Craig Hyden, DVM

Years in Practice: 18
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.

Schuyler Paaymans, DVM

Dr. Schuyler Paaymans graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. Following his dreams of living in the mountains of Colorado, he joined the team at Crossroads Animal Hospital.

Dr. Paaymans has special interests in nutrition, preventative wellness, soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery, microscopy, and exotic animal medicine. He has completed specialty externships in emergency medicine, cardiology, orthopedic surgery, exotic animal medicine, and general practice in hospitals across the country.

At age ten, Dr. Paaymans dreamed of becoming a veterinarian because of the strong bonds formed between pets, owners and veterinarians. He is excited to practice high-quality veterinary medicine and form lasting, positive relationships with every member of the Crossroads family. Emphasizing wellness and preventative medicine, he is dedicated to keeping your pet happy and healthy for as long as possible.

Outside of work, Dr. Paaymans enjoys spending free time hiking, painting, cooking, gardening, and playing with his blue-eyed Siberian Husky “Nova.”


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!


I joined the Crossroads family in November 2017. I have always loved animals of all kinds and I thoroughly enjoy the work I do here. I have learned so much already, and I am excited to further my pursuit of knowledge in the veterinary field. When not at work, I enjoy hiking, reading, and spending time with my husband, two small boys, and our German Shepherd, Marley.