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Personalized Veterinary Care for Denver’s Pets

We know you have many options when it comes to choosing a veterinarian for your pet, but not all options offer the same level of care. At Northfield Veterinary Hospital, we take an intimate approach to pet care and strive to make your pet’s visits as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Our hospital is located in Denver in the Commerce CityCentral Park, and Park Hill area, not far from the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. We gladly welcome dogs and cats to our animal hospital, so if you’re looking for a new veterinarian for your pet, we hope you’ll consider us!

Our Commitment to You and Your Pet

Northfield Veterinary Hospital proudly offers high-quality, progressive veterinary care for your dog or cat. Our promise is that your furry family member will receive cutting-edge, compassionate, and personalized attention while in our care. We guarantee that our doctors will meet with you face-to-face to give you all the information you need to make the best decisions regarding your pet’s well-being. We also guarantee that all of us will work hand-in-hand with you to ensure that your beloved companion’s needs are met. From the first wellness check for your new puppy or kitten to managing the challenges of your senior friend, we will be with you every step of the way. We are Northfield Veterinary Hospital, and we invite you, and your four-legged friends, to be a part of our family.

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

Dr. Shelly Sandel
Northfield Veterinary Hospital
8733 E. Northfield Blvd.
Denver, CO 80238

As a full-service, all-inclusive pet hospital under the leadership of Dr. Shelly Sandel, we are your one-stop-shop for all of your pet’s needs. We customize our services to meet your pet’s individual needs and take the time to make sure you have all the information you need about your dog’s or cat’s health status. Some of our services include:

Our veterinary hospital was constructed with you and your pet in mind, thanks to the interior design talents of Kama Weinberger, president and CEO of Q & E Furniture Solutions. Adorning our walls are the primitive, contemporary artwork of Jenny Foster, embellished with bold colors to lift your spirit. For your convenience, we also offer a refreshment station with coffee and water.

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Holly Swing

    Holly has known that she wanted to work with animals since she was a little girl. It goes back to one specific pet her grandma had. She was an older white Boxer named Sarah who had cancer and wasn't able to walk well on her own. At age 7, Holly was helping her to go outside and go potty by trying to lift her hind up with a blanket or towel and assist in walking her. She also loved snow, so Holly would go outside and get bowls full of snow and bring them to her while she lay under a blanket with her and cuddle her. Holly's whole family knew at that point, she was meant to work with animals.

    After only days of graduating high school in a small town called Big Piney, Wy, Holly left and moved to the
    Denver area to give herself more opportunities for furthering her education in animal science. She was able to begin working in the field as a Veterinary Assistant for Banfield Pet Hospital. She finally found Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology and was able to graduate and become a CVT. Holly has been in this field for 6 years and is still enjoying her journey.

    When not at work, Holly spends most of her time with her husband Kyle and their two dogs Chester and Boomer. They enjoy many outdoor activities such
    as hiking, camping and fishing. They also enjoy a simple lazy day indoors and watching movies. 

  • Aleshia Jaramillo
    Veterinary Assistant

    I am a Colorado native who graduated from CSU Fort Collins with a bachelor of science in Zoology.  I interned at the Denver Zoo for two years while also gaining experience in the animal boarding/daycare field as an animal technician coordinator. I dove head first in the veterinary field as a kennel technician working at a large veterinary clinic in Denver. After a few months, I trained to be a veterinary technician assistant and have been focusing on developing good technical skills every day since. I have been an assistant at Northfield Veterinary Hospital since November 2019. When I’m not working, I try to stay active. If I’m not playing grass, sand or indoor volleyball you can find me hanging out with my family, taking care of my 4 dogs and chicken, or out in the mountains finding the best trails to hike. I also enjoy going out, socializing and building genuine relationships.

  • Dr. Shelly Sandel

    Shelly’s journey to becoming a veterinarian was a unique one in that it actually started with political science. After earning her BA in political science from Grinnell College, she enrolled in the University of Wisconsin’s PhD program in Soviet and Eastern European politics. However, with her love and passion for pets, she quickly realized that she needed to shift gears. Shortly thereafter, she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin, where she received the Easterday, B.C. award for top veterinary students.

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  • Dr. Henry Lai

    Dr. Henry Lai is originally from San Jose, CA. He graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California – Irvine and then went on to obtain his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. To obtain further training, Henry completed a rotating internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Denver, CO which included internal medicine, surgery, emergency/critical care, radiology, cardiology, oncology, and anesthesia. Henry is also a member of American Veterinary Medical Association and the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association.

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  • Peggy Schwoob
    Lead Veterinary Technician

    Peggy joined our team in Jan of 2017 pursuing her love of animals and veterinary medicine. She has worked in the veterinary field since 2001, with many of those years in ER. She graduated with her Bachelors degree in Biology from Metropolitan State University in 2006. Shortly after graduating she completed a zookeeper internship at the Denver Zoo. Peggy enjoys working with the great staff at Northfield Vet Hospital, meeting our clients and providing excellent care to our beloved pets.

    Happy mom to “Luna” a Siberian husky and two cats “Genghis Khan” and “Tyler.”

    When not working, Peggy loves to spend time with her husband, fur babies, family, and friends and in the great outdoors!

  • Elizabeth Neat
    Veterinary Assistant

    Elizabeth joined the Northfield team in April of 2016 and has grown with the clinic since the start. Attended Pima Medical institute, where she completed courses for veterinary assisting. She had the chance to work at various animal clinics including 9 months in Tennessee at a large animal hospital. She is very grateful for the opportunity to work in this field, and feels it’s rewarding at the end of the day working with animals and a great crew. She has a son named Jaxson and 4 fur babies, a German Shepard named Rey, a mix bread named Sydney, and two cats named Lulu Poe Daniels and Princess Leila. 

  • Georgia Roberts

    Georgia joined our team in May of 2017.  She has been a Veterinary Technician for 27 years, seven years in  day practice and twenty years as an emergency technician.  She has enjoyed many years in the veterinary field and recently had decided although she wanted a change,  the vet field would always be her calling and became a Receptionist. Georgia enjoys helping clients as well as their pets.

    Georgia lives with her husband Troy of 25 years, her dogs Charlie a Dane mix, Randy a Pit Bull mix, Sunshine a miniature poodle and Tanner a miniature poodle.

    When not working, Georgia enjoys time with her family and fur babies. She also enjoys the great Colorado outdoors, but the Mexico beaches are always on her mind.

  • Akiko Tani

    Akiko Tani joined the Northfield Veterinary Hospital team in October 2018. She is originally from Japan and was working as a veterinary assistant before moving to Colorado in 2010 to further her veterinary medicine education, serving as a head surgery technician for several years before joining our team. She loves and has spent most of her time in the surgery field. She volunteers for different spay/neuter clinics all over the world each year to help save those animals and owners who need help. At home Akiko has a Bernese Mountain Dog named Goma (which means ‘sesame seed’ in Japanese). In her free time she loves to go hiking, snowboarding, cooking, traveling to other states or countries, and driving in the mountains with her husband and Goma.


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Excellent service. Answered my deluge of questions and concerns. Took special time to examine our bulldog and explain the what's and how's. And always a good price. I love this place."
    Ariana T.
  • "As always everyone at Northfield Veterinary were kind and gentle to both patients and their humans. Very professional and caring. Would not go anywhere else."
    Barbara O.
  • "Dr Lai was informative, made the most out of our time, and gave printed information answering my question during my new puppy visit. The print outs allowed me to review again our discussion after I got home. Later when lab work came back positive for giardia, I received quick follow up by phone and meds were made available immediately. I panicked a little and needed follow up advise on the situation and Dr Lai gave calm sound advise by phone. Overall an efficient operation that clearly focuses on the animals health. Very happy I found this office so close to home."
    Ronald C.
  • "Always genuine and superb service. Treated like family and cared for to the best of their abilities. They have squeezed us in at the last minute, gone over numbers and alternatives to make sure I'm just just throwing a bunch of unneccessary money at a problem. They genuinely care and are professional. Thanks for all you do!"
    Patrick H.
  • "We’re so happy we found you again! There’s no doubt that our pets come before anything else with Jen and Dr. Sandel. Thank you!"
    Cherie S.
  • "We just had a consult with Dr. Sandel, what an amazing experience! Jen and Dr. Sandel were so thorough and very informative. They both understood my concerns and addressed my questions while making sure I had all the info needed to make the best decision in how to move forward with my dog’s care. I feel so relieved and will only be taking our family pets to Dr. Sandel. You ladies are amazing! Thank you again!!!"
    Jen B.
  • "The best, most caring veterinary hospital. And they know what they are doing, very very professional. The place is super clean, when I am saying clean, I mean as clean as a human hospital. 10 stars!!!"
    Masha Z.
  • "Dr. Shelly & Dr. Lai are just who we've been looking for in thorough and caring vets. Techs & support staff are courteous & professional. Hope this clinic is the one for our fur babies...finally our 6-year search may be over since moving here."
    K L
  • "Dr. Shelly and team take care of Molly with loving kindness. They always make follow-up calls to make sure she's doing well. I couldn't ask for better care for my best friend."
    Ava N.
  • "Start to finish Northfield Veterinary Hospital was great to work with. The front desk personnel was super friendly, the Vet Tech made our skittish dog feel very comfortable and Dr. Lai was helpful and explained all our options very well. So happy to find this place!"
    Shari C.

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