VCA Mountainview Animal Hospital & Pet Lodge

Monica Hazelwood, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Colorado State University


Dr. Hazelwood was born in Brooklyn, New York, but grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. She attended Colorado State University for both undergraduate work and to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. In veterinary school her nickname was "Doogie" because she was the youngest member of her veterinary class. Upon graduation, she worked in Emergency for several years at the largest emergency practice in Phoenix, Arizona, and then later switched to daytime practice because she loved building relationships with pets and their owners.

Professionally, Dr. Hazelwood enjoys internal medicine with an emphasis on diagnostic interpretation, feline medicine especially with geriatric cats, and dentistry. She loves to mentor and teach. Recently, she started teaching a 2 hour Pet First Aid and CPR course to various groups in the Denver area.

Dr Hazelwood lives with her husband, Scott, precious baby girl Abigail, her German Shepherd, Pete, her Rottweiler, Ellie Maye and her two cats, Emmie and Scout. She enjoys hiking, country and salsa dancing, and snowboarding (which she is still trying to learn).


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 during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.