Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital Moves to New Site Tripling Its Size and Capacity to Care for Patients

Dozen dogs and cats make the move to new facility

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After several years of planning and construction, Wheat
Ridge Animal Hospital
, a leading provider of veterinary care for
pets for more than 60 years, moved into its new hospital today. The
state-of-the-art facility is located at 44th and Kipling in Wheat Ridge,
Colo., and will be approximately 37,000 square feet, nearly triple the
size of the former hospital.

As part of the move, more than dozen dogs and cats were expertly
transported from the former hospital to the new site and all are resting
comfortably in their new surroundings.

“The planning and logistics around closing one hospital and emergency
department while simultaneously opening a new one, in addition to moving
our patients and the vital medical equipment into the new facility, was
no small feat,” said Stacy D. Meola, MS, DVM, DACVECC, Associate Medical
Director. “We’re excited to be in our modern hospital, and we look
forward to continuing to serve this community by providing excellent
patient care for the next 60+ years.”

The new hospital features include:

  • Seven surgery suites
  • Larger emergency department, staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week
    by experienced emergency and trauma caregivers with separate entrance,
    check-in and waiting area for pet owners
  • Dedicated Critical Care Unit (CCU)
  • Denver area’s only 24-hour animal blood bank
  • Dedicated dental suite with three dental stations
  • Physical therapy/rehabilitation center with underwater treadmill
  • Specialized surgical and ophthalmology suite (providing the most
    advanced care for cataract and lens surgeries)
  • Imaging center with a new 64-slice CT scanner and 1.5 Tesla MRI
    (helping the team obtain images in less time, and many patients can
    have a CT scan under light sedation rather than general anesthesia)
  • In-house reference laboratory, providing efficient and quality lab
    test results for patients throughout Denver and the Rocky Mountain
  • Separate oncology ward for patients undergoing cancer treatment

“Since 1955, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital has been providing outstanding
pet care in the Denver metro area,” said Donald A. Ostwald Jr., DVM,
DABVP, Senior Vice President of Hospital Operations for Ethos Veterinary
Health. “This new facility allows us to offer the general wellness care,
24/7 emergency services, and the most advanced medical and surgical
treatments available in a spacious, modern hospital that will be more
comfortable for pets, their owners and our dedicated team.”

About Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital

Founded in 1955 as a one-person general practice, Wheat Ridge Animal
Hospital merged with Denver Veterinary Specialists in 1994 to combine
the general practice and specialty referral practice. In 2016, Wheat
Ridge Animal Hospital joined three other specialty hospitals to become a
part of Ethos
Veterinary Health
, a provider of specialty and emergency care for
pets with 14 locations across the U.S. Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital has
held accreditation with the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
since 1963 for general practice and became one of the first hospitals in
the U.S. to be accredited through the AAHA Referral Standards in 2008.


Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital
Melissa Flygare, 303-996-1364