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Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital and Hospitality Center

Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital and Hospitality Center

13741 Colorado Blvd. | Thornton, CO 80602

Call 720-437-9402
Monday 7:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Advanced Surgery
  • Veterinary Dental Care
  • Doggy Daycare
  • Boarding
  • Grooming
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Daycare
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Declawing
  • Emergency Veterinary Clinic
  • Exotic Animal Vet
  • Reptile Vet
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

Our state-of-the-art facility was designed to provide our clients with a full range of services. From Wellness Checks and Advanced Surgeries, to Boarding, Doggy Daycare, and Grooming. We’ve even added a Boutique offering a select line of collars, leashes, toys, treats, grooming supplies, and other “necessities” to help keep your “kids” happy, healthy, and entertained…
Our Hospital & Hospitality Center, located at 13741 Colorado Blvd. (Northwest corner of Colorado Blvd. & 136th Avenue behind Checker Auto), offers the following services:
 Wellness Care
 Advanced Surgery & Dentistry
 Board Certified Surgeon, Radiologist, Cardiologist, and Dermatologist
 Overnight & Extended Stay Canine Guest Suites
 Kitty Condos with a “Sea-Side” view of our fresh-water aquarium
 Doggy Daycare
 Boutique offering everything from toys to toothbrushes
 Prescription & Premium Food & Treats
Amenities:
 Advanced Surgical and Dental Suites
 Eight Exam Rooms
 State-of-the-art Boarding Facility
 Spacious indoor - outdoor Daycare Playgrounds
 On-site Digital Radiology Equipment
 In-house & On-Line Pharmacy
 In-house Laboratory
 Professional Grooming Salon
From our skilled Veterinarians, to our animal-loving Guest Service Hosts, Caring Hands employees are well trained professionals, who treat each animal with the same care and compassion they offer their own "kids."

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 We offer spacious dog and cat boarding facilities along with Doggy Daycare or 3 off-leash romps per day for our canine guests. We offer spacious dog and cat boarding facilities along with Doggy Daycare or 3 off-leash romps per day for our canine guests.
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From accidents to life-threatening illness, Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital is a complete medical and surgical facility equipped with the latest technology, and a highly trained staff capable of assessing and treating all types of animal emergencies From accidents to life-threatening illness, Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital is a complete medical and surgical facility equipped with the latest technology, and a highly trained staff capable of assessing and treating all types of animal emergencies
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Dr. Brett Rhoades
Dr. Brett Rhoades

Dr. Brett Rhoades, a 1996 graduate of Kansas State University College of Veterinarinan Medicine, is also second generation veterinarian.
After gaining a wealth of knowledge and expertise at: Twin Forks Veterinary Clinic, Red Willow Animal Clinic, Northside Emergency Pet Clinic, Arrowhead Animal Hospital, The Animal Doctor and Huron Animal Hospital, Dr Rhoades opened Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital in 2003 with specific goals in mind:

Providing the highest level of compassionate Veterinary medicine
and Encouraging his staff to �Practice What�s Possible�

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Dr. Stacey Jones
Dr. Stacey Jones

Stacey completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Denver before receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University. After graduation, she completed her internship in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care in Massachusetts before joining Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital in 2004.

In addition to Emergency, Critical Care and General Veterinary Medicine, Stacey, our �gentle soul,� has a special interest in anesthesia and pain management. Actively involved with Colorado Greyhound Adoption, Stacey donates her time to provide medical services for retired dogs awaiting adoption. In the future, she would like to extend her practice to hospice care for pets.

Stacey and her husband Jason, both Colorado natives, are the proud parents of two children, Emma and Brady, as well as Lilly, their rescued greyhound, and Hawkeye and Cloud, their horses. Their home is also frequently shared with animals awaiting recovery and permanent homes.

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Dr. Stephanie Blackstone
Dr. Stephanie Blackstone

Stephanie grew up on a farm in rural Western Nebraska surrounded by livestock and pets and decided she wanted to become a veterinarian at the age of 12. After college, she was accepted by the Iowa State University veterinary medical program. She then moved to Missoula, MT where she worked in a small animal hospital. Three years after moving north, she decided it was time to move closer to friends and family, and happily accepted an associate veterinarian position at Caring Hands.

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Dr. Anna Rothman
Dr. Anna Rothman

Anna is a Colorado native and grew up nearby in Littleton, CO. She attended college at Colorado State University, and received her degree in veterinary medicine from Oregon State University. She was happy to return to Colorado after vet school, and completed a one year rotating internship in small animal emergency and specialty medicine at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital. She then worked for a few years in the Denver area as an emergency veterinarian, as well as with a non-profit general practice clinic before joining the team at Caring Hands in 2014.
In her free time Anna enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors, running, hiking, camping, and playing tennis. Her animal family members include terriers Baxter and and Bernie.

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Dr. Whitney Evans
Dr. Whitney Evans

Anna is a Colorado native and grew up nearby in Littleton, CO. She attended college at Colorado State University, and received her degree in veterinary medicine from Oregon State University. She was happy to return to Colorado after vet school, and completed a one year rotating internship in small animal emergency and specialty medicine at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital. She then worked for a few years in the Denver area as an emergency veterinarian, as well as with a non-profit general practice clinic before joining the team at Caring Hands in 2014.

In her free time Anna enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors, running, hiking, camping, and playing tennis. Her animal family members include terriers Baxter and and Bernie.

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Dr. Blair Holwegner
Dr. Blair Holwegner

Dr. Holwegner grew up in Aurora, CO and moved to Parker, CO when she was a senior in high school. She attended Colorado State University for her undergraduate degree, and studied Zoology and Music. Upon graduation, she remained in Fort Collins while working as a veterinary technician, and met her husband, Steve. She attended veterinary school at Colorado State University and worked in a small animal private practice in northern Colorado prior to joining the Caring Hands team in May of 2015. She enjoys singing, hiking and bird watching, and she and Steve share their home with their dog Luna, their cat Griz, and their two budgies Hughie and New Bird. Her interests include internal medicine, feline medicine, diagnostic imaging, and exotic animal medicine (including birds, reptiles and small mammals).

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Dr. Micaela Rosenthal
Dr. Micaela Rosenthal

Dr. Micaela Rosenthal was born and raised in Santa Monica, California. Micaela studied business and art history at Vanderbilt University. After moving to South Africa to work with wildlife she decided to pursue her veterinary degree. After receiving her VMD at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rosenthal decided to head west for a small animal rotation internship at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital. Her main medical interests are emergency and critical care. In her free time she enjoys skiing, yoga, rock climbing, and traveling.

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Dr. Mark Battles
Dr. Mark Battles

Dr. Battles was born and raised in St. Paul Minnesota. There he enjoyed playing soccer, swimming at his local lake, and volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation center. He grew up with dogs, cats, hamsters, snakes, birds, and a snail. After high school, he earned his B.S. in biology at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. After this, Dr. Battles attended Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA for veterinary school. Following graduation, he completed a one year rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship in a specialty and emergency center at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital. He enjoys skiing, spending time with his three dogs and one cat, fishing, cooking, and going to local breweries.

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Dr. Heather Parrish
Dr. Heather Parrish

Dr. Heather Parrish is originally from California, but spent her childhood growing up on a sailboat in Central and South America with her family. At an early age, she witnessed a lack of veterinary medicine and preventative care for animals in underdeveloped countries. This eventually evolved into a passion for veterinary medicine, volunteer work, and international travel.

Dr. Parrish earned her doctorate of veterinary medicine (DVM) from UC Davis in 2013. Upon graduation, she completed a one-year rotating internship at VCA Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in Loomis, California. She then moved to Colorado for a change of pace, drawn to the big mountains and undeniably beautiful seasons. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, preventative care, and internal medicine.

In her free time, Dr. Parrish can be found adventuring in the outdoors with her friends, family, and dog, Piper. She particularly enjoys hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and camping. She also values quiet evenings at home with her two cats, Mowgli and Amos, who will never turn down cuddle time on the couch!

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