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Meet the friendly staff at Mountain Animal Hospital Center and Mobile Veterinarian.

Sheila Fitzpatrick DVM
Owner and Chief Veterinarian

Dr. Fitzpatrick earned her undergraduate studies at Cornell University, majoring in Animal Science, and was on the NCAA Division One ski team. She continued her advanced education at Colorado State University, graduating in 1991 from the College of Veterinary Medicine. 


Following graduation, Dr. Fitzpatrick worked at two orthopedic referral hospitals completing her internship with the reknown orthopedic specialist for pets, Dr. Don Piermatti .

Immediately after her internship, she worked for The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) as a practice consultant, assisting over 350 veterinary hospitals in the USA improve their methods of practice and enforcing the standards of care, outlined by AAHA. Dr. Fitzpatrick has a passion for quality pet care and loved helping other veterinarians improve their standards of care.

In 1993, she founded Mountain Animal Hospital Center & Mobile Veterinarian. She continues to provide top quality veterinary care for all your Vail Valley Pets, large and small!

Dr. Fitzpatrick was born and raised in a small ski town south of Buffalo, New York called Ellicottville. It was here that she developed a passion for skiing, eventually earning a spot in the top ten downhillers in the USA. She later became certified as a coach, and continues enjoying coach younger racers when time allows.

Dr. Fitzpatrick has always cared for animals and grew up riding and showing horses, that passion today as she competes within the western states in the cutting horse competitions. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two cutting horses , Don and Sierra.

In 2007, Dr. Fitzpatrick was blessed with her little angel, Christina. Christina now helps her on all the after hours emergencies and is one of the youngest techs ever at Mountain Mobile Vet!

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