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VCA Park Hill Animal Hospital

VCA Park Hill Animal Hospital

5304 East Colfax Ave | Denver, CO 80220

Call 303-416-6800
Monday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam

Meet the Owners: We look forward to welcoming you and your pets.
Everyone on our staff believes the better we get to know your pets, the
better we can provide the best possible healthcare for them. In fact,
when you come in, you'll see exactly why our veterinarians are praised
for their kind and thorough care. We'll give you and your pet all the
time you need, and never rush through an exam. We'll also carefully
track the course of your pet's care, which is so important to your pet's
long-term health. In every case, you'll be served by experienced,
knowledgeable members of our staff. Our veterinarians, veterinary
technicians and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest
standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines and
procedures ensures that all our pet patients get the best in prevention
and healing methods.

History: Our friendly, professional staff is made up of dedicated
individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long,
healthy lives. To be true to this mission the hospital team relies on
several individuals, where each team member is equally important in
helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you
and your pet. And if things get very complicated, we are fortunate to
have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and
board certified specialists. In a word: teamwork! Teamwork is a constant
in our daily practice. From the very first person you speak to to the
person who checks you and your pet out, our team of pet lovers works
cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and
your pet.

Specialties: We provide veterinary services for every stage in your
pet's life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to
keep her happy and healthy. Our services don't end at our hospital
doors. As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to
extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge
base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of
over 2,000 VCA veterinarians. And if your pet ever needs truly advanced
veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help. These 40
clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical
therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as
stem cell therapy.

Additional Services:
wellness exams
nutritional counseling

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Susan Barden

Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Colorado State University

Dr. Susan Barden has practiced small animal medicine in Denver since 2001, most recently at University Hills Animal Hospital. Dr. Barden received both her DVM and BS in Animal Science from Colorado State University. She is a member of the Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society, Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, and American Veterinary Medical Association. Her special interests include internal medicine, dermatology, and geriatric/preventative care. She is a long time Park Hill resident, and chairs the annual Park Hill Home Tour Silent Auction. Dr. Barden serves as the President of Forgotten Felines, a rescue group focusing on Denver’s feral cats. She shares her 1939 Tudor home with her husband, Michael, their boxers, lab mix, kitty, and cockatiel. In her free time she enjoys hiking, home projects and gardening.

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Christopher Blum

Medical Director
School: University of Pennsylvania
Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Blum received his B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.S. in Physiology from North Carolina State University. Dr. Blum then attended the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2005. After practicing for a year in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Dr. Blum and his wife moved to Colorado where he joined a small animal practice in Golden. After a short time, Dr. Blum became the medical director of the practice for the next 6 years. As surgery had always been an interest of his, Dr. Blum left general practice after 7 years and completed a surgical internship with Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists in Longmont, Colorado. After his internship, Dr. Blum decided to return to general practice along with the knowledge he gained from the internship. Dr. Blum is also certified in veterinary acupuncture and has been offering this treatment modality to his patients for the past 6 1/2 years. In addition to these, Dr. Blum has interest in internal medicine, emergency medicine, and special species (rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, rats, hamsters). On his down time, Dr. Blum likes to garden, ride his road bike, and enjoy time with his wife and their three house rabbits.

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Suzie Friedman

Associate Veterinarian
School: Colorado State University
Dr. Suzie Friedman graduated from Colorado State University in 2010, and completed a rotating internship at VCA Newark Animal Hospital in Newark, Delaware in 2011. After being a mental health therapist for approximately 10 years, Suzie took on the challenge of pursuing her life long dream of becoming a veterinarian. Suzie loves her second career and can't imagine doing anything else. Suzie practiced in Alaska as an Associate Veterinarian for two years until the Colorado Rockies called her and her husband Josh back home. Suzie and Josh are proud parents of a very large standard poodle named Bert who is the center of their universe, and generous enough to share his home with them. In his spare time, Bert loves taking Suzie and Josh hiking, back-packing, cross country skiing, and simply running around like crazy.

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