VCA Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado


  • Hospital Manager

    Debra Potts
    School: University of Phoenix, BS in Business

    Originally a Marine brat, Debra’s youth was spent in California, Florida, Montana, South Carolina, and Oklahoma but a summer-long trip to Colorado when she was seven years old was all she needed to know where she would spend her adult life. She moved to Colorado in 1997 and has never looked back! Professionally, Debra obtained her bachelor’s degree in Business with a focus on small business entrepreneurship from The University of Phoenix online. Her varied background includes program and health fair coordinating for a large regional hospital, managing broker for a combination real estate and insurance office, real estate employing broker, hotel/motel general manager, and veterinary office manager. Although Debra has many interests, supporting veterinary professionals providing exceptional care to animals is her professional passion and labor of love so she proudly joined the team at VSNC in 2011. Outside of work Debra enjoys spending time with her children �" Kevin, Hailey, Dalton, Cera Jane, Nala, Hannah, and Leila - some are furrier than others, traveling, camping, volunteering for animal welfare organizations such as ViDAS, and reading.


General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

We are available 24/7 for emergencies.

Please remain calm and call (970) 278-0668 to get advice on your pet's particular situation. We will give you instructions on how to handle your pet while enroute and give you directions to the hospital. Be aware that even a loving pet, when injured and scared, may try to bite. If in doubt, gently place a towel or blanket over the head making sure to provide good air circulation for breathing. This will help settle the animal.

What Is An Emergency?

Bring your pet in to see us if any of the following occur:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Unstoppable bleeding
  • Inability to urinate/defecate
  • Heatstroke
  • Bloated/distended abdomen
  • Inability to deliver kittens or puppies
  • Loss of balance, unconsciousness, or seizure
  • Pain
  • Major trauma/Injury
  • Shock
  • Poisoning
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Lameness
  • Eye injuries, sudden blindness, cloudiness or abnormal discharge.
  • Allergic reactions
  • Diabetic issues
  • Severe lethargy
  • Temperature greater than 104�F
  • Anything else that concerns you