Our team is dedicated to keeping your pets happy and healthy!

Park Hill Veterinary Medical Center opened its doors July 25, 2011 and we have grown ever since delivering on our wildly important goal of Where Your Pets Matter. A long-time dream and vision by owner Dr. Margot Vahrenwald, Park Hill Vet is a family-owned and operated and is Fear Free™ and accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. We strive to be your friendly neighborhood vets, offering state of the art veterinary medical care with heartfelt support of the human-animal bond.

DR. MARGOT K. VAHRENWALD

Owner/Veterinarian

Dr. Margot's Bio

Having always loved animals, Dr. Margot detoured into a starting career in public relations/journalism before returning to school to study 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.

DR. KELLY MCGUIRE

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. McGuire's Bio

Dr. Kelly McGuire is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Biology with honors, Dr. McGuire moved to Colorado to attend graduate school at CU Boulder. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology in 2002. After a few years working as a veterinary technician, future Dr. McGuire attended veterinary school at Colorado State University, graduating in 2008. Following graduation, she worked as a relief veterinarian for shelter, hospital and veterinary emergency clinic.In 2012, Dr. McGuire applied on a whim for a job in Adelaide, South Australia – and moved Down Under 5 weeks later. For the next four years, she worked in Adelaide and the surrounding rural countryside, taking care of dogs, cats, and the local fauna, including kangaroos and the occasional koala. The summer of 2016, Dr. McGuire returned to Denver – bringing along Aussie husband Kev, toddler son, and neurotic Border Collie, Diesel.Whenever there is a quiet moment – if such a thing exists with a toddler – Dr. McGuire likes to make elaborate meals and desserts to enjoy with Aussie wines, knit, hike, snowshoe, and all other outdoor fun that Colorado offers.

DR. MICHELLE M. STEWART

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Stewart's Bio

Dr. Michelle Stewart was raised in Littleton, CO before leaving to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She then worked via a fellowship grant at the National Institutes of Health Vaccine Research Center focusing on creating a vaccine for HIV. At the end of her fellowship, she moved to Massachusetts to attend Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Stewart lived and worked as an Associate Veterinarian in Arlington, VA before moving to Mexico City, Mexico. In Mexico City, Dr. Stewart attempted language immersion in Spanish and worked with students at the veterinary training university (Banfield Pet Hospital Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), training them to use dental equipment and dental x-rays to help identify common dental diseases. After becoming barely proficient in Spanish, Dr. Stewart moved back to Colorado with her husband and the dog they adopted in Mexico, Enchilada. She now spends her free time fixing her 110-year-old house, exploring all the new restaurants and bars that Denver has to offer, and traversing the mountains to hike and ski.

DR. MICHELLE WOOLLY

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Woolly's Bio

Dr. Michelle Woolly grew up in hot, humid Miami, FL. She has always had a deep love for animals and knew from a very young age that veterinary medicine was her calling. Her path towards becoming a doctor started at Texas A&M University (Whoop!) where she earned her undergraduate in Animal Science with a focus on equine science and pre-veterinary medicine. After returning to her how state, she attended University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her DVM in 2015. Dr. Woolly and her husband, Matt, anxious to leave the south behind came to beautiful Colorado and are happily living on their mini-farm with daughter, 3 dogs (Lyn the Boston Terrier and 2 crazy Border Collies, Lyla and Tex), a cat named Bob Ross, and more animals to come. When she is not working, Dr. Woolly enjoys horseback riding, spending time with her family, getting lost in the mountains, and enjoying all the adventures that come with Colorado’s outdoor lifestyle.

DR. SARAH TIMMERMAN

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Timmerman's Bio

Dr. Timmerman was born in St. Louis, Missouri but raised here in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. She returned to her Missouri roots and earned a Bachelor degree in Animal Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia followed by her DVM from the same institution in 2014. Drawn back to the mountains and dry air of Colorado, she has practiced small animal medicine for 5 years split between Northglenn and southeast Aurora. In the spring of 2017, she completed the process to be certified as a canine rehabilitation therapist, a discipline she had found a passion for during veterinary school. She has two cattle dog mixes at home, Dynia and Zucca, that keep her on her toes and whom she loves to take out hiking/walking to explore all that Colorado has to offer. She also has her “old man” Chewy, a Shih Tzu mix whom she rehabilitated through a 23 lb weight loss after he was surrendered by his previous owner.

CHRIS S. VAHRENWALD

Financial Manager

Chris' Bio

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.

LESLIE AQUISTAPACE

Lead Outpatient Veterinary Nurse/CVT

Leslie's Bio

Leslie began working at Park Hill Vet soon after our opening in 2011 as a Client Care Specialist. She completed her veterinary technician program at the Bel Rea Institute in December 2012. Originally from northern California, Leslie grew up on a mini-farm surrounded by rabbits, chickens, quail, and Guinea pigs. She worked for Trader Joe’s and Jenny Craig but pursued her lifelong goal of becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician when she moved to Denver. Leslie is a Fear Free Certified Professional. She is owned by a long-haired dachshund, Trixie, and a chihuahua-mix, Frosty and cat, Emma. In her free time, she volunteers with Peace, Love & Paws. Leslie is a Fear Free Certified professional.

HEATHER BEHM

Lead Inpatient Nurse/CVT

Heather's Bio

Bio coming soon!

ALEXANDRA SMITH

Practice Manager

Alexandra's Bio

Alex joined Park Hill Vet in February 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 8 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, when not working, you will find Alex outdoors—winters on the slopes and summers biking or hiking. She is owned by husky Zoom and special cat Henri.

HAILEY VEGA

Veterinary Nurse/CVT

Hailey's Bio

Born in Oklahoma City, OK, Hailey has been an animal lover since birth. She’s been in the saddle almost as long and is a skilled barrel racer and rodeo girl. She graduated from the Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology in 2012. Hailey worked at Littleton Equine Medical Center as a Field Technician and on-call Surgery Technician for two years. She has been at Park Hill Veterinary Medical Center since December 2012 as a Saturday Client Care Specialist and transitioned as a Veterinary Nurse/CVT in April 2014. Hailey and her husband Pancho have two twin boys and two dogs, Pecas and Beau. Also living on their mini-ranch are several horses, including Hailey’s Finch and Sissy. Hailey is a Fear Free Certified professional.

JEN PETTIT

Client Care Specialist

Jen's Bio

Born and raised on Oahu, Hawaii, Jen always knew she wanted to work with animals. She worked for a local veterinary practice for 5 years before moving stateside to Colorado in 2000. Jen worked at the Denver Dumb Friends League for 13 years before joining the Park Hill Vet family. She lives with husband and two special needs cats, Panda and Mango. In her spare time, you can find Jen hiking, white water rafting, snowshoeing and exploring the Colorado Mountains. Jen is a Fear Free Certified professional.

BETH JONES

Veterinary Nurse/CVT

Beth's Bio

Beth is a quintessential Gemini, capable of extemporaneous humor while remaining upbeat on her world travels. Beth spent the first part of her adulthood traveling the globe and helping others, specifically underprivileged children. Upon returning to the states as a world-class heroine, Beth enrolled and graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology and has been helping animals ever since. Beth is a Fear Free Certified professional.

OLIVIA TRIOLO

Exam Room Assistant

Olivia's Bio

Born and raised in Golden and Arvada, Olivia joined Park Hill Vet in October 2014. She worked at Jefferson Animal Clinic in Arvada throughout high school as a veterinary assistant. Olivia graduated from Colorado State University in August 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in biologic sciences and currently attending veterinary technician school. She is owned by her cat, Dobby. She also has a younger sister who is stubbornly taller than Olivia. Olivia is a Fear Free Certified professional.

KAILEN STINCHOMB

Exam Room Assistant

Kailen's Bio

Kailen, originally from Atlanta, moved to the Denver area in early 2012. Having always worked in the restaurant industry, her passion for animal healthcare was not sparked when her own pup, Lucy, became very ill with Valley Fever. After witnessing the compassionate care Lucy received at Park Hill Vet, Kailen was determined to work with animals and provide the same care to other pets. She received her Veterinary Assistant Certificate from Pima Medical Institute and looks forward to continuing her education in order to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. In her spare time, Kailen enjoys running, baking and spending time her fiance, Big Mike.

MEGAN WISER

Veterinary Nurse/CVT

Megan's Bio

Megan received her B.S. in equine science from CSU in 2009. She began her career in quarter horse breeding and found her true love of providing the best care for her patients. She then received her A.S. in veterinary technology from Bel-Rea in 2015. She has experience ranging from large animals to the tiniest of reptiles and birds. She loves what she does and has surrounded herself with 3 dogs and 1 cat. She is also the mother of a wonderful son and loves anything outdoors year round. Megan is a Fear Free Certified professional.

JENNY KRAWCZYK

Client Care Specialist

Jenny's Bio

Jenny is from the northwest corner of Illinois, but her heart is in Wisconsin. Jenny has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Edgewood College in Madison, WI. She enjoys interacting with clients and their furry babies and providing the absolute best care for every patient that comes along. In her free time, Jenny likes to watch the latest movies, cook new and exciting meals in the kitchen, and living in the moment. 

DANIELLE BOBB

Exam Room Assistant

Danielle's Bio

Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Danielle pursued a Bachelor of Animal Science Degree and an Associate’s in Business Administration through Colorado State University. Her ultimate passion is shelter medicine. She has volunteered as a veterinary assistant/animal care specialist for Animal House Dog Rescue for the past 5 years. She also had the opportunity to volunteer at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital with a focus in the Small Ruminant Comparative Orthopedic Lab for 3 years. When not on a mission to change animals’ lives, Danielle’s hobbies are being a mom and canine dog training. She hopes to attend veterinary school in the future. Danielle is a Fear Free Certified professional.

MARYSSA COBB

Exam Room Assistant

Maryssa's Bio

Maryssa is originally from Michigan but moved to Colorado and hasn’t looked back since. She has been at Park Hill Veterinary Medical Center since 2015 and is a recent veterinary nurse graduate. In her free time, Maryssa can be found in the gym or watching British TV. She shares her space at home with her two kitties, Gemini and Figaro. Maryssa is a Fear Free Certified professional.

STEVI JOHNSON

Client Care Specialist

Stevi's Bio

Stevi was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee and is a Southerner through and through. She always had a strong love for animals, and made a career change to be able to work with them full time. Stevi is currently outnumbered by two cats, Sophie and Zorro, and a Catahoula named Nora. You can find her hiking with her dog, exploring beautiful Colorado, or watching Friends on repeat. 

BAILEY DICKERSON

Exam Room Assistant

Bailey's Bio

Bailey, tiring of the heat of Austin, Texas moved to Denver, Colorado in 2015 and hasn’t looked back since. She completed the Veterinary Assistant program with honors at Community College of Denver and plans to go back for her Veterinary Technician degree in the coming years. Bailey has a passion for Snowboarding, but when she isn’t at work or on the slopes, she can be found at home cuddling her grumpy Persian cat named Pickle or wrangling her hyperactive shepherd mix, Cobain.

LINDSEY SCHMIDT

Client Care Specialist and Exam Room Assistant

Lindsey's Bio

Lindsey is 100% a Colorado native, and is very proud of it! She loves the work she does with dogs of all shapes and sizes, and is never without her own dogs! In her free time, she hangs out with her dogs in mountains. She is the quintessential nature lover and enjoys hiking, camping, grilling and chilling. She is a Broncos fan until The Apocalypse! Lindsey is a Fear Free Certified professional.

JACKIE GARCIA

Client Care Specialist

Jackie's Bio
Bio coming soon.

ZOE COLVIN

Client Care Specialist

Zoe's Bio
Bio coming soon.

AISHA GROOSE

Exam Room Assistant

Aisha's Bio

Aisha grew up in Laramie, Wyoming with a love for animals since she was young. She went to the University of Wyoming and studied Microbiology. After graduation, Aisha moved to Durango, CO in where she worked at the humane society for three years. She moved to Denver in 2018 to be closer to her family and pursue her love of working with animals. Aisha is owned by a yellow lab Chloe and two cats, Aspen and Salem. In her free time, she likes hiking, spending time with her friends, and hanging out with her animals.

ALEXIS ALBANESE

Exam Room Assistant

Alexis' Bio
Bio coming soon.

HENDRIX

Resident Clinic Cat

Hendrix's Bio

Don’t let my formal attire fool you, I am a very friendly and approachable fellow. I do take my role as the powerful and mighty ruler of Park Hill Vet quite seriously. I can get a bit grumpy when I’m hungry—I’ve been here a while now and my minions haven’t caught on that I require endless amounts of food at all times! When I’m not demanding food, I can be found perched in various places surveying my kingdom, loudly voicing my opinions and welcoming visitors. The humans here tell me that I sometimes “overstep boundaries” by trying to go in to exam rooms and attempting to calm patients that don’t seem overly fond of me. If you don’t see me wandering freely and meowing for your attention, I may be temporarily exiled to my throne in the kennels.

Park Hill Vet
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.

Location

2255 Oneida Street
Denver, CO 80207
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Hours

Mon – Thurs: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Fri: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sat: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Contact Info

Phone: (303) 388-2255
Fax: (303) 967-2377
Email: moreinfo@parkhillvet.com

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We are happy to try to answer questions via email or phone, but this is not an appropriate place to post if your pet is having health issues or an emergency. If an emergency, please call us directly or contact a veterinary emergency facility after hours. We cannot legally provide medical advice to patients we have not seen.

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