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VCA Firehouse Animal Hospital

VCA Firehouse Animal Hospital

1038 E 6th Ave | Denver, CO 80218

Call 303-223-7278
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
  • Holistic Veterinary Medicine
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
Description

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:
Nutritional Counseling
Wellness Exams

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Beth Spencer

Medical Director
Veterinary School: Ohio State University

Dr. Beth Spencer has practiced small animal medicine in Denver since 2001, and has been the medical director at VCA Firehouse since 2005. Dr. Spencer received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and her BS from Yale University. In 2010, she was honored with the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association "Rising Star" award. She also works with the Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society as the chair of the Community Service Committee. In her free time she enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, and playing piano. Dr. Spencer lives with her husband, their children and their amusing, yet sweet dog, Carson.

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Andrea Carey

Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Colorado State Univers

Dr. Andrea Carey is a Denver native who taught 4th-8th grade in Littleton before becoming a veterinarian. She received her BA in history from Colorado College, her MA in Education from the University of Denver and her DVM from Colorado State University. Upon graduation from Colorado State University, she completed an internship at the Animal Hospital Specialty Center in Highlands Ranch, CO. Her professional interests include cardiology, anesthesia/pain management and oncology. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society, American Animal Hospital Association, and International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. In her free time Dr. Carey likes to golf, play volleyball and tennis and watch movies. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her cat, Whedbee.

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Kathleen Costello

Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Colorado State University

Dr. Costello has practiced small animal medicine in the Denver Metro area since 2006. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University, after completing a B.A. in Journalism from Colorado State University and a M.S. in Education from Drake University. Prior to becoming a veterinarian, Kathleen worked as an elementary school teacher in Colorado and Nebraska. Dr. Costello enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine, but has special interest in internal medicine, cardiology, and emergency medicine. In her free time, she spends time with her family and furry friends. Dr. Costello, her husband, Brian and their daughter share a home with 2 dogs: Quintin a lab mix and Lewis a Border Collie and two cats; Jack and Phoebe. All of the Costello family pets are rescues. In her spare time, Kathleen enjoys spending time in the Rocky Mountains hiking, biking, snowshoeing and skiing.

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Rebecca Klobuchar

Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of Minnesota

Dr. Rebecca Klobuchar was born and raised in Minnesota. She received her Bachelors of Art from Gustavus Adolphus College and her DVM from the University of Minnesota. Rebecca then went on to complete an additional year of training known as an internship, also at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Rebecca moved to Colorado in 2003 to live in the mountains. Her veterinary interests include emergency/critical care and internal medicine. She enjoys skiing, mountain biking, backcountry hiking and camping, live music, and traveling. Dr. Klobuchar shares her home with her dog Guinness and three cats; Abby, Kiko, and Kissie Boo Boo.

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Randy McCarty

Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Colorado State University

Dr. Randy McCarty, a Colorado native, graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Zoology from the University of Northern Colorado and received his DVM from Colorado State University. Dr. McCarty has practiced veterinary medicine in Walnut, CA, co-owned Sheep Draw Veterinary Hospital in Greeley, CO, and then began practicing in Denver. He is actively involved in the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association and the Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society. Dr. McCarty has special interests in internal medicine, dermatology, exotic animal medicine and soft tissue surgery. Dr. McCarty helped create the Michael J. Hart Animal Care Memorial Fund, which provides financial support to care for pets of people living with AIDS and who are disabled. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and their large menagerie of pets.

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Cassie Todd

Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Colorado State University

Dr. Cassie Todd grew up in Denver just blocks away from Firehouse Animal Health Center. Dr. Todd has practiced veterinary medicine in Colorado since 2002, most recently as an associate veterinarian near Golden. Dr. Todd received her BA from Johns Hopkins University and her DVM from Colorado State University. Prior to practicing as a full time veterinarian, Dr. Todd completed an internship program with Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital and Denver Veterinary Specialists, concentrating on oncology and emergency medicine. Dr. Todd is a member of the Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society, Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, and American Veterinary Medical Association. Her interests include oncology and animal behavior. Dr. Todd and husband Andrew share their home with two dogs, Maggie and Floyd, and their daughters Kate and Lane.

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