Our Veterinary Dentistry Team

Meet Dr. Don Beebe, DVM, Diplomate AVDC

Dr. Don Beebe is a 1993 graduate of the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. During his first ten years in general practice he developed a genuine passion for dentistry. In 2003, Dr. Beebe left general practice to pursue a specialty residency in Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During his residency, he acquired expertise in a wide range of advanced dental and oral surgical techniques. He also gained proficiency in teaching students, veterinarians, technicians, and the general public about veterinary dentistry. Following completion of his residency, he sat for and successfully passed the three-day national board certification examination, earning the prestigious title of Diplomat of the American Veterinary Dental CollegeTM.

Lauren Richman, DVM, Practice Limited to Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery

A native of Denver, Dr. Richman proudly represents her roots as an alumna of the University of Denver. Her journey into veterinary medicine began at Denver’s own Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital, a non-profit dedicated to low- and fixed-income pet owners in the metro area. She earned her veterinary degree at St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine, followed by a rigorous year-long internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital.

With diverse experience spanning more than a decade, Dr. Richman honed her skills in emergency medicine and general practice. Yet, the intricate world of veterinary dentistry and oral surgery truly captivated her heart during that time. This passion led her to Apex, where she has completed a demanding three-year residency program under the guidance of the American Veterinary Dental College™. She firmly believes that the health of an animal’s mouth is integral to its overall well-being, and this conviction has been the driving force behind her dedication over the last ten years.

When the white coat comes off, Dr. Richman cherishes her moments with her family. Together with her husband and son, they revel in the companionship of their beloved dog, Fennel, and their creatively named (by the toddler) pet Axolotl, ‘Axolotl.’ A lover of nature and the great outdoors, Dr. Richman and her family frequently embark on road biking expeditions, ski escapades, and travel adventures, always eager to explore the beauty the world has to offer.

Eric Song, DVM, Practice Limited to Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery

Dr. Song has completed his AVDC dentistry residency and passed phase 1 of his boards exam. Dr. Song was proudly raised in Austin, Texas. His passions for veterinary medicine and climbing led him to the Rocky Mountains where he received both his Bachelor of Science degree and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University. In addition to veterinary medicine, Dr. Song is a sport climber with many projects around the Front Range. He spends many of his weekends at Shelf Road and Devils Head climbing with his wife on the beautiful limestone and granite walls. Dr. Song’s wife is also a veterinarian who is a traveling relief doctor. They adore their two senior dogs, Mulan and Roxy, and their spicy kitten, Astro. Dr. Song loves dogs and cats of all shapes and sizes and particularly adores Miniature Schnauzers.

Carly Poor, DVM, Practice Limited to Dentistry and Oral Surgery

Dr. Poor grew up in Florida where she spent her childhood 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. Dr. Poor went on to attend the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine where she was recognized at graduation for being the student who showed exceptional sensitivity to the human-animal bond. While her interests in veterinary medicine began with whales and sharks, she soon recognized that she found great satisfaction in cultivating trusting relationships with clients through the care of their beloved pets.

After vet school, Dr. Poor was drawn to Colorado for the outdoor lifestyle and worked in small animal general practice in the Denver area for 8 years. Her professional interests include dentistry, surgery, senior pet care, and client education. She is excited to take on a new challenge, pursuing a 3 year residency in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery with Apex.

Outside of work, you can find her hiking, rock climbing, skiing, playing pickleball, cooking, or caring for her many houseplants. She shares her home with her partner and two boisterous coonhound mixes named Tucker and Avery.

Brittany, RVT, Practice Manager

Originally from Nebraska, Brittany moved to Colorado in 2011 to pursue her passion for animals and attended The Bel Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology. Brittany started her career in general practice where she discovered her great appreciation for veterinary dentistry. As practice manager, Brittany strives to provide specialized patient care and excellent customer service. In her free time you will find her tending to her numerous house plants and enjoying everything Colorado has to offer with her husband and son – from seeing live music to hiking with their Samoyed/Husky, Bindi.

Holly, RVT, VTS (dentistry)

We are lucky to have Holly on our team! She brings a great enthusiasm to learn and is always striving to keep our patients comfortable and safe. Holly graduated from Community College of Denver in 2012 and also holds two Bachelor of Science degrees. One of Holly’s passions when not with us at Apex is to commit herself to non-profit work. She makes monthly trips to the Four Corners area to volunteer on spay/neuter teams.

Donna, RVT

Donna comes to us with extensive experience in both animal care and management. She is an important part of the team because she is always available to lend an ear and spend time helping clients with their four-legged friends. When not at Apex, Donna is likely spending time caring for her numerous animals at her little “farm” including horses, mules, goats, dogs, cats, and chickens.

Brenna, RVT

Originally from Longmont, Brenna moved back to Colorado in 2020 from the Bluegrass State of Kentucky. She earned her Veterinary Technology degree from Murray State University in 2018. During her years in general practice, Brenna discovered her passion for animal dentistry. She strives to provide the best patient care to all of the animals she works with as well as making them feel safe and comfortable. Outside of work Brenna enjoys hiking with her Huskies, taking care of her many plants, reading a good book, and exploring all of Colorado.

Shannon, RVT

Shannon graduated in Spring of 2022 from CCD’s pilot apprenticeship program in Veterinary Technology, developing passion for top notch veterinary nursing standards at a small animal general practice. Shannon enthusiastically joined the Apex Dentistry team in September 2022 where Shannon has continued to cultivate dual passions for excellent anesthesia protocols and dentistry practices. Outside of the day job Shannon enjoys reading, cooking, creating and backpacking. Shannon has the pleasure of living with two wonderful feline roommates, Quattro and Gizmo.

Jane, RVT

Originally from Lawrence, Kansas Jane relocated to Denver in 2013. After graduating from Community College of Denver in 2018 with a degree in applied science, Jane decided to work in veterinary general practice until finding her strengths in dentistry. She finds dentistry rewarding and exciting and has a passion for patient care. In her spare time, Jane enjoys seeing live music, gardening, cooking and most importantly, spending time with her dog, Samson.

Melissa, RVT

Maritza, Technician Assistant

Maritza is a technian assistant who discovered her passion working with animals straight out of high school in 2019. Currently attending Arapahoe Community College, she hopes to further her career tending to domestic animals and wildlife wit h a degree in Biology. In her free time, she likes to watch movies, read, and spend time with her four fur babies Chacho, Rex, Lilo and Nala.

Kate, Technician Assistant

Kate is a Denver area native and a passionate advocate for animal dental health. She began her veterinary career in 2017 by volunteering with a nonprofit spay and neuter clinic for cats, and she also worked as a relief assistant for a variety of veterinary hospitals before joining the Apex team in 2022. She is extra enthusiastic about our feline friends, and strives to ensure that every cat feels safe and comfortable in the veterinary setting. In her off time, Kate loves to visit national parks and go on birding trips. She lives with her two cats, her chiweenie, and the occasional foster kitten.

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