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Thomas Adducci DVM, CVA

Thomas Adducci, DVM, CVA

Primary Care Veterinarian, Veterinary Acupuncturist

Dr. Thomas Adducci is a Colorado native and attended Colorado State University; receiving his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree…

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Ruchita Ahuja DVM, DACVIM

Ruchita Ahuja, DVM, DACVIM

Veterinary Internist

Dr. Ruchita Ahuja graduated from Syracuse University in 2009 with a BS in Biology. She entered the working world in Boston, MA until…

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Larie Allen DVM, DACVS

Larie Allen, DVM, DACVS, ACVS Founding Fellow – Surgical Oncology

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr. Larie Allen completed her undergraduate studies at Indiana University and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida in…

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Maddisen Antes, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Maddisen Antes is originally from Layton, Utah. She earned her bachelor’s of science in animal, dairy and veterinary science with an emphasis…

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Kevin Attermeier DVM

Kevin Attermeier DVM

Emergency Veterinarian

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Cameo Carbone DVM

Cameo Carbone, DVM

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Cameo Carbone graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology in 1998, a Master of Science in anatomy in 1999 and Doctor…

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Bill Cicero BS, MBA - Hospital Director

Bill Cicero BS, MBA

Hospital Director

Bill Cicero graduated from the State University of New York with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology.  He worked as the Director for an…

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Christina Copple DVM, DACVR

Christina Copple, DVM, DACVR

Veterinary Radiologist

Dr. Christina Copple attended North Carolina State University for her undergraduate and veterinary degrees. After veterinary school, she completed a one-year small animal…

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Katelyn Cordle, DVM, DACVR

Veterinary Radiologist

Dr. Katelyn Cordle earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and her veterinary degree at North Carolina State University. She completed…

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Raffaella Corsi, DVM, DACVECC

Raffaella Corsi, DVM, DACVECC

Critical Care Veterinarian

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Darin Dell, DVM, DACVD

Darin Dell, DVM, DACVD

Medical Director, Veterinary Dermatologist

Dr. Darin Dell completed two years of undergraduate studies at Iowa State University before being accepted to the University of Illinois College of…

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Amy Dixon-Jimenez DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Amy Dixon-Jimenez, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Veterinary Cardiologist (Petcardia Veterinary Cardiology)

Dr. Amy Dixon-Jimenez graduated from the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002, followed by three years working as a general practice…

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Brooke Doran BA, CVT

Brooke Doran, BA, CVT

Hospital Services Manager

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Bryce Engelhardt (Gebhardt), DVM

Primary Care Veterinarian

Dr. Bryce Engelhardt (Gebhardt) grew up in Rochester, NY. She studied biology at SUNY Geneseo before earning her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at…

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Julia Engelien, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Julia Engelien is originally from Jacksonville, Florida. She earned both her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and Bachelor of Science degrees from the…

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Maureen Finke DVM, DACVIM

Maureen Finke, DVM, DACVIM

Veterinary Internist

Dr. Maureen Finke received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University in 2002. After completing an internship at the Ohio…

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Ally Fitzgerald, DVM

Primary Care Veterinarian

Dr. Ally Fitzerald received her undergraduate degree in animal science from Utah State University and then her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Kansas…

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Alexis Gale, VMD

Alexis Gale, VMD

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Alexis Gale completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell University. She then attended the University of Pennsylvania for veterinary school. She moved to…

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Trish Gearhart, PhD, DVM, DACVO

Trish Gearhart, PhD, DVM, DACVO

Veterinary Ophthalmologist

Dr. Trish Gearhart received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Public Health from Michigan State University in 1986. Then earned her Ph.D.…

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Aixa Megret Gonzalez, DVM

Associate Veterinarian (Surgery)

Dr. Megret Gonzalez was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Puerto…

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Deborah Grimaldi, DVM

Deborah Grimaldi, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Deborah Grimaldi completed her undergraduate studies at Fairfield University before earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Florida.…

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Kayla Harding DVM, DACVIM

Kayla Harding, DVM, DACVIM

Veterinary Oncologist

Dr. Kayla Harding was born in Boulder, Colorado. She received her bachelor’s degrees at the University of Colorado at Boulder in Integrative Physiology…

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Allison Heaney DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Allison Heaney, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Veterinary Cardiologist (Petcardia Veterinary Cardiology)

Dr. Allison Heaney started her veterinary career as both an emergency and a primary care veterinarian. She draws on this experience to truly…

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Jill Hickey, DVM

Primary Care Veterinarian

Dr. Jill Hickey is originally from Oswego, Illinois. She earned both her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and Bachelor of Science degrees from the…

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Rachel Hritz, DVM

Rachel Hritz, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Rachel Hritz was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Colorado State University and…

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Brooke Jensen, DVM

Brooke Jensen, DVM

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Brooke Jensen received her Bachelor of Science in biology at Colorado State University in 2000. After graduation, she researched and photographed humpback…

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Patrick Khalife, DVM

Patrick Khalife, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Patrick Khalife was born and raised in the Denver area and attended Colorado State University for his undergraduate education where he received…

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Melissa Kinzer

Melissa Kinzer

Hospital Services Manager

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Kendra LaFauci, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Kendra LaFauci, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Veterinary Cardiologist (Petcardia Veterinary Cardiology)

Dr. Kendra LaFauci received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Tufts University. After a few years working in both the human and…

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Matthew Lazarus, DVM

Matthew Lazarus, DVM

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Matthew Lazarus is originally from New York and left for veterinary school right after college. After school, he completed multiple specialty training…

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Kara Majors, DVM

Associate Veterinarian - Neurology & Neurosurgery

Dr. Kara Majors is originally from Lexington, South Carolina. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences with a minor in…

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Kevin Malott, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

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Kaitlyn Mazzaccari, DVM, DACVECC

Critical Care Veterinarian

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Laura McKeever, DVM

Laura McKeever, DVM

Primary Care Veterinarian

Dr. Rebecca Windsor graduated from the University of Southern California in 2001 with a degree in Psychobiology. She then attended the University of…

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Gavin McKibben, DVM

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Gavin McKibben completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Oregon, and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of…

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Kaitlyn McNamara, DVM, MS

Practice Limited to Surgery

Dr. Kaitlyn McNamara is a small animal surgeon at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Colorado. She is a Colorado native and obtained her…

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Stacy D. Meola, DVM, MS, DACVECC

Stacy D. Meola, DVM, MS, DACVECC

Associate Medical Director, Critical Care Veterinarian

Dr. Stacy Meola attended the University of Utah and received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry, and her Master’s degree in Medical…

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Hillary Mikulak, DVM

Hillary Mikulak, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Hillary Mikulak was born and raised in Northeast Pennsylvania where she worked as an emergency technician. During this time, Dr. Mikulak decided…

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Andrea Musarra, DVM

Andrea Musarra, DVM

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Andrea Musarra grew up in Texas and following undergraduate studies had a brief career as a microbiologist working with zoonotic infectious disease…

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Lauren Palena, VMD

Lauren Palena, VMD

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Lauren Palena was born and raised in New Jersey and completed her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science at Rutgers University –…

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Monique Paré, DVM, DACVAA

Monique Paré, DVM, DACVAA

Veterinary Anesthesiologist

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Katherine Pastewka, DVM

Katherine Pastewka, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Katherine Pastewka grew up in Calgary, Canada. She studied biology at Northwestern University before earning her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at University…

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Lindsay Phillips, DVM, CCRP, DACVS

Lindsay Phillips, DVM, CCRP, DACVS

Veterinary Surgeon, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner

Dr. Lindsay Phillips received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Michigan State University. She worked as a small…

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Justin Pochman, DVM, MBA

Justin Pochman, DVM, MBA

Primary Care Veterinarian

Dr. Justin Pochman moved to Colorado in 1998 and earned his BA in biology from the University of Colorado in 2002. After spending…

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Adam Prink, DVM, DACVS

Adam Prink, DVM, DACVS

Veterinary Surgeon, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner

Dr. Adam Prink graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005, followed by a rotating internship in small animal…

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Claire Quinn, DVM

Claire Quinn, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Claire Quinn received her Bachelors degree in Animal Science at Auburn University (War Eagle!) and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from North…

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Dave Raczek, DACVIM (Neurology)

Dave Raczek, DACVIM (Neurology)

Veterinary Neurologist

Dr. Dave Raczek graduated veterinary school at Cornell University and completed a rotating internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital. After finishing his training…

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Monique Ramras, DVM

Monique Ramras, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Monique Ramras transplanted to Colorado from the Pacific Northwest, and received both her Bachelors of Science and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine…

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Margaret Richards, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Margaret Richards completed her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign before earning her Doctorate in Veterinary…

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Jessica Schmidt, DVM, DACVIM

Jessica Schmidt, DVM, DACVIM

Veterinary Neurologist

Dr. Jessica Schmidt obtained her undergraduate degree in biology from the University of California, San Diego. She then received her Doctor of Veterinary…

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Tyler Dugard Scott, DVM

Tyler Dugard Scott, DVM

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Tyler Dugard Scott grew up in the heart of Mississippi riding, training, and showing horses in speed events. He completed his undergraduate…

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Gabriella (Gabby) Sfiligoi, DVM, DACVIM

Gabriella (Gabby) Sfiligoi DVM, DACVIM

Veterinary Oncologist

Dr. Gabriella (Gabby) Sfiligoi received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Cornell University in 1998 and 2002, respectively.…

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Samantha Sotillo, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Samantha Sotillo earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University. She moved to Colorado with her husband to join Wheat…

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Jacob Siewert, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)

Jacob Siewert, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)

Veterinary Oncologist

Dr. Jake Siewert received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from the University of Wisconsin in 2012 and 2018,…

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Jamie Stevenson, CVT

Jamie Stevenson, CVT

Hospital Services Manager

Jamie Stevenson grew up in Connecticut and moved to Colorado in 2003 after falling in love with the state after a cross country…

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Claire Stuhlmann, DVM

Claire Stuhlmann, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Claire Stuhlmann received her undergraduate degree in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. Following graduation, she spent two years…

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Katie Swift, DVM, DACVR

Katie Swift, DVM, MS, DACVR

Veterinary Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Katie Swift attended the University of Wyoming for undergraduate studies. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with heavy attention to…

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Laura Williams, DVM

Laura Williams, DVM

Primary Care Veterinarian

Dr. Laura Williams aspired to be a veterinarian at an early age, growing up in the western suburbs of Chicago with cats, dogs,…

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Rebecca Windsor, DVM, DACVIM

Rebecca Windsor, DVM, DACVIM

Veterinary Neurologist

Dr. Rebecca Windsor graduated from the University of Southern California in 2001 with a degree in Psychobiology. She then attended the University of…

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Jessica Villm, DVM, DACVIM

Jessica Villm, DVM, DACVIM

Veterinary Internist

Dr. Jessica Villm received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Washington State University in 2017. She completed her small animal rotating internship…

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Leila Worth, PhD, VMD, DACVR

Leila Worth, PhD, VMD, DACVR

Veterinary Radiologist

Dr. Leila Worth earned her college degree at Williams College, then a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.…

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Wheat Ridge
Animal Hospital

10140 W. 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

303-420-8360

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

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