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10140 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Providing compassionate specialty care to pets in the Greater Denver area.
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Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital has been part of the Denver community since 1954 and has been an AAHA-certified hospital since 1963. We are a general practice, referral/specialty practice and a twenty-four hour emergency/critical care hospital all housed in a new 37,000 square foot state of the art veterinary facility that we moved into in March 2017.

Our Hospital

Our hospital has seven surgical suites (some with great views of the mountains). We have a full in house diagnostic laboratory. We have a fantastic group of highly trained staff with excellent energy and work ethic. We have a strong team dynamic that makes the work environment fun.

Our Team

Our amazing team includes specialists in Emergency/Critical Care anesthesia, neurology, surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, sports medicine, ophthalmology, oncology, dermatology, emergency, and general practice. We have an intensive care unit, state of the art physical therapy suite, and a large conference room with a veterinary library and online access to a variety of journals.

Our Location

Wheat Ridge is located in a western suburb of Denver, Colorado. The greater Denver metropolitan area provides various cultural, social and sporting events and the Rocky Mountains provide a variety of outdoor activities year round.


We are an AAHA Accredited Referral Hospital

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the only organization that accredits veterinary practices in the United States and Canada. Practices that accept the challenge of accreditation are evaluated on stringent quality standards that encompass all aspects of veterinary medicine—from pain management and patient care to team training and medical record keeping. To learn more about The American Animal Hospital Association, visit their website.

Diagnostics and Treatments

  • CT Scanner – 64-slice
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Echocardiogram & Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • In-House Laboratory
  • Ophthalmic Diode Laser System
  • Spinal Tap
  • Ultrasound
    • Abdomen, Cardiac, Thoracic, Musculoskeletal
  • Video Scoping
    • Cystoscopy, Endoscopy, Rhinoscopy, and more
  • Blood and Plasma Transfusion Medicine
  • Chemotherapy
  • Feeding Tube Placement
  • Integrative Pain Management
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

    • Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy, and Arthroscopy
  • Operating Microscope
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Platelet & Stem Cell Therapy
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Veterinary Student Externships

As a teaching facility, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital offers veterinary student externships and internship opportunities for veterinarians wishing to advance their training after graduation.

If you are interested in an externship opportunity, please fill out this form to apply.

Email the form, your CV, and possible dates for your externship to
or email us if you have additional questions.

How Our Programs Rate:

Veterinary Internship & Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) Past Year Reviews.

Click the links below to see how past-year interns rated our programs.

Small Animal Rotating Internship
Small Animal Rotating Internship
Small Animal Rotating Internship
Case Notes Spotlight
Portosystemic Shunts

A portosytemic shunt (PSS) is an abnormal blood vessel that carries blood intended to flow through the liver and diverts it away from the liver to the general circulation. The portal system is a special network of blood vessels that collect blood and metabolic byproducts from many of the abdominal organs and allows passage of that blood through the liver to remove some harmful substances and derive nutrition from others. When the portal system is bypassed by a shunt, the blood flows unfiltered back to the heart and is circulated to the body, including the brain.

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Wheat Ridge
Animal Hospital

10140 W. 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033


WRAH is open 24/7, 365

Vision Statement

Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital will be the premier veterinary hospital in the state, providing unsurpassed veterinary care and client service, offering the best possible clinical outcomes for our patients and an empathetic partner in the process for our clients.

Bill Cicero, BS, MBA, Hospital Director

Directions to Wheat Ridge
Animal Hospital

300 E. Alameda Ave.
Denver, CO 80209

Wash Park is open 7 days
3:00pm – 12:00am

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