VCA Fort Collins Animal Hospital

Christie Long , DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Colorado State University


Dr. Long hails from the Great State of Tennessee originally. Feeling the need to experience other cultures and see remote and changing places on the planet, she left her job in software sales in 2000 to travel for 13 months. Along the way she was indellibly imprinted with the stories of the people she met, and found herself especially touched by the plight of the animals she saw. Somewhere in the Nepalese Himalayas she vowed to return to school to become a veterinarian. While she often finds end-of-life situations heart-wrenching, she considers herself blessed to be called upon as a trusted advisor to families during difficult times. Dr. Long�s family includes her husband and travel partner, Wiley, their five year-old son, Wiley IV, their dog, Pancake, and their three cats, W.A.S., Sneaky, and Sidh. Away from the clinic she enjoys skiing, running, hiking, backpacking, and traveling to far-off places.


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

-  [ VCA Veterinary Emergency Hospital] [970-278-0668] [201 W. 67th Court  Loveland]

-  [Ft Collins Animal Emergency] [970-484-8080] [816 Lemay Ave  Fort Collins]