Veterinarians and Staff


Dr. Rod Harshorn, DVM Director of Medical Services

Dr. Rod Harshorn, DVM Director of Medical Services

I joined Avenues Pet Clinic the year founder Dr. Jean Cotton opened it in 1983, first working relief, then as an Associate DVM, and starting in 2005 as an owner of the clinic. 

I still find myself energized by our terrific patients and their devoted owners. For 36 years, each day at the Avenues continues to be a wonderful and fulfilling experience. As Director of Medical Services and Head of APC Emergency Services, I am here to serve you and the needs of your pets. 

I graduated from the University of California at Davis, and am board-certified by both the American College of Laboratory Medicine (ACLAM) and the American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine (ACVPM). I am also a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. 

In addition to my love of the practice, I served 21 years in the Air Force Veterinary Corps. My wife Laura and I raise and competitively show Miniature Schnauzers, 41 of which have earned their AKC Championships.

Dr. April Zander, DVM Associate Veterinarian

Dr. April Zander, DVM Associate Veterinarian

I was born and raised in Cheyenne and am a graduate of East High School.
I received my B.S. in Zoology from Michigan State University, then moved to Fort Collins to complete my DVM degree from Colorado State University.

I came to Avenues from a mixed animal practice in Laramie where I practiced for 4.5 years. My clinical interests are internal medicine, preventive medicine, and dentistry. 

I adore travel, playing the piano, running, and family time. My current fur family is a Cat named Gus and an American Eskimo Dog Sadie.

Dr. Fane Cross, DVM  Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Fane Cross, DVM Associate Veterinarian

I was born and raised in Boston, MA but fell in love with Wyoming during my travels here as a teenager and moved out west as soon as I could!

I attended veterinary school at Colorado State University and was practicing in Northern Colorado for several years before joining Avenues. While I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine, my favorite areas include dentistry, soft tissue surgery, and geriatric medicine, specifically helping keep older pets comfortable and happy. 

In my free time, I enjoy fly fishing, skiing, and spending time with my husband and animals. The pack consists of three exceptionally cute dogs— Birdie, Ivy, and Chas—and Cookies the cat. 

Dr. Randy Smith, DVM Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Randy Smith, DVM Associate Veterinarian


Dr. Smith received his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University, where he got his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. He then continued at Colorado State University, where he received his DVM degree in 2004. Afterward, he completed a one year internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, and spent one year in a surgical residency at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Smith loves performing surgeries of any type, whether orthopedic, oral, or soft tissue. Outside of work, Dr. Smith enjoys golfing, skiing, fishing, biking, and hiking with his family, and watches his kids perform in sporting events and dance recitals at every possible opportunity.

Heather Wegner, CPC Practice Manager

Heather Wegner, CPC Practice Manager

I am a New Mexico Native who finds Cheyenne to be as beautiful and rustic as home, especially the hospitality of the community. I am a Certified Professional Coach, teacher trained, with a focus in psychology.

2019 marks my 12th year of Veterinary Medicine—my primary focus is client experience and care. Working with clients and team members is my greatest joy. People and pets first always!

I am a huge fan of sunsets and coffee, with a dream of hiking the Colorado Trail—all 486 miles of it! I share my life with my incredible husband, three remarkable dogs and one Orange Tabby Cat who’s pretty sure he’s a dog.