Meet the Team

Dr. Joan Primeau
Owner, DVM

Dr. Joan Primeau is the proud owner of A Pet’s Place Animal Hospital. She grew up in Greenville South Carolina and obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia. A friend suggested she work a ski season in Vail and she’s been in Colorado since! She obtained her veterinary technician degree from Colorado Mountain College and worked as a certified veterinary technician for eight years before pursuing vet school. She graduated from Colorado State University in 2000. Joan purchased the practice in 2008 and then relocated to a new facility in 2013. She enjoys the relationships that she establishes with her patients and their people. Her goal is to provide excellent veterinary care while offering workable treatment solutions. She loves acupuncture and alternative care, geriatric medicine and surgery. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two sons – doing hot yoga, skiing, mountain biking and watching soccer. She has two awesome dogs Chip and Stewart, a feisty cat Mitzi, fish, and a frog.

Dr Jennifer Pennington

Dr. Jennifer Pennington grew up overseas, spending the largest amount of time in Malaysia. She pursued her education at UC Davis in California, where she graduated with honors for both her animal science and veterinary degrees. She finished her internship in Colorado in 1999 and knew then that she wanted Colorado to be her home. After living in Colorado on and off for 12 years, Jenn and her family settled in Longmont where they fulfilled their dream to have a couple of acres for their two boys and many animals to enjoy. Jenn loved reading James Herriot stories growing up, and strives to have that same personal relationship that allows her to know the individual personalities of all her patients. She has special interests in internal medicine, behavior, and senior care. Outside of work, she enjoys woodworking, mountain biking, and spending time at the barn supporting her son’s passion for riding horses.

Certified Veterinary Technician

Suzanne graduated from Front Range Community College in 2014 with an Associates’s Degree in Veterinary Technology and is a member of the Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians. She is also a massage therapist with over 15 years of experience in the field. She grew up in Canada but moved out to Colorado 20 years ago to check out a Buddhist retreat center. She lives in Lyons with her sweet McNab Collie mix, Tashi. She recently became a certified open water diver and has had underwater adventures in Hawaii and Mexico. She enjoys hiking with Tashi and hot yoga.

Veterinary Technician

Kerry graduated from the Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology. She has worked at A Pet’s Place Animal hospital since 2005. She brings a vast amount of expertise and compassion for the animals she cares for. In addition to working with animals, she also enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, bicyling and playing bluegrass music.

Veterinary Assistant

Destani is a Colorado native, growing up in Loveland her entire life. Ever since she was a kid she has had a huge passion and love for all animals and being able to care for them. Before working as a Veterinary Assistant, she worked at a boarding and daycare facility where she spent her time caring for many different dogs and cats.

She is currently going to Front Range Community College and is working to get an Associates’ Degree in Veterinary Technology, specifically so she can work with exotic animals. She owns a nutty, but a sweet cat named Bellatrix who takes up most of her free time. When she’s not playing with Bell she enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, snowboarding, and many other outdoor activities.

Veterinary Assistant

Aubrey was born in Fairfield, California and moved to Colorado with her family when she was 4 years old. She has called Colorado home ever since. From a very young age Aubrey knew that she wanted to work in the veterinary field. She has always had a passion for working with a multitude of different animals and a great curiosity for the scientific aspect of it. She started her career in the veterinary field as a client services representative. From there, she began training as an assistant, always striving to learn more.

Aubrey hopes to return to school soon and pursue her degree to become a certified veterinary technician so she can delve even deeper into this field and work even closer with animals. In her spare time Aubrey enjoys being outdoors in this amazing state. Hiking, fishing, camping and photography are some of her favorite things to do. She also likes being at home with her husband Robert, watching movies, and gaming. She currently has a small zoo consisting of two Dachshund mixes named Pirate and Bella, a deaf pitbull mix named Val, a skinny pig and a hermit crab.


Amanda was born and raised in Colorado. Between her Significant Other and herself they have 3 children and 4 dogs, Leelou, Styx, Noreo & Jasmine. She also has a bearded dragon named Unsub. They often go hiking and camping together as a family, and also enjoy staying at home and playing board games together. In her down time Amanda enjoys reading books and watching movies that are based on a true story.


Tracy was born and raised in the Bay Area of California, where she would spend every summer working on her uncle’s horse ranch up north in Napa Valley. There she would tend to the horse foals, cattle dog puppies, and the barn cat kittens. However, it was her grandfather who taught her how to really understand and interact with dogs and cats, as he always had 3 or 4 of them that followed him wherever he went. It was under his tutelage that she first knew she wanted a career in animal care. Some years later, she, her husband, and senior kitty left California, moved to Longmont, and raised a family, teaching her children how to love and care for animals as she was taught. Currently, Tracy’s family also includes one dog, two cats, four snakes, and a school of Koi Fish in her backyard pond. She works with different cat rescue organizations and promotes education for reducing feral cat populations through these programs. In her spare time, Tracy enjoys gardening, sewing, cooking, reading, and writing.