Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of A Caring Vet in Lindon, UT! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 801) 785-6737 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Eric Hansen

Veterinarian

What consistently helps me get up and come into work each day and helps restore the smile to my face when things get hard, is the special relationship people and their animals can have together. I love helping our clients build and strengthen the bond they feel between themselves and their pets. When I can restore a pet’s health, and keep it running and playing with its family, then watch the light and joy in the eyes of that pet when it sees or hears its person it brings a warm feeling to my heart and a smile to my face. I love hearing the stories from our clients about the funny, endearing and often crazy things their pets do. Veterinarians call this The Human-Animal Bond, or just The Bond. As a veterinarian, I am eternally grateful that I get to be a guardian of that bond.

Dr. Fairbanks

Veterinarian

Dr. Fairbanks grew up in Provo, Utah, and has always loved animals. She graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Bioveterinary Science in 2004. In 2005 she attended Veterinary Medical School at Washington State University. She was the only US student chosen each year for an externship in Bangkok, Thailand, and had the opportunity to work on many exotics including tigers, crocodiles, and elephants. She graduated from WSU in 2009.

After graduation, she completed her small animal medicine and surgical internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital in San Diego, California. She was awarded the Intern of the Year distinction for her hard work and dedication to the program.

In 2010 she moved closer to the mountains and her family in her hometown of Provo, Utah, and soon joined the team at A Caring Vet.

Dr. Fairbanks shares her life with her husband Howard, their two children, and their cute cat. She enjoys hiking, running, reading, and is an avid photographer.

Dr. Fairbanks has a particular interest in internal care and pain management, as well as soft tissue surgery, geriatric care, and animal behavior.

Dr. Karen Peacock

Veterinarian

Dr. Karen Peacock is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana. She and her husband fell in love with Utah and moved West a few years ago. She graduated from Purdue University in 1996 with an emphasis on general practice as well as exotic and zoo animals. While she was still in Indiana, she was the attending vet for a small park zoo and will sometimes fill in for the vets here at the Hogle Zoo.

She shares her home with her husband, mother in law, and their two pugs, Jade and Mako. For time away from work she enjoys things like crafts and geeky adventures such as making costumes and attending conventions like FanX.

Dr. Peacock enjoys the daily interaction with people and their pets. The human-animal bond is a very strong force and she does what she can to help nurture this connection.

Tracey Whitehead

Practice Manager

Tracey has worked at A Caring Vet for over 7 years, as our Office Manager. Tracey is married to the love of her life, Eric. She has three children and loves animals, except snakes, she does prefer dogs. Tracey does service dog training. When Tracey is not at work she loves to go camping, swimming, and Nerf dart wars with her family.

Brooklyn Christensen

Veterinary Nurse

Brooklyn has been working as a Veterinary Technician for 6 years and is planning to attend Utah Valley University in the fall with the goal to become a Veterinarian. Brooklyn loves all animals especially reptiles and dogs. She has 2 dogs, 2 chinchillas, and 2 turtles. When Brooklyn is not working she loves riding horses, four-wheeling, and hanging out with her family.

Ami Zeltner

Veterinary Nurse

Ami is a San Diego native that left the beach and tacos behind to attend Brigham Young University. It was at BYU that she first entered the veterinary field as she enjoyed academic and hands-on coursework. She did research on dairy cows for BYU which grew her love for slobbery cow snuggles! Ami’s first job was as a kennel technician, then she became a veterinary nurse. She then transferred to A Caring Vet in 2017 after two years of working with animals so she could work with exotics. She loves connecting with and comforting owners of diabetic patients since she struggled with the diagnosis of her own dog. She is a life-long learner of ASL and an interpreter for our deaf owners, who are kind enough to sign slowly with her. Her favorite animals are dogs, guinea pigs, bearded dragons, chinchillas, and any other animal that is ready to cuddle! She loves her ten nieces and nephews more than anyone else.

She loves fear-free practices in her clinic, which is why she loves working at A Caring Vet with people who are continually striving towards the least stressful environment possible. She has a goal to be certified fear free someday soon! Ami loves working in a clinic that sees exotic animals because every day is different and exciting, there are always new things to learn, and cool pets and owners to meet! Above all else, Ami loves her job because of her fantastic coworkers that laugh with her, cry with her, and grow with her.
After graduation, she completed her small animal medicine and surgical internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital in San Diego, California. She was awarded the Intern of the Year distinction for her hard work and dedication to the program.

In 2010 she moved closer to the mountains and her family in her hometown of Provo, Utah, and soon joined the team at A Caring Vet.

Dr. Fairbanks shares her life with her husband Howard, their two children, and their cute cat. She enjoys hiking, running, reading, and is an avid photographer.

Dr. Fairbanks has a particular interest in internal care and pain management, as well as soft tissue surgery, geriatric care, and animal behavior.

Teigen Barber

Certified Veterinary Nurse

I started school at Brigham Young University and after a few semesters, decided I would love to pursue a career in Animal Medicine. Science of all kinds has been my favorite subject and I have a dear love of learning and school. I attended Broadview University for the Veterinary Technology program and enjoyed every bit of it!

Since starting school in 2015 I have worked with shelter medicine, animal welfare groups, exotics, large animals, lab animals, large corporations, boarding facilities, training programs, and my favorite: small veterinary clinics. Science and the pursuit of the best medicine motivates me every day to be the best nurse I can for my patients. I am so lucky to work at a clinic that strives to stay up-to-date as the field advances and to work with veterinary staff that allow clients to understand the "what", "why" and "how" of veterinary medicine. Come in and get to know us better, you'll be glad you did!
She shares her home with her husband, mother in law, and their two pugs, Jade and Mako. For time away from work she enjoys things like crafts and geeky adventures such as making costumes and attending conventions like FanX.

Dr. Peacock enjoys the daily interaction with people and their pets. The human-animal bond is a very strong force and she does what she can to help nurture this connection.

Cori Barnhurst

Veterinary Nurse

Cori has been a veterinary nurse for over a year now. Before she came to our clinic she was working at Wasatch Exotic Pet Care in Cottonwood Heights where she came to love working with all different types of exotic animals. Cori has been married to the love of her life, Dallan, for 2 years and they have 2 “babies” together: a pug named Samson and a banana ball python named Leo!

Cori graduated from BYU with a degree in wildlife conservation and, since graduation, has been mostly working with animals in aquarium settings. She was employed by the Living Planet Aquarium for 2 years where her job was to take some of the aquarium’s animals out to elementary schools and educate children. Cori was also employed at the Oregon Coast aquarium where she learned to train seals, sea lions, and sea otters. Most recently, she was employed by a facility called Dolphins Plus (in Key Largo Florida) where she lived out her childhood dream of training Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins!

Cori now lives in Lehi with her husband. Some of her favorite things include watching movies, swimming, and furthering her education in American Sign Language!

Maria Magistro

Veterinary Assistant

Growing up I have always had a great love for animals. I’m so glad I can apply my love for them by helping. Seeing these animals get better is what makes me love my job. Coming into work, the one thing I enjoy seeing the most is someone coming in a second time healthier or feeling better than they were before.

Kylee Norton

Veterinary Assistant

I’ve known I wanted to work with animals for as long as I could remember. I grew up raising sheep with my grandma and we always had animals at the house. My senior year I started my internship at A Caring Vet and fell more in love with the job. Besides working I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and drawing.

When coming to work it doesn't really feel like work, it's more like hanging out. I love all the doctors and nurses and how willing they are to teach me all I need to know about the job. I love my job because of all the animal I get to see and help everyday.
She loves fear-free practices in her clinic, which is why she loves working at A Caring Vet with people who are continually striving towards the least stressful environment possible. She has a goal to be certified fear free someday soon! Ami loves working in a clinic that sees exotic animals because every day is different and exciting, there are always new things to learn, and cool pets and owners to meet! Above all else, Ami loves her job because of her fantastic coworkers that laugh with her, cry with her, and grow with her.
After graduation, she completed her small animal medicine and surgical internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital in San Diego, California. She was awarded the Intern of the Year distinction for her hard work and dedication to the program.

In 2010 she moved closer to the mountains and her family in her hometown of Provo, Utah, and soon joined the team at A Caring Vet.

Dr. Fairbanks shares her life with her husband Howard, their two children, and their cute cat. She enjoys hiking, running, reading, and is an avid photographer.

Dr. Fairbanks has a particular interest in internal care and pain management, as well as soft tissue surgery, geriatric care, and animal behavior.

Georgia Whitehead

Customer Service Representative

I am Georgia Whitehead. I am a college student at UVU. I want to be a basketball coach/ Athletic Trainer at a high school. I love animals and have had them all growing up.