Dr Marla Schwent is almost an official Colorado native after having grown up in Colorado Springs and has been in northern Colorado since 1991. She  received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1996. She has been interested in taking care of animals since she was a young girl. In the clinic is proudly displayed a school assignment from third grade that will verify her passion and love for helping animals.  She worked for a few other practices before finally fulfilling her lifelong dream of owning a veterinary practice. She’s enthusiatic about becoming an involved and dynamic member of the Greeley community. When she is not at work she is spending time with her two kids and husband. She also has four furry family members who they camp, hike and bike with. She enjoys riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle when the weather is nice and skiiing and snow shoeing when it’s not so nice.


Dr. Jillian Adler

Dr. Adler grew up in Estes Park and graduated from Colorado State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science in 2002, and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2006.  She completed an internship in Equine Medicine and Surgery following graduation, and practiced equine and mixed animal medicine for eleven years.  She joined the team at Highland Hills in 2015.  Dr. Adler lives with her husband and three kids with their menagerie of animals.  She enjoys watching her kids from the bleachers (usually baseball!!) and riding her horses every chance she gets.



Head Technician(RVT)

A Colorado native, born in Denver and grew up in Fort Collins. She received an associates degree from Bel-Rea in Denver, CO.  She worked as a certified technician in northern Colorado for several years, then moved to Mississippi and worked as a technician there. She has worked at Highland Hills Pet hospital since 2011, currently lives in Severance with her husband and 3 dogs. She enjoys camping and hiking with her dogs and spending time with her  grandson who lives in Fort Collins.


Technician (CVT)

Michele is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii and has been a Colorado resident since 1992. Having a life-long love for animals, she has had the opportunity to work with everything from exotic birds and reptiles to dairy cattle. Her experiences working for the Humane Society of Seattle and Greyhounds as Pets in Colorado Springs inspired her to pursue a career as a veterinary technician. She earned an Associate of Applied Science degree at Front Range Community College and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2007. Michele enjoys volunteering at Hearts and Horses with her daughter, outdoor activities, and traveling. Their pets include a dog named Isabel, three cats – Spotty, Ruby, and Meg, and 5 snakes.



Cyndi is originally from Greeley, Colorado.  She is a foster for Colorado Pug Rescue, and has provided love and care for countless pugs until they found their forever homes. Cyndi enjoys running with her English Setter Toliver and tries to get several half-marathons run in a summer. Cyndi also has several cats, and fish.  Cyndi has been working in the veterinary field for many years and enjoys caring for all our patients and their pet parents.