Our Team

Sherri Sprague, DVM


Dr. Sprague has enjoyed practicing veterinary medicine since 2004. She spent the first six years of her veterinary career in Knoxville, TN before relocating to Colorado in the fall of 2010. Starting Heritage Animal Hospital has given her the ability to offer her skills and personalized care to the pets and neighbors in her own community. She enjoys working with rescue organizations, spending time outdoors, gardening, and tending to the needs of her spoiled Siberian Huskies and horses! Education: University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2004

Marvin Younger

Practice Manager

Marvin is a Colorado native. In 1997 he joined the US Air Force where he served for 13 years. After separating from the Air Force, he worked several jobs before being hired with Denver Fire Department in late 2014. Marvin started with Heritage Animal Hospital in 2013 and enjoys managing the practice and filling in as necessary to assist clients and patients. In his off time, he enjoys spending time with his fiancé (Dr Sherri Sprague), and taking care of their 8 Dogs, 3 Cats, 5 Horses, Chickens and Ducks!

Chelsea Matute

Front Office Manager

My name is Chelsea and I was born in Florida. I moved to Colorado a few years ago when I started my career in the veterinary industry as a receptionist. Now that I live in Colorado I love to spend my free time in the mountains with my husband. We love to go hiking and camping. When I am not in the mountains I spend time at home with my bunny Luke Skyhopper. Yep, that is a star wars reference. I also am a huge star wars fan!

Sav Candelaria


Savana is a receptionist at Heritage Animal Hospital. She has a heaping love for all animals and her favorites are German Shepards and Huskies! Born and raised in Colorado, Savana enjoys poker, hiking, and playing with her pups.

Michiko Gardner


Michiko has been with Heritage Animal Hospital since August of 2019. She was born and raised in Colorado and has always had a passion for working with animals. During her free time, she love playing with her cats, Tiko and Toothless, or going on camping, kayaking and off-roading trips with her Border Collie, Aspen.

Lexi Akers


Lexi is a Veterinary Assistant at Heritage Animal Hospital and is attending Colorado State University studying Equine Sciences with a concentration in Pre-Vet. She was born in China and raised in Belgium and Colorado. Her love for animals started when she attended a horseback riding camp in Belgium and going to zoos and farms there at the age of three. All her life she and her family have rescued cats and dogs. They now have five cats and a German Shepherd. Lexi is 100% focused on her Veterinary career.

Kenzie Danyliw


Kenzie is a veterinary assistant at Heritage Animal Hospital. She was born and raised in Colorado and has had a passion for animals her whole life, starting her riding career at the age of 2. She enjoys camping, being with her animals, and spending time with her family and friends.