VCA Littleton Animal Hospital

Ruth Parkin, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Colorado State University


Dr. Parkin has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2005. She received her BA in economics from the University of Washington in Seattle and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University. Dr. Parkin is the President and co-founder of ViDAS, a non-profit organization dedicated to animal health through humane control of pet overpopulation in Mexico. ViDAS provides education and safe pet sterilization clinics in impoverished areas of the Yucatan Peninsula. Ruth's professional interests include soft tissue and reconstructive surgery, oncology and volunteer charity projects focusing on pet overpopulation control. Dr. Parkin lives in Denver with her crazy dog Monkey, a 3-legged Rat Terrier mix. In her free time, she enjoys attending Rockies games, playing volleyball, walking the dogs in the park and traveling both near and far.


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 contact one of the following nearby emergency care clinics.

– VRCC -- 303-874-7387 -- 3550 S. Jason Street Englewood, CO 80110

– VCA Alameda East -- 303-366-2639 -- 9770 East Alameda Avenue Denver, CO 80247