Meet Our Team!
Get to know our team!
Dr. Monique Weldon
Dr. Monique Weldon has always been very passionate about animals and decided in high school to pursue a degree in Veterinary Medicine. She earned her degree in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2003. After graduating, Dr. Weldon went into general practice for seven years before starting her own veterinary hospital from the ground up. Providing high quality medicine and personalized medicine has always been her goal. Loving Family Animal since went on to become AAHA accredited within 10months of opening and earning the distinguished award of AAHA Hospital of the year in 2017. While being sole owner of Loving Family Animal Hospital, Dr. Weldon also started the Animal Dental Clinic and ran both hospitals. Dr. Weldon has focused heavily in training and Continuing Education in the dental field for the last 19yrs. She has a passion for dentistry and oral surgery.
Dr. Weldon has since retired from general practice and is a Veterinary Dental Practioner providing affordable, high-quality dentistry to dogs and cats in Colorado. She believes dental care should be part of regular wellness care. Dr. Weldon also helps many local animal rescues by providing high quality dentistry prior to adoption. She is constantly helping students with clinic rotations and internships to learn more on dentistry and anesthesia at her facility. Continuing education is huge for her and her staff and providing opportunity to grow is so important for the team.
Dr. Weldon is a Colorado native. She currently lives with her two rescue dogs, Paige and Avalanche. When she is not caring for your pets, she is busy singing, playing with her kids, bowling, watching the Broncos or Rockies, camping/hiking, and spending as much time with family that she can.
Dr. Parisa Kariminejad
Dr. Parisa Kariminejad is the newest member of the Animal Dental Clinic family! She is a 2022 DVM graduate from CSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She was accepted into the MBA/DVM dual degree program in 2017 and received her MBA in 2019 while working on her doctorate degree. Dr. Kariminejad was raised in Aurora, CO, and has worked as a Veterinary Assistant at our sister hospital, Loving Family, since 2016. Following in the footsteps of her mentors at CSU and Dr. Weldon, she has become passionate about dentistry and even became the president of the CSU Dental Club during vet school. She is eager to provide great dental care for your dogs and cats and to help design a preventative care plan for their oral health. When she is not loving on her patients at the clinic, she is spending time with her Min Pin, Asal, and her cat, Fergi.
Dr. Shannon Murphy
Dr. Shannon Murphy earned her DVM from Colorado State University. She enjoys soft tissue surgery and dentistry. Nothing is more exhilarating to her than restoring a patient’s oral health and comfort! Dr. Murphy prides herself on her thoroughness – in examination of her patients, discussions with their owners, and in performing a surgery.
When not caring for pets, Dr. Murphy stays busy bouldering, doing yoga, painting, birding, PC gaming, building gaming PCs for friends and family, costuming/cosplay, going to escape rooms, watching films, and roller-blading. Her and her husband have an AKC Greyhound named Eomer, who they’ve had since he was 3 months old. A fun fact about Dr. Murphy is that she is a Black Belt in Tat Wong Kung Fu!
Manager and Certified Veterinary Technician
Nicole was born in California but has lived in Colorado for most of her life. She received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Colorado in 2016 and then went on to graduate from Colorado Community College in 2018 where she received an Associates in Veterinary Technology. She has worked in general practice for 3 ½ years and enjoyed it very much. During her time in general practice, she discovered a passion for dentistry and how important it is for the overall health of animals. She is excited to join Dr. Weldon in managing an amazing clinic and provide animals with exceptional dental care. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as cuddling her dog, Rio and her cat, Mooshy.
Natalie is a California native. She moved to Colorado 3 years ago and loves it more and more every day! For as long as she can remember, Natalie has always been extremely passionate about wanting to help animals. She is so grateful that she gets to spend time educating owners and helping their fur babies. In her free time, Natalie loves taking her doggie, Sadie, to the park, playing fetch, going on hikes, and exploring Colorado. Natalie is so excited to meet you and your fur babies.
Andy is a Colorado Native and loves animals with all his heart. Andy has been working at Animal Dental Clinic for the past three years. He is responsible for keeping all the pets safe under anesthesia during their dental procedure. Andy has 3 wonderful dogs of his own and considers every pet that comes through the clinic a part of his family. He can’t wait to meet your beautiful pet and give them all the love and attention they deserve!
In 2015, I made a big change in my life by moving from Maryland to Colorado. A few years later I decided to start school to be a veterinary technician at the Community College of Denver. In 2020, I ended up doing my internship at The Animal Dental Clinic and loved it so much that I got hired the following year. Anesthesia and Dentistry soon became two of my favorite subjects. I strive to learn something each day so that I can improve my skills and help provide the best dental care to our patients and clients. I love seeing all our patients, but cats hold a special place in my heart. When not working I relax by listening to K-pop, watching anime, dancing, reading webtoons, and traveling.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Erin is a Colorado native. She was born in Aurora and grew up in Park Hill. Erin has two amazing kids, Taylor and Brady, and currently has 3 dogs: a Miniature Australian Shepherd (Kansas), a Toy Australian Shepherd (Camo), and a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier (Duffy). Erin also has 2 horses, Bob the Bay and Smokey the Gray.
Erin has always wanted to help animals. She graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in December 2017. Erin loves everything that dentistry has to offer, and she is excited to start focusing on that part of the veterinary world.
When not working, Erin loves to ride horses, go camping, hike, spend time with family, dance, explore new places, hang out in the small mountain towns, and travel.
Sue was born in the great state of Virginia, grew up in Texas and owned her own business in California.
She decided late in life to change her career track and devote her life to helping animals. Two years of vet tech school led her to her dream and has spent 14 years working with Dr. Weldon in the animal care field. She is very excited about following her to her new dental practice and helping clients learn what an important role dental care plays in the health of their pets.
She enjoys reading, spending lots of time with her 2 grandkids, her husband Ross and Emma her beautiful Great Pyrenees English Setter mix.