VCA Park Hill Animal Hospital

Christopher Blum, VMD, Medical Director

VMD, University of Pennsylvania


Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Blum received his B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.S. in Physiology from North Carolina State University. Dr. Blum then attended the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2005. After practicing for a year in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Dr. Blum and his wife moved to Colorado where he joined a small animal practice in Golden. After a short time, Dr. Blum became the medical director of the practice for the next 6 years. As surgery had always been an interest of his, Dr. Blum left general practice after 7 years and completed a surgical internship with Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists in Longmont, Colorado. After his internship, Dr. Blum decided to return to general practice along with the knowledge he gained from the internship. Dr. Blum is also certified in veterinary acupuncture and has been offering this treatment modality to his patients for the past 6 1/2 years. In addition to these, Dr. Blum has interest in internal medicine, emergency medicine, and special species (rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, rats, hamsters). On his down time, Dr. Blum likes to garden, ride his road bike, and enjoy time with his wife and their three house rabbits.

Interesting fact: Unlike the rest of the veterinary schools in the country, University of Pennsylvania graduates are designated with a VMD (veterinary medical doctor) as the veterinary school was started with the help of the medical school.


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 the following nearby emergency clinic:

VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital


9770 East Alameda Ave.  Denver, CO 80247