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Meet Our Team

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

Dr. Kevin McAbee

DVM, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences DACVS, Board-Certified Surgeon
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.


Registered Veterinary Technician

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. 


Lead Customer Service Representative

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. 


Registered Veterinary Technician

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