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10140 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Dr. Rachel Hritz was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Colorado State University and continued at CSU to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Her primary interest is oncology, and she feels passionate about helping our patients maintain a good quality of life in the face of chronic disease.

She is an avid fly fisherman and enjoys traveling around the country exploring new places to fish. She also loves skiing, reading, and spending quality time with her partner and three dogs Luna, Leroy, and Earl.

Published Articles

  • Moss AL, Hritz RL, Hector RC, Wotman KL. Investigation of the effects of orally administered trazodone on intraocular pressure, pupil diameter, physical examination variables, and sedation level in healthy equids. Am J Vet Res. 2021 Feb;82(2):138-143.
  • Hritz, R., Mullen, K., Schaffer, P. A., Mason, G. L. Catheter associated air embolism of the brain in a hospitalized horse. Vet. Rec. Case Rep. Read Article


Colorado State University

Bachelor of Science – Biochemistry

Colorado State University

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

Wheat Ridge
Animal Hospital

10140 W. 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033


Vision Statement

Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital will be the premier veterinary hospital in the state, providing unsurpassed veterinary care and client service, offering the best possible clinical outcomes for our patients and an empathetic partner in the process for our clients.

Bill Cicero, BS, MBA, Hospital Director

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