Baker's Bridge Veterinary Clinic

8350 CR 203, Suite A
Durango, CO 81301


Our Staff


Jill Brazell:

Jill is our head technician, chief ordering officer and general know-it-all. She grew up in Durango on the banks of the Animas River. She began working at BBVC in 1994, a short six months after the clinic opened. Jill enjoys canine agility, hiking, recreating at Lake Powell and about anything outdoors. She has two border collies, Spyder and Tick and a reservation mutt named Batman.

Patricia Dougherty:  

Patty considers herself a local of Durango since residing here permanently in 1996.  Born and raised in Phoenix, AZ and serving in the US Army for 6 years provided an opportunity to travel in the US and abroad.  Patty received a B.S. from Maryland University and worked previously with State Farm Insurance for 15 years, then with our local La Plata County Humane Society for 3 years before joining the fantastic team of Baker's Bridge Veterinary Clinic in 2007.  She has 2 children and 1 Standard Poodle, Diggory.  She enjoys traveling, biking, skiing, and just about anything to do with being outdoors!

Kerri Purma:

Kristi Green:  

Kristi is a vet assistant who has lived in many places before settling down in Durango; Florida, Connecticut, California, and two brief stints in Arizona and Idaho. She grew up with a love of all animals and began horseback riding at a young age in Florida. After pursuing a career in personal training back east, Kristi ventured westward to see what California and Colorado had to offer. Upon moving to Durango, Kristi sought a veterinarian for her dog which then transpired into working for Dr. Marshall. Not only does she work at Baker’s Bridge Vet Clinic, Kristi is also a wrangler at Rapp Corral. Kristi has two dogs, Grommet and Cali, and a ball python named Luci.

Haley Hamilton:  

Haley is our resident “3/4 of a veterinarian” who works with us whenever she can escape Fort Collins. She was born and raised in Durango, obtained a biology degree at Colorado College, and is currently in her senior year of vet school at Colorado State University. Haley aspires to return home to join forces with Dr. Marshall and the Baker’s Bridge crew as soon as possible. Her skills include neutering kittens, diagnosing torn ACLs, dominating the volleyball court, and impersonating Flavor Flav. She also likes to hike, bike, ski, paddle-board, eat at Zia Taqueria, and cuddle with her dog and cat, Romeo and Juliet.

Emma Levendoski:  

Emma is known to many as one of the tall blondes that works in the office, but to us she goes by Barney, Long Arms, “you there”, or some combination of the above. Emma has been spending summers in Durango for many years before moving here full-time in 2016 after graduating with a degree in Animal Behavior from Bucknell University. She has since left to attend Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine where she is completing her first year but will be back to join us for the summer! While home, she enjoys hiking with her dogs, paddle-boarding, snowboarding and hanging out with the squad at BBVC.