Gretchen Bassett, D.V.M
The owner of Arvada Flats Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Gretchen Bassett, grew up within a few miles of the clinic and attended Jefferson County Schools throughout her childhood. Gretchen did her under graduate work at the University of Colorado, Boulder and her Veterinary studies at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins. She enjoys owning a business in the community she grew up in. Gretchen feels blessed to own a business that serves such an outstanding, pet-loving community. She combines her passion with a purpose through her work at Arvada Flats Veterinary Hospital.
Gretchen and her team are a part of our local community. They enjoy fundraising and being an active part of schools and neighborhoods within Arvada and Golden.
These doctors do an outstanding job and their team of staff regularly attends education classes and is always helpful and courteous.
The below links include emails for these doctors. These are strictly for contact with a doctor who has worked on your pet concerning questions about diagnosis.
Kelly Best, DVM - Dr. Kelly Best earned her undergraduate, and then veterinary degree, from Michigan State University in 1997. She moved to Colorado in 1999 and has been residing here since that time. She enjoys the variety that comes with general practice, as well as building relationships with clients and their pets.
Dr. Best shares her life with her husband and two sons, as well as their dog (Ace) and cat (Hank). She enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, biking, and camping with her family.
Wendy Furst, DVM - Dr. Wendy Furst grew up in Phoenix, AZ and went to the University of Arizona in Phoenix. She attended CSU Veterinary School, and graduated in 1981. She has worked with Chinese Shar Peis for 30 years, ever since the first one came to Colorado.
Wendy is an avid Disney fan, loves to garden, and is a cheesecake aficionado. She has 2 cats - a 17 year old diabetic Maine Coon named Chaz, and a 3 year old orange and white trouble maker named Zeus. Wendy and her husband Rich live in Lakewood, and have a wonderful 28 year old daughter, Jane.
Sabrina Stone, DVM - Dr. Sabrina Stone grew up in Antioch, IL. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her undergraduate years. She then took a couple years off to work at a veterinary clinic in Madison before attending veterinary school at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. Sabrina continued to cheer for the Badgers during her veterinary school years, and still does. She began her doctoral career in Pekin, IL for 3 years before leaving the cornfields in favor of the gorgeous mountains here. She is excited to utilize her Illinois medicine upbringing here at Arvada Flats and to build an exotics clientele. Both her and her husband grew up in the Midwest, and both are enjoying all the outdoorsy activities that Colorado has to offer.
Valerie Bender, DVM - Dr. Valerie Bender is from Geneva, Illinois, a suburb outside of the windy city of Chicago. At a young age, Valerie developed a passion for veterinary medicine. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Murray State University, a small school in southern Kentucky, followed by her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 2018. Valerie looks forward to forming long-term relationships with her clients, and believes that client education is an essential aspect of veterinary medicine. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, skiing, and playing tennis with her fiancé, Josh. She also enjoys spending time with family, and playing with her brother’s adorable Great Pyrenees, “Emma”.
You'll find an efficient, highly competent and friendly technician team at Arvada Flats. Most of these technicians have worked at Arvada Flats for a good portion of their career and have become truly an extension of the doctors at this hospital. They seek out regular continuing education and work to provide ease of conversation for owners as well as state-of-the-art anesthesia monitoring, patient care, radiology procedures, and laboratory work. They are a loving, compassionate group and both clients and their pets feel comfort in their care.
Amber Johnson Ryan Harris Jane Evans
Lili Archibeque Marcy Granner Rebecca Castleberry
Katelyn McKendry April Henley Jenna Dalton
Our Front Desk Team
At the front desk of Arvada Flats you'll be greeted by a highly experienced, compassionate team that has worked at this clinic for many years and understands how to help clients when they call with concerns. Whether you're calling or visiting for an appointment, a prescription or with a pet health care concern, you'll find knowledgeable people ready to help you and your pet.
Joanne Hansen Jessica Rojas Stephanie Sylvester
One of the great capabilities of the four experienced doctors you’ll encounter at Arvada Flats, is their ability to work with their clients and patients with an excellent bed-side manner.
We offer giving our clients options for the care of their loved pets, and work to consult with and find specialists to assist you when and if it’s needed.
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