Meet Our Team

Dr. Hyden standing outside the clinic

Craig Hyden


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


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


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 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.


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.


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.


Tech Assistant

David’s military family settled in the springs back in 2004, and he has stayed since to pursue his academic goals. He started at Crossroads in February 2020 to gain experience and time in his pursuit of veterinary school. Having completed his B.S. in Biomedical Sciences, he is eagerly awaiting acceptance in veterinary school to achieve his longstanding goal of obtaining his DVM.

When not on the job, David enjoys reading books, spending time with friends, crocheting, and watching classic movies. He has one big, old buddy named Riley who will always accept booty scratches from anyone.