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What is Small Animal Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation?

The Small Animal Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (SMaRT) service combines state-of-the-art technology with clinical and physical therapy expertise to accomplish even the most challenging diagnosis. We offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatment options for acute and chronic illnesses to improve patient comfort and accelerate surgical or injury recovery time.

Our service is spearheaded by Dr. Felix Duerr, the only small animal practicing veterinarian in Colorado that is double boarded by both the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR).

Sports medicine aims to prevent, diagnose and treat injuries resulting from or associated with sporting and athletic activities. Other areas of this specialty include training and improvement of athletic performance. Rehabilitation aims to restore a patient to previous (pre-injury) health.

Why Might My Pet Visit the Small Animal Sports Medicine Service and Rehabilitation?

  • Sports injury diagnosis, treatment and aftercare/rehabilitation
  • Sports injury prevention
  • Post-operation rehabilitation
  • Chronic arthritis
  • Decreased levels of activity



To make an appointment:
Call us at: (970) 297-5000
Email us at:

Appointments are available on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Follow-ups and other appointments can be made as needed.


 Thank you to our sponsors!

Thank you to our sponsors, Purina and LiteCure for sponsoring our Small Animal Sports Medicine resident, Juliette Hart!​