San Juan Veterinary Hospital

2197 E Hwy 160
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147


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 stent in Arizona she returned to Pagosa Springs to practice.

She started San Juan Veterinary Hospital in 1994 and built the new AAHA accredited Hospital in 2003, with the desire of bringing high quality, full service medicine and surgery to this rural area.  She has practiced in a small animal and equine practice her entire career.

Kitzel is married to Derek Farrah and has two children, Megan and Paul.  In her spare time, she loves to train and show reining horses, ski, run and cook.



Dr. Karin Highfield


Dr. Highfield is a Colorado native.  She attended UCCS for her undergraduate studies, and attended Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA for her DVM.  Her veterinary interests include dentistry, exotics medicine, and one-health.

Karin has 2 dobermans, 4 cts, and multiple freshwater aquariums.  She dedicates her free time to wildlife conservation, permaculture and hiking.