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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

  • Flying Squirrels

    Much like sugar gliders, flying squirrels make affectionate pets when purchased young and raised by their owner. Unlike sugar gliders, however, flying squirrels are rodents that need veterinary care specific to the species. Your veterinary team can help with the care and treatment of flying squirrels. ...

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  • Fennec Foxes

    Fennec Fox Care Guide With oversized ears and mischievous faces, fennec foxes are cute as can be. But these exotic pets require a lot of care to stay healthy and happy. Health At just three pounds, fennec foxes are the smallest member of the fox family. Native to the Sahara desert, fennec foxes are ...

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  • Domestic Pigs

    Pigs are great for families who want a relatively exotic but easy to care for a pet. Whether miniature, like a pot-bellied pig, or a full-sized animal, caring for a pig is similar to caring for a cat or dog. Health Domestic pigs need to see a veterinarian regularly for vaccinations and checkups. We ...

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  • Skunks

    Home and Veterinary Care for Pet Skunks If you're an adventurous pet owner, you may love exotic animals such as skunks. You'll be happy to learn that skunks can indeed make excellent domestic pets, but only if they receive the proper care to enjoy a happy, healthy life. Your veterinary team can help ...

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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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  • How to Help Your New Cat Feel Welcomed in Your Home

    Adopting a cat or kitten? Here's what you can do to help your cat adjust to its new home. ...

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  • Snakes

    If you’re looking for a low-maintenance pet, then you might be interested in owning a snake. However, there are a few aspects of owning a snake that you need to be aware of before you make this type of commitment. Here’s what you need to know. What to Know Before Choosing a Pet Snake Before you purchase ...

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  • Prairie Dogs

    Prairie dogs are cute, affable creatures. But before taking one on as a pet, check your local laws. In some states, such as Colorado, it's illegal to keep prairie dogs as pets. Mostly, this is because they may spread monkeypox. If you live in a state that welcomes pet prairie dogs, be sure to buy from ...

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  • 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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  • Gerbils

    Gerbils are great little pets for pet owners who don't have room for a dog or cat. They're friendly and fun to watch, but they do take a moderate level of care and investment. If you're thinking of getting a gerbil, here's what you'll need to know to keep him happy and healthy, including giving him a ...

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