VCA Fort Collins Animal Hospital

Laura Tucker, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Western University of Health Sciences


Born and raised in France, Dr. Laura Tucker brings an international flair to our team of doctors. For the last twenty years she has lived and worked in Colorado, and now considers it her home. She studied biology and chemistry in Denver, and obtained the doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Western University in California in 2008. At Western Dr. Tucker was inducted into the prestigious Phi Zeta veterinary honor society. She lives in Loveland with her husband of 18 years, who is a physician in Greeley. They share their home with their sweet and beautiful rats Fiona and Lilly. Before coming to VCA Fort Collins Animal Hospital, Dr. Tucker worked at VCA All Pets Animal Hospital in Boulder. Dr. Tucker is especially interested in feline medicine and surgery. Her passion, however, is rat medicine and surgery. She will see pocket pets such as guinea pigs as well as good-old canines. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, camping, spending time in the mountains, four-wheel driving, and tending to her new vegetable garden.


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, please call one of the emergency hospitals below:

  • VCA Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado - 970-278-0668 - 201 W. 67th Court, Loveland, CO
  • Fort Collins Animal Emergency - 970-484-8080 - 816 Lemay Avenue, Fort Collins, CO