Our Veterinarian - Dr. Raven Novak

Dr. Raven Novak has lived in numerous parts of the U.S., but spent a majority of her time in Arizona. As a young child she knew she wanted to have a life with animals and became a veterinarian. She was a certified veterinary technician for 12 years, always staying focused on her long-term goal. She received her Associates degree at Phoenix College and Bachelors degree in Agribusiness and Environmental resources with a minor in Veterinary medicine at Arizona State University. Dr. Novak then attended Colorado State University, where she earned her degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2000.

Dr. Novak has worked in several different fields of veterinary medicine, from USDA field research, where she has published several journal articles, to laboratory research, shelter medicine and private practice. After graduating from Colorado State University, Dr. Novak went to Arizona to work in private practice and found herself at the 2004 Shelter of the Year, Arizona Humane Society Second Chance Animal Hospital providing care to sick and injured stray animals where she was featured on the Animal Planet show, Animal Heroes-Phoenix.

Tired of the big city, Dr. Novak moved to Cheyenne. Her veterinary interests include diagnostics, soft-tissue, radiology, and the human-animal bond with compassionate care to the final end.

Dr. Novak has been a member of the Cheyenne Kennel Club and the Mile High Rottweiler Club for many years. She is very active in showing her dogs in AKC, UKC and International conformation shows, carting, obedience and rally trials. She has several champion and obedience-titled dogs and actively attends (invitation only) the Eukanuba National Championship. Dr. Novak enjoys life with her husband, 7 Rottweilers, 3 French Bulldogs, 4 horses, and 1 turkey and several chickens, as well as outdoor activities and motorcycle riding in her spare time away from the herd

Our Staff

Tera was born and raised in Montana. After attending Eastern Wyoming College and receiving her Veterinary Technician degree, she moved to Cheyenne in 1995 and has worked as a veterinary technician.
Growing up there were always pets in the household. Her elementary and high school years were being involved in 4H and FFA showing rabbits, goats, sheep and horses.
Tera and her husband Scott of 12 years, their son Chance who is 10 years old, share their home with 2 dogs, 1 cat, 3 horses, 19 chickens, 2 ducks, and 3 parrots/parakeets.
When not busy at work and home, Tera enjoys hunting, fishing, camping traveling and being at the lake with family and friends.