VCA Thornton Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician

    Brittani Phillipy

    Brittani was born in Arizona but has lived in Colorado most of her life.  She has loved and wanted to work with animals her entire life.  She attended Bel-Rea and interned at VCA Thornton.  She loved it so much she decided to stay.  She currently has 3 cats.

    "Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms" - George Elliot

  • Technician

    Kathy Waltman
    Veterinary Tech School: Pima Medical Institute

    Kathy was born in California but has lived in Colorado for most of their life.  She attended Pima Medical Institute and graduated with honors.  After growing up without animals she now has 3 dogs, 2 cats, and a chinchilla.  Kathy is married with 3 grown children and a grandson she enjoys very much.  In her spare time, she likes reading and crafting of all kinds.  Her goal is to give compassionate care and great client service.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Zoe Becker

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Rishelle Halbert
    Veterinary Tech School: PIMA

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Angelica Ross

    Angelica is 38 years old and has wanted to work with animals all her life.  After raising her two boys (now 18 and 15) and spending more than 20 years in retail she decided to go back to school to get her Veterinary Assistant certificate.  She is now certified and loves her career.  Angelica is happy to be a part of the VCA Thornton Animal Hospital team.


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.