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Deer Creek Animal Hospital is a busy fourteen-doctor practice with a professional staff of approximately 85 employees. Our AAHA hospital is located in the beautiful foothills of Littleton, Colorado (a southwestern suburb of Denver), which provides easy access to a multitude of outdoor activities and all the comforts of “Big City” life.

The hospital was founded in 1984 and recently expanded to 18,500 square feet. The doctors have special interests which include internal medicine, geriatric medicine, gastroenterology, soft tissue surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, arthroscopy, behavioral counseling and emergency medicine. We also see patients on a referral basis for cardiology, endoscopy, ultrasonography, dentistry and laparoscopic surgery. We were awarded the year 2000 Hospital of Excellence Award from “Veterinary Economics”.

As an extern you will be expected to work from 8:00 a.m. until we finish in the evening according to the hospital’s needs and if more than one extern is here. You will be given a day off during the week which may vary. Your schedule can be discussed by email prior to your arrival or at the time of your arrival. We have some great opportunities for the students during our rotation now. Along with our high caseload of challenging medicine and surgery cases, we are now providing students the opportunity to perform a laparoscopic spay. Students will also gain experience in performing elective surgeries and in some instances more advance surgeries as well. Our philosophy is to give you as much “hands on” experience as your previous course studies allow for. We have a bedroom with a bunk bed, a closet for your personal belongings, a full bathroom, refrigerator, and microwave. Also, because of our limited space, we ask that you do not bring any pets to our hospital during your externship.

This is an outstanding opportunity for you to gain extensive practical small animal clinical experience, and we would be pleased to have you learn with us. If you have any questions you can correspond with Annaliese Lorenzen by telephone or e-mail. Please contact us at 303-973-4200 or by email at [email protected].

Note: Please provide proof of being an AVMA member for liability insurance purposes.

What to bring with you:

  • Surgical scrubs are the dress attire for externs
  • Stethoscope
  • Own bed linen for a full sized bed
  • Warm clothing (even in summer we can have cool evenings)