Dr. Tricia M. Hartwig, DVM, CVA Living A Dream:
Since she can remember, Dr. Hartwig wanted to be a veterinarian. Growing up in Iowa, she was always surrounded by family pets. After graduating from Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in May 1994, she worked at Jordan Creek Animal Hospital in West Des Moines for 5 years, then moved to Indiana where she worked in an emergency clinic for 2 years. Caring for animals as well as taking care of clients is what she likes, so, when a client-friend from Iowa moved to Longmont and told her they needed a good veterinarian, she decided to move here in July 2000. Dr. Hartwig has a daughter, 1 dogs, 2 cats, and a horse. She loves to ride her horse and do outdoor activities with her daughter and their dogs. Her philosophy of life and work are based around the same premise, “You get out of situations what you put into them.”
Benjamin was born in El Paso TX, and grew up in Colorado. He always spent his childhood summers in Mexico at his dad’s ranch. Horses, cattle, sheep, pigs and pretty much every farm animal was part of daily life. Ever since he can remember he always had a love for animals and loved being around them. An opportunity came along to attend Pima Medical Institute and join their veterinary assistant program which Benjamin jumped at. Now he is making one of his dreams come true, working with our furry friends.