Meet Our Team


Your pet’s health is our priority: an experienced team, advanced care, and a loving approach. Join us for a happier, healthier pet journey.

Our Doctor Team

Dr. Jared Rutman
Dr. Rutman, DVM

Dr. Jared Rutman has always known he would become a veterinarian. From a very young age, he always had a soft spot for animals, especially those who needed a little extra love and rehabilitation. Dr. Rutman received his Bachelor’s in Biology and French Studies from Brigham Young University and then went on to attend Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine for vet school. While he enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, Dr. Rutman particularly enjoys diagnostic imaging and surgery.

When he is not caring for animals, Dr. Rutman enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and three wonderful children, especially when they are exploring the great outdoors. He also enjoys traveling, discovering new cultures and languages, and landscape photography. At home, Dr. Rutman has two cats, Denver and Calvin.

Dr Craig Hyden
Dr. Hyden, DVM

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 20 years, with the last 18 being here at Crossroads Animal Hospital. Dr. Hyden practices all aspects of veterinary medicine, ranging from neuters and spays to dental and orthopedics. He is certified in the TightRope procedure, the latest ACL repair technique. 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 orthopedic and internal medicine specialists.

Dr. Hyden knew from age 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.

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Dr. Casmer, DVM

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Our Veterinary Technicians

Katelyn, LEAD CVT

Katelyn Started at Crossroads Animal Hospital in January 2020. She received her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2015 from Pima Medical Institute. Katelyn loves all aspects of her job and getting to spend her days with animals, but she has a special passion for surgery and dentistry.

When she isn’t at work, she is enjoying time at home with her husband, son, and three rescue dogs. Katelyn’s favorite things to do in her free time are cross stitching, crocheting, playing video games, and family game nights.

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Bailey, CVT

Bailey has been working at Crossroads since December 2020. She started as a Veterinary Assistant but graduated from PIMA Medical Institute as a Veterinary Technician in April 2022. Later, in July of 2022, she took the Veterinary Technician National Exam to become certified.

Bailey says the things she finds most rewarding about her job are client education and end-of-life care.

Bailey spends the rest of her time catching up on her favorite shows/movies and working on whatever new random project she started. Bailey’s furry (and not so furry family) includes her cat “Twinkie,” four senior dachshunds, and three geckos.

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Colby, VT

Colby started as an intern at Crossroads Animal Hospital in 2021. Colby received his Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology at the Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology. Some of Colby’s favorite parts of his day-to-day routine are forming relationships with not only his patients but his clients and also seeing the difference he and his team make with their furry friends. Colby also has a strong, driven passion for surgery.

When not living the dream, Colby loves to relax at home with his Fiancé, Angel, and their three cats, dog, guinea pig, bearded dragon, and betta fish. He also loves to spend his time watching any movie by Judd Apatow, playing video games, and getting told he looks like the rapper, Logic. Colby looks forward to seeing you and your little friends at the clinic!

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Sam, CVT

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Miranda, CVT

Miranda has been part of the Crossroads team since July 2021. She graduated with her Associate of Science Degree in 2015 and her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2021. She enjoys all parts of her job but particularly loves dentistry and lab work.

When she’s not at Crossroads, Miranda enjoys reading, art, and being with her family. She spends her time with her partner, who is also a vet tech, and her two dogs and three hamsters.

Our Manager

Tina, Practice Manager

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 20 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 have been a cornerstone to her building trust and relationships with our clients. Tina was originally a client at Crossroads, as well as her parents, and now her children bring in their furry families too.

When not at work, Tina enjoys spending time with her family, caring for her grandkids, and enjoying evenings relaxing on the deck, soaking up the beautiful views.

Our Administrative Team

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Liana, Office Team

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Bradley, Receptionist

Brad has been working at Crossroads since May 2021. While this is his first job in the veterinary field, he has always loved animals and wanted to help them.

Brad says that his favorite things about working at Crossroads are helping new pet owners as well as client education. Outside of work, Brad loves to watch movies, play games, and work on computers. His pet family includes three geckos, a snake, and a cat.

Our Veterinary Assistants

Ivan, VA

Ivan moved to Colorado back in 2010 and has lived here ever since. He attended PIMA in 2020 and started working at Crossroads in April 2021. He has a dog named Radar and a cat named Sy. Ivan volunteers at a local animal shelter on the weekends and enjoys reading books on rainy days.

Colby Brooks - VA
Colby, VA

Colby is a veterinary assistant who grew up in Tampa, Florida, and moved to Colorado Springs in July 2021 with her cat, Crow. She’s worked in vet med for 2.5 years and has been part of the Crossroads family since December 2022. Her favorite part of the job is assisting in surgeries and constantly learning new things.

In her free time, Colby loves quad skating at the skatepark, spending time outdoors, making art, and hanging out with her friends.

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Sabrina, VA

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Skylar, VA

Skylar takes pride in her ability to help take care of all kinds of amazing family pets. She began her animal medicine journey at Pima Medical Institute, and shortly after graduation, she started working at Crossroads Animal Hospital. Skylar fell in love with the staff members and the animals at Crossroads.

When she’s not in the clinic, she can often be found in the mountains, as she is an outdoor enthusiast. Skylar has two fur babies, Zeus and Lilly, who are the most amazing companions she could ask for. She looks forward to meeting all the new clients and patients at Crossroads Animal Hospital.

Sarah, VA

Sarah recently graduated from Pima Medical Institute’s veterinary assistant program in the spring of 2023 and has plans to further her education to become an RVT. She has a genuine love for each and every animal that walks into the clinic, and she prides herself on offering authentic care to all of them. Sarah has a beautiful 8-year-old cat named Vegas, who holds a very special place in her heart.