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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


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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

Consulting Physicist

David Powers was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado. Post high school graduation he joined the Marine Corps Infantry in 1991. After four years of active service David received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a minor in Math from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2001. He completed his Master of Science degree in Physics at San Diego State University in 2004. During this time David Interned at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, California as a Medical Physicist in the Radiation Oncology department. Following graduation, David entered residency for Medical Physics in Radiation Therapy at Scripps Green Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, California. He was successfully board certified in Therapeutic Radiation Medical Physics in 2009 from The American Board of Radiology. In 2009 David moved back to Colorado with his wife and family of four children. He is currently the lead Medical Physicist at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver. David is honored and excited to be part of the Radiation Oncology team here at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital. He is dedicated to building a world class Radiation Oncology department delivering high-quality cancer care.


Metropolitan State University of Denver

Bachelor of Science

San Diego State University

Master of Science

Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, California

Internship, Medical Physicist in Radiation Oncology

Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, California

Residency, Medical Physics in Radiation Therapy

Diplomate, The American Board of Radiology

Board Certified in Therapeutic Radiation Medical Physics

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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