Our Team

OrthoPets is what you would consider to be a “well-oiled machine.” Our team is made up of a small group of people with a large variety of background experience.

Our modification team is comprised of a group of individuals with special interest and experience ranging from 3-D modeling, CAD and the human world of braces and prosthetics. Our assembly team is comprised of individuals from the veterinary field, experienced contractors and even experts in exotic species.

The Case Managers assisting you and your veterinarian through the process is comprised of Certified Veterinary Technicians with at least 8 years of clinical experience ranging from general practice, emergency and critical care, rehabilitation and internal medicine.

Our entire team is trained in Veterinary Orthotics & Prosthetics (V-OP) by our owner and founder, Martin Kaufmann as well as our Surgical & Sports Medicine Consultant, Dr. Felix Duerr.

We have pulled together the strengths of all of our employees with intensive training in order to provide our referring veterinarians and clients the best possible V-OP experience.

We feel that when you are searching for the right V-OP provider for your pet, it is important that you feel comfortable and connected with us. We understand this is not just a dog brace or prosthetic for you and your family. This is a second chance for your pet, maybe even a third or fourth. With that, we want you to know more about us!

  • Martin Kaufmann, Founder of OrthoPets
    Martin Kaufmann, Founder of OrthoPets
    Owner/Founder
  • Amy Kaufmann, CEO of OrthoPets
    Amy Kaufmann, CEO of OrthoPets
    CEO of OrthoPets
  • Doug Beck, Operations Director
    Doug Beck, Operations Director
    OrthoPets Operations Director
  • Dr. Felix Duerr
    Dr. Felix Duerr
    OrthoPets Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Consultant
  • Ashley, CVT
    Ashley, CVT
    OrthoPets Senior Case Manager and Supervisor
  • Courtney, CVT
    Courtney, CVT
    OrthoPets Case Manager
  • Jessica, Project Manager
    Jessica, Project Manager
    OrthoPets Project Manager
  • Erica, CVT
    Erica, CVT
    OrthoPets Case Manager
  • Jorden, VT
    Jorden, VT
    OrthoPets Case Manager
  • JT, V-OP Technician
    JT, V-OP Technician
    OrthoPets V-OP Technician
  • Roxy, V-OP Technician
    Roxy, V-OP Technician
    OrthoPets V-OP Technician
  • Chris, V-OP Technician
    Chris, V-OP Technician
    OrthoPets V-OP Technician
  • Dustin, V-OP Technician
    Dustin, V-OP Technician
    OrthoPets V-OP Technician
  • Josh, Lead Modifier
    Josh, Lead Modifier
    OrthoPets Lead Modifier and Lab Supervisor
  • Wayne, V-OP Technician
    Wayne, V-OP Technician
    OrthoPets V-OP Technician
Martin Kaufmann, Founder of OrthoPets
Owner/Founder

Martin Kaufmann, Founder of OrthoPets

American Board of Certification, Orthotics, Prosthetics, Pedorthics
Martin began his career as an Orthotic & Prosthetic Technologist after graduating from Century College. He furthered his education in the field or orthotics and prosthetics and pedorthoics at Temple University. He enjoyed a rewarding 12-year career working with several companies including Tamarack Habilitations Technologies Inc, The Shriners Hospital (Intermountain Unit) and Winkley’s Orthopedics designing, fabricating, fitting and modifying custom orthotic and prosthetic devices. During his career, he graduated from Temple University Podiatric Department with a Pedorthotic Practitioner degree and the University of Phoenix with a Business Administration degree.

Martin has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Colorado Christian University and is a Psychotherapist. Martin is currently in a doctoral program in Christian Leadership and Education.

Check out Martin’s Counseling centers at https://zonecounseling.com and https://www.seventeentwenty.org

Martin lectures at many major universities, consults with hundreds of veterinarians, has published works in the “North American Rehabilitation Guide”, and continues to advance the new profession of veterinary orthotics and prosthetics.

Martin’s personal interests include advanced biomechanical research, spending time with his family, camping, golfing, hiking, sewing, music production, architecture, and 3D computer aided product design.

Amy Kaufmann, CEO of OrthoPets
CEO of OrthoPets

Amy Kaufmann, CEO of OrthoPets

Amy has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Education. Amy oversees all the business aspects of OrthoPets. Amy also works with Prison Fellowship as an instructor at the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility. Amy is a licensed psychotherapist.

Amy enjoys trying new restaurants, working out, and spending time with her family!

Doug Beck, Operations Director
OrthoPets Operations Director

Doug Beck

Doug’s background includes serving in the Army, Navy Reserves and then law enforcement. His career in the private sector started in manufacturing, and from there he developed skills in business operations including cost management and process efficiencies. His experience includes business development, relationship building, sales and mentoring.

Doug’s personal interests include spending time with his wife and two children. He loves outdoor adventures including backpacking, 4-wheeling, overlanding and hunting.

Dr. Felix Duerr
OrthoPets Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Consultant

Dr. Felix Duerr

Dr. Duerr earned his veterinary degree in Germany. He completed his internships in Saskatoon, Canada followed by his surgical residency/master’s program at Colorado State University. Dr. Duerr is the only practicing small animal veterinarian in Colorado that is double boarded by both the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR). He worked in private practice for four years prior to joining Colorado State University in 2011. Dr. Duerr’s research focus is clinical studies aimed at improving animal health and quality of life related to orthopedic problems. His clinical interests include sports medicine and rehabilitation, cranial cruciate ligament injury including the investigation of alternative treatment methods, injury prevention, minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy) and arthritis. Current research projects include the development of novel gait analysis techniques, evaluation of new treatment options for arthritis (surgical and non-surgical), and investigation of techniques to enhance bone healing. Dr. Duerr joined the OrthoPets team as their Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Consultant in the fall of 2014.

Ashley, CVT
OrthoPets Senior Case Manager and Supervisor

Ashley

Ashley grew up in Minnesota and received her AAS in Veterinary Technology in 2008 and became a certified veterinary technician. She moved to Colorado in 2009 because of her love for the mountains and outdoors. Ashley worked in a general practice and pain management veterinary hospital for 7 years, then moved to specialty medicine in 2015 and worked in the surgery department. She has worked with an array of extensive surgeries from soft tissue to orthopedics, as well as managed the mobile surgery department.

Ashley enjoys spending her time with her new baby girl and her husband while exploring all that Colorado has to offer. Their favorite activities are skiing/snowboarding, hiking, and camping. Hopefully adding a furry companion to their family is in the future!

Courtney, CVT
OrthoPets Case Manager

Courtney

Courtney grew up in Brighton, CO and graduated from Brighton High School. She then joined the United States Navy as an Aviation Ordnanceman from 2005-2010. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Pima Medical Institute in 2014 where she received her AAS in Veterinary Technology.

She lived in San Diego, CA and moved back home to CO to raise her kids where she grew up!

Courtney enjoys spending her free time with her two kids and two dogs (a Great Dane named Miles and a Beagle named Yankee).

Jessica, Project Manager
OrthoPets Project Manager

Jessica

Jessica

Jessica is a Colorado native and received her Bachelor of Arts in Music Theatre at Colorado Mesa University in 2015. She has worked in customer service since her first restaurant hosting job in high school and enjoys being a front desk wizard.

Jessica enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Josh, and their two cats Marley and Burt Reynolds. She can’t get enough time with her family and if that time can be spent up in the mountains, even better. She also enjoys hiking, gardening, playing frisbee, and singing while playing her ukulele.

Erica, CVT
OrthoPets Case Manager

Erica

Erica grew up in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and then lived in New Mexico until she graduated high school. She moved back because she loves the mountains, snow, and all the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer. Erica received her AAS in Veterinary Technology in June of 2011, became certified shortly after and worked in general practice for 8 years.

Erica likes to spend her free time going to kickboxing and running terrain races, as well as hiking and karaoke with friends. She currently lives with 3 very fluffy cats.

Jorden, VT
OrthoPets Case Manager

Jorden BA

Jorden is a Colorado native who came to OrthoPets after a long stint working in the world of independent bookstores. She spends most of her free time riding horses and training them for the sport of equestrian vaulting, which combines dance and gymnastics moves on the back of a moving horse. She also enjoys reading, photography, baking, and spending time with her cat Bertie.

JT, V-OP Technician
OrthoPets V-OP Technician

JT

JT

JT is a native born in Conifer, Colorado and was raised along the Front Range. He enjoys live music and is a fan of progressivemetal and hip-hop. He enjoys spending his free time outside or watching different kinds of movies. He has a love for cooking and his cats Burt Reynolds and Marley.

Roxy, V-OP Technician
OrthoPets V-OP Technician

Roxy

Roxy

Roxy grew up in Colorado and went to school at Metropolitan State University of Denver for an Industrial Design degree. In her free time, she likes to build tables, go snowboarding, hang out with friends, and attend Red Rocks concerts. She also has a beautiful Pitbull mix named Gunner. They enjoy the mountains by going on hikes.

Chris, V-OP Technician
OrthoPets V-OP Technician

Chris

Chris grew up on a dairy farm in Michigan and after high school, Chris went into the construction business but after several years in the asphalt industry, Chris felt something was amiss. The opportunity came for a career change making orthotic and prosthetics for humans. For the last 10 years, he has been fabricating human O&P devices.

The last 6 years, Chris worked at a human clinic just outside of Chicago where he specialized in knee ankle foot orthotics. A visit to Colorado a year earlier had given him a destination and he decided to send his resume to OrthoPets. OrthoPets was the perfect fit for Chris because it allowed him to use his experiences in the human field of O&P and his love for animals!

Dustin, V-OP Technician
OrthoPets V-OP Technician

Dustin

Dustin hails from the East Coast and in 2008 moved West to Colorado to pursue higher education. After investigating a handful of different career paths he found perch in the world of animation receiving a bachelor of fine arts from Savannah College of Art and Design with an emphasis in stop motion fabrication. Dustin applies his array of backgrounds to the modifying process, joining the OrthoPets team in 2020.

Dustin enjoys adventuring with his wife and three kids as well as with their long haired dachshund, Gus. When Dustin is not with his family you can usually find him making and crafting in his shop or playing Dungeons and Dragons with his friends.

Josh, Lead Modifier
OrthoPets Lead Modifier and Lab Supervisor

Josh

Josh is a native to Colorado. He worked in the human field of orthotics for several years and decided to bring his knowledge from the human field to the animal field by joining the OrthoPets team in 2009.

Josh’s personal interests include playing various styles of music on both the electric and upright bass. He also enjoys spending time with his family, cats, and long drives to the mountains.

Wayne, V-OP Technician
OrthoPets V-OP Technician

Wayne

Wayne was raised in Minnesota and comes to OrthoPets with a diverse background, including aviation, specialized trucking, and manufacturing. He is a 24 year veteran of the US Air Force and is FAA licensed in multiple areas in the field of aviation. He is especially skilled in welding, fabrication, and construction, which bring a unique perspective in production. This perspective, combined with aviation training in three-dimensional energy management and power transfer, helps Wayne adjust and modify devices as needed for optimal client fit and function. Outside of OrthoPets, Wayne, along with his wife and dog, enjoy all that Colorado has to offer including skiing, hiking, biking, and camping.

  • Martin Kaufmann, Founder of OrthoPets
    Martin Kaufmann, Founder of OrthoPets
    Owner/Founder
  • Amy Kaufmann, CEO of OrthoPets
    Amy Kaufmann, CEO of OrthoPets
    CEO of OrthoPets
  • Doug Beck, Operations Director
    Doug Beck, Operations Director
    OrthoPets Operations Director
  • Dr. Felix Duerr
    Dr. Felix Duerr
    OrthoPets Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Consultant
  • Ashley, CVT
    Ashley, CVT
    OrthoPets Senior Case Manager and Supervisor
  • Courtney, CVT
    Courtney, CVT
    OrthoPets Case Manager
  • Jessica, Project Manager
    Jessica, Project Manager
    OrthoPets Project Manager
  • Erica, CVT
    Erica, CVT
    OrthoPets Case Manager
  • Jorden, VT
    Jorden, VT
    OrthoPets Case Manager
  • JT, V-OP Technician
    JT, V-OP Technician
    OrthoPets V-OP Technician
  • Roxy, V-OP Technician
    Roxy, V-OP Technician
    OrthoPets V-OP Technician
  • Chris, V-OP Technician
    Chris, V-OP Technician
    OrthoPets V-OP Technician
  • Dustin, V-OP Technician
    Dustin, V-OP Technician
    OrthoPets V-OP Technician
  • Josh, Lead Modifier
    Josh, Lead Modifier
    OrthoPets Lead Modifier and Lab Supervisor
  • Wayne, V-OP Technician
    Wayne, V-OP Technician
    OrthoPets V-OP Technician
Martin Kaufmann, Founder of OrthoPets
Owner/Founder

Martin Kaufmann, Founder of OrthoPets

American Board of Certification, Orthotics, Prosthetics, Pedorthics
Martin began his career as an Orthotic & Prosthetic Technologist after graduating from Century College. He furthered his education in the field or orthotics and prosthetics and pedorthoics at Temple University. He enjoyed a rewarding 12-year career working with several companies including Tamarack Habilitations Technologies Inc, The Shriners Hospital (Intermountain Unit) and Winkley’s Orthopedics designing, fabricating, fitting and modifying custom orthotic and prosthetic devices. During his career, he graduated from Temple University Podiatric Department with a Pedorthotic Practitioner degree and the University of Phoenix with a Business Administration degree.

Martin has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Colorado Christian University and is a Psychotherapist. Martin is currently in a doctoral program in Christian Leadership and Education.

Check out Martin’s Counseling centers at https://zonecounseling.com and https://www.seventeentwenty.org

Martin lectures at many major universities, consults with hundreds of veterinarians, has published works in the “North American Rehabilitation Guide”, and continues to advance the new profession of veterinary orthotics and prosthetics.

Martin’s personal interests include advanced biomechanical research, spending time with his family, camping, golfing, hiking, sewing, music production, architecture, and 3D computer aided product design.

Amy Kaufmann, CEO of OrthoPets
CEO of OrthoPets

Amy Kaufmann, CEO of OrthoPets

Amy has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Education. Amy oversees all the business aspects of OrthoPets. Amy also works with Prison Fellowship as an instructor at the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility. Amy is a licensed psychotherapist.

Amy enjoys trying new restaurants, working out, and spending time with her family!

Doug Beck, Operations Director
OrthoPets Operations Director

Doug Beck

Doug’s background includes serving in the Army, Navy Reserves and then law enforcement. His career in the private sector started in manufacturing, and from there he developed skills in business operations including cost management and process efficiencies. His experience includes business development, relationship building, sales and mentoring.

Doug’s personal interests include spending time with his wife and two children. He loves outdoor adventures including backpacking, 4-wheeling, overlanding and hunting.

Dr. Felix Duerr
OrthoPets Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Consultant

Dr. Felix Duerr

Dr. Duerr earned his veterinary degree in Germany. He completed his internships in Saskatoon, Canada followed by his surgical residency/master’s program at Colorado State University. Dr. Duerr is the only practicing small animal veterinarian in Colorado that is double boarded by both the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR). He worked in private practice for four years prior to joining Colorado State University in 2011. Dr. Duerr’s research focus is clinical studies aimed at improving animal health and quality of life related to orthopedic problems. His clinical interests include sports medicine and rehabilitation, cranial cruciate ligament injury including the investigation of alternative treatment methods, injury prevention, minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy) and arthritis. Current research projects include the development of novel gait analysis techniques, evaluation of new treatment options for arthritis (surgical and non-surgical), and investigation of techniques to enhance bone healing. Dr. Duerr joined the OrthoPets team as their Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Consultant in the fall of 2014.

Ashley, CVT
OrthoPets Senior Case Manager and Supervisor

Ashley

Ashley grew up in Minnesota and received her AAS in Veterinary Technology in 2008 and became a certified veterinary technician. She moved to Colorado in 2009 because of her love for the mountains and outdoors. Ashley worked in a general practice and pain management veterinary hospital for 7 years, then moved to specialty medicine in 2015 and worked in the surgery department. She has worked with an array of extensive surgeries from soft tissue to orthopedics, as well as managed the mobile surgery department.

Ashley enjoys spending her time with her new baby girl and her husband while exploring all that Colorado has to offer. Their favorite activities are skiing/snowboarding, hiking, and camping. Hopefully adding a furry companion to their family is in the future!

Courtney, CVT
OrthoPets Case Manager

Courtney

Courtney grew up in Brighton, CO and graduated from Brighton High School. She then joined the United States Navy as an Aviation Ordnanceman from 2005-2010. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Pima Medical Institute in 2014 where she received her AAS in Veterinary Technology.

She lived in San Diego, CA and moved back home to CO to raise her kids where she grew up!

Courtney enjoys spending her free time with her two kids and two dogs (a Great Dane named Miles and a Beagle named Yankee).

Jessica, Project Manager
OrthoPets Project Manager

Jessica

Jessica

Jessica is a Colorado native and received her Bachelor of Arts in Music Theatre at Colorado Mesa University in 2015. She has worked in customer service since her first restaurant hosting job in high school and enjoys being a front desk wizard.

Jessica enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Josh, and their two cats Marley and Burt Reynolds. She can’t get enough time with her family and if that time can be spent up in the mountains, even better. She also enjoys hiking, gardening, playing frisbee, and singing while playing her ukulele.

Erica, CVT
OrthoPets Case Manager

Erica

Erica grew up in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and then lived in New Mexico until she graduated high school. She moved back because she loves the mountains, snow, and all the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer. Erica received her AAS in Veterinary Technology in June of 2011, became certified shortly after and worked in general practice for 8 years.

Erica likes to spend her free time going to kickboxing and running terrain races, as well as hiking and karaoke with friends. She currently lives with 3 very fluffy cats.

Jorden, VT
OrthoPets Case Manager

Jorden BA

Jorden is a Colorado native who came to OrthoPets after a long stint working in the world of independent bookstores. She spends most of her free time riding horses and training them for the sport of equestrian vaulting, which combines dance and gymnastics moves on the back of a moving horse. She also enjoys reading, photography, baking, and spending time with her cat Bertie.

JT, V-OP Technician
OrthoPets V-OP Technician

JT

JT

JT is a native born in Conifer, Colorado and was raised along the Front Range. He enjoys live music and is a fan of progressivemetal and hip-hop. He enjoys spending his free time outside or watching different kinds of movies. He has a love for cooking and his cats Burt Reynolds and Marley.

Roxy, V-OP Technician
OrthoPets V-OP Technician

Roxy

Roxy

Roxy grew up in Colorado and went to school at Metropolitan State University of Denver for an Industrial Design degree. In her free time, she likes to build tables, go snowboarding, hang out with friends, and attend Red Rocks concerts. She also has a beautiful Pitbull mix named Gunner. They enjoy the mountains by going on hikes.

Chris, V-OP Technician
OrthoPets V-OP Technician

Chris

Chris grew up on a dairy farm in Michigan and after high school, Chris went into the construction business but after several years in the asphalt industry, Chris felt something was amiss. The opportunity came for a career change making orthotic and prosthetics for humans. For the last 10 years, he has been fabricating human O&P devices.

The last 6 years, Chris worked at a human clinic just outside of Chicago where he specialized in knee ankle foot orthotics. A visit to Colorado a year earlier had given him a destination and he decided to send his resume to OrthoPets. OrthoPets was the perfect fit for Chris because it allowed him to use his experiences in the human field of O&P and his love for animals!

Dustin, V-OP Technician
OrthoPets V-OP Technician

Dustin

Dustin hails from the East Coast and in 2008 moved West to Colorado to pursue higher education. After investigating a handful of different career paths he found perch in the world of animation receiving a bachelor of fine arts from Savannah College of Art and Design with an emphasis in stop motion fabrication. Dustin applies his array of backgrounds to the modifying process, joining the OrthoPets team in 2020.

Dustin enjoys adventuring with his wife and three kids as well as with their long haired dachshund, Gus. When Dustin is not with his family you can usually find him making and crafting in his shop or playing Dungeons and Dragons with his friends.

Josh, Lead Modifier
OrthoPets Lead Modifier and Lab Supervisor

Josh

Josh is a native to Colorado. He worked in the human field of orthotics for several years and decided to bring his knowledge from the human field to the animal field by joining the OrthoPets team in 2009.

Josh’s personal interests include playing various styles of music on both the electric and upright bass. He also enjoys spending time with his family, cats, and long drives to the mountains.

Wayne, V-OP Technician
OrthoPets V-OP Technician

Wayne

Wayne was raised in Minnesota and comes to OrthoPets with a diverse background, including aviation, specialized trucking, and manufacturing. He is a 24 year veteran of the US Air Force and is FAA licensed in multiple areas in the field of aviation. He is especially skilled in welding, fabrication, and construction, which bring a unique perspective in production. This perspective, combined with aviation training in three-dimensional energy management and power transfer, helps Wayne adjust and modify devices as needed for optimal client fit and function. Outside of OrthoPets, Wayne, along with his wife and dog, enjoy all that Colorado has to offer including skiing, hiking, biking, and camping.