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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 | 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.
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.
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.
Dr. Camp is currently on maternity leave as she welcomed her twins, Eva and Harrison, into the world in January 2023!
Dr. Carly Starnes | Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Starnes grew up in Florida where she spent her childhood swimming, paddling and exploring the Gulf and Atlantic shores of her home state. An early love of marine biology developed into an interest in veterinary medicine after a summer internship at the Florida Aquarium during her undergraduate years.
The University of Florida is where Dr. Starnes earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree where she was recognized at graduation for being the student who showed exceptional sensitivity to the human-animal bond. While her interest in veterinary medicine began with whales and sharks, she soon recognized that she found the most satisfaction in cultivating trusting relationships with clients through long-term care of their beloved pets.
Dr. Starnes has been practicing small animal medicine in the greater Denver area since 2015. She is excited to join the team at Five Parks Animal Hospital where she can continue to pursue her professional interests including soft tissue surgery, dermatology, senior pet care and client education.
Outside of work, you can find her hiking, rock climbing, skiing, cooking or caring for her many houseplants. She shares her home with her favorite hiking partners; two boisterous coonhound mixes named Tucker and Avery.
Stephanie | Certified Veterinary Technician
Inspired by her mother’s passion for rescuing animals, Stephanie began volunteering at local animal shelters as a teenager and fostered animals as a young adult. She set her sights on becoming a veterinary technician and obtained her certification in 2016. She has experience in a variety of aspects of veterinary medicine including small animal general practice, wildlife, and shelter medicine.
After graduation, Stephanie was hired by a general practice in Lone Tree where she diligently worked her way to management. Her interests within the field include laboratory, pharmacology, and parasitology. She even has a parasite collection at home!
Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys indulging in all things warm Colorado weather has to offer. You’ll often find her camping, hiking or paddleboarding. Otherwise, she loves concerts, soccer games or simply spending quality cozy time with her beloved dog named Jack. She recently discovered a love for travel where she has visited various national parks and even traveled abroad for the first time.
Stephanie has always been deeply passionate about animals and is committed to providing the best care for her patients. She was drawn to Five Parks Animal Hospital because of their commitment to a better work environment, dedication to clients and patients as well as their beautiful and well-maintained facility.
Katy | 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.
Lisa | Veterinary Technician
Lisa has worked with animals in many facets throughout veterinary medicine including small animal general practice, shelter medicine and zoology. After earning her bachelor’s degree, Lisa worked with reptiles and amphibians as a zookeeper on the East Coast. Her work as a zookeeper allowed her to travel with several live mobile animal exhibits throughout the United States and Canada. Lisa fell in love with Colorado on one of these trips and set a goal to move to the Midwest so she could eventually call Colorado home.
Lisa has worked as a veterinary technician with companion animals and exotics since 2014. Her areas of special interest include client education, dental prophylaxis, physical rehabilitation, alternative pain management through acupuncture/massage therapy and exotics care. While Lisa loves all animals, she especially loves helping sensitive feline patients feel at home while in a clinic environment.
Outside of the hospital, Lisa enjoys pursuing hobbies such as archery, photography, the great outdoors, bee keeping, assisting with local ecological civilian studies, and spending time with her husband and pets.
Jenna | Certified Veterinary Technician
Jenna grew up in the Appalachian Mountains in beautiful East Tennessee. As a young girl, Jenna had a natural affinity for rescuing kittens, baby bunnies and finding any excuse to pet her neighbor’s horses. As she grew older Jenna began to raise chickens, guinea pigs, kittens, dogs and even adopted her first horse. Her experience with all creatures great and small solidified her passion for animals and set her on the path to veterinary medicine.
In 2016 Jenna earned her Bachelors of Science in Veterinary Medical Technology from Lincoln Memorial University. She has worked at three veterinary hospitals since graduation and was Lead Technician in her former position in Johnson City, Tennessee. Jenna has found great satisfaction in mastering her clinical skills and discovering her passion for surgery, phlebotomy and laboratory diagnostics.
Her move to the greater Denver area in May of 2022 falls in line with her dream of living in the West and experiencing all things Colorado! Jenna’s travel companions included her two dogs, Piper and Phineas, along with her childhood cat, Boaz.
She is grateful to have the opportunity to contribute her skills to a qualified veterinary medical team to ensure animals in her care receive the best treatment.