3 cats and a turtle. She is married and has 2 children, of the 2 legged variety as well. Daulton and Jordyn. When she is not working she enjoys playing with the kids and the zoo of animals she has, watching kids play sports and their 4H projects. She also likes to decorate and re-decorate the house, go antiquing and play outside, but only when it is warm.
My name is Jacqueline. I have been a dog trainer for over 15 years and I have been grooming dogs for over 30 years. I absolutely love working with animals and their owners! There is nothing more fulfilling for me than to see owners and their kiddos communicating and bonding together! I absolutely love training and managing Sirius Fun! We have an awesome team who loves animals and loves taking care of them. We are truly their second home and they love us and we love them! I am so grateful for this opportunity!
Hi! My name is Alli. I am a groomer, trainer, and caretaker at Sirius Fun Doggy Daycare & Boarding. I started my job here at Sirius Fun in November 2016 and I truly enjoy it everyday! It always makes my day to see how excited the dogs are when they arrive and are greeted by the staff. It really feels like a family here and everyone loves all of the dogs as if they were their own “fur-babies”.
I recently moved to the area with my boyfriend and our two dogs from State College, Pennsylvania where I was born and raised. I have been an animal lover since I was a baby; my pet golden retriever, Sasha, helped me learn to walk! I spent a lot of my time as a kid horse riding competitively and taking riding lessons. My favorite thing was to be at the stable making friends with all of the horses, cows, and barn cats. As an adult my love for animals has not diminished one bit; I’ve had all kinds of pets from reptiles to small animals.
For six years I have been a Pet Stylist and Dog Trainer and being able to combine my passion for animals and my work has been incredibly fulfilling. Nothing makes me happier than to be a part of an animal’s life and to care for them to the best of my abilities. I believe that grooming isn’t just about making dogs look pretty and smell nice, but is also about maintaining their health and wellness. Dog Training has been another great way for me to be part of dogs’ lives by helping them to be better mannered and also to create a strong, special bond between them and their pet parents. Consequently,dog training has improved my grooming ability. Learning more about dog behavior and training techniques has made it much easier for me to gain a dog’s trust and manipulate their behaviors in the grooming setting, which for many dogs can be a scary place.
My name is Lexie. I am a devoted Animal Caretaker at Sirius Fun Doggy Daycare. My love for animals started at an early age. I grew up around animals and I couldn’t image my life without them. Each furry child that walks into my life has left an imprint on my heart. I am currently attending college at the University of Northern Colorado and will graduate in May 2017 with a Bachelor degree in Human Services. I hope to use my degree to help the community by pursuing a career in animal assisted therapy. Becoming an Animal Caretaker at Sirius Fun Doggy Daycare has been an amazing opportunity. I can honestly say that I’m blessed by my job and all of the kiddos I get to spend each day with.
Hi my name is Morgan Lopez!
I am an employee at Sirius Fun Doggy Daycare. I was born and raised in Colorado and recently graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts. Since I was a little girl I have had a fur friend as part of my family. When I was five years old I was given a puppy for Christmas. Up until six months ago, my dog Oscar was my best friend. He knew when I was upset and when I needed him the most. Unfortunately, earlier this year we had to say goodbye and although it was one of the hardest things I ever had to do, it made me realize how much I loved and wanted to work with dogs.
A year ago my boyfriend and I got a little lab/pointer puppy which we named Dude. Although he can be a handful, he is one of the best decisions I have every made. He brings me so much joy and sometimes I wonder to myself how it is possible to love something so much and how amazing it feels to have a bond with an animal that will literally never stop loving you. All animals are remarkable, but there is something special about dogs. They are extremely loyal, full of love, and one of the best companions.
My love for dogs is what brought me to Sirius Fun. A friend recommended me and as soon as she told me what it was for, I grew anxious hoping that I would get the job. I never go to work unhappy because I know that as soon as I walk in the door the dogs will make anything and everything else disappear. I love every single one of the dogs that come to see us for daycare and boarding. Probably one of my favorite parts about working at Sirius Fun, except for playing with all the dogs, is seeing the excitement and happiness every owner and every dog express when they reunite whether it’s after a day of daycare or a week of boarding. I cannot wait to see what the New Year brings and I hope for many more years at Sirius Fun with all of our furry friends, wonderful clients, and amazing staff.