Parkside Animal Health Center


Mon – Fri:     8am – 6pm
Sat:               8am – 4pm
Sun:              Closed


Brenda DVM veterinarian and practice owner in 80015
Brenda Eisenhauer, DVM

Dr. Brenda Eisenhauer spent her childhood summers in Ohio helping naturalists with hikes and presentations, looking at bugs under a Fisher Price microscope and drawing endless pictures of the whales and dolphins she planned to train when she grew up.  In college, she studied spider ecology in the Galapagos Islands, mapped the genetics of Ohio stream fish, and learned to bathe cats as a veterinary assistant.  She traveled to the East Coast to attend veterinary school at Tufts University, spending summers in Australia tracking the source of koala Chlamydia infections and in Zimbabwe educating villagers to be good stewards of their environment as well as their livestock.  She graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2004, as well as a Certificate in International Medicine, a new found love of skiing, and plans to move to Colorado to begin her professional career.  Dr. Eisenhauer completed a Certificate in Public Health at Colorado University to further her training in infectious disease during her first few years working as a veterinarian in southeast Denver and continued pursuing her passion for surgery, animal welfare and infectious disease by taking positions at several Colorado animal shelters.  Dr. Eisenhauer met her husband, Eric, at one of these shelters, and they were married in 2012, merging their respective pets into one large furry family.  It was also through this shelter work that Parkside Animal Health Center in Aurora was born. Parkside allows Dr. Eisenhauer and her staff the opportunity to continue that care as part of a team with pet owners throughout an animal’s life.  Dr. Eisenhauer loves the challenge of disease diagnosis and prevention, the art of surgery and the loving bond between animals and people.  While her schedule and running a business leaves very little free time, she does enjoy getting outside to hike or camp with her husband and dogs (Cayde, Loki and Xola), and couch time with her sphinx cat (Victor von Doom) and some mindless TV in the evening. Her family also includes a ball python Tiny Bubbles, a corn snake Kernel, and a few too many pet fish.

Rand Winton, DVM at Parkside Animal Health Center
Rand Winton, DVM


Dr. Rand Winton joined Parkside Animal Health Center in March, 2015. She is a 1996 graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to pursuing her dream of caring for animals, she worked as a registered nurse for 14 years, in a number of settings. Following graduation from vet school, Dr. Winton completed a 13 month rotating internship at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Once her internship was completed, she felt a change was in order and left New England for Colorado. Dr. Winton has been in private practice since 1997 and has a strong interest in internal medicine, enjoying the puzzle-solving involved in complex medical cases. She is very committed to pet wellness and strives to provide the very best preventative care for all the animals in her care. Sharing her home are four Great Danes. This population is always subject to change due to her work with Big Dogs, Huge Paws, a giant breed rescue for whom she serves as Chief Medical Officer (and sometimes foster mom). Her dogs are truly her babies and most of her spare time is spent with them, either in classes, going to the dog park or just hanging out at home. She enjoys gardening and has gotten creative enough with combining a garden and a house full of giant dogs that most of the food she grows makes it into the house!

Dr. Kristen Shomock attended Texas A&M University for both her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science and her Doctor in Veterinary Medicine; she also worked part-time at the veterinary teaching hospital clinical pathology laboratory during this time. Internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and client education are some of her favorite parts of the job (other than seeing lots of cute animals of course). Dr. Shomock has early career experience working with exotic species like pocket pets and reptiles and is excited to work more with these unique animals while here at Parkside.
Dr. Shomock, and her husband Luke, moved from Texas to Colorado mid 2020 and settled in Aurora in late 2021. The animal menagerie side of the family includes: two corgis named Otter and Penny, a three-legged Corgi/Aussie mix named Ziggy, a bearded dragon named Gimli, a Hog Island Boa named Mr. Slithers, and several crested geckos. In her spare time she enjoys table-top gaming with friends, leather working, drawing, and creating bioactive habitats for the reptiles.

Veterinary Support Staff

Jenna, Veterinary Technician
Jenna, Veterinary Technician

Jenna joined Parkside in 2020 and, in addition to being an incredible veterinary technician, she has taken over managing our medical equipment inspections and maintenance.  Jenna is posing here with her 2 dogs, Jib and Ketch.






Janie Parkside Animal Health Center veterinary assistant with small dog

Janie, Veterinary Assistant


Janie began working at Parkside Animal Health Center in October, 2015. She received her veterinary assistant certificate from Pima Medical Institute and has been working on her practice manager certification. Janie went into this field because she has a passion for animals and enjoys caring for them and helping them feel loved. She loves animals of all sizes, but has a special interest in reptiles. Janie grew up on a farm full of animals in Lubbock, Texas. In her free time, she likes to find new places to take her dogs on walks, baking and creating new pastries. She also loves hiking and fishing with her dad. Janie’s family includes two small dogs with very big personalities (Smiley and Roxi).

Levi, Customer Service Representative

Levi began greeting our clients and patients on the phone and at the front door when he moved to Colorado in 2021.  He has since been training to assist with our medical staff in the back.  Bio coming soon!

Hailey is a veterinary assistant student at PIMA who joined our team as a client care representative in 2023. Bio coming soon!

Trent graduated from PIMA VA program in 2023 and joined our Parkside team as a veterinary assistant.  Bio coming soon!

BreAnna joined our Parkside team as a veterinary assistant in 2023 after experience working with customer care. Bio coming soon!

Bixby  – our clinic chinchilla!  Chinchillas are rodents that are native to the Andes Mountains, and they are best known for their luxurious fur – approximately 70 hairs can come from each follicle!  Bixby eats mostly hay, but loves the occasional almond sliver or blueberry.  He makes several types of squeaks and chirps, and is most active in the morning and evening.  He often naps during the afternoon, even in the middle of a busy clinic!  We adopted him from the Dumb Friends League when he was 8m old, and we are working with socialization and clicker training to help him be a great ambassador for this amazing and playful species!

Bixby the Chinchilla




Whisper has been “in charge” at Parkside for years, ever since we adopted her as an older adult from the Dumb Friends League animal shelter.  She doesn’t have any teeth, they were very infected and needed removed when she arrived at the shelter, but that doesn’t stop her from playing soccer, greeting our clients, napping behind the desk, and taunting some of our goofy puppy patients.  She and Bixby have become great friends since he arrived at Parkside!

Whisper the Clinic Cat

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