Ed Fuller, D.V.M.
Dr. Fuller is the founder of Pet Menders Animal Hospital, established in South Boulder in 1993. He was born in Coral Gables, Florida in 1959 but his parents moved to Littleton, Colorado when he was 3 so he doesn’t remember much about the sunny beach life in Florida!
He began his undergraduate education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas on a swimming scholarship, and graduated from SMU in 1981 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology. After graduating from Colorado State University in 1986 with his Veterinary Medicine and Surgery degree, he began practicing veterinary medicine in the wilds of South Dakota. He moved his family back to Colorado in the late 1980’s.
Ed and his wife, Jane have 3 adult married children and two dogs, Gracie and Bella. They are entering into the grandchildren stage of life, which is a reminder that parenting is for the younger generation. They are both involved in their church, mentoring those who desire to serve the Lord Jesus Christ.
Dr. Fuller is licensed to practice veterinary medicine, dentistry, and surgery and received advanced post-graduate training in surgery, ultrasound, acupuncture and laparoscopy. He is a current member of AVMA, CVMA, LPVMS and VSLS.
Todd Russell, D.V.M.
Dr. Russell purchased Pet Menders in 2019, having previously been an associate veterinarian since 2003. He hails from Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Born and raised in this quaint, small, college town, he enjoyed moderate success during his parochial years with his most productive years coming during his sophomore and senior campaigns. Todd went on to do his undergraduate work at Michigan State University, obtaining a Zoology degree with honors in a mere four years. He decided his Spartan years were not behind him and continued on to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University, graduating with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2001.
At that time, Dr. Russell decided to leave the great state of Michigan and move to Colorado to start his professional career. Initially starting in the Thornton area for his first few years, Dr. Russell has found a home and settled into the Pet Menders family.
Personally, Todd enjoys a variety of activities, most involving chasing a ball around a field, court, or perhaps even a parking lot (much like our canine friends). Todd also enjoys passing time watching his beloved Michigan sports teams—Spartans, Red Wings, Tigers and Lions.
Todd resides in Firestone where he raises his daughter, Berkleigh, a future aspiring Veterinarian and his son, Maverick, a future aspiring Maverick. The glue that holds it all together is a 5-year-old mutt named Saylor.
Carla Mack, D.V.M.
Dr. Mack has been working at Pet Menders since fall of 2021. Born and raised in Colorado, her love for animals was ingrained in her from an early age and she dreamed of being a vet since she was 5 years old.
She attended Colorado State University for her undergraduate and veterinary school. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. After graduation she practiced in Norfolk, Virginia while her husband was in the Service. She and her family moved back to Colorado to stay in 2018.
Dr. Mack’s house is a bustling zoo with 2 dogs and 3 cats- each with their own unique personalities. Her fellow ‘zookeepers’ are her husband and 2 children. When she is not in the clinic, you will find her engaged in various activities with her children, fostering their curiosity and love of animals.
Eleanor Cordi, RVT
In May of 2011, Eleanor graduated from the Community College of Denver with an Associates Degree of Applied Sciences in Veterinary Technology. She started her full time employment with Pet Menders in June of 2011.
Eleanor is originally from Baltimore, MD. She received her B.A. in History from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. In 2001, she moved to New York City where she worked in non-fiction television production for eight years.
Eleanor lives in Longmont with her husband, Matt, son, Gus, and their black DSH cat named “Tim Riggins.”
Amethyst Johannes, RVT
Amethyst is a Colorado native who received an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from the Community College of Denver in 2017. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in History and English Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
She is very passionate about animal rescue and cats, and she shares her home with six feline companions: Arthur, Victor, Demetrius, Rosebud, Pascal and Diana. Amethyst is an artist by trade and dabbles in both human and animal portraiture as well as helping out with the family jewelry business. She also enjoys reading, writing, knitting and cooking in her spare time.
Arielle Holloway, Veterinary Assistant
Originally from a small fishing town in Florida, Arielle has lived in Boulder County since 1999. She is currently in her junior year at Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology studying to obtain her certification as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Before starting the program, she had been a homemaker for 13 years. Arielle began working at Pet Menders in March of 2023 after she had been volunteering for many months prior as part of her school program.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, Max and their 2 daughters, Skye and Ashlynn. Additionally, you can often find her cuddling, playing with, or just hanging out with one of her 11 pets. She has a dog named Remi, 2 cats named Jinx and Cleo, a ball python named Archimedes and 7 egg laying hens.
Heather Dillon, Practice Manager
Heather Dillon joined Pet Menders in 2003 as the receptionist, moved to the Saturday receptionist position in 2008 and presently serves as the practice manager. Her life-long passion for animals inspired her to work in a veterinary setting where she is responsible for keeping the front desk and veterinarians working smoothly. She loves the variety and challenges in veterinary practice management and is at home working with companion animals and those that love them!
Heather was born in San Antonio, Texas, raised in sunny Southern California and moved to beautiful Colorado in 1998. She currently resides in Thornton with her Cocker Spaniel, Lexi.
Heather enjoys spending her spare time repairing computers, reading, traveling, working on her Jeep and spending time with family and friends.