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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 two senior pets including a Rhodesian Ridgeback/Boxer mix named Grace and a 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.
Kerry Kohler | Lead Certified Veterinary Technician
Kerry was born and raised a Cyclone fan in Ames, Iowa. She originally started working towards a nursing degree. However, after volunteering with a local animal rescue she realized her true passion was caring for a different species!
She moved to Colorado in 2011 to follow her dream of living near the Rockies. Kerry attended Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology where she graduated with honors. She is the “superhero” of technicians; there is no task she can’t perform. Kerry is devoted to providing compassionate and professional care to patients and their pet parents.
On the weekends, you’ll often find Kerry outdoors either hiking or camping. She enjoys Colorado music, breweries and spending time with her husband. She loves to spoil her two rescue dogs and several backyard chickens.
Beatrice Montoya | Office Manager
Beatrice (Bea) was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California and moved to Arvada, Colorado in 1998. Her path to veterinary medicine includes a Veterinary Assistant certificate from Pima Medical Institute and a robust, seventeen-year career in veterinary medicine.
Bea has served the veterinary community in multiple roles from Lead Receptionist to Veterinary Technician. Her special talent is an amazing ability to draw blood on temperamental cats! She is our resident cat whisperer. After such a long and distinguished career in the veterinary field, Bea has earned the respected title of Office Manager at Five Parks Animal Hospital. When she isn’t busy helping our amazing clients and their fur babies, she enjoys listening to music and going to concerts with her husband Erik. Bea also loves spending time with her two sons Nathaniel and Noah. On her days off, she enjoys watching shows and snuggling with her dogs Chino Russell, Iggy Pup, Santana and Petal.