VCA Dakota Ridge Animal Hospital Staff

VCA Dakota Ridge Animal Hospital

Phone: 303-973-0442
Fax: 303-973-0362
12255 West Bowles Avenue
Littleton, CO 80127
Business Hours
Sun Closed

Dr. Christa (Rinehart) Mele
Medical Director

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Caring for pets... and their people, too.

We've proudly served the Grant Ranch, Dakota Ridge, and Ken Caryl Valley communities since 2007.  There is a wealth of veterinary experience at your service! 

At VCA Dakota Ridge Animal Hospital, we look forward to welcoming you, your dog, cat, reptile, bird or pocket pet. Everyone on our staff believes the better we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible healthcare for them. In fact, when you come in, you'll see exactly why our veterinarians are praised for their kind and thorough care. We'll give you and your pet all the time you need, and never rush through an exam. We'll also carefully track the course of your pet's care, which is so important to your pet's long-term health.

In every case, you'll be served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff. Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines

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We see dogs, cats, small exotic pets at VCA Dakota Ridge Animal Hospital.  We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to keep her happy and healthy.  

We have digital radiology (dental and full body) and ultrasonography at our hospital.  

Our services don't end at our hospital doors.  As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 2,000 VCA veterinarians.

If your pet ever needs truly advanced veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help.  These twenty-eight clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as stem cell therapy.

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Dakota Ridge Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives.  To be true to the mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.  And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of veterinarians and board-certified specialists.

Dr. Stephanie Kotas
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Kansas State University

Dr. Stephanie Kotas, a Colorado native, joined the VCA Dakota Ridge team in March 2014.  After practicing briefly in Los Angeles, she is

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Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
303-973-0442 or request an appointment.