VCA Park Hill Animal Hospital

Susan Barden, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Colorado State University


Dr. Susan Barden has practiced small animal medicine in Denver since 2001, previously with University Hills Animal Hospital and Firehouse Animal Health Centers. Dr. Barden received both her DVM and BS in Animal Science from Colorado State University. She serves on the DAVMS board and maintains memberships with the CVMA and AVMA. Her special interests include internal medicine, geriatric/preventative care and acupuncture. She is a long term Park Hill resident and participates on the annual Park Hill Home Tour Committee. Dr. Barden volunteers her time on the Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society board, screening dogs for Children's Hospital Colorado's Prescription Pet Program, Forgotten Felines Rescue and mentoring students with DPS Community Resources Inc. and career fairs. She shares her 1939 Tudor home with her husband, Michael, their boxer, lab mix, kitty and cockatiel. In her free time she enjoys Nosework wit her Labrador mix, hiking, home projects and gardening.


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