VCA Orchard Animal Hospital

Lisa McCarthy, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Texas A&M University


Dr. McCarthy has been practicing small animal medicine in Texas, Arizona, and Colorado since 1990, most recently at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. Dr. McCarthy received her BS in Chemistry from Sul Ross State University, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University. In 2005, Dr. McCarthy also earned a Masters in Business Administration from Colorado State University. Dr. McCarthy serves on the board of directors, and is an active participant in ViDAS, a non-profit organization providing subsidized veterinary services to impoverished and underserved populations of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Dr. McCarthy is a member of several veterinary professional organizations, including the Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society, the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. McCarthy's medical interests include internal medicine, surgery, preventive medicine, and dentistry. Dr. McCarthy shares her home with two wonderful shelter finds:  a Lab mix named Poppy and Dickie the cat, who thinks he's a dog. Dr. McCarthy enjoys water and snow sports, running events in the summer, and bluegrass music anytime.


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:

VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital

9770 E. Alameda Ave., Denver CO  80247