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Banfield Pet Hospital® - Colorado Springs

Banfield Pet Hospital® - Colorado Springs

571 North Academy Blvd | Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Call 719-306-0624
Monday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Early Morning Drop-Off Service
  • Optimum Wellness Plans®
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
Description

A great local veterinarian loves your pet (almost) as much as you do by providing the best preventive pet health care. From nose-to-tail veterinary medical exams to vaccinations, microchipping, dental care and surgery, you’ll find the vet your pet deserves at your neighborhood Banfield Pet Hospital®. We’re committed to partnering with you to ensure your pet’s long-term health and happiness, and your peace of mind with:

• 900+ hospitals with convenient evening and weekend hours
• Optimum Wellness Plans® for affordable and comprehensive year-round care
• Online access to your pet's medical records with membership
• And so much more!

Banfield is here to take the best possible care of your furry family members. We hope to meet you and your pet soon!

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Dr. Justin Rizzardi
Dr. Justin Rizzardi

Dr. Rizzardi was born and raised in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, 45 minutes outside of Pittsburgh, with one brother and one sister. He obtained his undergraduate Bachelors of Science degree from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA and then went on to receive his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Post graduation, he moved to Colorado Springs to start his veterinary career, and joined Banfield Pet Hospital in Colorado Springs in 2009. Dr. Rizzardi is an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan, attending at least one game per year in person and watching as many other games as possible. His other interests include fantasy football, hiking, movies, and reading.

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Dr. Courtney McDonald
Dr. Courtney McDonald


Dr. Courtney McDonald joined Banfield Pet Hospital in June 2009 and in 2010, she moved from an associate doctor to a market level Medical Director. At the market level, Dr. McDonald provided support for over 30 veterinarians and 16 hospital teams. She rejoined her current hospital as Chief of Staff in November 2012. Dr. McDonald is a 2004 graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She also has a Bachelor of Science in animal and dairy science from Mississippi State Universiy. Dr. McDonald enjoys spending her spare time with her husband, 4 dogs, and 2 cats. She appreciates all that Colorado has to offer and enjoys camping, hiking and fishing in her time away from veterinary medicine.

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Dr. Genevieve Grammer
Dr. Genevieve Grammer




Dr. Genevieve Grammer started with Banfield in September 2013, and has a double major in chemistry and animal science with an equine management emphasis. During her undergraduate career, Dr. Grammer spent a semester in Germany conducting research projects with the Hannover Veterinary School and studying zoonotic diseases. She attended veterinary school at Ross University and the University of Missouri, and additionally completed a week internship in Costa Rica at a spay/neuter/humane facility and a month of conservation work in South Africa with various wildlife. In her spare time, Dr. Grammer volunteers with Front Range Equine Rescue and writes a monthly veterinary article in the Western Livestock Journal. She has 2 dogs - a Border Collie (Sailor) and Collie/Shepherd mix (Buster), and a Paint horse (Cheyenne) who she is training in barrel racing and reining techniques.

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Dr. Della Garelle
Dr. Della Garelle

Dr. Della Garelle joined Banfield in May 2016 after a long history of wildlife and zoo medicine. She grew up in upstate New York with 4 siblings and pets of all sorts and sizes.

Dr. Garelle recieved her veterinary degree as well as her B.S. in animal physiology from Cornell University. She followed up with a year long internship in small animal medicine at the University of Pennsylvannia and a second internship at Colorado State University in non- domestic medicine and surgery.

She was the veterinarian at the Cheyenne Mtn. Zoo for 20 years. From Panama to Madagascar to the American prairie, Dr. Garelle has contributed to the conservation of endangered species in the wild. She continues to be involved in veterinary aspects of black-footed ferret recovery efforts.

Dr. Garelle's teenage daughter helps to care for the family dogs, (a Standard Poodle and a Heeler mix) cat, horse and chickens in Manitou Springs.

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Dr. Miles Sklar
Dr. Miles Sklar

I moved to Colorado Springs from north Mississippi in the fall and have been enjoying it since. At home I have two dogs, Louis the terrier and Hiro the corgi they have both adapted from the heat of the south to loving the mountain snow. Out of the clinic I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, seeing concerts and spending time at home relaxing. My favorite part of veterinary medicine is meeting clients and being able to help them by caring for their furry family members.

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