Dr. William T. Puryear

Veterinarian / Owner

Dr. William T. Puryear is a General Practitioner and the owner of Faithful Friends Animal Hospital since 1996.

A native of Model, Colorado, Dr. Puryear says there were two significant influences that helped him decide to become a veterinarian. “Growing up as an only child on a ranch in Southern Colorado, the animals were pretty important to me, especially an old English sheep dog named BJ,” he says. “That dog protected me, encouraged me, played with me and so on, and this loyalty stimulated a desire to help animals. Additionally, one of my science teachers, Mr. Maglia, instilled a love of science in me. I suppose you could say that B.J. helped me want to help animals and Mr. Maglia encouraged the science aspect of doing that. They are the reasons I am a veterinarian today.”

After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps as a jet mechanic, Dr. Puryear attended Colorado State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then entered Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences where he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1995.

His area of particular professional interest is surgery for which Dr. Puryear has taken a number of continuing education courses in order to expand his knowledge of orthopedic procedures. He has also completed continuing education coursework in ultrasound and otoscopic procedures.

Dr. Puryear and his wife Pamela, our Office Manager, have two children. Amanda is in her mid-twenties and has earned a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education with an emphasis in biology and teaches third grade. Danny is in his late teens and graduated from Colorado Springs Christian School in 2011 and plans to attend college and major in accounting.

At home, Dr. Puryear has a Rough Coated Collie named Maria, an English Bulldog named Lizzie and a cat named Swat. He also volunteers with the El Passo County Sheriff’s Office and the Fountain Police Department to provide care for their police K9s. His interests include Vee Amis Jitsu (he is a fourth-degree black belt), motorcycle riding, skiing, scuba diving, working out at the gym, reading, and studying Roman Catholic history and traditions. However, he says spending time with his family makes him the happiest.


Dr. Kacey Carr

Associate Veterinarian

Bio Coming Soon!


Pamela Puryear

Hospital Director / Owner

Since June of 1996, Pamela Puryear has been the Hospital Manager at Faithful Friends Animal Hospital. In addition to her years of experience, she attended the Veterinary Management School and is currently studying for certification in veterinary practice management.

“I really like working with my husband to help make our clients’ pets’ lives long, happy, and healthy ones,” she says. “I also love the clients and their animals, especially when I get to play with the baby puppies and kittens.”

When she isn’t running our office, Pamela enjoys reading, going to the gym, going on motorcycle rides, sitting on the porch swing, and listening to the sounds of life around her. At home, she has a mixed breed named Leroy Brown, Collie named Maria, English Bulldog named Lizzy, and a grey Tabby named Swat.


Katie Vella CVT

Practice Lead


RECEPTIONISTS


Lynne Roedema

Hi, I’m Lynne. I live with my husband and dog Kona in the mts. near Florissant. I’ve always loved animals & was involved with Wolf education. I started working at our veterinary clinic & have been with Faithful Friends for 25+ years. In the beginning, I was involved with many hospital duties. As we grew, I settled in as a receptionist. It’s the best as I’m able to provide service to clients that are like family and their beloved pets. Knowing I help pets have a better quality of life is very rewarding.


Kady Bauer

Hi! I am Kady. I have been working with Faithful Friends Animal Hospital since 2018. I started here part-time while I was going to school to earn my degree in American Sign Language Interpretation. After I graduated, I grew to love my job and the veterinary profession and decided to stay with Faithful Friends to work full time. I have lived in Colorado Springs my whole life and have no desire to live anywhere else. My family is close by and what other view can beat the beauty of our mountains?

I live here with my boyfriend (soon to be fiancé??) and our cat, Marie. Fittingly named after “Marie” from the Aristocats. She is incredibly spoiled, is quite accustomed to being an only-cat, and lives up to the title of “Princess”. When I am not at work, I’m spending time with friends and family, enjoying the Colorado summer weather, crocheting or reading, and rocking my crocs!


Tiffany Ferriman, CVA

Hi, my name is Tiffany. I love my profession with a passion. I love being a part of a team that cares so much for their patients and clients. I got into this profession for my love for animals. I currently finished school for my Veterinary assistant certificate, my plan is to continue my education and go to be a Certified Veterinary Technician. When I’m not in the clinic I enjoy being outdoors but with Colorado weather, I do settle with a nice movie inside. I can’t wait to meet all of you!


TECHNICIANS


Brittany Strader, CVT

Lead Technician


Brittany Archuleta

Technician


Stacy Johnson

Technician


ASSISTANTS


Cheyenne Little

Veterinary Assistant – Technician in training


Victoria Rincon

Veterinary Assistant – Technician in training


Hunter Harned

Veterinary Assistant – Technician in training