Dr. Stefanoff was raised in the small town of Delta, Utah. He was raised on a family farm, where he developed a strong love and appreciation for animals. During high school and college he worked with the veterinarian of his home town, who inspired him to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.
Dr. Stefanoff attended Utah State University and earned a bachelors degree in Bio-Veterinary Science with a minor in Chemistry. He graduated from Colorado State University earning his doctorate degree in veterinary medicine in 2006. After veterinary school, Dr. Stefanoff completed an internship at a very busy referral and emergency animal hospital in Mesa Arizona. The internship was a great learning experience with an emphasis in internal medicine and surgery.
Dr. Stefanoff has many hobbies most of which involve animals. He loves the outdoors and spending time with his family, many of whom live in the Herriman/Riverton area. Dr. Stefanoff primarily works with dogs and cats and has special interests in surgery and internal medicine.
Dr. Rebecca Y. Amesbury was born and raised in the agricultural community of Gilroy, California (known as the Garlic Capital of the World). She always planned on being a veterinarian when she grew up. She worked at veterinary clinics in Gilroy and Hollister, CA after high school and her appreciation for a variety of animals was enhanced by the patients themselves and co-workers.
Dr. Amesbury graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Bio-Veterinary Science (with minors in biology, chemistry and Spanish). She spent 18 months in Santiago, Chile as an LDS missionary before attending Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. While attending veterinary school, she worked as a small animal surgery on-call technician. She also worked in a research laboratory, dealing with monoclonal antibodies and Johne's Disease. She graduated with her doctorate in 2007, and spent 4 years practicing veterinary medicine at a busy five-doctor small animal practice in Spokane, Washington. Preventative medicine, internal medicine and soft tissue surgery skills were some of her areas of emphasis.
Dr. Amesbury, her husband (Brian), sons (Porter, Preston, & Thatcher), daughter (Cambria), and their Sphynx cat, Maynard, relocated to Utah in September of 2011. They enjoy nature, music, literature, and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Amesbury enjoys all types of animals, although she has focused her medical practice on dogs and cats.
Dr. Hope Teyler was raised in the small town of Alamosa, Colorado. She decided in the 8th grade that she wanted to be a veterinarian, and never wavered from that course. As a senior in high school she was awarded Colorado State University's Vet Start Scholarship which allowed her to be admitted to veterinary school after completing 3 years of undergraduate work at Colorado State.
Dr. Teyler earned her doctorate degree from CSU in 2004. After veterinary school she practiced outside Palm Springs, CA for 3 years before relocating to a practice in Park City, UT. In 2011, she took a job as the Resident Veterinarian at Broadview University, veterinary technician school, for the West Jordan, UT campus. Dr. Teyler joined Copper View in 2014 as a relief veterinarian and came on as a full time associate in 2015.
Dr. Teyler's special interests as a veterinarian include dentistry and feline medicine. She adores both dogs and cats, but has a particular passion for improving the overall veterinary experience for felines.
When Dr. Teyler is not at work, she loves spending time with her 4 cats- Sally, Jon Snow, Rhaegar, and Tormund. She enjoys playing the piano, swimming, fishing, and gardening.
Dr. Kershisnik graduated with his DVM degree from the Washington State University/Utah State University joint program in 2018 and chose Copper View to begin his career, bringing his amazing skills and knowledge. He chose to become a veterinarian because he wanted to help people take care of their pets. Dr. Kershisnik loves working at Copper View because the environment is so positive and that everyone who works here has the clients’ best interests at heart.
When he isn’t working, Dr. Kershisnik loves spending time with his wife and 3 kids- 2 boys and 1 girl. He also has 2 dogs- a whippet name Nigel and a chihuahua named Olive. In his spare time he loves to listen to music, play games with friends, and hang out with his kids.
Kris was born and raised in Utah and has always been an animal lover, especially cats. After 15 years in the banking industry, Kris decided to follow her heart and begin a career in veterinary medicine. She graduated with honors from Broadview University in 2013 with an A.A.S. Veterinary Technology.
She and her husband Kevin have a houseful with cats, dogs and chickens. They love them all and spoil them rotten.
Some of Kris’ favorite hobbies include gardening, swimming, & yoga.
Shannon attended Jordan Technical School and earned an AAS in Pre-Vet from Snow College.
She loves spending time with her husband Joe, their cat Poppy, her family, and bowling.
Lisa grew up in Utah and has had many different pets throughout her life. She always had a love for animals and wanted to pursue a career in helping them. Lisa received her degree in Veterinary Technology from Broadview University and has been a technician ever since. She joined the Copper View team in July 2012. Lisa decided to become a technician because she loves animals and science. She says that her favorite part about the job are the people she works with and her patients.
Lisa enjoys spending time with her 2 kids, Titan and Maizee, and her own pets- Zamboni (a golden retriever), Every and Ledger (cats) and Knotts and Psari (axolotls). When she isn’t working, Lisa loves to go hiking, camping, and boating.
Rachel was born and raised in Sandy, Utah and has always had animals in her home. Her love for animals, the medical field, and her desire to help pushed her to become a veterinary technician. After 8 years in the customer service business, she decided to go back to school to get her degree in veterinary technology from Broadview University. She graduated in June 2014 with her degree in veterinary technology.
Rachel and her husband, Brian, live in Sandy with their three dogs; Cody, Bailey, Henry, and their cat, Milo. When she is not spending time with her family, she loves listening to all types of music, going camping, and spending time outdoors.
Heather joined Copper View in April 2017 as she was finishing her CVT degree at Broadview University. She chose this career because she loves animals and medicine. When she isn’t at work, Heather loves spending time with her furry buddy, a 12 year old Spinone named Bruno who she has had since he was a puppy.
Ronda joined Copper View in 2017.
Maurveen joined Copper View in 2017.
Becky joined Copper View in June 2018, and has her Associate’s Degree from Broadview University. She loves animals and wanted a career where she could work with them every day. She says that her favorite part of the job is all of our patients. Becky enjoys spending time with her own animals when she isn’t at work. She has 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a tortoise.
Kim graduated from Broadview University in September, 2013. Kim joined Copper View in 2016.
Kim has 3 children with her husband, Matt.
Beth joined our team at Copper View in 2017, and has worked as a veterinary technician since 2006. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Bio-Veterinary Science from Utah State University. Beth decided to become a vet tech because she loves animals, science, and helping people and their pets. Her favorite part about the job is seeing the difference we can make when pets get to go home feeling better. She enjoys learning more about how to best care for her patients and helping to make the veterinary experience less stressful for animals and their owners.
When she isn’t at work, she loves spending time with her husband, Marc, and can usually be found with her 3 kids, Ryan, David, and Emily. She also enjoys playing with her 4 dogs, Ellie, Gwen, Bridget, and Tara, as well as hiking, camping, reading, and spending time outdoors.
Melody joined Copper View in May 2018, though she had been a veterinary technician for several years before that. She loves being able to work with animals all day and nurse them back to health. Melody chose to become a technician because she loves animals and always has.
When she isn’t at work, Melody is usually chasing around her wonderful, wild, sassy 2 year old daughter. She also has 2 cute dogs- Drake (a pitbull) and Roxy (a bulldog). In her spare time she loves being outdoors. She also enjoys tumbling, dancing, going on adventures with her daughter and hanging out with her friends and family.
Jess joined our team in April 2019. She has a Veterinary Technician Associates Degree. Jess chose this career because he’s likes to help animals. She likes having a career that she looks forward to. One thing she is especially passionate about is cats and educating people on cat behavior, and loves that there is always an opportunity to learn more.
When she working here, Jess likes spending time with her cat, Lucy, and enjoys hiking, painting, going to the gym, and traveling.
Jane joined Copper View in 2020.
Mercedes joined Copper View in 2021.
Miranda joined Copper View in 2021.
Heather was born and raised in Sandy, UT. She is the middle of 3 kids and the only one that isn't a computer programmer. Instead she followed her love of animals into the veterinary field and has worked as a receptionist for over 8 years.
Heather shares a home in Sandy with her sister and 3 cats- Jayne, Annie, Kitty, and 2 gerbils.
Heather enjoys getting lost in other worlds created in books and movies and occasionally will use a pen and paper to create worlds of her own.
Karin has been a part of the Copper View team since April 2019, and has earned her Diploma for Veterinary Assisting. She chose this field to pursue her love and passion for animals and being able to help them every day. She loves connecting with people and their furry family members and always tries to make the trip to the vet a positive experience for both people and their pets.
When she isn’t working, Karin enjoys target shooting, spending time outside, running, baking, working hard and getting her hands dirty, going on drives through rural country, and spending time with her family. Karin has raised chickens her whole life, and currently has 2 chickens as well as a miniature bull terrier named Maximus.
Nash joined us at Copper View in January 2020. He is currently a senior in high school, and says he loves everything about this job! When he isn’t working, he loves soccer, video games, and listening to music. Nash has 3 shar-peis, a yorkiepoo, and a cat.