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Summer announcement:

Dear Valued Clients, Friends and Family,

I hope this finds you well - it’s time for a summer update here at Fillmore Veterinary Hospital. So far, 2024 is another busy year; plus it’s a year of changes. In our earlier update, I shared with you our transition to paperless electronic medical records. It is going reasonably well and I thank you for your patience during this 1-2 year transition!

Staffing updates: If you have been in over the past 6 months, there are new faces as we have lost people to military transfers, and folks going back to school. We continue to be blessed with new people! 

Dr. Webb will be moving to Bozeman, Montana this summer with his loving wife who will be taking over the Montana Pet Dental and Surgery Clinic. Dr. Webb has been with us for 5-6 years and I thank him for his time of service here as a great general practitioner, in-house dental expert, and ultrasonographer. He recently has been on a sabbatical building hand-made acoustic guitars. You can stay tuned for the future release of Wildflower Guitars, LLC to see his beautiful creations. We will miss him, and I wish him well! Looking forward, we will be using a mobile service so we can continue to offer ultrasounds for our patients in his absence. 

Dr. Karen Ricketts has also ended her time with us and is going in a new direction with her career at Polo Springs Veterinary Hospital. She has been here for about 8 years and I thank her for her years of service here as well. She and I have been friends and colleagues for over 30 years, and that friendship will continue.

For the “Dr. Karen patients”, we understand the relationship you have built with her and we will happily forward all medical records to Polo Springs if you wish to continue seeing Dr. Karen for your pets’ care! Any Dr. Karen clients that would like to stay with the Fillmore family, I am asking for patience as we doctors get up to speed on your pets’ medical conditions. Dr. Hensen, Dr. Lee, and myself will be working additional shifts until we can find another doctor to join us. Our appointment schedule continues to be close to, or completely, maxed out. As long as the “COVID generation” of pets are with us, and as local pet owners continue to leave corporate practices, our ability to take on new clients is difficult. Once our doctor situation stabilizes, we will revisit that issue; I hope by the fall of this year.

As many of you know, I went to a 3 day work week last summer. That change has been good for me personally, and while I will be working extra this summer, my intention is to stay with that schedule for at least a few more years. 

I hope you all have a great summer and get out and enjoy the great outdoors here in Colorado!!


Dr. Cor

At Fillmore Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

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    Fillmore Veterinary Hospital is proud to serve the Colorado Springs, CO area for everything pet related. Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital is run by Cor VanderWel DVM, Karen Ricketts DVM, Connie Lee DVM, and Amanda Hensen DVM all licensed, experienced Colorado Springs veterinarians.

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  • "Dr Cor and the staff are amazing! They've taken great care of both my dogs and my husband's parents dogs as well. You can tell Dr Cor and his staff really care about the animal as well as the owner. I would recommend them to everyone!"
  • "We love Fillmore Veterinary Hospital. They have taken good care of our animals for a long time, and the staff is always friendly and helpful. We would like to especially thank Dr. Alex for going above and beyond as a veterinarian and also a friend. He has sat on the floor and cried with us when we’ve had to say farewell to fur friends, and rejoiced with us over good news. All of our pets love him, and most recently, our big boy, Balto, has needed extra special help due to cancer. Dr. Alex handed over his cancer care to a specialist, yet he remains a concerned and faithful friend who monitors Balto’s treatments and blood work, and encourages us, and stands with us through a really rough time. He always has a kind word and a gentle spirit. Dr. Alex is one of the most compassionate and capable people we know, and we highly recommend him, and Fillmore, to all of our friends. Thank you, Dr. Alex!"
  • "Dr Cor has been my family's vet since the 90s and his staff helped provide shelter info to re-home my mother's cat after she passed. She valued his knowledge and years of experience as a veterinarian. My two furballs see Dr Webb and he is exceptionally knowledgeable as well as patient when it comes to all my feline questions.Thank you Dr Cor, Dr Webb & Staff - JuJuBeans & LuLuBug "
  • "They are like family! I have taken all my dogs to them for 15+ yrs! They would always treat my animals as their own. We just had to put down our last dog, Nicky, our Golden Pyrenees. He was 13 and having hip issues causing him a lot of pain and it was time to let him go. Dr. Alex was so compassionate and loving to both us and my fur baby during the process. I can never thank them enough for all their love and careMaybe we will rescue a dog again in the future and I wouldn’t take my fur babies anywhere else!"
  • "Dr.Cor and staff are amazing. They don’t make you feel like they are rushing you at all. Dr. Cor explains everything to you in English terminology not veterinary terminology so you understand everything that is said and done. The staff Works with you for appointments and return phone calls. I highly recommend Fillmore Veterinary Hospital for your fur babies"
  • "I have been going to Dr. Karen Ricketts since she graduated from Vet School years ago and have known her since she was a junior high student. She is very professional, compassionate, extremely knowledgeable, thorough, loves animals and seeks the best possible outcome for your animal and for you as the owner. I can't recommend her highly enough! And, my dogs have all loved her!"
  • "We love this place; the staff has always been welcoming, professional and friendly!"
  • "Dr Karen is great! With a kind spirit she helps me care for my 12 yr old Chihuahua, with arthritis. We are happy to have met Dr. Karen. My dog Sassy is doing much better in her care. All the young women working around & with Dr. Karen are awesome as well. Thank U Fillmore Vet!"
  • "Dr Webb is an amazing veterinarian, he is very knowledgeable, compassionate and kind. I would choose him to care for my fur babies EVERY TIME!"

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