Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Veterinarians

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.

Hospital Manager

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.

Veterinary Technicians

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- Receptionist

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

Buy Your Pets Medications From the Comfort of Your Home!

rx_site_logo_2.jpg

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am

6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am

6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am

6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am

6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am

6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am

1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

Location

Find us on the map

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Testimonials Coming Soon..."

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

  • 6 Questions to Ask At Your Senior Pet's Next Check Up

    Want to keep your senior pet healthy and happy? Ask these six questions at your pet's next check up. ...

    Read More
  • Why the Controversy About Pet Vaccinations?

    As with anything, pet vaccinations can be too much of a good thing. Similar to parents who are learning more about vaccinations for children, veterinarians and pet owners alike are beginning to question some of the standard wisdom when it comes to protecting pets. There are certain fatal diseases against ...

    Read More
  • Pet Clothes: A Fashion Statement or a Necessity?

    There is nothing cuter than a pet in a colorful sweater, but do our furry friends really need to wear clothing? Although clothing is not a necessity for every pet, some animals benefit from a little extra protection during cold or damp days. Others enjoy wearing festive clothing during holidays or other ...

    Read More
  • Introducing a New Pet to Your Current Ones

    Pet Proofing Your Home Introducing your new pet to your current one is only a single part of the equation relating to taking a new pet home. You also have to make sure your new pet is comfortable in your home, which is a foreign environment to the animal. Like humans, animals can experience high levels ...

    Read More
  • Put Some Teeth Into Your Pet’s Dental Care

    According to the American Animal Hospital Association, nearly two-thirds of pets suffer from dental problems because their owners do not provide dental care for them. Imagine what would happen to your own teeth if they were never brushed or examined by a dentist. The same thing can happen with your pet’s ...

    Read More
  • Managing Pet Allergies in Kids

    Are you concerned that your child's allergies may mean that you will have to give up your pet? Although rehoming a pet may be necessary if allergies are severe, most children can live with pets if you are willing to make a few changes. The Problem About three in 10 people who have allergies are allergic ...

    Read More
  • Euthanasia: Saying Goodbye

    It's not easy to say goodbye to cherished pets, even those that have lived long, happy lives. Although you may hate the thought of life without your pet, euthanasia can be the kindest decision you can make when your friend is suffering. Making the Decision If your pet has been seriously injured in a ...

    Read More
  • Is a Wet Nose a Sign of a Healthy Pet?

    Have you ever heard that a wet nose is a sign that your pet is healthy? Although that's often the case, it's not always true. A moist nose can benefit your pet in several ways, but it doesn't necessarily guarantee good health. How Does a Wet Nose Help My Pet? Have you ever been woken at 5 a.m. by a cold, ...

    Read More
  • Obesity and Diabetes in Pets

    Think diabetes only affect people? Overweight pets may be at risk too. ...

    Read More
  • Does Your Cat Have a Grooming Problem?

    Noticed a sudden change in your cat's grooming habits? Over- or under-grooming can be a sign of trouble. ...

    Read More

Newsletter Signup

Sign up for more articles