VCA Redmond Animal Hospital

Chelsea Hightower (Newby), DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Colorado State University


Dr. Chelsea Hightower grew up in the wonderful town of Bend, Oregon. She studied biology and Latin American studies at Colorado College and then got her veterinary medicine degree from Colorado State University. After graduation in 2005, Dr. Hightower did a one year internship at the VCA Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle and then joined the VCA Redmond Animal Hospital. She adores working with dogs and cats, but also loves working with the occasional hamster, rat or rabbit. In her time off she enjoys running, skiing, camping and whitewater rafting. Dr. Hightower's pets include a handsome mutt named Smiley, a rabbit named Mr. Tweekers, and a box turtle named Shelly.

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, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.