VCA Aspenwood Animal Hospital

Denver Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Julie Kelly, DVM

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: Colorado State University
    Graduate School: 1997

    Dr. Julie Kelly has been with VCA Aspenwood since October 2000.  Dr. Kelly truly enjoys general practice but her areas of special interest are Endoscopy, Soft Tissue Surgery, Dentistry and Exotic

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  • Isabel Grillo, DVM, cVMA

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Minnesota
    Graduate School: 2004

    Dr. Isabel Grillo graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She then finished an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Arizona Veterinary Specialist.

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  • Laura Hedlin, DVM

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Iowa State University

    Dr. Laura Hedlin graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. Upon graduation she worked at a general practice clinic in Iowa for 2 years after which she moved onto

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  • Katie Waisanen

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Katie Waisanen will be joining VCA Aspenwood on September 3rd.  Please join us in welcoming her to the VCA Aspenwood family.

    Dr. Katie Waisanen graduated from Shippensburg Universtiy

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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

Find a VCA Specialty Care Animal Hospital near you:


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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.

VCA Alameda East Animal Hospital

9770 E. Alameda Ave Denver, CO 80247


Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado

3550 S. Jason St Englewood, CO 80110


Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital

3695 Kipling St Wheat Ridge, CO 80033


Animal Emergency & Specialty Center

17701 Cottonwood Dr Parker, CO 80134