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Jessica Rychel, DVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, cVMA CCRP

Dr. Jessica Rychel works as both a rehabilitation veterinarian and an emergency vet at VERH.  Dr. Rychel attended Colorado State University to receive her degree in veterinary medicine, and went on to become board certified in veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation (DACVSMR).  Dr. Rychel also has certifications and training in medical veterinary acupuncture, medical massage, small animal rehabilitation, and pain management.  She is passionate about rehab, and returning animals to functional, active, happy pets.  Special interests include feline acupuncture and rehab, treatment of osteoarthritis, supplement and nutrition management and wound management.  Dr. Rychel serves as the director of rehab services at VERH. 

Dr. Rychel loves to spend time in the mountains!  Whether summer or winter she loves skiing, hiking and just being outdoors with her dogs.  Yoga is also a particularly favorite activity for Jessica, as it helps keep her in shape for all that up and down off the floor with her rehab patients!


Dr. Jessica Rychel holding her terrier cross dog Hank.


  • 05/08/15

    Can dogs smile? I am not sure, but Toby, a 4-year-old terrier-street dog mix, was grinning at me from inside his cage. This, despite having a shattered back leg and an abdomen full of blood. Maybe it was the pain meds, but this was one tough dog. Toby was another HBC (hit-by-car) case that unfortunately got in the way of a high-speed, heavy projectile, better known as a moving car.

  • 03/27/14

    Dog owners are aware of the importance of rabies vaccinations and many will also insure that their canine friends are protected against distemper and the deadly parvovirus.   But, when asked about updating their pets with a Bordetella vaccine, a fair number of owners will decline, stating that they never kennel their dogs.  In this story, learn how "kennel cough" is far more complex than you might imagine and how your pet might be at a higher risk than you thought!

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