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Happy New Year Friends, Clients and Family!

I hope your holiday season was a blessed one. Thank you all that brought in goodies, once again we were inundated by your generosity, and a New Year’s resolution for me is to now work it off!

Looking back on 2023, thank you so much for your patronage. We wouldn’t be here without you. We had the usual staff changes, but we always seem to be blessed with good new people as others leave. Probably the biggest change was my reduction to 3 work days a week (from 4 or 5), plus the usual one or two Saturdays a month. It was time for me to cut back a bit physically and mentally. Dr. Amanda Hensen joined us at that time and her being here has allowed the new schedule to work. This has agreed nicely with my system, and I figure I can do this for the next 4-5 years. Even though Dr. Webb is on a personal leave of absence from daily patient life; he continues to come in as needed to perform ultrasounds, usually once a week.

The biggest change on the horizon for 2024 is converting from paper charts to electronic medical records. Our launch is coming right up in 2 weeks. I ask for your patience as we convert over. We’re slowing down the schedule for a couple of weeks during the conversion, but hope to get to 100%, or maybe more, by mid-February. During that time we will do our best to accommodate emergencies and urgent medical matters, but with several 24 hour ER clinics now available in Colorado Springs, your pet will get cared for one way or another. 

Again, thank you for your pet care business. With the addition of what we call “the COVID generation” of additional pets/patients, and ongoing corporate dissatisfaction, we still are not able to take on new clients and their pets at this time. Our focus is on previous and existing clients and caring for their pets the best we can. 

I hope 2024 is a good year for all of you, and I look forward to seeing many of you as the year goes on.

Thank you,

Dr. Cor

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

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  • Meet The Team

    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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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "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!"
  • "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!"
  • "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 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 "
  • "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!"
  • "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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