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Our Team

Dr. Alexandra Frost
Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Maura Backstrom
Practice Owner/Veterinarian
Dr. Maura planted her veterinary career seeds during her dog-filled childhood. Maura’s mother regularly bred and showed dogs; and seven-year-old Maura took an active role in feeding, grooming, and training these high-value canines. She also actively participated in classes and practice shows. Maura soon discovered that dogs were masters at showing unconditional love and acceptance. By the time Maura turned nine, the dogs’ love and affection had made a profound impact on her. She developed a burning desire to embark on a veterinary career, as she wanted to give back to the wonderful animals who had enriched her young life!

Born in Missouri, Maura and her family soon moved to southern California; she then lived in Missouri and Virginia before moving back to California. While Maura married and was raising her children, she kept her veterinarian career dream alive, and returned to school at age 29 to begin her studies. When Maura and her family moved to Fort Collins, Colorado, she finally felt that she had come home. At Colorado State University, Maura graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Degree in Animal Science; and she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in May 2005.

In 1999, Maura began her tenure at Moore Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician. After working throughout her junior and senior undergraduate years, and through all four years of veterinary school, Maura became an associate veterinarian upon her May 2005 graduation. She bought the Moore Animal Hospital practice in 2012. Maura values the sense of family that exists among the Moore Animal Hospital staff and clients; and she continues to build on those relationships as the practice grows. When Maura’s away from the hospital, she enjoys a home occupied by her new husband Mark, two children, four dogs, one cat, and numerous fish. She recently married her long time best friend Mark in Turkes and Caicos. Her son Colton has graduated from college and plans to attend seminary; while her daughter Caitlyn attends Colorado State University and also works at the practice. Maura’s youngest son, Christian, loves school, legos, baseball and Rollerskating. Maura is very active within her church, volunteering as the Youth Missions Outreach Coordinator. She loves watching professional football, especially when her beloved Denver Broncos are playing. She’s an avid swimmer and snorkeler, and is currently SCUBA certification.

Over time, Maura has gradually downsized her dogs; as she moved from Belgian sheepdogs to border collies and finally to papillons. Her four small female pooches pack a ton of personality into their little bodies. Maia would play fetch all day if Maura let her; while Penelope is definitely the alpha dog who bosses everyone else around. Francisco has honed the term “spoiled rotten” to a fine art. Bunny is the papillon with the most personality, constantly making sure mom has not left the vacinity. The Backstrom family has recently re-entered the world of bigger dogs with the addition of Rhodesian Ridgeback, Poppy.
Dr. Lisa Tornes
Associate Veterinarian
After graduating with a degree in accounting from the University of Richmond and working in Washington, D.C., as a Certified Public Accountant for several years, Dr. Lisa Tornes realized that her heart just wasn’t in the business world. In the summer of 1999, she took a two-week-long backpacking trip in the mountains of southwestern Colorado. It was there, after having a chance to reflect on her long-term goals and career desires in the middle of the wilderness, that she realized something: animal care was her true passion! Dr. Tornes hasn’t looked back since—now, she’s proud to serve as an Associate Veterinarian with the Moore Animal Hospital family.

Dr. Tornes is originally from Ohio and moved to Fort Collins shortly after making the decision to pursue animal medicine. She began volunteering at a local pet hospital, and it wasn’t long before she transitioned into a role as a Veterinary Technician. Dr. Tornes continued working there as she finished up her prerequisite coursework and entered veterinary school at Colorado State University—she graduated with her Doctorate in 2008, then gained even more hands-on experience by completing a small-animal internship at a veterinary clinic in Boise, Idaho. Next, Dr. Tornes worked as an emergency veterinarian for a year before returning to Colorado and joining the team at a small clinic in 2010.

Dr. Tornes became a member of the Moore Animal Hospital team in April of 2017. She has special interests in dermatology work—dealing with her own dog’s allergies has given her a new appreciation for this area of care!—and feline medicine. Most of all, Dr. Tornes loves bonding with her clients and their beloved companions on a daily basis.

In her time away from work, Dr. Tornes enjoys getting outside to hike, snowshoe, snowboard, and bicycle. She’s also fond of reading, trying out new recipes, and spending time with her own pets at home. She lives with her dog Dexter and her cat Winston
Dr. Jessica Addis
Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Jessica Addis spent countless hours during her childhood tending to the family pets and reading animal and wildlife books. As she continued through grade school, she began to fall in love with science. Dr. Addis’s passion simply never wavered—she knew that a career in veterinary medicine was the perfect fit! Dr. Addis helps pets and their owners daily as an Associate Veterinarian with the Moore Animal Hospital family.

Dr. Addis grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended Penn State University for her undergraduate studies, volunteering and working with a veterinary practice during her summers off to gain hands-on experience. Next, she headed to the University of Pennsylvania to study veterinary medicine and graduated as a licensed veterinarian in 2018. Dr. Addis relocated to Colorado with her husband, and joined the team here at Moore Animal Hospital shortly afterward—she couldn’t be happier to care for the pets of Fort Collins alongside the clinic family!

Medically, Dr. Addis is fond of surgical work and also loves to visit with pet owners during wellness exams. She finds the greatest rewards come from the process of educating a pet owner in order to make a companion’s life better!

When time permits away from the office, Dr. Addis enjoys going for hikes or horseback riding in the great outdoors, crafting—she especially loves to make cards and invitations, and even created her own wedding invitations!—and spending time at home with her husband. The couple shares their lives with one pet, a Lionhead rabbit who never fails to tug on Dr. Addis’s pant leg when it’s time for his salad.

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