Meet Our Team

Dr. Hyden standing outside the clinic

Craig Hyden

DVM

Dr. Hyden graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University in 2000. He has been practicing medicine in the Colorado Springs area for 14 years, with the last ten being here at Crossroads Animal Hospital. Dr. Hyden practices all aspects of veterinary medicine, ranging from neuters and spays to dentals and orthopedics. He is certified in the TightRope procedure, which is the latest technique for ACL repair. Dr. Hyden has also performed over 400 CTs and MRIs on dogs and cats. He does this in concert with the Veterinary Specialty Center in Colorado Springs. As a result, he has developed a close association with the orthopedic and internal medicine specialists.

Dr. Hyden knew from the age of five that he wanted to become a veterinarian when he grew up. He enjoys caring for so many cats and dogs and establishing relationships with their owners. Dr. Hyden has interests beyond keeping these animals healthy. He loves spending time with his three children, kitesurfing, playing tennis, shooting, fast cars, and working on several never-ending home remodeling projects.

Dr. Paaymans standing outside the clinic

Schuyler Paaymans

DVM

Dr. Schuyler Paaymans graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. Following his dreams of living in the mountains of Colorado, he joined the team at Crossroads Animal Hospital.

Dr. Paaymans has special interests in nutrition, preventative wellness, soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery, microscopy, and exotic animal medicine. He has completed specialty externships in emergency medicine, cardiology, orthopedic surgery, exotic animal medicine, and general practice in hospitals across the country.

At age ten, Dr. Paaymans dreamed of becoming a veterinarian because of the strong bonds formed between pets, owners and veterinarians. He is excited to practice high-quality veterinary medicine and form lasting, positive relationships with every member of the Crossroads family. Emphasizing wellness and preventative medicine, he is dedicated to keeping your pet happy and healthy for as long as possible.

Outside of work, Dr. Paaymans enjoys spending free time hiking, painting, cooking, gardening, and playing with his blue-eyed Siberian Husky “Nova.”

Team member Tina standing in front of the clinic

Tina

Practice Manager

Tina is our Practice Manager, serving the Crossroads family since 2009. She is a native of Colorado Springs and has worked in office management for over 20 years. Her experience in Customer Care supports our goal of maintaining your pet’s good health and happiness.

Tina is passionate about developing and supporting high quality veterinary healthcare . Her compassion and empathy has been a cornerstone to her building trust and relationships with our clients. Tina was originally a client at Crossroads, as well as her parents, and now her children bring in their furry family.

When not at work, Tina enjoys spending time with her family, taking care of her grand kids and evenings relaxing on the deck soaking up the beautiful views.

Team member Missy with her pet dogs

Missy

Receptionist

Missy is one of the two receptionists and has been a member of the Crossroads family since November 2017. She began her career in the human medical field, before transferring her experience to the veterinarian industry.

Missy loves animals, she especially appreciates their loyalty and unconditional love. One of Missy’s favorite things about in the veterinarian industry is helping animals to feel better and educate owners on how to give their pets a happy and healthy life.

When not at work, Missy enjoys spending time with her family that includes her husband, young two sons, two beta fish and two dogs named Marley and Zoey. Missy also loves to hike, camp, watch movies, read and do yoga. She hopes to someday travel the world working as a landscape photographer.

Team member Caitlyn with her pet dog

Caitlyn

Receptionist 

Caitlyn is one of the two receptionist working at Crossroads. She has been a member of the Crossroads family since July 2018. Before finding her love for animal care she received her Associates Degree in Fire Science and Technology.

Animals have always had a spot in Caitlyn’s heart but after volunteering at a few local animal rescues she found a passion for helping them grow, recover and learn. Now she wakes up everyday happy and looking forward to work.

When not at work Caitlyn can be found hiking, camping, working on cars and enjoying time with her boyfriend Alex, her dog, two cats and two lizards.

Team member Miranda holding two tiny kittens

Miranda

Veterinary Assistant

Miranda is currently a veterinary assistant at Crossroads and is training to be a vet tech. She started at Crossroads in September 2018, two years after moving to Colorado from Michigan. She received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Michigan State University with a minor in Biology. She previously worked at a local shelter in Michigan and for the MSU vet school.

After years of horseback training and caring for horses, Miranda decided to combine her love for animals with her passion for science with a career in the veterinary field. Her favorite parts about her job are the diverse animal interactions, including working with exotics and providing safety and comfort during medical procedures.

When not at work Miranda enjoys learning new languages, cooking, working out and playing video games. Her family includes her partner Aaron, and a menagerie of pets including 2 cats, a dog, a ferret, a bearded dragon and a frilled dragon.

Team member Jackie holding a cat

Jackie

Veterinary Assistant 

Jackie was born and raised in Colorado Springs and has been a member of the Crossroads family as a veterinary assistant since June 2018. She received her training from Pima Medical Institute in Washington State.

Jackie had a desire to work in the veterinary field from a young age. Her favorite thing about working with animals is seeing a once sick pet come back thriving and doing well. She knew she had chosen the right profession when she realized she was the happiest she had every been at her place of employment.

Jackie lives with her mom, grandma, two siblings and her fur babies, her two kitties. She loves new adventures whether its living them or reading about them.

Team member Karinna holding a black kitten

Karinna

Veterinary Technician 

Karinna was born in Peyton Colorado and has been working as a vet tech since November 2014. She has been with the Crossroads family since December 2018.

She started working in the vet industry because she had a passion for the medical field and felt it would be even better with animals. Her favorite thing about her work is being a part of the healing process. Karinna knew she was in the right field when she watched and assisted with her first surgery.

When Karinna is not at work she enjoys spending time with her fur family which includes her three dogs, an Aussie-Border Collie named Katana, two Blue Heelers named Rheaya and Aria and a calico cat named Jelly Bean. She also loves yoga and outdoor activities such as camping and fishing.

Team member Nancy with her two dogs

Nancy

Veterinary Technician 

Nancy moved to Colorado Springs in 1996 when she was adopted and started at Crossroads in 2007 as a receptionist, after about a year she started training in house to become a vet tech. She was able to start working as a vet tech ever since.

Nancy has always strove to help those who can’t be heard which lead to her to the veterinarian field. She works hard to provide excellent care to both the pet owners and the patients. She knew she was in the right place after seeing her efforts help improve the life of the patients.

Nancy’s family includes her son and her three dogs. Nancy would like to continue her education and help educate others in how to provide the best care for their pets.

Team member Mariana with her pet dog

Mariana

Veterinary Technician 

Mariana moved to Colorado Springs from New Jersey to be closer to her parents. She has spend the last 12 years as a vet tech and started at Crossroads in May of 2019.

Since her first day volunteering at an animal shelter Mariana hasn’t seen herself doing anything else. She loves to foster kittens and help take care of all different variety of animals. Her favorite thing about working with animals is too see them feel better after they had been sick.

She has two fur children, a rescue dog named Katniss and a cat named Neo. She finds joy in fostering for Douglas Country Animal Rescue in her free time and she previously worked with police dogs in North Carolina for 2 years.