October 5, 1950 – March 12, 2021

Dr. Tana Hetrick, a resident of Colorado Springs, since 2018, passed away Friday, March 12, 2021. She formerly resided in Evergreen, Colorado.

Tana was born on October 5, 1950 in Rochester, Minnesota to Matthew Adam Hetrick and Lavon Janet (Williams) Hetrick.

She graduated from William J. Palmer High School in 1968 and went on to graduate from veterinary school at Colorado State University in 1985. 

Dr. Hetrick was a veterinarian, owning and operating her own clinic; The Animal Health Clinic, in Evergreen, Colorado for 26 years.  

She always tried to help others before herself. She would help an animal or client, whatever the circumstance! Certainly as a practicing veterinarian but also as a friend. Tana gave back to her community, animals and persons alike. She will be remembered in many people’s hearts forever. She inspired people to be their best. 

Dr. Hetrick enjoyed gardening, being outdoors, and hosting an annual ‘Misfit Christmas Party’.

Tana is survived by her daughters, Jessica Blair Cano (husband Eric), and Gabrielle Hooton; and two grandchildren, Abe Hooton and Pilar Cano. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Pierre Matthew Hetrick.

Private family services and inurnment are planned.

Memorials in Dr. Hetrick’s name may be made to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, 610 Abbot Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80905.

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  1. So sorry I didn’t keep in touch. Many memories from 60’s and early 70’s. Sorrow to her girls.

  2. We owe so much to Dr. Hetrick. She took care of our herd of animals and us for all of those 26 years at the Animal Health Clinic,. We still have one cat that we adopted from her, Olive, who is 20 years old. She taught us so much about how to take great care of our babies. She helped so many of ours to the “rainbow bridge”. Our condolences to Blair, Gaby and all your families.

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