Dr. Kristy Kreutzer
Dr. Kreutzer was born and raised in Colorado. As a young girl, she always loved animals and generally had a menagerie of animals at home. She grew up riding horses and was a dedicated member of the Westernaires precision drill horse riding organization throughout her childhood. Kristy was the first member of her extended family to go to college, and she was drawn to the medical field. Early in college, she owned a puppy that ended up having a developmental malformation and unfortunately had to be euthanized. It was this challenging event in her life that caused her to realize her calling was in veterinary medicine.
Kristy received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Colorado at Denver in 2004 and was accepted into the veterinary program at Colorado State University in 2005. She received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from CSU in 2009, graduating with honors. Thereafter, Dr. Kreutzer has spent her entire veterinary career practicing small animal medicine in the front range of Colorado.
Dr. Kreutzer and her husband decided to start a small animal practice due to the fact that a large number of private practices in the industry are being converted to corporate entities. Practice ownership allows her to focus on providing customized care to meet the needs of each and every patient and their family.
Dr. Kreutzer’s professional interests include ophthalmology, internal medicine including ultrasound, and end of life care. Her personal hobbies include reading, and travel. Dr. Kreutzer lives in Arvada with her husband Cory and two children, Mason and Hazel. They have three crazy dogs, an old Boston Terrier named Oliver, a sweet Goldendoodle named Darla and a spunky Boston Terrier puppy named Kermit.
Chrissy has been working as a technician in the veterinary field for 12 years. Chrissy likes managing surgical patients and she is also great at managing inventory. In her free time she likes working on cars and loves music and going to concerts. She is a big fan of Jeeps and likes to take them off roading. Chrissy is a big fan of the Parson’s Russel Terriers (formerly known as Jack Russel Terrier) and has a rambunctious Parson’s Russel Terrier puppy named Petey who keeps her very busy. She also has two birds and two cats at home.
Kristyn is our client care representative. She is originally from Indiana but wanted to move to Colorado for our sunny days and the climate. She has been working in the vet industry since 2016. Kristyn loves kittens and got her first cat, Violin, at the age of 4. Now she has two cats, Todd and Meeko. In her free time Kristyn enjoys video games, rockhounding and gardening.
Client Care Representative
Dr. Cherilyn Sackal
Dr. Cherilyn Sackal was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Inspired by the West, Dr. Sackal transplanted herself to Colorado State University to complete her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Feeling truly at home in Colorado, she remained in Fort Collins working as a veterinary technician at the local animal shelter. Dr. Sackal knew from a very young age she wanted to be a veterinarian and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Colorado State University in 2012. Since graduation she then went on to work as a small animal and exotics veterinarian in the southwest for a few years. Dr. Sackal returned to the Front Range in 2016 to be closer to family and is excited to be working alongside Dr. Kreutzer at Sunshine Animal Hospital since April 2021. Dr. Sackal’s professional interests are small & exotic animal medicine, surgery, dentistry, and preventative medicine. She believes in individualized care and working toward complete health. She lives in Boulder with her husband, French Bulldog, rabbits, two cats, parakeets, and Zebra Finches. In her free time, she enjoys the freedom of the backcountry trails by self-powered locomotion with trail running and backcountry skiing as her primary interests. She also enjoys CrossFit and gardening.
Tammy is a native Coloradoan who grew up on a 1,000 head cattle ranch north east of Denver. After leaving the country life, she missed her animals and decided to become a Veterinary Technician. She has never looked back and is in her 32nd year in the profession. Tammy and her husband, Dwight have 3 grown children (making them empty nesters) and a 12 year-old grandson. Tammy enjoys bike riding, watching her grandson play soccer and basketball, crocheting and cheering her favorite basketball (Nuggets) and hockey (Avalanche) teams as well as spending time with her fur-babies, 2 dogs (Makala and Khaleesi) and a cat (Missi).
Val was born and raised in New York. She developed a deep passion for animals that started as young as she can remember, always bringing home stray animals or injured wildlife. After volunteering at multiple humane societies and animal shelters growing up she decided to pursue a career in animal nursing. After spending most of her life in the busy city she decided to move to the blue bird skies of Colorado to continue caring for animals while enjoying all the beautiful nature this state has to offer. Val has been a veterinary technician for 6 years and has experience working in 24/7 emergency hospitals, busy Manhattan veterinary clinics and now in sunny Superior. Patient care and comfortability is what is most important to her and making sure all patients feel safe, comfortable, and receive the care that they need. In her spare time she loves camping, hiking, and traveling for live music. When she isn’t busy outdoors, she’s at home loving her Pomsky No Face, Senior Chihuahua Jane, Cat Spooky and Sphynx Kitten Mew.