Meet Our Team
Dr. Nathan Stefanoff- Owner/Head Veterinarian
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 out doors and spending time with his family, many of whom live in the Herriman/Riverton area. Dr. Stefanoff primarily works with dogs and cats however, also enjoys working with small mammals and reptiles.
Dr. Rebecca Y. Amesbury-Associate Veterinarian
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 (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), daughter (Cambria), and their Sphynx cat, Aimee, 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. Gilbert Orme -Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Gilbert Orme graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in veterinary medicine and surgery in 1972. Dr. Orme has practiced in Utah since his graduation.
He retired from Sugar House Veterinary Hospital in 2013 after 39 years. Retirement was nice, but due to enjoying the profession, he still works part time here at Copper View.
He has been married to his wife, Carol, for 45 years. They have 7 children and 20 grandchildren so far.
Dr. Hope Teyler-Associate Veterinarian
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 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, soft tissue surgery, and feline medicine. She adores both dogs and cats, but has a particular passion for improving the overall veterinary experience for felines.
Dr. Teyler lives in Salt Lake with her fiancee, Mark, and their 4 cats- Tommy, Sally, Jon Snow, & Rhaegar. She enjoys playing the piano, swimming, fishing, and gardening.
Dr. Vanessa Davis-Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Vanessa Davis grew up all over the country in Maryland, Oklahoma, and Oregon. Her pathway to veterinary medicine began with her love of all animals, but especially horses, and she has spent many happy hours on horseback. After living for many years in the rainy Pacific Northwest, she relocated to Utah in 2017 to enjoy sunshine, snow, and four seasons.
Dr. Davis attended Brigham Young University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Animal and Veterinary Science. She attended veterinary school at Oregon State University and graduated with her doctorate in 2009. While at veterinary school, she worked in a research lab studying NMDA receptors in the brain, and their role in memory and aging. Following graduation, Dr. Davis spent a year in a busy mixed animal practice treating dogs and cats, then driving all over the countryside to treat farm animals. She spent the next seven years in small animal general and emergency practice. Her areas of special interest are animal behavior, internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery. A low-stress, positive experience is her goal for each patient and client she sees in the clinic.
When not practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Davis spends time with her husband (Keith), and three children (Kaitlyn, Gavin, and Trenton). They enjoy camping, riding bikes, reading, and baking.
Dr. James Kershisnik-Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Kershisnik recently graduated from Washington State University and chose Copper View to begin his career, bringing his amazing skills and knowledge.
Kris Egan, CVT- Veterinary Hospital Manager
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, chickens, and a rescued tortoise. They love them all and spoil them rotten.
Some of Kris’ favorite hobbies include gardening, swimming, & yoga.
Lisa - Veterinary Technician
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 haks been a technician ever since.
Lisa enjoys spending time with her 2 kids and 2 adopted cats. She also loves to go hiking, camping, and boating.
Rachel - Certified Veterinary Technician
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.
Shannon- Veterinary Technician
Shannon also attended Jordan Technical School and has an AAS in Pre-Vet from Snow College.
She loves spending time with her husband Joe, her family, and bowling.
Dianna- Veterinary Technician
Dianna graduated from Broadview University in September, 2013. She has worked as a veterinary technician as several clinics and joined Copper View in 2017.
Dianna loves all animals and she and her husband have several themselves!
Heather J- Veterinary Technician
Heather joined Copper View in 2017.
Ronda- Veterinary Technician
Ronda joined Copper View in 2017.
Maurveen- Veterinary Technician
Maurveen joined Copper View in 2017.
Becky-Veterinary Technician part-time
Becky joined Copper View in 2018.
Mary- Veterinary Technician part-time
Mary is currently completing her veterinary technology degree online. She has worked in client services as a lead veterinary technician at Banfield Pet Hospital.
Mary has cats and dogs, among them a 3 legged Pomeranian named Toby.
Kim-Veterinary Technician part-time
Kim graduated from Broadview University in September, 2013. Kim joined Copper View in 2016.
Kim has 2 children with her husband, Matt.
Beth-Veterinary Technician part-time
Beth joined Copper View in 2017.
Melody-Veterinary Technician part-time
Melody joined Copper View in 2018.
Reception, Grooming, & Assistants
Cindy is a true animal lover. She has a Boston Terrier and a cat named Prince. Cindy and her family enjoy horses and can often be found at the local high school rodeos.
Heather K- Receptionist
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.
Robin- Pet Stylist
Brooke- Pet Bather
Gina- Veterinary Assistant
Gina grew up in Park City. She lived in Grand Junction, CO for a years and is now lives in here in Utah.
She has a daughter, 1 crazy dog, 2 old cats, 2 chickens, and 3 very spoiled guinea pigs!
Gina enjoys karate with her daughter, sewing things for her guinea pigs, baking, gardening, and hiking.
Nicole- Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist
Roy- Veterinary Assistant
TeAnna- Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist