Craig Hyden, DVM
Years in Practice: 15
Education: Colorado State University
Dr. Hyden graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University in 2000. He has been practicing medicine in the Colorado Springs area for 14 years, with the last ten being here at Crossroads Animal Hospital. Dr. Hyden practices all aspects of veterinary medicine, ranging from neuters and spays to dentals and orthopedics. He is certified in the TightRope procedure, which is the latest technique for ACL repair. Dr. Hyden has also performed over 400 CTs and MRIs on dogs and cats. He does this in concert with the Veterinary Specialty Center in Colorado Springs. As a result, he has developed a close association with the orthopedic and internal medicine specialists.
Dr. Hyden knew from the age of five that he wanted to become a veterinarian when he grew up. He enjoys caring for so many cats and dogs and establishing relationships with their owners. Dr. Hyden has interests beyond keeping these animals healthy. He loves spending time with his three children, kitesurfing, playing tennis, shooting, fast cars, and working on several never-ending home remodeling projects.
Jennifer Rose, DVM
Years in Practice: 6
Education: Tuskegee University
Dr. Rose obtained her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2009 from Tuskegee University in Alabama. Dr. Rose worked in Las Vegas for the past six years and recently decided to move her family to wonderful Colorado Springs and be part of Crossroads Animal Hospital. She has strong interests in helping the community and educating the clients. Her number one priority has always been helping the animals and maintaining strong animal-human bonds. When she is not working, she spends time with her wonderful husband, Nick, and 3-year old twins, Nicholas and Charlotte. She also has quite a full animal house at home with her 8 cats and 5 dogs.
Tina is our Practice Manager, serving the Crossroads family since 2009. She is a native of Colorado Springs and has worked in office management for over 18 years. Her experience in Customer Care supports our goal of maintaining your pet’s good health and happiness.
Tina is passionate about developing and supporting high quality veterinary healthcare . Her compassion and empathy has been a cornerstone to her building trust and relationships with our clients.
When not at work, Tina enjoys spending time with her family, taking care of 4 year old “Bella B”, a Shi Tzu mix, and keeping busy as a Grandma!
Years in Practice: 19
Cindy has been a part of the Crossroads family for over 19 years! She received her Vet Tech degree in Delhi, New York and worked in Fairbanks, Alaska and Utica, New York before moving to Colorado in 1988 with a military transfer. She and her husband have been married for 33 years and have 4 wonderful children. She also has 3 spoiled French Bulldogs. Cindy loves being in the veterinary field and having such a rewarding career, especially working with amazing people and their pets!
Years in Practice: 14
Education: Colorado Mountain College
Nora Beth graduated from Colorado Mountain College in 2000. She moved to Colorado Springs in 2003, where she began her career at Crossroads Animal Hospital. Nora Beth is currently the Head Technician, and she lives in Colorado Springs with her husband, two kids, 3 ducks, one turtle and a Beta.
“I have been lucky enough to have found a career that I love, with a place that I would love to stay at forever.”
Years in Practice: 15
Education: Bel-Rea Animal Technology School
Erin joined Crossroads in July of 2014. She graduated from Bel-Rea Animal Technology School in Denver and has been a Vet Tech for 16 years. Erin has worked in both non-profit organizations and private practice. She lives in Colorado Springs with her 3 kids, 4 cats and 1 dog.
Nicole is our Crossroads Kennel Kid. Nicole contributes to the duties of cleaning, preparing for surgery, and helping our technicians. In addition to her role as a Kennel Kid, Nicole is starting to be a technician’s assistant. She helps technicians with their tasks and periodically assists at the receptionist’s desk. Nicole is also the proud owner of her dog Twix, a Pomeranian. Nicole is currently a student at Palmer High School and will be part of the 2016 graduating class. Nicole is enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Program offered at Palmer High School. On top of working and school, Nicole also participates in Palmer High School’s swimming team as a diver. Nicole hopes to study science in college and eventually join the medical field.
Years in Practice: 3
Leah has been with Crossroads since December of 2011. She first started as a kennel kid to clean the clinic and help where she was needed. Over the next two years, Leah wanted to do more around the clinic and help technicians. For a little over a year now she has been working closely with the nurses and learning how to handle and care for our patients as a full-time technician’s assistant. This fall Leah will attend UCCS and major in biology and chemistry with the possibility of continuing education at CSU Fort Collins to pursue veterinarian work. Leah currently own three dogs: a mastiff, pitbull, and pug. Animals are a big part of her life and she loves seeing all of our client’s pets!
Jessica joined the Crossroads family almost two years ago after she earned her Veterinary Assistant certificate from Pima Medical Institute. She enjoys every moment she is able to care for and interact with both patients and their families. Jessica plans to stay at Crossroads for years to come, and is eager to continue learning and caring for animals each and every day. She loves to spend time with her two step-children (3 and 5 years old), who keep her busy, as well as playing with her two rambunctious pups named Nyna and Lucky.
Kelsie joined Crossroads in February 2015 as a veterinary assistant. She is currently studying to become a veterinary technician at Pima Medical Institute. Animals have always been a huge part of Kelsie’s life: she has two shiba inus, a lab mix and two turtles. She has a passion for all animals, which started when Kelsie was working at the zoo. She was born and raised here in Colorado, and hiking with her pups is one of her favorite activities. She also likes to spend time hunting and shooting with her dad.