Our team is the heart of Spire, and we take our commitment to your dog’s care extremely seriously. We hold ourselves and each other to the highest standards of excellence in our work, with compassion and kindness as our core values. We understand that every dog—and every dog’s medical condition—is unique. And we believe in treating each patient with the veterinary knowledge, respect, and concern we would show our own pet.
Dr. Kevin McAbee
Originally from California, Dr. McAbee came to CSU for veterinary school after graduating from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo. He completed general and surgical internships in Los Angeles and Florida, followed by a three-year residency and then a fellowship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City before starting his career as a surgeon in Colorado. Aside from a short stint in Michigan, he has been a practicing surgeon along the Front Range since 2005, heading up busy specialty practices before primarily focusing on orthopedics. In 2015, he founded Spire Veterinary Surgery, and then Spire Canine Orthopedics in 2023.
Dr. McAbee is an expert in minimally invasive orthopedic surgery such as arthroscopy and regularly teaches courses on this topic. He has performed thousands of TPLOs during his career and looks forward to helping many more dogs through the surgery center. He has a deep commitment to giving back to his profession, teaching courses to student surgeons, acting as a consultant to Arthrex Vet Systems, and serving on the medical advisory board of Fujifilm Medical Imaging.
When he’s not busy being a surgeon, Dr. McAbee enjoys spending time with his family, having a meal with good friends, and watching any sport imaginable—from football to water polo to NASCAR. He and his wife have three busy children who are growing up too fast, two doodles named Posey and Hugo, and an aloof kitty named Phoebe.
Erica grew up in New Mexico and Minnesota and graduated from Argosy University-Twin Cities with her associate degree in veterinary technology. She moved to Fort Collins in 2013 and spent the first eight years of her veterinary career in a general practice setting, focusing on anesthesia, patient and client care, pain control, and physical therapy. Looking for a new challenge, Erica joined Spire Veterinary Surgery in the summer of 2019.
Caring, passionate, and meticulous, Erica has proven to be a wonderful addition to our surgical team. As our practice manager for Spire Canine Orthopedics, Erica is looking forward to bringing her passion for both animals and humans together. She plans to focus on veterinary business management and hopes to become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) in the future.
Outside of work, Erica, her husband Zach, and their 12-year-old boxer-mix Sabian love living the typical Colorado lifestyle--hiking, lake life, fishing, camping, skiing, and otherwise exploring the great outdoors. Aside from exploring, you'll find Erica enjoying good music, yoga, cooking & baking, comedy shows, DIY projects, or coloring.
Bree has been working in the field of veterinary medicine since 2019. Originally from Washington, she attended Front Range Community College where she earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology and is a Registered Veterinary Technician through DORA and CACVT. Bree is Fear Free Certified and enjoys incorporating this philosophy into daily pet care to ensure the comfort and safety of every pet she meets. Bree takes tremendous pride in assisting the community with their animal care needs and looks forward to extending that care to your four-legged pal.
Outside of work, you can find Bree in the mountains with her old dog, Meeko!
Julia is a Maine native and has called Colorado home since 2014. She received her Bachelor's degree in biology from Mount Holyoke College in 2008. She became a credentialed veterinary technician in 2016 and joined Spire that same year. Julia has always had a special place in her heart for furry four-legged friends. At a very early age, Julia shadowed her local veterinarian and observed surgeries performed on her own pets. Julia spent 16 years as an Emergency Medical Technician providing compassionate care to her patients during their time of need. She strives to provide the best veterinary care to her patients and their owners every single day.
When Julia is not scrubbed in to an orthopedic surgery, you can find her at the fire department teaching fire prevention, at the hockey rink cheering for her kiddo, or expanding her whiskey palate with friends.
Kelli grew up in California and moved to Colorado in 2018. In 2020, she decided it was time to make a career change and finally do the thing she loves most: work with animals. Kelli is very passionate about caring for and understanding animals and takes pride in constantly learning more about the animal world.
Outside of work, Kelli and her partner love taking their beagle, Bentley, to different breweries in Northern Colorado. Kelli loves being outside and enjoys hiking, fishing, camping, festivals, and the many other outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer.
Tina was born in Wyoming but has lived most of her life in beautiful Colorado and unequivocally calls it home. She is happily married and blessed with two beautiful daughters and a precious grandson. You can find the family together camping, fishing, dirt biking, snowboarding, and exploring the great outdoors. Their fur babies often tag along: a mini-Aussie, Oliver; a Great Pyrenees, Macy; and an Aussie-Heeler mix, Theodore. Tina developed a love for animals early in life, spending hours with her horses and the surrounding wildlife at her grandparents' ranch in Blue Mesa, Colorado. She attended an ROTC program in Fort Carson and earned an Applied Science degree before life brought her full-circle back to her love for animals. She is honored to be a part of the Spire Canine Orthopedics team and is taking the steps necessary to pursue a lifelong career in the veterinary field.
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