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Welcome to San Juan Veterinary Hospital Inc
Your Veterinarian in Pagosa Springs,CO
Call us at (970) 264-2629

We offer after hours emergency care!

Call us right away at (970) 264-2629!

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If you live in Pagosa Springs or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Kitzel Farrah is a licensed CO veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

San Juan Veterinary Hospital Inc is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Kitzel Farrah has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Pagosa Springs veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (970) 264-2629 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Pagosa Springs veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Pagosa Springs pet owners.

At San Juan Veterinary Hospital Inc, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Kitzel Farrah
Pagosa Springs Veterinarian | San Juan Veterinary Hospital Inc | (970) 264-2629

2197 E Hwy 160
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

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Meet Our Caring Staff!

  • Dr. Kitzel Farrah
    Veterinarian

    Kitzel Farrah was raised in Pagosa Springs Colorado and graduated from the Pagosa Springs High School. She attended Colorado State University for both her undergraduate and doctorate. She graduated from CSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. After a brief stint in Arizona, she returned to Pagosa Springs to practice.

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  • Shaun Kramer
    Receptionist/Veterinary Technician

    Shaun was born and raised in the Denver Metro area and moved to Pagosa Springs with her husband Jeremy in the spring of 2018 to be closer to all of the Colorado outdoor activities they enjoy. A graduate of the Metropolitan State University of Denver, Shaun has a degree in Photojournalism but fell in love with working with animals while managing a dog boarding facility as a student.

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  • Kaylee Fitzwater
    Veterinary Technician

    Kaylee was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and moved to Pagosa Springs in 2002 when she was 7 years old. She graduated from Pagosa Springs High School in 2013. Kaylee started working at San Juan Veterinary Hospital as a volunteer when she was in high school, then moved up to a kennel attendant during the summers while in college. When returning from college at Eastern Wyoming College, she became a veterinary technician in May of 2015. She attributes her love of animals to her many years of involvement in the local 4-H. In her free time, Kaylee enjoys trail riding and barrel racing with her horse Memphis and spending time with her 4 dogs, Spanky, Hoss, Ava, and Jax.

  • Sandra Kuhne
    Veterinary Technician

    Sandra was born and raised in Pagosa Springs Colorado. She received a Bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is currently taking online classes to become certified as a veterinary technician. Sandra had worked at Aspen Tree Veterinary Clinic since 2013, and in December of 2015, she came to work at San Juan Veterinary Hospital when the two practices merged.

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  • Michelle Jamieson
    Head Veterinary Technician

    Michelle and her husband Jimmy previously lived in Punta Gorda, Florida before relocating to Pagosa Springs and joining the San Juan Veterinary Hospital team in 2004. In Florida, Michelle had worked as a small animal veterinary technician for 15 years. Michelle and Jimmy have 2 horses, 1 dog, and 3 cats that keep them very busy. When she is not working Michelle spends her time camping, hiking, and packing the horses into the mountains

  • Tina Jones
    Receptionist

    Tina and her husband Dean ran away from the craziness of the Front Range in August 2017. They have five dogs, one cat-dog, and three horses. Tina and her dog Hondo are a therapy team and volunteer at the Ruby M. Sisson Library Paws to reading program. They are also a crisis response team with Hope Animal-Assisted Crisis Response. In her spare time, Tina trains Hondo's understudy, Muppet, rides her horse and enjoys winter skiing and SUP in the summer.

  • Shaina Brannon
    Head Receptionist/Veterinary Technician

    Shaina was born & raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and moved to Pagosa Springs in 2005. Shaina started working at the San Juan Veterinary Hospital in the spring of 2010 and has also worked at Wolf Creek Ski Area in the ski rental shop since 2005. When she's not working Shaina enjoys spending time in the mountains with outdoor activities such as hiking with her 2 dogs Finn and Raven, rock climbing and skiing.

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  • Amy Wilson
    Hospital Manager

    Amy moved to Pagosa Springs in the summer of 1995. She met her husband Rok Wilson, who is a native to Pagosa Springs, and was married in 1996 and they started a family shortly after. Amy has 2 daughters, Shannel who attends college at Colorado Mesa University, Devin who is a high school student and athlete, and Briggs who is in elementary school.

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Office Hours

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Office Hours

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

FEATURED ARTICLES

  • Sugar Gliders

    Thinking of getting a sugar glider? These tiny marsupials are energetic and friendly, making them popular choices as pets. Though they weigh less than a half-pound, they're more closely related to kangaroos than they are flying squirrels. If you think a sugar glider would make an ideal pet for your family, ...

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  • Feline Leukemia Virus: What You Need to Know

    Feline leukemia (FeLV) is a virus that weakens your cat's immune system. Unfortunately, when the immune system does not function properly, your cat may be more likely to develop other diseases, such as cancer and blood disorders. How Cats Contract Feline Leukemia Cats get feline leukemia from other cats. ...

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  • Feline Stomatitis: Treatments

    Cats rarely display their pain, but cats with feline stomatitis are often the exception. If your cat appears to have mouth pain, is reluctant to eat, doesn't want to groom, is drooling, and doesn't want you to open its mouth, it may be suffering from this debilitating, degenerative oral condition, and ...

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  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy (often referred to as a seizure disorder) is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is commonly controlled with medication, although surgical methods are used as well. Epileptic seizures are classified both by their patterns of activity in the brain ...

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  • Caring for Senior Cats

    Thanks to advancements in veterinary care, today’s cats can live well into their teen years. It is not uncommon for cats to live to be 18 or even older. However, in order for cats to live a long full life, they need proactive veterinary care to stay healthy. As cats age, they are at greater risk for ...

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  • Family Cats and Pregnant Women: Take Measures to Prevent Toxoplasmosis Infection

    Nothing must spoil the joys of becoming a new parent. Not even your pets. But family cats with normal, every day habits can pose a risk to expectant women. Women's immune systems can be disturbed by a parasite carried in fecal matter. If you're the primary caretaker of your family's feline friend it ...

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  • Fish

    If you’re thinking of getting a pet fish, you should know that your veterinarian has a lot of good advice about pet ownership. Fish can be very rewarding as pets, and you just may be surprised about how much fish actually interact with their owners. Here’s more valuable information about choosing ...

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  • Zoonosis

    Zoonosis refers to diseases that can be transmitted to humans from animals. In particular, they occur when an infected animal passes on bacteria, parasites, fungi or viruses to humans through scratches, saliva, feces and urine. Vectors (e.g., organisms like fleas and ticks) can also carry zoonotic diseases ...

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  • Catnip: Why Cats Love It

    Few things stimulate a cat's pleasure faster than catnip. Exposure to this simple herb can reveal a new side to their feline personality. Many cats will go crazy at the smell of this plant. Catnip has a reputation of being a feline drug and many cat owners wonder if it is safe to give it to their pet. ...

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  • Create an Environment Your Cat Will Love

    The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery confirms that feline emotional wellbeing, behavior and physical health are a result of how comfortable they are in their environment. Understanding how our cats interact with their environment can help us create a space for owners and cats to mutually thrive ...

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