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 20 years, with the last 16 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 spends his 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 and especially appreciates their loyalty and unconditional love. One of Missy’s favorite things about being in the veterinary 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, which 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 receptionists working at Crossroads Animal Hospital. 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. 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, and working on cars. She also enjoys time with her boyfriend Alex, her dog, two cats, and two lizards.

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 spent the last 12 years as a vet tech and started at Crossroads in May of 2019.

Ever since she volunteered 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 to see them feel better after being 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.

Rebekah

Certified Veterinary Technician 

Rebekah has been with Crossroads Animal Hospital as a Certified Veterinary Technician since November 2019. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at UCCS and completed her Associates degree in Veterinary Technology at Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. Rebekah loves the senior pets and enjoys the challenge of difficult cases. Outside of work, Rebekah enjoys spending time with family, reading, and discovering new restaurants.

Tamara

Veterinary Technician 

Tamara grew up as an Army brat and moved to Colorado in 2014 to stay closer to family. She got her Veterinary Technician education through Pima Medical Institute and graduated in 2018.

Since she was a little girl and took care of wild bunnies without a mother, Tamara has always been a big believer in giving pets the best care that they deserve. She also is passionate about educating pet owners.

Tamara has two fur babies and plans on getting more in the future. She spends her free time drawing or painting and spending time with family.

Katelyn

Certified Veterinary Technician 

KK Started at Crossroads Animal Hospital in January of 2020. KK received her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2015 from Pima Medical Institute. KK loves all aspects of her job but has a special passion for surgery and dentistry.

When she isn’t at work she is enjoying time at home with her husband, son and three rescue dogs. KK enjoys her free time doing cross stitch, crochet , and family game nights.