VCA Thornton Animal Hospital

Katie Powers, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Tufts University


Dr. Katie Powers grew up in Massachusetts with the desire to become a veterinarian as long as she can remember. She attended Williams College where she was a catcher on the softball team and graduated with a BA in Biology. Dr. Powers received her DVM degree from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated as a member of the Phi Zeta Honor Society. She then moved to Denver to complete an intense, year-long rotating internship program in small animal medicine, surgery, emergency and specialty practice at VCA Alameda East Animal Hospital.

Dr. Powers grew up with Golden Retrievers and her family has two, Marley and Meadow, back in New England. She also has two cats, Gus and Rogers. Dr. Powers enjoys being outdoors, trivia, and sampling all the food, drink, and sights that Colorado has to offer.


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 call VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital at 303-366-2639 located at 9770 East Alameda Avenue in Denver, CO; or Northside Emergency Pet Clinic at 303-416-7132 located at 945 W. 124th Avenue in Westminster, CO.