Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Dakota Ridge Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to the mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet. And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of veterinarians and board-certified specialists.

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Sarah Christiansen
DVM, CVA Medical Director

Dr. Christiansen joined VCA Dakota Ridge as medical director in January 2021. She graduated from Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 before relocating to Colorado. She completed a clinical internship in 2005 and has practiced in the Denver metro area since that time. She earned her certification in Acupuncture in 2020. Dr. Christiansen's areas of emphasis are preventative and internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, weight and pain management, including integrative therapies such as acupuncture, laser, and massage.

In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, skiing, reading, cooking, ...

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Leah G.
Hospital Manager

Leah began her career with VCA in 2009 and has worked for hospitals in California, Kansas and now Colorado. She joined the team at VCA Dakota Ridge as hospital manager in 2017 and works hard to support our doctors and associates. Leah has two dogs and in her time away from the hospital she loves to hike, kayak, attend hockey games (go Avs!) and garden.


Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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