About the Practice
Diagnosing a specific neurological disorder may be very difficult. We are here to guide you and your veterinarian in the decision-making process. Our objectives are to obtain a complete health history of the patient, and perform a complete physical and neurological examination. Just this information alone will help us create a solid plan for your pet’s future, whether it be medications, diagnostic tests, surgery, or just rest.
Our Team Members
Dr. Stephen B. Lane, DVM
Diplomate (ACVIM)—Specialty of Neurology
Veterinary Neurology / Neurosurgery
As a native of Colorado, Dr. Lane grew up in Colorado Springs and graduated from Colorado State University in 1985. Following a medical and surgical internship program in companion animals at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in 1986, Dr. Lane combined a strong interest in medical neurology and surgery by completing a 3-year residency at NCSU in neurology and neurosurgery. Dr. Lane became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine-Specialty of Neurology in 1993, and continues to be at the forefront in his field, with board certified specialization in Neurosurgery, Specialty of Neurology. Dr. Lane and his team are dedicated to providing unmatched medical and neurosurgical care for companion animals in Colorado and the nation.
Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS)-Anesthesia, Neurology
Lori provides a wealth of specialty technical experience. Graduation from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 1998 catapulted her into a career of specialty medicine and surgery at multiple specialist centers in Denver. Lori joined Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology in July 2003 and heads our technical team. Driven for greater knowledge, Lori received her Technician Specialty Certification in Anesthesia in 2004, as the 17th member of the Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists. Furthering technical excellence, Lori continues to present short lectures, articles and book chapters on anesthesia and companion animal neurology topics for technicians. In addition, Lori obtained Specialty Certification in Neurology in 2011 and is an active board member. When not working, Lori enjoys the benefits of Colorado. Hiking, biking and gardening are her favorite outdoor hobbies, in addition to spending time with her dog, Ky Mani.
Having been with VRCC since 1999, Kayleen brings a strong client service background to Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology. Kayleen’s time off from work is spent watching her son pitch for his high school team, reading, and spending time with family. Kayleen also enjoys spending time with her Chihuahua, Buddy, a patient that was relinquished to the VRCC Emergency Service and then adopted by Kayleen and her family. Kayleen looks forward to assisting you when you call Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology and with all of your client service needs.
Stacey McClain joined the Neurology team in August 2005, after attending Bel-Rea and attaining certification in June 2005. Stacey enjoys devoting time to her long-time boyfriend Ed, her English Bulldog, Mike and cats Bella, Mazzy and saltwater fishes. In her spare time Stacey enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, snowmobiling, listening to music, and caring for her numerous plants.
Shana moved to Aurora, Colorado in 2002, after living in northern Virginia for 20 years. Shana worked in general practice for 7 years, and graduated from Bel-Rea in December of 2003. Shana brings a strong surgical background and positive attitude to the neurology service, after working with the Veterinary Surgical Service at the VRCC. Shana loves spending time with her husband Chris and 3 dogs, Rocky, Turkish and Sid. She also enjoys reading, movies, camping and skiing.
Rhiannon joined the Neurology team in May 2010 after graduating from Bel-Rea in January 2010. She lives in the beautiful Lakewood area with her Fiance Michael, her gorgeous daughter Shayla Jane, and two pups; Rita, a large soul in a small Chihuahua body, and Crash, a 7 year old Husky. Rhiannon was introduced to RMVN by Crash, a seizure patient of Dr. Lane’s. Rhiannon enjoys snowboarding the snowy slopes of Keystone and letting her dogs take her to the dog park. But her favorite past time is spending time with her family.
Rachel joined Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology in July 2012. She graduated from Community College of Denver with a degree in Veterinary Technology in December of 2010. Rachel spent the following year and a half working at a busy clinic where she spent a lot of time not only in surgery and physical therapy, but working closely with clients, which is her passion.Rachel and her husband are owned by two cats: Zoe and Jasper and two dogs: Oscar and Ruby. When not working, Rachel’s hobbies include playing the piano and singing at various coffee houses, events and concert venues in the Denver.
Karen moved from Chicago to Colorado in 2005 to attend Bel Rea Institute. After graduating in 2007, Karen went to work for a general practice in the Denver area. When her own dachshund had surgery with Dr. Lane in July 2008, she discovered her desire to learn more about Neurology. Karen joined the Neurology team in August 2008. In June 2012, Karen left Neurology to pursue other interests. However, that break only lasted for 6 months. Karen quickly realized her passion is with Neurology, and she rejoined the team in December 2012. When Karen is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her friends and her 3 dogs.
Becki moved to Denver in 1995 from Alaska to attend Bel-rea. She earned her AAS in Veterinary Technology in March of 1997 and then continued her education at the University of Denver, earning a Bachelors of Science in Animal Technology in 1999. Since then she has worked at a number of general practices before coming to VRCC in 2004. She initially worked with the Neurology department before moving on to the emergency department and finally the dentistry department. She happily rejoined the Neurology team in December 2012 and looks forward to helping their clients and patients. Becki enjoys spending time with her four legged family including her chihuahuas Princess Buttercup and Prince Humperdink as well as Lucia the crazy italian greyhound and Torin, the sweetest Doberman in the world. When not covered in a pile of dogs she likes to cook and read books.
Being a Veterinary Technician has been a life long goal for Jessie as she has worked in various forms of the pet industry since 1998. She moved to Colorado from the Midwest in 2007 to earn her Associates at Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. Jessie has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 2009. She works in the VRCC Emergency & Critical Care Department, as well as the Neurology Department part-time. When not at work she is usually at the dog park with her Chihuahua mix “Chiquita,” pampering her Maine Coon “Ragamuffin,” or hanging out with friends.