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Serving northeast Denver neighborhoods—Park Hill, Stapleton, Lowry, Montclair, Hale, Hilltop, City Park, City Park North, East Colfax & Uptown—since 2011

Park Hill Veterinary Medical Center is where your pets matter. Our commitment is to deliver the best medical care to your special family members throughout their lifetime—from the routine to the unexpected. We aim to offer the best veterinary care for your pets in Denver.

As partners in ensuring a healthy, active and long life for your pets, we strive to deliver the highest quality services with a loving touch. Our healthcare team is dedicated to providing personal attention to the concerns of each individual pet.

Champions for excellent care

The AAHA Difference

Veterinary hospitals accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) hold themselves to a higher standard. They are passionate about pets, and keeping them healthy is their number one priority. They strive to always deliver excellent care, because your pets deserve nothing less. Park Hill Vet earned its initial accreditation from AAHA in November 2011 and passed its recertification in 2013 with flying colors—something sought voluntarily by only 15 percent of North American veterinary practices.

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All the staff are friendly and professional. Every time we come for a visit the staff is so patient to address all my questions and concerns. They always give us lots of options for care concerning our budget. I feel like Park Hill Vet truly cares about my furry babies.

- Betsy A.

The staff here is excellent from the minute you walk in the door. The nurses and the doc genuinely care about the well being of my lil man. They talk through everything from living at high altitude to breed characteristics. I always come away feeling confident I understand his health.

- John L.

My furry kids always get treated with care and respect. Park Hill Vet offers very reasonable prices and we've never felt that we are being upsold for additional services like we have with other vets.

- Tina D.
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Our Services

Care with a Loving Touch

Preventive Medicine

Preventive medicine, including regular hands-on examinations is the best way to ensure your pet’s health. Every pet should be examined at least once yearly until age seven and then twice yearly thereafter—remember they are aging faster than the years assigned, with every six months being equivalent to 2-3 years of aging. Your veterinarian will help to tailor your pet’s care based on age, lifestyle, risks and more. Vaccinations are an important part of preventive care—not every pet will need every vaccination, but all pets need some protective vaccinations based on their individual needs and risks.

Emergency Medicine

Emergencies happen – we have no way to predict or prevent, but are available to treat and support during our business hours. Our skilled staff, in-house laboratory and digital x-ray capabilities, mean that we can quickly evaluate your pet and get them started with appropriate care. Afterhours, we refer to area veterinary emergency facilities.

Puppy & Kitten Care

A good start in life is essential to a lifetime of good health. When you add that wonderful new bundle of fur love, we’ll help to make sure that the new kitten or puppy is set up for proper vaccinations and preventive care. We’ll make sure you have the essentials for good nutrition, home care and training as well.

Senior Care

Age is not a disease, but aging does cause many changes. Senior pets (over age 7 for most pets) need to have regular exams at least twice yearly and regular screening diagnostics to evaluate major organs such as the kidneys or liver for changes. We want to ensure that as owner and veterinarian we are working together to maintain a healthy, comfortable and as long as possible life span for each pet.

Dentistry

Proper dental and oral care, both professional veterinary and at home, can truly extend a pet’s life—and make sure that there is no unpleasant cat or dog breath. We’ll guide you in the how’s and what to use for home dental care as well as educating you on professional veterinary dental cleaning, assessment and treatment for your pet’s mouth. Our digital dental x-ray system allows us to evaluate below the gum line to make the best recommendations for your pet.

Surgery

We perform routine and non-routine soft tissue surgeries such as spay, neuter, cystotomy, mass removals and more. For specialty procedures and orthopedic procedures, we can coordinate with an experienced surgeon to come to our hospital to perform or refer your pet to one of the area’s many experts.

Radiology

Radiology includes x-rays and ultrasounds. Our digital x-ray system means that we can take almost instantaneous high resolution images of a pet’s chest, abdomen or limbs. Ultrasound is a non-invasive technology that allows us to see organs in great detail and can be used to identify bladder stones, tumors and abnormal organ structure. We work closely with a board-certified radiologist to coordinate our ultrasounds and also use a rapid telemedicine service to evaluate x-rays when needed.

Cardiology Services

The ticker sometimes needs to special care. We use the mobile services of “Rocky Mountain Veterinary Cardiology to come to the hospital when needed for patients for a cardiac evaluation, echocardiograms and more.

Laser & Acupuncture

Laser and Acupuncture offer two modalities of complementary medicine that both can have significant positive effects for a patient. Laser is a form of photo-therapy using a hand-held device. Laser has great anti-inflammatory and anti-pain effects, can speed healing and reduce scarring. We use it to treat wounds, ear infections, arthritic pain, skin issues and more. Acupuncture also offers much to help pets, but its most common use is for pain management and mobility improve. Ask today if any of these services are appropriate for your pet.

Fear-Free Care

Do you get a little stressed and worried at the doctor’s office? Well, our pets certainly do and we are constantly working on handling ideas and other strategies to make every cat’s and dog’s visit less stressful. We may not be able to calm every fractious pet, but we can help make all visits easier for pets and owners. Ask today what we can do to help you with your pet’s visits. This article offers a good place to start.

Bringing your pet to our hospital?

Dogs must be on a leash, in a carrier or, if small, carried, when arriving to and departing from the hospital. Cats should arrive and depart in a carrier for their comfort and safety. This policy is in place for the safety of your pet and all of our patients.

Our Team

Keeping Your Pets Happy and Healthy

Dr. Margot K. Vahrenwald

Dr. Margot K. VahrenwaldVeterinarian/Owner

 

Dr. Margot K. Vahrenwald

Dr. Margot K. VahrenwaldVeterinarian/Owner

A love of animals and caring communications with their owners

About Dr. Margot

Having always loved animals, Dr. Margot detoured into a starting career in public relations/journalism before returning to school to study in veterinary medicine. However, that communications background has always helped in her veterinary work in educating owners on the best care for their pets. After graduating from the veterinary school at Colorado State University in 2000, she completed a 13-month small animal internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, DC. Dr. Margot returned to Colorado in 2004.

A lifetime goal of opening her own veterinary practice was met when Park Hill Veterinary Medical Center opened in July 2011. Dr. Margot’s medical interests include Wellness/Preventive Medicine, Dentistry, Nutrition, Marketing and Client Education. The practice has grown and flourished since opening with the support of our great neighborhood and community.

Dr. Margot is married to Chris, our hospital manager. They have two active and lovely daughters, Savannah and Caitlin; two cats and three dogs. When there is any spare time, you might find Dr. Margot with her nose in a book, behind the camera or digitally scrapbooking.

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Dr. Jeanne R. Hill

Dr. Jeanne R. HillAssociate Veterinarian

Dr. Jeanne R. Hill

Dr. Jeanne R. HillAssociate Veterinarian

Specializes in creating stress-free veterinary visits for her patients

About Dr. Hill

Dr. Hill grew in northern California, where she worked in canine and equine genetics before earning her DVM from the University of California at Davis in 2005. She practiced near Sacramento, California and in Dallas, Texas, where she served on the planning committees for two of the nation’s largest Spay Day events, leading to the spay and neuters of thousands of pets.

A love of the outdoors led Dr. Hill and her family to move to Colorado. Dr. Hill practiced in Aurora for two years before joining Park Hill Veterinary Medical Center in May 2014. Dr. Hill enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, including Internal Medicine, Dentistry, Integrative Medicine, Acupuncture, Geriatric and Life Stage Medicine, and creating stress-free veterinary visits for her patients. She values open communication when helping to educate owners about the best care for their dogs and cats.

In her free time, Dr. Hill enjoys cooking from her garden for husband Gabe, son Broden and daughter Maia. You can also find them hiking, camping, skiing or running the Healthy Kids Running Series in southeast Aurora. The furry members of her family include a very naughty beagle named Clover, gifted yellow Lab Scout, an orange tabby named Fish, and a feline huntress named Phoebe.

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Dr. Tracy Mich

Dr. Tracy MichAssociate Veterinarian

Dr. Tracy Mich

Dr. Tracy MichAssociate Veterinarian

Passionate about offering the best care experience for all her patients and their owners

About Dr. Mich

Once upon a time, Dr. Mich was a middle school teacher. She realized that being a teacher and managing the teenage brain was not for her and returned to school. She earned her veterinary degree from Colorado State University in 2001. After graduation, Dr. Mich started her veterinary career at the former Harrison Memorial Hospital and also traveled to a variety of spay/neuter clinics in the Four Corners region, in Mexico and in Ecuador to help dogs and cats in underserved areas. Dr. Mich is passionate about offering the best care for her patients. Her loves in veterinary medicine are preventive care, internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. “The best part of my job,” says Dr. Mich, “is building relationships with owners over the love of their lives, their pets.”

While at work, Dr. Mich is usually accompanied by her Chihuahua Ivy while Lab Quinn gets to go to doggy day care. Dr. Mich is married and is also a loving stepmother to sons Max and Jude. When not working, she can be found hiking, skiing and enjoying Colorado’s beauty.

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Dr. Kimberly S. May

Dr. Kimberly S. MayAssociate Veterinarian

Dr. Kimberly S. May

Dr. Kimberly S. MayAssociate Veterinarian

Loves getting to know the unique personality and preferences of her patients

About Dr. May

Dr. May graduated with honors from Colorado State University with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2003 after receiving a Bachelors in Animal Science from Cal Poly in Pomona, California. She completed a rigorous internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in 2004 and has been practicing full-time in the Denver metro area until joining Park Hill Vet in 2015. She enjoys getting to know her four legged patients and their humans, internal medicine and learning the latest developments in veterinary medicine.

Dr. May grew up in Wichita, Kansas and moved to Colorado in 1995. She currently lives in Park Hill with her husband, 3 cats – George, Harry and Leonard, and a Pomapoo named Macy, who has her owner well trained to serve all her needs. When Dr. May isn’t working, she enjoys walking Macy, reading, traveling and playing ice hockey.

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Alexandra Smith

Alexandra SmithClient Services Supervisor

Alexandra Smith

Alexandra SmithClient Services Supervisor

Makes every client feel like they and their pets truly matter

About Alexandra

Alex joined Park Hill Vet in January 2012. While working on her degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology as CU Boulder, she interned and later became an employee at a wildlife rehabilitation center. Her passion for animal care flourished and grew during her three years there. In 2009, she switched to companion animal care and worked at a large small animal practice that focused on pain management. In addition to her veterinary work, Alex has over 11 years of customer service experience. She strives to hold us to our mission of making every client feel like they and their pets truly matter. As a Colorado native, you may find Alex enjoying the outdoors — winters on the slopes and summers hiking and camping. She is owned by an energetic Siberian Husky named Zoom and a very mischievous cat named Henri.

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Chris S. Vahrenwald

Chris S. VahrenwaldHospital Manager

Chris S. Vahrenwald

Chris S. VahrenwaldHospital Manager

Background in business

About Chris

Running a veterinary practice has been a new and challenging position for Chris since he joined the practice in October 2011. A wide and varied career in business and credit/debt collections provided a strong foundation for financial management of a rapidly growing hospital.

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