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About the Owners

Co-owners of Five Parks Animal Hospital, Page Mader and Susan Wass, met as professional colleagues at a small animal clinic in Denver. Their passion for organized management, quality veterinary care and excellent customer service united them as colleagues. As co-managers, they became close friends and realized a shared dream of entrepreneurship.  The concept of Five Parks Animal Hospital was born over breakfast, coffee and a coke on a restaurant patio on a sunny winter day.

Susan Wass

Susan Wass | Co-Owner, Hospital Administrator

Susan grew up in the big city of Los Angeles, California and moved to Colorado in 2006. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English from California State University, Long Beach. She also attended University of California, Los Angeles and graduated with a specialized two-year degree in writing for film and television. She was a high school and collegiate volleyball player who played competitively all her life.  

Her passions in life include animals and writing. Susan began her career in veterinary medicine as a receptionist for a 3-doctor small animal practice in Los Angeles. It was there that Susan realized her true passion for animals and the beautiful bond shared between owners and their pets. She discovered she could combine her love for animals and writing through veterinary practice management. Since then Susan has successfully managed two AAHA-accredited hospitals in Los Angeles and Colorado Springs. 

After 22 years of service in a management role she decided to pursue entrepreneurship. Susan moved to Denver in 2019 where she met her now business partner, Dr. Mader. It was their friendship and shared business ideologies that led them to embark on a new business venture together. On her days off, Susan enjoys hiking, yoga, cooking and watching movies with her husband Eric. They share two adult sons and a spoiled 5-year-old orange tabby named Goose.  

Page Mader | Five Park Animal Hospital

Dr. Page Mader | Co-Owner, Veterinarian

Dr. Mader was born and raised in Connecticut but has lived all over the country before landing in Colorado for the second time.  Her path to veterinary medicine may have evolved from an unorthodox route but was more impassioned and compelling than most.  Her previous career in online marketing was stimulating but left a void in self-purpose. Soul searching beyond a traditional career track led her to embrace what has always provided immense satisfaction…a love of animals and concern for their welfare.

She earned the “total package” award for being a remarkable student at Colorado State University where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.  Dr. Mader’s polished client communication skills, thorough approach to medicine and empathetic nature has resulted in a loyal client base wherever she has been employed.  Her love and compassion for animals resonates in every detail of her day-to-day endeavors.    

Practice ownership has provided an opportunity for Dr. Mader to redefine the culture of veterinary medicine.  She strives to create a positive and supportive work environment that focuses on collaboration, exceptional medicine and second-to-none service for beloved clients and patients.  

Outside of the hospital you’ll find Dr. Mader on a hiking trail, at a sporting event or dining out with friends.  She shares her home with a senior gray tabby named Ruby. 

Page Mader | Five Park Animal Hospital
Ellen Camp

Dr. Ellen Camp | Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Camp is originally from Louisville, Kentucky where she first discovered her love for animals watching the beautiful horses at Churchill Downs. However, it wasn’t until she was an undergraduate student in Nashville that she fell in love with veterinary medicine.  

Dr. Camp earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Tennessee where she received excellence awards in small animal surgery, ophthalmology, anesthesia and pain management.  She has practiced small animal medicine in Johnson City, Tennessee as well as Denver, Colorado before joining the team at Five Parks Animal Hospital.  Dr. Camp is passionate about surgery, dentistry, ophthalmology and building relationships with patients and clients alike.   

In her free time, Dr. Camp enjoys hiking, golfing, supporting her husband’s soccer team, trying new restaurants and live music. She became a new mom in 2020 upon the birth of her son Harrison.  She shares her home with her husband Brad.  She loves exploring Colorado with family and friends.  

Katy Carey | Certified Veterinary Technician​

Katy is a true Coloradan as she grew up in the Denver metro area. She enjoys all things the great Colorado outdoors has to offer. In the summer you can find her hiking and camping with her two dogs, Dingo and Lily.  Skiing and snowshoeing are her hobbies of choice during winter months.  She shares her home with her husband Jeff and two four-legged friends.

Like many in the veterinary industry, Katy dreamed of working with animals from a very young age. She decided to pursue a career as a veterinary technician and has never looked back! She graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in December of 2008 with an AAS in veterinary technology. Since then, she has dedicated her professional life to animals and being the best technician she can be.  She has fourteen years’ experience working in clinical practice as a certified veterinary technician.  Four of those years she served as a practice manager.

Experience in the veterinary clinic setting has provided Katy a deep understanding of the human animal bond. She treats every animal and owner with respect, patience, and compassion. Like many in veterinary medicine she found herself experiencing compassion fatigue, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She was searching for a new clinic to call home when she started working relief at Five Parks Animal Hospital.  We are thrilled to announce Katy joined the Five Parks team full time in February 2022.

Katy Carey | Certified Veterinary Technician

Katy is a true Coloradan as she grew up in the Denver metro area. She enjoys all things the great Colorado outdoors has to offer. In the summer you can find her hiking and camping with her two dogs, Dingo and Lily.  Skiing and snowshoeing are her hobbies of choice during winter months.  She shares her home with her husband Jeff and two four-legged friends.

Like many in the veterinary industry, Katy dreamed of working with animals from a very young age. She decided to pursue a career as a veterinary technician and has never looked back! She graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in December of 2008 with an AAS in veterinary technology. Since then, she has dedicated her professional life to animals and being the best technician she can be.  She has fourteen years’ experience working in clinical practice as a certified veterinary technician.  Four of those years she served as a practice manager.

Experience in the veterinary clinic setting has provided Katy a deep understanding of the human animal bond. She treats every animal and owner with respect, patience, and compassion. Like many in veterinary medicine she found herself experiencing compassion fatigue, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She was searching for a new clinic to call home when she started working relief at Five Parks Animal Hospital.  We are thrilled to announce Katy joined the Five Parks team full time in February 2022.