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10140 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Dr. Katie Swift attended the University of Wyoming for undergraduate studies. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with heavy attention to wildlife and agriculture. She continued to Colorado State University for veterinary school; in her junior clinical curriculum she became interested in radiation oncology.  After veterinary school she practiced general medicine then returned to Colorado State University’s Flint Animal Cancer Center to pursue an internship and residency in radiation oncology. She was trained with heavy emphasis in stereotactic radiosurgery/stereotactic body radiation therapy (SRS/SBRT); the heart of her clinical specialty and research interests. Additionally, she has marked interest in the use of radiation to treat chronic inflammatory conditions and non-oncologic pathologies. Following her residency, she stayed at the Flint Animal Cancer Center for a year before continuing onto private specialty practice on the Front Range.

In addition to private practice, she remains strongly involved in clinical academia by remotely partnering with the University of Saskatchewan.

A rare true native of the Rocky Mountains, Dr. Swift enjoys spending time with her husband and family skiing, biking, wake boarding and surfing.  She practices Krav Maga and has a deep avidity for fitness. She believes physical strength, physical accomplishments, and physical endurance are robust reciprocating mediators of mental strength, emotional stability, and professional ambition.

Published Article

  • Clinical and imaging findings, treatments, and outcomes in 27 dogs with imaging diagnosed trigeminal nerve sheath tumors: A multi-center study: Read Article
  • Outcome of 9 dogs treated with stereotactic radiation therapy for primary or metastatic vertebral osteosarcoma: Read Article


University of Wyoming

Bachelor of Science

Colorado State University

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Colorado State University

Specialty Internship, Radiation Oncology

Colorado State University

Residency, Radiation Oncology

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology (Radiation Oncology)

Board Certified in Veterinary Radiation Oncology

Wheat Ridge
Animal Hospital

10140 W. 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033


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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