VCA Wingate Animal Hospital

Rand Winton, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Tufts University


Dr. Rand Winton worked for 14 years as a registered nurse prior to returning to school to pursue her life long dream of becoming a veterinarian. Her nursing career saw her in diverse settings from neurosurgery to obstetrics, to intensive care and finally, to the emergency department where she served as the nursing supervisor for five years.
Having made the decision to pursue a new career path, Dr. Winton attended the University of Massachusetts at Boston to complete the prerequisites necessary for veterinary school and finished her last organic chemistry and biochemistry classes just four days before starting classes at Tufts University School for Veterinary Medicine. During her senior year at Tufts, Dr. Winton received special recognition for excellence in large and small animal anesthesia. After graduating with honors, Dr. Winton was accepted into a 13 month rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital, a 24 hour emergency and specialty practice in the Boston area.
Ready for a change after seven years in New England, Dr. Winton relocated to Colorado in 1997 and joined the staff at VCA Wingate. She has retained a strong interest in anesthesia, and also enjoys the "puzzle solving" of complex medical cases.

Dr. Winton shares her home with two cats, three great danes and an English Mastiff of her own, along with whatever fosters need her care. She has a son who lives nearby and enjoys seeing him whenever possible. Since August, 2008, Dr. Winton has served as a co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Big Dogs Huge Paws, Inc., a non-profit rescue specializing in giant breed dogs. She oversees the medical care of all of the dogs in the rescue and has fostered many special needs dogs in order to return them to good health. Her life truly has "gone to the dogs" and she wouldn't have it any other way.

In her professional life and in her charitable work, Dr. Winton has achieved a goal held since early childhood: To help animals live the lives they deserve.


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,

VCA Douglas County Animal Hospital
Phone: 303-688-2480
531 Jerry Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104 

VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital
Phone: 303-366-2639
9770 East Alameda Avenue
Denver, CO 80247