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Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team.

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Nelson Animal Hospital in Littleton! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets.

Please call us at (303) 798-1866 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members.

Dr. Meredith Douglas

College: Colorado State UniversityGraduated: 2004

Dr. Douglas grew up as an “army brat”, moving from place to place, including 5 states and 2 countries.  She and her family settled in Littleton, Colorado in 1992, where she attended and graduated from Arapahoe High School.  Dr. Douglas then received her Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Colorado State University in 2000.  She continued her education at CSU and obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2004.  After graduating, Dr. Douglas worked as an associate veterinarian at Westridge Veterinary Hospital in Wheatridge, Colorado until she joined the staff at Nelson Animal Hospital in 2006.  She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.  Meredith and her husband Steve married in 2006 and have two children, Jacob and Emma. They also share their home with a Golden Retriever, “Madison”, French Bulldog “Peaches” and orange cat “Owen”. Meredith enjoys cycling, skiing, and camping with her family. She is also an avid Broncos fan.

Dr. Jessica Seaton

College: Colorado State UniversityGraduated: 2018

Dr. Seaton is originally from Reno, NV where she attended the University of Nevada, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. This led Dr. Seaton to a career in advertising and event management. However, her heart wasn’t in it and she decided to pursue other career options. She found her love for veterinary medicine and started volunteering at animal hospitals to learn more about the field while taking prerequisite veterinary courses. Dr. Seaton earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Colorado State University in 2018 and joined Nelson Animal Hospital shortly after. The driving force behind her career in general practice is her passion for helping others and her desire to support the bond between pets and their owners. Her professional interests include nutrition, soft tissue surgery, preventative medicine and effective communication. When not working, Dr. Seaton enjoys traveling, riding bikes and paddle boarding with her husband Ricky, and her two puppies

Dr. Katherine (Katie) Kelley

College: University of Nebraska Lincoln and Iowa State UniversityGraduated: 2012

Dr. Kelley was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. As a young child, her love for animals grew as she helped raise her childhood beagle, Abbie. Knowing that she wanted to work with animals at the wise age of 8, she decided she wanted to be a vet. In pursuing her dream, she attended Iowa State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2012 (Go Cyclones!). Following the completion of her undergraduate degree, she continued on to a 2 and 2 program between University of Nebraska Lincoln and Iowa State University to obtain her DVM in 2016. After graduation, she and her husband moved to Portland, Oregon where she began her career working with small animals. After three years in Portland, she decided that it was time to move closer to home and find a long-term place to practice medicine and that led her to Nelson Animal Hospital.

Dr. Kelley is thrilled to be able to serve this community and loves meeting all the clients, pets and their family members that call Nelson home. She has special interests in Preventative Care, Dentistry and Dermatology. Outside of the hospital she enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, and two dogs – Melanie, a blue heeler and Aspen, the Heinz 57.

Dr. Nicole Fogarasi, DVM

College: Oregon State UniversityGraduated: 2024

Dr. Nicole Fogarasi was born in Detroit, Michigan and then lived in Naperville, Illinois for most of her childhood. Following high school, Dr. Fogarasi decided to leave the midwest and move out west. She ended up in Fort Collins at Colorado State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2020. She then moved to Corvallis, Oregon where she earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine at Oregon State University in 2024. Following graduation, she knew she wanted to relocate back to Colorado. She is extremely excited to begin her career in veterinary medicine at Nelson Animal Hospital and is looking forward to building meaningful relationships with her clients. Her professional interests include nutrition, preventative medicine, dermatology, feline medicine, ultrasonography and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Fogarasi married her husband, Stephan, just before graduating veterinary school and together they have an English Springer Spaniel,“Alce”, and two orange cats, “Marley” and “Maui”. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Fogarasi enjoys hiking, running, paddleboarding, reading, camping and spending time with family.


Practice Manager

Michelle is a Colorado native with 22 years of experience in the veterinary industry. While as a child her original goal was to work in human medicine, it was her love of animals and teaching that led her to a rewarding career in veterinary medicine. Her career started as a receptionist while attending school to be a veterinary technician. After working as a veterinary technician for 10 years, she knew that she wanted to further her career but stay in the veterinary field, and that desire led her to returning to school and becoming a practice manager.

Michelle loves getting to know all of the clients and their families, and enjoys the personal interaction that comes with working at Nelson. It was a little twist of fate and luck that brought her to Nelson, and she is proud to call it her new home and looks forward to many years with everyone.


Lead Client Service Representative

Ginny began her career with animals at the age of twelve as a volunteer for the Denver Dumb Friends League. She truly found her calling and hasn’t left the field since! Ginny brought her skills to Nelson Animal Hospital in 1991, and eventually took on her current role as Practice Manager. In addition to making sure the hospital runs like a well-oiled-machine, she is the owner of a successful Denver area pet sitting business called Pet Tenders. Her gentle nature and compassion for animals is truly emphasized in her participation as a foster parent for Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Rescue USA. Four special Cavaliers stole her heart. They are “Tally”, “Eddie”, “Tristan” and “Elliot”. They are joined by tabby cats, “Finn”, “Arlo “and a Siamese character “Ajax”. Ginny loves to travel, especially with her dogs. Their favorite destination is the beach in Carmel, CA. In her spare time Ginny enjoys reading, singing and listening to music and working on her Washington Park home and garden.



Stephanie was born and raised in Colorado. She has spent her whole life with animals and it is the motivation for her desire to work with animals daily. When she was in high school she worked for a daycare, and a year into that, got her degree in early childhood education. However, she decided that she wanted to pursue her love for animals and got a job as a receptionist. She then worked her way to Veterinary Assistant and now has been a Veterinary Technician for over 4 years and loving the industry. Stephanie is the oldest of her siblings including a twin and a younger brother. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking/camping and taking walks (when it’s warm out). Stephanie lives with 5 dogs including a Husky, Loki, who runs the whole house.


Veterinary Assistant

Carson was born here in Denver and has spent the last 10 years living here, but she was raised in a small town in North Carolina.  She’s currently attending the Metropolitan State University of Denver to obtain her degree in biology with an emphasis on animal ecology. She has a passion for senior animals after giving her Corgi mix George, a long 16-year life on this earth.  Carson is now the loving guardian of two cats Kiko the vocal Norweigan first cat and Ella the sassy calico.



Hailey was born and raised in Highlands Ranch, CO and before her 17th birthday, she moved to the big island of Hawaii with her family. She decided to pursue the veterinary field and went to school to become a vet assistant through West Hawaii Community College (Oahu) at Palamanui Community College (Big Island). She moved back to Colorado with her two dogs in October of 2021.


Veterinary Assistant

Cat is an avid hiker with 2 furry critters to join her on adventures. She moved to Colorado in 2020, falling in love with the state since her arrival.