Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital Breaks Ground on New Facility

Prominent Colorado animal hospital expands to 37,000 square feet to meet growing demand

Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital Breaks Ground on New Facility (Photo: Business Wire)

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo.--()--Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, a leading provider of veterinary care, broke ground on its new hospital today. The state-of-the-art facility is expected to be complete by spring 2017 and will continue to offer the highest quality care available to pets and their owners.

The new building will be located at 44th and Kipling in Wheat Ridge, Colo. and will be approximately 37,000 square feet. The new facility is designed for additional growth and will allow for the expansion of current and new specialties, like the recently added sports medicine/rehabilitation, pain management, and ophthalmology. The new facility will help staff provide a higher level of patient care with dedicated treatment centers.

Additional enhancements will include:

  • Seven surgery suites
  • Dedicated emergency triage center
  • Dedicated intensive care unit (ICU)
  • Imaging center with a new 26-slice CT scanner and MRI
  • Dedicated dental suite
  • Physical therapy/rehabilitation center
  • Ophthalmology services
  • In-house reference laboratory
  • Expanded animal blood bank
  • Conference/training center
  • Additional patient examination rooms

β€œWe have been providing the most advanced and compassionate care for pets and their owners for more than 60 years,” said Donald A. Ostwald Jr., DVM, DABVP, Senior Vice President of Hospital Operations for Ethos Veterinary Health. β€œThe new hospital will allow our dedicated staff to continue providing leading edge medical care in a contemporary facility that gives us the space and technological advances to serve our clients even better for years to come.”

The hospital was founded in Wheat Ridge, Colo. in 1955 as a one-person general practice. In 1994, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital merged with Denver Veterinary Specialists to combine the general practice and specialty referral practice. Earlier this year, 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 maintained accreditation through the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) since 1963 and became one of the first hospitals in the United States to become accredited through the new AAHA referral practice standards and internship program standards.

About Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital

Founded in 1955, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital is vibrant and alive with the energy of people who are renowned in their respective fields. General practitioners work together with board-certified specialists to ensure that pets receive the most advanced care available. The support staff is a fundamental part of the team consisting of certified veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, receptionists, and management personnel with extensive experience in veterinary health care services.

About Ethos Veterinary Health

Ethos Veterinary Health is based in Woburn, Mass., and is the result of a merger of four specialty hospital groups: IVG Hospitals (New England), Premier Veterinary Group (Chicago), Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital (Denver) and Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego. The company provides specialty and emergency care for pets through its 14 hospital locations across the U.S. For more information, visit ethosvet.com.


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


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