Tiara Rado Vets »
Bob Marquis, DVM, CCRT
Dr. Bob Marquis graduated from the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine in 1978. After moving to Grand Junction in 1980, he started Tiara Rado Animal Hospital in 1983. Strong interests of his include orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery and endoscopy, as well as general practice. He became certified in the use of veterinary stem cells in 2008.
A deep interest in the well-being of pets, service and competition animals as they recover from injuries, surgeries, or live more comfortably as they age lead Dr. Marquis to pursue training in physical therapy. He earned his Certificate in Canine Physical Rehabilitation (CCRT) in 2016.
Dr. Marquis and his wife live on Glade Park with their dogs Gracie and Enzo. They love the outdoors, going camping, hiking, fishing, and taking their family and grandson with them.
Always forward-thinking and active, his other interests include aviation – he is an instrument rated private pilot, and serving on the Mesa County Search and Rescue Ground Team.
Caylie McClure, DVM
Dr. Caylie McClure earned her DVM degree from Texas A&M University in 2007. A Creede, CO native, she returned home to Colorado to pursue her career, and spent four years practicing in Durango before joining the team at Tiara Rado Animal Hospital. Dr. McClure strives to provide extraordinary pet health care and learning experiences while forming lifelong relationships with clients and patients.
Dr. McClure has two dogs, Pete and Dandy, who are her constant companions, and is endlessly supported in her endeavors by family and friends from near and far. When away from work she seeks things active and outdoors like mountain biking and hiking with her dogs. It is her highest priority to continue learning and growing, both personally and professionally, throughout life.
Caylie and her husband are thrilled to have a new addition to the family – Augusta, a Valentine baby girl born on February 14, 2017.
Roberta Francis, DVM
Dr. Roberta Francis graduated in 1974 from the Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine - considered one of the top veterinarian schools in the US. Coincidently, she and Dr. Frank Coons were classmates! In 1979 she started her own practice, Francis Veterinary Hospital in Denver.
Dr Francis sold the practice in 2016, and left the hustle and bustle to move to Grand Junction. A well-seasoned general practitioner of 30+ years, her expertise is internal soft-tissue medicine, such as digestive, cardiac and internal organs. Her experience and compassionate nature is warmly welcomed on the veterinary staff at Tiara Rado Animal Hospital in Grand Junction.
Dr. Francis and her husband have two adult sons, and live with a menagerie of young to elderly pets: Hannah - a 5 year old Doberman, Princess - a 20 year old cat, Sapphire - a Yorkie, and Timmy and Bob - both active 1 year old cats. She enjoys her semi-retirement and loves getting outside in western Colorado to bike, hike and garden in her spare time.
Hospital Management »
Our priority is to ensure your care at Tiara Rado is a satisfying experience for you and your pet, each and every time. We are here to answer your questions and follow through on your pet’s well-being.
Jeff has been with Tiara Rado Animal Hospital since 2012. He started at the front desk as a Client Care Representative, and was promoted in 2016 to be the Office Manager. Jeff has lived in the Grand Valley since 1988, when he moved here from Montrose to attend Mesa State College. He graduated with a degree in Fine and Performing Arts. Jeff has been married to Laura for 20 years and they share their home with 3 dogs: Sydney, a Red Heeler Mix, Lili, a silver dapple Dachshund, and the newest edition, Hamilton, a Boston Bull Terrier/Chihuahua mix.
Janice moved to the Grand Valley in 1998 after serving in the United States Army. She has three grown children and two grandchildren. Janice has always loved and cared for animals. With an extensive clerical and bookkeeping background, she joined TRAH in 2016 as Client Care Specialist. Janice enjoys going on hikes with Coral her golden retriever, while her 16 year old cat, Domino relaxes at home.
April has a deep love and respect for animals and knew early on that she wanted to work in animal care. She graduated from Mesa State College with a Bachelor of Science degree, and has worked at TRAH for more than a decade. Special interests include laboratory work, animal rehabilitation and emergency care. April earned a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant (CCRA) degree in 2016. Married, they have three children and dogs Ranger and Pike.
Amy is a Grand Junction native. She graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a Bachelor degree in Psychology in 2012, and joined Tiara Rado in 2013. She has eleven years of experience in the veterinary field, six of which were at the Grand Valley Veterinary Emergency Center. Amy’s passion is emergency medicine and anesthesia. Outdoorsy, she enjoys hiking with her four dogs, trail riding with her horse and camping.
Head Patient Care Technician
Ashley is a native to the Grand Valley and graduated from Palisade High School with honors. Always interested in healthcare, Ashley became a qualified medication administrator and worked with the elderly and mentally disabled. Since joining TRAH, her work ethic and patient care has been great. She believes in good family values, has one son, many pets, and enjoys painting, camping, hunting and fishing.
Veterinary Technicians »
Our Veterinary Technicians are an integral part of the spectrum of care at Tiara Rado Animal Hospital. Their training, skill and attention to detail ensures your pet gets the best care during the lab work through surgery phase.
After graduating from Grand Junction High School, Shayleen studied at the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver, and graduated with an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, attaining Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT). She joined Tiara Rado in 2013. Shay loves hiking, camping, road trips, family time, reading, anything to do with animals and G-Baby - her cat.
Always an animal lover, Heather fosters the human/animal bond through her employment. She has worked at pet stores and the Grand Valley Veterinary Emergency Center since 2003, and joined TRAH in 2013. She gives compassionate care to patients, especially during emergency medicine and large surgeries. She is goal oriented and loves a challenge! Married, she has three children, four dogs and a cat.
Susun married a GJ native and moved in 2013 from Dallas, Texas. She earned her License in Veterinary Technology in 2005 from Cedar Valley College in Texas, working mostly in emergency and critical care, with keen interests in client education and radiology. In 2009 Susan received her Radiology degree and worked in a pediatric orthopedic clinic for four years. In her free time she loves to be outdoors with her husband, son and dog.
Lindsay enjoys living in the Grand Valley with her two Jack Russells and an Australian Shepard mix. On her days off she rides her mule, Sunny, in the many beautiful surrounding areas. She loves being a vet tech and has been working with both large and small animals for many years.
In 1979 Kassie moved from California to be close to family, which includes niece April who also works at TRAH. Count on Kassie for great care. "The team here is friendly, professional and passionate about what they do," says Kass. “It's an inspiration to see them in action!" She spends time outdoors with family to hike, camp, 4 wheel, ride motorcycles, raft and bike.
Patient Care Technicians »
After your pet sees the doctor, the care doesn’t stop. Our Patient Care Technicians ensure that your dog or cat is as comfortable and cared for as possible until you take them back home.
Patty moved to Grand Junction from Denver. Her dog, Sage, had a badly torn ACL and luckily, Patty chose Tiara Rado to have the surgery done. She felt so comfortable with the staff during that visit that she applied for a job. She is now fulfilling her dream of caring for animals! Patty's interests include gardening and bird watching with her dogs - Sage, Rowdy and Natti.
A Grand Valley native, Tiria has a passion for animals of all kinds. She participated in 4-H livestock shows raising multiple Grand Champion Market and Showmanship animals such as pigs, sheep and cattle. Now she pursues a love of purebred dogs, showing in conformation, agility, hunting and lure coursing. Tiria enjoys riding her horse and helping youth in 4-H programs. Other hobbies include riding dirt bikes, hunting, fishing, camping and traveling.
Amanda was raised in Palisade. She started working in Health Care while in High School and received her CNA when she was 18. Amanda has worked with the elderly, the mentally ill, and in home health care before joining the animal care team at Tiara Rado Animal Hospital in 2016. Amanda is married with 2 daughters and has a dog, a cat and a ferret.
Client Care Specialists »
Even before you step into Tiara Rado Animal Hospital, our Client Care Specialists are making sure that you are our first priority by answering your questions, taking pharmacy orders and setting up appointments.
Astrid joined the Tiara Rado team in 2007, helping mostly in the kennel. Since 2009, Astrid is on the reception desk answering calls and welcoming patients, astutely helpful and sometimes in multiple languages! A graduate in linguistics from Heidelberg University in Germany, she helps translate when foreign visitors stop by. Astrid and her husband have three dogs from Germany, and they love to hunt upland, swim and hike together.
Vanessa, a Southern California native, moved to Grand Junction to be closer to family. Since a child, Vanessa has always had a love for animals – big, small, slimy, feathered or scaly. Vanessa knew she belonged in an animal hospital, and joined the TRAH team in November 2016. When not helping at the front desk, Vanessa enjoys hiking, camping, horseback riding and anything else outdoors. She feels honored to be part of such an amazing and caring team.