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                     Fall Hours Start September 1st, 2021

                                                                               Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm 

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

    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

  • 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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  • Dr. Cara Finstad
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Cara Finstad grew up on a ranch in a small rural town in central Texas and spent most of her time roping, showing pigs or playing sports.  She attended Texas Tech University following high school and earned a B.S. in Animal Science while on the TTU horse judging team.  Dr. Finstad was then accepted into the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2018.  She began her career in Ruidoso, NM working next to the racetrack on horses and small animals.  Excited for a new environment, she was eager to begin her employment with San Juan Veterinary Hospital.  Dr Finstad enjoys the challenge and variety in caring for any and all animals that walk through the door.  When she is not working, she enjoys anything that involves being outdoors including team roping, hiking, skiing, and exploring her new home with her horse, two dogs, and three-legged cat.


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