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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.

Dr Craig Hyden
Dr. Hildebrandt, DVM
Dr. Kailey Hildebrandt was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky. She has always had a strong love for animals and has wanted to pursue veterinary medicine for as long as she can remember. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and competed in Division I gymnastics. Dr. Hildebrandt attended and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2024. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery and preventative medicine. Outside of work, Dr. Hildebrandt loves to be outside in nature. She enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and working out with her husband. She has an Australian Shepherd named Bear who loves to be a part of all their adventures!

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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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

Sarah, Practice Manager
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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.

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Missy, Receptionist

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Our Veterinary Assistants

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.