Lisa McCarthy

DVM, Owner

Dr. Lisa McCarthy is a native of El Paso, Texas and a graduate of Texas A&M University, where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1989. She also earned a Masters of Business Administration from Colorado State University in 2005, making her a proud “double Aggie.” Over 30 years of practice Dr. McCarthy has provided small animal health care in both private and shelter settings and has served as managing Medical Director in many practices. Her favorite areas of practice are surgery, dentistry and preventative care. Honoring and supporting the special bond that clients have with their pets is the overreaching motivation for Dr. McCarthy’s practice life.

Dr. McCarthy has frequently travelled internationally to provide veterinary care to underserved communities. In 2014 she established a non-profit organization, Vet Treks Foundation, which provides veterinary services in rural areas of Kenya, as well as education and veterinary equipment to Kenyan veterinarians, enabling them to provide ongoing care in their communities.

Other passions pursued by Dr. McCarthy include travel and outdoor adventure. She has rowed the Grand Canyon, summited Kilimanjaro and many of Colorado’s “14er’s”, and she followed the route of Sir Ernest Shackleton to Antarctica.

Dr. McCarthy shares her home with two dogs (Talulah and Fenway) and two cats (Bean and Bumper), all rescued. The vacuum gets a lot of use!

Midtown Veterinary Medical Center is the culmination of 30 years of learning best practices and Dr. McCarthy’s dream come true. She is excited to be able to provide the very best in medical care for pets and service to their people.

Caitlin Hunter

VMD, Associate Veterinarian
Fear Free Certified

Dr. Caitlin Hunter is originally from Downingtown, Pennsylvania. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts while working as a veterinary assistant at a small animal hospital. After college, she moved back home to obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Hunter began her career working on horses, completing an internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga Springs, New York. She values all her experiences working on large animals, and is thankful for the different perspectives it provided, but ultimately gravitated back to small animal medicine. She especially enjoys dentistry, nutrition, and internal medicine. Her goal is to empower her clients with the knowledge to make the best decisions for their pets and families as a whole.

Dr. Hunter and her fiancé moved to Fort Collins in 2018 to take advantage of the many great outdoor adventures available. They live with their three pets, a Rottweiler named Max, and two cats named Clarissa and Peaches. Outside of work, you can find them hiking throughout Colorado and exploring neighboring states. Closer to home, Dr. Hunter enjoys baking desserts and riding her horse, an off-the-track thoroughbred named Bubbles.

Kassey Hill, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician
Fear Free Certified

Kassey, our amazing and talented lead technician, has been with Midtown Veterinary Medical Center since we opened our doors in late December, 2019. Kassey came to us with over 9 years of experience as a technician and 19 years of experience in the animal care industry. Her passion for animals started at a young age and she was eventually able to become a member of a local 4H club where she participated in the equine and canine programs alongside the leadership track. Although Kassey is not a CO native she has enjoyed the Fort Collins area as her home for most of her life. Kassey shares her life with McFly, a 10yr old male border terrier. Together they enjoy exploring CO while hiking or running half marathons. They can also be found competing in dog sports like dock diving, scent work, and barn hunting.

Jane Homann, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Jane Homann has been a RVT for over 12 years and absolutely loves it. Originally from Sturgis, SD, she moved to Fort Collins with her family when she was young. She’s always had a passion for taking care of animals so the field of veterinary medicine made perfect sense!

When she’s not working, she enjoys pet-sitting. During her fifteen years of experience, she has cared for dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, snakes, sugar gliders, and even some farm animals. Jane also enjoys chilling with Crash, her three-legged cat, playing softball, helping with church activities, watching Asian television/movies, and spending quality time with her twin sister and the rest of her family.

She can’t wait to meet you and your furry family here at Midtown Veterinary Medical Center!

Julia Milano


During the intense fires and mid-Covid pandemic, Julia moved to Colorado in August 2020 from the suburbs of Chicago. She found she loves it here, despite those unfortunate early conditions. She jumped right into emergency medicine and found it absolutely fascinating, but eventually decided to go back to preventive care for a while. She’s met so many amazing animals and owners since working at Midtown Veterinary Medical Center, and couldn’t be happier to be a part of the family!

Julia is currently in the Penn Foster Technician program to get her certification to progress in her veterinary career. She has always had a passion for animals and wants to eventually work with exotics and large animals.

Aside from animals, Julia has a love for art (of all forms), Vinyasa yoga, live music, and the great outdoors. She and her boyfriend Austin love going into the mountains with their dogs Gypsy, Oakley, and Molly whenever they can. Julia very much enjoys a good belly laugh as well!

Mahina Purdy, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Mahina moved to Colorado from Hawaii in 2020 with her partner, who is in her third year of the veterinary medicine program at CSU. Together they have four adorable fur kids together: two dogs, Piko and Leo, and two cats, Olympus and Caramel.

Mahina has loved working and taking care of animals since she was a child. She especially loves working with birds and all types of exotic animals. She’s been a technician for about 13 great years.

During her time off, she loves taking her dogs on outings, but she also loves snowboarding, riding motorcycles, and spending time with friends. Being from Hawaii, Mahina has a strong love for the ocean. When she moves back to Hawaii, she hopes to work with marine animals and native birds.

Sydney Brennan


Sydney moved to Colorado from New York in 2022 and earned an undergraduate degree at CSU. She has applied to vet school, hoping to start next Fall. Sydney has always wanted to be a veterinarian from a very young age. Although she is definitely a dog person, she fell in love with her crazy kitty Kipper when he wandered into someone’s home as a stray. On her days off, you will most likely find her snowboarding on the closest mountain she can find!

Jane Snyder

Practice Manager, Operations, Marketing

Jane presides over the front-of-house operations and marketing at Midtown Vet Med Center. Bringing a lifetime of experience in service industries with her, she always strives to ensure clients and patients are welcomed and comfortable, and well cared for in our hospital. Whenever people regale her with tales of how their beloved pets arrived in their lives and how they got their fabulous names and what their best tricks are, her day is made! Jane never met a dog she didn’t like.

Currently, Jane shares her home with a beautiful 75-pound German shedder lapdog, named Ada Woo, who is hell on a vacuum. When not swiffering up dog hair, Jane enjoys movie marathons, cooking up something in the kitchen to share with friends, and walking through the foothills. For over 10 years, she’s led an international book club with the Global Village Museum. She studied journalism at the University of Montana and then meandered through careers in human medicine, food service, fair trade retail, and back to veterinary medicine. Somehow all those experiences tie together to make MVMC a very happy fit.