THE SPLOOT DIFFERENCE

From concept to creation, we wanted our Denver, CO veterinary hospital to stand out. Our mission of providing smart, hassle-free veterinary care is embedded in the design of our animal hospital's facilities as well as the customer experience - before, during, and after the visit.
We offer both primary and urgent care for pets and are open every day (holidays included) from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Schedule an appointment and experience the Sploot difference firsthand.
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Warm and Modern Pet Clinics, Built Around You and Your Pet

We value transparency, both in the costs of veterinary services and care and in the treatment process. Gone is the mysterious “backroom” that your pets are taken to for an unspecified amount of time; at Sploot, you will have the ability to watch the treatment process through our glass walls, so nervous pet parents can be with them every step of the way.

Our pet hospital's facilities were created with everything from preventative care appointments to veterinary urgent care and minor surgeries in mind —we’ve invested in top-of-the-line equipment to ensure your pets receive the best pet health care possible.

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THE SPLOOT experience

Different Types of Appointments

Our veterinary hospital offers a wide range of appointments, because we know that every situation is different.

Wellness Appointment

Schedule appointments online or by calling us, we can’t wait to see you.

Vet Urgent Care Appointments

Have an urgent need? You can schedule a same day appointment or just walk-in.

In-and-Out Appointments

These are quick 20 minute appointments, typically for routine services like adult vaccinations and suture removals post-surgery. Our veterinary team will book these for you.

Virtual Appointments

Get care from the couch. These appointments are 20-minutes long, and can only be booked by our team. These appointments are reserved for folks who have previously visited our pet hospital.

Unique Experience

From the moment you enter our animal hospital's waiting room, you’ll notice the Sploot difference.

Animal Clinics Built For Comfort
Check-in Made Simple
Track Your Pet’s Progress
Calming Care for Canines & Cats
Post-Visit Support & Follow-Up

Our Story

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Sploot was founded by pet parents who experienced first-hand the stress of dealing with an unwell pet, compounded by the pressure of unexpected costs. They set out to do veterinary care differently. With its accessibility 365 days/year, modern pet clinics, peak personnel, and seamless in-clinic or virtual care options, Sploot is their vision, realized. Welcome to a revolutionary way of providing veterinary care!

Happier Teams, Happier Pets

Many pet parents are not aware, but medical teams in the veterinary profession are often denied the working conditions and pay they deserve. They are our heroes and we want them to get support and resources they need to thrive. We understand that great care starts with a happy veterinarian and medical team and we put their well-being at the center.

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Medical Team

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Dr. Jessica Apted, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Growing up in Littleton, Colorado in the foothills, Dr. Jessica Apted and her family always had many loving cats and dogs around, which showed her the importance of the human-animal bond. Dr. Apted was able to explore, from a young age, the veterinary field by volunteering at local hospitals and rescues. After graduating from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Apted worked at several small animal general practices in the Denver Metro area. In her free time she enjoys camping, traveling, cooking and spoiling her golden retriever Harley.

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Dr. Sylvia Berns, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Since she can remember, Dr. Sylvia has been inspired to become a veterinarian by her love for animals and her natural ability to care for them. After earning her Veterinary Doctorate at the University of Florida, her passion was driven further by her desire to connect with pet parents and help them to improve the lives of their pets. Dr. Sylvia specializes in dentistry, soft tissue surgery, and preventative medicine. Outside of work she likes traveling, hiking, and brewery hopping with her husband and sweet dogs, Lizzy and Ralph. 

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Dr. Jake Saunders, DVM
Medical Director

Dr. Jake Saunders grew up on a cattle farm in Indiana and has always had a love for animals. He earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida and has extensive experience in emergency medicine and surgery. Dr. Saunders enjoys hiking, climbing, landscape photography, and SCUBA diving. He lives with his dog (Salty), cat (Biscuit), and numerous exotic animals including fish, frogs, geckos, and tarantulas.

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Dr. Christina Mote, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Mote’s interest in veterinary medicine began at a young age when she would sneak outside to feed the raccoons and opossums without her parents’ knowledge. She pursued her interest in animals by receiving her doctorate from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Mote is a small animal practitioner with a special interest in emergency medicine and ophthalmology. When she isn’t loving on your fur babies, she enjoys baking and enjoys time with her fur baby, a troublemaking, senior terrier, named “Charlie”.

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Stacey Lyon-Cronk, CVT
Lead Veterinary Technician

Stacey is a transplant from Upstate New York to Colorado in 2002, and graduated from the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 2009. She spent the first half of her career in general practice, but has since gained extensive experience in surgical and emergency settings. While she loves all dogs and cats, she has a true soft spot for Pitbulls. When she’s not working, Stacey can be found with her husband and 5 dogs enjoying the outdoors camping, hiking, or playing at a dog park.

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Veronica Zayac, CVT
Veterinary Technician

Veronica is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She started her career at a Denver Animal Shelter, where she developed her passion for dental medicine in dogs and cats. She continued to expand her skills working at General Practices.

When she's not caring and loving for animals, she loves gardening, hiking, and spending time with her family. She has a Pug named Winky whose hobbies include eating and sleeping.

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Valeria Valdez
Veterinary Assistant

Born and raised in New York, Val has had experience working in emergency animal hospitals to busy manhattan veterinary clinics for several years. She has a deep passion for animals that started as young as she can remember, always bringing home stray animals or injured wildlife. Patient care and comfortability is what is most important to her and making sure all patients feel safe, comfortable and receive the care they need. She now calls Colorado home and when she isn’t busy loving on animals at work she spends her time camping, hiking, and traveling for live music. Val has a Pomsky No Face, Senior Chihuahua Jane, Cat Spooky and a Sphynx kitten Mew.

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Carly Sullivan
Veterinary Assistant

Carly was born in raised in Chicago, IL. The past two and a half years she lived in South Korea, before moving to Colorado! No matter where she lived she ended up working with animals. From working at a doggy day care to working at a military veterinary office in South Korea, she has always followed her passion to help animals! In her downtime she loves going hiking and going on long stroller walks with her elder beagle mix.

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Stephanie Wolff, CVT
Veterinary Technician

Stephanie graduated from Bel-Rea in 2008 and has worked in general practice with small animals since then. She has had a great love for animals her whole life, growing up with many different kinds of pets. She enjoys time outdoors camping, gardening and some hiking. She has two daughters, two kitties, two dogs, four fish as well as a husband who all keep her very busy and light up her life.

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Destiny Negron, CVT
Veterinary Technician

Destiny graduated from Bel-Rea and became a CVT in 2018.

Since a young age, she knew she wanted to work with animals.

Her main goal is to be the best technician she can be and in the future, she would love to travel the world!

In her downtime she loves spending time with her family, going to concerts, camping & traveling.

She does all this with her faithful and adorable lab mix, Bentley.

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Alaa Atwi
Veterinary Assistant

Born and raised in beautiful Colorado, Alaa has known since she was a child that she wanted to work in the veterinary field. She started working in shelter medicine at 16 years old. Alaa holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Health Care Management and a minor in Mathematical Sciences. She has a cute little fat Tuxedo cat named Sammie whom she rescued. She can’t wait to meet your furry family members and treat them like her own.

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Melissa Mikolajczak
Veterinary Assistant

Melissa was born and raised in Colorado. She attended Community College of Denver to become a Veterinary Technician. She has worked as a veterinary assistant since 2016. During her free time she likes to go camping and hiking with her husband, two dogs, Ajax and Ellie May. When at home she loves spending down time with her kitten Ava.

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Teya Pomeranz
Pet Parents Experience

Teya is a fourth generation Colorado native. She has spent most of her career in animal nutrition and feels strongly about healing the body from the inside. Growing up, she had every pet you can think of which developed her love for animals. Her and her two dogs are avid adventurers that take on the road and travel as much as they can. She also enjoys rock climbing, camping, ceramics, and giving her rescue pups the life they always dreamed of!

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Patricia Hurtado
Pet Parents Experience

Born and raised in beautiful Colorado, Patricia has known she wanted to work with animals since she was a child. She started volunteering at animal shelters and working at boarding facilities. She soon found her love for animal hospitals where she has since been working in various roles for the last five years. When she’s not at the clinic you can mostly find her hiking with her dogs or enjoying time with friends and family. Patricia has two German Shepherd Huskies and a Shih Tzu who keep her busy.

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Kristyn Waggoner
Pet Parent Experience

Kristyn started her journey in the veterinary industry in 2016 and since then has expanded her horizons on animal care and client service. She is an Indiana native and has been loving Colorado for the last decade. Working in various animal clinics as a receptionist and veterinary assistant has helped her gain different insight on pet parents needs. Kristyn is excited about being part of the Sploot team and can’t wait to meet you and your extended 4 legged family! She has 2 kitties at home who keep her busy, Todd and Meeko.

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Sabrina Lopez
Pet Parents Experience

Sabrina is a proud Colorado native. She has loved animals her whole life. With a background in grooming and training, she quickly fell in love with boarding facilities. After working in many different roles at daycares, and animal hospitals, she is excited to start something new with the Sploot family. When she is not working, she is home spending some quality time with her pack of three dogs.

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Lorelei Bagley
Pet Parents Experience

Lorelei is a Colorado native who grew up in a small town in the Northwest corner of the state. Ever since she was a child, she has adored animals and knew she wanted to work with them. Lorelei has previously worked at an animal shelter and managed a doggy daycare/boarding facility and she is now excited to help out pets and their pet parents in the vet clinic. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting, video games, hiking, and spending time with her husband and their two pitbulls, Kiwi and Blueberry.

Leadership Team

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