Our Caring and Compassionate Veterinary Care Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of The Meadows Veterinary Center in Windsor! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us at (970) 223-9800 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Meet Our Veterinarians

Dr. Jody Engel, DVM

Veterinarian, Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist

Dr. Engel is the owner of The Meadows Veterinary Center, a companion animal hospital in Windsor, Colorado.

Dr. Engel opened The Meadows Veterinary Center in 2014. Since opening Dr. Engel has enjoyed the friendships that have been formed with our clients and is lucky to work in a community that loves their pets! She is excited to expand our services and hours with additions of Drs. Paternoster and DeBell. Prior to relocating to Windsor, Dr. Engel owned and operated a companion animal hospital with luxury boarding and doggy daycare in Evergreen, Colorado for 7 years.

Her professional interests include preventive medicine, general surgery, dentistry, oral surgery and emergency medicine. In addition, she is certified in veterinary acupuncture. Dr. Engel gains her professional satisfaction in helping people care for their four-legged family members. She enjoys helping owners understand all of their medical decisions and pet care options.

Dr. Engel grew up in southern Wyoming and attended the University of Wyoming. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 from Colorado State University. She started her career practicing both large animal and small animal medicine in New Mexico and Nebraska before moving back to Colorado.

Dr. Engel is a member of the Amercian Veterinary Medical Association, Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, Larimer County Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association.

Dr. Engel loves calling Windsor home. Her children Delaney and Brogan have grown up in Windsor and are now in High School and Middle School- Go Wizards! She enjoys sitting in the bleachers, stands and auditoriums cheering them on in all they love. She sometimes feels like chlorine is her perfume due to all the swim meets she attends. Outside of work, Dr. Engel enjoys landscaping, scuba diving, and learning to golf.

Dr. Cindi Paternoster, DVM


Dr. Paternoster is originally from Minnesota, but spent most of her time growing up in Flagstaff, Arizona. She attended Arizona State University for her undergraduate studies, and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2017.

Prior to attending veterinary school, Dr. Paternoster worked as a veterinary nurse for several years. She has been working with Dr. Engel since 2011 and is thrilled to be joining The Meadows Veterinary Center as an associate veterinarian. Dr. Paternoster’s professional interests include preventive medicine, internal medicine, dentistry, and exotics.

Dr. Paternoster and her husband have lived in northern Colorado since 2011 and now call Windsor their home. They love being part of the community in Windsor. They share their household with four dogs, two cats, and a cockatiel. Outside of work, Dr. Paternoster enjoys hiking with her dogs, reading, gardening, and practicing yoga.

Dr. Malinda DeBell, DVM


Dr. DeBell was born and raised in Colorado. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Agriculture, a minor in Business Administration, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Colorado State University.

She worked in both the emergency radiology and emergency small animal surgery departments at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital while in school, followed by practicing as an associate veterinarian in a small animal practice in Wyoming.

Dr. DeBell has special interests in surgery, clinical pathology, preventative medicine, exotic animal medicine, and client/owner education.

She likes to spend her free time immersed in the northern Colorado community with her family, several dogs, birds, and a cat. She is delighted to be a part of The Meadows Veterinary Center team as an associate veterinarian. She is devoted to serving the Windsor community and their fur-babies.

Meet Our Certified Veterinary Technicians

Kaylee, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician

Kaylee is originally from Belle Fourche, South Dakota. She graduated from Front Range Community College. In her free time Kaylee loves spending time with her dog Juniper and cat Leonard, as well as hiking and riding horses.

Madison, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician

Madison is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina. She graduated from Appalachian State and Front Range Community College. She enjoys spending her free time with her dog Fred as well as reading, knitting, and running.


Certified Veterinary Technician

Tyleah is a Colorado native and ever since she was a little girl has always held a passion for animal health and care. She is a graduate from the Pima Medical Institute Technician course, and has an interest in dental prophylaxis and emergency care. She enjoys reading and painting in her spare time.

Meet Our Healthcare Team


Veterinary Assistant

Brittany is a Colorado native who has had a passion for animals since early childhood. She is currently pursuing her technician certification through Penn Foster and can’t wait to continue caring for pets at a higher level. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading and cooking!


Customer Care Representative

Caitlyn is a Colorado native, though she spent quite a few years travelling along the west coast, this will always be her home. She is new to the veterinary industry but has always had a passion for helping and caring for animals. She one day hopes to become a fulltime foster mother for cats and kittens. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hanging out with her cats and dog, and teaching herself to cook.


Veterinary Assistant

Cassie is originally from Austin, Texas and moved to Colorado in 2016 to attend Colorado State University, where she earned a B.S. in Microbiology. She hopes to attend veterinary school at CSU to become a veterinary epidemiologist. In her free time, Cassie enjoys cooking, being with friends, and most of all, spending quality time with her two dogs, Stella and Sage.


Customer Care Representative

Elizabeth is an Arizona native who grew up taking care of her goats, chickens, dogs, and cats. She has always loved animals, nature, and staying active by snowboarding, rock climbing, or hiking with her dog Kiwi. She is the friendly voice on the phone and smile to greet you when you come in.


Team Assistant

Jay is originally from Kansas City, Missouri, but moved to Fort Collins to continue studying zoology at Colorado State University. He plans on attending veterinary school after finishing his bachelor's degree. In his free time, Jay enjoys hiking and spending time with his dog, Dakota


Team Assistant

Kayla is a Colorado native, and is currently attending CSU for her bachelor’s degree in zoology. She hopes to continue her studies at CSU for her doctorate in veterinary medicine. She enjoys going to the gym, playing the piano and guitar, and spending time with her dog, Skylar and guinea pig, S’mores.


Certified Veterinary Assistant

Kelsey is a Colorado native and grew up on a ranch in Southern Colorado raising cattle. She has been interested in becoming a veterinarian since she was a little girl. She has been working and volunteering in the animal care field since 2009. Kelsey will be attending veterinary school at Colorado State University to pursue her dream of becoming a large animal veterinarian. In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys being outdoors, camping with her dogs, and traveling whenever she has the chance.


Practice Coordinator

Monique, Practice Coordinator, comes to The Meadows with many years as a Veterinary Hospital Manager. She is enjoying being a part of such an amazing team. You may see her at reception, but she spends most her time behind the scenes working on inventory, Petly Plans and office support. In her free time, she enjoys quilting, travel and playing with her fur babies.


Team Assistant

Ryan is originally from West Bloomfield, Michigan. He is currently pursuing his CVT at Front Range Community College. Afterwards, he hopes to continue his studies for his doctorate in veterinary medicine. In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending time with friends and family, going shooting, DIY projects, and hanging out with his cat, Nylah and dog, Sadie.


Veterinary Assistant

Sydney is originally from Bismarck, North Dakota. She recently graduated from University of Dakota where she studied Biology and has plans to pursue her dream of becoming a small animal veterinarian. In her spare time, Sydney enjoys reading, music, being outdoors, and traveling!


Veterinary Assistant

Whitney is originally from Rifle CO. She is planning to get a degree in business within the next year. In her spare time she enjoys riding her horses and playing with her dogs.