VCA Centennial Valley Animal Hospital

Virginia Rickford, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Colorado State University


Dr. Rickford moved to Colorado when she was ten years old and gave up ballet lessons for horses.  She studied microbiology at Colorado State University and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in May 1996.  After graduation, she started her career at a small animal practice in Denver and then joined Centennial Valley Animal Hospital in July 1997.

She thinks the best part of veterinary medicine is the variety of animals that come to the hospital everyday.  Her professional interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, critical care, pain management and avian/exotic medicine.

She spends her free time at home with her husband, 3 daughters, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 1 bird and 1 bearded dragon.  She enjoys gardening, camping, hiking and scrapbooking.



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.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency call us immediately at (303)666-9363. 

During an after hours emergency please call Boulder Emergency Pet Clinic at (303)440-7722 or Alpenglow Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center at (303)443-4569.